The Talent Optimization Program is designed to provide athletes and coaches in the Edmonton athletics community with funding support and developmental opportunities to assist in their pursuit of athletics excellence. The Director of Performance will bi-annually report on the operations and success against forecasted benchmarks to the Edmonton 2001 Athletics Legacy Foundation, the primary funder of the program. The Talent Optimization Program is operated and delivered under the guidance of the T.O.P operational committee that involves a tri-party relationship between Athletics Alberta, the Edmonton Track and Field Council, and the University of Alberta. The committee is comprised of one representative from each respective organization. This position reports to the aforementioned committee.
Role - The Director of Performance Development is primarily responsible for the realization of the T.O.P performance service strategies and management outcomes particularly in the areas outlined below:
- Operate, evaluate, and enhance the T.O.P strategic direction.
- Cultivate Innovation and contribute to program growth operationally and financially.
- Manage of the athlete and coach application process.
- Policy and development or performance standards
- Work with funding partners to maximize funding impact to athletics in Edmonton.
- Coordinate and build on relationships with program delivery partners.
- Program delivery for athletes and coaches.
- Manage Systems outcomes.
- Actively educate on cross sport opportunities and manage risks to enhance goals, sporting knowledge, and skills
- Cultivate and Manage the Integrated Support Teams.
- Provide timely and accurate internal reporting to the T.O.P committee and to the 2001 Edmonton Legacy foundation board of directors.
- Create, Evaluate, and Implement the T.O.P strategic plan to ensure sustainable outcomes.
- Link Performance outcomes with T.O.P plan to track performances and evaluate athlete progress.
- Create a culture within T.O.P that fosters performance excellence.
- Ongoing review and monitoring of athlete development and performance objectives.
- Identify, devise and implement athlete bridging the gap strategies across the province to align with Athletics Canada’s Athletics Pathway Program (CAPP).
- Establish a trusted network of purposeful high-performance competitions.
- Assume a leadership role in aligning the T.O.P with the Athletics Alberta’s mission and high-performance committees.
- Develop, enhance and manage approved criteria for athlete funding.
- Lead the coaching development plan identifying, recruiting, mentoring, and fostering informal and formal post-secondary opportunities.
- Develop and maintain positive relationships with Athletics Canada’s technical lead and seek feedback when appropriate.
- Assume a leading role with regards to coaching administration, resource development and education.
- Monitor coach support and progress through the T.O.P system.
- Build relationships with the local track clubs by engaging in consistent open communication and provide support when applicable.
- Clarify accountabilities from clubs based on the T.O.P club standards.
- Monitor and evaluate clubs within the T.O.P club standards.
- Development of policies for facility use.
- Work with the Edmonton Track & Field Council to book track & field facilities.
- Liaise with track & field facilities within the City of Edmonton.
- Review and provide feedback for the Edmonton Track & Field Councils financials.
- Hire, train, oversee and complete payroll for a team of staff.
- Maintain the Edmonton Track & Field Councils newsletter, website and social media platforms.
- Manage Edmonton Track & Field Council membership.
- Grant applications for events, clinics and operations.
- Edmonton Track & Field Council promotions at local events.
- Equipment Management.
Reporting and Budgeting
- Manage the T.O.P annual and quarterly budget reports.
- Prepare and provide key performance indicators for both athletes and coaches quarterly and annually.
- Create reports and proposals for funding sources
- Manage the T.O.P athlete targeted funding in accordance with the performance indicators.
- Manage the T.O.P coach targeted funding indicators.
- Contribute to the T.O.P media forums (Website, Social Media, newsletters, and other pertinent forums)
- Update athlete and coach standards as required.
- Good understanding and experience in grant, and partnership revenue generation.
- Able to develop process and policy as it pertains to T.O.P
- Be self-driven to undertake and execute various tasks.
- Act as a liaison between committees, boards, and management.
- Responds to inquiries in a timely manner.
- Serve as an ambassador of the T.O.P program.
- Engage in professional development.
- Effectively self-manage priorities as they relate to the T.O.P mandate.
- A university degree in an appropriate field and minimum 5 years in sport service leadership.
- In depth understanding of the Canadian Sport For Life, Long Term Athlete Development Model.
- Proven sport management and administrative experience that includes both athlete and coach development within a club system.
- Experience in reviewing program service effectiveness relative to coach and athlete development.
- Strategic planning for sport performance outcomes.
- Previous experience working within a not for profit organization.
- Experience in working with both senior executives and boards.
- Strong management and team building skills.
- Extensive knowledge for a holistic athlete development model.
- Ability to multitask and prioritize work schedule according to timelines.
- Maintain a high level of excellence while meeting deadlines.
- Well versed computer skills in a variety of programs, and services.
- Strategic and innovative thinker.
- Comfort working and exploring new technologies to compliment the sport.
- Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
- A passion for sport development with a desire to be unique.
- Accountability – Act in a fiscally responsible and transparent manner regarding T.O.P funds and operations.
- Excellence – Design and deliver the best possible programs for coaches and athletes in the T.O.P.
- Accessibility – To all members of the tri party relationship; Athletics Alberta, Edmonton Track and field council, University of Alberta.
- Innovation – Become a leader with regards to athletics high performance models in Canada.
- Fairness – Being consistent in the interpretation and application of policies and procedures on all related matters within the T.O.P.
- Respect & Diversification – Be mindful and inclusive when considering the viewpoints presented from all participants, members, athletes and stakeholders.
- Cover Letter
- Three letters of reference
Please submit all three documents to James Rosnau at the following email address:
Expected start date: 2020-08-26
Job Types: Full-time, Contract
- Casual Dress
- Dental Care
- Disability Insurance
- Extended Health Care
- Flexible Schedule
- Life Insurance
- On-site Gym
- On-site Parking
- Paid Time Off
- RRSP Match
- Vision Care
- Work From Home
- Long Term Athlete Development program : 5 years (Preferred)
- Bachelor's Degree (Required)
- Temporarily due to COVID-19