Wednesday, September 23, 2020

City on the search for new Director of Recreation and Community Services

The City of Prince Rupert is looking for someone to take on the
duties as Director or Recreation and Community Services

The City of Prince Rupert is at the start of a job search, with the City posting a career opportunity today, with the City now seeking out applicants for the position of Director of Recreation and Community Services.

The posting observes of a range of expectations required of the applicants:

Reporting to the City Manager, the Director of Recreation & Community Services position is responsible for the strategic planning and asset management of the City’s Recreation Facilities to positively impact the wellbeing of individuals, our community and natural environments. 

The successful applicant will have the confidence and ability to build lasting relationships with community services partners while promoting the growth, development and provision of recreational and community programs. 

The successful candidate will be able to exercise considerable independent judgment and action in strategic planning, service and bylaw development, preparing appropriate grant applications, creating new community programs, forming and maintaining community partnerships, and monitoring financial expenditures. 

The successful candidate will have proven City recreational or equivalent recreation experience in order to identify with and mentor the City’s recreation team.

Required education and experience includes a Bachelor's Degree in Recreation Management or Resource management, along with at least five years of management experience in a Municipal recreation setting.

The deadline for applications is October 23rd.

The position was posted both to the City of Prince Rupert website and province wide through the Civic Info BC website.

So far the city has not indicated as to the fate of the current department head David Geronazzo who took up the post back in November of 2017 , that after Willa Thorpe the former Director relocated to Port Alberni.

Updates on staffing changes are not a frequent thing for the city's information flow, which rarely provides details on hirings, promotions or departures of city staff members.

The opening comes as the City begins the process of re-opening some of its recreation services following a near six month shutdown owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.

For more notes on Civic employment see our archive page here.

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