Manager Recreation Services - Community Development

From CivicInfo BC - February 13, 2018

Manager Recreation Services - Community Development

Requisition ID:9723


The City of Vancouver is striving to become the greenest city in the world by 2020 and we are proud to be one of Canada's Top 100 Employers, BC's Top 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.

The Manager of Recreation Services Community Developmentinspires and leads a team responsible for developing and delivering recreation services and facilities to meet existing and emerging needs on behalf of the residents of Vancouver, primarily located in the Downtown East-Side. The successful candidate is expected to exercise considerable independence of judgement and initiative, including providing expertise to colleagues and developing policy and plans for Recreation Services. A community-centric philosophy to building capacity through community development is an integral focus of this position. This role actively participates in the development and delivery of strategic plans, policies and procedures and identifying systems to build capacity and service models for sustainable recreation provision in the East Region of Vancouver.

Reporting to the Director of Recreation this position is a key member of the divisions senior management team. The Manager works closely with other senior staff and elected officials and collaboratively with government bodies, local businesses, non-profit associations, and community members; often performing the duties of liaison between the Park Board and other City divisions, strategic community partners and community members.

This position provides direct leadership for union and non-unionized staff responsible for the delivery of community centres/recreation facilities, as well as staff who work within the areas of Community Youth Development, Access Services, Outdoor Sports, Reconciliation and Arts, Culture & Engagement. We are looking for an inspirational leader to be responsible for a team of professionals to guide the creation of development plans and assign work that leverages individual capabilities and learning opportunities. Your knowledge and understanding of community service opportunities and challenges, familiarity with barriers to participation and a community development model for services will help you be successful in this role.

He or She has demonstrated experience in the development and/or effective management of public policies, customer service initiatives, community development and/or business process improvements with the ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships. Your interpersonal skills including a proven ability to articulate ones own perspective and those of others will help you to resolve conflicts and lead problem-solving efforts in an effective and efficient manner, using an interest-based approach.

You will bring a combination of strategic leadership, business acumen, and have a proven ability to effectively manage a wide range of high-profile projects with tight budgets, schedules and deadlines.

Along with a degree in recreation, public administration or other related discipline the ideal candidate will bring a minimum of seven years of experience in progressively more responsible roles within a highly unionized parks and recreation operations environment with a community development focus. As a leader of a diverse workgroup engaged in a range of customer service activities, you have a proven track record as an excellent developer of teams and are able to maximize the engagement and contributions of the team to meet changing business needs.

Business Unit/Department:Board of Parks & Recreation (1400)
Employment Type:Regular Full Time
Application Close: March 4, 2018

The City of Vancouver is always interested in adding high performing team members to its staff. If you would like to be considered for this exciting and impactful career opportunity,please apply on ourcareers site.

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

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