Parks and Recreation Coordinator

Full Time Regular

Tsawwassen First Nation (TFN) is a proud Coast Salish nation with our land base situated in Tsawwassen, B.C. In 2009, the Tsawwassen First Nation Final Agreement came into effect – this treaty was the first modern urban treaty in BC and the first treaty to be successfully negotiated through the BC Treaty Commission process.
Tsawwassen First Nation also became a full member of Metro Vancouver, the first First Nation to do so.  We are now going through a period of revival and renewal as we plan our future and seek opportunities to sustain our growth physically, economically and culturally, for present and future generations.
This is a great opportunity for a motivated individual to make a significant contribution to a world-renowned organization that is growing and providing a bright future for its members and the community it serves.
The Parks and Recreation Coordinator is responsible for creating systems to address current Parks and Recreation demands and pro-actively plan for future growth including developing, implementing and coordinating recreation programs in the numerous parks to be built across the Tsawwassen First Nations community
Specific Responsibilities
  • Advise on parks related issues and needs within the TFN Community as required
  • Working knowledge of organized community recreation principles and practices including the safe and proper use of equipment and facilities within the parks
  • Ability to plan, schedule, implement and lead assigned recreational and leisure programs and provide guidance and assistance to volunteers regarding instructional duties and safe and proper use of equipment and facilities
  • Setting up fee schedules for the various users and groups seeking to rent park spaces throughout the year. Including creating applications and the application process
  • Works closely and proactively with all levels of TFN staff, TFN Community Members, Delta Community, partners, special interest groups, stakeholders, to ensure programs and approaches are aligned to business needs and provides leadership on systems and approaches that will enhance service delivery
  • Ability to develop, draft and maintain various types of promotional materials and publications and create and update the Leisure Guide with pertinent info of Park Programming
  • Must have the ability to prepare and maintain files, records, reports and related material with detail and accuracy
  • Developing policies and procedures related to park use and maintenance.
  • Receiving applications for approval and collecting fees
  • Create and update Leisure Guide with pertinent info of Park Programming.
  • Create and maintain the annual budget and track statistics
  • Exceptional motivation, team building, and interpersonal skills
Working Conditions
The Parks and Recreation Coordinator is required to work a flexible work schedule to facilitate the delivery of Parks and Recreation activities during the day, evenings, and some weekends.
  • 2 to 5 years’ parks administration experience relevant experience or an equivalent combination of education, experience and training.
  • The ideal candidate will have a minimum of post-secondary education in the areas of: recreation, leisure, social and/or event marketing and/or communication, or related disciplines.
  • Demonstrated partnering skills, including collaboratively working with inside and outside stakeholders, positively, proactively and effectively working with the public, TFN staff and user groups.
  • Ability to prioritize work load and manage concurrent projects, to work independently, to perform tasks under periodic work pressure, and to exercise initiative and make decisions in accordance with applicable rules, regulations and policies.
  • Ability to provide outstanding customer service balanced with the application of best practices and organizational policies.
  • Excellent written and oral communications and presentation skills. Proficiency with standard office equipment and computer software including Microsoft Office programs.
  • A valid Class 5 BC Driver’s license. Class 4 a definite asset.
  • Satisfactory Criminal Record Check
Working Conditions
  • Fast-paced, multidisciplinary environment
  • Interaction with community members, public at large, and contractors
  • Constant time pressures to organize and meet deadlines
  • Flexible work schedule required to facilitate the delivery of Language and Culture activities during the day, evenings and some weekends
  • Occasional overtime may be required, once pre-approved
Wages: Competitive pay and a generous benefit package commensurate with qualifications
If you are interested in a challenging opportunity with a leading edge progressive municipal type government, please forward your resume along with a cover letter by email to
Or mail/drop off to:
Human Resources
1926 Tsawwassen Drive
Tsawwassen, BC V4M 4G2
Pursuant to the Tsawwassen First Nation Government Employees Act, first priority in hiring among qualified applicants will be given to Tsawwassen Members, second priority to spouses (as defined in s. 3 (1) of the BC Family Law Act) of Tsawwassen Members, and third priority to members of other First Nations. If you fall within one of these categories and you wish to have this voluntary information considered as part of your application, please indicate the applicable category in your cover letter.
We wish to thank all applicants for their interest; however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview. 

Location: Delta, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Parks & Recreation
Posted: April 25, 2018, 1:49 pm
Expires: May 25, 2018, 4:30 pm