Assistant Program Coordinator – Youth and Community Recreation Services – City of New Westminster (New Westminster, BC)

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Assistant Program Coordinator – Youth and Community Recreation Services

Parks and Recreation

Regular Full Time


CUPE, Local 387

35 hours a week, Tuesday to Saturday

$52,121 to $61,361 annually (2019 rates) + comprehensive benefits package

Our Parks and Recreation Department is seeking an energetic, dynamic, and organized Assistant Program Coordinator to join the Youth Services and Queensborough Community Centre teams in a shared portfolio of youth and community recreation services. The position reports to and works in collaboration with the Youth Services Coordinator. Your primary responsibilities will include: promoting and raising the profile of youth within the community, assessing youth and children needs and making recommendations, assisting in the planning, promotion, and implementation of community events, programs, and services that engage youth and the community, supervision of front line workers and program staff, providing building supervision and operation support, establishing and maintaining effective communication and working relationships with staff and community.

If many of the following characteristics and skills describe you, we want to meet you!

  • Completion of a Certificate or diploma in Child and Youth Care, Social Work, Recreation, or a related field supplemented by proven practical experience in applied leadership, supervision, youth engagement and community recreation programming or an equivalent combination of education and experience as deemed suitable by the employer.
  • Knowledge of the principals, practices, and objectives of youth work and community recreation.
  • Experience in building supervision and security of public facilities.
  • Ability to work with youth in developing wide-ranging opportunities that reflect the interests and needs of youth and community values.
  • Demonstrates organizational and administrative skills with experience in staff and volunteer supervision.
  • Demonstrates skill in event and program planning for all ages with the emphasis on youth services.
  • Possesses strong skills in conflict resolution and customer service.
  • Experience building and maintaining relationships with staff, youth and community partners.
  • Experience with promotion and working with budgets and reports.
  • Ability to perform general office duties such as program registration and processing payments.
  • Ability to work independently and perform tasks with minimal supervision.
  • Valid Class 5 BC driver’s license. Class 4 BC Driver’s License is preferred.
  • High 5 and Serving it Right certifications are assets.
  • Valid First Aid and CPR certification.
  • Proficiency in the use of various software applications including Microsoft Office Suite and registration software.
  • The successful applicant must be able to pass and maintain a clear Police Information Check.
  • Must be available to work a flexible schedule including evenings and a variety of shifts based on operational requirements.

Apply by sending your resume quoting competition #21-23 by February 23, 2021 to the Human Resources Department, City of New Westminster, 511 Royal Avenue, New Westminster, BC, V3L 1H9, Fax: (604)527 4619 or e- mail to

The City of New Westminster welcomes diversity and encourages applications from all qualified individuals. We thank all applicants for their interest and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

This position is only open to those legally entitled to work in Canada.

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