Program Coordinator – District of West Vancouver

19 July 2023

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(Permanent, Full-Time)

Located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded lands of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations, West Vancouver is a vibrant community on the North Shore and home to parks, beaches, and to sports, recreation and arts amenities. Our dedicated staff deliver services, operate facilities and run the programs that enhance the well-being of our community. We are seeking employees with a passion for public service who share our commitment to creating a complete, inclusive and livable community.

The West Vancouver Parks, Culture & Community Services Department has an opening for a permanent, full-time Program Coordinator – Seniors’ Services. Reporting to the Recreation Services Supervisor, this position oversees a wide range of 55+ recreation programs focusing on special events and a variety of general programs. The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Planning, developing, promoting, and supervising a variety of 55+ recreation programs and special events at the West Vancouver Seniors’ Activity Centre – including adult learning, games, music, dance and general programs;
  • Assessing individual and community program needs and interests; working with community feedback; monitoring trends
  • Recruiting, hiring, training, scheduling, supervising and reviewing the work of a large team of subordinates, including non-union casual staff, program instructors and volunteers that are engaged in providing a wide range of 55+ recreation programs;
  •  Exploring, developing, and coordinating community partnerships, including 55+ program service providers and other community groups;
  • Working collaboratively as part of a dynamic team in preparing promotional material and promoting interest and participation in related program areas; preparing budgets, monitoring revenues and expenditures, analyzing statistics, and submitting monthly reports
  • Performing other duties as required.

The preferred candidate will possess: a passion for working with seniors, strong leadership, collaboration, budgetary, organizational, communication and customer service skills; previous experience and proven success in creating and implementing both special events and seniors programs; In addition, an extensive knowledge of the philosophy, principles, practices and objectives of 55+ community recreation programs related to active aging, frail and isolated seniors.

The successful candidate has completed a University Degree in recreation, sports or a related discipline or an equivalent combination of training and experience, a Class 4 Driver’s Licence and a minimum2 years’ experience working with elderly populations. Required certification includes Standard First Aid; and a valid BC Driver’s License and access to a vehicle. Working knowledge of MS Word, Outlook, Excel, software is required. Working knowledge of JDE and Activenet software are ideal.

The successful candidate will be required to supply an acceptable Police Information Check and a copy of their credentials.

This posting does not list all the duties of the position, nor does it fully detail the required skills, knowledge and abilities, licenses and certificates required of candidates. For details please refer to the class specification which is available for inspection in the Human Resources Department and on WestNet.

Position Status:
WVMEA (Union) –Permanent Full-Time

Hours of Work:
37.5 hours per week (hours and days of work may vary)
This is an onsite position. The Seniors Activity Centre is open 7 days per week.

Rate of Pay:
$32.87 per hour
This position has a pay structure with five steps which increase annually.

Closing Date:
11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, July 26, 2023

To Apply:
Please visit the District of West Vancouver’s Career Centre at to apply for this position.

We want to thank all applicants, however only those chosen for an interview will be contacted