Plan, direct, manage and oversee the activities and operations of the Community Events Division of the Cultural Services Department including the coordination of food, entertainment and security and the scheduling of activities and reserving of sites; coordinate assigned activities with other divisions, departments and outside agencies and provide highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Director of Cultural Services. This is a key, visible leadership position that requires a motivated, dedicated team player/leader who is willing to make a significant commitment to the organization. This requires a tactful individual with strong problem solving, decision making and leadership skills, and demonstrated ability to work effectively with all levels of staff. Must demonstrate the following leadership attributes: Model the example for others to follow; posses an executive view while maintaining direct supervision over staff; inspire others to work towards an exciting future and shared vision; look for innovative ways to improve the organization; foster collaboration and trust and build spirited teams; recognize contributions and celebrate accomplishments.
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university in business administration, recreation planning or a related field, plus seven (7) years event planning experience to include four (4) years direct supervisory experience in a management and/or administrative capacity. Related education and experience may be interchangeable on a year for year basis.
Position requires: Background check, Odd days off.
PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS:
Demonstrate a strong, consistent and positive leadership direction
Operations, services and activities of a comprehensive event planning program
Principles and practices of entertainment and event planning
Recent developments, current literature and information related to assigned recreational programs
Principles and practice of contract negotiation and administration
Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation
Plan, organize, direct and coordinate the work of lower level staff
Select, supervise, train and evaluate staff
Delegate authority and responsibility
Identify and respond to sensitive community and organizational issues, concerns and needs
Coordinate and direct assigned events or services
Oversee the preparation and administration of vendor contracts
Research, analyze and evaluate new service delivery methods and techniques
Communicate clearly and concisely
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work
TO APPLY: All applicants must submit, by expiration date, a City Application. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the application. An On-Line Application Process can be accessed at web site www.cabq.gov/jobs. Applications are also available at the City of Albuquerque Human Resources Department 400 Marquette NW 7th Floor Suite 703, Albuquerque NM 87103. Copies of required certifications, registrations, and/or licenses, if not attached on-line, must be provided at the time of interview. Additionally, if requesting acceptance of post secondary courses/degrees, a copy of your transcript is required at the time of the interview. Failure to complete the application in its entirety will result in disqualification.
NOTE: Your qualifications for this position will be determined on the basis of the information presented in your City application.
VACANCY LISTINGS: May be obtained from the City's website at http://www.cabq.gov and classified advertisements in the Sunday, Albuquerque Journal.