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February 14/12 8:59 am - Employment Opportunity - Canadian Paralympic Committee

Posted by Editoress on 02/14/12

The Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) is at an exciting turning point in its 35-year history. The success of Canada’s Paralympic Team and the extraordinary support of Canadians at the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games have created incredible momentum as we move forward to the London 2012 Paralympic Summer Games. Our Paralympians are incredible athletes and fierce competitors who have earned the reputation of being among the best in the world.

The Canadian Paralympic Committee is a non-profit, private organization with 46 members dedicated to strengthening the Paralympic Movement in Canada. We provide an optimal environment for athletes to achieve their high performance goals on the world stage and we work in collaboration with government, sport and disability partners to strengthen the Paralympic sport system throughout Canada.

Our vision is to be the world-leading Paralympic nation. Our mission is to lead the development of a sustainable Paralympic sport system in Canada, enabling athletes to reach the podium at the Parapan American and Paralympic Games.

The CPC is excited to be adding to its existing high-caliber team, and invites applications for the following position: Program Manager, High Performance

Job Purpose
The Program Manager, High Performance will contribute to the development and manage the implementation of high performance sport programs that will support world-class Paralympic athletes and achieve excellence and podium results at Parapan American and Paralympic Games.

Type: Full-Time

Reports To: Director, Sport

Location: Ottawa

Primary Responsibilities
• Contribute to the development and manage the implementation of CPC strategies, programs and initiatives supporting high performance priority areas, including coaching, sport science, classification, results and performance analysis
• Lead the planning and preparation for CPC’s annual Excellence Series and Coach/IST Conference
• Manage delivery of International Hosting Program and Elite Athlete Equipment Fund
• Research and analysis of international best practices in Paralympic performance
• Work closely with members/national sport organizations as well as other key high performance partners in the Canadian sport system
• Develop the operational plans and manage the budget for high performance programs and initiatives
• Develop key performance indicators, measure, monitor and report on outcomes of high performance programs
• Collaborate with other members of the Sport Team to ensure that sport programs are aligned and integrated in their execution
• Support the Director, Sport with additional HP projects and stakeholder relations (including staff support to CPC Committees)


• Post-secondary education in a related field (e.g. sports management, sports administration, business administration) or equivalent experience in a similar position with a sport organization

Knowledge and Skills
• Technical expertise in high performance sport programs
• Knowledge of sport development, long-term athlete development (LTAD) and its link to high performance (HP) programs
• Strong relationship building skills, establishes credibility and trust quickly
• Proficient computer skills for:
- Email
- Project planning & tracking
- Word processing
- Database management
- Presentation development
- Internet use
• Solid written, presentation and verbal English communication skills
• Strong written and verbal French communication skills is considered an asset

• Minimum 4 years’ experience in a HP sport program position, preferably at the national level
• Experience establishing and managing operational plans and budgets
• Experience with the Canadian and/or Paralympic sport system
• Experience working with volunteer committees
• Experience with event planning and logistics

Personal Characteristics
• Results-oriented
• Cooperative, team player, collaborative
• Flexible
• Energetic
• Outgoing, develops interpersonal relationships easily
• Systematic and organized
• Service-orientated

Working Conditions
• Work is primarily in an office environment
• Some overnight travel and off-site work required
• Must hold a valid driver’s license and passport at all times

Please submit applications to:

Application deadline: Tuesday March 6, 2012


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