RECENT OR POTENTIAL CBU GRADS: Recreation Program Coordinator, Cape Breton Regional Municipality



Accountable for the planning, development, coordination, implementation and evaluation of various recreational, sport, cultural, programs and special events to meet the needs and interests of citizens of the Municipality.

STATUS:                   Inside Bargaining Unit

SALARY:                  As per Collective Agreement

Regular Full Time


    • Knowledge of current national and provincial trends and strategies for recreation
    • Experience in working with volunteers and community organizations.
    • Ability to coordinate and implement programs and special events.
    • Ability to perform Administrative Office duties.
    • Efficiency in rvlicrosoft office software including Word & Excel.
    • Ability to form community networks, participate in community partnerships, to meet and discuss concepts with community groups.
    • Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing.
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, supervisors, community groups and the general public.
    • Experience in website, Joomla, social media promotions


    • Grade 12 or GED equivalent.
    • Degree in Recreation, Physical Education or similar, plus three years of experience in recreational services. Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
    • Must possess and maintain a valid NS Driver’s License and have access to a vehicle.
    • Knowledge of the SAP system would be considered an asset.
    • A medical assessment including vision and hearing tests. Medical assessment must show the capacity of performing tasks of the classification.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Emergency First Aid – Level A CPR & Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Training (Current)




    • Identify the nature and scope of programs and special events offered in the Region by completing and maintaining a complete inventory of current programs. This inventory will also include the current and proposed methods of funding, Municipally, Provincially and Federally.
    • To ensure satisfactory recreational programming and special events by implementing established policies, procedures and standards to meet the identified needs of the Community.
    • To promote community involvement in programming and special events by working with community groups, organizations and individuals to build capacity and provide support for programming needs.
    • To ensure that the identified community programming and special events needs are met through effective scheduling and coordination of recreational programs throughout the Municipality.
    • To coordinate and manage part time staff and volunteers to deliver recreation programs and special events within the region.
    • To ensure that quality recreational opportunities are available at the regional level through continuous evaluation of programs and activities within the designated district(s).
    • To coordinate scheduling of Municipal operated facilities within the region.
    • To establish and coordinate programs in accordance with the Municipal Physical Activity Strategy and the respective coordinator.
    • To be knowledgeable of the CBRM Active Transportation Plan and its impact on the region.

    Application Details

    CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: 4:00 p.m. Monday, October 29th_ 2018

    Applications quoting Reference # 18.49-E should be directed to:

    Human Resources Department, Cape Breton Regional Municipality, 320 Esplanade, Suite 303 Sydney, N. S. BtP 7B9 – Fax: 902-563-5582 or E-mail:

    Applications/Resumes may also be submitted in the drop-off box: Main Floor, City Hall during regular working hours (8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)

    CBRM is committed to the principles of Employment Equity and encourages applications from the designated groups; women, visible minorities, aboriginals and persons with disabilities.  CBRM encourages the need for respect, integrity, diversity, accountability and the public good.

    Although we thank all applicants for their submissions, we will respond only to those we wish to interview.