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Director, Parks and Facilities
Municipality: City of Abbotsford This posting closed on

April 21, 2019
at 4:30 PM
Job ID: 19-012 (Please quote job ID on resume when applying)
Department: Parks, Recreation & Culture
Job Description: At the City of Abbotsford our people are our greatest asset. We offer a wide range of diverse, stimulating and rewarding career opportunities that support and recognize high levels of performance. In Abbotsford, we work strongly to create a challenging and rewarding environment for our employees to thrive. We invite you to become part of a place that has strong corporate and organizational values, rewarding career paths, challenging opportunities and an engaging and dynamic team to work with.

Be part of the story. Join our team today.

The City of Abbotsford is a growing, dynamic and diverse community with over 140,000 people. The Parks, Recreation and Culture department is a cornerstone of this vibrant and complete community. We contribute to the economic vibrancy of the City and foster environmental appreciation and social responsibility. We take pride in building and nurturing cultural vitality in the City by bringing together diverse interests, experiences and traditions from across the cultural landscape.

We are seeking a strategic leader to join our progressive and passionate team as Director, Parks and Facilities. Reporting directly to the General Manager, Parks, Recreation and Culture, the Director is responsible for the planning and development of beautiful parks and trails that complete and connect City neighbourhoods. The City is in the process of implementing the 2018 Parks, Recreation and Culture Master Plan, including the creation of an Urban Forestry strategy and Park Master Plans. As the Director you will lead this process to create a beautiful, green and sustainable City that will position us as a leader in Canada. The City’s residents love their parks, trails and recreation facilities and developing a clear vision to guide the operations and maintenance of these is an exciting part of this role. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone looking to take the next step in their career with a City that is committed to the ongoing growth and development of its valued employees.

As the Director, you are a seasoned leader, with the ability to motivate, mentor, coach and influence a diverse team to create a high performance work environment. You have the ability to build consensus on challenging issues and develop rich partnerships. You thrive managing many different priorities concurrently, and possess the ability to move projects forward in a multi-stakeholder environment. Your strong planning, communication and interpersonal skills allow you to build credible and trusted relationships at all levels throughout the organization and the community.

As the Director, you will have:
• a Degree in Parks and/or Recreation Administration, Parks Management, Urban Planning or other related discipline; and
• 10 years of progressive related experience, with a minimum of five (5) years in a senior leadership role.

At the City of Abbotsford we work strongly to create a challenging and rewarding environment for our employees to thrive. We offer ongoing personal and professional development opportunities, competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package.
Opening Date: March 29, 2019 08:30 AM
Closing Date: April 21, 2019 04:30 PM