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Parks Partner Program Coordinator

Regular Full Time    

About Us
One of BC’s Top Employers, the City of Coquitlam offers meaningful career opportunities to make a difference within the local community. As the sixth largest city in BC, we are home to more than 150,000 residents. Our diverse municipality is a great place to work as it continues to grow through innovative urban design, inspiring arts, culture and recreation programs, and state-of-the-art transportation systems. Our brand is built on managing our resources in a responsible and sustainable manner, while supporting a vibrant, growing regional urban centre. We envision a bright future in Coquitlam that we hope includes you!

About You / What We Are Looking For
Are you passionate about Parks and excited about working with community volunteers to bring Coquitlam Parks alive? If so, this position is for you! We are currently looking for a Regular Full Time Parks Partner Program Coordinator to join our ever growing Parks, Recreation, Culture and Facilities team.
 
As the Parks Partner Program Coordinator, you will be responsible for coordinating and implementing a variety of community engagement projects in parks. This will entail preparing content for program and projects to be provided to the community. This will also include recruiting, orienting and overseeing volunteers who will be assisting with the parks engagement projects. Furthermore, you will use your excellent communication skills to promote interest in the programs to the community, as well as utilize your relationship building skills to maintain strong relations with a variety of internal staff and the public.
 
As well, you will perform a multitude of parks maintenance tasks, including gardening, and maintenance duties using a variety of tools such as power mowers, cultivators, leaf blowers and power saw. You will ensure proper upkeep of floral, lawn and related areas in Coquitlam parks.
 
If you would like to pursue your passion for working with volunteers in community engagement, while working in a parks maintenance setting, we look forward to your application!

Qualifications

  • High school diploma supplemented by completion of a horticulture certificate or diploma.
  • At least three years of experience in general parks maintenance and gardening work and volunteer coordination. Please note that an equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered.
  • Ability to work non-standard hours including afternoon, evening and weekend work.
  • Driver’s License for the province of BC.

What We Offer:
CUPE: This CUPE position has an hourly rate of $35.89 (2024 rate).
 
You will have the chance to join a rapidly growing and diverse team dedicated to supporting the local community, and be able to engage in variety of learning and development opportunities. Additionally, there is an opportunity to participate in an earned day off program. This position is based in Coquitlam. The City offers an attractive vacation and extended benefits package, including the ability to contribute to the Municipal Pension Plan.

Accessibility / Equal Opportunity Employer
The City of Coquitlam is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer working towards enhancing equitable practices in our recruitment and retention processes. As an organization we are committed to creating an inclusive work environment to support our growing and diverse work force. To learn more about what equity, diversity, and inclusion means, and the City’s efforts in support of these principles, please visit coquitlam.ca/edi for more information.

If at any time during the application or recruitment process you require additional assistance or an accommodation, please contact our team for confidential support. Staff can also provide in-person support if required.
 
Applicants under consideration may be required to undergo a police information check (with no adverse reports).
 
Good people make Coquitlam great, sign up for career alerts through our recruitment portal to stay up to date about opportunities within our team, or follow us on LinkedIn to learn more about how #YouCouldWorkHere too!

Please apply online at www.coquitlam.ca/careers by 11:55 pm on April 17, 2024.

The City of Coquitlam is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted


Organization: City of Coquitlam
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Parks & Recreation, Landscaping & Grounds Service, Forestry/Arboriculture
Posted: April 2, 2024, 4:31 pm
Expires: April 17, 2024, 11:55 pm
Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Length: Permanent
Education Requirement: Other trades certificate or diploma
Job Experience: 3 years to less than 5 years
Rate: $35.89 Hour