Healthy Living & Wellness Coordinator

City of Kamloops

Position: Healthy Living & Wellness Coordinator (Temporary, Part-Time)

Closing Date: October 19, 2018

About Us

At the City of Kamloops, we are focused on creating the highest levels of service excellence, based on an organization-wide community culture that celebrates the employees who make it all happen. We offer many advantages including ongoing training and professional development opportunities, coupled with exceptional benefits, all in the beautiful natural setting of the BC Interior.

Kamloops is Canada’s Tournament Capital, a family and business-friendly community committed to providing great customer service, enhancing community partnerships, and supporting economic growth. Our 700 employees provide customer services and programs to a local and regional population of 125,000 people. Kamloops provides abundant recreational possibilities for residents and visitors alike, as well as education and culture opportunities and activities.

Healthy Living & Wellness Coordinator (Temporary, Part-Time)

Job ID
1352 (External)

Pay Class

Days of Work

Hours of Work
Monday - Thursday 
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Position Overview
Note that this is a temporary position until approximately April 26, 2019 or return of incumbent.

Performs skilled recreation work of a relatively complex nature under the limited supervision of the Recreation Supervisor - Health and Sport Development. The City of Kamloops provides active engagement in recreation that focuses on the healthy living needs and the well being of its citizens and the community. The responsibilities of the Healthy Living and Wellness Coordinator involve planning, implementing, promoting and coordinating healthy living programs, special events, and activities for all ages and abilities, maximizing the use of City recreation facilities. The incumbent is responsible for hiring and evaluating contract instructors to teach these programs and activities. The work also involves the requisition of supplies; maintaining records; preparing reports, brochures, and advertisements; and acting in a consultative capacity with public agencies and recreation groups. The work involves mostly inside and occasional outside work, with good working conditions, average exertion, and the possibility of incurring minor injuries. The incumbent must take ordinary precautions to ensure the safety of the public and must exercise courtesy and considerable tact with the general public, co-workers, and health and sport-based associations. The possibility of loss or damage from normal error is minor.

  1. Organizes, develops, monitors, and coordinates healthy living and wellness programs and special events in a collaborative manner with other team members of the Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services Department and other health and wellness organizations, with direction from the Recreation Supervisor - Health and Sport Development.
  2. Identifies community development and education needs and opportunities that relate to health and wellness.
  3. Recruits, hires, coordinates, and evaluates program instructors and volunteers, including the preparation of "term certain" and business contracts for new contractors.
  4. Ensures Recreation Assistants have logistical information for all bookings required to support city wide health and wellness programs and initiatives.
  5. Liaises with community and health agencies and special interest needs groups, School District staff, and the general public regarding community health and wellness needs and programs.
  6. Liaises with the Exercise Specialist to organize and deliver educational and informational workshops related to healthy living and well being.
  7. Prepares and organizes distribution of program material for City Activity Guides and other promotional material relating to health and wellness programming, and works collaboratively with the Business and Client Services Division to market and promote healthy living as a lifestyle choice through the local media (radio, newspaper and television).
  8. Identifies and analyzes current available research on healthy living and well being, and monitors trends and demographic shifts that influence program planning in the community.
  9. Prepares program reports as requested by the Recreation Supervisor - Health and Sport Development.
  10. Supports the departmental organizational and operational plan.
  11. Collaborates with team members regarding target demographics, programming, and special event planning.
  12. Provides recommendations related to the administration, management, and programming aspects of the department.
  13. Performs related duties, as required.

Required Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge 
  1. Considerable knowledge of health and wellness program development.
  2. Considerable knowledge of administrative detail and report writing.
  3. Considerable knowledge of computer software programs.
  4. Ability to clearly and confidently present information in diverse environments.
  5. Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  6. Ability to exercise courtesy, tact, and diplomacy when dealing with co-workers, agencies, and the general public, and when representing the department or City.
  7. Ability to motivate, coordinate and assist the activities of staff, contractors and volunteers
  8. Ability to self-motivate and to function with a minimum of direction and supervision.
  9. Ability to identify community needs that relate to healthy living and well being, and create opportunities to fill gaps within the community.

Preferred Training, Knowledge, Memberships, etc.
  1. Certification with either the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) as a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) or a Certified Exercise Physiologist (CEP) OR American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) as a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) or a Health Fitness Specialist (HFS).
  2. Knowledge of CLASS software.
  3. Demonstrated recent experience volunteering in the community.

Required Licences, Certificates, etc.
  1. Completion of Senior Secondary School or its equivalent.
  2. Completion of a post-secondary degree in Physical Education, Human Kinetics, or Kinesiology.
  3. Minimum one year current experience (within the past five years) in the development, organization, and coordination of health and wellness programs within a municipal or public institution setting.
  4. Must possess one of the following current British Columbia Recreation and Parks Association certifications: Group Fitness, Weight Training, or Personal Training.
  5. Current CPR Level C and AED certification.
  6. Valid BC Driver's Licence - Class 5.

For new hires, and for those working in designated positions of trust, including those working directly with vulnerable persons, no formal offer of employment will be made until an applicant completes and passes a criminal record check.
Community and Protective Services 

Position Type
Temporary part-time

Reports To
Recreation Health & Wellness Supervisor 


British Columbia [BC]

Canada [CA]

CUPE Salary

Hourly Wage

Closing Date

Compensation & Benefits Overview

Refer to Article 19(g)(i) in the City of Kamloops/CUPE 900 Collective Agreement regarding Benefit Allowance for part time and temporary employees.

Please note that persons with disabilities who require assistance with the application process may contact the Human Resources Department at (250) 828-3439.

To apply for this position, please visit our website at

Organization: City of Kamloops
Location: Kamloops, BC
Region: Thompson / Shuswap / Columbia
Professional Category(s): Parks & Recreation, Community Services, Health Services
Posted: October 9, 2018, 11:15 am
Expires: October 19, 2018, 4:30 pm

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