Reporting to the Executive Director of Recreation & Culture, the incumbent is responsible for planning, organizing, coordinating and directing all activities, personnel and contracts required for the operation of the WFCU Centre and Arena/Recreation Facilities. Provides direct leadership, training, supervision, discipline, and evaluation of supervisory staff, and overall responsibility for part time and full time staff for the WFCU Centre and Arena/Recreation Facilities. Prepares, recommends, implements and monitors detailed budgets for arena complexes and the WFCU Centre. Promotes the use of the WFCU Centre to maximize its utilization and negotiates lease agreements as deemed necessary and in the best interests of the facility. Ensures the coordination and successful execution of community recreation, sports events, major events and entertainment that meet contractual obligations and customer service standards at the WFCU Centre and other municipal sites. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with community organizations, interdepartmental staff, contractors, tenants, and the general public. Will have direct liaison and contract management with Junior A OHL Hockey Club, Event Promoter, and Food and Beverage Service Provider. Represents the Department and/or City in communication functions and/or media relations as it relates to the WFCU Centre and Arena/Recreation Facilities as assigned. Participates as a member of the senior leadership team of the Recreation & Culture Department in the development of strategies to achieve department objectives and problem solving for issues affecting the department. Chairs or participates on department or corporate committees as warranted. Report writing and making presentations at City Council and other public meetings. Will be required to travel to off site locations throughout the city to attend meetings and other various functions. Will be required to complete and maintain current the requirements of the Corporate Management Windsor Certificate. Will perform Occupational Health & Safety duties as outlined in the Corporate Health & Safety program. Will be responsible for ensuring compliance with other corporate policies and applicable legislation.
Must have a University Degree in Sports Management, Recreation, Human Kinetics, Physical Education, Public Administration, Facility Management or Business or Ontario Ministry of Education equivalency and a minimum of six (6) years of experience in senior management of a public assembly facility or major multi-purpose complex;
OR Must have a Community College Diploma in Recreation, Facility Management or Business or Ontario Ministry of Education equivalency and over ten (10) years experience in senior management of a public assembly facility or major multi-purpose complex;
Must have working knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite of Products such as Word, Excel, etc.;
Must possess Basic Refrigeration Facility Operator Certification through the Ontario Recreation Facilities Association or be able to obtain the certificate within one (1) year of commencement in the position;
Will be required to complete and remain current as per the requirements of the Corporation’s Management Certificate Program.
Must have the ability to travel to off site locations in a timely and expedient manner as required. If method of travel is by vehicle a current valid and lawful Driver’s License is required in accordance with the Highway Traffic Act and must provide a driver’s abstract as a condition of employment;
Must have knowledge of appropriate legislation and regulatory standards;
Must have proven oral and written communication skills;
Should have knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, its regulations and knowledge of the hazards associated with the work;
Experience working in a unionized environment is considered an asset;
Knowledge and background in municipal policy and procedure development and implementation is considered an asset;
Working knowledge of database applications such as C.L.A.S.S. is considered an asset;
The physical demands analysis associated with this job indicates a sedentary level of work.
Internal Number: 2018-0156
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