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Community Recreation Supervisor

September 6 2019
Industries Public administration
Categories HR, Training, Arts, Culture, Recreation, Sports, Organizational Development, Govt., NPO, Social & Community Work
Vancouver, BC

Requisition ID: 14131


The City of Vancouver is striving to become the greenest city in the world, and a city powered entirely by renewable energy before 2050. We are proud to be one of BC's Top Employers, Canada's Best Diversity Employers, and one of Canada's Greenest Employers. With employees that have helped Vancouver consistently rank as one of the world's most livable cities, the City values a diverse workforce which represents the vibrant community we so proudly serve.

Consider joining our committed team of staff and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

Main Purpose & Function

The Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation is seeking three dynamic, forward thinking and experienced individuals to lead the delivery of programs and services at a number of Community Centres throughout the City of Vancouver. As a key member of the Recreation Leadership team and reporting to the Manager of Recreation Services, the Supervisors are responsible for working as the primary City representatives and effective team leads in the coordination, development and management of recreation facilities, programs and staff in the community.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

The Supervisor is accountable for maximizing resources to deliver quality services, meet public policy and key performance objectives. The position leads a large staff team and works closely with a local community association under a Joint Operating Agreement as well as other agencies to develop and provide relevant programs to meet community needs. The Supervisor is responsible for the management of local and system wide program/policy assignments and collaborates regularly with colleagues across the City organization.


Marpole/ Oakridge Community Centre (One year Temporary Full Time Opportunity*)

Nestled at the north end of Oak Park at 59th Avenue and Oak Street, Marpole-Oakridge Community Centre was founded in 1949 and now serves two neighbourhoods of diverse populations and ages. English and Chinese are the predominant languages here, with a wide assortment of programs and services available through the centre. Amenities also include a fitness centre, sauna, and whirlpool and racquet court.

West Point Grey Community Centre (One year Temporary Full Time Opportunity*)

A heritage home, pottery studio, gymnasium and fitness centre make up this community complex located on the West Side of Vancouver. The centre offers an exciting blend of programming in Recreation, Sport and the Arts for all age groups. Programming also occurs at Jericho Hill a local satellite facility.

Champlain Heights Community Centre (Six monthTemporary Full Time Opportunity*)

Located in the South East corner of the city, this centre offers licensed care, senior and family programming. Amenities include a fitness centre, gymnasium, squash/racquet court and sauna.

*with possible extensions


Education and Experience:

  • Post-Secondary Degree in Recreation, Leisure Services or related discipline supplemented by courses or experience in related areas such as leadership, administration, business development, or human resource management.
  • A minimum of 5 years in a leadership role in the recreation field and a proven ability to perform management responsibilities.
  • Demonstrated experience in the areas of staff supervision and labor relations, management of large operating budgets, and effective community development
  • Proven experience working with volunteer boards and community groups are essential.
  • An equivalent combination of training, education and experience may be considered.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge and experience in managing and programming for a wide spectrum of public recreation facilities and service needs, gained through progressively more responsible positions.
  • Demonstrated skills and competencies in the following areas: workforce planning and personnel development, budget development and management, conflict resolution, project management, community engagement and facility utilization
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Business Unit/Department: Board of Parks & Recreation (1400)

Affiliation: Exempt

Employment Type: Temporary Full Time

Position Start Date: October, 2019

Number of Positions: 3

Application Close: September 22 2019

At the City of Vancouver, we are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the community we so proudly serve. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds, including Indigenous applicants, all genders, nationalities and persons with disabilities.

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

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