Senior Recreation and Sports Coordinator

Job No: SN200261
Location: Squamish, BC


CLOSES:  September 24, 2020
  • Great opportunity to join the Squamish First Nations community
  • Take your career to new heights with a dynamic and progressive First Nations government


Squamish Nation consists of 23 villages and is comprised of descendants of the Coast Salish Aboriginal people who live in the present day Greater Vancouver area, Gibson’s Landing, and Squamish River watershed. The Squamish Nation has occupied and governed the territory since beyond recorded history. The Squamish Nation's culture is rich and resilient. We continue to practice our customs and traditions, which are strongly interconnected with our traditional territory.  Together with our lands, our customs and traditions are the foundations of who we are as Skwxwú7mesh.


Reporting to the Manager, Recreation, the Senior Recreation & Sports Coordinator has an extensive background as an athlete and acts as the recreational expert in a variety of sports e.g. basketball, soccer, lacrosse, etc. The position uses widespread knowledge of sport and athletics to make recommendations regarding the indoor/outdoor programming schedule developed by the Manager, Recreation and is responsible for planning and delivery of the majority of sport courses, clinics and events. Under the direction of the Manager, this position negotiates agreements with contract instructors to deliver a wide variety of sports courses. As a senior coordinator, this position is responsible for task assignment and conduct of staff and volunteers during the running of a course and ensures that all activities run according to Centre regulations and safety rules. The position ensures courses and sports clinics are designed to be accessible by a broad range of age groups and capabilities.

 Typical Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Develops and coordinates recreational/leisure programs and events.
  • Plans and schedules indoor/outdoor sports programming quarterly.
  • Assists Manager to coordinate operating schedules, staffing requirements, materials and facilities usage based on approved schedule.
  • Coordinates programs according to policy.
  • Promotes Youth Centre activities and programs.
  • Supervises recreation program facilitators, contractors and volunteers as required.
  • Leads, supervises or instructs camps, clinics and activities.
  • Supervises staff during recreational/leisure programs and events.
  • Supervises the Health and Safety of Employees and adheres to workplace health & safety policies, safe work practices and procedures.

 Education, Level of Experience & Hiring Requirements:

Short-listed applicants must meet the Internal Job Posting criteria / requirements as per Recruitment & Selection Policy #B policy - effective date September 17, 2018

  • Diploma in Recreation Management, Sport Management, Physical Education, Outdoor Programs Management or equivalent from a recognized post-secondary institution.

  • 2 – 3 years of directly-related experience in the majority of specialties listed in this job description including knowledge, skills and abilities relating to being a high level athlete, sports coach, program coordinator, etc.

  • As career progresses, incumbent will be required to successfully complete job-required, short-term upgrading, training and courses relating to outdoor programs, indoor programs, supervisory skills, and event co-ordination.

  • Standard First Aid and CPR Certificate.

  • High Five Certification and National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) will be required as career progresses.

  • Experience as a beginner level user MS Office, the internet, etc.

  • Working experience with a large scale computerized database system. Experience with JD Edwards is an asset

  • Experience working in a First Nations environment is preferred.

  • Must have a valid BC Driver’s License Class 4 or 5. Class 7N may be considered.

  • Must have access to a reliable vehicle and current auto insurance that meets company policy. May be willing to consider incumbent that has regular access to a vehicle (i.e. 2-3 times per week as needed).

  • Must be able to work evenings and weekends as required, occasionally with limited advance notice.

  • Valid Industry First Aid & CPR Certificate.

  • Must successfully complete Criminal Records Check with Vulnerable Sector Search as per Squamish Nation Policy.

  • May be willing to consider a Certificate plus 7 years of demonstrated directly-related experience

The above requirements are what Squamish Nation is seeking in the ideal incumbent at the time of posting & are subject to change, based on the needs of Squamish Nation.

Salary: $43,995 to $51,758 annually, plus a comprehensive benefits package.

If you're looking for a new opportunity to use your experience, consider joining Squamish Nation. Apply online today! 


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