Senior Coordinator, Academy for Student Athlete Development (ASAD) - Abilities Centre

Date de publication: mar. 5, 2018

Date limite pour postuler: mar. 19, 2018

Position:              Senior Coordinator, Academy for Student Athlete Development (A.S.A.D)

Location:              55 Gordon St., Whitby, ON

Assignment:       Full-time (37.5 hours per week)

Pay Rate:             $50,000 - $55,000, commensurate with experience and education. We also offer comprehensive benefits and access to our superb sport, fitness and recreational facilities.

Start Date:          April 2018

You Belong Here!

The relentless drive to enhance the quality of life and citizenship for people of all ages and abilities is a quality that everyone at Abilities Centre shares: employees, members, volunteers, and partners alike.

Our workplace is a fast-paced environment that demands we be collaborative, innovative, authentic, and accountable. We welcome people into our work environment in the same friendly, inclusive way we welcome our members. Abilities Centre is a workplace where you can learn, develop, be your true self, and have fun, all while realizing your fullest potential.

If you are positive, innovative, and inclusive, and want to gain valuable career experience at a place where everyone is welcome to get active, social, and creative, then we invite you to consider this exciting opportunity to join our team!

The Position:

Reporting to the Manager, Sport, Recreation & Community Outreach, the Senior Coordinator, Academy for Student Athlete Development (A.S.A.D.) is responsible for program planning, supervision, and evaluation of all activities pertaining to the Academy for Student Athlete Development.

Summary of main duties:

Program Development & Delivery:

  • In collaboration with Academy partners, develop, implement and evaluate annual athletic and academic development plans
  • Evaluate the effectiveness/quality of Academy programs and identify areas where existing programs can be improved
  • Coordinate the booking of facilities for effective Academy operations
  • Coordinate daily travel logistics to ensure safe, effective Academy operations
  • Investigate funding opportunities including grants and fundraising initiatives
  • Act as main point of communication between student athletes, families, partners, coaches and prospective recruits
  • Ensure Academy programs are consistent with partner agreements and expectations, including but not limited to disciplinary procedures as outlined by the partnering school board
  • Arrange for marketing and promotion of the Academy for Student Athlete Development

Supervision/ Coaching/Training:

  • Direct supervision of study hall periods as required, Monday to Friday during the school year
  • Tutoring and providing academic coaching and support as required
  • Ensure student athletes are directly supervised at all times, in a safe environment
  • Ensure facility policy and regulations are adhered to
  • Identify and develop training requirements to achieve maximum results through self-directed training and additional coaching opportunities
  • Respond and assist escalated student athlete, family or coach issues or concerns
  • Ensure all student athlete progress documents are completed and up-to-date


  • Record information on and prepare reports concerning Academy programs, budgets, numbers of participants and equipment and facility use
  • Manage annual ASAD budget
  • Administer Academy programs to ensure that programs are delivered within guidelines and budgets
  • Create and distribute monthly newsletter
  • Attend management and partner meetings as required
  • Attend offsite events, meetings and conferences to help promote Academy programs, camps, outreach fieldtrips and fundraising opportunities at the discretion of the Manager, Sport, Recreation & Community Outreach & the Director, Sport & Recreation
  • Maintain all student athlete records, including but not limited to application documents, payment schedules, academic & athletic progress reports, research data and goal setting documents
  • Ensure all contracts and agreements with partners are signed and maintained in accordance with Abilities Centre policies and procedures

Cross-Departmental Collaboration:

  • Actively engage in research and collaborate with Director, Research to ensure the Academy remains on the leading edge of high performance student athlete development
  • Collaborate with the Sport & Recreation Department to expand the Academy program to include summer camps, and other revenue generating program opportunities
  • Collaborate with Manager, Skill Development & Social Innovation to identify opportunities for student athletes to earn community service hours in addition to promoting volunteerism
  • Work with the Director, Communication, PR & Issues Management in the development and implementation of an annual marketing and social media strategy


  • University degree in sport, physical education, education or equivalent
  • 2 years’ or more experience managing staff and volunteers
  • 2 years’ or more experience working with high performance athletes and/or student athletes
  • 2 years’ or more experience working with external partners relating to creation and evaluation of sport and/or education programs
  • Previous experience working with provincial or national sport organizations in athlete and/or high-performance system development
  • Strong knowledge of the Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) Model, and its application to student-athletes
  • Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) certification preferred
  • Experience working with able-bodied, para, and Special Olympic athletes preferred
  • Personal experience as a high-performance athlete preferred
  • First Aid and CPR
  • Professional business English skills, verbal and written
  • Keen attention to detail, excellent interpersonal skills
  • Results oriented, shows great initiative, and able to work independently without close supervision
  • Knowledge of accessibility and accommodation issues
  • Effective team player with positive attitude, whose interactions demonstrate accountability, authenticity, and collaboration
  • Results-oriented, demonstrating great initiative, and contributes to a work environment that values and encourages innovation
  • Well-developed interpersonal and relationship-building skills demonstrating ability to establish rapport with people of diverse backgrounds
  • Personal Training or Group Fitness Instructor certification an asset
  • Knowledge of accessibility and accommodation issues an asset

Deadline to apply:           March 19, 2018 @ 5:00 PM

Do you have the all the right background plus the drive to improve lives by bringing people together to explore opportunities, discover passions, and fulfill aspirations? If so, apply now: You Belong Here.

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Abilities Centre is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion; we welcome and encourage applications from all qualified candidates. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. We thank all who apply, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.




Statut d’emploi: Full Time
Type de poste: Employé
Fourchette salariale: $50,000 - $55,000


Personne ressource: Arnetia Findlay
Emplacement: Whitby, Ontario
55 Gordon Street
Whitby, ON L1N 0J2
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