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Coordinator, Competitions

Ontario Soccer

Posted 1 month ago



Vaughan, Ontario, Canada

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Job Description

Reporting to the Senior Manager, Competitions, this position provides administrative, planning and promotional support required for the successful execution of Ontario Soccer’s competitions, as well as some designated special events. There is an emphasis on the coordination of the Ontario Player Development League’s game day operations, Ontario Cup, Ontario Indoor Cup, Ontario Futsal Cup, Provincial Xcel Competition Series, and other elements of League Management.

Another primary accountability for the Coordinator, Competitions will be providing services to the membership by training and supporting various stakeholders on the effective delivery of competitions in alignment with Long-Term Player Development principles and standards. The seasonal support & delivery of Canada Soccer National Championships; specifically, when being hosted in Ontario and with Ontario clubs competing throughout the country will also be required.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Planning & preparation for OPDL competitions and other Ontario Soccer competitions;
  • Coordination and execution of OPDL game day operations at OPDL ID weekends;
  • Data entry, management & reporting into Development department databases;
  • Collaborate with Business Department on the Marketing & Promotion of OPDL;
  • Maintaining inventory of equipment and supplies for competitions;
  • Assisting with program discipline and compliance;
  • Build and maintain relationships with both internal & external stakeholders;
  • Liaising with Development & League Management Staff on matters relating to OPDL Game Day Operations & Compliance through timely communications & frequent reporting;
  • Development & maintenance of applicable sections on the Ontario Soccer website;
  • Updating & maintaining OPDL League Management website, including, but not limited to, areas such as game day operations and ensuring that is up to date including game day staff, venue details, uniform colours, game results, etc.;
  • Ordering, distributing, tracking and maintaining OPDL equipment;
  • Filing and maintaining game sheets and reports;
  • Reviewing game reports and recording issues;
  • Assist with the planning & delivery of other Ontario Soccer competitions and events such as Ontario Cup, Ontario Indoor Cup, Ontario Futsal Cup, Soccer Summit, etc.;
  • Liaise with all relevant stakeholders on matters relating to Ontario Cup competitions including scheduling, results, protests, discipline by review, etc.;
  • Assisting with administration of league compliance;
  • Liaise with stakeholders on matters relating to Ontario teams and their participation in Canada Soccer’s National Championships;
  • Competitions volunteer, contractor & staff coordination;
  • Survey design and data analysis for competition programs;
  • Engage, as required, with Membership Services on the management of the Competitions and Travel Management System;
  • Coordinate approval of Terms of League operation and teams in League assignment for all Soccer for Life Regional and Provincial Leagues;
  • Collaborate with other Development Department staff as required from time to time; and
  • Support Ontario Soccer events, such as the Ontario Soccer Summit, as needed

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Qualifications Required

Experience & Education:

  • Post-Secondary education in sports administration, physical education, health, recreation or other related discipline, or comparable work experience;
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a sport-related field with administrative support, competition or event management & working with volunteers or other comparable experience; and
  • Experience with OPDL game day operations is an asset

Skills and Competencies

  • Understanding of the Long-Term Player Development model and both Ontario Soccer’s and Canada Soccer’s technical programming
  • Strong analytical skills with ability to identify trends, conduct analyses and make appropriate recommendations
  • Passion and interest in the development and delivery of competitions that are player-centered
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills;
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of common technology and computer platforms including experience with website updates, Microsoft Office Suites, Google Cloud Apps and Apple software
  • Detail orientation with well-developed time management skill to continually meet the requirements of the role;
  • Ability and experience in building and maintaining strong interpersonal and organizational relationships, including interest in working with and supporting volunteers;
  • Ability to work alone and as part of team with flexible hours, including evenings & weekends;
  • Self-starter and able to work harmoniously with colleagues; and
  • Demonstrating great initiative and energy while subscribing to continual self-improvement.

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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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