Wheelchair Basketball Canada Seeks Communications Assistant & Event Assistant For Summer Of 2014

(Ottawa, Ont.) Wheelchair Basketball Canada is seeking dynamic, organized, and detail-oriented team players for two exciting and challenging summer student employment opportunities.

Position – Communications Assistant (full-time summer student contract)

The successful candidate will assist Wheelchair Basketball Canada with day-to-day communications and media relations efforts and report to the Communications Coordinator.

A solid background in business development, marketing, communications and/or journalism, and an interest in sport are a must. Strong communication and interpersonal skills, the ability to problem solve, a positive attitude and a willingness to take initiative are definite assets.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience in the communications field as Wheelchair Basketball Canada prepares to host the 2014 Women’s World Wheelchair Basketball Championship from June 20-28, 2014 in Toronto, Ont.

Working in a fast-paced environment, the Communications Assistant will contribute to a world-leading amateur sport organization.

Position – Event Assistant for the 2014 Women’s World Wheelchair Basketball Championship (full-time summer student contract)

Wheelchair Basketball Canada has been awarded the rights to host the 2014 Women’s World Wheelchair Basketball Championship from June 20-28, 2014 in Toronto, Ont. Over 400 athletes, coaches, officials, delegates, and volunteers will attend the event that features 12 participating countries from all corners of the globe.

Applicants must have an interest in amateur sport preferably with Sport Management education and/or experience. This position is for a twelve-week period beginning in May 2014.

The Event Assistant position is an exciting and challenging opportunity for the successful candidate to gain valuable experience in event management and international hosting. The Event Assistant will report to the Event Manager.

These positions will be subject to approved Service Canada funding through the Canada Summer Jobs program.

To be eligible candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • is between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment;
  • is registered as a full-time student during the preceding academic year;
  • intends to return to school on a full-time basis during the next academic year;
  • is a student in a secondary, post-secondary, CEGEP (Quebec only), vocational or technical program;
  • is a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act* and;
  • is legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial / territorial legislation and regulations.

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