Provincial Coordinator – Sport Development and Community Engagement
The mission of the Aboriginal Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity Partners Council (Partners Council) is to improve the health outcomes of Aboriginal people across British Columbia by supporting and encouraging physically active communities. The programs delivered by the Partners Council are designed to build capacity and increase access to sport, recreation and physical activity in First Nations, Aboriginal Friendship Centres, Métis Chartered Communities, schools and other delivery agencies throughout the Province.
The Partners Council is currently recruiting for the newly established position of Provincial Coordinator – Sport Development and Community Engagement. Reporting to the Director of Sport, the primary role of the Provincial Coordinator – Sport Development and Community Engagement is to engage community and sport stakeholders in the design, implementation, and evaluation of community-based sport development programs. The Provincial Coordinator – Sport Development and Community Engagement supports the critical work of the organization’s six Regional Coordinators as they fulfill the sport development priorities established by their Regional Committees and coordinate the delivery of sport development camps, coaching certification courses, and officials training in First Nations, Aboriginal Friendship Centres, Métis Chartered Communities, and schools within their region. The Provincial Coordinator – Sport Development and Community Engagement will play a central role in liaising with the Provincial Sport and Multi-Sport Organizations to promote the Aboriginal Long-Term Participant Development Pathway, build cultural competency, and advance the need for adaptive programs and resources that meet the unique needs of Aboriginal people.
Competencies and Requirements
The ideal candidate will possess an extensive background in sport and have established networks/connections among Aboriginal communities and organizations throughout the Province. Other qualifications include:
- · Post-secondary level education in a relevant discipline
- · Applied knowledge of Aboriginal community issues
- · Extensive work experience in the field of sport and recreation
- · Strong verbal and written, communication and presentation skills
- · Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with others
- · Exceptional organizational skills with proficiency in Microsoft applications (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
- · Able to work independently with limited supervision
- · Available to travel to promote and support the design and implementation of programs throughout the
province, requiring a flexible work schedule
- · Completion of Criminal Record/Vulnerable Sector Checks
Term: Full-time employment contingent on annual funding
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Location: Office space will be established in a location central to the successful candidate. The BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres (BCAAFC) serves as the official Host Agency of the Partners Council. Accordingly, the Provincial Coordinator – Sport Development and Community Engagement will be employed by the BCAAFC.
To Apply: Please forward a cover letter, resume and three references (name and contact info) no later than 5:00 pm, Friday, June 3, 2016.
Send by email to the attention of Lara Mussell, Director for Sport firstname.lastname@example.org.
All applications are appreciated. However, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.