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Recreation Manager

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Full Time
River Ridge - 78C McKenney Avenue, St Albert, AB T8N 7M3
Date Posted:
Jun 27, 2024
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Cogir Senior Living manages retirement residences across the country. We offer a range of senior living options including independent living, assisted living and memory care.

For over 25 years, we have dedicated every day to the happiness of retirees.

Human Focus – Creativity - Excellence

We’re seeking individuals with a purpose and passion for life and who are looking for meaningful work that will make a real difference. Join our team today!

Are you passionate about holistic well-being and recreation? Are you looking to bring your drive and energy to our residents?  Does motivating a team and delivering superior customer service excite you?  Do you have experience and passion for inspiring and motivating adults to lead a life of purpose?

As our next Recreation Manager you are an energetic, vibrant, and creative leader who thrives on assessing residents' needs. You will be responsible for enhancing the quality of life for our residents by developing and implementing a wide range of engaging and meaningful programs. You will excel at building monthly calendars/newsletters, scheduling events/live entertainment while evaluating and improving overall program choices and offerings. As the Recreation Manager you will play a pivotal role in creating an environment that promotes wellness, social interaction, and overall happiness.

As a highly driven individual with strong management skills, you'll embody our core values while ensuring that your team does the same. Your enthusiasm for making a difference will inspire others and contribute to the overall success of the residence.  

Living and exemplifying our organization's values will be essential, and you'll also be responsible for ensuring that your team members align with these values. Additionally, you'll have the opportunity to grow and evaluate an active volunteer program, leveraging the support of volunteers to meet the unique needs of the residence.

Work where every day feels like a day spent doing things you love with those who share your values. Inspire, lead, and thrive in this active living role and find personal satisfaction while enhancing lives. Join us in creating a happier, healthier world through active living and recreation. 

Perks and Benefits for the Recreation Manager:

We believe in rewarding our Recreation Manager for their results, hard work and dedication. Here are some of the appealing perks and benefits you can expect:

  • Competitive Compensation Package: As a Recreation Manager, you will enjoy a lucrative compensation package. We offer a competitive salary that reflects your experience and expertise and eligibility to our department manager bonus plan. Additionally, there is an opportunity for annual merit increases, ensuring that your hard work and exceptional performance are recognized and rewarded.

  • Comprehensive Onboarding and Training: We value your success and provide an extensive four-week onboarding program. This program is designed to equip you with the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary to excel in your role. We invest in your professional development from the start.

  • Coaching and Mentoring: We are committed to your ongoing growth and development. You will have the opportunity to work closely with our Regional and National teams, who will provide guidance, support, and mentorship. Their expertise and insights will help you reach your full potential as a Recreation Manager.

  • Dedicated Support: We understand the importance of having a strong support system. You will have access to dedicated support staff and resources to assist you in your role. Whether it's administrative support, operational guidance, Legal or Finance with specific challenges, we are here to ensure your success.

  • Extensive Benefits Plan: Your well-being is important to us. We offer an extensive benefits plan that includes comprehensive medical coverage, health benefits, an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for personal support, and a RRSP matching program to help you plan for your future.

  • Manulife Vitality Program: We prioritize your health and wellness. As part of our commitment, we offer the Manulife Vitality program. By participating, you have the opportunity to earn exciting rewards and gift cards, encouraging a healthy and active lifestyle.

  • Employee Perks Program: We are a proud partner of Perkopolis, an employee discount program that provides our team members with exclusive discounts on entertainment, travel and shopping, gift card rewards, and much more.

  • Generous Time Off: We recognize the importance of maintaining a healthy work-life balance. You will start with three weeks of vacation per year, along with additional sick and personal days. This time off allows you to recharge, spend quality time with loved ones, and take care of personal commitments.

  • Rewards and Recognition: We want you to know that your efforts are valued by celebrating your dedication, hard work and career achievements. We do this through our service awards program and celebration stations.

  • Career Growth Opportunities: We believe in fostering a culture of growth and advancement. As you excel in your role as a Recreation Manager, there are clear paths for career progression within the organization. You may have the opportunity to move into regional and national positions, allowing you to continue making a positive impact on our organization at a larger scale.

Now that you know a bit about the role and our perks and benefits, we are eager to learn more about your skills and experience. Here is what we look for.

Skills for success:

  • A genuine passion for promoting a healthy and active lifestyle for residents, along with the ability to inspire and motivate

  • Idea generation, innovation and creative problem solving

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to effectively interact with residents, families, and team, as well as to build partnerships with external organizations

  • Strong initiative and self-direction

  • Strong leadership, organizational and interpersonal skills

  • Excellent time management & organizational skills

  • Drive to achieve results and get things done

  • Positive response to pressure

  • Strong business acumen

Your experience:

  • A minimum of two (2) years of experience working in recreation/active living and one (1) year of leadership experience working with mature adults and seniors in a related setting;

  • Minimum 2 year post-secondary education in the field of recreation/active living, leisure studies, gerontology, social services, kinesiology, health promotion, health sciences or a related field;

  • Certifications or training in gerontology, senior's fitness, Dementia/Alzheimer's, wellness interventions, SmartServe, Food Handling and volunteer management are considered an asset;

  • Knowledge of program adaptations and modifications to benefit individuals with cognitive, physical and sensory impairments;

  • Current F Class/Class 4 license or ability to obtain;

  • Current certification in CPR/first aid;

  • Strong computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office applications;

  • Creative and enthusiastic approach to program development and special event design;

  • Must provide a complete and current (within six months) Vulnerable Sector Check (including a Criminal Background Check) or be willing to obtain one.

Don’t Meet Every Requirement?

If you’re excited about working with us but your past experience doesn’t quite align with every qualification of this posting, we encourage you to apply. You just might be the right candidate for this or other roles. We are always looking for great talent to join our team.

We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from members of equity-deserving communities, including those who identify as Indigenous, Black, racialized, women, people with disabilities, and people with diverse gender identities, expressions and sexual orientations.

Cogir is committed to ensuring that all employment practices are inclusive. As an organization we are committed to providing and arranging accommodation for candidates upon request. 

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