Director of Parks, Recreation & Culture - City of Mission

City of Mission

Mission is located in the lower mainland of BC and is nestled on the southern coastal mountain slopes overlooking the lush Fraser River Valley. Mission is a rapidly growing and dynamic community of approximately 40,000 residents located 15 minutes north of the US border and 70 kilometers east of Vancouver. Although Mission is part of a broader metropolitan area, it still maintains its distinct and welcoming small town flavor.

If...working for a growing community and making a difference...
working for a progressive employer in the beautiful Fraser Valley...
working with an exceptional team, appeals to you...
You may be the person we are seeking.


Are you a visionary who is passionate about ensuring citizens are active and connected, and have spaces to exercise, play, and do other activities to improve their quality of life?

The City of Mission is looking for a progressive, innovative, compassionate, results-oriented individual with analytical and problem solving skills to join our Parks, Recreation & Culture Department.

Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, you will provide leadership and oversight to the programs and operations of the Parks, Recreation & Culture Department, including the Mission Leisure Centre, Social Development program, Boswyk Seniors Activity Centre, the Clarke Foundation Theatre, the Youth Centre, Leqamel, Matsqui and Sumas Society (LMS) lands, trails, open space areas and the Hatzic Cemetery. You will provide advice and guidance to the Chief Administrative Officer, senior staff, Council and community advisory committees to assist them in meeting their strategic objectives.

As the successful candidate, you will have a solid understanding of municipal government processes and legislation. You will possess an open, team-oriented leadership style which promotes continuous improvements. You understand the unique environment in which Parks, Recreation and Culture operates, and you are proactive and forward thinking to address these challenges. You have excellent interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to lead and develop a team. You will also have experience successfully working with Indigenous communities.

A distinguished management track record and the ability to develop and maintain positive and collaborative working relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders, including Council and Indigenous communities, are essential for this position as is having a high degree of integrity due to exposure to highly confidential and/or politically sensitive information.

As the ideal candidate, you will have a post-secondary degree from an accredited university with a major in a related field such as Parks, Recreation or Community Development, Business Administration or Public Administration and a minimum of five years of senior management experience in a municipal parks and recreation setting, along with substantial leadership experience. This position is excluded from the bargaining units and offers a wage rate commensurate with your qualifications and experience.

If this career opportunity interests you, please apply via the Careers page on our website (Job ID 2021-06) by Sunday, January 23, 2022 at 4:30 p.m.

We thank all interested candidates however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Organization: City of Mission
Location: Mission, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Category(s): Parks & Recreation
Posted: December 31, 2021, 11:09 am
Expires: January 23, 2022, 4:30 pm

Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Length: Permanent
Education Requirement: Other trades certificate or diploma
Job Experience: 5 years or more

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