Recreation Director

Town of Deer Lake

Town of Deer Lake

Recreation Director

Deer Lake, with a population of 5,249, is in the western part of Newfoundland and Labrador. It is located on the banks of the lake from which it derives its name, and at the outlet of the upper Humber River. Its history dates to 1922 with the first settlers being loggers and trappers who later took up farming. With the construction of a hydro electric plant came the impetus for growth and now the Town holds the distinction of being the gateway to the famous Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and the island’s Great Northern Peninsula. The local airport, built in 1955 expanded to become Deer Lake Regional Airport in 2007, is one of the Town’s major employers. The airport serves a population of approximately 55,000 from Rocky Harbour to Corner Brook. With its numerous accommodations and restaurants, its accessibility via road and air, and its friendly inhabitants, the Town provides a convenient and comfortable jumping off place for tourist in western Newfoundland. It is close to the urban center of Corner Brook, just 52 kilometres away, and provides quick and easy access to a wide variety of services, attractions and events.
The Town Council is hiring a Recreation Director to provide leadership and direction for the Recreation Department.  Reporting to the Town Manager, the Recreation Director is responsible for the development and delivery of public recreation programs and services focused on youth services, seniors, health and wellness activities and community events. The objective of these duties is to further the growth and development of the residents of Deer Lake in accordance with the service levels approved by Council and within approved budgets. In consultation with the Town Manager and community groups, the Director is responsible for recreation programming, promotion of leadership and volunteer development, and the research and preparation of grant application and fund raising.

This is a fulltime position with competitive compensation commensurate with experience and qualifications and a competitive benefits package.

The ideal candidate for the position of Recreation Director will be a recreation manager with a post-secondary education in the field of Business Management, Recreation, Physical Education, or a related field. They will have four (4) or more years’ experience in a municipal setting as a recreation professional with at least two (2) years management experience. They must have a demonstrated ability to communicate and interact effectively with various groups and organizations, to effectively manage employees and volunteers, and possess tact and discretion to deal with or settle requests and complaints. Any equivalent combination of experience and training acceptable to the Town will be considered. The successful candidate must be willing to live within a fifteen (15) minute commute of Deer Lake.

If you are interested in an opportunity to become part of a dedicated team to provide effective and efficient municipal services and programs, please submit a covering letter and resume. The letter and resume should clearly outline how you meet the qualifications for this position and why you want to work for the Town. Two (2) professional references will also be required. The covering letter and resume is to be addressed to:

LW Consulting
36 Yetman Drive
Mount Pearl, NL, A1N 3A8

Applicants are to submit their letter and resume electronically to by 4:00 pm May 24, 2019.

We thank all applicants and advise only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

Organization: Town of Deer Lake
Location: Deer Lake, NL
Region: Western
Professional Category(s): Parks & Recreation
Posted: May 13, 2019, 11:11 am
Expires: May 24, 2019, 4:00 pm

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