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Bowls Canada is hiring!

Ottawa, Ontario | January 19, 2015


JOB POSTING -- Performance Director

Title:  Performance Director

Company Name:  Bowls Canada Boulingrin

Location: 
The national office is based in Ottawa, however, consideration would be given to a “virtual” location for the ideal candidate. 

 

Description (Brief): 
Bowls Canada Boulingrin [BCB] is the national sports organization for the sport of lawn bowling with a membership of 13,000. The Performance Director is expected to use his/her knowledge, skills and experience to support the Bowls Canada High Performance Program to achieve international podium results and support coach and athlete development pathways.

 

The Performance Director leads the development and design of the high performance strategy and annual planning cycle in collaboration with the High Performance Committee.  The Performance Director will lead the management and delivery of National, Development, and Youth Squad programs and is responsible for the implementation of the Canadian Anti-Doping Program for Bowls, clothing and equipment inventory, and logistical management. The Performance Director works closely with the National Team Coaches and Manager to ensure that the National Team programs and operations are implemented optimally on the planning, budgeting, communication and delivery fronts. In order to ensure optimal National Team program implementation the Performance Director will oversee the National Coaches and Manager deliverables while ensuring that work load is balanced. 

 

Type of Position:  Part-time

 

Employment Type:  Employee

 

Salary Range:  $22,000 - $25,000 (half-time position)

 

Application Date:  February 5, 2015

 

Start Date:  March 2, 2015

 


JOB DESCRIPTION – PERFORMANCE DIRECTOR

 

Job Title:     

Performance Director

Job Location:     

The national office is based in Ottawa, however, consideration would be given to a “virtual” location for the ideal candidate. 

Remuneration

Half-time position, $23,500 - $25,000 annually

Type of Employment:   

Half-time employee

Reports to:   

  Executive Director

     

General Description

Bowls Canada Boulingrin [BCB] is the national sports organization for the sport of lawn bowling with a membership of 13,000. The Performance Director is expected to use his/her knowledge, skills and experience to support the Bowls Canada High Performance Program to achieve international podium results and support coach and athlete development pathways.

 

The Performance Director leads the development and design of the high performance strategy and annual planning cycle with the High Performance Committee.  The Performance Director will lead the management and delivery of National, Development, and Youth Squad programs and be responsible for the Anti-doping program, clothing and equipment inventory and logistical management. The Performance Director works closely with the National Team Coaches and Manager to ensure that the National Team programs and operations are implemented optimally on the planning, budgeting, communication and delivery fronts. In order to ensure optimal National Team program implementation the Performance Director will oversee the National Coaches and Manager deliverables while ensuring that work load is balanced. 

 

Working Relationships

This position reports directly to the Executive Director.  The Performance Director is expected to collaborate and work closely with the following people:

 

The High Performance Committee (HPC):         

Collaborate on the refinement and implementation of the high performance program strategy and vision

 

National Squad Coaches:                                     

Oversee the work of the National Squad Coaches. Collaborate on the design and coordination of plans, schedules, performance targets, evaluations, camps and programs

 

The National Squad:                                              

Monitoring and evaluation of athlete and team progress towards program objectives

 

National Team Manager:                                      

Oversee the work of the National Team Manager. Collaborate on logistical support for specific team missions

 

Sport Science & Sport Medicine Personnel:     

Formalize and monitor contributions to support athletes in specific areas

 

Executive Director (ED):                                      

Collaborate on the implementation of high performance programming within the organization’s strategic and operational plans.  Develop a national coaching leadership structure

 

Technical Coordinator                                          

Advise on the development and implementation of coach development pathways that align with the Train to Compete and Train to Excel LTAD stages.


Key Skills and Experience

  • Proven ability in a coaching and/or high performance leadership capacity over a period of at least five years
  • Experience in the national sport federation domain – working with national and international, stakeholders, funders, and volunteers
  • Technical knowledge and experience of amateur athletic performance at the international level
  • Current National Coaching Certification Program [NCCP] qualification at “High Performance” level or equivalent is an asset
  • Holder of additional related coaching qualifications is an advantage
  • Excellent and demonstrable leadership, inter-personal and communication skills
  • Proven skills in planning, developing and implementing training, coaching and athlete evaluation programs
  • Experience/knowledge of the Canadian long-term athlete development strategy
  • Excellent organizational and administrative skills
  • Proven ability to coordinate multiple projects and tasks
  • Self-starter with ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Computer skills with Microsoft Office, e-mail, Internet and web-based technology
  • Bilingualism is an asset

Key Responsibilities

  • In collaboration with the HPC, design and implement a comprehensive yearly and quadrennial plan to develop athletes and lead the team to podium performances at World Bowls and Commonwealth games events.
  • Assist the ED in the implementation and evaluation of national performance programs against the strategic and operational plans and the implementation of adaptations to these programs brought on through results of detailed gap analysis.
  • Work with the HPC to develop the “Gold Medal Standard” for individual player and team performance.
  • In collaboration with the HPC, lead the development and maintenance of selection criteria and other high performance policies.
  • Facilitation of regular communications with the HPC (e.g., monthly meetings, regular reporting).
  • Develop, monitor, and analyse individual player and team performance targets in a variety of areas to assess them against the world’s best.
  • Build coaching capacity through the development of a regional coaching structure to be implemented across Canada
  • Manage national squad coaches and national manager.
  • Develop, plan and coordinate competitive schedules and programs.
  • Coordinate individual team plans with National Squad Coaches.
  • Liaise with National Team Manager on the coordination of logistics for national team events.
  • Attend camps, international events with national and development teams.
  • Coordination and submission of program review and other reports to Bowls Canada stakeholders.
  • Liaise with the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport, ensure athlete anti-doping compliance, and manage the CADP on behalf of Bowls Canada Boulingrin.
  • Ensure optimal squad, national team, and program information content on Bowls Canada website, Facebook and Twitter accounts.
  • Lead in the. development, monitoring and up-keep of a national, development, and youth squad database.
  • In collaboration with the ED, lead the ongoing oversight of the high performance program budget.

Other

The Performance Director will be required to travel on occasion and upon High Performance Committee request to domestic and international events.  The Performance Director will be required to hold a valid passport, driver’s license and complete a criminal record check.

 

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