Recreation Program Coordinator
Regular Full Time
We acknowledge with gratitude and respect that the name Coquitlam was derived from the hən̓ q̓ əmin̓ əm̓ word kʷikʷəƛ̓ əm (kwee-kwuh-tlum) meaning “Red Fish Up the River”. The City is honoured to be located on the kʷikʷəƛ̓ əm (Kwikwetlem) traditional and ancestral lands, including those parts that were historically shared with the sq̓ əc̓ iy̓ aɁɬ təməxʷ (Katzie), and other Coast Salish Peoples.
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!
The City of Coquitlam is currently seeking one dynamic Recreation Program Coordinator within the Parks, Recreation, Culture & Facilities department. As the successful candidate, you will coordinate and deliver a variety of sporting events and tournaments at Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex and the Poirier Forum. You will develop seasonal ice and dryfloor allocation base on the sports organization request and City allocation policy. You also be responsible for supporting the ice recreational programs from time to time.
You will also utilize your strong relationship building skills to maintain effective relationships with a variety of internal and external contacts, as well as to develop interest and involvement from the community in your programs offered. Finally, you will use your excellent oral and written communication skills to communicate your ideas and viewpoints effectively. If you are passionate about community recreation, and working with a wide variety of people, we look forward to your application!
The successful candidate will have completed a university or community college program with a degree or diploma in community recreation or related discipline plus sound related supervisory or volunteer coordination experience. Please note that an equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered. A Driver’s License for the Province of British Columbia (with satisfactory driving record) is required. The successful candidate will be required to work some evening and weekends.
Please note that the following are all considered assets of the position: experience in ice and dry floor allocation, experience organizing special events and tournaments, and experience in working with a variety of sports organizations.
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The CUPE hourly rate of pay is $32.87 – $38.68 (2022 rates) along with comprehensive health & wellness benefits and an earned day off program is offered.
Applicants under consideration may be required to provide a Police Information Check/Vulnerable Sector Check (with no adverse reports).
Please apply online at www.coquitlam.ca/careers by 11:55 pm on July 31, 2023.
The City of Coquitlam is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.