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Issue:  #50,   12/15/2014

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image GEF Seniors Housing

Recreation Coordinator

GEF Seniors Housing is the largest provider of affordable supportive living residence for low income seniors in Alberta. As a leading provider of safe, affordable, quality accommodations, we offer competitive salaries & excellent working conditions for our team of employees.

Details: Full Time Days, 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Hours may vary on occasion to meet the needs of the program, occasional weekend events)

Pay Range: $16.00 - $22.20 per hour Location: Queen Alexandra Place, 10825 – 77 Avenue; Strathcona Place, 7720 – 108 Street; Father Hannas, 10809 – 70 Avenue & Knox-Met Manor, 10941 – 83 Avenue Edmonton AB (Travel will be required between sites, mileage will be paid)

Typical Duties: Responsible for overseeing the lodge recreation program, responsible for all aspects of supervising volunteers, responsible for ordering program related purchases within a set budget. You will lead the team in planning special events; coordinate a monthly calendar of age appropriate recreational activities, outings and special events, as well as other site specific duties as assigned.  

Experience/Education Preferences:

  • Strong English communication skills, both written and verbal is required

  • High school diploma or equivalent is required

  • 1 – 2 years’ related experience is required

  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office is required

  • Degree or certificate in recreation, volunteer management or another related field is desired

  • Previous supervisory experience & experience working with seniors is desired


  • Strong customer service skills including the ability to interact with seniors in a respectful manner

  • Strong leadership and organizational skills

  • Must have valid driver’s license and vehicle

Please send your resume quoting job posting number
(Q20) RC 135 to: Human Resources,
GEF Seniors Housing 14220 – 109 Avenue , Edmonton, AB T5N 4B3
Fax: 780-482-4054 | Email:

The successful applicant will be required to undergo a criminal records check.

image Sturgeon Foundation
Housing Administrator

A key member of the Leadership Team, the Housing Administrator is accountable for the administration of accommodation, hospitality, and recreation services for the facilities within their area. Working closely with Home Care, this role will be accountable for occupancy and service levels. 

Key Accountabilities


  • Lead, motivate, and develop all business units while creating alignment and enrollment in the developing culture and vision;

  • Ensure the customer service focus and long-term goals of the company are clearly communicated and understood by all team members;

  • Ensuring appropriate recruitment and retention strategies are in place to enhance the Vision, Mission, and Philosophy of the Foundation and working to align succession and performance management strategies where appropriate;

  • Leading, motivating, and developing management and their teams in order to drive a service-based culture of excellence;

  • Supporting and championing all employee recognition programs and summer student programs to ensure individual contributions are recognized and celebrated;

  • Coordinating, communicating, and standardizing the implementation of policies, protocols and procedures enabling further organizational standardization across facilities and departments;

  • Enhancing a commitment to an organizational culture valuing client service across all levels of the organization; and

  • Coaching and championing team building across departments and facilities.


  • Service the customer by ensuring the highest quality standard in facilities and services are provided;

  • Developing a spirit of customer-driven and service-based decision making through effective training, employee engagement, and management behavior;

  • Drive operational efficiencies and synergies amongst the business units (i.e. housekeeping, food services, recreation, health and safety) and skills of the greater team;

  • Establish, implement, and manage short- and long-range goals, objectives, policies, and operating procedures;

  • Ensure operational standards are fully and appropriately developed, implemented, and maintained in all areas;

  • Demonstrate a unwavering commitment to excellent customer satisfaction and high employee morale;

  • Create a warm, friendly environment for residents, tenants and staff.

  • Play a key role in driving and supporting the organization’s culture through effective change management initiatives;

  • Demonstrate a commitment to excellent customer satisfaction; and

  • Demonstrate the ability to critically review and assess current operations with the objective of constant improvement.


  • Ensuring financial accountability;

  • Operate with financial integrity and moral responsibility in correlation with budgetary expenditure;

  • Maintain timely and effective records reporting and management systems; and

  • Ensure compliance with all financial reporting standards, audits, and quality assurance.

First Year Deliverables
Success in the first year will be determined by the Housing Administrator’s ability to:

  • Gain a solid understanding of the “age friendly” culture and environment of Sturgeon Foundation and forge honest, trusting, collaborative, and professional relationships within the team;

  • Drive a highly engaged workforce whereby the impact is felt by the residents / tenants; and

  • Identify areas where efficiencies can be made to add value to the organization.

The Individual  
The successful candidate will have the following:


  • Degree or equivalent in Hospitality or Operations Management; equivalencies will be considered;and

  • Current First Aid training would be considered an asset.


  • Minimum of five (5) years in a senior management role;

  • Progressive senior management experience leading all aspects of hospitality and food services;

  • Familiarity with housing, hospitality, accommodation standards and the accreditation process within Alberta; and

  • Proven track record with multi-site management, customer service, and cost control.

Competencies & Attributes:

  • Appreciation for the need of housing, support, and security for seniors and others in need;

  • Ability to relate to seniors in a warm and inviting way;

  • Broad understanding of business functions, including finance and accounting, communications, human resources, safety and risk management, marketing, stakeholder relations, and information technology is required;

  • Financial acumen and familiarity with budgeting and financial reporting; an ability to use innovation and creativity to drive organizational results;

  • Consummate professional who consistently demonstrates a commitment to continuous improvement;

  • Visionary and proactive, highly creative and flexible; a conceptual thinker with a high degree of passion; able to consistently exhibit a positive outlook;

  • Political savviness with demonstrated expertise in building and enhancing relationships with a diverse group of individuals;

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as active listening skills; is able to communicate complex issues in a simple and understandable manner;

  • Inspiring leader who encourages others to a shared organizational vision of excellence;

  • Demonstrates the ability to deal effectively with conflict in a diplomatic and professional manner; maintains an individual’s dignity and respect during conversations; empathetic leader who leads by example;

  • Accomplished public speaker with an expressive style that is accessible to diverse stakeholder groups; ability to represent the organization as needed;

  • Exceptional organizational abilities, sound judgment, common sense, and the ability to maintain confidentiality and diplomacy; and

  • Creative and innovative thinker who has the ability to bring new, value-add ideas to the table and approaches opportunities and change with a positive spirit.

Please forward resume to:
Sandra McIsaac, Research Assistant
780.432.5490 ext 436


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