Competition number 235-2019-EXT-RPC

Assistant Recreation Programmer (Adult Wellness)


Permanent Full-Time

Closing date

Aug. 22, 2019

Competition status

  • Active: Accepting applications until 11:59 pm MST on the closing date.
  • Screening: Applications are under review.
  • Interviewing: Applicants have been selected for interviews.
  • Closed: A candidate has been selected and/or competition has closed.
  • Ongoing: Accepting applications, which will be reviewed on an as-needed basis.
  • Cancelled: The competition has been cancelled.



Recreation, Parks and Culture


40 hours per week

Pay range

$60,029 to $75,005 per year

Job Description

The Assistant Recreation Programmer provides a high level of support to programs and services within the area of expertise (Adult Wellness) to exceed guest expectations through quality service and meeting community needs. The Assistant Recreation Programmer reflects RPC’s mission to generate opportunities for guests to pursue healthy lifestyle choices.


  • Provide program coordination, communications, delivery and evaluation to ensure all programs and service areas are maintained at the highest level with quality service, high performing staff, contractors, equipment and venue spaces
  • Along with the Recreation Programmer, hire, train and ensure ongoing development of contract or instructional staff to develop proficiency and consistency among the teams, as well as assist with supervision, scheduling, guidance for day-to-day tasks, special projects, and administrative support
  • Perform and lead by example instructor responsibilities and expectations
  • Attend, monitor and assist classes where needed with guest service issues or service recovery, answering questions, facilitating discussions between instructor/contractor and participant/parent
  • Actively engage program and facility guests, provide excellent customer service, assist with surveys and feedback collection, guest retention strategies and orientation programs, perform as part of a team, network, contribute and attend meetings
  • Create and review Safe Work Practices, create/review competency training with hourly staff (where applicable), conduct monthly safely meetings, monthly planned inspections, incident investigations, inspect equipment used by hourly staff and maintain OH&S regulations specific to the program area
  • Research equipment and space trends; purchase equipment according to Strathcona County guidelines
  • Along with the Recreation Programmer, research new trends and network to ensure services are improved/developed, and discarded proactively
  • Support the planning; implementing, and monitoring programs and services to ensure guests’ needs are met
  • Perform administrative tasks such as completing contract invoicing, creating checklists, filing, data input and tracking

Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent communication, leadership and team building skills, with proven ability to maintain high standards of safety, quality and cooperation
  • Ability to work independently, on a team, and in a variety of environments
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Subject matter expertise in Adult Wellness programming
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and scheduling software, and knowledge of safe work practices


  • University degree in physical education, recreation administration or a related field, with a minimum of one-year recreation related supervisory or leadership experience
  • Considerable experience working within area of expertise (Adult Wellness) in a teaching, mentoring, leading, volunteering, tutoring or coaching role
  • AFLCA, Can Fit-Pro, and CPT-CSEP certification(s) are assets
  • Web-based scheduling experience is an asset

Conditions of Employment

  • Submission of a satisfactory vulnerable sector check
  • Valid Alberta Class 5 Drivers’ licence and submission of a drivers abstract with less than 7 demerits and reliable method of transportation
  • Ability and willingness to work days, evenings, and weekends
  • Current CPR ©, AED, Standard First Aid, OHS and WHMIS
  • Ability to perform physical labour as part of the job duties and stand/walk for extended periods of time

Shortlisted candidates will be required to provide proof of educational and professional credentials as noted in the resume


This competition may be used to fill future vacancies for similar positions within the next 6 months.


Competition #235-2019-EXT-RPC closes August 22, 2019


Thank you for your interest in Strathcona County. We only contact candidates selected for interviews.



A cover letter must be submitted along with a resume describing the interest in this position.


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