Chef de Mission for Team Ontario
The BC Games Society is seeking an enthusiastic and experienced person to serve as Assistant Chef de Mission for Team BC for the 2019 Canada Winter Games.
- This is a 14-month volunteer opportunity commencing February 1, 2018
to April 15, 2019.
- The Canada Winter Games are February 15 to March 3, 2019
- Preference will be given to applicants who have experience in positions of leadership and a team environment.
- Past multi-sport Games experience is an asset.
- Applicants must be residents of British Columbia.
About Team BC
Team BC is the group of athletes, coaches, managers, and mission staff who represent the Province of British Columbia at Canada’s premier multi-sport Games – the Canada Winter Games and Canada Summer Games.
The Team BC program is a collaborative effort of partners to prepare, select, and service the athletes and coaches to ensure optimal performance at the Games. Team BC mission staff are volunteer leaders in the BC sport, recreation
and business sectors and provide administrative support to the program so that the athletes and coaches can focus on their competitions.
About the Canada Games
Held every two years, alternating between winter and summer, the Canada Games are a key event in the development of Canada’s young athletes. As the best in their respective age groups in the Training to Compete
phase of the Canadian Sport for Life model, the athletes represent their respective province or territory and compete for medals and the Canada Games Flag.
About the Assistant Chef de Mission Role
The Assistant Chef de Mission is the 2IC of the Team BC delegation and is a key member of the Team BC Leadership Team, which consists of the Chef de Mission, Operations Manager, and Communications Manager. This person, partnering with and in the absence of the Chef de Mission, is the team leader, official spokesperson, and cheerleader for Team BC, and in consultation with the Canada Games Council and the Host Society, coordinates the overall direction of the contingent's participation in the Canada Games. The Chefs ensure that all aspects are completed as required, in a manner which upholds the spirit and philosophy of the Canada Games movement.
The Assistant Chef de Mission reports to and takes direction from the President and CEO of the BC Games Society. In this special opportunity, you will be part of the selection committee responsible for selecting a mission team of 16 volunteers and contractors, and training and leading
them to success and to
ensure that all aspects of the Games preparation are met.
The Assistant Chef de Mission supports the Chef de Mission,
and is supported by skilled, professional staff from the BC Games Society, Canada Games Council, and Host Society. You will work closely with the Leadership Team and 16 mission staff to ensure all operations, communications, mental performance, special events, and sport assignment areas are in place for a successful Games experience. The Leadership Team will also work closely with the Provincial Sport
Organizations to ensure all technical aspects and services are in place to support the athletes and coaches.
Experience and Qualities
highly motivated with excellent time management skills;
superior team management, issues management, and negotiation skills;
demonstrated skills in developing, preparing, and delivering oral and written communications;
proven leadership experience in the co-ordination
, management, preparation, and delivery of multi-sport Games or major events on a provincial and national level is an asset;
a strong understanding of the provincial and national amateur sport
a solid knowledge and understanding of sport and sport technical matters;
established working relations with the Provincial Sport
a strong understanding of the Team BC Program;
values accountability, ensuring efficient and prompt replies to enquiries
and other communications;
commits and sticks to timelines and empowers mission staff to respect timelines and the importance of efficient communications;
deals well with a fast-paced environment and high-stress circumstances;
allowable time away from employment to effectively deliver the complete role of Assistant Chef de Mission
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How to Apply
If you are interested in being considered for this opportunity, please forward a resume and cover letter outlining related skills and experience by 4:00pm, December 8, 2017
Kelly Mann, President
BC Games Society
It is the intention that interviews for this position will be held the week of December 18-22, 2017.
If you have any questions related to this application or the Chef de Mission position,
please contact Jarret Poitras, Team BC Operations Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org