Manager of Recreation - Town of Canmore

Manager of Recreation

Why work for the Town of Canmore? 
For starters, you can take great pride in our organization, its positive work culture, and our exceptional team of talented professionals, who accomplish outstanding work each and every day for our citizens. Our team is composed of many compassionate professionals who value giving back to the community and are guided by the organization’s core values of Wellness, Respect, Integrity, Service, and Teamwork. As a municipal government organization, the Town of Canmore exists to serve the community and visitors to Canmore. The organization is committed to supporting a triple bottom line sustainable future for all by promoting wellness and active living, being leaders in environmental stewardship, and ensuring the effective and efficient use of taxpayer dollars.

Position Overview: 
Municipal recreation can improve people’s health and well-being, contribute to individual empowerment, and advance community inclusiveness. The Manager of Recreation at the Town of Canmore will work with Recreation staff and the larger organization to realize this potential. We are looking for someone who can motivate a passionate team and lead by example. The role requires the ability to balance advancing operational priorities while navigating political realities. This leader will thrive in times of change and know how to develop new ways of doing things by bringing diverse people and opinions together to find workable solutions to shared problems.
Reporting to the General Manager of Municipal Services, the Manager of Recreation builds community health and wellness, spirit, and culture by planning, implementing, and managing a broad range of community recreation services for the Town of Canmore. This person oversees community programs and services relating to recreation including the day to day operations of Elevation Place. The Manager will lead and implement strategic objectives to ensure recreation services that are inclusive, cost efficient, and managed within a sustainable service level framework.
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This is the perfect hybrid position for someone who possesses both strong people skills and business acumen. The ideal candidate will bring a minimum or 3-5 years previous leadership experience in both managing business operations and team leadership. The position requires someone who strongly values wellness and active living for all. Strong presentation and computer skills are required and previous recreation software experience, specifically Intelligenz software is preferred. In addition, some other requirements include having previous government experience, a post-secondary degree education (recreation, business administration, kinesiology, sports administration, physical education, public administration or equivalent) and certifications in either aquatics and/or fitness sectors are considered an asset.

Salary & Benefits:

  • Salary Range: $111,074.60 to $117,244.40
  • Competitive benefits package & personal wellness plan
  • Generous RSP matching plan
  • EDO-Earned Day Off program

Closing Date for Applications: This posting will remain open until July 13, 2022
How to Apply: To apply, please upload your cover letter and resume (PDF or Word) and click the “Apply Now” button below. To help us learn more about you, in your cover letter please clearly detail the following:

  1. Why do you want to work as the Manager of Recreation for the Town of Canmore?
  2. What skills, experience, and (most importantly) attitude will you bring to enhance the team and enrich our community?Wh

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Organization: Town of Canmore
Location: Canmore, AB
Region: Banff / Jasper / Rocky Mountain House
Professional Category(s): Parks & Recreation
Posted: June 22, 2022, 2:21 pm
Expires: July 13, 2022, 4:30 pm

Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Length: Permanent
Education Requirement: Bachelor’s degree
Job Experience: 3 years to less than 5 years
Rate: $111,074.60 to $117,244.40 Year

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