Regional Recreation Corporation of Wood Buffalo

  • Manager, Sport & Wellness

    Job Location CA-AB-Fort McMurray
    Posted Date 1 week ago(1 week ago)
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    The Manager, Sport and Wellness reports to the Director of Sport and Recreation and is responsible for the overall supervision and coordination of the Fitness Centre, group fitness room, indoor track, climbing wall, sport & fitness programs and all internal and external health and wellness programs offered by the Regional Recreation Corporation of Wood Buffalo. Responsibilities include overseeing of Sport & Fitness, Climbing Wall, staff training, and responding to the guests and community needs. This role also includes promoting membership opportunities and risk management, as well providing resources and support to guests and staff. The Sport and Wellness Manager works closely with their direct reports to enhance and promote Sport, Health & Wellness services to the community by creating a variety of partnerships with key stakeholders including nonprofit groups, sport user groups, and schools. This position is also responsible for identifying and executing sport tourism and sport hosting iniatives. The Sport and Wellness Manager ensures that appropriate safety policies and procedures are also being followed by staff and guests.


    Position Type:  1 Full Time Position Available

    Posted:  September 13, 2018

    Closing Date: Open Until Filled 

    Salary: Competitive Salary



    • Maximize use of all health and wellness amenities, maximize conversion efficiency, and appropriately schedule the use of all space
    • Assist with budget projections, monitor expenditures, and manage an annual operating budget while achieving maximum levels of service to our guests, user groups, and staff
    • Manage contracts associated with health and wellness and sport programming and associations
    • Oversee drop in and user group schedules and conversions for Sport & Fitness
    • Plan & implement several Health & Wellness and Sport events on an annual basis
    • Oversee all fitness, climbing wall, and sport programming for Health & Wellness
    • Liaise with various stakeholders and support the development of the Climbing Wall along with establishing programming opportunities and developing risk management procedures associated with the Climbing Wall
    • Develop Sport Tourism strategy in coordination with the Sales and Events team at the RRC
    • Work in conjunction with various departments to fulfill client needs which involve sport drop-in programs, program partnerships with community stakeholders, and additional innovative programs and sport and fitness initiatives
    • Stay abreast of new trends and innovations within the recreation, leisure, and climbing industry
    • Make recommendations on equipment purchases and identify cost cutting solutions within the department
    • Assist with recruitment function when necessary in accordance with HR policies
    • Evaluate staff by providing on-going verbal feedback and periodic, written job performance evaluations
    • Responsible for the overall stewardship and success, of Sport & Fitness and Climbing wall areas within the Sport and Recreation department
    • Identify staff training needs and conduct departmental orientations as necessary
    • Stay abreast of new trends and innovations in the fitness industry
    • Assist with developing and implementing fitness centre policies for staff and for users
    • Track inventory, supplies, and develop maintenance schedules and service cycles as per equipment guidelines
    • Responsible for encouraging the development of and maintaining effective and co-operative working relationships with officials and representatives of user groups, guests, and members of the public
    • Ensure the safety of staff members and fitness users and evaluate systems and procedures on a regular basis
    • Conduct regular staff meetings and update department on new programs, issues, trends, and successes
    • Create programs for Fitness Centre users, Sport and group fitness participants, corporate health and wellness groups, various user groups, and RRC staff
    • Complete additional projects as assigned by the Director, Sport and Recreation



    • Degree or diploma in Kinesiology, Physical Education, or related discipline, or equivalent education and experience.
    • Current Standard First Aid/CPR/AED Certificate or equivalent (including CPR C).
    • Fitness Leadership Certification (AFLCA).
    • Can-Fit-Pro or Certified Personal Trainer (CPT).

     Essential Skills and Experience:

    • Minimum 5 years of progressive experience in the health and wellness industry with 2 years of recreation management experience
    • Strong background in fitness, programming and the health industry
    • Experience working in a climbing wall environment
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
    • Demonstrate excellent verbal, written, and oral skills
    • Excellent knowledge of the operation of weight training and cardiovascular equipment, physical fitness, physiology, and anatomy
    • Good working knowledge in regards to a variety of sports and understanding basic strategy, muscle movement, and muscle development to specific sports and recreational activities
    • Event coordination and planning
    • Possess strong coordination and leadership skills
    • Ability to coach, train, and guide staff and volunteers
    • Strong organizational skills and experience in risk management
    • Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity
    • Ability to work with Word, Excel, and Outlook, and PowerPoint

    Desirable Skills and Experience:

    • Customer service and sales experience
    • Team building program experience


    • This position requires full-time work (40 hours per week) and a flexible schedule including early morning, late night, and weekend work.
    • This position may include heavy lifting of supplies and equipment and may be exposed to loud noises and will require an individual to be able to concentrate in a busy environment.
    • This position may require travel between our various facilities within the Wood Buffalo Region. Access to reliable transportation is necessary.



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