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Chief Executive Officer
The 32nd District Agricultural Association / OC Fair & Event Center (OCFEC)
Chief Executive Officer
The 32nd District Agricultural Association, also known as the OC Fair & Event Center (OCFEC) is, by statute, an institution of the State of California, under the jurisdiction of the California Department of Food & Agriculture. The governing authority is a 9-member Board of Directors, each appointed for a 4-year term by the Governor of California. The individual directors serve without pay. The OC Fair & Event Center is located on 150 acres in Costa Mesa, California. With an annual budget of $37.2 million, the organization employs 90 full-time civil service employees. On a yearround basis the organization also employs 150 parttime, seasonal staff, and 1,300 additional part-time staff members at fair-time.
The OC Fair ranks in the Top 10 USA Fairs and Top Three in California.
The Chief Executive Officer of the 32nd District Agricultural Association is an officer appointed by and reporting to the Board of Directors. The CEO plans, organizes, implements, and administers the development and utilization of fairground facilities and programs, providing the public with a variety of entertainment, social, educational, cultural and recreational activities. The successful candidate will be a proven LEADER able to communicate effectively with other agencies, staff and the community at large using collaboration and respect to engage and build trust and support. The Board of Directors requires the CEO to demonstrate strong abilities in leadership, administration and management, financial accounting, strategic planning, marketing, facility improvements, community outreach, and public and employee relations.
The CEO of the OC Fair & Event Center must be a highly skilled individual with extensive management and administrative skills and a strong understanding of the practices and principles of Fair and/or other business event and facilities management; including public relations, personnel and financial administration, contract negotiation and administration, property management and event facility management practices.
The ideal candidate will have 7 years of experience in an executive management position with an organization having a minimum of 100 employees. Experience working with a board of directors and a college degree are required.
To be considered, please submit a resume, cover letter, current salary, and 10 work related references (who will NOT be contacted in the early stages of the recruitment). Resumes should reflect years and months of positions held, as well as size of staff and budgets you have managed. Forward materials to:
To view an online brochure for this position visit: www.cpshr.us/search
The OC Fair & Event Center is an equal opportunity employer.
Contact: Frank Rojas
Contact Email: email@example.com
Industry: Public Sector
Manages Others: yes
Deadline Information: Monday, September 1, 2014 at 5pm
Salary Range: $120,513 - $147,844
Benefits: This includes a 20% recruitment/retention pay differential and monthly car allowance. The Association offers an attractive benefit package.
Job Duration/Time: Full-time