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November 30/05 9:57 am - Employment Opportunity

Posted by Editoress on 11/30/05

SPROCKIDS Growth and Development Officer - Ontario Cycling Association
Courtesy OCA

Position Type: Part Time (50%) - three year contract

Location: Toronto

The Ontario Cycling Association (OCA) is the provincial sport organization governing the sport of Cycling. Members are competitive and recreational cyclists between the ages of 5 and 80. The OCA is seeking a candidate to work with current staff and volunteers to provide leadership for the growth of SPROCKIDS in Ontario.

Key Accountabilities:

SPROCKIDS Growth and Development Officer

• Oversee and manage all daily operations of the SPROCKIDS programs in Ontario.
* Including the collection of data, membership and program registration, and all client services such as answering the phone, faxing and photocopying services
• Prepare a SPROCKIDS start up manual
• Increase the number of SPROCKIDS programs in Ontario through solicitation with communities, retailers, clubs and others
• Increase the number of SPROCKIDS programs and participants through marketing efforts
• Assist in program coordination and execution where necessary
• Assist in tracking, processing, and fulfilling information inquiries

Other Responsibilities

• Soliciting sponsors specifically for SPROCKIDS in Ontario
• Develop relationships with the retail sector servicing the SPROCKIDS community
• Publish the SPROCKIDS youth newsletter (including writing, photographs and finding content)
• Cross promote SPROCKIDS
• Contribute to all general OCA communication materials, including the newsletters, handbooks, the Annual General Meeting Report and the OCA's website.
• Assist with planning special events and meetings
• Grant writing
• Attending events on the OCA's behalf
* As a small association, we expect a team player who will help wherever necessary

Key Competencies:

Managing Personal Effectiveness

• Self-motivated and accountable for results through focused attention on achieving goals; takes action and ownership.
• Enjoys multi-tasking in a fast-paced environment with a proven ability to manage a broad workload.
• Superior organizational skills in planning and completing projects by agreed deadlines; high attention to detail and accuracy.
• Willingness to get the job done, regardless of the extra time and effort it may take

Managing the Business

• Demonstrated member focus. Ability to anticipate member's needs and proactively search for solutions to ensure expectations are met or exceeded.
• Ability to draw from a repertoire of knowledge, skills, and resources to identify and evaluate issues and opportunities.

Managing Relationships

• Demonstrated interpersonal savvy through working effectively and communicating with a variety of different audiences.
• Strong communication skills, both oral and written.

Other Requirements:

• Proficient computer skills; strong knowledge of Microsoft Office
• Proven administration experience and skills. At least 3 years work experience, preferably in a not for profit or sports environment
• Desire to take the SPROCKIDS on-line training course

Please submit your resume with salary expectations (email preferred - Word Format), by December 16th, 2005. Please add comment on why you desire part time work.

Send to:

Steve Merker
Executive Director
Ontario Cycling Association
1185 Eglinton Ave East, Suite 408
Toronto, ON
M3C 3C6


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