← Back to list of ads

Source: LocalWorkBC.ca Listed: Thursday 07 March, 2019
Viewed: 40 times  
 

City of Maple Ridge 
Recreation Coordinator - Special Events  
Recreation Coordinator - Special Events Full Time Job ID: 19-027 Department: Parks, Recreation Culture Salary: $32.79 - $38.62 per hour Closing: March 15, 2019 Come grow with us! Maple Ridge located in Metro Vancouver is a vibrant and rapidly growing City with outstanding recreation, arts and cultural amenities and some of the most affordable housing in the region. This combined with a dynamic community makes Maple Ridge a great place to work, play and live. Come join us and be part of the change. Are you a team player with a can do attitude , excellent communication, interpersonal skills and exceptional customer service skills? We have the perfect opportunity for you. Maple Ridge Parks, Recreation Culture is seeking a permanent, full-time Recreation Coordinator - Special Events to join a team of creative, energetic and dedicated professionals to develop a vibrant and healthy community through arts, culture and heritage. Festivals and events enrich quality of life, create vibrancy, contribute to our city s livability and bring people together in welcoming ways. There are over 70 events in Maple Ridge annually and the Coordinator of Special Events is a big part of our one stop shop philosophy to enable community partners and the City to coordinate these special events and cultural programs seamlessly behind the scenes, safely and responsibly. You are: Positive with a can-do attitude, energetic and good at liaising, facilitating and building bridges with key people including community stakeholders, partners, colleagues, funders, volunteers and the public; good problem solver; organized; a multi-tasker; experienced in the development, coordination, implementation and evaluation of a variety of large scale community events and cultural programming; an effective facilitator with superior communications skills and creativity; experienced with budgets, fundraising and financial management; able to work independently and within a team; engaged in event management, culture and future trends in this field; and proficient with using Microsoft Office suite and social media and online tools. Reporting to the Manager of Arts Community Connections, this role: Plans, coordinates and implements special events and cultural programs and services within the community and the Parks, Recreation Culture Department, ensuring special event/cultural program feasibility, conducting research, identifying resources and facilitating consultative processes with various community groups, sponsors/funders and government agencies to deliver meaningful public experiences within identified budgets which also meet the City s strategic goals. Recruits, orients, trains and directs staff and volunteers and oversees the volunteer program. Develops content for publicity and promotional materials for special events and cultural program initiatives and services including writing and editing communication documents for distribution on websites, guides, brochures, media etc. Solicits funding or in-kind donations for civic events from corporate sponsors (drafts and designs sponsorship communication including reports, proposals, agreement and emails and works with Manager to fulfill contractual obligations); prepares proposals for government and grant funding; monitors event budgets, identifies potential overruns and recommends resolution. Coordinates the cultural grant programs and in-kind resources to community groups including panel adjudication, recommendations, and assessment of program structure and funding. Establishes and maintains effective working relations with a variety of contacts such as Municipal and Provincial agencies and community groups; facilitates consultation processes to problem solve; builds capacity of organizers and partners and acts as a resource. Prepares reports, agreements and establishes policies and procedures for the implementation of special events and cultural programs. Provides support in the implementation of the cultural initiatives including the artist in residence program and other priorities identified in the Culture Plan strategy. To be successful, you have: Completion of a post-secondary degree program in arts, marketing, communications, recreation administration or a related field, plus some related experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Assets include designation in special event management, volunteer management or Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE/ACFRE). And preference for a candidate with a minimum of three to five years experience in major festivals and special events implementation and planning including permit approval processes, traffic planning, safety practices and evaluation and knowledge of local government environments. Strong financial management and administration skills. Demonstrated experience with obtaining successful grants and sponsorships and proposal writing. Strong leadership, supervisory, consensus building, facilitation, consultation, project management, research, community development, conflict resolution and negotiation skills. Ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally including effectively communicating complex issues to managers, public audiences and community groups. Ability to adapt and prioritize to changing departmental needs in a proactive and strategic manner and experience in operationalizing policy and strategic planning priorities. Ability to take initiative and exercise good judgment, professionalism, tact and diplomacy. Class 5 Driver s License for the Province of British Columbia. A flexible schedule to accommodate some festivals and special events, meetings and workshops in the evenings and weekends. The successful candidate will be required to complete a Police Information Check as a condition of employment. (Note - not required a part of the application process; however, will be required upon consideration for employment) All required licenses, certificates and registrations associated with this competition must also be valid and current at the time the postings close and must be attached with your application. Please have these documents ready to upload when you apply. What we offer you: The City offers a competitive compensation package that includes a strong wellness program and the opportunity for career and professional development. If you want to help shape a growing community in a municipality that strives for service excellence, then this is the position for you. To apply for this position please submit an online application on our website: http://www.mapleridge.ca/2035/Our-Jobs Please complete all applicable areas of the online application in detail and attach your resume. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those under consideration will be contacted. To meet us in person, please come see us live on site at The Black Press Extreme Education Career Fair, Thursday, March 14th from 11:00am-4:00pm at the Greg Moore Youth Centre 11925 Haney Pl, Maple Ridge. (1045126h)




Save this AdSave this Ad  
Share this listing:
Email a Friend








 Keep Our Site Safe, Report Abuse 

← Back to list of ads