Wheelchair Basketball Canada Seeks Program Coordinator (Full-Time Maternity Leave Contract Position)

(Ottawa, Ont.) Wheelchair Basketball Canada (WBC) is seeking a dynamic, energetic team player to oversee the planning, administration and execution of all activities related to the domestic programs of WBC.

This position requires a high level of coordination and support to the provincial members, clubs and related committees, agencies and suppliers. The range of functions requires a solid understanding of the amateur sport community, the Long Term Athlete Development Model and the voluntary sector. The Program Coordinator works as a member of a team while at the same time has the ability to work independently to advance projects and initiatives.


  • Work with members and partners to develop and implement plans for LTAD following WBC’s LTAD model;
  • Direct the development of bid materials and hosting strategies for WBC’s National Championships;
  • Work with host clubs and communities (LOC) to ensure the highest standards for National Championships and other major events as directed;
  • Provide leadership, support and on-going liaison to organizers of national and regional competitions under the WBC umbrella;
  • Prepare annual technical packages for Mini, Junior, Open, Women and Provincial men competitions;
  • Work with various Commissioners on league issues;
  • Work with Clubs and PSO’s to create and implement their development plans for growth of the sport;
  • Manage the Special Project Funding program.

Skills and Abilities Required

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills;
  • Event management experience;
  • Strong computer skills;
  • Flexibility and initiative;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
  • Ability to take direction and multi-task in a fast paced environment;
  • Experience in program, project management or event administration, preferably in a sport setting;
  • Knowledge of WBC’s Long Term Athlete Development Model
  • Knowledge of the game of wheelchair basketball and the Canadian sport system would be considered an asset;
  • Experience working with volunteer committees would be considered an asset; and
  • Oral and written fluency in both official languages would be considered an asset.

Terms of Contract

  • Maternity Leave contract position;
  • Travel will be required;
  • Salary will be commensurate with experience;
  • Located at the WBC National Office – Ottawa, Ont.

Please forward your application including CV, references and salary expectations by October 27, 2014 to:

Wendy Gittens
Executive Director
Wheelchair Basketball Canada
6 Antares Drive, Unit 8
Ottawa, ON K2E 8A9
Fax: 613-260-1456

We thank all applicants who apply, but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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