Community Officer
in Dieppe, NB

Dieppe, NB
Full-time - Permanent
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Reporting to the Director - Community Development, the incumbent acts as a resource person for the association sector, supporting and advising partners, with a view to building an engaged, resilient and caring community. Guided by the City's Recreation Master Plan, the incumbent works with local organizations and volunteer groups in his or her area of activity to develop, initiate, plan, organize, coordinate, supervise and promote leisure, sports, social, cultural, community and other types of programs, activities and events geared to various clienteles.


Support for implementing the Recreation Master Plan

  • Develop and implement leisure sector action plans that meet the characteristics and needs of the community
  • Initiate, develop, plan, evaluate, organize, coordinate, facilitate, supervise and promote programs, activities and events that are aligned with the City's Recreation Master Plan
  • Collaborate with the communications department to develop and implement a communications plan that includes community education and outreach activities

Community capacity building

  • Foster a sense of belonging and community engagement
  • Assist, advise and support the association sector, with a view to ensuring sound governance practices
  • Cultivate new relationships in order to build community partnerships and the sharing of services aimed at providing accessible recreation activities in the community
  • Support partners in organizing activities and initiatives identified by the leisure sector
  • Promote community-led leisure activities and support partners in recruiting and retaining volunteers
  • Bolster and facilitate local and inter-municipal consultation among stakeholders and partners
  • Maintain close ties with the association sector and other partners so as to build and maintain excellent relationships
  • Work closely with partners while also protecting the interests of the City and residents

Project management

  • Help develop and update administrative policies and procedures for the leisure sector
  • Consult, receive, analyze and monitor the needs and interests of residents with regard to recreational programming, activities and events
  • Assist, advise and support organizations and clients in the facilitation, organization and coordination of activities and events
  • Carry out programs, activities and events following established administrative procedures and standards
  • Ensure the preparation of equipment and materials needed for activities
  • Liaise and coordinate with individuals, City departments and outside agencies
  • Handle requests for information and inquiries from organizations and the general public
  • Conduct research and prepare funding applications to expand and improve services offered
  • Participate in the negotiation, development and application of MOUs that bind the municipality and community groups and organizations
  • Plan and facilitate meetings in his/her area of activity and work unit
  • Gather data and information from community organizations
  • Prepare reports for analysis and development purposes
  • Perform any other tasks required for the smooth running of activities

Human, financial and material resource management

  • Plan and supervise the work of employees reporting to him/her
  • Participate in budget planning and manage revenues and expenses for activities
  • Participate in the student recruitment process in collaboration with the human resources department
  • Supervise the work of student employees (orientation, coaching, performance appraisals, work schedules and assignment of duties based on area of activity)
  • Monitor the quality of student employee interactions with residents, agencies, community groups and other departments
  • Coordinate and manage program, activity and event registration
  • Participate in the development of required budgets and ensure sound management of financial and material operations
  • Ensure that the necessary registration fees are collected from residents for various activities
  • Coordinate the management and inspection of property related to the various activities
  • Identify needs and make recommendations with respect to recreational equipment and facilities



Bachelor's degree in recreation, recreology or a related field, or training in community development


  • Five (5) years of experience in a setting that involves community practice, the creation and development of community capacity building, and the management of community projects
  • Significant experience in project management and staff supervision
  • Experience in conflict management
  • Experience in group facilitation and chairing committees or working groups
  • Experience in public speaking and making presentations
  • Experience with multiculturalism would be an asset
  • Experience with plan development and sponsorship management would be an asset

Driver's license



  • Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Knowledge of, and commitment to, the values and principles of community development, community capacity building and engagement
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of the governance of community groups, non-profit organizations and cultural, community and recreational organizations, as well as strategies and techniques for coordinating groups, projects and activities, and promoting activities and events


  • Fluency in spoken and written French and English
  • Excellent planning, analytical, organizational, prioritization and time management skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Strong sense of initiative and creativity
  • Leadership and facilitation skills
  • Project management skills and experience
  • Clear and effective public communication skills
  • Innate sense of quality client service and the ability to connect with people of all ages
  • Problem-solving skills and good judgment
  • Ability to create effective ties and negotiate with volunteers, the private sector and the public
  • Ability to plan and organize events, activities and programs
  • Sensitivity to the city's various cultural communities
  • Excellent people-supervision skills
  • High degree of availability (days, evenings and weekends as needed)


Thirty-five (35) hours per week (varied schedule: days, evenings and weekends)


As per CUPE Local 4679 collective agreement


The closing date to submit your application is May 26, 2023 à 23:59 p.m.

N.B.: The above statements reflect the characteristic aspects of the job in question and are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed. They should not, however, be considered an exhaustive list of all the responsibilities, duties, abilities, and inherent requirements of the position. All staff members may, from time to time, be required to perform duties outside their normal responsibilities, as needed.

Note: Please note that the municipality officially declared itself a francophone city offering bilingual services in 2000 (Municipal Administration Language Policy A-9). As the language of work is French, all employees must be able to communicate orally and in writing in English and French.

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