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Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation

Company: The City of La Porte
Location: La Porte
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

*GENERAL PURPOSE.* To lead development activities within the Park and Recreation Department in effort to raise funding for operations, program implementation and park improvements. The position develops, implements, and monitors a comprehensive fundraising plan to expand philanthropic support of the organization - including identifying and strengthening relationships with community stakeholders, actively pursuing, and managing corporate and individual leads, fostering strong donor and sponsor stewardship, and seeking, applying for and managing grant funding. Additionally, this position provides support for all functions of the Department, especially programs and events.

*ESSENTIAL DUTIES OF POSITION *include the following:

Along with the Park Superintendent, design and implement a comprehensive development funding plan annually which improves the fiscal health of the Department and provides future financial resources for growth and expansion. Including but not limited to grant writing and management, corporate/local business giving, annual appeal development and management, and Department events.

Develop strong relationships within the community to foster a positive image such that companies, civic organizations and individuals will make the Department/Park Foundation the local charity of choice for funding.

Act as primary point of contact for funding, donations, and fundraising event inquiries.

Collect, organize, and maintain a complete and accurate database record of donors and funding received. Creates funding targets for Superintendent and Park Foundation. Establishes tracking tools and monitors monthly.

Work collaboratively with fundraising volunteers to offer management, production and oversight of fundraising activities and events, including developing and managing timeline, budget, and evaluation.

Oversee branding, image, and consistency of messaging in all organization materials, including ensuring Department/Park Foundation messaging is updated and accurate in all marketing and outreach materials.

Design and produce annual giving campaign, as well as auxiliary marketing, promotional and outreach materials.

Work collaboratively with staff and volunteers as needed to support functions of the Department, including programs and events.

Work with the Communication Director to develop marketing content, including social media, to promote fundraising, programs, and events.

Perform networking at selected community and leadership events.

Deliver presentations on programs to various community, corporate and non-profit groups as needed.

Respond to email, telephone and walk-in inquiries as needed.

Assist with scheduling of volunteers and staff for events. Ability to adjust schedule as needed, working nights/weekends and limited holidays as scheduled or necessary. Perform other duties as assigned.

*SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES*. Supervises and directs staff and volunteers as related to duties listed above.

*QUALIFICATIONS*. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS KNOWLEDGE and/or EXPERIENCE. High school diploma or high school equivalency (HSE); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. College degree in marketing, management, or another related field preferred but not required. Prior experience in fundraising, park development, coordination and planning are preferred and can be substituted for prior educational requirements listed.

LANGUAGE SKILLS. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Must be able to effectively communicate with public, donors, contacts and other departments within La Porte City Government. Must be able to communicate and demonstrate effective leadership and communication with other members of the team. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision and depth perception.

*WORK ENVIRONMENT*. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment can range from moderate to very loud/uncomfortable. This position will work in a variety of environments including office, clerical and events with occasional exposure to various employee work sites found in city government. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

This employee's work schedule demands availability on evenings, weekends, some holidays, and emergencies.

*CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS *Valid Driver's License.

*OTHER SKILLS, ABILITIES, QUALIFICATIONS*. Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications including Word and Excel; principles of customer service, ability to communicate effectively - verbally and in writing; strong organizational skills; excellent personal, verbal and written communication skills; able to manage multiple projects while meeting deadlines; solid organizational, time management and project management skills required; initiative and collaborative skills indicated; foster and promote business relationships and partnering within the community; comfortable working with people from diverse backgrounds; establish rapport and build on relationships to promote mission of the Department; and good public speaking skills required.

Generous benefit package, competitive wages, employee/dependent clinic, and 15 paid Holidays.

Applications and/or resumes will be accepted through December 9, 2022 on _Indeed, www.cityoflaporte.com/jobs_, or in person at 801 Michigan Ave., La Porte, IN 45350,

_The City of La Porte is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please let us know the nature of your request and your contact information._

_The City of La Porte is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, military or veteran status, disability, sex (including sexual orientation and gender identity), genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a drug-free workplace and conduct pre-employment screening as a condition of employment._

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $47,500.00 per year

Benefits:
* 401(k)
* Dental insurance
* Employee assistance program
* Flexible spending account
* Health insurance
* Health savings account
* Life insurance
* Paid time off
* Parental leave
* Retirement plan
* Vision insurance
Schedule:
* 8 hour shift
* Day shift
* Evening shift
* Monday to Friday
* Weekend availability

Work Location: One location%58047475%

Keywords: The City of La Porte, South Bend , Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation, Executive , La Porte, Indiana

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