Director, Sport Science, Medicine and Innovation - Own the Podium

Post date: Nov. 16, 2017

Application Deadline: Dec. 15, 2017

Position Start Date: Mar. 1, 2018

The Organization:

Own the Podium (OTP) is a non-profit organization that provides technical support to National Sport Organizations (NSOs) with the aim of delivering more Olympic and Paralympic medals for Canada. Own the Podium makes investment recommendations to national funding partners using an evidence based, expert driven, targeted and collaborative approach.

The Opportunity:

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Director, Sport Science, Medicine and Innovation leads the development and implementation of world leading high performance sport science, medicine and applied research and innovation strategies to achieve podium success in Winter and Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The Fit:

The ideal candidate will be a well-rounded senior executive with a minimum of a University Master’s degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in a related field. In addition, the ideal candidate will bring a minimum of 7 to 10 years experience at a senior level in sport science, sport medicine or innovation. As key member of OTP’s Leadership Team, the ideal candidate will be a significant contributor to achieving sustained and improved podium results in future Olympic and Paralympic Games.

As an energetic self-starter with a drive and commitment to achieve excellence, the successful candidate will demonstrate strong leadership attributes as well as being a hands-on and participative manager that leads and develops an internal team. A proven ability to develop strong relationships through a collaborative and inclusive approach is an important competency. The ability to read and write in French would be an asset.  (see full job description at

The Process:

If you have a passion for high performance sport and believe you possess the appropriate education, experience and skill set for this position, please submit your resume and covering letter outlining the top 3 reasons why you are the ideal candidate for this position. Applications are to be submitted electronically by December 15, 2017 to:


Remuneration commensurate with experience and qualifications.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however, Canadian Citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Own the Podium is committed to employment equity and encourages application from all qualified candidates.

Type of Position: Full Time
Employment Type: Employee
Salary Range: 

Contact Details

Contact Name: Anne Merklinger
Location: TBD
700 Industrial Ave
Suite 120
Contact Phone: 6132362052
Contact Fax: 6132363853
Web Address:
Contact Email: 
anne.merklinger@ownthepodium.orgApply by Email