Manager, Community, Recreation and Stakeholder Relations

Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association Regina
  • Date published: 2020-08-20
  • Industry: Tourism & Leisure
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Manager, Community, Recreation and Stakeholder Relations

Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association Regina

We're looking for a candidate to fill this position in an exciting company.

Your tasks:

  • Leads the recruitment, training, orientation and motivation of direct reports and volunteers; evaluates performance and provides feedback,
  • Ensures all safety and security protocols are established, implemented, communicated and managed for all staff, volunteers and participants,
  • Effectively communicates with colleagues, team members and volunteers to ensure they are kept current,
  • Anticipates and manages issues as they arise; seeks middle ground for win-win outcomes,
  • Seeks to improve processes or introduces new approaches to position the organization for success,
  • Provides oversight and helps with creating and managing all schedules for activities, facilities and participants; leads and/or participates in activities as necessary, and
  • Evaluates the effectiveness of activities and events; identifies opportunities for improvement and future needs.
  • Planning & Performance
  • Participates in the planning process, identifies new initiatives in support of the organization’s mission and vision including opportunities for the best value for money on behalf of the residents; puts forward proposals and related costing summaries,
  • Creates and implements a Recreation Master Plan to identify current recreational offerings and needs; explores avenues to create additional recreational opportunities, events and long-range recreational improvement programs,
  • Conducts research to assess the community service needs and interests with respect to recreation, sport, culture and related programs and events,
  • Keeps current on best practices in cultural and recreational programming,
  • Remains vigilant on the community expansion plans, while balancing competing demands for various culture and recreation offerings in the community with a priority to focus on fostering community building and developing strong connections and connecting people,
  • In conjunction with the Town Planner, the Manager will work on the opportunity to design and develop requirements and standards for parks and green spaces in all new developments,
  • Markets and promotes all activities using social media and other platforms to communicate and engage community members,
  • Tracks data and information related to services, programs and events; solicits participant feedback and uses this information to inform future initiatives,
  • Develops and presents reports outlining results of initiatives, and
  • Prepares budgets and monitors expenditures to ensure costs are managed effectively and efficiently.
  • Stakeholder Relations
  • Manages grant applications, sponsorships and/or partnerships for the delivery of services and programs,
  • Develops and maintains credible and authentic relationships with various stakeholder groups including business partners, citizens, volunteers and businesses,
  • Establishes and maintains business relationships and communication with education institutions, residents, council, the business community and regional partners as it relates to expanding culture and recreation in the community, 
  • Maintains awareness of provincial political environment and incorporates knowledge into budget and ongoing operations as appropriate,
  • Represents the Town of White City as an ambassador at meetings with other municipalities, business partners and community stakeholders in the area,
  • Ensures the Town of White City communicates and promotes service offerings and business development opportunities to existing and potential clients within its target market, and
  • Develops an online-newsletter, website and survey tools to engage community and research partners.

Your profile:

  • Philosophy of culture, recreation and leisure as it relates to community development with proven expertise in building and maintaining strong, meaningful, and productive relationships with stakeholders in order to create mutually beneficial outcomes for all involved,
  • Experience in developing and implementing strategic plans, capital works projects and infrastructure improvement plans and achieving results,
  • Principles, practices, methods and procedures used in the administration of cultural and recreation facilities, operations, programs and services,
  • Municipal by-laws, policies, legislation and regulations and codes,
  • Marketing, Human Resources and Financial Management principles and practices,
  • Communicates effectively to diverse groups and individuals using multiple media, and
  • Expresses a keen interest in White City, its history and vision for the future.
  • Attributes:
  • Relationship Building (has excellent interpersonal skill; is genuine, sensitive and respectful of all people and their perspective; can work through conflict effectively always looking for a favorable win/win outcome; is approachable and engaging with stakeholders),
  • Influencing (is a passionate advocate for the community; can influence others to go along with approach/way of thinking and to participate, support and sponsor activities and events),
  • Planning and Organizing (can plan/organize significant multi-faceted events involving a large number of participants; schedules and organizes all elements and follows-up to ensure completion),
  • Service-Focused (provides excellent service and programs; approaches work with enthusiasm to meet the needs of all residents; is responsive; follows through to ensure satisfaction and/or manages issues without delay,)
  • Innovative/Creative (is an innovative thinker; identifies new ideas and has a creative approach to work; is committed to continuous improvement and looks at ways to improve upon existing initiatives; takes calculated risks),
  • Teamwork (develops cooperative working relationships; is unbiased; respects diversity; helps out other team members without being asked; is fair, open and honest and builds a positive team spirit),
  • Issues Management (considers the impact of decisions; aligns decisions with the organization’s vision, values and long-term goals; can resolve problems using good judgement; does not procrastinate in dealing with issues),
  • Adaptability (is flexible; can work through interruptions and multi-task without difficulty; works through change without becoming stressed or overwhelmed; does not over-react to situations),
  • Leadership (inspires/motivates staff and volunteers; manages performance effectively and demonstrates effective and professional leadership),
  • Safety & Security (is committed to safety of others; identifies safety and security related issues and follows through to ensure changes are made and safety and security protocols are adhered to),
  • Communication (keeps people informed; is clear; has excellent written and verbal communication skills; listens well to ensure understanding; can make dynamic presentations that appeal to the interest of others),
  • Results-oriented (works to improve personal performance in achieving goals; honours commitments; measures and reports on business outcomes),
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