Manager of Recreation Services

City of Port Alberni

City of Port Alberni

Employment Opportunity - City of Port Alberni

Manager of Recreation Services

The City of Port Alberni is a vibrant community of 17,500 people. Located centrally on Vancouver Island, Port Alberni is a well-serviced municipality that offers residents affordable west coast living, as well as proximity to oceanfront, lakes, rivers and mountains.  Our dynamic organization provides a full range of programs and services to our taxpayers.

We are currently looking for a Manager of Recreation Services to join our team.  Our ideal candidate possesses a strong background in parks and recreation, is enthusiastic about developing a diverse work team, is keen to facilitate change, and is deeply knowledgeable about our community’s needs. The successful applicant will report to the Director of Parks, Recreation and Heritage and be responsible for all things related to guest services and parks and recreation programming. 

  • Plan, organize, coordinate and direct public recreation operations, services and programs
  • Supervise, both directly and indirectly, the work of parks and recreation staff
  • Assist in preparing operating and capital budgets
  • Liaise with community groups, associations, agencies, clubs and the community at large
  • Assess the effectiveness of all parks and recreation programs and operations, updating our offerings to meet the evolving needs and interests of the community

Qualifications & Experience:
  • Bachelor degree in Recreation Management, Sport Administration or related area of study, plus considerable related administrative, operational and program experience   
  • Proven experience in mentoring, developing and supervising staff teams
  • Demonstrated exceptional interpersonal, communication and leadership skills
  • Strong ability and desire to work in a collaborative manner with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Valid Class 5 driver’s license for the Province of British Columbia

This is an exempt position. A competitive salary is offered in addition to a comprehensive benefit package.  Qualified individuals may apply by forwarding a resume and cover letter by 4:30 pm on November 18, 2019:

Krista Tremblay, Manager of Human Resources

By mail:
City of Port Alberni, 4850 Argyle Street, Port Alberni, BC   V9Y 1V8

Emailed to: 

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and advise that only those selected to be interviewed will be contacted.

Organization: City of Port Alberni
Location: Port Alberni, BC
Region: North and Central Vancouver Island / Sunshine Coast
Professional Category(s): Parks & Recreation
Posted: October 18, 2019, 1:07 pm
Expires: November 18, 2019, 4:30 pm

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