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

  • Para Performance Lead – Applications close Jan. 12, 2018
  • Executive Director, Athletics Manitoba – Applications close Jan. 15, 2018

Para Performance Lead

DIVISION: High Performance
REPORTS TO: High Performance Director
JOB CLASSIFICATION: Full time, indeterminate
EMPLOYMENT DETAIL: This position is supported/funded by provincial partners and/or Own The Podium.

The primary purpose of this role is to lead Athletics Canada’s (AC’s) High Performance (HP) Para Program based on the High Performance Plan.


  • To lead AC’s HP Para program based on the High Performance Plan.
  • To be an active member of the HP Senior Management Team focusing on the para specific aspects of the program including athletes, coaches, sport science sports medicine and innovation (SSSMI), facilities, equipment, competitions and classification.
  • To act as AC’s spokesperson on HP para issues as and when required.
  • To act as an Athlete Performance Adviser (APA) to assigned athletes on the Canadian Athletics Performance Pathway (CAPP), mainly para athletes on the CAPP Transition and CAPP Podium programs.
  • To line manage assigned staff including coaches, managers and service providers.
  • To construct, monitor and report on assigned aspects of AC’s HP para budget.
  • To lead AC’s IPC World Championships and Paralympic campaigns.
  • To lead other para camps, competitions and conferences as required.
  • To assist in the development of para selection policies based on objective and subjective criteria.
  • To act as a selector as and when required.
  • To form strategic relationships with key stakeholders in the program including the IPC, WPA, WADA, SC, OTP, CPC, CGC, CCES, COPSIN, etc.
  • To act as an exemplar of AC’s HP culture and behaviors.


  • Athletics Canada’s High Performance Director.
  • AC’s HP Senior Management Team.
  • HP para athletes, coaches, managers and service providers.
  • National and international Para Peak Sporting Bodies.


Experience: (essential experience required as a minimum to perform the job effectively)

  • Has a clear understanding of the new Canadian Athletics Performance Pathway (CAPP) and the Daily Training Environment (DTE) needed to prepare athletes for eventual High Performance results.
  • Has a clear understanding of the Canadian sporting environment as it relates to HP para athletics.
  • Has a clear understanding of the international sporting environment as it relates to HP para athletics.
  • Proven success in leading and managing HP sports programs.
  • Proven success in leading and managing representative teams including junior, senior and para teams.
  • Proven success and experience coaching high-level athletes.

Education/qualifications: (the educational, professional or vocational qualifications necessary to perform the job effectively)

  • University degree is preferred.
  • Minimal NCCP Performance Coach Certification and willingness to progress and achieve NCCP Level 4 certification within an agreed timescale.

Professional expectations/responsibilities:

  • To be an exemplar of AC’s HP values and behaviours.
  • To treat athletes, coaches and officials with respect and integrity.
  • To actively pursue continuous personal and professional development and to maintain a level of education compatible with actively addressing the HP program’s needs.
  • To adhere to Athletics Canada Code of Conduct and employment regulations.
  • To refrain from defamatory remarks against AC, AC members and funding sponsors.
  • To represent AC in a professional manner by wearing AC issued or sponsored clothing at training and at competitions.
  • To attend relevant domestic and international camps, competitions and conferences.


  1. The number of medals won by AC para athletes at the IPC/WPA World Championships and Paralympic Games.
  2. The number of AC para athletes finishing in the top eight and top half of their field at the IPC/WPA World Championships and Paralympic Games.
  3. The number of para athletes achieving the consideration criteria for each level of the CAPP program each year (this criteria is still to be developed).
  4. The number of AC para athletes improving of their pre-event rankings and personal bests at the IPC/WPA World Championships and Paralympic Games.
  5. The number of AC para athletes winning medals, finishing top eight place and in the top half of their field, improving of their pre-event rankings and personal bests at other international Para Championships and Games.

Applications with salary expectations should be sent in confidence by Jan. 12, 2018, to Sylvie.King@athletics.ca. No phone calls please. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Athletics Canada promotes employment equity. This position is supported by Sport Canada.

Athletics Canada (AC) is the National Sport Organization for Athletics in Canada. Its purpose is to support high performance athletics excellence at the world level and to provide leadership in developmental athletics. Athletics Canada is a not-for-profit, charitable organization operating under a Board of Directors elected by provincial/territorial members.

Executive Director, Athletics Manitoba

Athletics Manitoba is seeking a new Executive Director. This position is multi-faceted and will focus on building capacity and effectively delivering programs throughout the province.

Athletics Manitoba is a provincial sport organization that promotes performance excellence, the long-term development of Athletics in Manitoba and sport for life. We are a volunteer-driven, athletics-focused, not-forprofit organization that operates under the umbrella of Sport Manitoba. Athletics Manitoba programs are supported and delivered in all seven regions of Manitoba.


  • Serve as the head of staff, providing direction and supervision of all full-time, part-time and seasonal employees to ensure efficient and effective governance in all matters pertaining to the organization.
  • Ensure that the well-being and long-term development of the athlete is always the primary consideration of all initiatives.
  • Develop and implement a sponsorship plan for increasing revenues in a cost-effective manner. Target objectives include obtaining contributions, contracts, grants and in-kind donations to support Athletics Manitoba projects and services. Responsible for sponsor prospecting, proposal customization and presentation, contract revision and servicing, sponsor follow-up and support in consultation with the Board of Directors.
  • Build and maintain sustainable relationship with Sport Manitoba and Athletics Canada, as well as other local, regional and provincial sponsors and stakeholders.
  • Develop, implement and manage of both internal and external communications strategies.
  • Lead the organization in developing a new Strategic Plan.
  • Work with the technical leadership (coaches, officials) to advance performance and participation priorities based on strategic plan, performance indicators and identified impacts.
  • Provide oversight and reports on the organization’s finances and assets, including annual budgets, funding/grant applications, ensuring a healthy financial situation.
  • Implement creative strategies to increase membership and expand public awareness of Athletics Manitoba’s work and programs in the community.


  • Foster the development of all aspects of the athletics community, including athletes on all spectrums of the Run, Jump, Throw, Walk and Wheel event groups.
  • Develop and maintain a strong partnership with the University of Manitoba, specifically as it pertains to managing the Exclusive Use bookings and the ongoing maintenance of shared equipment.
  • Develop and maintain a supply of qualified officials, as well as foster a strong community environment.
  • Serve as the Branch Officials’ Chair for the Athletics Manitoba Officials’ committee.
  • Support the ongoing partnership with the Manitoba Runners’ Association.
  • Emphasize the values of Sport for Life, by supporting the development of a meaningful Masters Athletics community.
  • Work with staff and volunteers to implement all Athletics Manitoba events and competitions.
  • Implement an annual and ongoing evaluation process for all Athletics Manitoba run programs and events


  • The ideal candidate has a post secondary education in business, commerce, marketing, finance or the equivalent experience.
  • Five to seven years of work experience, including project/event management experience with clear evidence of time management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability and experience in securing and maintaining major annual sponsorships.
  • Demonstrated experience working with and supervising volunteers and staff.
  • The ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively.
  • Excited by challenges and motivated to find solutions that work for all parties.
  • Excellent IT skills, specifically Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint and WordPress.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and relationship management.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential with a strong attention to detail.
  • Willingness to learn and understand the needs of the athletics community.

The Athletics Manitoba Executive Director Selection Committee invites all interested and qualified candidates to apply. However, should the successful candidate be a coach of athletes who are receiving or eligible for funding or hold a senior leadership position within a track club, those conflicts will require resolution before the successful candidate can officially begin in their role as Athletics Manitoba Executive Director.

SALARY RANGE: $55,000 – $60,000

The deadline for applications is Jan. 15, 2018; 4:30 p.m. CST. Interested candidates are asked to forward a resume and cover letter detailing their suitability for the position to Grant Mitchell, President, Athletics Manitoba. Applications will be accepted by email info@grantmitchelladr.com or hard copy (Athletics Manitoba ED Search, Athletics Manitoba, 145 Pacific Ave., Winnipeg, MB R3B 2Z6).

Athletics Manitoba thanks all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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