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Title Special Projects Manager, Parks, Recreation & Culture
Job Status Full Time Regular
Position Overview  
Surrey’s Parks, Recreation and Culture Department is responsible for the operation of nine community centres, an arts centre, a museum & archives complex, 3500 acres of park land, twelve pools, eight sheets of ice, 285 outdoor recreation facilities, a nature centre, three cemeteries, and numerous other community assets. In 2012, there were over 3.2 million visits to PRC facilities, and 135,000 registered participants took part in departmental programs.
The Special Projects Manager will be responsible for a wide range of special projects relating to the workings of the Parks, Recreation and Culture Department. The Special Projects Manager is accountable to senior managers to research, monitor and evaluate best practices and trends related to the development of programs and facilities for the delivery of Parks, Recreation and Culture services. The position will develop implementation plans for departmental initiatives, participate in departmental policy development, evaluate departmental process and practices, recommend changes for increased effectiveness and efficiency of programs and services, and will carry out operational planning for and implementation of one-time programs and events. The position will also coordinate the review of all applications to the City relating to parades, festivals and other events held within Surrey’s public spaces.
The Special Projects Manager responsibilities will include: planning, organizing, administering and organizing multiple projects; recruitment, orientation, training, discipline and coaching of staff and volunteers involved in projects; oversee administration and policies related to one-time programs and events; create budgets and manage financial tracking of costs and revenues associated with projects, receive public complaints related to projects; present verbal reports and presentations to senior City staff, Committees of Council and to Mayor and Council, make presentations to community groups and business groups, write detailed and complex reports and correspondence and serve as a facilitator for resolution of complex issues in relation to City projects.
The successful candidate will demonstrate experience in the philosophy and practice of community development and possess superior verbal and written communication skills, strong presentation and facilitation skills and team leadership in a multiple project environment.   Good research, planning and organizational skills with the ability to work independently and demonstrate initiative to implement work programs and meet tight deadlines is essential for success in this role. You will be able to demonstrate sound judgment in making decisions with the ability to take action to move issues to closure and negotiate and resolve conflicts without disruption to work flow or interpersonal relationships.
Applicants have completed Grade 12, supplemented by post-secondary education from a recognized institution related to administration, business and/or parks, recreation and/or cultural field plus five years relevant progressively responsible experience. An equivalent acceptable combination of training and experience may be considered.
Department Parks, Recreation, and Culture
Hours Standard
Note Effective February 2014, City Hall will be moving to a new state-of-the-art facility located in North Surrey (King George and 104th area). Surrey's New City Hall (NCH) is part of the Build Surrey program, designed to make Surrey an even more exciting place to live and work, and to position the city for growth over the next decade. NCH will act as a catalyst to stimulate job creation in the city and will be easily accessible to residents and businesses.
Other Information This position requires completion of criminal record check.
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