Active Living Project Coordinator
The City of Waterloo is currently in search of an Active Living Project Coordinator to join our team. This temporary full-time position for 12 months will work primarily with the Recreation and Community Programming teams to support the evaluation, research, and development of strategic and operational plans for active living programs.
- Responsible for assessing and evaluating existing active living programs to identify efficiencies and inform future program development opportunities
- Gather, organize, and analyze data from internal and external sources
- Collect information from community groups to assess local needs and trends
- Research and identify industry best practices of active living activities with a focus on fitness programming
- Provide recommendations on changes related to policies or procedures to support continuous improvement
- Contributes to the development of a strategic plan for active living programs including the financial model, operational implementation plan, and service delivery
- Develop procedures and determine materials required for the facilitation of active living programs
- Collaborates and engages with local stakeholders
- Provide support to Management on all aspects of project deliverables
- Identify funding opportunities including grant sourcing/application in relation to programs and initiatives
- Work cooperatively and actively engage with team members to ensure a collaborative approach
- Other duties as assigned
- Post-secondary education in Recreation and Leisure, Sport Management, Kinesiology, Physical Education, Social Sciences, or related discipline, or equivalent education and experience
- Minimum of two (2) years of job related experience in recreation or active living programming, including previous experience with program development and evaluation
- Previous experience with project management, planning, and research and data analysis
- Demonstrated creativity and initiative in program development and evaluation
- Experience with networking and building relationships in the community
- Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion principles, and health and wellness as it relates to community programming
- Demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
- Highly motivated, self-starter with excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to establish effective working relationships
- Experience developing recommendations and presenting options to management an asset
- Canfitpro or equivalent considered an asset
- Proficiency in PowerPoint, Microsoft Word and Excel, and comfortable working virtually using MS Teams
- Ability and willingness to travel between worksites and meeting locations, as necessary, utilizing reliable, safe and efficient methods of transportation is required to perform the job
- A satisfactory police criminal and judicial matters check will be required as a condition of hire
*Hours of Work: Flexible work hours required to occasionally attend evening or weekend programming and support other activities of the Recreation Services and Community Programming Teams.
**Work Location: The primary work location will be WMRC, however, the successful applicant will be required to work at various City facilities to support the Recreation Services and Community Programming Teams.
Interested and qualified candidates are invited to submit their resume and cover letter in one document through the online application process. For posting and application details please visit: www.waterloo.ca/careers.
All qualified City of Waterloo employees may apply, however during the selection process there is a specific sequence that will be followed. Members of the City of Waterloo Staff Association who have completed their probationary period in their most recent position will be considered first for this posting. Please note that members who have recently completed a secondment must complete a twelve (12) month period in their base position before they are eligible to apply for a new secondment.
Please note, if a secondment is filled by an external candidate, it will be deemed to be a contract position.
Be You @ Waterloo
At the City of Waterloo, we are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the community we so proudly serve. All interested and qualified candidates, including Indigenous persons, Black persons, non-Black racialized persons/persons of colour, women, persons with disabilities, 2SLGBTQ+ and those interested in joining our team are encouraged to apply.
The City of Waterloo is committed to creating and maintaining a workplace that is welcoming, inclusive, and barrier-free. Accommodations in accordance with the Human Rights Code and other applicable legislation are available throughout all stages of the recruitment process. For accommodation during the application process, applicants are requested to make their needs known via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, quoting the position and competition number. Applicants advanced through to subsequent