Director of Parks, Recreation and Facilities

The Director of Parks, Recreation and Facilities is an out-of-scope position with the Town of Shaunavon. Under the direct supervision of the Chief Administrative Officer, the Director of Parks, Recreation and Facilities will be responsible for the planning, organization, direction, and general management of the Parks, Recreation and Facilities Department (Parks, Campgrounds, Buildings and Cemetery), including all assets, facilities, and the oversight of external engineering and applicable service contracts. The Director of Parks, Recreation and Facilities must be an excellent leader who can discover the most efficient ways to run the Parks, Recreation and Facilities department and needs to be a team player who is good at dealing with the public, well organized and able to multi-task.

The Director of Parks, Recreation and Facilities is responsible for the Town of Shaunavon’s Parks, Recreation and Facilities Department’s success; you will work closely with the Director of Public Works and will lead a team of dedicated employees to accomplish your departmental objectives and goals within provincial legislation and guidelines established by Town Council.

The Town of Shaunavon offers a competitive salary, has a comprehensive benefits package available and a pension plan is in place.

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The Municipality of North Cowichan (population 31,900) is located in the beautiful Cowichan Valley on Southern Vancouver Island, between Nanaimo and Victoria. Our communities of Chemainus, Crofton, Maple Bay and the South End, including University Village, are home to a multitude of artistic, cultural and outdoor recreational activities. The Municipality provides a stable and varied work environment, competitive pay and benefits.

Due to an upcoming retirement, we are inviting applications from candidates with the proven skills, qualifications and abilities for the position of Director of Parks and Recreation. If you are looking to take on a new challenge where you can make a difference with one of British Columbia’s most inclusive and environmentally conscious municipalities, we look forward to receiving your application!

The Director of Parks and Recreation, who reports to the General Manager of Planning, Development and Community Services, is a key member of the Municipality’s leadership team who oversees performance and service provision, high-impact projects, long term planning, and asset management.

The Director is responsible for a large and diverse team, presently comprised of five exempt managers, and approximately 150 staff in a unionized environment. As the leader of Parks and Recreation, you will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the department’s business including: parks, sports fields, trails, cemeteries, youth outreach, Fuller Lake Arena & Cowichan Aquatic Centre operations, recreation programming (representing a variety of interests, ages, cultures, abilities), Municipal Forestry operations and community special events. Supported by the Parks & Recreation Management Teams, this is an exciting opportunity to provide meaningful contributions to our community.

The core duties for this position include but are not limited to:

Providing leadership and direction to the Parks & Recreation Management staff, including ensuring their engagement and retention across the recreation and parks function.
Working collaboratively with other members of the Senior Leadership Team.
Overseeing through parks and recreation management staff the long range planning, development, fiscal management, and operational & maintenance coordination of parks, sports fields, trails, cemeteries, recreational facilities, and forestry.
Planning and overseeing high impact capital works projects.
Working cooperatively with the Engineering and Planning Departments on all new developments, park acquisitions, and future park planning initiatives.
Liaising with user groups, governments, community associations, and the general public.
Delivering the Youth Outreach program in Chemainus and Crofton.

Required Skills, Qualifications and Abilities:

A Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation, Sports/Leisure Administration, Park management, Public administration, or related field.
Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in parks and recreation leadership, including a minimum of two years at a managerial level.
Thorough knowledge and background in capital and operational budget preparation and control (long and short term).
Exceptional interpersonal, communication, presentation, facilitation, public relations, negotiation, problem solving, decision making, leadership, and general management
Ability to effectively lead, coach, and motivate staff in a team
Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with First Nations, as well as representatives of cultural and recreational groups, government, business, the general public, staff and Council
Familiarity with applicable government regulations including WorkSafe BC and Technical Safety of BC.
Possession and maintenance of a valid Class 5 B.C. Driver’s License; a satisfactory current driver’s abstract will be required.

A competitive salary and comprehensive benefit package is offered. This position is excluded from union membership.

Candidates being considered will be required to undergo a comprehensive evaluation of skills, qualifications, and abilities. The successful candidate will be required to undergo a police information check.

Initial screening will begin Monday, July 18, 2022.


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Executive Director

Greater Hells Canyon Council is looking for its next Executive Director. We seek a visionary and results-driven leader, effective communicator and collaborator, strategic campaigner, and fundraiser who will guide our growing organization toward protecting a vital network of interconnected wildlands and free-flowing waters across the Greater Hells Canyon Region.

Anticipated Start Date: July 1, 2022, flexible through Fall 2022

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Deadline: All applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Bragg Creek Trails (BCT) Executive Director

Position Parameters:

Job Overview: Manages all operational and business aspects of BCT

Job Type: Permanent part-time

Reports to: President with Executive Committee support

Work Location: Home, with travel to site, events and meetings

Hours required: 28 hours per week

Hourly Rate: $40.00 starting.

Annual salary equivalent: $58,240

Bragg Creek Trails Association (BCTA) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to sustainably build, maintain and manage the non-motorized trails in West Bragg Creek (WBC) inside Kananaskis Country, as well as in Rocky View County (RVC). These year round activities are facilitated by a combination of volunteers and paid workers.

WBC has become an extremely popular recreation destination for XC skiers, snowshoers, cyclists, hikers, trail runners and equestrians to name a few. This has been achieved by building strong relationships with Alberta Environment and Parks, Rocky View County, and many other stakeholders. The dynamic trails community that has been created under the visionary guidance within BCTA has brought our organization to a crossroads.

BCTA has recognized that in order to remain sustainable as an organization, a transition from volunteer administration to one of being professionally lead is required. As such, the new ED will work extensively with the Executive Committee, Board members, Committee Chairs and Operational Leads during this transition period to fine tune the outlined roles and responsibilities (linked below) of this new ED position.

BCTA is looking for a strong team-oriented individual to manage and lead the BCTA team by running the trail operations and business. The ED will have administrative oversight of all components of BCTA operations that includes ensuring the long range established plans, agreements, budgets, and adherence to guidance documents.

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Director of Partnerships

Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC), is hiring for a Director of Partnerships to join
their growing team.
Reporting to the President and CEO, this position is responsible in supporting relationships and
partnerships and to develop and implement programs across Canada, to establish and grow
regional Indigenous tourism associations.
Additionally, the Director of Partnerships will oversee corporate communications, internal market
research, international projects, and memberships. The Director of Partnerships will work with,
and support the Executive Management team, including the President and CEO, as it relates to

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
▪ Manage and oversee the following staff/departments:
o Manager International Projects
o Manager Corporate Communications
o Market Research Specialist
o Memberships Specialist
o Parks Canada Specialist
▪ Create an open, supportive, and collaborative staff environment.
▪ Based on the ITAC strategy and action plan, define departmental goals and objectives,
establish and uphold performance standards, conduct ongoing coaching, and deliver
effective performance reviews.
▪ Lead the organization by example, and effectively manage, guide and direct staff.
▪ Provide guidance and support to staff to enable them to effectively manage their time
and projects.
▪ Participate in the recruitment, hiring and onboarding process of new team members.
▪ Provide ongoing training and development to staff.
▪ In support of the CEO, maintain partnerships and relations with various organizations
such as; regional destination marketing organizations, Parks Canada, Tourism HR
Canada, NIO’s, government partners.
▪ Assist with demonstrating the value of ITAC through research, reporting to partners /
members, via newsletters, web news, blogs.
▪ Provide support in building partnerships and developing plans and programs with
provinces and territories to establish and grow regional Indigenous tourism
▪ Assist with exploring revenue generation to further strengthen ITAC’s
financial sustainability.

Support networking opportunities and regional participation in industry meetings.
▪ Unite the Indigenous tourism industry in Canada, bringing together members and key
industry organizations to build collaboration and maximize results.
▪ Expand the tourism industry, Indigenous support organizations and economic
development partnership agreements, and explore new partnership agreements.
▪ Maintain and establish collaborative opportunities via board and committee
▪ Partner with organizations to leverage funding support towards the growth of the
Indigenous tourism industry.
▪ Establish new associations or expand existing partnership agreements already in place.
▪ Explore new partnership and MOU agreements which would benefit ITAC and its
Minimum Qualifications:
▪ University degree with a focus on Business or equivalent, Masters is an asset.
Relevant experience
▪ Extensive knowledge of ITAC operations and Indigenous communities, businesses,
and similar organizations across Canada
▪ Minimum of 7 years senior operational experience
▪ A minimum of 5 years of senior leadership experience
▪ Extensive experience with financial statements, reports, and budgets
▪ Proven experience in developing tourism strategy
▪ Excellent relationship building skills
▪ Demonstrates the ability to influence and gain buy-in
▪ Exceptional presentation, and communication skills
▪ Demonstrates passion and commitment to ITAC
Work Location:
Open to any location across Canada
Note: There will be extensive travel with this position
To apply to this position, please respond by email to submitting an
up-to-date cover letter, and resume detailing your experience and qualifications as well as
outlining why you are interested in this position with ITAC.

Executive Director, Forestry and Wildlife

Competition # : 34403

Department: Natural Resources & Renewables

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Permanent

Union Status: Exclusion – Non Union – NSPG

Closing Date: 2/25/2022 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us

Nova Scotia is rich in natural resources – including biodiversity, forests, geological resources, provincial parks, and the land we manage. The Department of Natural Resources and Renewables is responsible for the development, management, conservation and protection of forest, mineral, parks and wildlife resources, and the administration of the province’s Crown land. Together we are working with Nova Scotians to build a better future through sustainable natural resource management as we all benefit from the natural health and wealth of the province.

About Our Opportunity

As the Executive Director, you will provide leadership and strategic direction to the Forestry and Wildlife branch through the development and implementation of policies and programs that will ensure the sustainable conservation, management and use of the province’s biodiversity, renewable resources, Crown lands and forests.

Primary Accountabilities

Some of the primary accountabilities in this role include:

Leading and directing the functioning of the Forestry and Wildlife Branch in line with government and departmental strategic plans and priorities; developing and implementing strategic plans which link program and service delivery to broad policy objectives.
Developing practical long-term directions for policies and services within the branch and positions, and re-orients the organization to meet emerging trends and to achieve objectives.
Coordinating all aspects of forest resource management implementation on Crown lands through legal and partnership agreements with the Mi’kmaq, forest sector stakeholders and private landowners.
Mediating, negotiating and/or providing decision support to resolve conflicts, complaints and problems expected in a large, diversified program which directly affects all living wild species and ecosystems, resource sector industries, thousands of private woodlot owners, and many Nova Scotians.
Providing support and program development for economic development and trade in the forest sector and coordinating with the Intergovernmental Affairs department on all forest product trade issues.
In this role you will report to the Deputy Minister of Natural Resources & Renewables.

Qualifications and Experience

This may be the right opportunity for you if you hold a bachelor’s degree in a related field of study along with several years of progressive experience as a senior manager in a related field.

As the ideal candidate you have previous experience leading the development of new strategies; providing recommendations and solutions to policies, problems, and required changes by developing new approaches based on constructive thinking, innovation, and broad consultation. You also have previous experience managing budgets within forecasts and allocations and prioritize staff allocations.

You integrate various competing interests into the decision-making process to avoid conflicts and/or to facilitate management of the various resources. You are comfortable making decisions on the spot without  time for consultation.

You have exceptional relationship building and communication skills (written/verbal) to lead staff and work with various stakeholders both internal and external to government.  You have strong time management and decision-making skills, ensuring decisions are made within the framework of legislation, agreements, professional knowledge, policies, and priorities.

The Government of Nova Scotia has adopted the LEADS Leadership Framework.  During the interview, candidates will be expected to express how they have demonstrated the key behaviours and capabilities required to effectively lead in a caring and inclusive environment.

LEADS Domains includes: Leads Self, Engage Others, Achieve Results, Develop Coalitions and Systems Transformation

We will assess the above qualifications and competencies using one or more of the following tools: written examination, standardized tests, oral presentations, interview(s), and reference checks.


Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application.


Based on the employment status and union agreement, the Government of Nova Scotia offers its employees a wide range of benefits such as Health, Dental, Life Insurance, Pension, General Illness (Short and Long Term), Vacation and Employee and Family Assistance Programs. Click here to learn more about our various benefits offerings and eligibility criteria.

Working Conditions

Work within an office environment.

This position requires travel 2-3 days a month, often outside of the province.

Work irregular hours as required; often called after hours and on weekends regarding departmental issues.

Additional Information

On October 6, 2021 the Government of Nova Scotia announced full vaccination will be a condition of employment for new staff being hired.

What We Offer

Career Development where you have access to career guidance, tools, resources, and ongoing training for every stage of your career.
Engaging workplace. Our Employees feel valued, respected, connected, and tuned in. We have forward-thinking policies and strategies.
Countless Career Paths.
Department Specific Flexible working schedules.

Pay Grade:  EC 16

Salary Range:  $4,976.46 – $6,234.89 Bi-Weekly

Employment Equity Statement:

Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve.  The Government of Nova Scotia has an Employment Equity Policy, and we welcome applications from Indigenous People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented.  If you are a member of one of these equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your electronic application.

Current government employees may access this posting through the link below

Offer of employment is conditional upon the completion of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials, the results of which must be satisfactory to the employer. We thank all applicants for the interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All questions and concerns may be directed to

Director, Recreation and Social Programs

If you are committed to public service, enjoy collaborating with others, share our values and have a desire to learn and grow, join The City of Calgary. City employees deliver the services, run the programs and operate the facilities which make a difference in our community. We support work-life balance, promote physical and psychological safety, and offer competitive wages, pensions, and benefits. Together we make Calgary a great place to make a living, a great place to make a life.

The City is committed to fostering a respectful, inclusive and equitable workplace which is representative of the community we serve. We welcome those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, inclusion and anti-racism. Applications are encouraged from members of groups that are historically disadvantaged and underrepresented. Accommodations are available during the hiring process, upon request.

Reporting to the General Manager of Community Services, the Director of Recreation and Social Programs is accountable for and oversees the strategic direction and operational management of the Business Unit (BU). As the Director you will lead and drive programs and services to increase social inclusion and customer satisfaction for Calgarians seeking physical and cultural activities.
In addition, you will develop project approaches, strategies and outcomes within the Recreation and Social Programs business unit and other corporate business units to ensure alignment with corporate, departmental, and public expectations. Primary duties include:

– Drive programs and services to increase social inclusion and customer satisfaction for Calgarians seeking social and physical activities and/or facing vulnerabilities.
– Drive the programming of Calgary’s recreation landscape through sector best practice.
– Advance opportunities and oversight of strategic initiatives for citizens to participate in a variety of recreation, sport, leisure, creative, and social activities through programs, drop-in activities, rentals and bookings at City facilities (excluding golf).
– Support the programming of The City’s recreation and leisure complexes while maximizing cost recovery mechanisms and achieving customer service outcomes.
– Oversee the delivery of the Fair Entry and Transit Access Eligibility programs that help Calgarians facing vulnerabilities access City services.
– Support programming targeted at youth including Youth Employment Centre and City Hall School.
– Support the community development approach of the Community Social Work program.
Partner with Infrastructure Services and Operations Services on the planning, delivery and maintenance of the assets required for programming.
– Liaise with Partnerships BU on delivery of recreation services provided by Partner operated facilities and Transit on eligibility assessments.


– A degree in a related field, with at least 10 years of progressively responsible management experience in a complex organization.
– Equivalent combinations of experience and education may be considered.
– A Master’s degree in a related field will be considered an asset.
– A successful track record in building and maintaining relationships with diverse stakeholders including internal business units, elected officials, businesses and citizens, the community and all orders of government is essential.
– Demonstrated ability as a strategic communicator with strong political acumen is required.
– Experience and success in creating and executing a strategic vision and direction for a complex organization, ideally in a service-based environment is a preferred asset.
– Public sector experience, particularly municipal government experience in a large, multi-union environment, is a preferred asset.
– Aligning with City corporate values, you will have demonstrated success in building, developing and leading strong teams, developing and using metrics to improve organizational performance, deploying resources to achieve effective and efficient outcomes, and establishing and maintaining strong and positive working relationships with colleagues, clients, stakeholders, and/or elected officials.

Pre-employment Requirements

– An enhanced security clearance will be conducted.
– A media check will be conducted.
– Successful applicants must provide proof of qualifications.
– Effective November 1, 2021, all City of Calgary employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. For more information, please refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.

Union: Exempt
Business Unit: Recreation & Social Programs
Position Type: Permanent
Location:800 Macleod Trail SE
Compensation: Director Band 1 $155,500 – 240,000 per annum
Days of Work: This position works a 5 day
work week earning 1 day off in a 3 week cycle.
Hours of work: Standard 35 hour work week
Apply By: November 15, 2021
Job ID #: 304664

Director Band 1 $155,500 – 240,000 per annum