Chief Operating Officer


Chief Operating Officer | viaSport

Chief Operating Officer


Apply by 10/12/2023

Posted 19 days ago



Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Job Type

 Job Description

This key leadership role will provide a unique mix of management and operational savvy, plus expertise with system change, policies, practices, and procedures within our industry. The COO will offer enterprise-wide support, advancing key initiatives across the organization. As both a change agent and an impactful implementor, the role adds deep system experience with a laser focus on operational implementation, change management, and risk mitigation.

Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities

• Collaborate with the viaSport Leadership Team and the Board of Directors to drive organizational strategy, set key priorities, monitor budgets, and advance the most value-creating projects to the finish line.

• Guide organizational plans and project timelines while supporting a highly inclusive culture, ensuring team members thrive.

• Guide and lead change management strategies that support the implementation of transformational systems and organizational projects, including but not limited to:

  • Safe sport; drive strategies to improve the culture of sport through the development of policies and best practices in prevention, awareness and education, reporting, conflict and complaint management tools and governance.
  • Sport volunteerism: advance province-wide volunteer recruitment, retention, and recognition strategies to address demographic and technology changes that are causing declines in sport volunteerism.
  • System data and technology solutions: expedite strategies to replace technology systems that better capture sector data, ensuring decisions are appropriately informed, responsive, and strategic.

• Oversight of successful project implementation through a risk identification and mitigation lens.

  • Ensure appropriate mitigation plans have been considered for all projects and strategies.
  • Reviews /updates policies, agreements, contracts, etc. and consults with external experts (legal, policy, insurance) as needed.

• “Leads while serving” in support of triangular leadership structure; a crucial member of the Leadership Team who reports only to the CEO.

  • Provides a right hand to the CEO and partners with other members of the Leadership Team.  Some initiatives will be led by the CEO, others by the COO

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  • Provide budget and cash management information.
  • Supports good governance practices.

Qualifications RequiredQualifications Required

  • Deep understanding of the Canadian amateur sport ecosystem from national, provincial and local levels.
  • An operational wizard with relevant system and change-management experience.
  • Demonstratable expertise in propelling growth through operational excellence and risk mitigation.
  • Hands-on experience in policy development across an organization.
  • Exceptional leadership, communication, relationship building, and conflict resolution skills at all levels of an organization (putting out fires while fostering alignment).
  • Financial management skills – understands compliance, investments and liquidity best practices.
  • Direct experience in multiple software platforms that link one system to another.
  • Graduate degree in a relevant field; MBA preferred with 10+-years of progressively senior management experience in amateur sport

How To Apply

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