DRC will negotiate with candidate BOQ. The DRC offers employees a wide range of benefits including no premiums for health and dental insurance, vacation and sick leave, FSA contributions, State KPERS retirement program, 100% deferred comp match, wellness plan, cell phone reimbursement and other benefits.
This position would be located at the Derby Recreation Center, literally a hub for fitness and quality of life. We are committed to the health and long well-being of our employees (and their families) and in our experience incoming employees from other organizations experience a notable improvement in their work experience.
4 Year Degree
Who We Are Looking For:
The Director of Marketing is responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive marketing plan for the Derby Recreation Commission. Recruits sponsors for DRC programs and advertising. Promotes DRC memberships and programs to the community. Participates in community economic development programs. Ensures DRC promotional material, advertising and other documents are consistent in format and message. Write content, manage and market Derbyrec.com website and content management system. Manages email marketing.
What Winning Looks Like As Our Director of Marketing:
Works with staff to develop an organization wide marketing plan. Develops timelines to promote yearlong and session marketing initiatives.
Produces quarterly program guide.
Manages and maintains a current website and develops content in a timely manner.
Manages various social media platforms to promote the DRC and works on the XPlor rec software platform.
Produces materials utilized by programmers for promotion of events and programs, including press releases, sponsor request letters and other communications.
Recruits sponsors for DRC programs and advertising. Program includes consistent practices for acknowledging and thanking sponsors.
Reviews organization practices and implements a system to ensure all material produced by the DRC is consistent in format and message.
Promotes DRC memberships and programs to potential users, both individual and corporate.
Produces DRC annual reports and Aquatic Park annual report.
Develops email communication to members, newsletters and promotions.
Develops marketing plans for new programs.
Recruits outside tournaments and other organizations to use DRC and/or City of Derby facilities.
Serves on the Community Marketing Committee with various local entities.
Promotes organizational branding, whereby all services and materials provided by the DRC are clearly identified to users.
Cooperates with Program Director to ensure presentation of DRC programming is consistent, professional and provides customers with a quality experience.
Documents DRC programs and special events with photos and video. Presents these materials to the media, the commission and other organizations to promote the quality of DRC services.
Bachelor’s degree in the area of marketing, communications or closely related field preferred. Professionals with no degree or a degree out of the specified areas may be considered with extensive experience in the field. Professional certifications are also considered in lieu of a four year degree.
5 or more years of experience in marketing. Government and/or recreation background is a plus.
Consistent with the demands of an office environment.
Experience in developing an organization wide marketing plan. Some design capabilities a plus (i.e. Adobe Suite). Personality to market the DRC to advertisers and potential customers. Ability to identify problems and create workable solutions. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively problem solve. Strong planning and organizational skills. Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form. Must be 18 and have a valid driver’s license. Must be able to pass a criminal background check.
About the Derby Recreation Commission:
The DRC was created through a joint resolution between the City of Derby and Derby School Board approved by the voters of USD 260 in April of 1980. The Derby Recreation Commission is an autonomous governmental body governed by a five-member board. The board is appointed by the City of Derby (two members) the school board (two members) and an at-large appointment.
The Derby Recreation Commission operates the Derby Recreation Center, the Oaklawn Activity Center, and the Hubbard Arts Center. The DRC manages Rock River Rapids aquatic center, assist in the maintenance and rentals of High Park and Derby ballfields, maintains a bus/van fleet, and assist with various community projects.
The DRC offers more than 1300 programs and special activities annually. This includes a broad-spectrum including fitness, arts, sports, aquatics, culinary, special populations, and youth and adult recreation activities. It employs 28 full-time employees as well as 350 plus seasonal and part-time employees.
The DRC offers its full time employees a comprehensive benefit package including:
Full paid medical and dental plan for single or family.
Participation in state pension plan (KPERS).
Matching Deferred Comp Program
Free family membership and classes
Flexible Spending Account Program. (Earned through wellness program)
Cell phone allowance for full time staff.
Paid parental leave