Program Leader, Sports (Part-time)



Requisition ID: 8801 
Department: Rec, Cultural & Facility Services Dept. 
Service: Community Rec, Culture & Sport Services  
Employment Type:1 or more Part-time Continuous Positions – up to 24 hours per week 
Salary Information: $16.881   - $17.867 per hour (2024 rates of pay)  
Various Shifts: Days, Evenings, Weekends 
Affiliation: CUPE 503 PT Rec & Cult 
Location: Various locations 
City: Ottawa, ON 
Job Category: Recreation, Cultural & Facility Services
Application Close: 09/06/2024


The Recreation, Cultural and Facility Services department is responsible for building a healthy, inclusive and vibrant City, as well as ensuring that communities, residents and visitors have access to the recreation and cultural places, programs, events and services that allow them to experience all the benefits the City has to offer, and overseeing Buildings and Facilities Management for improved service delivery integration, ensuring the best possible client experience in City facilities.

You are responsible for monitoring, supervising and evaluating the direct involvement of site specific Sport Programs. Responsibilities include site coordination, supervision, direction of participants, cash handling, customer service, risk management procedures and general administrative tasks.


Completion of Grade 10

Minimum of 1 year of experience in an administrative / cash handling role and working with the public

Previous experience in leading recreation sporting activities, and providing direction to participants


Current Standard First Aid certificate
Current CPR - 2-rescuer certificate
Current AED Operator certificate
AODA Customer Service/IASR Training


  • Demonstrated confidence and experience is necessary in specific and o/or generalized sports as program requires
  • Develops a working knowledge of the Department’s facilities and programmes in order to make appropriate referrals to other sites as required.
  • Knowledge of applicable health and safety legislation, including the rights and duties of workers.
  • Leadership Training is an asset.
  • Ability to instruct skating an asset (i.e. knowledge of basic skating skills).


  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to multi-task.
  • Demonstrated effective problem-solving skills, decision-making and judgement.
  • Able to maintain records.
  • Ability to work effectively in both a team setting and independently with minimum supervision.
  • Positive and effective communication and customer service skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities.
  • Ability to relate positively and effectively with a wide diversity of people.
  • Understanding of Corporate cash handing policies and procedures.
  • Able to work in an environment, which has multiple demands and changing priorities.
  • Displays initiative, reliability and flexibility.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Must be available to work staggered hours (i.e. weekdays, evenings, weekends)
  • Must wear City of Ottawa provided uniform, and whistle.


  • Language Requirement: Various language requirements, locations may require English only, French only OR Bilingual competencies. Some positions require English oral, reading, and writing. Some positions required French oral, reading and writing.       
  • Police Record Check: The successful candidate will be required to complete a Vulnerable Sector Check with the Police Services detachment in their jurisdiction to the City of Ottawa’s satisfaction.; Note: Under the age of 18, requires a Criminal Record and Judicial Matters check in place of the Vulnerable Sector Check.; Police record checks completed by a third-party company will not be accepted.  
  • Experience and formal training combined with demonstrated performance and ability may substitute for stipulated academic requirements. 
  • Please save a copy of the job poster. Once the closing date has passed, it will no longer be available. 


We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. 


The City of Ottawa promotes the principles of diversity and inclusion and adheres to the tenets of the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. We encourage applications from members of Indigenous, Black and other racialized communities, persons with disabilities, women and non-binary persons, persons of all ethnic origins, religions, sexual orientations, classes, gender identities and expressions. 
Candidates are encouraged to self-identify as a member of one or more designated employment equity groups in the self-identification questionnaire.


The City of Ottawa provides accommodation during all parts of the hiring process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. If contacted to proceed to the selection process, please advise us if you require any accommodation.


Accessible formats and communication supports are available upon request. Please contact the HR Service Centre at 613-580-2424, extension 47411.