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Chief Sport Officer

Golf Ontario

Chief Sport Officer | Golf Ontario

Chief Sport Officer

Golf Ontario

Apply by 4/11/2023

Posted 14 days ago

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Uxbridge, Ontario, Canada

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 Job Description

  • Serves as the primary operational resource to the CEO and Board of Directors by ensuring that effective reporting tools are in place to prepare monthly and annual reports.
  • Contributes to the ongoing implementation and stewardship of Golf Ontario’s Strategic Plan, including the articulation of multi-year and annual operational plans to achieve the established performance objectives, while making appropriate adjustments as required.
  • Demonstrate integrity and ethical leadership to enhance program delivery and ensure welcoming and engaging environments for all golfers in accordance with Golf Ontario’s Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (ED&I) strategy, and Safe Sport policy.
  • Lead government relations stewardship and grant management including responsibility for researching, preparing, submitting, and managing grant proposals/reports that support Golf Ontario participation and performance objectives.
  • Act in the best interests of the sport and Golf Ontario as a member of the Executive Leadership Team for Golf Ontario on general business matters and budgeting ensuring fiscal responsibility for all Golf Ontario programs and services.
  • Build and lead a high performing operational team that achieve superior results and are motivated to drive the sport forward and achieve the organization’s strategic goals.
  • Represent Golf Ontario externally with key industry partners – specifically Golf Canada (GC), Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, PGA of Canada and others as appropriate
  • Execute other duties related to the nature of the position, as determined from time to time by the CEO including special projects or initiatives.


  • Lead and work directly with Golf Ontario Regional Managers to develop the Regional Support Strategy (RSS) that facilitates facility partnerships, collaborations and the expansion of participation
    programming and recreational play opportunities within all serviced regions of the province.
  • Working with the Director of Participation, foster innovation and demand operational excellence in the delivery of all Participation events, programs, initiatives and services in support of Golf Ontario’s vision (Golf for All) and ED&I strategy.
  • Work closely with the CEO and We Are Golf industry partners to utilize golf and health research to enhance public perception of the sport and drive individual and family participation in alignment with the association’s Strategic priorities.


  • Provide leadership and work closely with Director of Competitions & Performance to monitor the execution of Golf Ontario’s Performance strategy and the Junior Golf Pathway systems including athlete and coach development, performance programming and the Team Ontario program, in alignment with Golf Ontario’s Strategic Plan and Long Term Athlete Development plan.
  • Support the Director of Competitions & Performance to elevate Golf Ontario championships to premier, nationally recognized tournaments that are must-attend events for players, volunteers and partners.
  • Promote and develop collaborative and aligned relationships to support Golf Ontario’s Performance strategy with Golf Canada and other key stakeholders, including coaches, tour/event organizers, golf facilities, and funding partners such as the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport.

Qualifications RequiredQualifications Required

  • Minimum 10 years of progressive leadership experience gained primarily with a professional or amateur sports organization or business involved in the sporting industry.
  • Undergraduate degree or diploma, preferably in Business Administration, Sports Management, or a related field.
  • Excellent relationship-building skills and ability leverage personal network and reputation in support of the organization’s vision and mission.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills and ability to articulate an organization’s vision at all levels, both internally and externally.
  • Solid project-management skills and effective time-management and prioritization skills.
  • Ability to manage operating and tactical matters from a solution-oriented standpoint while focusing on longer-term strategic imperatives.
  • Proven ability to attract, retain and develop highly qualified individuals in a committed and energized team that are encouraged to achieve outstanding results.
  • Passion for working in sport and/or golf.
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