SportWORKS Officer (Volunteer Internship)

SportWORKS Program 
Sport for Newcomers Initiative

Post date: June 7th, 2019
Application Deadline:   June 20th, 2019
Pre-Departure Training (Ottawa):   July 19th, 2019
Position Start Date:   August 5th, 2019
Position End Date:    March 2020
Type of Position:  Full Time
Employment Type: 
Volunteer Internship

Are you passionate about sport and what sport can do for youth—especially youth new to Canada? Do you want to make a difference in their lives by providing inclusive sport opportunities? Do you want to gain valuable sport management experience in a unique setting?

Commonwealth Games Canada (CGC) is currently inviting applications for two (2) SportWORKS Officer (SO) positions for the SportWORKS – Sport for Newcomers (S4N) Initiative.

On behalf of CGC, SO’s are responsible and accountable for the transfer of sport knowledge and capacity building at Newcomer Service Organizations (NSOs) for staff and volunteers, developing resources/materials, building partnerships with local sport organizations, seeking local program funding opportunities, and assisting with the accumulation of data for baseline results of pilot monitoring and evaluation for future programming and longitudinal indicators.

A complete job description is available here.

The ideal candidate has a post secondary education—or is a senior university student—in the field of Sport Management, Sport Administration, Health, Physical Education, Kinesiology, Human Kinetics, Recreation or has related experience. The position requires strong attention to detail, teamwork, interpersonal and communication skills, both orally and in writing, and an ability to interact with a variety of stakeholders from diverse populations, including immigrants and refugees, while practicing cultural sensitivity and awareness. Also required is the skill to plan and execute programs and events, the capacity to motivate others and impart knowledge through 1-on-1 sessions or through group training sessions and to work unsupervised and remain self motivated. Technology skills (Windows OS, MS Office & Outlook, presentation and database management software ) are required.

This is an 8-month, full-time, volunteer position (5 days/week) and starts on August 5thin Toronto or Edmonton and requires attendance at a Pre-Departure Training Session on July 19th in Ottawa. This position reports to the SportWORKS Program Manager.

SportWORKS Officer placements are volunteer internships, however, CGC will cover some costs by providing a monthly living allowance of $1000. In addition to a living allowance, CGC will cover the costs associated with training in Ottawa and travel-related expenses.

If you want to be a member of CGC’s Family and believe you are an excellent candidate, please submit your resume, along with a covering letter, outlining your skills, knowledge and experience. Send it via e-mail in Word or PDF format by Thursday, June 20th at 23:59 Eastern Time to:

Ryan Pelley
SportWORKS Program Manager
Commonwealth Games Canada
Subject line: “NAME - SportWORKS Officer Placement”

Only those shortlisted for an interview will be contacted.

Please forward this ad to anyone who may be interested.

About Commonwealth Games Association of Canada

By building champions and communities through sport, Commonwealth Games Canada (CGC) builds a better Commonwealth. CGC does this by delivering sport programs for athletes, coaches, sport leaders and youth in Canada and across the Commonwealth. Founded in 1934 CGC is a registered non-profit, private charity comprised of 36 Members (individuals and organizations), governed by an elected Board of Directors and supported by a small office and staff in Ottawa. CGC is a member of the Commonwealth Games Federation participating in, and occasionally hosting, the Commonwealth Games, and delivering sport development programs internationally.