Sport Development Manager – Job Description

The position of Sport Development Manager is a new role within the Society staffing structure. This role is designed to plan and implement program delivery intent on improving the knowledge base and practical application of male and female coaches and officials throughout the province of British Columbia. The Sport Development Manager will be directly responsible for the delivery of both the National and Provincial Coach Education and Officials Education training and certification program, the initiation of an FHBC coach and official mentorship program, and the further development and delivery of a targeted coach and officials professional development pathway.

This position is also designed to be a primary conduit to the club community sector in both the identification and support for critical sport development drivers and in the planning and execution of the FHBC elementary and middle school athlete program. The Sport Development Manager will be responsible for the coordination of each of the areas outlined within this job description and will report as a staff member of the Society to the Executive Director.

Specific Responsibilities:

Coach Development Program

Administration, Coordination and Planning Support

  • To take the lead in the planning, practical coordination, and delivery of the National Coach Certification Program (NCCP)
  • To take the lead in the planning, practical coordination, and delivery of the FHBC Provincial Coach Education (PCE) Pathway
  • To liaise with the Field Hockey BC Coaching Director (responsible for policy oversight and strategic direction for the Coaching portfolio) to ensure that all coach education programs are coordinated to the standards expected by Field Hockey BC
  • To liaise with the FHBC Head Provincial Coach and Performance Manager in the coordination and training of Learning Facilitators for both NCCP and PCE Pathways
  • To complete the necessary administrative requirements in the delivery of the NCCP and PCE pathway programs and to manage the upload of both NCCP candidate information to the Coaches Association of Canada (CAC) ‘Locker’ database, and PCE candidate information to the FHBC internal coach database
  • To liaise as necessary with Field Hockey Canada staff in the delivery of the NCCP pathway
  • To take a primary lead in the planning, practical coordination, and delivery of an FHBC Annual Coach and Officiating Seminar
  • To liaise with the FHBC Head Provincial Coach and Performance Manager in assessing the professional development needs of FHBC athlete program coaches and put in place an annual calendar plan for the delivery of formal coach education and/or professional development opportunity to meet such need
  • To assist the FHBC Head Provincial and Performance Manager in the development of an FHBC targeted coach list and an associated professional development pathway
  • To take a lead role in the ongoing development of the coaching section of the FHBC website.
Officials Development Program

Administration, Coordination and Planning Support

  • To take the lead in the organization and delivery of the National Umpiring Certification Program (course facilitation) and the necessary coordination of learning facilitators in each Region. To include logistical support for practical assessments for Community, Provincial and Regional levels of Certification
  • To assess and coordinate professional development opportunities that include but are not limited to; targeted umpire appointments to FHBC events; umpire mentoring and assessment; umpire manager recruitment and retention; and the recruitment and training of course learning facilitators
  • To take the lead in the development, re-initiation, coordination, support, and delivery for the FHBC Umpire Mentorship and Education Program
  • To take a leading role in the development of an FHBC targeted officials list and an associated professional development pathway
  • To take the lead in the development, coordination, support, and delivery for a new FHBC Technical Officiating Mentorship and Education Program. To liaise with members of the FHBC team to update existing technical officiating educational resource material and begin planning for community outreach and opportunity
  • To liaise with the Field Hockey BC Umpiring Director (responsible for policy oversight and strategic direction for the officiating portfolio) to ensure that support for officiating development meets identified portfolio priority
  • To oversee the necessary record keeping and the timely management of the FHBC officiating database
  • To take a lead role in the ongoing development of the officiating section of the FHBC website.
Resource Development

Administration, Coordination and Planning Support

  • To take a leading role in the transfer management of existing coach and official classroom material to the FHBC online education platform (Moodle). To prioritize the transfer of PCE pathway material and investigate the potential for the transfer of umpire assessor course material
  • To work with members of the FHBC team in the development of video resource material designed to both enhance educational pathways but also to begin the planning for practical education components to be transferred to the FHBC online platform
  • To work with the FHBC Head Provincial Coach and Performance Manager in the production of coach educational resources designed to enhance the professional development of coaches within FHBC programming, as well as, resources complimentary to the PCE and NCCP pathways
  • To work with the FHBC Events and Officials Coordinator in the production of officiating educational resources designed to enhance the professional development of officials within FHBC programming, as well as, resources complimentary to the National officiating pathway
  • To take a leading role in assessing the need to update formal educational material and put planning in place to meet such need. To liaise with Field Hockey Canada staff as required.
Club Community Engagement and Support

Administration, Coordination and Support

  • To take a lead in the area of club community outreach and assist in support planning for the FHBC club and league membership
  • To attend pertinent local club and league meetings and report on areas of emphasis. In doing so, assist FHBC to consider such areas for annual support planning
  • To take the lead in the promotion, coordination, and delivery of the FHBC Elementary and Middle Schools Program. To liaise with the FHBC Head Provincial Coach and Performance Manager in the identification and appointment of coaches according to program demand
  • To liaise with the FHBC Events and Officials Coordinator for all equipment needs and/or orders required for the delivery of the Schools Program.
Terms

The Sport Development Manager will be based at the FHBC office in Surrey, BC and the position is offered as a full-time contract (37.5 hours per week). The initial contract will be for a period of 7 months (from January 27, 2020) with the option to extend for a further 12 months (pending review) and the annual salary range for this position is $38,000-$46,000.

Application

Previous experience within sports administration is an advantage but not essential for application. This position lends itself to individuals who are looking to embark on a career within sport and leisure or for those who are already actively involved within the sporting community. Field Hockey BC will require applicants to gain appropriate criminal records clearance and the Society also requires the submission of at least two job related references. Job related references can be submitted upon application or following a successful invitation to attend interview. Only those applicants invited to attend interview will be contacted following the application deadline.

 

Deadline for applications: January 8, 2020
Interviews: January 13, 2020
Job to commence from: January 27, 2020


Please send your resume and covering letter by the deadline date above to:

 

Mark Saunders

Executive Director, Field Hockey BC

Suite 101-7455 132nd Street, Surrey, BC V3W 1J8

Tel: 604.737.3045 Fax: 604.873.6488 E-mail: mark@fieldhockeybc.com