Featured Job: Strategic Advisor II - Recreation Division

Seattle Parks and Recreation is seeking a well-qualified candidate to fill a Strategic Advisor II position in the Recreation Division. This position can make a positive and lasting impact across our system of 44 recreation facilities - pools, community centers, environmental learning centers. 

You will be helping to provide opportunities for people to play, learn, and lead healthy, active lives through events and programs, including: 

  • Fitness and recreation programs
  • Childcare and preschool programs
  • Teen drop-in and Late Night recreation programs
  • Swimming and boating programs
  • Community Learning Center programs at middle schools
  • Youth athletics
  • Llifelong recreation programs for older adults
  • Specialized programs for people with disabilities
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You will: 

  • Develop, submit and monitor the division's annual $35 million general fund expense budget, $2.6 million Park District expense budget and $13.5 million revenue budget, which includes monitoring of private and public grant funds. 
  • Provide policy, administrative and operational analysis and develop policy and business practice recommendations for Recreation Division management staff.
  • Research and analyze a variety of administrative and policy issues or problems, collect data, and prepare complex analytical and narrative reports for the Director and other Recreation Division management staff.
  • Work closely with the public, City Budget Office, Mayor's Office and City Council staff in developing policy and operational recommendations.
  • Serve as liaison with other divisions, departments, outside agencies, organizations and community groups.
  • Supervise the Strategic Advisor 1 position, who has a lead role in tracking and monitoring program performance measures for the Recreation Division.
  • and more

The ability to provide clear analytic information and to develop thoughtful recommendations in a fast-paced environment is critical to a candidate's success in this job. You also have:

  • A bachelor's degree in business or public administration, parks and recreation administration, personnel management, planning or other related field and/or a combination of education/training experience that provides the equivalent necessary to meet the business need.
  • Four years' experience in budget management, planning, financial analysis, policy development projects that included a strong public participation component or related field.
  • Financial management experience, knowledge of human resources laws and labor union contracts, policy analysis skills
  • Strong computer skills in MS Word, Excel (pivot tables), and budget software programs.
  • A Washington State Driver's License or evidence of equivalent mobility.

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Additional desired qualifications, position functions and information can be found in the detailed job posting.