Coordinator, Inclusive Programs

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Job Title: Coordinator, Inclusive Programs

Rate of pay: $18/hour
 

REPORTS TO: Manager, Inclusive Programs and Outreach

CONTRACT DURATION: 12 Months (November 2021 – November 2022)

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS: Up to 50% (including nation-wide travel for up to 7 days in a row)

 

 

Jays Care Foundation’s goal is to provide a safe, meaningful experience for children, youth, coaches and partners that is wildly fun and effective at enhancing important life-skills. Working with like-minded partners, each year Jays Care provides over 65,000 Canadian children and youth programming and safe spaces in which to play, where they are given the opportunity to gain valuable life skills such as teamwork, leadership, resiliency, confidence and self-esteem. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Jays Care has shifted to support Canadian families who are facing disproportionate challenges and barriers due to COVID-19 through the #BlueJaysCommunity Project.
 

Challenger Baseball is a nation-wide adaptive baseball program designed to empower children, youth and adults living with cognitive and/or physical disabilities and is one of Jays Care Foundation’s signature programs. The program provides its athletes with the opportunity to learn and enhance their life skills such as communication, resiliency, building relationships and leadership all through the power of sport that is adapted to their unique abilities and potential. In early 2020, there were more than 8,000 athletes participating in Challenger Baseball across the country.
 

Jays Care Foundation welcomes applications from all qualified candidates, including women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities. We are happy to provide reasonable accommodations throughout the selection process and while working at Jays Care Foundation. If you require support applying online because you are a person with a disability, please contact us at (647) 236-5314 or Jeremy.Miller@bluejays.com. We welcome the opportunity to discuss accommodation of your disability and ensure fairness in our hiring process.

 

Position Summary

Jays Care Foundation is seeking an energetic and passionate adaptive recreation program leader to work across the country virtually and in-person when it is safe to do so supporting program coordination of Challenger Baseball leagues, schools and partner programs. This includes facilitating adaptive and dynamic clinics, training and mentoring program leaders, coaches, educators, and camp counsellors, executing signature events, supporting the growth and sustainability of local and national Challenger Baseball programs, and spearheading important administration initiatives to support travel and program requirements nation-wide. This opportunity will provide a dynamic, fast paced and unique learning experience for individuals with big ambition, big potential and a growth-mindset. The person successful in this position will work within the guidelines, policies and mission of the organization and will be accountable and responsible for specific projects as assigned, including working on other general projects outside of the Inclusive Programs team within Jays Care Foundation.
 

Candidates should have a minimum of 2 years of experience working with children, youth and/or adults with physical and/or cognitive disabilities. Ideal candidates will have experience in coordinating adaptive/inclusive sport programs, facilitating interactive workshops for youth and adults, coaching and playing baseball and/or other sports, leading recreational programs for all abilities, and/or considers attention to detail and streamlining processes some of their best professional qualities. The Coordinator, Inclusive Programs will be responsible for helping to launch, support and inspire exceptional programs both virtually and in-person rooted in community, family and athlete support across the country.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

 

Job Responsibility #1: WORKSHOP FACILITATION (% of Time: up to 30%)

  • Support the design and deliver highly dynamic workshops for families, educators, front-line volunteers and baseball coaches that motivate and inspire best-in-class adaptive and inclusive programming across Canada both virtually and in-person
  • Support the creation and design of creative and effective training sessions based on feedback and research using the Jays Care Programs team method
  • Professionally facilitate a wide range of Challenger Baseball workshops and clinics across the country both virtually and in-person for a wide variety of audiences (from youth to adult)
  • Plan, lead and assess dynamic adaptive baseball for development clinics and/or Sobeys Healthy Athlete clinics in a series of organizations and schools virtually and in-person
  • Work with partner organizations to plan, lead and assess a series of in-person and virtual events that promote life-skills and celebrate athletes  

 

Job Responsibility #2: COACHING AND SUPPORT: (% of Time: up to 30%)

  • Consistently engage with and/or visit a variety of programs across Canada to offer on-the-ground/over-the-screen coaching and support to enhance program outcomes both virtually and in-person
  • Modify and adapt coaching processes to meet the needs of each individual athlete and program implementer while in a virtual and/or in-person environment, including:
    • Integrating strategies to communicate, engage and motivate athletes to get involved in programming.
    • Using a variety of techniques to effectively support positive behaviors and enhance life-skills through baseball in a virtual and/or in-person environment
  • Offer supportive and constructive feedback to help coaches, program leaders and front-line workers build off existing programs

 

Job Responsibility #3: PLANNING AND SUPPORTING KEY EVENTS: (% of Time: up to 25%)

  • Become an expert in each of Jays Care’s Challenger Baseball’s signature events, clinics and opportunities (including virtual) and work with many key stakeholders to plan, organize, direct and assess these best-in-class opportunities for athletes, families and communities
  • Spearhead new, exciting projects and initiatives to engage athletes and their families from across Canada while COVID-19 restrictions are in place
  • Organize each virtual or in-person event from start to finish, including (but not limited to) ordering materials, creating schedules, planning risk management plans and ensuring event flow while maintaining an inclusive, modifiable environment suited to each individual athlete
  • Model best-in-class and innovative program facilitation skills with children, youth and adults

 

Job Responsibility #4: ADMINISTRATIVE INITIATIVES: (% of Time: up to 10%)

  • Spearhead a wide variety of administrative initiatives critical to the operation of Challenger Baseball programs across Canada such as, but not limited to, organizing and distributing equipment and resources, ordering and distributing t-shirts, creating registration forms using Google Forms, mailing and shipping, and inputting data.
  • Direct the detailed organization of trainings, workshops and clinics including booking training spaces (and/or creating safe, virtual spaces), managing and booking all travel and accommodations (if applicable), ordering supplies, and liaise with program partners
  • Create marketing materials to enhance community outreach, program development and program expansion initiatives including posters, brochures and infographics using Canva
  • Offer best-in-class customer service as a Subject Matter Expert in Challenger Baseball and adaptive recreation and education to support phone calls, e-mails, and other communication from program stakeholders including coaches, educators, parents, implementing partners and new inquiries

 

Job Responsibility #5: MONITORING AND ASSESSMENT: (% of Time: up to 5%)

  • Use and creatively adapt a variety of participatory and activity-based tools to assess the impact of Challenger Baseball both virtually and in-person
  • Organize and assess data to prepare content for quarterly reports

 

 

Qualifications

 

  • Degree in Developmental Service Work, Special Education, or related field i.e. Human Services, Kinesiology, Health, Therapeutic Recreation or Education
  • 2+ years working and/or volunteering with children, youth and/or adults living with disabilities
  • 2+ years working in the field of adaptive recreation and/or sport for development
  • 2+ years working in roles with heavy administrative tasks requiring prominent attention to detail
  • Familiarity and experience coaching and leading baseball activities virtually and in-person an asset
  • Willingness to engage in ongoing learning & personal development opportunities
  • Strong problem solving and group work leadership skills
  • Proven track record of interacting with senior business, government and non-profit leaders
  • Proven exceptional oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work flexible hours
  • Ability to travel (when safe to do so)
  • Ability to work in front of a screen for long periods of time
  • Access to high-speed internet and a home office
  • Valid drivers license required
  • Bilingual (English and French) considered an asset

 

DESIRED (ASSET):

  • Bilingual (English and French)
  • Experience with Adobe Series (Photoshop, InDesign, Canva etc…)
  • Experience managing, mentoring and coaching adults
  • Experience creating efficient systems and processes
     

COMPETENCIES/PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES:

  • Superior written and oral communication skills
  • Strong planning and coordination skills
  • Growth mindset and strong desire to challenge the typical
  • Exceptional computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Programs including Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote
  • Team Player and ability to see the big picture goals of the organization and contribute on day-to-day tasks
  • Strong attention to details when planning
  • Highly organized
  • Highly motivated and committed to program success
  • Accurate and timely reporting
  • Decision making skills
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Interested in being part of community development
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work well with all levels of internal management and staff, as well as external partners and prospective partners

 

Jays Care is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, or age.

 

 

Schedule: Full time
Shift: Day
Length of Contract: 12 Months
Work Location: 1 Blue Jays Way (210), Toronto, ON 
Travel Requirements: Up to 10%
Posting Category/Function: Project Management & Coordination
Requisition ID: 226972
 
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Location: 

Toronto, ON, CA

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