Leadership and Participant Development Coordinator

 

 

 

 

Employment Opportunity

 

Leadership and Participant Development Coordinator

 

Mission

The Aboriginal Sport Circle (ASC) is a member-based institution with not-for-profit state that exists to support the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal people and communities through participation in sport, physical activity, and recreation. 

The responsibilities of ASC are aligned with the TRC Calls to Action, are as follows:

  1. Public Relations - Provide a national voice for Aboriginal sport, physical activity, and recreation;
  2. Research - Conduct research to inform decisions, policy, planning and program delivery pertaining to Aboriginal participation in Sport, physical activity and recreation;
  3. Policy - Guide, develop, monitor policies and frameworks pertaining to sport, physical activity, and recreation to ensure relevance to the needs of Aboriginal people and communities;
  4. Delivery System Capacity Building - Build capacity at the national, provincial and territorial levels in the design and delivery of sport, physical activity, and recreation programs that are appropriate for Aboriginal people;
  5. Athlete, Coach, Officials Development - Oversee and/or facilitate the development and training of individuals to be effective leaders for Aboriginal participants in sport, physical activity, and recreation; 
  6. Events - Oversee and contribute to the development and delivery of national and international events and programs that enhance participation of Aboriginal people in sport, physical activity, and recreation.
  7. Promotion and Recognition - Facilitate and encourage enhanced participation of Aboriginal people in sport, physical activity and recreation through the delivery and oversight of promotional activities and recognition programs.

 

ASC is expanding their Ottawa based National Office staff to include

a full time “Leadership and Participant Development Coordinator”.

 

The ideal candidate should have:

  • An Indigenous background who is aware of and shares the vision, mission and values of the ASC;
  • Current knowledge of the Aboriginal Coaching Modules (ACM), Aboriginal Apprentice Coach Program (AACP) and Aboriginal Long-Term Participant Development Pathway (ALTPD);
  • A mimimum of two years program coordination experience at the provincial and or national Canadian sport program level;
  • Strong organizational and effective verbal and written communication skills;
  • Should be passionate about the Indigenous culture, have a positive attitide, understand and work within an Indigenous value system that emphasie caring, sharing and respect for all.

 

If you wish to be considered for this position, please submit (in confidence)

a covering letter and resume by Friday February 9th at 4:00pm EST to:

 

Heather Kaulbach

Aboriginal Sport Circle, Executive Director

hkaulbach@aboriginalsportcircle.ca

 

We will only contact the top-rated candidates that will be interviewed. The final selection process will be completed by April 1st, with the candidate in place at the Ottawa National Office by May 1st or sooner. For additional background on the ASC please refer to www.aboriginalsportcircle.ca

 

Job Description

 

“Aboriginal Sport Circle – Leadership and Participant Development Coordinator”

 

General Description

The Aboriginal Sport Circle Leadership and Participant Development Coordinator (ASC-LPD) shall coordinate all activities pertaining to programs delivered through the organization or through partnerships with other organizations, which advance the development and promote the meaningful inclusion of Aboriginal peoples. In furthering the objectives within the area of facilitating the development and training of individuals to be effective leaders for Aboriginal participants in sport, physical activity and recreation, the ASC-LPD shall work with the Coaching Association of Canada, Sport 4 Life, Motivate Canada, Provincial/Territorial Aboriginal Sport Bodies (P/TASBs) and other partners towards the establishment of strategic partnerships and Long-term athlete, coach and official development opportunities.

 

Role

 

A)  Administrator

Responsible for administering initiatives/projects specific to the ASC program areas.

 

 

B)  Planner

Responsible for event coordination details with regards developing, designing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating programs in partnership with the ASC ExecutiveDirector.  Contributes as needed to policies, directions and objectives of the organization.

 

 

C)  Communicator

Ensures the effective exchange of program information with the ExecutiveDirector, select Working Groups, P/TASBs, other sport organizations and agencies and Aboriginal community.

 

 

D)  Educator

Provides program specific information and general information as needed or as determined by Executive Director, to volunteers, contractors, sport organizations, media and other key organizations.

 

 

E)  Evaluator

Responsible for program reports and working with the ExecutiveDirectorand working groups to ensure the effective evaluation of ASC programs. Provides recommendations to working groups and Executive Director based on an evaluation of programs.

 

 

F)  Facilitator

Provides support to and coordinates linkages between ASC, NSO, PSO and P/TASB initiatives.  Ensures that all ASC programs are aligned and flow according to the principles and constitution of the organization.

 

 

G)  Negotiator

Mediates issues arising within the delivery of the ASC programs and creates proactive measures to deal with potential problems.  Works with the ExecutiveDirectorto secure resources and negotiate agreements with partners.

 

 

H)  Diplomat

Represents the ASC in a sensitive, tactful and discreet manner, by having a good understanding of Indigenous communities, cultures and sport issues. Additionally, to inform the ExecutiveDirectorof all diplomatic endeavors and initiatives.

 

 

I)  Leader

Displays a positive, balanced, and healthy lifestyle based on the organization’s principles, constitution, and holistic module. 

 

 

Level of Authority

 

Structure

Frequency

Reports to:

Executive Director

Daily

Works with :

ASC Staff

Daily

P/TASB’s

Frequently

Working Groups

As Required:

Leadership and Participant Development

Other

Program Participants

As required

Project Consultants

As required

 

Sport Community

As required

 

Average Travel Requirements

The ASC-LPD will work out of the National ASC office located in Ottawa, Ontario. They will attend meetings and events as required. They will travel out of the National Capital area on average six (6) times per year.

 

Power of Decision –Making

The ASC-LPD has the authority to implement and administer the approved plans, policies and programs of the ASC, as approved by the Board of Directors, which are delegated through the Executive Director.  For actions beyond these limits, the ASC-LPD is required to have decisions approved through the Executive Director.

 

Workplans and Performance Appraisal

The ASC-LPD is responsible for the submission of annual program plans to the Executive Director. The annual plans are to reflect the objectives established within the organization’s ASC Business Plan 2017-2020.

 

 

The ASC-LPD is responsible for the submission of monthly workplans to the Executive Director, which align with the activities and timelines established within the annual plan.

 

Performance Appraisals will be carried out on annual basis during the February 14-28 time frame. The Appraisals will be conducted by the Executive Director and the Human Resource Committee and the ASC-LPD is responsible for presenting a self-evaluation in advance of the process.

 

 

Key Responsibilities

 

1)               Program Planning and Development

a)     Coordinate, in conjunction with the Executive Director, an annual cycle of planning and evaluation in order to establish program priorities, activities and budget.

b)     Submit and review a monthly workplan to the Executive Director.

c)     Monitor the overall activities of respective programs in conjunction with Executive Director to ensure objectives are being achieved.

d)     Develop reports, correspondence and recommendations on programs as deemed necessary by the Executive Director.

e)     Contribute to development of new policies, procedures and systems necessary to ensure effective administration of programs.

 

2)               Financial Management

a)     Support the Executive Director in the development of program budgets and monitor and report on same.

b)     Ensure that program financial transactions and reporting comply with ASC policies, procedures and guidelines.

 

3)               Human Resource Management

a)     Participate in appropriate orientation of new consultants, resource people and volunteers as deemed appropriate by the Executive Director.

 

4)               Representation and Liaison

a)     Be an official spokesperson of respective programs if deemed appropriate by the Executive Director.

 

5)               Communications

a)     Support and coordinate as required the flow of information between ASC staff, members and working groups, sport and aboriginal community (national and provincial/territorial).

b)     Provide information as required to program partners in conjunction with the Executive Director and other interested parties on all aspects of respective programs.

c)     Monitor and provide ASC website updates and social media feeds as necessary.

 

6)               Leadership

a)     Recognizes the profile of the ASC-LPD position as an ASC Ambassador and the importance of demonstrating positive, healthy, and holistic lifestyles.

b)     Builds relationships and works cooperatively and collaboratively with partners and stakeholders.

 

 

 

Program Areas 

 

National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP)

The ASC-LPD will provide support to the ASC Coaching program projects, as required and in cooperation with CAC.

 

Long Term Athlete Development

The ASC-LPD will provide support to the ALTPD program projects and the ASC Competition Review, as required and in cooperation with S4L.

 

Canada Games

The ASC-LPD will provide support to develop the short, medium, and long-term strategies for the meaningful inclusion of Aboriginal peoples (coach, athlete and official) in the Canada Games.  The ASC-LPD will provide support with the AACP as required and in cooperation with CAC.

 

Partnership Development

The ASC-LPD will provide a supporting role to the Executive Director for the ASC’s anticipated future partnership with Parks and Rec, INAC and other future partners.

 

General

Perform such other duties as assigned by the Executive Director that are consistent with, but not limited to, the roles and responsibilities of the ASC-LPD position.  Additionally, to prepare reports to be presented at the Annual General Assembly and reports to be presented at the Board ofDirectors and other key stakeholders.