Current Postings

Recreation Leader 

1 Regular Full Time
About Us
One of BC’s Top Employers, the City of Coquitlam offers meaningful career opportunities to make a difference within the local community. As the sixth largest city in BC, we are home to more than 150,000 residents. Our diverse municipality is a great place to work as it continues to grow through innovative urban design, inspiring arts, culture and recreation programs, and state-of-the-art transportation systems. Our brand is built on managing our resources in a responsible and sustainable manner, while supporting a vibrant, growing regional urban centre. We envision a bright future in Coquitlam that we hope includes you!
About You / What We Are Looking For
Our Parks, Recreation, Culture and Facilities team is currently recruiting for an enthusiastic and passionate Recreation Leader to assist in the development and implementation of recreational programs and services at City facilities. This position will be located at Pinetree Community Centre and will focus on promoting an inclusive recreation environment for children.
Core responsibilities involve planning, facilitating and directing program delivery; promoting interest and encouraging participation in program activities; providing guidance and advising facility users on specified activities including enforcing rules; and assisting in directing the work of program leaders, recreation instructors, and volunteers.
This regular full time position follows a Tuesday – Saturday shift schedule with one weekday evening required. This schedule is subject to change depending on operational needs.
Minimum Qualifications
The successful candidate will possess some community recreation experience. Other requirements include:

  • First Aid/CPR - C Certification
  • A valid BC Driver’s License (with satisfactory driving record)
  • Access to reliable transportation

Preferred Qualifications
Post-secondary education in Recreation at a recognized Community College would be an asset. Sound knowledge of the recreational needs and interests of Coquitlam residents, the fundamentals of program leadership; recreation instruction; and a strong customer service orientation would be beneficial. Experience working with a variety of ages within recreation facilities, as well as additional training such as High Five Principles and Physical Literacy would be considered assets.
What We Offer:
This CUPE position has an hourly rate range of $30.70 - $36.06 per hour (2024 rates). The rate of pay is based on a variety of factors including qualifications, knowledge, experience and skills.
You will have the chance to join a rapidly growing and diverse team dedicated to supporting the local community, and be able to engage in variety of learning and development opportunities. This position is based in Coquitlam. The City offers an attractive vacation and extended benefits package.
Accessibility / Equal Opportunity Employer
The City of Coquitlam is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer working towards enhancing equitable practices in our recruitment and retention processes. As an organization we are committed to creating an inclusive work environment to support our growing and diverse work force. To learn more about what equity, diversity, and inclusion means, and the City’s efforts in support of these principles, please visit for more information.
If at any time during the application or recruitment process you require additional assistance or an accommodation, please contact our team for confidential support. Staff can also provide in-person support if required.
Applicants under consideration may be required to undergo a police information check and vulnerable sector check (with no adverse reports).
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Please apply online at by 11:55 pm on July 24, 2024.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.