Recognized as the “Heart of Silicon Valley,” Sunnyvale is the fifth largest City in the San Francisco Bay area and the second largest in Santa Clara County. Sunnyvale is consistently ranked as one of the nation`s safest cities and one of the best cities in the country to raise a family. In addition to its desirable location, Sunnyvale is also recognized for its park system and public recreation facilities, including 23 prize-winning parks, two golf courses, 51 tennis courts, six public swimming pools, and a Community Center.
Sunnyvale is seeking a visionary and entrepreneurial professional to lead the department through an exciting time of transformation. This transition will include the construction of a new branch library and learning center, planning for a potential new Main Library, and the opening of a brand-new Civic Center. The Department recently created a comprehensive mission and vision statement and is looking forward to a leader who can help finalize a partially developed strategic plan. The ideal candidate will be experienced, thoughtful, and strategic with a track record of proven successes. To lead this department of energetic and creative professionals, the City is seeking a facilitative leader with outstanding collaboration skills and a vision for the future of the services that often define City government for many residents.
The minimum qualifications for education and experience can be met in the following way: a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in recreation, park management, public or business administration, or a closely related field, and six (6) years of broad and extensive experience in all major components of community recreation and/or park management, including at least three (3) years of responsible management experience; or, a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an accredited American Library Association college or university, and five (5) years of increasingly responsible public library management/administrative experience.
The annual salary range for the Director of Library & Recreation Services is $265,786 - $318,944; placement within this range is dependent upon qualifications and experience. In addition to salary, the City of Sunnyvale offers an attractive benefits package.