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Neighbourhood Centre Programmer


Openings 1
Division City Of Regina
Location Name
City of Regina
Regina, Saskatchewan, CA
Date Posted Feb 11, 2019
Profession Arts, Culture & Community Development
Experience Level(s) Not Specified
Desired Employment Status Full Time, Casual
Education Level(s) College - Diploma
Job ID job-3784

Position Summary

*Please note this is a casual opportunity up to one (1) year.*

**This position will be responsible for the management of the South Leisure Centre and the Cathedral Neighbourhood Centre.**

This position is responsible for the management of the Neighbourhood Centre(s), and as part of the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services team provides a community development approach to the development and implementation of a variety of social, cultural, athletic and leisure programs for zone boards, community associations and target groups that meet the needs of the community. This position reports to the Coordinator, Community Capacity Building.

Typical duties include: 

  • Ensure proper control and utilization of facilities by users by scheduling designated spaces so that facilities are active and well-used and provide maximum value and benefit to the community.
  • Develop and maintain good working relationships with the general public, zone boards, community associations, community groups, user groups, schools, and other civic departments.
  • Facilitate the development and delivery of community-based sport, culture and recreation programs within the neighbourhood by collaborating with zone boards, community associations, community groups, and City of Regina employees and Departments to develop program formats and content, recruit instructors, advertise, and evaluate the effectiveness of the programs.
  • Develop, implement, coordinate, and evaluate direct programming sponsored by the City of Regina to meet a recognized need or gap in service in the community based on priorities determined through internal and external consultation and planning processes.
  • Develop annual work plan including an operating budget for the centre and ensures proper control of financial resources through the preparation, monitoring and variance reporting of annual operating expenditures and revenues.
  • Hire, train and supervise, evaluates the performance of casual staff.
  • Manage the administration and operation of the neighbourhood centre(s) including responsibilities such as financial transactions within the limits of authority, to protect Civic assets against loss and waste, developing and supervising special events, maintaining an inventory of equipment and supplies, etc.
  • Participate in the development and review of policies and procedures, public relations material promoting programs and facilities, committees and working groups such as Occupational Health and Safety, as assigned.
  • Perform related work as required.

Candidates will be screened on the following criteria:

*** To be considered for this position you must clearly identify your qualifications, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities and where you obtained them in your application/resume. ***

Typically the knowledge and skills and abilities required are obtained through completion of a two (2) year diploma in Recreation Studies from a recognized institution combined with a minimum of two (2) years of experience which includes community development processes and working with a variety of community groups; experience in developing, implementing and evaluating community-based programs; experience in the basic processes involved in managing a centre(s).

  • Knowledge of the philosophy, benefits, theory, processes and administration of sport, culture, and recreation programming and development including current standards, trends, needs, and evaluation principles and methods applicable to program planning, targeted populations and community development.
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply basic processes involved in managing a facility and programs.
  • knowledge of corporate and department policies and procedures required to effectively administer direct recreation program services and to manage human resources.
  • Knowledge and understanding of target populations, i.e. people of Aboriginal descent, people with disabilities, immigrants, youth, seniors, and people who experience socio-economic barriers.
  • Knowledge of occupational health and safety legislation and requirements and ability to implement healthy and safe procedures.
  • Ability to use various computer software programs such as Word, Excel, and ActiveNet software for facility bookings and program registration.
  • Demonstrated skills in the application of the program planning cycle including needs assessment and program design, implementation and evaluation.
  • Ability to communicate ideas and concepts effectively in oral and written form to a variety of audiences including formal public presentations, written reports, and the development and delivery of training materials.
  • Ability to supervise casual staff including selection, performance assessment, training, and team building.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and to work cooperatively with staff peers, supervisors, volunteers, elected officials, and the public.
  • Ability to interpret local union agreements and effectively deal with staffing issues that arise.
  • Ability to research and analyze data and prepare reports.

Working/Other Conditions:

  • Must possess a valid driver's licence and have a vehicle for work usage (a travel allowance is provided).
  • This position may be required to work non-standard hours including evenings and weekends.

*Note: Testing may be done to evaluate knowledge, skills and abilities.

*Candidates selected for an interview will be required to provide proof of acquired education*

**In accordance with the City of Regina’s Criminal Record Check Policy, the position requires that the successful candidate provide a satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Criminal Record Check as a condition of employment.**

Division: City Planning & Community Development
Department: Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services
Salary Grade: CUPE Local 21 – 2H
$27.82 - $31.02/Hour; $57,580 - $64,203/Annum (2018 Rates)

The City of Regina values diversity in our workforce and encourages applications from all qualified Employment Equity candidates.

We will contact applicants we wish to consider within six weeks of the competition closing date.  All applicants are thanked for their interest.


Applications are being accepted until March 01, 2019

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