Northwest Arts Center Community Services Manager / Employment

March 9, 2022

Organization Name: City of Bellevue

Organization Location: Bellevue, WA

Type: Employment

Fee: Free


Salary: $86,657.22 – $119,577.69 Annually
Job Summary
Supervises and manages the daily operations of the Northwest Arts Center and other community programs and special events as defined including the 4th of July Special Event. Job duties involve setting program objectives and goals in multiple sites, establishing methods and means of accomplishing program objectives, and implementing policies and procedures. Develops, plans, implements, and evaluates a variety of programs, activities and special events. Works collaboratively with other facility supervisors and managers as well as with local and regional community groups and organizations. Exercises supervision of staff including full time and partially benefitted employees and volunteers.


Varied schedule depending on the program demands of the center and special events. The work schedule will typically be Monday – Friday, and can include early mornings, evenings, holidays and/or weekends. This is an exempt position.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Develops, plans, promotes, implements and reviews a wide range of community programs for all age groups.
Develops policies and procedures associated with facility operations and program implementation.
Recruits, trains and supervises administrative and program staff, including FTE, part-time, and volunteers, as well as participants, instructors and contractors involved in programs.
Develops program and/or facility budgets and tracks revenue and expenditures; develops pricing structure for contractor salaries and class fees. Provides advice and assistance in areas of contract management to staff. Manages assigned contracts.
Develops public relations marketing strategies, presentation and promotional materials, as well as distribution timelines.
Develops, directs and reviews work plans, timelines, goals, outcomes and appropriate measures for the NWAC and other assigned community programs, special events and work units.
Serves as program information resource to City staff, elected officials, and local and regional citizens.
Leads internal city-wide team to develop, manage and support the 4th of July Special Event, coordinating with appropriate City departments, Parks & Community Services employees and external partners.
Supervision Received and Exercised

Works under the general supervision of the Parks & Community Services Assistant Director.
Exercises supervision over program staff, administrative support staff, instructors, contractors and volunteers, as assigned.
Education and Experience Requirements

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in parks & recreation, the social sciences, business or related field(s).
Five or more years of progressively responsible related experience in recreation program planning and management, preferably in the public sector, including supervisory experience.
Experience with the evaluation, development and delivery of community programs and services.
Community special event experience including planning, scheduling, implementation and problem solving.
Or any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Certifications vary on nature of programs supervised.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of program development and implementation, and budget development and management.
Skill in public speaking, negotiating and customer service.
Ability to relate and work with a broad and varied population.
Ability to interpret and apply policies and procedures to ambiguous situations.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Knowledge of current research and trends related to recreation community programs and services and special events for a variety of age groups.
Ability to provide leadership and motivation to staff regarding program goals and performance.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public, other City staff, contractors and community organizations.

Physical Demands

The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work involves walking, talking, hearing, using hands to handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls, and reaching with hands and arms. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
The employee may be required to push, pull, lift, and/or carry up to 40 pounds.
The noise level in the work environment is varied and can be loud at times.

For more information, call Shelley Brittingham at 425-452-5213or via email at For any technical difficulties with your application, please contact the NEOGOV support line at 855-524-5627.

At the City of Bellevue, you’ll be part of a team committed to providing exceptional customer service, upholding the public interest, and advancing the community vision. The five essential and enduring principles that guide our individual actions, our interactions, and our decision making in the City of Bellevue organization is: exceptional public service, stewardship, committee to employees, integrity, and innovation. You’ll work in an environment that is innovative, collaborative, future focused, and committed to excellence. Bellevue welcomes the world. Our diversity is our strength. We embrace the future while respecting our past. It’s what makes the City of Bellevue an exciting place to work, live, and explore.

Have we piqued your interest yet? Come join our team! The City of Bellevue supports workplace diversity. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, genetic information, disability, age, veteran status, or any other protected status. Persons needing assistance with the application process may call the Human Resources Office at 425-452-6838 or If you are invited to participate in the selection process and need ADA accommodations, please notify HR before you are scheduled for an interview or testing.

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