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Officiating Coordinator

Ontario Lacrosse Association

Salary $45,000 - $65,000

Posted 4 months ago



Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Job Description

OVERVIEW: The Ontario Lacrosse Association (OLA) is the nationally-recognized organization for the administration of the sport of lacrosse in the province of Ontario, with a membership base of over 20,000 players, coaches, officials and volunteers. The position will support the officiating programs of the organization under the guidance of the Executive Director.


  • Strong understanding of OLA procedures, policies, and strategic direction
  • Strong understanding of OLA leagues and club structures
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, along with critical thinking abilities and high attention to detail
  • Strong understanding of the importance of the sport’s brand image and official lines of professional, consistent and clear communication with members


  • Strong understanding of the officiating pathways and minimum officiating requirements within each sector
  • Familiarity and experience with the NOCP’s educational program and the requirements to officiate lacrosse
  • Commitment to encouraging lifelong learning opportunities for officials within the OLA and lacrosse
  • High-level familiarity with the sport of lacrosse, including rules and game play, game situations, supervision and evaluation, ethical decision-making, Rowan’s Law, modified contact rules for entry level opportunities, and officiating certification
  • Ability to coordinate Officiating Certification Clinics and Professional Development Opportunities on an ongoing basis
  • Ability to coordinate and deliver introductory community opportunities in regions throughout the province as assigned, including community introduction and education-based introduction to officiating lacrosse
  • Ability to coordinate and deliver specialty programming in connection with existing OLA programs
  • Ability to manage budgeted expenditures within the portfolio


  • Ability to work independently and take on initiatives under the framework of the OLA’s Strategic Plan
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and prioritize appropriately to meet critical deadlines
  • Ability to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends as scheduled, with varying workloads during the contract period
  • Other responsibility and ad hoc projects as assigned by the Executive Director

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Qualifications Required

  • Graduation from a university/college program (preferred fields of study include public relations, business/sport management, or similar fields), or equivalent proven experience in a comparable Provincial Sports Organization role for not less than two years
  • Demonstrated knowledge of officiating initiatives including a biography of involvement
  • Demonstrated experience with oversight of and responsibility for officiating programs

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Inclusive Note

The employer is committed to creating an inclusive and diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, family status or disability.

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