Commercial and General Operations Intern - Two (2) Positions - Rugby Canada

Post date: Feb. 7, 2018

Application Deadline: Aug. 31, 2018

Position Start Date: May. 1, 2018

The Commercial and General Operations Intern will be provided with an opportunity to be mentored by and learn from the Chief Operating Officer the associated staff in the general administration of the National Sport Organization and in delivery of projects, programs and events. The Commercial and General Operations Intern will also have the opportunity to experience management practices through exposure to various other projects and tasks with various members of staff in the Richmond Hill, Ontario office. 

Please note that this position may require flexible availability to meet the needs of activities taking place during some evenings and weekends throughout the term of the internship. Some of the tasks will be focused on providing a professional learning experience in sport administration, while other tasks will be operational and require you to accompany staff and travel off site.

Learning from experienced professional staff, the Interns will have the opportunity to gain valuable knowledge and experience in the following operational areas: 

- Member Relations and Operations support, particularly assisting with the day-to-day management of the National Registration Program and customer service during the 2017 Rugby Season

- Event and Fundraising assistance in regards with operations, ticketing and team services, particularly in areas of need and when events occur.

- Marketing and Sponsorship support around content and deliverables created primarily for Rugby Canada’s events and special initiatives.

- Merchandising and National Team Kit assistance, maintaining and tracking inventory for online store, various events and national programs.

- Assist in the day-to-day operations of the commercial office.

- All other duties as required.

Guidelines for Applicants Position Details  

- The position will offer professional development for an individual seeking a career in the sport management or sport administration domain.

- There will be times when the role may include opportunities to travel for additional learning experiences.

- This is not a “nine to five” role. As noted above, evening and weekend expectations will arise but there is an opportunity for flexibility in the time demands of the position to coincide with academic requirements and / or other regular commitments.

- There will be times when additional experience in other departments may be earned as some other staff may call upon the appointed person to support other duties as required.

Selection Criteria

- Due to the nature of the position dealing specifically with the demands of Rugby planning and development, some knowledge of the sport is considered a valuable asset.

- Demonstrated   evidence   of   an   ability   to   work   independently   without   supervision   but   in accordance with documented policy and procedure guidelines.

- A record of working as a team member, as well as a history of performing in situations that require self-leadership and initiative.

- Computer literacy especially with spreadsheets, word processing and power point presentations and the ability to operate other software programs as necessary.

- Displays excellent time management and workplace co-operation skills.

To be considered for this position, all applicants must be currently enrolled in a degree / diploma program in a relevant field of study at a university / college institution or vocational school during the term of the internship. 

All applicants should have a valid driver’s license and it is advised to have a current passport. Access to a vehicle on a daily basis is considered a valuable asset, but not a requirement. 

To Apply

Please send your resume and cover letter by February 28th, 2018 - 5pm EST to Human Resources.


Subject: Commercial and General Operations Intern Application

Type of Position: Part time
Employment Type: Intern / co-op
Salary Range: Performance based honorarium awarded at end of internship term

Contact Details

Contact Name: Human Resources
Location: Richmond Hill, ON
30 East Beaver Creek Road
Suite 110
Richmond Hill, ON L4B 1J2
Contact Phone: 905.707.8998
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Contact Email: 
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