Director of Recreation and Community Services - Town of Torbay

Town of Torbay



The beautiful Town of Torbay is a vibrant community with over 7,899 residents on the Avalon Peninsula of Newfoundland and Labrador.  Torbay is home to over 150 businesses, three schools, and numerous community groups. Situated right on the Atlantic Ocean, Torbay offers breathtaking views in a scenic, rural setting.  Conveniently bordering the capital City of St. John’s, all urban amenities, including major retail centres and an international airport, are within a few minutes’ drive.

The Director of Recreation and Community Services is responsible for the leadership and management of the Town’s Recreation and Community Services facilities, programs, and staff members. The Director leads the design, implementation and evaluation of all recreational programs and associated budgets through managing a diverse team of full-time, part-time and seasonal employees, and ongoing collaboration with community groups.

As a member of the Senior Management Team, the Director contributes to the effective management of the Town, assisting with the development of longer-term policy and management planning to address Council’s strategic priorities. The Director provides support to the Recreation and Community Services Committee of Council, including the provision of expert advice and consultation on issues that arise. 
This is a full-time permanent position.

The candidate should hold a bachelor’s degree or diploma in recreation from a recognized educational institution and have at least five years in a management position with experience overseeing the operation of multiple facilities. Demonstrated knowledge of the fundamental practices in recreation and facilities operations, and experience in leading a committed team and maintaining strategic relationships with community partners are required.

The Town welcomes applications from qualified candidates until Friday, March 5, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. You are invited to email your resume, complete with references and covering letter, in confidence to Ann Picco, Deputy Clerk / Acting Chief Administrative Officer/Town Clerk at

The Town of Torbay thanks all interested applicants. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted

Organization: Town of Torbay
Location: Torbay, NL
Region: Labrador
Professional Category(s): Parks & Recreation, Community Services
Posted: February 24, 2021, 12:08 pm
Expires: March 5, 2021, 4:00 pm

Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Length: Permanent
Education Requirement: Bachelor’s degree
Job Experience: 5 years or more

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