May 24, 2019 BCWA is looking for a full time Executive Director to manage the affairs of its provincial, membership based sport organization. BCWA has a Grassroots, High School, University, Club, and Elite Athlete divisions. BCWA operates full time throughout the year with an emphasis from Nov-Apr where activity is at its highest during the school season and national championships. May to October include AGM preparation, strong planning months and supporting the high performance teams. Ideally, we are looking for management professionals who have experience in marketing, communications, strategic planning as well as managing sport organizations but not limited to this. Wrestling experience is a value add.
Areas of emphasis include:
Staff management & staff coaching
Via Sport funding reporting
Strong computer skills
Grassroots development concepts
Understand Sport for Life concepts
BC or federal government reporting experience
Experience with Service Canada student applications
Sport funding Accountability Framework Experience
Working with Coaches, Volunteers, Athletes Officials/Referees
Board communications & relationship management
Visionary with big picture but also detail oriented
Ability to add information and photos to website
Ability to create an annual plan that identifies deliverables, accountabilities and funding reporting requirements
Preferably you are a former athlete, coach, official/referee or government official
Willing to immerse into the sport and culture to create trust and understanding
Add results immediately to website
Working environment includes an office setting at the Fortius offices in Burnaby, Full-time (or contractual if applicable) Mon-Friday 9-5pm (Flexible time – can be interject a weekend day). There is an expectation of putting in some weekend (Saturdays) work when applicable events occur to be close to meet the membership or partake in applicable activities where the association is involved like monthly evening Board meetings. Salary to commensurate with experience and budget allowances. Salary range in alignment with small to medium member based BC Sport Organizations. The Board of Directors would like to build a strong partnership and support the Executive Director so that he/she will be successful and as well, the organization and its membership.
If you would like to be considered for an interview, please send your resume, cover letter, salary range expectations and any supporting documentation (references) to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 15, 2019. Interviews to follow after hiring committee review. No phone calls will be accepted at this time, please email any questions as above and hiring committee will determine the mode of communication back.
Job Title: Head Wrestling Coach/Provincial Coach, Douglas Wrestling Club/BC Wrestling Location: TBA Start Date: TBA Part-time Position Salary: Commensurate with experience and budget considerations Reports To: Executive Director
BC Wrestling is proud to present this exciting opportunity to take the lead in the re-birth of the storied Douglas Wrestling Club. This position serves as both the Head Wrestling Coach, for Douglas Wrestling Club and will automatically become a provincial coaching position within the BC Wrestling coaching system. This position is responsible for managing all aspects of both the competitive and recreational streams of the Douglas Wrestling Program including, but not limited to: recruitment and management of a coaching assistants, recruitment of academically and athletically qualified student-athletes and outside participants, and successful preparation, planning, and strategy for sustaining a highly competitive program. The head coach will also be responsible for the financial management of the Douglas Wrestling program. The Head Coach must abide by all BCWA rules and policies at all times. The Head Coach will assume other administrative duties that may include strength and conditioning, event management, academic advising, or coordinating wrestling programming. The position will include work on weekdays, weeknights, and weekends and will require some light travel.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Head Coach will be responsible for helping with recruitment associated with the team and will ensure that all team athletes are certified to participate according to all institutional guidelines.
Help plan and organize all team activities, such as practices, team workouts, and any other event(s) that he/she deems necessary.
Help with fundraising, inventory, and scheduling activities; this includes, but is not limited to, contacting other universities and or appropriate leagues to plan team schedules and coordinating travel arrangements.
The position assists with recruitment for the team to ensure that all team athletes are certified to participate according to all institutional guidelines. The coach will ensure that all athletes meet participation requirements as set out by the respective leagues, conferences, and/or organizations they participate in.
The coach will help instruct and develop student athletes; assist in making strategic decisions in contest situations; assist in developing and implementing the overall recruiting strategy; and handle administrative responsibilities associated with the program operations, including recruiting logistics and planning, team travel details, financial monitoring and equipment ordering. You will also assist in fundraising efforts and running special events for BC Wrestling when called upon.
Develop and implement a comprehensive recruiting plan that will identify, recruit, and retain qualified student-athletes that meet Douglas College admissions standards and qualifications.
Supervise, develop, assistant coaches when required.
Oversee a training program to develop the team to its fullest potential.
Develop student-athletes by teaching fundamentals, motivation, and promoting positive values consistent with BCWA mission.
Manage all operational, fiscal, and administrative duties associated with the Wrestling program including balancing the annual operating budget. The candidate will make themselves available on a monthly basis to review program financial operations with the BCWA Executive Director.
Promote an understanding of, and commitment to BCWA rules and regulations by all student-athletes, and other participants associated with the program. The Coach will ensure every member is registered with BC Wrestling and is in good standing.
Ensure a commitment to the academic success of the student-athletes, including monitoring of academic progress and attendance.
Coordinate weight training & conditioning program with Strength and Conditioning Coaches for the Wrestling program.
Fundraise for needed items outside of BCWA base budget earmarked for the Douglas Wrestling Club.
Manage care of appropriate facilities and equipment.
Research and target schools and athletic camps for recruitment
Attend at least 4 BCWA initiatives on a yearly basis including training camps and national championships when called upon by the BCWA.
Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Independent discretion, along with solid and sound judgment are essential.
Strong leadership and collaborative skills.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Must be able to work collaboratively and establish and maintain effective relationships with the community, students and BCWA staff.
Requires creativity and initiative.
Highly developed analytical, organizational and interpersonal skills are essential.
Must be administratively self-sufficient and be proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, and web applications. Should have basic video filming, editing and analytical ability.
Must have outstanding technical, tactical and strategic knowledge of wrestling. Strong leadership, interpersonal and communications skills, including the ability to work with and relate well to a diverse group of athletes, administrators, and university constituents, needed.
Must be able to establish yourself as a respected coach to students, faculty, alumni, other BCWA staff and executive board, media representatives, and the broader community.
The ideal candidate has a demonstrated track record of success and should also have strong organizational skills and an ability to work independently. Must be able to respect and comply with guidelines set forth by BCWA.
Valid driver's' license required because you will be driving student-athletes during out-of-town travel.
Have a strong wrestling background, good organizational and management skill, and must be able to recruit.
Have a background in all aspects of financial management for a wrestling club.
Candidates must have Freestyle and Folkstyle knowledge in wrestling.
Bachelor's Degree is preferred
NCCP Competition Development Certified status.
At least (a) 3 years of experience wrestling at the college level OR (b) 3 years of experience coaching wrestling at a high performance level. (An equivalent combination of education, training and experience will also be considered).
CPR First Aid certification preferred.
Exhibit the highest degree of sportsmanship and professionalism at all times.
Works with athletes.
Include work on weekdays, weeknights, and weekends.
BC Wrestling thanks you for your interest in this position. BC Wrestling will contact those applicants selected for an interview.
Summer Employment Opportunities.
Classification: Part Time/Summer Work Function of Job: BC Wrestling is seeking enthusiastic and motivated candidates to assist with various wrestling endeavors throughout the summer months. Shifts will typically range from 4-8 hours in length. Some light travel may be involved. This is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable experience and insight regarding the operations of a provincial sports organization, and its associated organizations, while furthering personal enjoyment of the sport of wrestling. Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities: Duties include, but are not limited to:
Plan, organize, develop, and implement wrestling events, and maintain assigned recreational wrestling programs; including coaching and teaching responsibilities, and planning for team activities.
Program registration, conducting membership reviews , addressing inquiries, handling cash, answering the telephone, and processing general event registrations
Supervise, train, and organize athletes and other staff as assigned.
Coordinate scheduling of events for outside partner areas as assigned.
Assess needs of each event, recommend actions, and make recommendations for changes for future events as required in a written report submitted to the provincial office.
Identify and practice risk management protocols, safety, and welfare of facilities and sports participants, utilizing own knowledge concerning the care and prevention of athletic injuries.
As required, manage the association webpage
Provide support for the reorganization efforts of the provincial head office
Provide support to the provincial wrestling team leading up to and throughout the BC Games as required.
Other related duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications: a) Is between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment; b) Is a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act*, and c) Is legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations. d) International students are not eligible. Recent immigrants are eligible if they are Canadian Citizens or permanent residents. Additional Desirable Qualifications: 1) Basic knowledge and understanding of fundamental wrestling movements and techniques 2) Experience with training athletes in the sport of wrestling, and other supervisory staff. 3) Some computer skills 4) Valid B.C. Driver’s License 3) CPR/First Aid certification. BC Wrestling offers a dynamic and exciting work environment to the successful candidate. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.