Administrative Services Director

Administrative Services Director
Hayward Area Recreation & Park District
 Hayward, California
Job Description

Administrative Services Director
Hayward Area Recreation & Park District (HARD)
Hayward, California

The Hayward Area Recreation and Park District, known locally as “HARD” is an independent special district created in 1944 by public vote to provide park and recreation services. Located in Alameda County 25 miles southeast of San Francisco, the District encompasses over 100 square-miles and serves 290,000 residents in the City of Hayward and the unincorporated communities of Ashland, Castro Valley, Cherryland, Fairview and San Lorenzo. HARD provides services through 133 full time staff members within an overall operating budget of $33.9 million for Fiscal Year 2021-22 supporting five departments: General Manager’s Office and Administrative Services, Parks and Facilities Maintenance, Recreation, Arts and Community Services, Golf, and Capital Planning and Development. HARD is the largest recreation district in California with over 140 parks, school parks, open space areas, and facilities. The District maintains and operates community and neighborhood parks, recreation and community centers, senior centers, a golf course, sports fields, school park areas, pools, gymnasiums, and other facilities. The District provides recreational programs at its facilities and at other governmental agency facilities. The District provides maintenance of park areas, trees, landscaping, buildings, and other structures at the District’s park sites and facilities. For more information about the Hayward Area Recreation District, please visit

The Administrative Services Department is responsible for supporting the general needs of the District, overseen by the Administrative Services Director, who reports directly to the General Manager, and will oversee the Finance and Accounting Division, the Human Resources Division and the Information Technology Division.

The General Manager seeks candidates with a strong finance background with excellent communication and leadership skills, with experience in budget administration, an understanding of OPEB, bond issuance, development and monitoring of capital budget, equipment replacement and understanding of financial forecasting. Candidates who value internal and external customer service and understand that the Administrative Services Department supports the District as a whole is essential. Candidates who have good people skills, a sense of humor, are good-natured, patient and adaptive, while paying attention to details, make well-rounded candidates.

The annual salary is $198,060 and is currently under review. Placement within this range is dependent upon qualifications.

Please submit your cover letter and resume (including month/year of employment) via our website:
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Feel free to contact Maria Hurtado at (831) 247-7885 if you have any questions regarding this position or recruitment process. Resumes will be acknowledged within 2 working days.

Filing Deadline: January 24, 2022