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October 30/07 11:10 am - Employment Opportunity: Ontario Summer Games Staff Positions

Posted by Editoress on 10/30/07

Sport Alliance of Ontario - Summer Games Staff Positions

Application Deadline: November 9, 2007

Position: Mission Staff Team Ontario 2009

The Sport Alliance is seeking enthusiastic, experienced people to serve as volunteer Mission Staff members for the 2009 Canada Summer Games. As part of Team Ontario, you will play a critical role in helping Ontario's athletes have the experience of a lifetime at Canada's premier multi-sport event.

The 2009 Canada Summer Games will be held August 15 to 29 in Prince Edward Island (PEI). The Canada Games are a national multi-sport competition with participation from every province and territory in Canada. The amateur athletes that participate in the Games are some of each province and territory's finest.

As part of the Mission Staff you will work over 22 months (January 2008 to October 2009) to ensure that all aspects of Team Ontario's preparation, including athlete services, uniforms, media relations, registration, sport technical, are in place for a successful and winning team. You will work with skilled, professional staff support from the sportalliance. This is an opportunity to play a key role in Ontario's sport development system.

Positions are available for up to 15 Mission Staff. Mission Staff must be prepared to attend for the entire duration of the Games. Due to travel cost, there will be no positions available for one week only. The position descriptions are outlined on the next page.

We are seeking individuals who possess strong communication and administration skills; thorough knowledge of Ontario's amateur sport system; interest in and enthusiasm for working in a fast paced multi-sport environment; ability to operate independently and in a team atmosphere; ability to perform functions and duties outside of your assignment; strong interpersonal skills and an ability to provide excellent service to your assigned sports. As well, the ideal candidate will have extensive and varied experience as a volunteer and be prepared to demonstrate strong commitment to the event.

If you are interested in being considered for this special opportunity, please forward a completed application form, resume outlining related skills and experience and a letter of reference and support from your current employer/organization to confirm you will be able to attend the Games from August 14 to 30, 2009 and commit the required time pre-Games, at the games and post-Games to Team Ontario.

PLEASE SEND YOUR COMPLETE APPLICATION c/o Herb Gray, Team Ontario Leader by Friday, November 02, 2007, 5:00 P.M. You may reply by letter or e-mail. Although previous Games experience is an asset, Mission Staff selection will be gender balanced with experienced and developing Games volunteers. Multiple games experience will not guarantee selection.

Additional information on the Canada Games is available at

Contact: Mission Team Herb Gray, Team Ontario Leader, sportalliance Suite 201 - 1185 Eglinton Avenue East, Toronto, Ontario M3C 3C6

Mission Staff (up to 15)

Mission Staff members work directly with assigned sports to assist with specific Games preparations as well as other responsibilities within the Mission Team. The responsibilities of all Team Ontario Mission Staff will include:

Pre-Games Responsibilities

• Make a 22 month commitment to Team Ontario, (to end of October 2009)
• Attend Mission staff meetings (mandatory) - approximately 4-6 meetings held during the evening and/or on weekends, prior to the Games.
• Become familiar with Canada Games Council, Host Society and Team Ontario rules/policies including Code of Conduct, Disciplinary Procedures, Human Rights, Media, True Sport - Fair Play, etc.
• Communicate all information regarding the Canada Games and Team Ontario to sport contacts and team staff; field questions, provide clarifications and handle problems as they arise.
• Serve as the lead liaison between your designated sport and Team Ontario and liaise with your sport on a regular basis
• Gain a clear understanding of the sport technical package for their assigned sport and all regulations that have an effect on competition including Canada Games Council's protest procedures and the official NSO rules.
• Be familiar with Team Ontario's policy on human rights, anti-doping and True Sport-Fair Play and co-ordinate the delivery of education sessions on these topics with their assigned sport(s).
• Be familiar with Team Ontario's Athlete Handbook and deliver a seminar to their assigned sport(s) on the information contained in the handbook.
• Identify special needs and/or potential problems of their assigned sport(s) in advance of the Games and resolve where possible.
• Provide the link between the Core Mission, Media Staff and the sport contact/coach/manager
• Attend sport selection and training camps.
• Assist team manager with administrative requirements (e.g. team and athlete registration forms, uniform sizing and distribution, travel arrangements, etc).
• Ensure that all athletes, coaches, and managers of assigned sport(s) meet Canada Games eligibility requirements.
• Ensure that individual and team registrations are completed accurately and by the deadlines set by the Core Team.
• Ensure that coaches and managers are selected as early as possible and achieve the required level of NCCP certification.
• Serve as liaison and provide information to ensure your sports athletes parents receive all required information

At Games Responsibilities

• Attend daily Mission Saff meetings.
• Attend coaches' technical meeting.
• Attend all competitions and practices for their assigned sport(s) (mandatory).
• Perform Mission desk duty as assigned.
• Verify sport results for accuracy and convey to Mission Office.
• Monitor the protocol and integrity of on-site athlete drug testing.
• Assist coaches and mangers with all administrative details and communicate to them all matters related to Games' policies and procedures.
• Assist coach/manager with protest procedures if required.
• Involvement in disciplinary procedures where required.
• Handle any emergency situations arising.
• Perform assigned duties from you Core Team.
• Communicate all Team Ontario functions to your sport on a daily basis (receptions, awards etc.)

Post Games Responsibilities

• Assist sport with submission of travel expense claim.
• Submit recommendations to Chef de Mission.
• Follow up on any matters with the sport resulting from the Games.
• Complete duties as assigned by Chef de Mission and Core Mission Team Leader.

Type of Position: Volunteer

View Attachment: Team Ontario Mission Staff Application

Contact Information:
Herb Gray
Sport Alliance of Ontario
1185 Eglinton Avenue East
Toronto , ON
M3C 3C6


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