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Athletics Canada is currently accepting applications for the following positions, see below for more information on each opportunity:

  • Coach education lead – Applications close Feb. 9, 2018
  • Coordinator, events and marketing – Applications close Feb. 9, 2018
  • Coordinator, merchandise – Applications close Feb. 9, 2018

Coach education lead

Title: Coaching education lead

Classification: Full-time, indeterminate

Location: To be determined

Reports to: Chief Operating Officer 

General: To lead the development and execution of Athletics Canada’s Coach Education Development Program. Candidate will have proven record of building relationships within Canadian sport system.

 

Key responsibilities:

  • Serve as main staff liaison with: Coaching Association of Canada (CAC), Canadian Sport for Life (CS4L), Canada Games Council (CGC) and other relevant partners / stakeholders
  • Lead and direct coach education program and development
    • Coach designation and course development
    • Contact for international programs (IAAF/USATF/Altis)
    • Program revision as per revision cycle
  • Work closely with AC’s High Performance Department, through the High Performance Director, on areas such as
    • Professional development and coach mentoring opportunities
    • Support for national team coaches
  • Serve as staff representative on Coaching Advisory Council
  • Provide leadership in indigenous communities programming
  • Lead and support relevant Athletics Canada Coaching Education Conferences and Seminars
    • 2018 Coaching Education Conference as part of Track & Field in the 6ix / NACAC Track and Field Championships
  • Oversight and support of:
    • E-learning development
    • Development of professional development and coaching education modules
    • Webinar content
    • Newsletter content
    • Web updates (coaching area)
    • Training of Master Coach Developers

 

Experience and qualifications:

Experience:

  • Coaching experience
  • 5-7 years in a leadership role
  • Knowledge and experience within the Canadian coaching system

Qualifications:

  • Certified in at least two contexts
  • Post-secondary education
  • Bilingualism will be considered a strong asset

 

Compensation:

Compensation will be determined by successful candidates’ skills and experience.

 

Application process:

Please send applications in confidence by Feb. 9, 2018, to Sylvie King (Sylvie.King@athletics.ca). Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Athletics Canada promotes employment equity.

Coordinator, events and marketing

Title: Coordinator, events and marketing

Classification: Full-time, indeterminate

Location: Ottawa

Reports to: Chief Operating Officer

General: Assist and support delivery of Athletics Canada events and marketing programs, including oversight of Intro to Athletics. 

 

Key responsibilities:

  • Manage Intro to Athletics Athlete Ambassador program
  • Collect and analyze data of various programs and campaigns
  • Support provincial Intro to Athletics / RJTW coordinators
  • Support delivery of events and activations
  • Develop and implement campaign materials, including providing marketing support
  • Support execution of all Athletics Canada events, namely Canadian Track & Field Championships, Hershey Canadian Indoor Championships, Canadian Cross Country Championships and other events as designated by the COO

 

Experience and qualifications:

Experience:

  • 2-4 years experience in marketing and event organization
  • Knowledge of and experience with Run Jump Throw Wheel grassroots program
  • Knowledge of and experience within the Canadian sport system is considered an asset

Qualifications:

  • Efficient and organized
  • Ability to work on various projects on deadline
  • Graphic design, HTML and WordPress experience are considered assets
  • Proven social media experience considered an asset

 

Compensation:

Compensation will be determined by successful candidates’ skills and experience in prescribed salary range of $35,000 – $40,000.

 

Application process:

Please send applications in confidence by Feb. 9, 2018, to Sylvie King (Sylvie.King@athletics.ca). Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Athletics Canada promotes employment equity.

Coordinator, merchandise

Title: Coordinator, merchandise

Classification:  Full-time, indeterminate

Location: Ottawa

Reports to: Manager, communications and marketing

General: A member of Athletics Canada’s marketing department, the merchandise coordinator oversees the day-to-day operations of Shop.Athletics.ca, acts as the primary on-site sales representative at Athletics Canada and partner events and works closely with the National Team department to help outfit athletes, coaches and staff for National Team events and competitions.

 

Key responsibilities:

  • Oversees the day-to-day operations of Shop.Athletics.ca
  • Creates product pages that include brief product descriptions, relevant details, materials, tags for SEO and search engine listings
  • Monitors the site for any issues relating to technical, pricing, visual, content and copy
  • Primary on-site sales representative at Athletics Canada and partner events
  • Ensures e-store merchandise and team apparel is efficiently and accurately received and inventoried
  • Maintains inventory levels and product life cycles
  • Processes and ships out web purchases, tracks arrival and communicates with customers for returns/exchanges
  • Fulfilment of National Team kits/gear and properly tracks all returns and exchanges of said items
  • Responds to customer inquiries received by phone and/or email
  • Maintains a promotional calendar to maximize revenue
  • Helps produce all creative elements for promotional banners, advertisements and e-mail campaigns
  • Track and grow sales, monitor trends and provide regular sales data
  • Constantly looks for ways to improve e-store operations, including but not limited to, pricing and promotional strategies, team and wholesale opportunities, shipping, third-party events, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned 

 

Knowledge and skills: 

  • University or college degree in retail management, e-commerce, sports administration or similar program of study
  • 1-3 years previous experience in retail or similar working environment that includes inventory and price management
  • Customer service focused
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Highly organized with great attention to detail
  • Able to multi-task, work well independently, prioritize effectively and work well under pressure
  • Strong follow-up and follow through to ensure all tasks are fully completed
  • Has experience using PhotoShop and/or photo editing software
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Bilingualism is considered an asset

 

Compensation:

Compensation will be determined by successful candidates’ skills and experience in prescribed salary range of $35,000 – $40,000.

 

Application process:

Applications should be sent in confidence by Feb. 9, 2018, to Sylvie King (Sylvie.King@athletics.ca). Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Athletics Canada promotes employment equity.

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