Recreation Coordinator

West Moberly First Nations - Moberly Lake, BC (30+ days ago)

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Recreation Coordinator, Full Time
Moberly Lake, BC

The West Moberly First Nations is located a 35 minutes drive/40 kms northwest of Chetwynd, BC at the west end of Moberly Lake. The area is surrounded by the lake and rivers, trees and mountains. Our community values its mission which is to positively enhance the procession of West Moberly First Nations ethics with respect, honesty, fairness, integrity and self motivation by promoting open communication with members, Chief & Council and staff.

About the position

The Recreation Coordinator is responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of an integrated community recreation plan for West Moberly First Nation (WMFN). The integrated plan will provide positive recreation activities for all ages and be coordinated in conjunction with other WMFN departments’ activities. The Recreation Coordinator will oversee and administer recreation and sports programs and activities, conduct research and develop programs and policies related to recreation, sports and physical fitness.

The Successful Candidate


  • Develop a comprehensive Community Recreation Plan to meet the needs of all WMFN community members in coordination with the Front Line Worker Committee.
  • Plan recreation, leisure, fitness, wellness and health promotion policies and programs that support social changes.
  • Assess community needs and integrate traditional and cultural learning into the recreation program.
  • Create and manage daily and monthly financial budget the Recreation Program.

Recreation Activities

  • Create awareness and Implement wellness, fitness and health promotion programs.
  • Provide training for all age groups in human wellness and physical activity.
  • Increase community involvement and health opportunities for all levels of member fitness.
  • Work with culture department to market cultural activities and camps to create and promote inclusion and interest in programs.

Partnership Development

  • Develop and foster partnerships for integrated program delivery with:
  • Tansi Friendship Centre
  • Chetwynd Recreation Department
  • o All Treaty 8 First Nations

Funding and Reporting

  • Develop a template to maintain accurate and detailed records of program activities.
  • Monthly report, including budget status, of Recreation activities.
  • Quarterly and annual Band General reports.
  • Reports as required by funding agencies and program guidelines.
  • Identify funding opportunities to support recreation activities.
  • Prepare and submit funding proposals to the Health Director to support recreation activities.

Your toolkit will bring:

We are looking for a ‘Doer”, someone who thrives on recreation and getting the Nation moving and attending regular events to promote good health.

You will preferably have experience working in a First Nations community with knowledge of cultural practices or a keen interest in the culture.

  • Proven ability for planning, implementing, evaluating and supervising recreation, leisure, fitness, wellness and health promotion policies and programs that support social changes.
  • The ability to assess community needs and integrate traditional and cultural learning into the recreation program.
  • Knowledge of proposal writing and the grant and aid process for program funding.
  • Level of knowledge and interest in natural first nation’s history.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with superior written and oral communication skills including proficiency in report writing and community presentations including proof reading skills and public speaking.
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills, with the ability to handle sensitive matters in a confidential manner.
  • A positive outlook and can put a plan together that ensures objectives are met.
  • An engaging style who works well as part of a team and is also able to work independently.
  • Administrative, Microsoft Office and budgeting skills, etc.


  • Post-secondary education in Recreational Programming, Education, or related program.
  • At least two years’ experience in wellness, recreational education, or coaching.
  • At least two years’ experience working within a first nations community.
  • Occupation First Aid with Transportation Endorsement (condition of employment).
  • Experience with First Nations community dynamics in relation to outside industry, organizations, and other communities.
  • A combination of experience and education may be considered
  • Valid driver’s license & reliable transportation.
  • Comply to Criminal Record Check, Vulnerable Sector.
  • Must be Bondable

What We Offer

An opportunity to work and live in a beautiful community, with a Northern Living Allowance. The successful candidate could live at the lake, in Chetwynd or Hudson Hope areas.

Full time employment, 70 hours every 2 weeks, Monday to Friday (every second Friday off), along with a comprehensive salary, RRSP program and benefits package.

How to Apply

Interested candidate can email their cover letter, including salary expectation, along with a resume in a single word or PDF file, as soon as possible but by no later than August 7, 2020.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $40,000.00 per year


  • Casual Dress
  • Company Events
  • Dental Care
  • Disability Insurance
  • Extended Health Care
  • Flexible Schedule
  • Life Insurance
  • On-site Parking
  • Paid Time Off
  • RRSP Match
  • Vision Care


  • 8 Hour Shift

COVID-19 considerations:
We are following all guidelines to keep our employees and members safe.


  • wellness and recreation: 2 years (Required)
  • First Nations employment: 2 years (Preferred)
  • developing recreation program: 2 years (Preferred)


  • Bachelor's Degree (Required)


  • Moberly Lake, BC (Preferred)


  • First Nations language (Preferred)

Work remotely:

  • No