RECREATION DIRECTOR SOUGHT - The Town of Amherst is seeking a talented Director of Recreation to join the senior management team. This is an exciting opportunity to provide strategic leadership in recreation and community engagement to the Town and community. We offer a great opportunity for growth and professional development, an organizational commitment to excellence and a professional team-based work environment.
The Director of Recreation will have the responsibility to continually develop and manage a community recreation service, and ensure that there is a sustainable recreation business strategy which promotes and reflects the needs of the community and residents of the Town of Amherst.
Reporting to the CAO, the Director will have responsibility to plan, direct, measure and manage the activities, operations, staff and facilities of the Recreation Department including recreation, leisure and cultural programs and services, partnership development, facilities and parks management, special projects and administrative services consistent with the Town’s resources and plans.
Bachelor’s degree in Business, and/or Physical Education/Recreation/Bachelor’s degree in Business, and/or Physical Education/Recreation/Community Development Training, with a minimum of 5 years of experience in a seniormanagement role preferably with a municipal or provincial government. Experience in managingmulti-purpose recreation and leisure facilities in a unionized environment an asset.
Successful performance in this position requires the followingSuccessful performance in this position requires the followingdemonstrated abilities: Business acumen; strategic and creative thinking; strong collaborativedecision making; leadership; ability to engage and develop others; change management; and theability to establish and maintain productive relationships with other Town operations, the CAO,Council, committees, customers and key stakeholders. The incumbent must be able to meetestablished deadlines in a dynamic work environment with shifting priorities. An equivalentcombination of education, training and experience, which would provide the required knowledgeand skills, may be considered. Course work or background in public administration or business isalso desirable.
This is a full-time senior management position offering a competitive benefitsThis is a full-time senior management position offering a competitive benefitsand compensation package, with the salary set in accordance with the Town’s SalaryAdministration Policy.
Interested persons are invited to deliver their resume,Interested persons are invited to deliver their resume,with cover letter and references, in confidence to the undersigned before 4:00pm, August 26,2019.
Krista Crossman, Human Resources, P.O. Box 516, Amherst, N.S. B4H
We thank all those who apply, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.