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Coordinator - Recreation Programs (Community)

Competition No.: 2020-019
Duration: Temporary Full Time
Salary: $4,715 – 4,908 – 5,113 – 5,323 – 5,547/month (Pay Grade 20) (2019 Rates)
Last Updated: 2/14/20 8:51 AM


The goal of the City of Burnaby and its employees is to consistently deliver first class service and services to our community.  With this in mind, we hire people who share the same passion, those with the drive and determination to grow with and contribute to our already exceptional team.  People like you!

Reporting to the Centre Supervisor 2 – Community, this is recreational programming and supervisory work involved in researching and assessing community recreation needs and interests, and in designing, developing, coordinating and scheduling community recreation programs. A Coordinator - Recreation Programs, under limited direction, is also responsible for the implementation, supervision and evaluation of the programs and for the recruiting, hiring, training, development and supervision of program staff subordinates; establishes and maintains liaison with schools, community groups and agencies, the general public and municipal staff through meetings and conferences and assists in developing community program committees to support in the design and development of services; may assist in the direction of a two or more smaller recreation facilities as required; publicizes and promotes services and programs through presentations, brochures, displays, media and other contacts; processing a variety of fairly routine administrative duties. Considerable independence of judgement, action and initiative is exercised in the performance of assigned duties, within the limits of applicable policies and procedures. Performs related work as required.

Qualifications include completion of a two year Community College program in Community Recreation or related discipline plus sound related supervisory experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Considerable knowledge of the principles, practices and objectives of organized community recreation with particular emphasis on programming; of the recreational needs, interests, resources of the community area served; of the rules, regulations, and procedures governing the work performed. Ability to design, develop, coordinate, schedule, supervise and implement the provision of recreational programs; to plan, assign, supervise and check the work of program staff and to interview, hire and train same; establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, community groups and agencies, the general public and various contacts in the area served, and to assist a superior in directing the operation of with two or more smaller recreation facilities, as required. Experience with administrative duties such as scheduling, record keeping, correspondence, budget monitoring, attention to detail, good written and oral communication skills, pressure tolerance and ability to manage variable work demands are all assets. As is experience working in partnership with community members, groups, organizations, agencies and service providers to develop and deliver recreational activities.

This is a temporary full time opportunity to December 31, 2020.

Please apply by Monday, February 24, 2020. 

Copies of relevant professional certificates, degrees, or tickets will be required at the time of the interview.

Please contact Human Resources at 604-294-7303 if you do not receive a confirmation email within one hour of submitting your application online.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

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Location: Burnaby, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Parks & Recreation
Posted: February 14, 2020, 2:41 pm
Expires: March 15, 2020, 11:59 pm