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Application Deadline: Aug. 10, 2015
Start Date: Aug. 31, 2015
Partners in Play/School Event Coordinator –  We are looking for 4 part time one year contract workers for this special project

Please indicate which District you are interested in:
- Northern Ontario Region (north of Barrie)
- South Western Ontario
- Eastern Ontario
- Greater Toronto Area

Special Olympics Ontario provides year-round sports training and athletic competition for individuals with intellectual disabilities. This grassroots organization operates in over 150 communities with 1,700 sports clubs. Weekly sport training takes place throughout the province with 18 sport disciplines for some 19,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities. At this time we offer, throughout our 6 district structures, approximately 160 regional competitions on an annual basis. Over 9,000 volunteers operate and coordinate the localized sport programs and the regional competitions.

Special Olympics Ontario’s Four Corners Provincial School Championships program uniquely promotes sport training and competition opportunities to high school student athletes with intellectual disabilities, providing them with opportunities to compete and advance to the Special Olympics Four Corners Provincial School Championships.

This position will be responsible for assistance with the planning and execution of two programs.

1. The Special Olympics Four Corners Provincial School Championships program, which provides quality competition experience for students with an intellectual disability aged 13 – 21 in the sports of basketball, soccer, bocce and track & field. 48 regional qualifying competitions will be held throughout the 2015/2016 school year. This season will see 15 qualifiers for Bocce, 15 qualifiers for Basketball, 10 qualifiers for Soccer, and 8 qualifiers for Track and Field. Teams at each regional qualifier will be vying for the opportunity to advance to the Four Corners Provincial School Championships to be held in June of 2016.

This one year part time contract position will be tasked with coordinating regional qualifying events in all four sports throughout the 2015/2016 school season. For more about the program and a full list of qualifying locations, please visit our website at http://fourcorners.specialolympicsontario.ca .

2. The Special Olympics Ontario Partners in Play program which will aim to provide ‘Learn to Play’ opportunities to youth athletes with an intellectual disability across the province of Ontario. This contract position will be tasked with forming partnerships with local stakeholders including generic sports clubs, local facilities, schools and universities/colleges to start learn to play programs in the sports of soccer, basketball, track & field, and swimming.

Responsibilities

Under the direction of the Program Developer for Secondary Schools & Competitions and the Program Developer – Partners in Play, this position is responsible for the planning, execution, and post-event wrap up surrounding all Four Corners Regional Qualifiers in their geographic area. The candidate will also be responsible for forming local partnerships surrounding the Partners in Play initiative and ensuring the successful execution of local learn to play clubs. Some responsibilities will include:

  • Securing host facilities (local high schools, universities, community facilities)
  • Forming and working alongside host committees for events
  • Securing volunteers & officials
  • Assist with outreach and advertisement of events to local schools
  • Monitoring online registration of events
  • Creating competition schedules
  • Executing and coordinating day-of competition
  • Other duties as assigned

The candidate for the Northern Ontario region will preferably be located north of Barrie and have the ability to travel throughout the school year.

Skills Required

  • Education background in Kinesiology, Physical Education, Sports Management or Admin, or equivalent
  • Personal background or knowledge of four sports (basketball, soccer, track & field, bocce)
  • Previous work or volunteer experience coordinating sporting events
  • Comfortable with public speaking
  • Personable and enjoys working with people
  • Presents with a positive self-image
  • Exceptionally organized
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Efficient with computers and various software
  • Demonstrated ability for written/verbal presentations.
  • Experience working with volunteer committees
  • Experience working with special needs populations would be considered an asset
  • Ability to work flexible hours including evenings and some weekends
  • Driver’s license and access to a vehicle
  • Must be able to submit to police records with a clear record (will do in house)
  • As this position will be based out of a home office, candidate must be self-directed and self-starter and comfortable working remotely

Please note: this position will require some travel and overnight trips within your geographical region. Candidate must have valid driver’s license and access to own vehicle.

Timelines for Position:
Contract: August 31st 2015 – June 3, 2016
Paid hourly $15.00 per hour
Deadline for application: August 7, 2015
Please indicate your preffered district of Ontario - North, East, SW or GTA

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