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Job Opportunities – Canadian Olympic Committee

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May 02, 2013 (Montreal, QC) – The Canadian Olympic Committee has several job openings based at its Montreal headquarters, including Athletic Marketing Manager, Athlete Services Manager, Games Executive Director, and Sport Executive Director. Follow the links below for more information about each job posting.

Manager, Athlete Marketing
Organization: Canadian Olympic Committee
Location: Montreal
Deadline Date: May 14, 2013
Date Posted: April 29, 2013
For job description visit HERE.

Manager, Athlete Services
Organization: Canadian Olympic Committee
Location: Montreal
Deadline Date: May 14, 2013
Date Posted: April 29, 2013
For job description visit HERE.

Executive Director, Games
Organization: Canadian Olympic Committee
Location: Montreal
Deadline Date: May 14, 2013
Date Posted: April 29, 2013
For job description visit HERE.

Executive Director, Sport
Organization: Canadian Olympic Committee
Location: Montreal
Deadline Date: May 14, 2013
Date Posted: April 29, 2013
For job description visit HERE.

Job Opportunity – Own the Podium

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March 13, 2013 (Ottawa, ON) – Own the Podium is an innovative independent organization that was created to bring together the key partners involved in leading and funding high performance sport in Canada. The mandate of Own the Podium is to help more Canadian athletes win more medals at the Summer and Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games. Own the Podium provides technical expertise and advice to national sport organziations in support of Canada’s podium performance goals.

Position: Director, Winter Sport
Reports to: Chief Executive Officer
Location: Calgary, AB
Application Deadline: 15 April 2013
Term: 4 year contract, start date negotiable

Scope of Position:
Individual responsible for leading the planning and implementation of ‘excellence’ programs for targeted winter sports.

Core Competencies:
• Demonstrates a sense of direction and purpose aligned with OTP’s vision, guiding principles and goals
• Driven by excellence in all facets, strives to be leading edge in own area of expertise and embraces opportunity for continuous improvement
• Continually makes efforts to understand client needs in an inclusive, outreaching, and adaptable manner
• Behaves in an open, transparent, respectful and fair manner and demonstrates these traits through ability to develop effective relationships with diverse groups of people
• Effective at leading and building teams
• Self-monitors work to ensure quality and accuracy

Roles and Responsibilities
1. Manage and mentor the winter high-performance advisors, as they undertake their responsibilities with NSOs, CSIs, ISTs and others
2. Assist with OTP interventions with client groups when and where appropriate.
3. Manage technical specialists (i.e. video analysts) working with the winter program
4. Build working partnerships with the winter sports to ensure common vision, goals and strategies to achieve excellence in targeted sports
5. Work effectively with Sport Canada, the COC,CPC, CSC/CSIs, IST staff and others to accomplish various tasks
6. Contribute to the establishment of annual business plans and be accountable for implementing these plans.
7. Work effectively with and under the direction of the CEO and with colleagues in other parts of the program, and specifically with the summer OTP program to ensure common approaches, policies and unified leadership for high-performance sport
8. Ensure staff reporting to the Director are fully integrated into sport science, medicine, research, technology, coaching and other OTP initiatives, and promote these opportunities to client groups
9. Formulate funding recommendations; lead the annual and other reviews of the winter sports (and assist with CSI and CSC reviews) to identify priorities that will produce podium results.
10. With others, develop new policies and programs that will assist achieving excellence at the Olympic and Paralympic Games
11. Promote excellence in Canadian sport and contribute to national communications strategies and programs to do so.
12. Undertake program evaluations during Games, training camps and competitions
13. Undertake intelligence gathering on international issues, trends, results etc.

Qualifications
• University Degree or College Diploma.
• Over ten years of experience working at a senior level in the Canadian high-performance sport system.
• Computer Skills and knowledge of the MS Office Suite is required
• Bilingualism is a preferred asset

Compensation
The compensation package will be based on the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience.

Application Process
Apply in confidence by sending your cover letter resume by Monday, 15 April 2013 to careers@ownthepodium.org or by mail to:

Own the Podium
Attention: Director, Planning & Operations
Suite 120, 700 Industrial Avenue
Ottawa, ON K1G 0Y9

We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Craftsbury GRP Ski Program Accepting Applications for 2013/14

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February 28, 2013 (Craftsbury, VT) – The Craftsbury Green Racing Project (GRP) is now accepting applications for the 2013-14 training year. Space will be limited, but we hope to be able to add a few new members to the team. Applications will be due by April 1 and decisions will be made by April 15 at the latest.

The Craftsbury Green Racing Project is enjoying another successful year, with one member on the USST, several others who got World Cup starts, two members on the USBA World Cup squad, an USST U23 team member, several top-10s at Nationals, SuperTour podiums, and the Eastern Cup overall women’s winner to name a few highlights of the year thus far.
The GRP is a program of the Craftsbury Outdoor Center, a non-profit organization whose mission is:
1) to support and promote participation and excellence in lifelong sports with a special focus on rowing, running and nordic skiing;
2) to use and teach sustainable practices; and
3) to protect and manage the surrounding land, lake and trails.

In exchange for coaching, travel support, room & board, GRP skiers are asked to take on projects that contribute to work of the Center. GRP projects in the past have included: ski trail mapping and improvements, construction of single-track trails, coaching of youth and junior skiers, outreach to area schools, growing vegetables for the Dining Hall, designing and building a compost system for the Center, construction of a stone/brick pizza and bread oven, organization of events and programs at the Center, design of the GRP website and clothing, blogging and writing articles, helping develop a regional trail system, and working to bring more local food into the Center’s Dining Hall.

If this sounds like work you would enjoy, while taking your skiing to the next level, then you may be a good fit for the GRP. You can read more about the team at their website: www.greenracingproject.com. The application is available here, and you will find FAQs here. Any remaining questions may be addressed to skiing@craftsbury.com.

Athletes applying, or thinking of applying are encouraged to talk to coach Pepa Miloucheva at one of the late season ski races, contact her at the skiing@craftsbury.com address, or call 802-586-7767 ext 33.

XC Oregon Team Applications Open For 2013/14 Ski Year

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February 20, 2013 (Bend, OR) – The XC Oregon Elite Development Team has opened applications for new additions to our funded roster for the 2013/14 ski year. On the heels of a highly-successful fundraising campaign, beginning Spring/Summer 2013 XC Oregon is looking to add several new funded-level athletes with sights set on elite competition ranging from the domestic elite calendar, World Cup/Olympic pipeline events, European Cups, Worldloppet races, and/or other major marathons worldwide.

One of the longest-running elite development club programs in North America, next year XC Oregon enters our 16th year. During the past 15 years XC Oregon has produced Olympians, National Champions, World Cup qualifiers, Super Tour winners and athletes who have been on the podium in almost every major event in the U.S. We pride ourselves on offering an athlete-centered program featuring a very adaptable design structure with an outstanding tradition of community outreach.

XC Oregon serves athletes 20 and older with a range of direct and indirect financial support for elite level training/racing, year-round coaching/management, training partners, community network, and world-class sports science support. Funding levels vary per athlete based on demonstrated results, future athletic potential, need, and overall life+sport plans.

Although most funded XC Oregon athletes will live in Bend, Oregon (a location that speaks for itself in terms of North America’s longest accessible ski season, dryland training/event options, economic opportunities, ease-of-access, and vibrant lifestyle) — our program’s flexible design allows athletes to base anywhere in the state.

Based on our long track record supporting US elite skiers, we realize the move to a new location to continue a racing career can be intimidating for both recent college graduates and seasoned elite veterans alike. Having familiar teammates of either gender can be a good resource to aid in the transition process. Thus we welcome applications that involve a “package” of 2 or more athletes applying at the same time regardless of potential funding levels.

Interested athletes that are not U.S. citizens are welcome within the XC Oregon structure provided you have USA residency status for a substantial part of the 2013/14 ski year. Athletes that view themselves as fitting our very open Associate criteria are also welcome to contact the program at any time year-round with a much less formal evaluation process required.

The XC Oregon application process as well as complete information about our program is available at www.xcoregon.org (see “Joining Us” and “About Us” tabs) at this time.

The 2013/14 application process will remain open as late as Fall 2013, but support schedules are subject to change for applications received after April 15, 2013. Given a limited number of funded elite openings, we recommend serious candidates apply as early as possible.

For more information about XC Oregon, please contact Coach/Director J.D. Downing at jd@xcoregon.org or 541-317-0217. Also feel free to contact any of our over 100 past or present XC Oregon Athletes worldwide for recommendations on how our program can benefit your ski racing career.

Job Opportunity – Cross Country BC

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December 05, 2012 (Vernon, B.C.) – Cross Country BC (CCBC), the Provincial Sport Organization for cross-country skiing in British Columbia is currently seeking to fill the position of Office Administrator.

The successful candidate will work out of the provincial office which is located in Vernon, BC.

General Responsibilities. The position is responsible for a wide range of administrative duties, including office accounting functions, on behalf of the organization.

A successful candidate should possess:
- Post secondary education in Sport Administration, Business, or a combination of related education and experience.
- Excellent computer skills in all Microsoft software programs, graphics software and experience with web site management and web maintenance.
- The ability to work with a high degree of independence in a very fast-paced environment and respond quickly and efficiently to inquiries.
- Excellent time management and organizational skills, as well as ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks concurrently.
- The ability to work as a team player in a volunteer-based organization.
- The ability to produce polished communication in written and oral form.

This is a full-time position. Starting salary will be determined based on qualifications and experience.

A job description is available on request.

Applications should be in the form of a letter of application, with CV and three references, submitted by e-mail to:

Cross Country BC
c/o Georgia Manhard
CCBC Board of Directors
gmanhard@telus.net

Only individuals receiving an interview will be contacted.

Deadline to receive applications and references is December 14, 2012.

CAAWS Announces WISE Fund

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November 20, 2012 – CAAWS announced today that it is offering twelve grants of $900 to active girls and women and/or organizations offering sport programs targeted to girls and women. For more details and information, please review the submission criteria, application process, deadlines, and frequently asked questions on our website HERE. You can also apply directly by completing the online application form!

Please note that applications will only be accepted between November 19, 2012 and December 7. 2012. Applications received before or after these dates will not be considered. The 2013 WISE Fund recipients will be announced in February 2013.

Stéphanie Parker, Marketing & Project Manager
Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and
Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS)
Tel: 613-562-5667
Direct Line: 613-562-5800 ext. 6044
Fax: 613-562-5668
E-mail: sparker@caaws.ca
Web: www.caaws.ca

2013 CCC Race Licenses Available

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August 17, 2012 (Canmore, AB) – 2013 CCC race license applications are now available online or by mail. You must have a current race license or a Supporting Member Day license to compete in CCC sanctioned events. To apply for your 2013 CCC race license online, click HERE or by mail, click HERE.

Note: You must be a member of a registered CCC club before your license application will be processed.

FIS Race License – It is time to renew or apply for your 2013 FIS Race License
To apply for a FIS race license, please complete the CCC FIS Race License Application and the FIS Athlete Declaration Form available HERE, and forward it by mail or fax, together with your cheque, VISA or MasterCard number to the Cross Country Canada National Office. Don’t forget to included the expiry date and 3 digit card verification number (on back of the card).

By mail or in person: Cross Country Canada, 100 – 1995 Olympic Way, Canmore, AB T1W 2T6
By Fax: (403) 678-3885

The cost is $45.00 (non-refundable) and the deadline to submit the FIS License application form is January 1st, 2013.

This deadline is very important. Any FIS license applications received after January 1st, 2013 will be processed at a cost of $100.00. If you require points to be added retroactively, this will cost you another $100.00.

Note: Any Junior skier who may make the criteria for a national team or international tours is encouraged to purchase a FIS licence prior to the ski season as it will be needed for FIS point calculations.

Your FIS license will not be processed until your CCC license is renewed or bought for the 2013 season.

You must include your CCC and FIS license numbers when registering for events to have your results eligible for points. A fee is required to retroactively add license numbers to “Official” result lists.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Race License
IPC race licenses are necessary for Para-Nordic athletes and guides who wish to compete internationally in IPC sanctioned events (IPC World Cup, IPC World Championships or Paralympics).

To apply for an IPC license you must first have a CCC race license (see application requirements and process above).

The cost of an IPC race license is 60Euro (approx $85) and the application deadline is October 1st, 2012.

An IPC license can be purchased after the deadline but the price doubles to $120Euro (approx $170).

To begin the application process please complete the IPC Eligibility Code form HERE and then contact us at nsmith@cccski.com to complete the process.

Volunteer Opportunity – Chef de Mission 2014 Paralympic Winter Games

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July 25, 2012 – The Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) invites applications for the position of Chef de Mission for the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi (Russia), March 7-16. This is a volunteer position with responsibilities commencing in October 2012, and continuing through May 2014.

The Paralympic Games are the second largest sporting event in the world, showcasing the talents and abilities of the world’s best elite athletes with a physical disability. The CPC is a not-for-profit, charitable, private corporation recognized by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) as the National Paralympic Committee of Canada. The mission of the CPC is to lead the development of a sustainable Paralympic sport system in Canada to enable athletes to reach the podium at the Paralympic Games.

Your application should include the following:
- A resume that highlights relevant experience (maximum 3 pages).
- A statement outlining how you can contribute to a strong Paralympic mission.
- A statement outlining your main reasons for seeking the position of Chef de Mission with the 2014 Canadian Paralympic Team.
- Name and contact details of 3 references.

Please send your complete application package to:
Chef de Mission Search Committee
Canadian Paralympic Committee
225 Metcalfe st., suite 310
Ottawa, ON K2P 1P9
Fax: (613) 569-2777
Email: jbridal@paralympic.ca

Deadline: Friday, September 14, 2012

Selection Process:
Applications must be received no later than 4:00 pm (EST) on Friday, September 14th, 2012. Applications received after this date will not be considered. While all candidates are thanked for their interest, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

A complete job description is available on the CPC website HERE.

The short-listing process, interviews and selection of the Chef de Mission will take place in September 2012 with the successful candidate expected to assume responsibilities effective October, 2012.

The Chef de Mission must be available full-time to attend the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games from approximately February 24th to March 18th, 2014. This position imparts a significant level of responsibility and will require a considerable commitment of time, energy and effort.

The successful candidate is expected to provide overall leadership to the 2014 Canadian Paralympic Team Mission, with key responsibilities including: attending a one week Chef de Mission Seminar in Sochi (likely February/March 2013), as well as other site visits as required; participating in regular conference calls and/or mission staff meetings; attending approximately 10-12 weekend meetings, national events, training sessions, selection trials, etc.; and, attending a four day mission staff Orientation Seminar in early Fall 2013. The CPC will cover the traveling expenses to meetings, seminars and the Games, as well as accommodation and meal costs incurred while fulfilling Chef responsibilities.

Qualifications:
- The ideal candidate must possess the following qualifications:
- Experience and/or involvement with national and international Games and events;
- Proven administrative and fiscal expertise, logistical ability, knowledge and appreciation of the unique – physical and mental demands which fall upon elite high performance athletes ;
- The ability to represent the Team in all policy and procedural discussions and/or matters;
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
- Facility with media interviews and public speaking;
- The ability to lead, motivate and foster team building;
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively with athletes, coaches and team officials;
- Strong organizational skills;
- Strategic and operational planning experience;
- Strong problem-solving and crisis management skills;
- Accept the responsibilities of leadership and demonstrate exemplary behaviour;

Preferable:
- Ability to communicate in both official languages;
- Ability to communicate in Russian
- Knowledge of CPC strategic framework, policies and issues related to Paralympic Games;
- Current involvement and/or linkage to CPC (eg. prior volunteer experience);

Thank you for your interest in the position of Chef de Mission for the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games, and the Canadian Paralympic Committee; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Bid Packet Update for 2012-2013 NENSA Events

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April 02, 2012 – Attention Race Organizers: If you are interested in submitting a bid for a 2012-2013 NENSA event (TD Bank Eastern Cup and Championship events), a bid packet will be available online at www.nensa.net at the end of April. Please contact Janice Sibilia at janice@nensa.net with any questions or if you would like a packet emailed to you.

NWSA Deadline Changed for Club and NDC Applications – April 10

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April 02, 2012 – The deadline for the National Winter Sports Association has been changed to April 10th for Club and NDC applications. Athlete applications for funding were still required by March 31st. Request for Proposals HERE.

RaceSplitter App Released

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January 29, 2011 – NENSA played a critical role in the development of this new split and race timing app for iOS devices (designed for iPod Touch and iPhone… works on iPad). We started the process about one year ago partnering with Fasterskier.com and FlyingPointRoad.com. After finally finding a developer (who now actually owns the app with a share of revenue coming to the original partners) and working through the fairly complex logic involved in a good split and race timing system, the app is now released in the iTunes app store.

I tested the app at US Nationals, the Colby College Carnival, and it has now been used to run two time trials for the Central Maine Ski Club BKL group. All, I can say is that if you are a coach trying to do splits, a parent trying to figure out who’s doing well in an interval start race, a youth leader or anyone trying to time or do split timing you will love this app. While it is not robust enough to be a FIS-homologated timer, it will work for just about anything else!

We’ve tested battery life in the bitter cold, covered with a plastic bag during a driving snowstorm, and run it through all kinds of different scenarios including the 6-lap US Nationals races (it automatically handles laps!). We are in love with the app and know that you will love it too…

So, buy the app now and be ready for me to post specially formatted start lists for this weekend’s Eastern Cup so you can give it a try. We’ll also be sure that start lists are available for EISA collegiate races and will produce formatted start lists at the request of any race director on the NENSA Calendar!

Learn more at www.racesplitter.com or HERE or buy directly the iTunes store for $24.99 HERE.