The role of Director of Recreation, Culture, Tourism and Economic Development here in the beautiful lakeside Town of Sylvan Lake is exciting, challenging and rewarding. This diverse portfolio within our municipality develops and drives the execution of strategic goals for the department and promotes, provides and supports creative and innovative planning and the effective and efficient use of resources to all four divisions. The director is a key member and contributor to the senior management team and the responsible governance and administration of the municipality.
This is a terrific opportunity to work in a professional, team-focused environment. If you have a strong desire to be a major contributor to the success of a vibrant and growing organization and are up to the challenge of taking ownership and wanting to make a difference, this is an ideal situation. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package and strive for work/life balance so that we have time to play, too, in this beautiful lakeside community.
If this position intrigues you, please submit your resume in confidence by September 4, 2022, to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Town of Sylvan Lake is an equal opportunity employer and strongly supports diversity in the workplace; all candidates who are authorized to work in Canada and meet the qualifications are welcome to apply. We thank all applicants for their interest in this position; however only those candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted.
Key Responsibilities Include:
Participates in and contributes to the organization’s strategic planning and governance as directed and delegated by the Chief Administrative Officer.
Leads the development of a department vision and strategic goal setting, ensuring participation by staff and the public as appropriate.
Oversees the planning, development and implementation of all projects, programs and services delivered by the department.
Determines budget requirements through service planning to identify funding requirements for projects, programs and services in the department.
Prepares and manages the department’s operating and capital budgets.
Ensures the department is able to deliver services within budget by monitoring and controlling both revenues and expenditures in accordance with Town policy.
Reports on variances as required.
Ensures cross-department and intra-department impacts are considered in the delivery of projects, programs and services; leads cross department processes when required.
Encourages the development and support of programs, projects, partnerships and other cooperative relationships in the community for service provision.
Oversees the coordination of contractors and equipment to support the implementation of a wide range of facility maintenance, events and construction tasks and projects.
Leads and ensures compliance with safety requirements specific to the Town’s health and safety programs.
Coordinates, promotes and implements health and safety requirements and adherence to Town policies and procedures for employees, contractors, volunteers and public through on-site inspections
Performs incident investigations and completes required documentation
Ensures employees are provided with safety orientation and ongoing training.
Ensures communication with residents, user groups and visitors is at an appropriate level to provide the highest level of customer service possible.
Contributes to the development of department bylaws; policies; operating, risk management and emergency management procedures.
Post-secondary education related to recreation, business or project management is required
Supervisory experience is an asset
Minimum of five (5) years recreation management experience
Experience in a municipal environment is an asset
Experience with various software: audit, recreation programming, project management, etc.
Customer service driven
Able to communicate effectively with staff, peers, and the public under varied circumstances
Ability to organize, supervise, and evaluate the work of staff/contractors and to work with considerable independence
Maintain constructive internal and external relationships
Promote a positive and supportive work atmosphere for all staff
Ability to diffuse conflict situations
Ability to build collaborative relationships with external groups, including contractors, vendors and customers
Commitment to being a key contributor to a culture of excellence
Ensure compliance with operating approvals and applicable legislation