Recreation Manager  – City of Port Coquitlam

28 June 2023

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Port Coquitlam

City of Port Coquitlam

Recreation Manager 
(Full Time)

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Job Title:
23-095e – Recreation Manager (Full Time)

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Regular Full Time

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Date Posted:
June 28, 2023

Closing Date:
July 23, 2023

Find out why our AMAZING employees love working for the City of Port Coquitlam!

Affectionately known as “PoCo”, we are an award-winning values-based organization made up of a diverse and dedicated team of people who care deeply about the community they serve.

Are you a seasoned recreation professional with considerable technical and managerial experience?  Has this experience equipped you to effectively deliver a variety of recreation services and manage people, equipment and facilities?  If you naturally connect with people, enjoy the variety and challenge of a dynamic, fast-paced work-environment and are a self-starter who does your best work when the pressure is on, you would be an excellent candidate for us to consider.

The Recreation Manager works collaboratively as a member of the City’s Recreation Department team to ensure the City’s recreation services reflect best practice, align with the needs and interests of Port Coquitlam residents, and contribute to the City’s strategic priorities.  A key responsibility will be to engage with community members, user groups and staff to ensure our recreation programs, services and facilities meet the needs of our community. In addition, the Recreation Manager leads a diverse team of talented recreation professionals in the delivery of a wide array of programs and services. The specific portfolio will be adjusted to best suit the new Recreation Manager’s strengths in areas, including business operations, customer service, facility bookings, special events, and programs for youth.

Our ideal candidate has the following characteristics:

  • A post-secondary degree or diploma in Recreation Management, Facility Management, Public Administration or a related field
  • A minimum of 7+ years’ related experience in recreation management with an innovative approach to dynamic recreation programming and service delivery, ideally in a unionized environment
  • You are passionate about the community benefits of recreation services
  • You have exception relationship building skills and an ability to quickly establish credibility, trust and presene with key community stakeholders and staff
  • You have a passion for growing, developing and empowering staff
  • You have a collaborative and inclusive leadership style yet can be decisive and firm when required
  • You are driven to continually improve the customer experience, successfully engage community members and expect all staff to do the same
  • You have an ability to quickly assess and confirm complex situations through effective listening, consultation, data analysis and critical thinking skills
  • You have strong strategic planning and analytical skills and a track record of implementing best practices and workplace improvements in your area of expertise
  • You are a skilled technical writer who is able to deliver clear, concise reader focused reports
  • You lead with integrity, “walk the talk” and expect the same of others
  • A positive, energetic, “can-do” approach to work

Why should you consider working for us?

  • Our organization is the ideal size for you to make a difference and have an impact
  • We have a strong learning culture and want our people to grow and succeed
  • We take our work seriously, but not ourselves and have a positive attitude about the work we perform
  • We offer a comprehensive benefit package and competitive annual salary ($114,577 to $134,796) and embrace a holistic approach to work and life outside of work

Qualified individuals are encouraged to submit their resumes, along with a one-page letter demonstrating how their qualifications and experience match the position by July 23, 2023 at quoting competition 23-095e.

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and advise that only those to be interviewed will be contacted.
The City of Port Coquitlam will conduct a criminal record check.

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