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Recreation Program Specialist At City of Calgary

Location: Calgary, Alberta

Job Description

If you are committed to public service, enjoy collaborating with others, share our values and have a desire to learn and grow, join The City of Calgary. City employees deliver the services, run the programs and operate the facilities which make a difference in our community. We support work-life balance and offer competitive wages, pensions, and benefits. Together we make Calgary a great place to make a living, a great place to make a life.

As a Recreation Program Specialist you will work as part of a talented and dedicated team to provide programs and services for citizens of Calgary that enrich their lives through physical activity, creativity and wellness opportunities. Primary duties include:
  • Research, analyze current trends, develop, design, implement, supervise, promote and evaluate programs for customers in an assigned portfolio area, participate on program product teams and support quality assurance initiatives.
  • Interview, hire, train, schedule, supervise and evaluate program staff and volunteers.
  • Address customer concerns, questions, requests and suggestions related to programs and services.
  • Foster relationships with the general public, customers, community partners, various user groups and other stakeholders.
  • Monitor program budget and generate procurement reports.
  • Identify equipment/supply needs, ensure cleanliness of program spaces, provide safety checks of equipment and coordinate equipment maintenance/repairs.


Qualifications
  • A 2 year diploma in Kinesiology, Recreation, Education, Social Work, Physical Education, Physical Literacy, Fine Arts, or a related field and 3 years of experience including staff supervision, recreation program development and evaluation; OR.
  • A degree in Kinesiology, Recreation, Education, Social Work, Physical Education, Physical Literacy, Fine Arts, or a related field and 2 years of including staff supervision, recreation program development and evaluation.
  • Possess knowledge and experience in 1 or more of the following program areas: fitness, martial arts, dance, older adults, pre-school, sport, skating, visual arts, fine arts, special events, day camps, youth, cross-cultural programming, play, access and inclusion, physical literacy, or skateboarding programs.
  • Hold a current Standard First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Level "C" certifications.
  • A valid Class 5 Driver's License (or provincial equivalent) and a personal vehicle for business use.
  • A current Alberta Fitness Leadership Certification Association (AFLCA) certificate (or equivalent), Certified Exercise Physiologist (CSEP – CEP) certification, current High Five and Quest certification, National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) and Early Childhood Education certificate (ECE) will be considered an asset.
  • Must have strong program administration, organization and planning abilities, along with well-developed interpersonal, communication and leadership skills.
  • The ability to engage people from diverse backgrounds, excellent collaboration and customer service skills, reliable judgement and adaptability, and able to work well with minimum supervision and as an effective team member.
Pre-employment Requirements
  • A security clearance will be conducted.
  • Successful applicants must provide proof of qualifications.

Union: CUPE Local 38


Business Unit: Calgary Recreation
Position Type: up to 2 Temporary (up to 1 year or 18 months)
Location: Various locations
Compensation: Pay Grade 9 $35.43 - 47.40 per hour (2017 rates)
Days of Work: This position works various daytime, evening and weekend shifts.
Hours of work: Standard 35 hour work week
Audience: Internal/External
Apply By: January 25, 2019

Job ID #: 301637