The Sport Information Resource Centre
The Sport Information Resource Centre

Job Type
Full Time

Position Type
Full Time

Application Deadline Date
March 9, 2020

Salary Range

Job Location
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Employment Type

Expected Start Date
March 23, 2020

The employer is committed to creating an inclusive and diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, family status or disability.

The employer welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Speed Skating Canada (SSC), the national governing body for the sport of speed skating in Canada, is looking for an enthusiastic individual for the newly created position of  Coordinator, Sport Development. Reporting to the Manager, Sport Development, the successful candidate will play a critical role in achieving Speed Skating Canada’s strategic business priorities as they relate to achieving sport excellence on the road towards the 2022 Olympic Games and beyond by facilitating a growth in participation, the development of speed skaters and the cultivation of sport leaders.  

Specific areas of responsibility
will include:

  • Coach Development Supporting PTSO maintenance of the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) Locker, ensuring that coach training and certification data is current; 
  • Scheduling, as directed, coaching workshops, webinars and online learning;
  • Maintaining a calendar of coaching development opportunities;
    Supporting communication and planning of coaching development initiatives;

Athlete Development

  • Supporting the collection and maintenance of athlete development data;
  • Scheduling, as directed, speed skating coaches for the implementation of RBC Training Ground athlete programs;
  • Supporting communications related to the RBC Training Ground program;
  • Providing logistical support for the implementation of Talent Development athlete programming;      

Competition Development

  • Preparing competition sanctions in accordance with the rules and regulations of Speed Skating Canada;   
  • In collaboration with the Coordinator, Events and host organizing committees, preparing competition announcements for distribution to PTSOs;   
  • Supporting communications between competition organizers, assigned SSC officials and the National Office;
  • Attending national competitions as assigned to provide logistical support;
  • Supporting the collection of competition reporting;
  • Supporting development and communication of the
    competition calendar

Officials Development

  • Maintenance of training certification and officiating
  • Schedule as directed officiating workshops, webinars
    and online learning
  • Maintain a calendar of officials’ development opportunities
  • Support communication and planning of officials’
    development initiatives    

  • Support selection and assignment process for national
  • Support communications with SSC officials

 System Development

  • Supporting the maintenance of key Sport Development
  • Supporting the collection of system development data;
  •   Supporting the delivery of Sport Development Committee
    activities; and,
  • Supporting communications with PTSOs regarding Long
    Term Participant and Athlete Development (LTPAD) initiatives

The ideal candidate will possess:

  •   Post-secondary education in sport administration or
    equivalent work experience;
  •   Two or more years’ experience in an administrative role,
    ideally in the not-for-profit sector and/or a sport environment
  • Strong organization, interpersonal and communication
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and develop creative solutions to problems;
  • An ability to communicate fluently in both French and
    English considered an asset; and

A passion for sport (knowledge and involvement in speed skating at any level would be preferred). 

Working conditions for this role include:

  •  Primary work location based at the National Office in
  •  Regular travel to events in Calgary, Montreal and Quebec
    City will be required; and,
  • Some weekend work will be required.

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