Director, Leisure and Community Services

Date de publication: 3 oct 2017
Date limite: 23 oct 2017
Director, Leisure and Community Services
(Job # 2017-078-IE)
Department: Leisure and Community Services
Status: Full-Time, Permanent
Date Posted: October 2, 2017
Date Closing: October 23, 2017, 4:30 p.m.
Number of Positions: 1
Scheduled Hours/Shifts: 37.5 hours per week, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday
Salary: $134,316 – $163,430 per year

Position Purpose: 
As a result of an internal promotion, the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville is seeking an accomplished leader to take on the role of Director, Leisure and Community Services. Reporting to the Town’s new CAO, you will bring eight or more years of municipal Leisure and Community Services experience to the town; you are a communicator who is comfortable in the community, at the council table and interacting with all levels of staff; you are a superb coach and mentor who is looking forward to completing a Leisure Services Master plan and taking a very well-run department to even higher levels. The Director participates as a member of the Senior Management Team and is responsible for the planning, development, general/financial management and leadership of the Department of Leisure and Community Services – comprising parks and facilities planning, construction, maintenance and operations, community needs assessment and program development and delivery; and culture and museum services. The Director is expected to exercise considerable independent judgment and initiative in financial, operational, staff management, policies, and planning and community development initiatives. This position supplies policy advice and assists Council and Senior Management Team to establish the strategic direction for the Town, providing leadership for department managers and supervisors, to deliver consistent and high-quality customer service, community engagement and resource management.
Qualifications and Requirements: You have exceptional communication skills in dealing with the political arena and the administrative arm of the organization, and you have advanced experience in employee relations, staff development, team building, and financial management. You also possess the following skills/abilities:
  • Formal academic training in Recreation or related discipline at a university level.
  • Supervisory experience in a unionized setting is also required
  • Thorough working knowledge of municipal parks and recreation infrastructure and functions including parks and facilities construction, project management, maintenance/operations/ equipment, recreation/cultural programming, departmental administration (including capital and operating budget preparation/ administration)
  • Working knowledge of design concepts, marketing strategies, provincial grant processes and revenue generating venues in a recreation environment, applicable legislative/regulatory standards, community development techniques, collective agreement administration, and local government functions/responsibilities.
  • Thorough working knowledge of health and safety legislation and safe work practices
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving, organizational public relations, communication, project management, strategic planning, leadership and supervisory skills.
  • Computer literacy utilizing Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and internet research
  • Class G Driver’s License in good standing and reliable vehicle to use on corporate business
  • Availability to attend evening or other events as required/assigned
How to apply:
Please forward your resume in confidence by October 23, 2017 at 4:30 p.m., identifying Job # 2017-078-IE in the subject line to
Committed to diversity and a barrier-free environment: Whitchurch-Stouffville is an equal opportunity employer committed to an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process and as we grow, it’s important that our workforce reflect the citizens we serve. At the Town, we respect, encourage, and celebrate our diversity. If contacted for an employment opportunity, please advise if you require accommodation. We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.