Recreation Programmer, Community Development

City of Mississauga
Civic Centre, Mississauga, Ontario
Hourly Rate/Salary: $ 35.42 - $ 47.23
Closing date
Dec 5, 2022

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Job Summary

Reporting to the Manager of Community & Neighbourhood Development, the successful candidate will be responsible for working with the Community Development Coordinators to initiate and maintain positive and effective relationships with community stakeholders and internal departments to support the successful implementation policies and initiatives that keep Mississauga residents active, healthy and connected to their communities.

Duties and Responsibilities

Provide guidance and support to community groups and volunteers for safe and successful community led celebrations and events.
  • Support navigation and facilitate compliance with city processes and requirements
  • Provide timely and effective customer service
  • Implement problem-solving skills to resolve issues as required
  • Attend and provide on-site support as required
  • Maintain administrative systems
  • Develop and maintain communication and resource materials
  • Track and monitor key performance indicators

Build and maintain relationships with community groups
  • Act as a Category Reviewer for the Community Group Registry Program
  • Provide support for community engagement and capacity building activities including coordination of meetings and learning opportunities, information gathering, and communications

Program/Project Implementation
  • Provide project leadership and implementation support in relation to team and divisional priorities as required
  • Use and maintain project management tools including work plans, share point sites,
  • Provide support for research and reporting activities (e.g. benchmarking, surveys, data analysis)

Skills and Qualifications

  • Post - secondary degree or diploma in the field of recreation, community development, or related field along with a minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience
  • Specialized training in areas including project management, community engagement is an asset
  • Knowledge and experience with planning and implementation of community events and initiatives
  • Knowledge of and experience with working with local agencies, community groups, and volunteers.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment and to establish effective working relationships with co-workers and other internal and external stakeholders.
  • Excellent customer service, oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong administration, organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced and changing environment and interest in broadening your experience is desired.
  • Occasional irregular hours of work to accommodate work with community stakeholders. On occassion be available to work flexible hours including evenings, weekends and holidays.
  • Requires flexibility of work locations including the ability to work effectively from home and other locations across the city (e.g. community centres, parks) in all weather conditions
  • Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Office. Experience with City Software such as Class, Share Point, Survey Monkey and social media is an asset.
  • Current CPR, First Aid Certification and High Five Principles of Healthy Child Development (or willing to obtain within the first 3 months of start date)

Hourly Rate/Salary:$ 35.42 - $ 47.23
Hours of Work:35
Work Location:Civic Centre
Organization Unit:CMS/Community &Neighbourhood Development
Department/Division/Section:CMS/Community Services Dept,CMS/Recreation Division,Sport & Community Development
Non-Union/Union: Non Union

COVID-19 Update:As per the City’s Employee Recruitment Policy, all external candidates (including previously employed individuals) must show their Fully Vaccinated Confirmation or apply for and receive confirmation of a creed or medical exemption from the City before their first day.

A Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check (Level 2) or Vulnerable Sector Check (Level 3) will be required of the successful candidate, at their own expense, to verify the absence of a criminal record for which a pardon has notbeen granted.

We thank all who apply, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. You can alsocheck your application status in your candidate profile online.

All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with theAccessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005and the OntarioHuman Rights Code, the City of Mississauga will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform Human Resources of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.

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