Director of Sport

Sport Division Kitchener, Ontario


Director of Sport

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Posting Date

July 20, 2022

Closing Date

August 17, 2022

Job Status

Permanent Full-Time


The City of Kitchener is a vibrant and dynamic city of over 240,000, in the heart of southwestern Ontario, recognized as an innovative leader in city-building. Kitchener has a proud history of community-building – inspiring and supporting people to work together to create a city that feels like home for everyone. It’s a place where people come from across Canada and the world to put down roots. They’re joining vibrant neighbourhood communities and enriching them with new businesses, cultures to celebrate and innovative ideas to share. It’s a place where people have a passion for city-building – they’re inspired by what Kitchener is becoming and they want to be a part of its vibrant future. An important aspect of serving the community is the provision of affordable, accessible sports and facilities that facilitate connections and wellbeing.

Reporting to the Deputy CAO, the Director of Sport provides senior level leadership to the Sport Division, and the municipality, in the development, implementation, and continuous improvement of a wide variety of sport-related programs, services and facilities – including The Aud, six community arenas, four indoor and four outdoor pools, Budd Park, two golf courses and a sport development team that supports over 40 different affiliated sport groups. With more than 400 full and part-time staff and an annual budget of over $15M, the Director provides the municipality with vision, leadership and strategies to ensure its sports programs, assets and investments contribute to a healthy, safe and equitable community. Through a strong commitment to community engagement and partnerships, the Director oversees a program delivery model that is founded on mutually beneficial partnerships with a wide variety of sport groups while also being financially sustainable.

With your degree and more than 10 years of relevant senior experience, you have led unionized teams in similarly complex organizations. Your passion for, and understanding of sport, as well as your commitment to serving the community through outstanding customer service set you apart. You have significant experience with sport facility development and management and are a community builder who is passionate about promoting opportunities for sport in Kitchener. Known as a forward-thinking relationship builder, you are ready to be part of this innovative city.

Applications are encouraged immediately and should be submitted by following the link here or directly to [email protected] We thank all those who express an interest, however only those chosen for further development will be contacted.


City of Kitchener is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Accessible Canada Act, 2019 and all applicable provincial accessibility standards, upon request, accommodation will be provided by both Odgers Berndtson and City of Kitchener throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.


Please note that as per Human Resources Policy HUM-HIR-110, "Employment of Relatives of Staff Members and Elected Officials":

"The immediate relatives of staff of the Human Resources Division, all Directors, General Managers, or the Chief Administrative Officer and Elected Officials shall not be employed by the City in any capacity.

The immediate relatives of all other Management personnel shall not be employed where such employment would be:

1. within the same Department in the case of permanent full-time, temporary full-time and part-time classifications.

2. within the same Division in the case of students."



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Hours of Work

35 hours per week


Initial Location

City Hall 




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