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Recreation Specialist – HIGH FIVE & Physical Activity (Maternity Leave Replacement)

Type of Position: Full-time – 35 hrs/week (1 year contract)

Recreation Newfoundland and Labrador is the provincial voice promoting and fostering the spirit and practice of recreation for all. We provide a full range of services to enhance members’ ability to deliver recreation throughout Newfoundland and Labrador.

Description of Work

The Recreation Specialist’s primary responsibility will be in the areas of program development, with special emphasis on HIGH FIVE. This position will also support the Physical Activity Campaign, special projects and annual conference.

Duties & Responsibilities

To serve as the provincial coordinator of HIGH FIVE with responsibility for the development and delivery of all aspects of HIGH FIVE which includes:

  • Maintaining HIGH FIVE database
  • Coordination of HIGH FIVE trainings
  • Liaison to HIGH FIVE National
  • Coordination of the operational aspects of HIGH FIVE
  • Support the Provincial Advisory Committee
  • Support HIGH FIVE Organizations and Trainers

 To provide support to the Physical Activity Campaign which includes:

  • Coordination of the operational aspects of the Find Your Fit! Physical Activity Campaign
  • Support the Provincial Advisory Committee
  • Oversee the Teen Challenge Grant Program

 Other duties assigned by the Executive Director

Key Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

  • Ability to communicate effectively (verbal and written)
  • High attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to manage time and tasks
  • Relationship building


A degree or diploma in recreation, or three or more years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.

Salary: $50,000.00

 Interested & qualified applicants are invited to submit their resume & cover letter on or before April 5th, 2019 to the attention of Pam Mills,

Recreation NL thanks all applicants for their interest. However, only individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.