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Job Type

Position Type
Full Time

Application Deadline Date
July 1, 2023

Salary Range
$18 hour

Job Location
Victoria (Flexibility to work remotely, with some in-person work required*)

Employment Type

Expected Start Date
July 15, 2023

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.

Reports to the Manager of Indigenous Initiatives

Sport for Life is recognized as a team of global experts on the Canadian Sport for Life movement, Long-Term Development in Sport and Physical Activity, and physical literacy development. The purpose of the Canadian Sport for Life movement is to improve the quality sport and physical literacy ecosystems. Sport for Life links sport, education, recreation, health and governments to align community, provincial and national programming. Through Long-Term Development in Sport and Physical Activity and physical literacy development, Sport for Life works to be a catalyst for positive change.

Sport for Life provides opportunities for Indigenous sport and physical activity participants by creating links between Indigenous organizations and communities with provincial and national programming. These processes support our mission to develop physical literacy and improve the quality of sport for
everyone by using the Long-Term Development in Sport and Physical Activity framework. The Indigenous Initiatives support person will support the organization with Indigenous initiatives, particularly work involving
Indigenous Long-Term Participant Development Pathways. Further, it’s expected the position will be held accountable to their role through regular, open and honest reporting and communication. If you see yourself in this description or aspire to work towards these skills, we welcome your application. The successful candidate will receive one-one-one mentorship from Mataya Jim, our Manager of
Indigenous Initiatives.

The Indigenous Initiatives support person will be responsible for supporting the administration of community-based, provincial/ territorial and national Indigenous initiatives. Their main roles and responsibilities will include:·      

  • supporting with organizing, scheduling meetings, and taking notes during online meetings,
  • supporting with data entry of Indigenous resources and work plans, and
  • assisting on various projects managed or coordinated by the Manager of Indigenous Initiatives.

Other duties include:

  • supporting the continual cultural understanding of Indigenous peoples with Sport for Life
    representatives, supporting Sport for Life’s respectful relationships with Indigenous partners, both organizations and individuals, and
  • where appropriate, contributing to the social media strategy of the organization.

Preferred Skills and Qualifications

Sport for Life is committed to fostering an equitable workplace as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment and social strength, and welcomes applications from anyone who meets some of the following criteria, with preference given to individuals that identify as Indigenous, First Nations, Métis or Inuit:

  • individuals that identify as Indigenous, First Nations, Métis or Inuit. (Applicants choosing to
    self-identify can do so in their cover letters.);
  • individuals with one year of relevant work experience in either administration, sport, recreation and/or working with Indigenous communities;
  • individuals with a background or willingness to learn about sports, physical education or sports administration;
  • individuals with excellent communication skills, verbal and written, both internally and with external partners;
  • individuals with an ability to work individually and in team environments and work effectively with a geographically dispersed team;
  • individuals with an ability to work independently, with experience in effective time management habits, and
  • individuals who are comfortable with technology. Expertise in the Google Suite platform is an asset.

Special Requirements for applicants as outlined in CPRA YEE Funding:

  • must be between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive);
  • Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected persons as defined by the Refugee Protection Act;
  • individuals legally entitled to work in Canada;
  • individuals legally entitled to or according to the relevant provincial/territorial jurisdiction’s
    legislation and regulations;
  • individuals who face barriers to employment and/or are youth at risk in municipal, community and regional environments, including those who self-identify as youth living in rural or remote locations, Indigenous youth, 2SLGBTQI+ youth, visible minorities (youth), youth with disabilities, youth who are new Canadians, language minorities; and
  • individuals who have access to virtual connection capabilities (e.g. personal computer and access to Wi-Fi).

The hourly rate is $18.00 per hour for 35 hours per week, with a term of 12 weeks. Preferably the start date would be July 15, 2023. However, please let us know if you have other preferred dates. The position will mostly involve remote work and optional in-office work in Victoria, B.C. or Ottawa, ON*. Candidates must have Canadian work credentials. Please submit a cover letter and resume as soon as possible. This position will be open until it is filled. If you would like to speak to Mataya Jim, the Manager of
Indigenous Initiatives, she can be reached at, and she would be more than happy to connect with you.

Sport for Life is committed to fostering an equitable workplace as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment and social strength. We welcome expressions of interest from those who identify with historically underrepresented groups such as: Indigenous, First Nation, Métis and Inuit peoples, people of a myriad of gender identities and racialized minorities, people of diverse ethnic origins, and various religious and spiritual beliefs; and people with invisible and visible varied abilities; people at various ages and stages of life; and people of diverse sexual orientation. We recognize this is not an exhaustive list of
all identities.

We believe sharing your identity is your choice in the application process. Therefore, if this job description entices you then you are welcome to apply. If you have any accessibility needs, then please let us know at any point in the application process if you feel comfortable doing so.

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