Working in collaboration with a variety of partners, Field Hockey Canada (FHC) is the national sport governing body responsible for the development, growth and promotion of field hockey in Canada. Field Hockey Canada receives financial contributions from the federal government and other agencies, organizations, sponsors and donors, and is accountable for the disbursement and reporting of funds according to the contracted terms and conditions. Programs, activities and services are operated within the limitations established in an annual budget approved by the Board of Directors. Field Hockey Canada staff is responsible to manage the finances and provide support for all Field Hockey Canada activity.
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This position is supported by Sport Canada and based out of the Field Hockey Canada office in Vancouver. Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the True Sport Manager is a full-time employee role responsible for managing the strategic implementation of safe, ethical and inclusive sport into all elements of field hockey across Canada. The True Sport Manager leads FHC’s drive to ensure field hockey is a leader in gender equity, safe sport, diversity and inclusion. They will do so through embedding the policies, procedures and practice of safe, ethical sport within and across all field hockey environments. This includes but is not limited to coach education, officials and umpire development, athlete pathways and domestic events.
Safe Sport, Gender Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
- Integrate the principles of True Sport into all aspects of FHC’s development work, including serving as the main point of contact for Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport regarding the True Sport initiative;
- Lead gender equity initiatives, including support to girls and women in coaching, recruiting boys and other identified underrepresented groups into the sport;
- Ensure gender equity is visibly intertwined in all FHC’s programs and services;
- Where gaps exist, work with partners to create new programs and connections to close identified gaps and ensure field hockey is a diverse and inclusive sporting environment;
- Lead the implementation of Safe Sport, including the Universal Code of Conduct to Address Maltreatment in Sport (UCCMS) within and across all field hockey environments;
- Act as the primary contact regarding complaints of misconduct;
- Act as the primary contact for True Sport.
The True Sport Manager will ensure the deliverables of Safe Sport, Gender Equity, Diversity and Inclusion are embedded within all practice and across all aspects of FHC’s work including;
- Coaching, Officials and Umpires Development
Serve as the staff leader on all items relating to coaching, officials and umpire’s development including but not limited to:
- Management of the coaching pathway and development requirements with regards to Safe Sport, Gender Equity, Diversity and Inclusion;
- Leading the implementation of the coach education strategy to ensure delivery of the NCCP provincially, while maintaining the national standard and consistency;
- Working with the FHC Coach Education Committee;
- Serving as the main point of contact for Field Hockey Canada, working directly with the Coaches Association of Canada consultant;
- Managing the official’s and umpire’s pathway and development requirements with regards to Safe Sport, Gender Equity, Diversity and Inclusion;
- Leading the implementation of the officiating and umpiring strategy to ensure the delivery of education, mentorship and opportunities while maintaining the national standard and consistency;
- Working with the FHC Officials Committee.
- Athlete Pathway
Serve as the staff leader on all items relating athlete development pathway including but not limited to:
- Supporting the implementation of the True Sport principles within the athlete pathway;
- Leading the implementation of safe sport, gender equity, diversity and inclusion within the athlete pathway;
- Where necessary, design programs to close identified gaps in relation to safe sport, gender equity, diversity and inclusion.
- Serve as the staff lead to work with our member provincial sport associations and clubs to implement the Strategic Plan 2020-2025;
- Domestic Events
All FHC employees support the vision, development and execution of domestic and international events held within Canada as required.
Experience, Qualifications and Attributes
- 3-5 years progressive experience in sport development;
- Strong sport background;
- Good knowledge of the Canadian sport system;
- Excellent inter-personal and communication skills;
- Ability to work efficiently, constructively, and independently while managing tasks and time spent in a responsible and accountable manner;
- Innovative thinker, with a track record for translating strategic thinking into action plans and deliverables;
- Proven ability in prioritizing workload to meet set deadlines;
- Self-motivated with the ability to use initiative in problem solving;
- Demonstrates an excellent understanding of IT with the ability to produce reports and documents and work in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook;
- Bilingualism an asset;
- Post-Secondary degree related to sport development / sport management is an asset.
If you believe you possess the appropriate experience and skill set for the position, please submit your resume along with a cover letter which outlines why you are the ideal candidate for this position.
Applications are to be submitted electronically by 19th March, 2021 to:
Susan Ahrens, Chief Executive Officer at email@example.com
This position is supported by the Government of Canada. FHC is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates. In addition, FHC is committed to providing accommodation for people with disabilities.
We appreciate your interest, however, only the shortlisted applicants will be contacted.