Reporting to the Parks and Recreation Supervisor, the Recreation Program Coordinator is responsible for the development of recreation/leisure activities, programs, services and special events throughout the County. This includes: direct and/or collaborative service provision, community development and community facilitation within the Community Services Department.
Key Responsibilities Include:
Leadership and Supervision
Recruits, trains, supervises and manages the performance of paid and voluntary leaders as dictated by budget, programming, and community needs
Provides consultation and guidance to community organizations in the recruitment, development and retention of paid and voluntary leaders
Facilitates or provides leadership training opportunities to meet community and internal staff development and certification needs
Ensures risk management and safety standards, which are consistent with County standards and policy, as well as Provincial and Federal legislation are followed for staff and volunteers working in the area and for members of the public participating in programs and services
Responds effectively to difficult, controversial and/or complex issues in regard to public complaints, public behaviour, community relationships, policies and procedures
Administration and Planning
Coordinates and/or actively participates in area, facility, cross department and/or County wide planning, initiatives and meetings
Prepares and monitors annual budget
Negotiates, prepares and implements agreements, contracts, policies and procedures relevant to community organizations, internal operations and corporate direction
Accountable for staff scheduling and approval of area timesheets by approved work plans
Establishes, maintains and analyzes records and statistics for reporting and planning
Analyzes and makes recommendations on fees and charges (rental rates, admissions, passes, program fees, etc.) based on philosophy, policy, expenses, leader/participant ratios, sponsorship levels and/or partnership opportunities
Coordinates the inventory, use and procurement of equipment and supplies used by staff and volunteers in programs
Responds to requests by internal partners, individuals, groups, agencies, media and others for information, referral, presentations, consultation, facilitation, guidance or input in a timely and diplomatic manner
Facilitates the development and delivery of recreation, parks and culture programs, services and events through identified needs, priorities, and strategies
Stays current and connected to market trends, preferred practices and current issues with the industry and uses this knowledge to guide program and service delivery
Ensures adequate measurement tools are in place and implemented to monitor and evaluate programs and services effectiveness and makes changes and alterations as required to maintain relevance
Ensures all programs include the development of lesson plans, setting objectives, success measures, evaluation of effectiveness and improvements for the future
Actively seeks out, establishes, and maintains effective partnerships, alliances and collaborative relationships to enhance program and service delivery and to develop community capacity to expand opportunities.
Initiates processes and strategies to engage participation and identify community needs, interests, gaps, challenges and opportunities and develops strategies to meet these needs in an effective manner.
Ensures that where programs, services or resources are provided or shared, clear expectations and accountabilities are established. Commits department resources within assigned parameters.
Communications, Marketing and Public Relations
Facilitates the promotion of programs, services and events to identified target markets (ie: age, location, interests and ability)
Contributes to effective advertisement including media releases, social media, publications, brochures and community promotion events
Provides education and awareness of the benefits of engaging in healthy activities whether physical, social, creative, educational or spiritual in nature
Prepares reports, statistics and presentations for community organizations, paid or volunteer leaders, departments staff, other departments or Council and its advisory boards
Minimum Qualifications Education/Skills
Post-secondary diploma in Recreation, Community Development, or other related field
Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends
Valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle
Standard First Aid and CPR
Defensive Driving Certification
Clear Child Welfare and Criminal Records Check
Knowledge of Microsoft Office
One (1) year experience working in a similar recreation position
University degree in Recreation or other related field
Knowledge of rural municipal operations, volunteer organizations and community recreation facility operations and programmingExperience
Two (2) to three (3) years’ experience in a similar recreation position
Experience working with
diverse populations (age and culture)
rural community development
delivery of innovative, effective, and efficient community programming
NOTE: Extensive industry experience and past employment history may be considered in lieu of educational qualifications, at the County’s sole discretion.
Shift, evening, and weekend work required.
Work is conducted in both a variety of office and outdoor environments,
Travel is required, including transporting of supplies/equipment to programming sites.
The salary range is currently $66,182 - to $83,790 per year. Yellowhead County offers a competitive benefit package.
This is a temporary position up to a maximum of 18 months. Only those candidates being considered will be contacted.
Salary Range: The salary range is currently $66,182 - to $83,790 per year. Yellowhead County offers a competitive benefit package.
Posted Date: Apr 04, 2022
Closing Date: Apr 08, 2022
Job ID: Competition No. 22-022