Community Recreation Supervisor – City of Vancouver

24 June 2023

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Community Recreation Supervisor

Requisition ID: 38692 

Located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Peoples, Vancouver has a commitment to becoming a City of Reconciliation. Vancouver consistently ranks as one of the world’s most liveable cities and is working towards being the greenest city in the world. Named among Canada’s Top 100 Employers, BC’s Top Employers, and Canada’s Greenest Employers, the City of Vancouver seeks colleagues who can help shape and embody our core commitments to sustainability, decolonization, equity and outstanding quality of life for all residents.

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

Main Purpose and Function
The Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation is seeking a dynamic, forward thinking and experienced individuals to lead the delivery of programs and services at a Community Centre in Vancouver. As a key member of the Recreation Management team and reporting to the Manager of Recreation Services, the Supervisor is 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.
Trout Lake Community Centre: situated in John Hendry Park and in a community that is one of the most culturally diverse areas of the city. The centre’s amenities include a fitness centre, gymnasium, ice rink, meeting and event space and licensed childcare.  

Specific Duties and Responsibilities
The Supervisor is accountable for maximizing resources to deliver quality services and 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. The Supervisor is responsible for the management of local and system wide program/policy assignments and collaborates regularly with colleagues across the City organization.

Education and Experience:

  • Postsecondary 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 labour relations, management of large operating budgets, and effective community development
  • Proven experience working with volunteer boards and community groups is 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, and facility utilization
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

The City’s COVID-19 vaccination policy is currently suspended and as a result, vaccination against COVID-19 is not required at this time. However, should circumstances change and the City deem it necessary to re-introduce such policy, you may be required to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in order to be eligible to continue performing your duties.

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

Affiliation: Exempt 

Employment Type: Regular Full Time 

Position Start Date: August, 2023

Salary Information: Pay Grade RNG-080: $92,864 to $116,070 per year

Application Close: July 14, 2023

At the City of Vancouver, we are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the community we so proudly serve. Indigenous peoples, people of colour, 2SLGBTQ+ persons including all genders and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  Accommodations will be provided upon request during the selection process.Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion

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