The Town is seeking an energetic and dynamic individual who brings the right blend of experience and personality to the position of Director of Community Services. The successful candidate will be strongly devoted to public service, be team orientated, innovative and result driven. This person will be part of a great team, overseeing the Rotary Spirit Centre, Aquatic Centre, Parks, Playgrounds, FCSS and the Community Assistance Bus for the Town.
You will be working in a vibrant community of 5,100 just 85 kilometres north of Edmonton. We have all the amenities and more. Living in Westlock you can experience live arts, concerts, all sports or belong to one of the multiple community organizations. Town amenities include the Rotary Spirit Centre multi-plex, the Aquatic Centre, skateboard park, ball diamonds, parks and playgrounds. The Town’s strong business sector provides all the services and shopping you will need. Your co-workers are focused on providing great public service and having fun while doing so
Key Responsibilities Include:
Create, nurture, pursue and maintain rapport and positive working relationship with community groups, sports organizations, the business community, and other interested parties to promote community programs, activities and events.
Maintain an effective working relationship with other key personnel, including, but not exclusive to, all Town of Westlock staff and departments, and related provincial and regional associations.
Provide supervision, hiring, training and direction for the Community Service Staff, Custodial Staff in accordance to the contract for Union Employees and the relevant policies for Non-union Employees.
Ensure facility operations, maintenance, development, programming and promotion of Recreation Programs, Aquatic Centre, Rotary Spirit Centre, Parks and Playgrounds.
Oversee the operations of FCSS
Oversee the operations of the Community Assistance Bus
Ensure accurate record keeping, report generation and cash control for each facility.
Access applicable alternate funding sources such as grants, donations and sponsorships.
Prepare budget and control expenditures for the department within the parameters of the budget as approved by Town Council.
Maintain memberships with, and attendance to, all applicable associations, meetings and conferences.
Facilitate ongoing staff training and adherence to accepted safety practices.
Degree or Diploma in a related field i.e. Recreation Administration, Business Management, or equivalent
Five (5) years of applicable management experience in a municipal environment,
Effective written and oral communication skills,
Able to successfully pass a Criminal Record Check and have a valid class (5) driver’s license.