General Manager 2022 Arctic Winter Games - Regional Municipality Of Wood Buffalo

Post date: Oct. 8, 2019

Application Deadline: Oct. 25, 2019

As the senior officer and ambassador of the 2022 Arctic Winter Games, the General Manager is responsible for the overall planning, organization, coordination, control and successful and financially-responsible staging of the 2022 Arctic Winter Games. In accordance with the objectives, policies, plans and budgets approved by the Board, the General Manager’s primary responsibilities include:


Games Management:

Oversee all aspects of the Arctic Games including planning, scheduling, fiscal management and contractual negotiations.

Develop and manage a comprehensive annual operating and capital budget, ensuring the required financial controls are established and adhered to.

Develop a financial reporting system that provides the level of detail necessary for the Board to support prudent financial decisions and monitor the financial status of the Games.

Prepare and continually monitor the results of strategies and plans for each functional area of the Host Society.

Develop a centralized communication system to ensure the efficient coordination of work amongst the Society members, staff, volunteers and partners.

Lead all post-Games activities, including drafting and presenting the final financial performance and economic impact report and constructing a disposal of assets plan.


Partnership Development and Liaison:

Act as the Games ambassador and champion in the promotion of the Games with all partners,  participants, government agencies and sport associations.

Develop and implement a sponsorship strategy and sponsor support program.

Build and maintain cooperative arrangements with the Arctic Winter Games International Committee, the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo and the Government of Alberta.

Establish and work within an approved partnering communication framework.


Board and Committee Representation:

Prepare and monitor the approved strategies for the functional plans for each of the Divisions and their Committees.

Provide administrative support to the established Boards and Committees and assist in the recruitment of volunteers for vacant committee positions.

Deliver accurate, timely and comprehensive presentations to Boards, Committees, local and provincial Officials, sponsors and key stakeholders.

Provide a critical timelines report and regular updates to the appropriate bodies within the Host Society.


Human Resources and Staffing:

Foster a safe and collaborative working environment focused on mutual respect and inclusivity.

Create and manage a workforce plan for employees and volunteers.

Develop human resources policies and procedures, including a performance plan and review process.

Oversee the full employment cycle, including recruitment and hiring.

Directly supervise and mentor staff and provide central direction and coordination of information.

Provide consistent and cohesive orientation and training for all employees and volunteers.


Marketing, Communications and Public Relations

Develop, coordinate and execute a thorough marketing, communications, public and media relations strategy for the full scope of the Games, including post-Games wrap up.

Evaluate and adjust as needed the ongoing marketing program for ticket sales, event management and related considerations.

Ensure the alignment of the marketing strategy into all Games activities.

Attend and participate in meetings of the volunteer committee and work groups to ensure effective communications, planning and integration of work across the spectrum of Host Society activities and responsibilities.


A University Degree in Sports Management, Business Administration, Public Relations, Marketing, Recreation or a related discipline.

Event Management Certificate is an asset.

Minimum 10 years working at a senior management or executive level in a corporate or institutional environment.

Experience in managing major events, preferably related to large sporting events.

Demonstrated leadership experience connecting with a wide array of functional areas such as finance, human resources, marketing, fund raising and project management.

Experience working with Boards, Sponsors and volunteers.


You will possess the following:

Proven senior leadership, management, supervisory, and analytical skills.

Broad and demonstrated knowledge in event management, strategic communications, stakeholder relations and public engagement.

Expertise in strategic planning, issues management and policy development.

Budget management.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills in all situations.

Highly developed political and business acumen.

Ability to provide interdepartmental leadership and build relationships with diverse stakeholder groups including but not limited to industry, government, sponsors and the public.

Strong presentation skills.

Excellent computer and Information Technology skills.

Competitive Salary

Temporary, Full Time                                                                                                                                      

Open until Filled


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Location: Fort McMurray, AB
9909 Franklin Ave
Fort McMurray, AB T9K 2K4
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