Active Living Programmer (Temporary)

Competition Number: 22099

Job Title: Active Living Programmer (Temporary)

Department: Recreation, Culture & Community Services

Employment Type: Temporary Part-Time Union Position

Salary: $32.17 per hour (2023 rate) + 12.4% in lieu

Posted Date: December 8, 2022, 12:00 am

Closing Date: March 31, 2023, 11:30 pm

Last Modified: February 17, 2023, 9:21 am

Posting: Open

Status: Posting Re-Opened


The City of Courtenay invites applications for the position of temporary "Active Living Programmer" in the Recreation Programming Division of the Recreation, Culture & Community Services Department.  This is a union position subject to the terms and conditions in the collective agreement between the City and CUPE Local 556.

Reporting to the Assistant Manager of Active Living Recreation this position assists in the implementation, planning, supervision and evaluation of Active Living recreation programs and special events. The Active Living Programmer also assists in the recruitment, hiring, training, supervision, evaluation and scheduling of Wellness Centre Attendants, Personal Trainers, and Active Living Program and Fitness Instructors. They purchase program supplies & equipment; assist in the marketing and promotion of recreation services and maintain accurate sport and fitness program related statistics and records.

Minimum qualifications include:

  • Degree or diploma in Recreation Management or Sport Administration from a recognized educational institution, or equivalent education and experience
  • Current First Aid Emergency Level - Industry and CPR Level A & C
  • Sound (3 years) experience in the delivery of community recreational programs
  • Some (minimum 2 years) supervisory experience
  • Experience with recreation software, programming and scheduling applications
  • Experience as a fitness instructor, personal trainer or related profession
  • Sound knowledge of Active Living recreation programs and activities, including group fitness, personal training, recreational gymnastics and children’s sport programming
  • Sound knowledge of the principles of physical literacy and experience implementing into programming
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, organizational, time-management, conflict resolution, and problem-solving skills
  • Sound knowledge of marketing strategies and techniques
  • Highly motivated and ability to work as a team and independently
  • Strong technical skills in computer software applications: MS Word, Outlook, Excel & recreation software
  • Strong leadership skills and abilities to provide and promote positive values and recreational benefits
  • Physical ability to frequently lift heavy objects such as tables and equipment
  • Current Criminal Record Clearance
  • Ability to work a variety of shifts, including days, afternoons, evenings, weekdays and weekends as required for operational requirements
  • Valid BC Class 5 drivers’ licence

This temporary, part-time position is available soon.  The duration of this posting is approximately six months or upon the return of the incumbent.

Interested persons should submit a resume and cover letter clearly outlining how they meet the requirements for this position through the APPLY button below. 

Interviews will begin immediately; however this posting will remain open until filled. 


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