Home Job Board Recreation Planning Strategist
|City of Calgary
Posted Date: February 6, 2024
Closing Date: February 15, 2024
|City of Calagry
If you are committed to public service, enjoy collaborating with others, share our values and have a desire to learn and grow, join The City of Calgary. City employees deliver the services, run the programs and operate the facilities which make a difference in our community. We support work-life balance, promote physical and psychological safety, and offer competitive wages, pensions, and benefits. Together we make Calgary a great place to make a living, a great place to make a life.
The City is committed to fostering a respectful, inclusive and equitable workplace which is representative of the community we serve. We welcome those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, inclusion, anti-racism and reconciliation. Applications are encouraged from members of groups that are historically disadvantaged and underrepresented. Accommodations are available during the hiring process, upon request.
As the Recreation Planning Strategist, you will lead the development of recreation and sport-related studies and plans in support of business unit initiatives and priorities. You will manage internal and/or external project teams that undertake research on trends and best practices in the recreation sector. You will also analyze data demographics and usage patterns, assess recreation and sport service gaps, and consult with community groups and contributors for input and feedback. You will develop recreation-related plans, studies and policies and make recommendations related to the planning and development of recreation facilities and amenities for all Calgarians.
Primary duties include:
• Oversee the development of plans, studies, and reports on a broad range of specialized recreation and sport-related strategies, leading related projects and ensuring alignment with business unit initiatives and City policies and strategies.
• Develop project work plans and stages of project work, creating schedules, charters, and other related documents.
• Evaluate proposal submissions and prepare related documentation.
• Direct and coordinate City and consultant project teams, and manage financial resources dedicated to the project.
• Manage teams undertaking the development of background research on industry trends, best practices and data related to programs and facilities.
• Facilitate information sessions and engagement with internal partners, other levels of government, and outside agencies involved in recreation planning.
• Analyze and summarize data to evaluate the need, capacity and effectiveness of recreation programs and facilities, synthesizing and presenting data in a variety of methods including reports, presentations, memos and briefing notes.
• A degree in Urban Planning, Public Administration, Sport and Recreation, Architecture, or a related discipline is required.
• At least 5 years of related experience, including at least 3 years of experience in interdisciplinary research, policy, and planning work, is required.
• A graduate degree would be considered an asset.
• Direct community or recreation experience would be considered an asset.
• The successful candidate will have strong negotiation and communication skills and the ability to analyze and synthesize information.
• Success in this role requires skills in building relationships, results orientation, and strategic thinking, as well as the ability to build consensus among internal/external partners and influence without authority.
• Successful candidates must provide proof of qualifications.
Union: CUPE Local 38
Position Type: 1 Temporary (up to 18 months)
Compensation: Pay Grade 12
Hours of work: Standard 35 hour work week
Business Unit: Recreation and Social Programs
Location: 2808 Spiller Road SE
Days of Work: This position works a 5 day work
week with 1 day off in a 3 week cycle.
Apply By: February 15, 2024
Job ID #: 309213
Apply Here: Careers City of Calgary
The Alberta Recreation & Parks Association would like to acknowledge the First Nations, the Métis, and all of the people across Alberta who share a history and a deep connection with this land. We dedicate ourselves to moving forward in partnership with Indigenous communities in the spirit of reconciliation and collaboration.