CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: Gender-based violence/Teen Dating Violence in Sport Task Force - Coaching Association of Canada

Post date: Jul. 5, 2019

Application Deadline: Jul. 19, 2019

Position Start Date: Jul. 30, 2019

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: Coaching Association of Canada Gender-based violence/Teen Dating Violence in Sport Task Force

The Coaching Association of Canada is seeking expressions of interest from the sport, coaching, and research communities who are interested in contributing to the 2019-2023 CAC Gender-based violence (GBV)/Teen Dating Violence (TDV) in Sport Task Force. The GBV/TDV in Sport Task Force mandate, roles and responsibilities, and project timelines are outlined in the Terms of Reference link below:

Terms of Reference:

About the Task Force Positions (10 positions available)

General Characteristics of Task Force Members

In addition to specific representational requirements, the selection of candidates will be based on desired characteristics such as:

  • specific knowledge and skills related to Gender-based violence/Teen Dating Violence;
  • demonstrated capacity to think and act independently while contributing to team;
  • positive leadership experience in an organization in the midst of significant organizational and/or cultural change;
  • sound research, professional and/or sport background; coaching and/or coach education background, social work/programming background;
  • excellent contacts;
  • a record of organizational accomplishment and community service;
  • an understanding of the Canadian sport community and the contribution of coaching and sport leadership education.

Skills and Experience: You have a proven track record as a key leader in coaching, coach development, coach education and/or research and evidence based experience, or education of young people regarding gender-based or teen dating violence, as well as an understanding of the CAC’s programs. Your network will support the CAC in the achievement of its task force mandate. Positive leadership experience during significant strategic and cultural change, and coaching experience are definite assets.

Term: Beginning in July 2019, the task force member will serve a five-year term.

Time Commitment: The time commitment is two annual meetings of 1.5 hours via conference call and two in person one-day meetings in February 2020 and November 2023.  Review of materials and connecting with peers in your network for feedback is an additional expectation of the task force member.

Honourarium:  An annual honourarium of $300 will be provided to each task force member.

Application Process

  • Please refer to the Gender-based Violence/Teen Dating Violence in Sport Task Force Terms of Reference and application information.  Provide a maximum 2-page profile, which includes the following:
    • Name, address, daytime and evening phone numbers, email address, best contact time
    • Reason for expression of interest, what you feel you can contribute to the CAC Task Force
    • Skills, education, certification, and experience related to the position
    • Social Programs/sport/community/research accomplishments
  • A copy of your Curriculum Vitae
  • For subject matter experts, please reference any research, research papers and publications
  • Two references

The CAC will consider bilingual proficiency, geographical representation, and diversity in assessing candidates for these positions. You can voluntarily indicate, in your cover letter, if you are a member of one or more of the following groups: women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, members of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression minorities, and members of visible minorities. It is not mandatory to provide this information.

The CAC is committed to ensuring that its nominations for potential appointments take into

consideration the desire to achieve gender equity and reflect Canada's diversity, in terms of linguistic, regional and employment equity representation.

Applications to be submitted by July 19, 2019 by email to:

Isabelle Cayer, CAC Manager, Diversity and Inclusion

Nominees are encouraged to submit applications as soon as possible. All those selected for the task force will be notified by July 23, 2019.

First conference call of the task force: July 30 from 11:30- 1:00 PM EST

About the Coaching Association of Canada

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Employment Type: Volunteer
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Contact Details

Contact Name: Isabelle Cayer
Location: Canada
2451 riverside drive
Ottawa, ON K1H7X7
Contact Phone: 6132355000
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