Regular Full Time
About the City of Coquitlam
One of BC’s Top Employers, the City of Coquitlam offers meaningful career opportunities to make a difference within the local community. As the sixth largest city in BC, we are home to more than 150,000 residents. Our diverse municipality is a great place to work as it continues to grow through innovative urban design, inspiring arts, culture and recreation programs, and state-of-the-art transportation systems. Our brand is built on managing our resources in a responsible and sustainable manner, while supporting a vibrant, growing regional urban centre. We envision a bright future in Coquitlam that we hope includes you!
We are currently seeking our next Coordinator, Plans and Policies to join our high performing team that supports all divisions of the Parks, Recreation, Culture and Facilities department, in the development of strategies, plans, policies and community partnerships. The ideal candidate is an excellent communicator, has a strong understanding of research and analysis, and experience in developing detailed plans and policies. Experience in administering a community grant program and working with arts, culture and heritage programs would be an asset. This team works hard, but has fun, so bring your creative ideas!
Reporting to the Community Partnerships & Policy Manager, this role collects, analyzes and interprets a variety of data and prepares recommendations related to departmental plans and services; provides guidance and assistance in developing and implementing new plans, strategies and policies and provides leadership to project teams; interacts with a wide variety of partners to integrate plans and services with other departments and agencies; and supports efforts to foster community partnerships. Considerable independent judgement and action are exercised. Work performance is evaluated in terms of accomplished deliverables and for contribution towards the overall strategies and plans.
The ideal candidate will have knowledge of the City’s long-range plans and objectives. Our next Coordinator, Plans and Policies will have considerable knowledge of analytical and research principles, practices, procedures, methods and techniques; sound knowledge of the principles, procedures and objectives of recreation and leisure planning as they relate to the development of plans and services for Parks, Recreation, Culture and Facilities. The ability to think critically, analyze data, prepare and present reports with recommendations will be expected.
The ideal candidate will have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and deal tactfully with a wide variety of internal and external contacts and the public, and the ability to act in a coordinating capacity within the department, cross-departmentally, and with external organizations and interested groups, including resident groups and businesses. Additionally, they will demonstrate the ability to organize and lead workshops and public meetings.
University graduation in a related discipline and sound related experience preferably in a municipal recreation or strategic planning environment; or an equivalent combination of training and experience is expected. A related Master’s degree would be an asset. A Driver's License for the Province of British Columbia (with satisfactory record) is required.
This position primarily works Monday to Friday daytime hours and is based on a 35-hour work week. There may be the occasional evening or weekend shift in order to attend meetings or engagement sessions. A CUPE hourly rate of $41.98-49.61 is offered, plus a competitive benefits package and earned day off program. Applicants under consideration will be required to undergo a police information check (with no adverse reports).
This position is based in Coquitlam with some flexible, remote work options available. The City has a vaccination policy that is currently suspended. However, should the policy be reinstated, it will be a requirement for all current and future employees.
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