Expiry Date: 01-30-2015
Director of Leisure Services
Located within the broader GTA, in southern Simcoe County, Bradford West Gwillimbury is a thriving municipality of 30,000 residents. The community features a blend of rural and urban communities encompassing 200 square kilometres of rolling countryside and the well-known Holland Marsh. Bradford is our main urban centre and has experienced significant residential and commercial growth within master-planned communities, with more to come as targeted in the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe.
It is in this environment of growth and innovation that a strategic, results-oriented and collaborative leader can build upon the municipality’s successes and take the Leisure Services department to the next level. If you are a seasoned and creative professional with exemplary leadership skills and the expertise to take on a broad mandate, we would like to hear from you.
Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, you will provide direction and leadership to talented teams across various divisions. This position is responsible for the overall planning, development and general/financial management of the Leisure Services department comprising of parks, cemeteries and recreational facilities planning, construction, maintenance and operations; overseeing community development and delivery of recreation programs and services including community needs assessment, development facilitation and liaison duties; materials and equipment acquisition; project co-ordination; service level definition; budget preparation and administration; and ensures compliance with Occupational Health & Safety legislation.
Preferred candidates will have a post secondary degree in Recreation and Leisure Studies, and/or Recreation Facility Management or related equivalent, accompanied by post-graduate studies in Business and/or Public Administration and Management studies. Candidates will have demonstrated experience at a managerial level, preferably in a municipal environment, including: parks and facilities construction and maintenance, contract management, asset management, preparation, submission and management of budgets, operation of arenas, sports fields, swimming pools, HVAC equipment, community events development, and recreational programming or equivalent combination of education and experience. In addition, the successful candidate must have proven public relations, excellent customer service, interpersonal, project/time management, analytical, problem solving, presentation, and communication skills, and possess a valid class G driver’s license in good standing with reliable transportation.
The position offers a salary range of $129,014 to $161,269, plus a competitive benefit package, and an opportunity to grow with us.
We invite you to explore our community and this exciting career opportunity. Interested qualified applicants are invited to forward their resume and covering letter in confidence, quoting file number 2015-DL01 by 4:30 p.m. on January 30, 2015 to:
Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury, Human Resources Department,
100 Dissette St, Unit 4 Box 100, Bradford, Ontario L3Z 2A7
Fax: 905 775-8633 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted. In accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, and will only be used for candidate selection.
The Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury is an equal opportunity employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code.
Date Posted: January 7, 2015