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Senior Program Coordinator – Wheelchair Tennis

BC Wheelchair Sports Association

Salary $55,697 - $63,654

Posted 6 months ago



Vancouver, BC, Canada

Job Type

Job Description

  • Hybrid work environment but must reside in the Lower Mainland and be willing to
    commute to the BCWSA office (780 SW Marine Drive) on a weekly basis
  • Full-time position (37.5 hrs/week); must be available to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends
  • Physical effort related to the position includes loading/unloading adaptive sport equipment for programming and supplies for events

Wheelchair Tennis Program Delivery

  • Work directly with coaches, athletes, officials, clubs, and partner organizations to develop and deliver wheelchair tennis programming.
  • Responsibilities include annual planning, new program/regional development, training camps and clinics, competitions, provincial team program, junior wheelchair tennis, equipment, sport science and medicine, coach and officials development.

Event Management

  • Lead the organization of the Vancouver International Wheelchair Tennis Tournament, Kamloops Legacy Wheelchair Tennis Tournament, and other agreed-upon tournaments.
  • Tasks involve handling sport technical aspects, registration, facilities management, organizing committees, volunteer coordination, team communication, officiating, food services, transportation, accommodations, ceremonies, medical services, promotions, awards, and data management.

Support for Other Events

  • Assist in the delivery of events in other BCWSA sports, such as the Vancouver Invitational Wheelchair Rugby Tournament and the Canada Cup International Wheelchair Rugby Tournament.

Bridging the Gap Program

  • Plan and implement sport-specific program delivery, including athlete recruitment, introductory programs, Have a Go Days, peer mentors, equipment management, community partnerships, and awareness events.

Support for Regional Bridging the Gap Coordinators

  • Provide assistance to Regional BTG Coordinators in planning and delivering BTG programs throughout the province, including the development of regional work plans.

Partner Communication and Alignment

  • Collaborate with local, provincial, and national partners to ensure ongoing communication and alignment of programs, including Wheelchair Sport Clubs, Tennis Clubs, Tennis BC, Tennis Canada, viaSport, and the Canadian Sport Institute Pacific.

Strategic Planning, Budgeting, and Reporting

  • Work with the Program Manager and Executive Director to develop strategic and operational plans.
  • Responsible for budget development and monitoring, as well as accurate tracking of all reporting data and information.

BCWSA Wheelchair Loan Program

  • Support the delivery of the BCWSA Wheelchair Loan Program, particularly as it relates to wheelchair tennis.

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Qualifications Required

  • A degree in Kinesiology, Sports Management or related field, or equivalent experience in sport programming, athlete and coach development
  • Budget Development and Reporting Experience
  • Experience working in the BC or Canadian sport system
  • Excellent communication skills – verbal and written
  • Ability to foster and maintain effective professional relationships
  • Must be able to work efficiently, independently and be able to multi-task
  • Must be available to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends and in event based environments, some travel required
  • Must complete the BCWSA Screening Process including a Criminal Record Check
  • Class 5 driver’s license is required
  • Class 4 driver’s license (or the ability to apply for one) is an asset
  • Experience working with people with physical disabilities is an asset
  • Knowledge of sports wheelchairs or bicycle mechanics is an asset

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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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