Community Programmer

Job Title: Community Programmer

Salary range: $53,206 - $70,364 annually

Department: Recreational Programming

Hours: Permanent FT

Job Description:

The Town of La Ronge invites applications for the full-time permanent position of Community Programmer in the Parks & Recreation Department. This position will assist in the development and implementation of marketing and promotion strategies for the Town of La Ronge. Reporting to the Manager of Parks & Recreation, this position will provide community event planning and promotion and be located in La Ronge, Saskatchewan.

Primary responsibilities include:
 Assess, plan, develop, implement and evaluate community based sport, culture & recreational programs, activities and community special events for all ages.
 Develops, writes, edits and produces promotional materials to create public awareness of programs;
 Shall assist in the day to day operations of the Parks & Recreation Department;
 Shall support and liaison with the Northern Community & School Recreation Coordinator Program as well as maintain a working relationship and liaison with the local school board, local businesses, clubs/organizations and volunteers;
 Preparing and administrating contracts for facility rentals and program instructors.
 Preparation of grants, reports and surveys that are applicable to the Department and/or the Community;
 Facilitate an ongoing planning process in partnership with the Manager of Parks & Recreation & Senior Administration staff to ensure a strong strategic direction for the Parks & Recreation Department;
 Plan, develop, implement & evaluate recreational programming as required, including community consultation component.

Qualifications:
A minimum of two (2) years experience in the parks and recreation field, or equivalent experience. A diploma or degree in recreation or satisfactory equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
This position will require strong interpersonal & public relations skills, computer skills, leadership abilities, board governance, strategic planning & implementation skills, accountability & reporting abilities and good oral & written communication skills. The ability to establish cordial relationships with a wide variety of service and civic organizations and the general public is an asset. Creativity, innovation and analytical thinking are essential for this position. In this position, the development and maintenance of positive relationships with community groups, volunteers, clubs/organizations, partners and the municipal government are essential.

Special Requirements:
 Must maintain a valid Saskatchewan Class 5 Driver’s license.
 Must be subject to a police criminal record check to determine suitability to work with and around children and youth.
 Must be bondable and able to receipt monies.
 Must be available to work evenings, weekends and irregular hours to accommodate groups and residents.
 Required to abide and carry out the policies and direction of the Town of La Ronge.
 Must be able to work independently and with minimal supervision.
 Must be able to manage time efficiently and effectively.

The Town of La Ronge provides an extensive benefits package and pension plan, including an additional week of vacation for Northern Annual Leave upon completion of 1 year of service. Salary will commensurate with experience based on a salary range of $53,206 - $70,364/year. For a detailed job description or more information please contact the Town of La Ronge office at 306-425-2066.

Applicants should submit a detailed resume including cover letter, 3 references and expected salary to the following on or before August 2, 2019 at 4:00pm to:
Town of La Ronge – Parks & Recreation Department
Attn: Tonia Logan
Box 5680
La Ronge, Saskatchewan
S0J 1L0
Fax (306) 425-3883
Email: recreation@laronge.ca
The competition for this position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. The Town of La Ronge would like to thank all applicants for their interest in this position; however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.