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Community Engagement Division Manager

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Santa Rosa, CA


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$8,247 - $10,023/Monthly*

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Jan 27, 2022

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Community Engagement Division Manager

$8,247 - $10,023/Monthly*


The County of Sonoma Regional Parks Department seeks a highly experienced Community Engagement Division Manager to join their passionate and dedicated Parks team.


Starting salary is $47.42/hour ($98,971/year) plus a cash allowance of approximately $600/month*


As a senior member of Regional Parks management team, the Community Engagement Division Manager is integral to helping Regional Parks implement its Strategic Priorities. The position oversees a dynamic team who are directly responsible for providing: interpretive, educational, and recreational programs as well as lifeguard, career pathway, and youth crew services. This position also leads a robust volunteer program and liaises with many internal and external partners, including communities that have historically been marginalized from parks. Additional responsibilities of the position include:

  • Coaching and leading teams
  • Collaborating with other managers to develop and implement park programs
  • Partnering with community organizations and funders
  • Designing and delivering special events
  • Developing, tracking, and managing the Division’s budget, including generating revenues and managing expenses
  • Managing risk for a diversity of public programs
  • Participating in organization-wide initiatives on equity and climate resilience
  • Cultivating a culture of inclusion and transparency within the organization

Regional Park's next Community Engagement Division Manager will be an innovative, optimistic, and people-focused leader who is eager to bring park programs to all community members. The ideal candidate will also possess:

  • A passion for and experience in creating innovative programs to connect people with parks and recreation programs
  • Significant experience supervising staff and developing/monitoring budgets
  • Superb public speaking and writing skills
  • Knowledge of how to work with underserved communities
  • Flexibility to adapt and address rapidly-changing priorities
  • Conversational-level Spanish-speaking skills are desired

What We Offer

Working at the County of Sonoma offers expansive opportunities for growth and development, the ability to be a part of a challenging and rewarding work environment, and the satisfaction of knowing you're working to better our communities. You can also look forward to excellent benefits* including:

  • An annual Staff Development/Wellness Benefit allowance up to $1,700 and ongoing education/training opportunities
  • Competitive vacation and sick leave accruals, 12 paid holidays, and an additional 8 floating holiday hours per year
  • Significant portion of health care premiums paid by the County and access to several health plan options
  • County contribution to a Health Reimbursement Arrangement to help fund post-retirement employee health insurance/benefits
  • Retirement fully integrated with Social Security
  • May be eligible for up to 8 weeks (320 hours) of Paid Parental Leave after 12 months of County employment
  • Eligibility for a salary increase after 1,040 hours (6 months when working full-time) for good work performance; eligibility for a salary increase for good performance every year thereafter, until reaching the top of the salary range

*Salary is negotiable within the established range and benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice. For more information, including minimum qualifications, & to apply, visit, or call 707-565-2331. The County of Sonoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity and are committed to having a workforce that is representative of the communities we serve. Apply by 2/16/22

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