New Job Summer Recreation R.E.C. Van Coordinator In Nova Scotia

Summer Recreation R.E.C. Van Coordinator
Summer Recreation R.E.C. Van Coordinator

Summer Recreation R.E.C. Van Coordinator

Company : Halifax Regional Municipality
Salary : $19.50 an hour
Location : Nova Scotia

Full Description

Job Posting

Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) is inviting applications for the casual position of R.E.C ( Recreation Engages Communities) Van Coordinator in Parks and Recreation. Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) is committed to reflecting the community it serves and recognizing Diversity and Inclusion as one of the Municipality’s core values. We have an Employment Equity Policy and we welcome applications from African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Women in occupations or positions where they are underrepresented in the workforce, Indigenous/Aboriginal People, Persons with Disabilities and 2SLGBTQ+ Persons. Applicants are encouraged to self-identify on their electronic application.

The R.E.C (Recreation Engages Communities) Van Coordinator will take the lead role in delivering programs to neighborhoods throughout HRM that have barriers to recreational opportunities as well as participating in special events on behalf of the Recreation Division. The R.E.C Van also delivers programs to various parks, beaches and other Recreational Facilities. This position is responsible for planning, coordinating and scheduling a wide variety of activities for various age groups. They provide general supervision over the use of equipment, a program leader and the use of an assigned area or program.


  • Plans, coordinates and supervisor recreation activities for a wide variety of age groups attending the various drop-in sites
  • Implements activities and provides general supervision.
  • Schedules the season's activities and books parks, beaches, outdoor pool, spray pads and other facilities for visits.
  • Tracks and documents the season's programs and outcomes.
  • Keeps track of supplies and notifies the Recreation Supervisor when purchases need to be made.
  • Attends and participates in regular staff meetings and in service trainings as necessary.
  • Installs and removes program equipment.
  • Greets public and program participants and provides information or directs to proper office.
  • Performs administrative task, such as completing accident/incident report.


Education and Experience:

  • At least two seasons/summer of experience leading preschoolers/children/youth in a recreational setting and designing program curriculum
  • Knowledge and understanding of Healthy Child Development
  • At least one season/summer of demonstrated program leadership skills
  • Candidates must have ability to work in a multi-tasked environment and have strong communication, organizational, time management, leadership, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to troubleshoot customer inquiries.

Technical / Job Specific Knowledge and Abilities:

  • CPR, Standard First Aid (CSA Basic) certification or willingness to obtain.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, including but not limited to Excel, Word and Outlook or comparable software applications.
  • Copies of qualifications must be submitted upon hiring
  • Must hold a valid Class 5 driver's license
  • Ability to: understand and follow oral and written instructions; work harmoniously and cooperatively with fellow employees and the public; train and supervise staff
  • Organize and conduct groups of all sizes; make quick and accurate judgement calls; enforce rules and guidelines at all times
  • Must be able to perform physical labor, lift, carry, push and pull heavy objects, walk, stand, stoop and crouch for long periods of time
  • Must be able to work under various weather conditions
  • Screening through the Child Abuse Registry and a Police Records Check

Security Clearance Requirements: Applicants may be required to complete an employment security screening check.

Please note – Testing may be conducted as a component of the selection process to assess technical and job specific knowledge. Candidates, who are selected for testing, may be tested in a group setting, scheduled at the employer’s discretion.

COMPETENCIES: Developing Others, Conflict Management, Organization and Planning, Risk Management, Communication, Team Leadership, Valuing Diversity, Initiative, Decision Making, Customer Service

WORK STATUS: Seasonal, May 23rd, 2023 - September 1st, 2023

HOURS OF WORK: 35 hrs per week. Must be willing to work a flexible work schedule/overtime may be required.

SALARY: Non-union, $19.50 per hour (Plus 4% vacation pay)

WORK LOCATION: Based out of Beechville and Musquodoboit Harbour.

CLOSING DATE: Applications will be received up to 11:59 pm on Sunday, March 19, 2023.

Please note: We thank all applicants for their interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for interview/testing will be contacted.

During the recruitment process, applicants have the right to request an accommodation. Applicants invited to participate in an assessment process (such as an interview or testing) and who require accommodation, should discuss their needs with the Recruiter when invited to the assessment process.

Qualified HRM retirees may also be considered for competitions. In these circumstances, a form of employment may be offered, including term and/or contract employment.