NOW HIRING – Director of Community Services

By February 1, 2019 3:12 pmGeneral News

Employment Opportunity

Director, Community Services

The Director, reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, participates as a member of the Senior Management Team and is responsible for the planning, development, general/financial management and leadership of the Department of Community Services – comprising of parks, recreation and cultural programming, facilities planning, construction, maintenance and operations, Garcelon Civic Center, and festivals and events management. He/she will work with a skilled municipal team, Council, and community volunteers to deliver innovative, consistent and high quality customer service, community engagement and resource management.

As the ideal candidate, you are a highly effective communicator and collaborative leader with demonstrated ability to inspire and strengthen a diverse, talented team of professionals. Along with a Bachelor’s degree in Recreation or leisure studies, Public or Business Administration, Marketing or related discipline, you have at least three (3) years of successful experience at a senior management level in at least two (2) of the following service areas: Administration, Aquatics, Arenas, Event Centre, Community and Recreational Programming; ideally with experience in a unionized setting. You have a thorough working knowledge of community recreation and program assessment and development, as well as applicable legislative/ regulatory standards, and local government functions/responsibilities.

You have excellent analytical, problem-solving, and organizational skills, enabling you to lead your team to deliver on a complex variety of projects and work. Your analytical skills, combined with your financial acumen and written communication skills enable you to prepare detailed reports and budgets for Council. Using your strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences, you deal effectively with all levels of staff and government, elected officials, consultants, developers, contractors, the general public, and community organizations. Using your experience in project-management, and strategic planning, you strengthen the department’s ability to deliver on municipal priorities and objectives. You are known for your leadership skills, with high performance standards, and a fair, supportive and developmental approach with employees.

Successful applicants to this position will be required to provide a Police Criminal Record Check that is satisfactory to the Town prior to their start date.

For a full job description please visit the Town of St. Stephen website at:

If you are interested in joining our dedicated team of municipal professionals, please forward your resume to: Human Resources, Town of St. Stephen, 73 Milltown Blvd, Suite 112, St. Stephen, New Brunswick, E3L 1G5 or email to: by March 1, 2019 quoting reference number DComs-19.

The Town of St. Stephen is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to recognizing and celebrating the diversity of opinion, talent and expertise that make each person unique. We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Applicants requiring accommodation are asked to contact Human Resources.