Sport Consultant - Alberta Sport Connection

Post date: Sep. 13, 2017

Application Deadline: Sep. 21, 2017

Position Start Date: Nov. 1, 2017

About Us

Alberta Sport Connection (ASC) is a provincial corporation dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of Albertans by encouraging active lifestyles, promoting athletic excellence,multi-sport games, partnering with and funding sport initiatives.


Reporting to the Director of Sport Development, this position assists the planning, development, delivery, evaluation and management of all program responsibilities pertaining to sport development in Alberta. This is achieved through coordination and support in the areas of athlete, coach and official development, educational programming, funding to provincial sport associations and community groups, and developing and maintaining interprovincial/federal relations.


Specific duties include:

  • Plan, coordinate and evaluate programs and services to meet the needs and expectations of the Alberta sport community within the scope of Alberta Sport Connection and Ministry business plans.

  • Review of grant applications and strategic/business plans from sport organizations in order to provide recommendations for funding approval to the ASC committees and ASC Board of Directors to ensure financial accountability.

  • Conduct client centered evaluations of existing programs to assess and provide recommendations for future direction of programs and events to management.

  • Provide advice to provincial associations and Albertans on funding opportunities, educational opportunities, athlete, coach, and official development, and strategic initiatives.

  • Assit in the design guidelines and policies for programs and provide recommendations on policy matters.

  • Develop partnerships by providing facilitation, consultation and guidance to groups in a liaison role.

  • Administer, monitor and evaluate sport program budgets and appropriate grant budgets of ASC to ensure that expenditures reflect the purpose of the Business Plans and support the overall operation of ASC in such a way that clients have the opportunity to access and benefit from programs.

  • Assist in the developmentof recommendations to management for ASC’s Board of Directorsto facilitate the resolution of current and future issues.

  • Various projects as assigned.


To excel in this position you will require strong competencies in:


DRIVE FOR RESULTS: This position works in a fast paced environment, balancing simultaneous priorities. Excellent organizational, time management and professional client service are key attributes to ensure success in this role.


BUILD COLLABORATIVE ENVIRONMENTS: You will be working in collaboration with Provincial Sport Associations, grant applicants, sport coordinators, coaches, intergovernmental staff and the general public. Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including presentation, facilitation, mediation, and business writing skills, are a must.


AGILITY: The successful candidate must be able to operate in an environment where priorities and direction are constantly changing. When faced with a change, the ability to identify that change and its implication, in advance of its impacts, is critical.


CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING: You will leverage your knowledge of community, provincial, national and international trends in sport development activities to inform strategic program initiatives across the province. Considerable judgement , problem solving, and a holistic understanding of sport development trends will ensure your success.



A related university degree (physical education, recreation, sport management, etc.) plus a minimum of three years of experience in the area of sport administration are required. Event and project planning is also a requirement. Demonstrated experience working with local, provincial and/or national sport organizations is an asset. Previous grant management experience is also considered an asset.  



$2,588.03 - $3,394.66 biweekly (~$67,547 - $88,600 per annum)



This competition may be used to fill current and future vacancies across government. The sucessful candidate may be required to undergo security screening.


The Alberta Public Service is currently utilizing competency evaluation in the recruitment process. Competencies are behaviours that are essential to reach our goals in serving Albertans.  We encourage you to have an in depth understanding of the competencies that are required for this opportunity and to be prepared to demonstrate them during the recruitment process. For more information on the APS Competency Model and how it is used, please visit the CHR Competency page.


How to Apply

Online applications are preferred. If you apply online, please ensure your cover letter and resume are submitted as one file. Ensure you quote the competition number and save using the naming convention of your first then last name (Joe Smith_competition number). Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of this competition.

If you are unable to submit an electronic version of your resume, please submit your resume, quoting the Job ID, to Human Resources, Culture and Tourism, 7th Floor Standard Life Centre, 10405 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, T5J4R7. Fax: (780) 422-3142. If you require any further information on this job posting, please contact Clarissa Atienza at  

Type of Position: Full Time
Employment Type: Employee
Salary Range: $2,588.03-$3,394 biweekly (~$67,547-$88,600 per annum)
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Contact Details

Contact Name: Clarissa Atienza, Human Resources, Culture and Tourism
Location: Edmonton, AB
7th Floor Standard Life Centre, 10405 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton, AB T5J 4R7
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Contact Fax: 780-422-3142
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