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Recreation Coordinator

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The Canada Games Centre (CGC) is a vibrant multi-sport community and recreation centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia. We are a 176,000 sqft facility operated by a non-profit society committed to promoting physical literacy, fitness and wellness, and to supporting the needs of high performance sport & athlete development. The Centre runs sport and recreation programs, camps, fitness classes and so much more in an inclusive environment. Located in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and traditional lands of the Mi’kmaq people, the CGC acknowledges the Peace & Friendship Treaties signed in this Territory and recognizes that we are all Treaty People.

Together, we inspire healthy active living.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Manager Recreation & Program Services, this position is responsible for the overall creation, planning of curriculum, supervision and management of all Sport and Community Recreation programs. Responsibilities also include staff hiring, arranging of contractors and supervision of all recreation programming, while fostering and maintaining relationships with program deliverers and contractors. In addition to a commitment to exceptional customer service and a positive customer experience, the Recreation Coordinator must be highly organized, manage time effectively, and complete scheduling tasks in a timely and efficient manner.


  • Oversee the overall program delivery of recreation programs which include Sport programs, After School, Summer Camps, and Day Camps
  • Manage a staff of up to 70 part-time staff and program instructors throughout the year to ensure all staff are upholding Canada Games Centre standards at all times
  • Overall development and management of staff team including hiring, training, coaching, mentoring, and evaluating all recreation staff
  • Oversees the develop daily program planning for the After School and Camp programs
  • Input and manage all aspects of program registration, changes, and cancellations
  • Maintain current recreation programming while aspiring to develop and grow existing and new programs that align with the Centre’s vision
  • Work in conjunction with the Manager, Recreation & Program Services to create annual budget
  • Ensure programs meet revenue targets
  • Mitigate risks associated with the delivery of recreation services
  • Continue with the Canada Games Centre’s vision to adapt all programming to align with Sport for Life movement and be age/stage appropriate
  • Represent the organization in a professional manner to inspire fellow team members
  • Work on special projects
  • Work with all CGC departments in delivery of services
  • Other duties as assigned by the Manager, Recreation & Program Services


Education & Experience

  • Graduate of Recreation, Education, Kinesiology, Early Childhood, or equivalent combination of education and/or experience
  • 3 to 5 years of supervisory experience in a recreation setting
  • 3 to 5 years of supervisory summer camp experience
  • Prior experience in a setting where children, youth and recreation & health are the focus.
  • Program planning and development
  • Demonstrated understanding of recreation and physical activity trends
  • Hiring and training experience
  • Experience with customer service
  • Experience with computer applications and programs such as Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience with Legend Recreation software considered an asset
  • Certifications in High Five Trainer considered an asset


  • Service orientation
  • Communication
  • Customer service
  • Problem solving
  • Flexibility
  • Initiative
  • Relationship building
  • Teamwork and cooperation
  • Values diversity

Working Conditions

  • This position is 35 hours per week, mainly Monday–Friday 10am-6pm with an evening shift of 12-8pm, flexibility to work evenings and weekends will be required
  • Additionally fulfill Person on Duty (POD) shifts 2:30pm to 10:30pm on rotational evenings and weekends
  • Expanded hours will be required during peak times such as first week of programs, special events or when required by facility operations and demands
  • Working environment includes physical, emotional, and mental demands
  • Safe use of all protective / barrier equipment as required by the employer
  • Exposure to loud noises and ability to concentrate in a busy environment


  • Criminal Record & Child Abuse Registry checks will be required as part of the hiring process

What’s in it for you?

  • Group benefits and RRSP plan
  • Education allowance
  • Free facility membership
  • Free parking and proximity to Halifax Transit
  • Amazing team environment
  • Organization committed to extraordinary staff and customer experience


Salary will be based on a range from $42,000–$58,000 commensurate with education and level of experience.

Applications Instructions

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume, outlining how you meet the specific qualifications listed in the job posting to Wasan Nayfeh at by Sunday, November 19th, 2023.

Please include your full name and the position you are applying for in the subject line. Failure to properly identify your application or attach working documents may result in your application being omitted.

We are a welcoming and supportive environment whose goal is to be a diverse workplace representative of the citizens we serve. Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, African Nova Scotians, racially visible persons, women in occupations where they are under-represented, and the LGBTQIA2S+ community are encouraged to self-identify on your application.

This opportunity is now closed