RBC Olympians Program
RBC
Toronto, ON
What is the opportunity?

RBC is seeking Olympic and Para athletes across Canada to join the RBC Olympians Program. This national initiative provides elite athletes with an opportunity to gain valuable career development skills alongside a flexible work schedule, to allow the time necessary to continue training and competing on the world stage. The athletes will also partner with RBC employees to engage clients and our communities with messages of commitment, excellence, teamwork and leadership which support RBC’s long-time partnership with the Canadian Olympic Committee, as well as the Olympic movement in Canada. This includes speaking engagements, appearances at RBC sponsored events, providing testimonials and sharing stories about experiences in sport.

This exciting opportunity begins October 2019 in urban centers across Canada including Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal and Halifax as well as some flexibility to other geographies.

What will you do?

You will represent RBC through a number of appearances or public speaking engagements where you possess strong interpersonal and communication skills to engage diverse audiences. You are a creative individual with the ability to easily share your life stories and experiences with youth, RBC employees, clients, and other stakeholders.
In addition to your community outreach role, you may work in various departments within an RBC corporate office, garnering valuable careerdevelopment experience in the process. You are equally comfortable operating on your own as well as in a team environment with your colleagues, always working to ensure departmental success.
When in an RBC office, you will work in the Public Affairs department, or another department within the Bank as assigned through assisting with marketing, sponsorship, communications, corporate giving, and other duties as required.
Work arrangements and schedules will be flexible, however, you should be able to clearly articulate your scheduling needs in regards to training and competition, and must commit to a minimum of 10 hours per week (inoffice or remotely) during the off-season

What do you need to succeed?

One of the following:
A currently competing, Sport Canada AAP carded Olympic or Para athlete, or a future Olympic or Para althlete hopeful.
A non-carded athlete with a letter of recommendation from their NSF to confirm that the athlete is in good standing with their NSF and is committed to train and compete for their NSF representing Canada for the upcoming year.
A recently retired Olympic or Para athlete who has not been retired from sport for more than two years at the time of applying.

Must-have:
High School Diploma / GED
Adaptable within a fastpaced environment
Strong interpersonal skills to build partnerships with key stakeholders
Commitment to continuous learning and selfimprovement
Initiative and leadership capabilities
Comfortable in both an autonomous and a team environment
Strong communication skills both oral and written
Exceptional organization and time management skills
Experience using Microsoft Office Applications including, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel

Nice-to-have:
Previous experience competing internationally at the Olympic Games, or internationally as a Para athlete.
Experience engaging youth in sport and leadership
Experience with public speaking including the development and delivery of key messages
Experience working with the media

What’s in it for you?

We thrive on the challenge to be our best, progressive thinking to keep growing, and working together to deliver trusted advice to help our clients thrive and communities prosper. We care about each other, reaching our potential, making a difference to our communities, and achieving success that is mutual.

Ability to make a difference and lasting impact.
Work in a dynamic, collaborative, progressive, and highperforming team.
Opportunities to take on progressively greater scopes of work.