We're Hiring! Come Join the Bridging the Gap Team!

We’re Hiring! Come Join the Bridging the Gap Team!

Bridging the Gap Program Coordinator

Application Deadline: March 31, 2014   Starting Date: April 14, 2014

Position: Bridging the Gap Program Coordinator

Job Description:
Position Type: Temporary Fulltime – 6-month contract
Date Ad Posted: 03/24/2014
Job Region: ON – Metro Toronto Area
Application Deadline: 03/31/2014

Experience: Minimum 1-year relevant post secondary education or experience in physical education, recreation & leisure or related discipline.

Ontario Wheelchair Sports Association is dedicated to the development and promotion of athlete centered, amateur wheelchair sport programs in Ontario. The focus of the Bridging the Gap (BTG) program is to facilitate increased accessibility and inclusion of participants with physical disabilities in wheelchair sport and recreation opportunities. The BTG Program plays a key role in promoting healthy active lifestyles for Ontarians with a disability.

Ontario Wheelchair Sports Association (OWSA) is seeking a Program Coordinator to be responsible for the overall delivery of OWSA’s Bridging the Gap Program. The position reports to OWSA are Executive Director and the National BTG Coordinator.

Bridging the Gap, Program Coordinator

Key Responsibility Areas
– Coordinate, plan, and implement all aspects of the BTG program
– Coordinate recruitment and orientation of program volunteers
– Support and enhance partnerships and community networking, specifically with rehabilitation centres, schools, and community social services
– Assist in the development, evaluation and reporting on strategies and initiatives for increasing participation through BTG and community clubs
– Maintain Wheelchair Loan Program and equipment maintenance
– General BTG administrative duties
– Assisting Executive Director as needed

Qualifications and Experience
– Excellent communication skills – verbal and written
– Program development and coordination experience
– Experience working with people with disabilities
– Working knowledge of Ontario Sport and/or Parasport systems
– Outgoing personality and ability to network
– Effective group facilitating skills
– Experience in writing grants and proposals
– Valid drivers license with reliable vehicle
– Prior experience working with a volunteer Board in the not-for-profit sector is an asset
– Must be functional in Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Outlook
– Ability to work some evenings and weekends
– Ability to travel and work off-site as required for program delivery
– Must be able to lift and move equipment

This position is made possible through funding from The Government of Ontario’s Ministry of Health Promotion & Sport, Canadian Wheelchair Sports Association, Tennis Canada and Wheelchair Basketball Canada

*Only successful applicants will be contacted for interviews.

Ontario Wheelchair Sports Association
Joel Dembe
OWSA Board of Directors
Fax: (416) 426-7361
Email: info@ontwheelchairsports.org


Contact Information:
Joel Dembe
Ontario Wheelchair Sports Association
104-3 Concorde Gate
Toronto , M3C 3N7
E-mail: info@ontwheelchairsports.org