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Acting Director--National Initiatives and Alliances, Canadian Parks and Recreation Association

one year contract

CPRA is seeking a highly resourceful, self-motivated and dynamic
individual as Acting Director of National Initiatives and Alliances for
a one-year term.  Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, this
is a senior management position that provides leadership, strategic
input, direction and coordination for the organization. The Director
supervises three full-time staff as well as part-time staff and

Key Programs and Services within this department include but are not limited to

  • Canadian Research Agenda
  • Everybody gets to play
  • Making All Recreation Safe
  • National Awards and Recognition Program
  • Communications (Website, E-News, InfoLine)
  • National Play Days

General Responsibilities

Management of national programs and services; relationship building
with other NGO's, government officials and foundations; research and
development (trends and opportunities); communications and knowledge
mobilization; and leading a staff team, volunteer committees and task

Education/Experience Requirements

Relevant College or University degree in Recreation, Sport or Social
Science with a minimum of five years in program development and
evaluation, project management, building partnerships and
communications. An in-depth knowledge of the Canadian recreation
delivery system is essential. Bilingual candidates will receive first

The base salary for this position is $53,000. Deadline for applications is 12:00 Noon EST, November 30, 2006.

We thank all those who apply.  Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Please submit your resume in confidence to

Kathleen Luten, Office Manager
Canadian Parks and Recreation Association
404-2197 Riverside Drive
Ottawa, ON  K1H 7X3
Tel: (613) 523-5315
Fax: (613) 523-1182