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Manager of Sport Development

It is an exciting time to work in sport! After a year of consultation, many changes are now underway as we operationalize our new strategic plan, roll out new approaches and technologies to support provincial sport organizations, all the while prototyping new models for sport delivery around the province.

Reporting to the Director of Sport, the Manager of Sport Development will play a key role in this work. You know the powerful role sport can play when it comes to building community, individuals and positive social change. At the same time, you recognize there are barriers to sport such as cost, infrastructure, access, competition for time, etc. An innovative thinker and a terrific collaborator, you are passionate about solutions to make sport options more accessible for more people. You are highly organized and proficient in leading, monitoring and implementing programs and managing teams, and you have a solid understanding of the Canadian and Nova Scotia sport system.

Job Description

General Description:

The Manager of Sport Development will facilitate alignment between the provincial sport organizations, their member clubs and the broader sport community through management of Participation Development and the Regional Sport Consultant program, with a focus on the implementation of Canadian Sport for Life/Long Term Athlete Development (CS4L/LTAD) and Canadian Sport Policy 2.0. The Manager of Sport Development will serve as both a resource and coordinator for CS4L/LTAD. The Manager of Sport Development will also support the development of innovative community sport programs across Nova Scotia, in collaboration with key stakeholders and community groups.

Specific Responsibilities:

Provide expert consultation to provincial sport organizations on club engagement and development and identify the best practices and sharing opportunities.

  • Use CS4L/LTAD principles as the foundation for developing new (and improving existing) sport initiatives with all partners. Serves as first point of contact for Sport Nova Scotia on CS4L/LTAD. 
  • Manage aspects of the Regional Sport Consultant program including but not limited to serving as a Sport Nova Scotia liaison with the Province of Nova Scotia, management of Sport Development project leads, monthly one-on-ones, and overall program monitoring. 
  • Represent Sport Nova Scotia in relation to physical literacy initiatives, work with provincial partners and external stakeholders to align and support programs. 
  • Develop effective working relationships with provincial sport organizations and other stakeholders such as the Recreation and Education departments with a goal to develop quality sport opportunities. 
  • Create and nurture innovative partnerships with multiple community partners inside and outside of the sport sector, in order to develop new sport strategies and programs in communities across the province. 
  • Participate in sport team meetings as required to maximize alignment and supports to provincial sport organizations. 
  • Follow established and approved financial control systems including: reconciliations, expense claim reports, contractual arrangements and others.
  • Participate in Sport Nova Scotia’s events and programs. 
  • Monthly attendance at Sport Development meetings.
  • Travel throughout the province as required. 
  • Other duties as directed. 

Does that sound like an opportunity that was custom built for you? If so, we want to hear from you!

Please send your resume and cover letter to employment@sportnovascotia.ca by midnight on Thursday, November 15, 2018. Please note that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Sport Nova Scotia is a non-profit, non-government, equal opportunity organization dedicated to the development, administration and promotion of amateur sport.

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