Event Management Assistant - SIRC

Post date: Mar. 8, 2017

Application Deadline: Mar. 31, 2017

Are you studying sport or event management? Do you love to host events? Coordinate details?  The devil is in the details! Then this is your ideal job. 

The Sport Information Resource Centre (SIRC) is Canada’s leading communication and knowledge hub for sport.  Founded in 1973, SIRC is a not-for-profit corporation that has served the Canadian and International sport communities with timely, credible and qualified sport resources. As home to the largest network of sport research followers, creator of the world’s leading sport job board and daily SIRC NewsHub, creator of the SportDiscusTM database, SIRCuit publications and host of the Sport Canada Research Initiative Conference, SIRC has the ability to provide unique insights and services.  SIRC leverages innovative communication technologies, extensive subject knowledge and an in-depth appreciation of the sport community to provide resources and services to sport organizations, sport leaders and their Boards, coaches, officials, athletes, researchers and educators and policy and government. For more information visit: www.sirc.ca.

Under the guidance of SIRC’s Manager of Operations, the Event Management Assistant will have the opportunity to assist with event planning and project management through the preparation of hosting and facilitating a number sport focused events.


  • The 11th annual Sport Canada Research Initiative conference
    • Registration – monitoring, follow-up, answering questions
    • Promoting – press releases, creating promotional material, social media
    • Content – presentation and conference material preparation
    • Participant management – follow-up, submission requirements, answering questions
    • Logistics – vendors, agenda, volunteers
    • Speaker recruitment and preparation
    • Archive webinar and conference material on website
    • Incorporating the themes of this year’s conference (inclusivity in sport and celebrating Canada’s 150th through sport) within all aspects of the conference
  • Online Webinars (hosting, promoting, coordinating)
  • Variety of other meetings including but limited to board meetings, National Multi Sport Organization Caucus and partner conferences and workshops

Required Skills:

  • Must be well organized and detail-oriented
  • Comfortable with computers; MAC and/or PC
  • Working knowledge of MS Office Suite especially Outlook, Word & Excel
  • Comfortable working with the public in a service-oriented environment
  • Takes direction well
  • Team player who is able to work independently
  • Components of the job could include some lifting and long periods of standing
  • Willingness to tackle challenges and develop initiatives
  • Motivated/self-starter
  • Excellent word-processing skills
  • Excellent telephone skills
  • Strong analytical and writing skills
  • Interest in sport research and a desire to learn are essential
  • Love of Sport

Preferred Skills:

  • Bilingualism an asset, but not essential
  • Experience/Interest in Event Planning and Coordination
  • Volunteer management
  • Webinar hosting

Other Possible Duties (but not limited to):

  • Preparation of materials for Social Media platforms (i.e.; blogs, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIN)
  • Assisting with newsletter preparation
  • General office administrative duties
  • Daily News Hub

Please send cover letter and resume by March 31, 2017 to humanresources@sirc.ca, citing the position title in the subject line. No telephone calls please. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The hiring of this position is based on confirmation of funding from Service Canada.

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment
  • have been registered as full-time students in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year
  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and
  • be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations

Employment Type: Summer / Student
Salary Range: 

Contact Details

Contact Name: Kim Sparling
Location: Ottawa
85 Plymouth Street
Ottawa, ON K1S3E2
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Contact Fax: 
Web Address: http://www.sirc.ca
Contact Email: 
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