Community Facilities Coordinator – City of Richmond (Richmond, BC)

The City of Richmond is a diverse and dynamic community in pursuit of our vision
to be the most appealing, livable and well-managed community in Canada.

Community Facilities Coordinator

Job ID: 2020-0141

The City of Richmond is committed to be the most appealing, livable, well-managed community in Canada, a goal that is only made possible by developing our most valuable asset – our people. This is a great opportunity to join our team and shape our community. The City of Richmond offers competitive pay programs, comprehensive benefits and attractive incentives. If you are looking to make a difference, and to share our vision “to be the most appealing, livable, and well-managed community in Canada”, then please apply.

This position carries out supervisory recreational work in planning, developing, coordinating, implementing, monitoring and administering recreation service activities, programs and facilities operations for an assigned geographical area of Richmond or within a specific field of activity for the whole community.

Examples of key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Liaison, consultative and resource services to a Community Recreation Association or Society and their Council Liaisons, other community partners, service providers, and stakeholders.
  • Participate in planning, organizing, delivering, promoting and evaluating activities and services within a recreational facility; provide support to, and be a key part of, a larger staff team.
  • Hire, supervise, coordinate, schedule and provide feedback to staff; may participate and provide input into more formal performance reviews as required.
  • Manage and prepare the budget for various areas within the Association’s operations.
  • Routinely monitor facility operations to promote the well being of patrons and staff; report facility or equipment concerns to a superior; facilitate the maintenance and the aesthetics of the building.
  • Program policy identification, development and implementation.
  • Prepare reports, memos, emails and other correspondence to a wide range of internal and external clients.
  • Complete and administer grant applications.
  • Identify and secure external funding sources.
  • Create and maintain payroll records for City and Association Staff.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to design, implement and coordinate recreation programs in accordance with the needs, requirements and objectives of the City and community.
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices, objectives and philosophy of organized community recreation and of those used in the management of recreational facilities.
  • Knowledge of the rules, regulations, procedures and policies governing the work performed.
  • Knowledge of the recreational needs and interests of the citizens in the community-wide field or geographic area.
  • Ability to recruit, interview, supervise, lead, mentor, delegate, coordinate and schedule the work of a staff groups.
  • Ability to courteously and effectively deal with the public in providing information and assistance regarding activities and programs.
  • Ability to provide effective customer service and to diffuse hostility in an effective manner.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with a variety of groups, businesses and association members.
  • Ability to prioritize competing demands.
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions.
  • Ability to interpret and communicate information to internal and external contacts; ability to compose various types of standard correspondence and reports.
  • Ability to prepare and administer budgets.
  • Ability to work both independently and interdependently while exercising sound judgement and initiative.
  • Knowledge of clerical and record keeping procedures and knowledge of modern office practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge and skill in using City computer applications such as PerfectMind or a similar recreation management software.
  • Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel.
  • REDMS or a similar records management system.
  • Satisfactory completion of Police Information Check.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Two year College Diploma in Recreation, supplemented with a minimum of 2 years up to and including 5 years related experience is required, preferably in public recreation OR an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • A University Degree is preferred.
  • A valid Class 5 Drivers Licence for the Province of British Columbia is required.
  • First Aid and CPR certificate is preferred.

Additional Information:

Employee Group
CUPE Local 718

Position Status Pay Band
Temporary Full Time (12 months) J14

Pay Range/Rate
$38.78 – $45.77



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