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Program Supervisor - Children & Youth

Program Supervisor - Children & Youth

Competition Number 
Community Services
Posting Category 
Recreation & Culture
Job Type 
Temporary Full-Time
Number of Positions 
CA-ON-Thunder Bay
CAD $63,685.95/Yr.
CAD $74,924.67/Yr.
Pay Band 
Posted Date 
Post End Date 
Effective Date 
March 22, 2011
Supersedes Date 

More information about this job

General Information:


As an equal opportunity employer, the City of Thunder Bay encourages applications from Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minority groups and women.


Reasonable accommodations are available upon request for all parts of the recruitment process.


Application forms must reference the competition number and be submitted to Human Resources.


Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY:  Under the general supervision of the Supervisor, is responsible for planning, developing, marketing, promoting, and delivering city-wide programs for children and youth.



  1. Participates as a member of the Section’s service delivery team to carry out the goals and objectives of the Section.
  2. Sets goals and objectives and develops strategies for effective programs and service delivery.
  3. Develops and administers policies and procedures related to programming and marketing.
  4. Assesses staffing/volunteer needs, makes recommendations on complement amendments and organizational structure, participates in recruitment processes, and makes effective hiring decisions.
  5. Supervises assigned staff including staff development, the development of work procedures/training programs, performance management, coaching/mentoring, health and safety, discipline, and termination decisions.
  6. Participates in the preparation of the Section’s budget; monitors budget in relation to applicable programming areas.
  7. Compiles related statistical data and reports, as required.
  8. Develops awareness and marketing strategies administers advertising for children and youth programs.
  9. Provides leadership to and works with community partners to facilitate community development needs.
  10. Performs such other related duties as may be assigned.




  • Degree or diploma in recreation or a related field; and
  • Three years’ experience in community recreation programming
  • Must have experience in, and a commitment to, providing services for children and youth
  • Community development, recreation, and supervisory experience is required


  • Superior ability to communicate effectively and concisely, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • Ability to identify, understand, and meet/exceed the requirements of internal and external customers
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Self-starter with proven organizational skills
  • Ability to improve Unit effectiveness and efficiency
  • Strong leadership skills together with the ability to motivate staff
  • Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft word processing and presentation software and the use of the Internet and e-mail
  • Must be competent within the meaning of the Occupational Health and Safety Act


  • Will be required to travel to various work locations throughout the City
  • Must be willing to work irregular hours including evenings and weekends
  • Must undergo a successful police records check, Type 1