Programs and Events Leader

Closing Date


People who visit and live in Okotoks often comment on how beautiful the scenery is – the mountain views are majestic and the Sheep River valley is at the heart of where we play. They love that Okotoks is just 15 minutes south of Calgary and a short drive to Kananaskis Country. Okotoks has gained a reputation as an award-winning community, recognized nationally for our commitment to sustainability and to organizational excellence. With annexation complete, the community will grow substantially over the next 60 years. These are exciting times for Okotoks as we envision and plan for our future, while we remain committed to maintaining the enviable lifestyle our residents enjoy

We Are:

The Town of Okotoks is a progressive organization; offering a challenging and dynamic work environment where collaboration, open communication, frequent exchange of ideas and teamwork across different business centres assists us in providing exceptional customer service.

The Town of Okotoks fosters a culture of shared accountability through our collaboratively developed “Habits of Execution” which empowers employees to focus on organizational outcomes and supports a high performance culture. We have a strong focus on health and safety, and strive for a culture of wellness, inclusion and organizational effectiveness.

The Opportunity:

We have an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated Programs and Events Leader to join our team. Reporting to the Programs Coordinator, the Programs and Events Leader is responsible for:
•    Attend Programs & Events Leader training and scheduled Programs meetings;
•    Plan daily and weekly activities based on pre-determined themes, ages of participants and available facilities and supplies;
•    Prepare written program plans for submission to and approval by the Programs Coordinator prior to the delivery of activities;
•    Communicate questions and concerns to the Programs Coordinator addressing the quality of the day camp program or behavioral issues;
•    Assist with planning and implementation of the Volunteer Appreciation Party Provide administrative assistance to the Coordinator through completion of lesson plans, attendance sheets, and incident reports, supply and evaluation forms;
•    Promote program to the parents and participants through verbal and written communication, i.e. weekly parent notices;
•    Deliver programs that are responsive to both individual and group needs and interests;
•    Prepare and organize craft and activity supplies and manage equipment inventory, ensure supplies and equipment are stored appropriately at the end of each day;
•    Provide leadership to volunteers who assist in program delivery, direct volunteers in daily functions;
•    Participate in events and special projects as required.

What You Bring
•    High school diploma
•    Education in a related field or comparable mix of education and experience
•    Level 1, 2, or 3 Early Childhood Educator Certificate preferred
•    Previous related experience working with children
•    First aid certification is required

What We Offer:
•    Competitive Salary
•    Career development
•    Flexible work schedule
•    So much more!

Pre-employment Requirements:

Candidates who progress to final stages of the recruitment process will be required to provide proof of education and designation along with a favorable criminal record check and possibly a driver’s abstract depending on the position.

How to Apply:

Applications are invited to submit a resume online through our career section. Postings close at midnight on the closing date listed below. We will not be able to accept late applications.

The Town of Okotoks is an inclusive workplace and welcomes applications from all qualified applicants. Only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.

Competition #    2422NP
Business Centre    Community Services – Programs and Events
Position Type    Non-permanent
Standby Rotation Required    No
Hours of Work    Up to 40 hours per week
Number of Openings    3
Police Record Check Required    Yes, including vulnerable sector
Driver’s Abstract Required    No
Deadline to Apply   January 31, 2023

How to apply

Interested applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and resume online through the Apply Now option by the closing date listed. We will not be able to accept late applications.

The Town of Okotoks is an inclusive workplace and welcomes applications from all qualified applicants.

We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those receiving an interview will be contacted.

Community Services

Non Permanent
Applications Closed