Recreation Manager - Facilities

City of Prince Rupert

City of Prince Rupert

Recreation Manager - Facilities

(Permanent full-time)

Recreation and Community Services

Date Posted:
October 03, 2019

October 25, 2019 at 4pm


Experience the wonder of living in the gorgeous setting of BC’s northwest coast. Our majestic City of over 14,000 (with an annual influx of 250,000 visitors) abounds with natural beauty and includes a bustling waterfront and charming heritage buildings. Affordable housing, ocean views and all the amenities for quality living are at hand.

The City of Prince Rupert requires a dynamic leader to join our management team as the Recreation Manager—Facilities. Reporting to the Director of Recreation and Community Services, the successful candidate will be a change leader with a high degree of initiative. The candidate will be able to adapt to new and different situations that arise when leading teams and projects. This role requires excellent communication and organizational skills, a proven ability to effectively manage budgets, teams and projects, and an acute understanding of recreational facility operations and safety practices.

  • Manage day-to-day facility maintenance operations of the Recreation Complex, including the management of custodial, Icemakers, and maintenance staff
  • Determine staffing requirements for arena, custodial, and building maintenance
  • Work with the management team to recruit, interview, select, hire, and employ necessary staff
  • Oversee the coaching, mentoring, and training of custodial, icemaker, and maintenance staff
  • Working closely with the management team, plan and oversee the annual project plan to ensure effective milestone planning and timely completion of deliverables
  • Participate in strategic planning as directed and translate strategic goals into practical actions
  • Analyze facility operations, identify and remedy areas requiring improvement
  • Review, recommend and implement policies and procedures for changes to improve efficiency
  • Uphold the highest ethical standard and ensure that all employees comply with company policies and procedures through appropriate coaching and leading by example

  • Working closely with the Management team, coordinate all capital projects as part of the annual capital project plan
  • Administer and monitor the facility management software system
  • Develop and implement preventative maintenance and loss prevention strategies to ensure the maximum possible longevity of the Recreation Complex
  • Develop and implement an asset management program for designated facilities
  • Working with the Director, prepare and present budgets, resource allocation, and work processes
  • Ensure the health and safety of all workers and actively participate in the Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee as a management representative

  • Post-Secondary Education in Recreation, Facilities Management, Safety Management, or an equivalent level of work experience
  • Minimum of 3 years in experience in a management or supervisory role with preference for experience in a unionized setting
  • Valid BC Driver’s License--- Minimum Class 5 (Driver’s Abstract Required)
  • Province Of B.C. Refrigeration Operator’s Certificate (Class V) an asset
  • Power Engineer, Class V License (BC Recognized) an asset
  • Pool Operator Level 2 an asset

Education & Experience
  • Strong evidence of knowledge and experience in safety management and risk management
  • Strong evidence of knowledge and experience in facility operations, including ammonia plant operations, swimming pool chemical and filtration systems, and building system management software

  • Effective leadership skills, with a strong focus on mentoring and motivation of employees
  • Experience with coaching and employee development
  • Ability to delegate, set expectations, and monitor progress of direct reports

Change Management
  • Ability to initiate and model positive change
  • Ability to plan, organize, develop, implement, and interpret goals, objectives, and policies
  • Ability to identify issues and implement creative and strategic solutions to overcome challenges

Resource & Fiscal Management
  • Demonstrated project and financial management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to follow coordinate a project in a public administration setting

Conflict Management
  • Views conflicts as opportunities, reads situations quickly, can work through difficult situations and settle disputes equitably
  • Ability to remain calm and poised in urgent situations

Please submit your cover letter and resume with your salary expectations to:

David Geronazzo, Director of Recreation and Community Services
City of Prince Rupert
1000 McBride Street,
Prince Rupert, BC, V8J 3H2
Fax: 250-627-0999

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Organization: City of Prince Rupert
Location: Prince Rupert, BC
Region: North Coast / Nechako
Professional Category(s): Parks & Recreation, Facilities Maintenance, Facilities Management/Development
Posted: October 4, 2019, 12:33 pm
Expires: October 25, 2019, 4:00 pm

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