Director of Leisure Services – City of Terrace (Terrace, BC)

Director of Leisure Services


The Director of Leisure Services is responsible to the Council of the City of Terrace, under the direction of the Chief Administrative Officer, for the supervision, direction, and administration of the Leisure Services Department, for municipal leisure service facilities, and programs, and for the maintenance of cemeteries and grounds of all public buildings.

Reporting to:            
Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)

Parks & Arena Foreman, Aquatic Foreman, Program Supervisor, Office Clerks

Under the direction of the Chief Administrative Officer:

  1. The Director of Leisure Services is authorized to take any reasonable action necessary to carry out the responsibilities assigned to him/her, provided such action demonstrates sound judgment, and does not deviate from prescribed municipal policy, municipal bylaws, or approved municipal practice and procedure.
  2. The Director of Leisure Services may delegate portions of his/her authority and responsibility to members of the Leisure Services Department but may not delegate or relinquish overall responsibility and accountability for the performance of his/her function.


  1. To oversee all property held by the City of Terrace for pleasure, recreation or community uses, and other such facilities, as directed by the Chief Administrative Officer.
  2. To organize and manage leisure service programs, in order that people of all ages can utilize municipal facilities in a wholesome and satisfying manner.
  3. To oversee future design and maintenance strategy for existing and proposed parks and facilities.
  4. To make recommendation to the Chief Administrative Officer and/or Council on the acquisition, lease or donation to the City of property for pleasure, recreation, or community use.
  5. To make recommendation to the Chief Administrative Officer and/or Council, in conjunction with the IVC Committee, on the acquisition or lease of mechanical equipment for Leisure Services use.
  6. To hire, plan, direct, co‑ordinate, administer and supervise the day‑to‑day activities of staff working directly under his/her jurisdiction, and to take any disciplinary or termination action, as appropriate.
  7.  To ensure that employees under his/her jurisdiction are delegated adequate authority to carry out their responsibilities, but that appropriate limitations on their authority are clearly understood.
  8. To approve staff training, attendance at seminars, conferences, etc.
  9. To be responsible for the addition, separation, promotion, demotion, transfer or retirement of any employee of his/her department and to recommend to the Chief Administrative Officer the granting of more or less remuneration to any employee of his/her department.
  10. To be responsible for the second step of the grievance procedure for employees under his/her jurisdiction.
  11. To develop and recommend for approval to the Chief Administrative Officer, and/or Council, the bylaws, policies and procedures required to regulate the operation of the Leisure Services Department.
  12. o ensure that programs, policies, practices, and procedures pertaining to the Leisure Services Department are observed and carried out as intended.
  13. To prepare and submit to the Chief Administrative Officer, the annual capital and operating budget for the Leisure Services Department.
  14. To approve financial and operating transactions, as outlined in the Administrative Policies and Procedures Manual.
  15.  To prepare applications and submissions for cost and revenue sharing grants available to the Leisure Services Department, in conjunction with the Finance Department.
  16. To represent the municipality before the public in matters pertaining to the Leisure Services Department, and to attend the public, as required, for the purpose of answering inquiries and discussing complaints with respect to matters coming within his/her jurisdiction.
  17. To attend various meetings as required, as technical advisor, representing the Leisure Services Department.
  18. To prepare reports and maintain such records and information as may be necessary to perform this function.
  19. To carry out additional related tasks and functions, as assigned by the Chief Administrative Officer.


  1. Five years of related experience preferably within a municipal environment
  2. Diploma/Degree in Recreation or related field
  3. Experience in budget development and management
  4. Ability to supervise in a unionized environment and at a senior management level
  5. Working knowledge of the Local Government Act, Community Charter, and other acts and regulations
  6. Exceptional communication skills
  7. Demonstrated ability to lead, motivate, mentor, coach and contribute
  8. Valid BC Driver’s Licence

This is an exempt position with salary commensurate with knowledge and experience, including a comprehensive benefit package.  Interested applicant are invited to submit a resume by Monday, March 8, 2021.

Terri Williamson, Human Resources Manager
Phone: 250-638-4723


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