The Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association (SPRA) is seeking a dynamic individual to fill the full-time permanent position of Consultant – Inclusion and Access.
This position encourages inclusion and access to recreation for populations that face constraints to participation. This includes developing, implementing and reporting on provincial strategies and initiatives that address the pressures faced by recreation sector communities and agencies in providing accessible and inclusive services to Saskatchewan’s Indigenous, New Canadian and underrepresented populations.
Work will be carried out to meet outcomes while assisting members, stakeholders and parties of interest. This includes, but is not limited to the following:
- Recognizes, builds, and fosters relationships that advance the provision of recreational services with Indigenous, Newcomer and underrepresented populations.
- Sets and delivers on strategic action plans for services and initiatives that positively impact provincial and local decision making process.
- Leads planning, delivery, evaluation and reporting of provincial program strategies which includes, but is not limited to, SPRA’s involvement in:
- Design and coordination of strategies aiding SPRA’s support for its members in offering services to underrepresented populations, offering of First Nation Recreation Board Development training, upholding stakeholder responsibilities in Tri-Globally funded initiatives (i.e. Respect Education, Dream Brokers, strategic review of lottery funded agencies and projects, etc.), supporting the development and review of SPRA grants; contributing expertise of the portfolio to supports offered from SPRA’s Field Consultants, Consultant - Youth Engagement and other staff, coordination of training and information dissemination relevant to the portfolio, offering of additional services when defined relevant to the portfolio and SPRA’s Strategic Plan.
The successful candidate must have the following minimum qualifications:
- A diploma in Recreation or a degree in Recreation Administration. Or a degree in, Cultural or Social Studies, Community Development or a related field of study.
- A minimum of four (4) to six (6) years of experience and commitment in working with Indigenous, New Canadian and underrepresented populations and representative agencies. Proven success in developing and implementing strategies that support policies, provide parks and recreation programming and encourage leadership development. A minimum of two years (2) in a coordination role along with experience working with volunteers, boards and committees.
- Knowledge of and ability to apply strategic planning, program planning and project management; including perform outcome based planning and evaluation and implement strategic directions to meet performance outcomes.
- Ability to manage projects including the acquisition of funding, resources and partnerships in support of the position.
- Knowledge and application of Microsoft Office - including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook and databases.
Submit resume by 12:00 p.m. on November 22, 2017 to:
Lee Anne Balliett, Consultant II – Human Resources and Funding
Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association
#100 - 1445 Park Street Regina SK S4N 4C5
Fax: (306) 780-961
SPRA thanks all applicants for their interest in this position; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.