Manager - Parks, Recreation and Culture
The City of Kawartha Lakes is a growing municipality in the Lindsay area providing municipal services to its 75,000+ residents and seasonal guests. The City of Kawartha Lakes is one of the largest employers in the area with a large variety of professionals in its employ. Incorporated in 2001 as a single-tier municipality, the City of Kawartha Lakes is a young organization providing opportunity for growth and learning.
Job Description: Under the direction of the Director of Community Services, this position is responsible to provide effective leadership and direction in the planning, coordination and management of the Parks, Recreation and Culture division. This division is comprised of municipally owned parks, recreation facilities and programming activities. On a day-to-day basis, you will be expected to initiate and oversee the implementation of new projects and polices; provide recommendation for efficiencies and improvements; resolve conflicts; provide staff direction; prepare, implement and monitor capital and operating budgets; research and write reports on various topics to Director and Council; assist with preparation of department business plans; manage and maintain successful relationships with community partners, contractors, user groups, patrons, etc.; negotiate lease agreements; administer the terms of the Collective Agreement; and is responsible for hiring, discipline, dismissals, performance management and training of staff. To achieve this, you will be working independently and in concert with managers, supervisors and employees. Your work will enable the City of Kawartha Lakes to continually improve service, programming quality and customer satisfaction, with reliance on your excellent leadership, planning and coordination skills.
Requirements and Qualifications: You will be a motivated self-starter with a post-secondary degree in Parks, Recreation, Physical Education or a related field. You will have a minimum of 7 years of related progressive experience in a parks and recreation setting with a strong background in budget development, project management, staff/volunteer supervision and community relations. You also will bring supervisory experience in a unionized environment. You will have superb written and oral communication skills, with excellent organizational and leadership skills. This position requires travel throughout the City of Kawartha Lakes to attend meetings and visits to various Parks and Recreation facilities. Some overtime or early/late meetings will be required.
Salary: $91,047 - $106,512 per annum
How to Apply: Applications may be submitted by email no later than August 25, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. quoting Job #14-110 to:
City of Kawartha Lakes
P.O. Box 9000, Lindsay, ON K9V 5R8
A complete Job Description can be found at: http://www.city.kawarthalakes.on.ca/city-hall/employment-opportunities
We appreciate the interest of all applicants; however only those selected for interviews will be contacted. We will accommodate the needs of applicants in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. Please advise Human Resources to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated throughout this process.