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Active Communities Coordinator

NWT Recreation and Parks Association
January 9, 2021
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The NWT Recreation and Parks Association (NWTRPA) is seeking an energetic, motivated and highly organized individual for the position of Active Communities Coordinator. This is a term position based in Yellowknife until June 30, 2022.



The NWTRPA envisions a territory where everyone has access to recreation programs and spaces that foster healthy families, strong cultures, and vibrant communities.

The mission of the NWTRPA is to promote recreation by supporting leaders, communities, and partners through training, advocacy, and networking.

The Active Communities Coordinator will develop and lead the delivery of the Active Communities program and services and support the Director – Active Communities on related projects.  The Active Communities Coordinator will work directly with NWTRPA members, community groups, partners, and NWTRPA staff to assist with the development and support of safe, culturally-appropriate active living programs in the NWT.


Reporting to the Director – Active Communities, the Active Communities Coordinator is responsible for leading the development and execution of: Generations on the Move; Working Together with Elders; June is Recreation and Parks Month; the Awards program; and aspects of Walk to Tuk, Elders in Motion, and ARC grants.

The Active Communities Coordinator will provide advice and support to the Director – Active Communities, and other staff members as required. The NWTRPA is a small territorial non-profit organization. The staff work collaboratively and provide assistance to other staff members as needed.


Lead aspects of the Active Communities business plan:

  • Lead the development and implementation of the Generations on the Move communications plan; Working Together with Elders; June is Recreation and Parks Month; the NWTRPA Awards, and other associated project activities.
  • Create and maintain project partnerships with communities, governments, and NGOs
  • Prepare and deliver project reports as required.
  • Work with committees and other stakeholders to organize and deliver workshops and events, and develop associated resources and program supports.
  • Provide support to the Director – Active Communities to develop and deliver Active Communities programs.

Coordinate financial records as part of the Active Communities business plan:

  • Help manage the development and administration of the project plan budget.
  • Coordinate and work with any contracted agents on an as needed basis.
  • Maintain an active record of program revenues and costs.

Provide administrative duties towards maintaining daily operations:

  • Respond to general requests via phone, email, social media, and fax.
  • Organize workshops and events, including booking travel, speakers, and venues.
  • Order, track, and maintain required inventory for program delivery.
  • Provide advice and direction to clients seeking program information.

Engage in networking and fundraising:

  • Foster, develop, promote, and maintain relationships and partnerships with communities, community organizations, program participants and stakeholders.
  • Provide regular updates to program funders and complete all funder reporting requirements.

Support NWTRPA operations:

  • Provide information and offer council to the Executive Director to inform the operations of NWT Recreation and Parks Association.
  • Attend NWTRPA Board meetings when requested to provide reports and information as needed.
  • Support NWTRPA colleagues by providing assistance and guidance regarding program delivery.
  • Other duties as required.


To satisfy the expectations of the NWTRPA, the incumbent should have the following qualifications or equivalencies:

  • Post-secondary education and/or experience in Communications and Marketing, Recreation/Leisure studies, Kinesiology, or a related discipline.
  • Experience managing and balancing a budget.
  • Experience establishing relationships, fostering trust, and strengthening existing connections and networks with stakeholders.
  • Experience in communications, recreation or on the land programming positions is an asset.
  • Experience working within a non-profit agency.
  • Training and certifications in the following areas: first aid.

In addition the incumbent should be:

  • Strongly self-motivated.
  • Well organized.
  • Have excellent communication skills.

The incumbent must also successfully complete a satisfactory criminal record check as a condition of their hire.


Physical Demands:

Most of the incumbent’s time is spent working in an office setting, performing general office duties or networking with current and potential partners. In order to access the NWTRPA offices, the incumbent must be able to physically navigate multiple stairways. Regular computer usage should be expected.

Some work time is spent leading training activities, primarily in indoor settings. This may include leading workshops and courses, including fitness courses.

Subject to operational demands, the incumbent may be expected to work evenings and weekends.

Environmental Demands:

Environmental demands are those typically associated with an office position.  Some work time is spent leading training activities in outdoor and indoor settings.

Periodic travel will be required which may result in exposure to the extremes of our Northern climate.

Sensory Demands:

The office environment includes fluorescent lighting and online meetings.

Mental Demands:

There is potential for multiple projects to be ongoing all requiring attention and concentration.  Multi-tasking may be required for long periods of time. This position can typically receive direction from several different sources resulting in potentially stressful situations.

The NWTRPA is also embarking on a racial equity journey in relation to our strategic goal of working with intention to advance decolonization and reconciliation through its work, workplaces, and relationships. This work may be mentally demanding.

Please forward resume, cover letter and references by January 15, 2021 at 4:00pm to:

NWT Recreation and Parks Association

Box 841

Yellowknife, NT X1A 2N6

Phone: (867) 669-8375



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