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Program Coordinator - Aquatics

New Westminster, British Columbia

Number of Openings:  1
Hours per Week:  35 hours per week.
Employee Group:  CUPE, Local 387
Location:  təməsew̓txʷ Aquatic and Community Centre: 65 East Sixth Ave
Competition #:  546
Additional Details:
Program Coordinator - Aquatics
Employment Status: Regular Full-Time
Pay Range: $36.09 to $42.45 per hour + comprehensive benefits
Closing Date: 6/25/24

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New Westminster continues to be a growing and innovative city within Metro Vancouver. The City was awarded a gold award in excellence for policy planning with its Seven Bold Steps to address climate change. Our new təməsew̓txʷ Aquatic and Community Centre embodies this vision and gained recognition as the first aquatic center in Canada to achieve the Canadian Green Building Council Zero Carbon Building standard. The Parks and Recreation Department is seeking an energetic and community-minded Program Coordinator – Aquatics, to support the growth of our community services. You will plan, develop, implement, coordinate, evaluate, and administer one or more segments of a recreation program; plan, assign, supervise, and schedule the work of contractual instructors, volunteers, a small group of full-time staff, and a large group of auxiliary staff. Support our innovative and unique lessons program (Breaking Waves Learn to Swim) and ensure quality instruction. This position will be key in developing and implementing programs at təməsew̓txʷ Aquatic and Community Centre, supporting our two outdoor pools and a wading pool.

If you have many of the following characteristics and qualifications, we want to meet you!
  • Diploma or degree in recreation or a related field and 3-5 years experience in recreation administration and programming, including supervisory experience.
  • National Lifeguard Award Pool Certificate, Water Safety Instructor Certificate, Water Safety Instructor Trainer Certificate, or National Lifeguard Instructor Trainer Certificate (or willingness and ability to obtain and maintain one), Lifesaving Instructor Certificate, Standard First Aid, and CPR Level “C”/AED.
  • Pool Operator 1 & 2 and Occupational First Aid Level 1 are preferred qualifications.
  • Considerable knowledge of programming requirements and standards of leadership and teaching methods and techniques.
  • Considerable knowledge of the philosophy and objectives and the experience to develop and coordinate recreation and community services programs, activities, services, and events specifically emphasizing aquatic program areas.
  • Sound knowledge of the needs and interests of the assigned target groups and the methods of determining those needs.
  • Sound knowledge of community resources related to the assigned program areas, such as government agencies, private corporations and institutions, not-for-profit organizations, and other groups.
  • Sound knowledge of supervisory methods, techniques, and procedures.
  • Working knowledge of policies, bylaws and regulations and the policies and procedures of the Department. 
  • Ability to exercise initiative and judgment and work independently in planning, developing, coordinating, implementing, and evaluating programs and events.
  • Considerable independence in performing assigned duties within the limits of established policies and procedures.
  • Ability to plan, assign, supervise, and evaluate the work of staff, volunteers and contractual instructors and to assist in hiring and training.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with various external and internal contacts and to develop community interest and involvement in programs offered.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally with diverse individuals.
  • Ability to draft budgets, monitor expenditures, and conduct programs within budget allocations and to prepare and maintain reports, records, and correspondence.
  • Ability to maintain control of activities within a facility and to enforce rules with tact and diplomacy.
  • Ability to pass and maintain a clear Police Information Check, including a Vulnerable Sector Check. 

What We Offer:
  • Free staff membership to access Parks and Recreation drop-in services
  • Competitive salary
  • Opportunities for professional development and career growth
  • Employee Assistance Program with free access to counseling
  • Be a part of an inclusive, diverse, and rewarding workplace
  • Work in the beautiful new təməsew̓txʷ Aquatic and Community Centre

*This position requires a flexible schedule, including any combination of hours, weekdays and weekends.

Please apply with your cover letter and resume in one document. 

To support a workforce that reflects the diversity of our community; women, Indigenous Peoples, racialized individuals, persons of diverse sexual orientation, gender identity or expression (LGBTQ2S+), persons with disabilities, and others who may contribute to diversity of our workforce, are encouraged to express their interest.

New Westminster is on the unceded and unsurrendered land of the Halq'eméylem-speaking peoples. It is acknowledged by the City that colonialism has made invisible their histories and connections to the land.

We are learning and building relationships with the people whose lands we are on.

We thank all applicants for their interest and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted