February 02, 2011 – The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC), a national, private, not-for-profit organization committed to sport excellence is seeking a National Sport Federation (NSF) Services Director. The deadline to apply is February 28, 2011. The overall purpose of this position is to provide added-value services to member National Sport Federation (NSFs) leadership outside the scope of sport technical with the objective of assisting NSFs become/remain world class sport organizations. These services, are broad and customised in nature, are designed to optimize NSF organizational capacity and to create synergies and economies of scale amongst NSFs to achieve common objectives. This position is primarily responsible for the day-to-day liaison between the COC and the NSF Executive Directors/CEOs.
This position would be of interest to individuals with previous NSF Executive Director/CEO experience. Working in partnership with appropriate partners, primary responsibilities and priorities for this position include:
- Development and implementation of NSF CEO/President Mentor Program;
- Development and implementation of a strategy for sharing of NSF best practices;
- Development of a Menu of Services and Network of Experts;
- Development of a COC Engagement/Outreach plan with NSFs;
- Staff Liaison with the COC Sport Partner Relations Committee;
- Lead the execution of workshops at COC Session meetings;
- Assist in the creation of an advocacy plan on behalf of NSF(s);
- Act as a resource to NSFs Executive Directors/CEOs;
- Assist in the development of a business plan that has NSFs share in back-of-house support (based on a win-win outcome);
- Work with Director, Olympic Preparation and Directors, Team Operations to develop Games related “preparation plan” for NSF EDs/CEOs;
- Assist in the development and lead the execution of an NSF at-Games Services plan;
- Assist CEO and EMD, Sport and NSF Relations in the area of NSF Relations.
- Other duties as assigned by the EMD, Sport & NSF Relations
This Ottawa based position would report directly to the Executive Managing Director, Sport & NSF Relations.
QUALIFICATIONS AND CRITICAL SKILLS
- University Degree in a sport management field; Masters Degree preferable;
- Minimum 7 years in High Performance Sport Management including the CEO/ED level;
- Desired proficiency in PowerPoint and Word;
- Strong written, verbal and interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively;
- Familiarity and proven ability to build/maintain relationships with the national sport community;
- Excellent planning, follow through, and Time Management skills; and
- Self-motivated, creative team player.
Bilingualism would be a significant asset in this position.
Confidential applications should be sent by mail or e-mail by 28 February 2011 to:
No telephone calls please. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.