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.
Program Lead, Community Health & Wellness
Job ID: 2021-0009
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 provides leadership in city wide fitness and wellness programs and initiatives for the City of Richmond including Aquatic Fitness Classes, Land Fitness Classes, Fitness Centre, and personal training, as well as overall leadership to health and wellness activities at the Minoru Centre for Active Living. The position also plays the lead role in implementing the City of Richmond’s Wellness Strategy including collaboration with our community partners and stakeholders. The successful incumbent will have a high level of public contact and will be required to exercise sound judgement, provide excellent customer service and tactful communications.
Examples of key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Provide liaison, consultative and resource services to community partners, service providers and stakeholders, including the Richmond Fitness and Wellness Association.
- Identify programming needs, and trends.
- Liaises with both internal and external stakeholders.
- Develop and implement preventative maintenance programs
- Provide leadership, supervise, coordinate, schedule and provide feedback to staff; may participate and provide input into more formal performance reviews as required to Association and City Staff.
- Manage and prepare budgets.
- Provide leadership to City-Wide Active Communities and other Wellness initiatives.
- Develops reports and makes recommendations on risk management issues.
- Coordinate, program and supervise fitness and wellness programs.
- Program and supervise specialized City-Wide wellness programs in partnership with external and internal stakeholders
- Identify, source, and maintain fitness equipment for Minoru Centre and Watermania.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
- Knowledge of the principles, practices, objectives and philosophy in Health and Fitness industries.
- Knowledge of the rules, regulations, procedures and policies governing the work performed.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with a variety of groups, businesses and association members.
- Ability to recruit, interview, supervise, lead, mentor, delegate, coordinate and schedule the work of a staff groups.
- Ability to prioritize competing demands.
- Ability to follow written and verbal instructions.
- Strong communication skills and proven presentation skills.
- 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 PeopleSoft (HCM), CLASS, Outlook and Microsoft programs; ability to use REDMS or a similar records management system.
- Ability to successfully clear a Police Information Check.
Qualifications and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in Human Kinetics with a health-promotion focus, Kinesiology, Recreation or equivalent is required along with BCRPA designation as a Supervisor and/or Trainer of Fitness Leaders (SFL or TFL) and registration as an aquatic fitness, group fitness, and/or personal training fitness professional. A minimum of 5 years related experience is required. An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered. Valid Class 5 Drivers Licence for the Province of British Columbia. First Aid and CPR certification preferred.
Duties are performed in an office environment. May encounter upset or unpleasant customers.
Position Status Pay Band
TFT (12 months) Exempt
$81,985 – $102,481
External Close date
March 14, 2021
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