RFANS Technical Director
Job Description


This position will support the Executive Director in overseeing the instructional course offering of RFANS including, but not limited to, scheduling, research, coordination, financial implementation, participant recruitment, quality control and evaluation of the Association’s programs and special events while implementing sustainable initiatives outlined by theAssociation’s strategic plan. Assisting with relationship-building and the identification of relevant stakeholders is also required.

As this position involves a high level of interaction with the Associations membership, event planning and coordinating with Association stakeholders, this position must accurately distribute and relay information from the membership to Association as needed.

The Technical Director will report to the RFANS Executive Director (ED)


Education Opportunities

  • Research and develop new educational partnerships that will benefit RFANS members, throughout the province and country.
  • Explore opportunities to expand the reach of the recreation facility personnel education programs, both within Nova Scotia and throughout Atlantic Canada.
  • Work within current partnerships (AARFP, ORFA, RecNB, RecNL, RecPEI) to continue to grow existing and future programs.
  • Research and develop new opportunities for education delivery in collaboration with the ED and Training Development Committee.
  • Fill in to teach courses as needed/requested by the ED.

Program Administration

  • Oversee the creation of support documents for all courses and training manuals.
  • Work in collaboration with the Digital Media and Communications Manager as it pertains to sharing all educational communication.
  • In conjunction with the ED, coordinate, develop and update “Course Exams” and “Instructor’s Keys” for all courses requiring exams.
  • Oversee the development of the apprenticeship program for new instructors.
  • Oversee the evaluation process of instructors.
  • Develop and implement a Professional Development program for the team.


  • Work with the ED to support existing (ARFC) and new special events as required.
  • Event coverage on an as-needed or directed basis.

General Office Administration

  • Support all Association activities as required, as well as other duties as assigned by the ED.
  • Research and prepare reports.


  • Minimum of five to seven (5-7) years of relatable experience in the recreation facility sector.
  • Post-secondary diploma or equivalent combination of education and experience within a facility management and operations setting or related field.
  • Proficient computer skills, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel).
  • Experience with QuickBooks or Sage accounting systems and/or willingness to learn software for financial processes, reconciling, processing, and tracking payments, etc.
  • Experience with recreation databases and willingness to learn membership management software.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong command of English language, both oral and written.
  • Attention to detail for multiple inputs for tasks, tracking what to follow through with stakeholders, and completing all tasks within deadlines.
  • Able to track multiple requests, prioritize workload and manage time efficiently in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience in a non-profit, recreation setting would be an asset.
  • Ability to work non-standard hours if required.
  • Ability to work independently as well as within a team.
  • Approachable attitude, excellent interpersonal skills as well as the ability to mediate and problem solve.
  • Flexible, resourceful, and able to adapt to a changing environment.
  • Ability to identify areas for improvement and take initiative to implement appropriate changes.
  • Ability to travel within province.
  • Valid Class 5 driver’s license.


  • Ability to attend meetings outside of regular business hours.
  • Manual dexterity is required to use desktop computers and peripherals.
  • Evening and weekend event obligations when required.
  • Lifting or moving up to 10lbs may be required.


This job description is not a definitive enumeration of its scope but represents a general overview of what can be expected in this type of work.


The Technical Director will be evaluated on their administrative ability to perform the duties outlined above, net revenue generated from course offerings, as well as increased training opportunities offered to members and nonmembers of RFANS.