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Title Executive Director
Location Recreation Nova Scotia
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Recreation Nova Scotia (RNS) is a province wide, not for profit organization established to promote the values and benefits of recreation and leisure.  In partnership with the volunteers and professional recreation community, RNS advocates on behalf of all Nova Scotians for high quality recreation and leisure opportunities.


RNS envisions a province in which everyone, regardless of race, gender, age, creed, colour, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, or socio-economic circumstance, is engaged in meaningful, accessible recreation experiences that foster:


  • Individual wellbeing: Individuals with optimal mental and physical wellbeing, who are engaged and contributing members of their families and communities
  • Community wellbeing: Communities that are healthy, inclusive, welcoming, resilient and sustainable
  • The wellbeing of our natural and built environments: Environments that are appreciated, nurtured and sustained.

RNS is seeking an Executive Director who is committed and drawn to working collaboratively with the recreation sector in Nova Scotia and with partners across Canada. The successful candidate will provide leadership and strategic direction to RNS.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Maintaining the organization’s high level of performance
  • Supporting and advancing the vision of the association
  • Providing input into the strategic direction of RNS as well as developing and executing operational plans to deliver on the determined strategic directions and annual priorities
  • Supporting the implementation of the Shared Strategy for Advancing Recreation in Nova Scotia and the Framework for Recreation in Canada
  • Supporting the operations of Canadian Parks and Recreation Association
  • Building a strong relationship with the Board to support effective policy governance
  • General oversight of all operations with the ability to perform all functions on an as needed basis
  • Maintaining the collaborative relationship with members through strong membership services and consistent communication
  • Planning and implementing annual conferences and professional development opportunities for the membership
  • Representing RNS on various committees and working groups throughout the sector
  • Developing and maintaining partnerships between the recreation and parks sector and other key sectors including health, education, culture, etc
  • Conducting a comprehensive annual budget process under the direction of the Board and Treasurer
  • Leading and evaluating a dedicated team of employees
  • Implementing policies and procedures to ensure a high level of conduct
  • Serving as a key point of contact for the organization
  • Generating operational revenue through a range of sources including memberships, sponsorships, grants, governments, etc.
  • Administering programs and services that provides Nova Scotians the opportunity to experience accessible recreation


Essential Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary degree/diploma in Recreation, Leisure Studies, Social Sciences or other relevant area of study; supplemented by significant management experience within the not-for-profit or public sectors.
  • Insight and appreciation for recreation’s role as a critical pillar for quality of life and wellbeing, and a thorough understanding of the provincial and community recreation delivery systems.


Preference will be given to candidates that demonstrate proficiency in the following core competencies:

  • Strategic planning and visionary thinking
  • Organizational management
  • Financial management
  • Governance and structure
  • Collaboration
  • Relationship building
  • Branding and positioning
  • Entrepreneurial spirit


Other requirements:

  • Excellent public-speaking and group facilitation skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Frequent travel within and outside the province
  • Working beyond normal business hours that includes attending evening and weekend meetings.
  • A valid driver’s license.
  • Ability to communicate in both official languages is an asset


Salary range is from $60,000 – $70,000 per annum, and will be based on education and experience.

Please submit your cover letter and resume electronically to by

July 4th, 2017 at noon AST

We thank all applicants in advance and only those shortlisted will be contacted.


Title Program Coordinator- Parks, Recreation and Culture Department
Location Town of Bridgewater
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Program Coordinator- Parks, Recreation and Culture Department

The Program Coordinator is primarily responsible for planning, coordinating, implementing, and evaluating recreation and leisure program opportunities and special events with an emphasis on fostering active living, increasing inclusion and access to recreation for populations that face constraints to participation, and helping connect people to nature.

The incumbent also acts as a supervisor for program staff, including program instructors and summer employees and oversees the operation of the outdoor pool.
This is a permanent, full-time (35 hours per week), non-union position.

Qualifications: As the ideal candidate for this position you have:

• Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation Management or related field (required);
• Previous experience with recreation program development and implementation, preferably in a municipal setting;
• Previous supervisory experience;
• Knowledge of the Shared Strategy for Advancing Recreation in Nova Scotia and the Framework for Recreation in Canada;
• Certification as a Pool Operator is required, but the employer may train.
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Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter prior to 4:30 pm, Friday, July 14, 2017 to:

Ashley Chase
Human Resources Admin. Assistant
60 Pleasant Street
Bridgewater, NS B4V 3X9
Fax: (902) 543-6876

We thank you for your interest in working for the Town of Bridgewater. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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