Supervisor Recreation Services – City of Vancouver (Vancouver, BC)

Supervisor Recreation Services

Requisition ID: 24599 

Located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded lands of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh, Vancouver has a commitment to becoming a City of Reconciliation. Vancouver consistently ranks as one of the world’s most liveable cities and is working towards being the greenest city in the world. Named among Canada’s Top 100 Employers, BC’s Top Employers, and Canada’s Greenest Employers, the City of Vancouver seeks colleagues who can help shape and embody our core commitments to sustainability, decolonization, equity and outstanding quality of life for all residents.

Consider joining our committed team of staff and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.
Main Purpose & Function
The Supervisor Recreation Services functions as the primary Park Board management representative and effective team leader, responsible for managing employees, including the hiring of staff, coaching, training and development, performance evaluation and attendance management, discipline up to and including dismissal, and representing the Employer in the grievance process. Key components of the position are strategic planning and problem resolution, the exercise of sound judgement and decision-making to ensure effective current and, future service delivery and public accountability. Represents Park Board management on committees and processes that are District and/or City-wide initiatives.

The Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation is seeking two dynamic and experienced individuals to lead the delivery of programs and services at the Roundhouse Arts and Community Recreation Centre and Kerrisdale Community Centre Complex. Reporting to the Manager of Recreation Services, the Supervisor is responsible for working as the primary City representative and effective team leader in the coordination, development and management of recreation facilities, programs and staff in the community.

Roundhouse Arts and Community Recreation Centre:
This unique heritage facility has a strong focus on the development of arts and culture programs; it includes a 200 seat performance theatre, a 7,800 sq. ft. exhibition hall, a gymnasium, fully equipped woodworking, pottery and dance studios and new outdoor performance space. The complex lies in the heart of Yaletown, adjacent to the scenic False Creek seawall path and David Lam Park.

Kerrisdale Community Centre Complex:
Located in one of the older and established communities in the city, this is a very busy 52,000 sq. ft community centre complex with a 30 metre indoor pool, 10,000 sq. ft seniors centre, fitness centre, gymnasium, pottery studio, satellite arena and a Vancouver Public Library branch. Programming at this site also extends into Elm, Maple Grove and Kerrisdale Centennial neighbourhood parks.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities
The Supervisor is accountable for maximizing resources to deliver quality services and meet public policy and key performance objectives. The position leads a large staff compliment, works closely with the local community association as key partner of the Park Board in delivery of services and the implementation of the joint operating agreement. The Supervisor is responsible for the management of local and system-wide program/policy assignments and collaborates regularly with colleagues across the City organization.

The successful candidate will have considerable knowledge and experience in managing and programming for a wide spectrum of public recreation facilities and service needs, gained through progressively more responsible positions. The ideal incumbent will have demonstrated significant experience in the areas of staff supervision and labour relations, management of large operating budgets, and effective community development, with a particular focus on experience with community engaged arts and cultural initiatives. Demonstrated skills and competencies include: workforce planning and personnel development; budget development and management; conflict resolution; project management; and facility utilization. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and proven experience of positive collaboration with volunteer boards and community groups are essential. To qualify applicants must have a post-secondary degree in Recreation, Leisure Services, Fine Arts, Community Engagement, or related discipline supplemented by courses or experience in related areas such as leadership, administration, business development, or human resource management. Applicants must also possess a minimum of five (5) years in a leadership role in the recreation field and a proven ability to perform management responsibilities. An equivalent combination of training, education and experience may be considered.
Business Unit/Department: Board of Parks & Recreation (1400) 
Affiliation: Exempt 
Employment Type: Regular Full Time 
Positions: 2
Position Start Date: March 2021 
Application Close: February 3rd, 2021

At the City of Vancouver, we are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the community we so proudly serve. Indigenous applicants, people of colour, all genders, LGBT2Q+ and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  Accommodations will be provided upon request during the selection process. Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion

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