Jays Care Foundation Coordinator - Toronto Blue Jays

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Date: Dec 3, 2018

Location: Toronto, ON, CA, M5V 1J1

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Jays Care Foundation knows that, when used intentionally, baseball has the power to create lasting social change for children and youth. That's why we help kids get involved in the game, build safe spaces in which they can play and design and deliver baseball for development programs that help kids develop the life skills they need to succeed. Jays Care Foundation is seeking 5 Program Coordinators to support the implementation and assessment of our programs across the country.

JAYS CARE FOUNDATION’s new Coordinator contracts includes a variety of job opportunities for individuals who are looking to:

  • gain valuable work experience in the sport for development sector;
  • learn a tremendous amount and enhance their office, administrative and programmatic skills; and
  • work tirelessly to support positive outcomes for children facing barriers.

Coordinators can expect to partake in a combination of:

  • Dynamic training workshops
  • Innovative program design processes
  • Day-to-day coordination of outcome-based sport for development programming in a wide range of communities across Canada
  • Planning and facilitation of high-quality sport for development workshops for coaches and front-line staff across Canada
  • Planning and execution of large scale community tournaments and events across Canada
  • Implementation of monitoring, evaluation and learning systems and processes

 

POSITIONS AVAILABLE:

Position Titles

About the Programs

Contract Details

Specific skills and experience considered an asset

Coordinator, Challenger Baseball (2 positions)

Challenger Baseball is an adaptive, grassroots baseball program designed to empower children, youth and adults living with physical and/or cognitive disabilities. The program is designed to teach its athletes the core life-skills inherent to baseball including teamwork, communication, determination, courage and independence.

January 2019 – September 2019

Travel requirements: 30%

Occasional evening and weekend work? Yes

Reporting to: Program Specialist, Challenger Baseball

Experience running adaptive and inclusive programming for children with disabilities.

Coordinator, RBI and First Nations Rookie League (2 positions)

Reviving Baseball In Inner-Cities (RBI) is a structured baseball league that takes place in 40 inner-city schools across Toronto. The program is designed to provide kids the opportunity to be active, develop meaningful relationships and build resiliency. Teams participate in weekly games and practices followed by a championship tournament. In addition, the coordinators will support the launch of a wide variety of baseball for development programming in First Nations communities across Canada.

January 2019 – September 2019

Travel requirements: 30%

Occasional evening and weekend work? Yes

Reporting to: Program Specialist, RBI and Rookie League

Confidence in both written and oral English and French.

Coordinator, Home Run Scholars and Rookie League (1 position)

The Home Run Scholars After School Program is a dynamic and accessible after school program designed to help every child fulfil their potential. The program seeks to achieve improving academic performance, enhancing physical health, enhancing social and emotional well-being and improving after school behaviours.

 

Rookie League is a baseball for development program for children and youth living in priority neighbourhoods across the City of Toronto. Rookie League is designed to be a high quality experience for children to help build strong communities by teaching vital life-skills, including teamwork, leadership, resiliency, determination and fair play on and off the field.

January 2019 – December 2019

Travel requirements: 10%

Occasional evening and weekend work? Yes

Reporting to: Program Specialist, Rookie League and Home Run Scholars

Experience working with children with a wide range of behavioural issues.

 

Jays Care Foundation is seeking five energetic and passionate recreation and/or baseball program leaders to work across the country supporting program coordination of each of the programs listed above (Challenger Baseball, RBI and First Nations Rookie League, and Home Run Scholars and Rookie League). These roles will involve supporting the planning, execution and assessment of trainings, large-scale events and on-going programming.

Candidates should have experience coordinating youth sports programming and working with children facing barriers. These Coordinators will be responsible for helping to launch, support and inspire exceptional baseball for development programs across the country. The #1 goal of each Jays Care Program Coordinator is to help ensure that Jays Care programming is as fun, safe, positive and outcome-focused as possible.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

PLANNING AND EXECUTION OF TRAININGS: (25%)

  • Help to recruit and confirm attendees at programmatic trainings
  • Help to secure training venues and required training supplies
  • Support the drafting of pre-training communication
  • Help to coordinate travel for all training participants
  • Support the design of the training schedule
  • Support the facilitation of dynamic trainings for youth, coaches and front-line staff
  • Help to collect and analyze end-of-training feedback forms

REVISE AND ENHANCE PROGRAM CURRICULUM & ASSESSMENT TOOLS: (20%)

  • Review existing program curriculum and offer creative insights to enhance the quality of each resource
  • Review and revise existing recruitment tools and monitoring and assessment tools
  • Help to maintain existing databases of participants, coaches and front-line staff

PLANNING AND EXECUTION OF LARGE-SCALE EVENTS: (15%)

  • Help to recruit and confirm attendees, volunteers and support staff for large-scale events
  • Help to secure event venues and required event supplies
  • Support the drafting of pre-event communication
  • Help to coordinate travel for all participants
  • Support the design of the event schedule
  • Support the facilitation of dynamic events for children and youth participants in specific programs  
  • Help to collect and analyze end-of-event feedback forms

COACHING AND SUPPORT: (15%)

  • Offer remote support (via email and phone) and in-person support to a variety of program implementers
  • Use a variety of assessment tools to identify the strengths and areas for growth of programs being implemented
  • Develop coaching plans to support implementers to enhance the quality of their programs

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • Degree in Therapeutic Recreation or related field i.e. human services, kinesiology, health or education
  • 2+ years working with children and/or youth
  • 2+ years working in the field of adaptive recreation and/or sport for development
  • Familiarity and experience coaching and leading baseball activities an asset
  • Strong problem solving and group work leadership skills
  • Proven track record of interacting with senior business, government and non-profit leaders
  • Willingness to work long hours and outside of regular 9-5 schedule as needed
  • Willing to travel up to 30% of the time
  • Valid ‘G’ Driver’s License

DESIRED (ASSET):

  • Bilingual (English and French)
  • Experience with Adobe Series (Photoshop, InDesign, etc…)
  • Experience working in First Nations communities
  • Experience working with children and/or adults with disabilities
  • Experience working with children, youth and/or adults in low socio-economic neighborhoods
  • Experience managing, mentoring and coaching adults

COMPETENCIES/PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES:

  • Superior written and oral communication skills
  • Strong planning and coordination skills
  • 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
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

HOW TO APPLY

We strongly encourage each applicant to apply to the position most suited toward their skills, experience and passion. When applying for one of these positions, please very specifically indicate which position you are applying for by titling your cover letter and resume.

  • Coordinator, Challenger Baseball (2 positions)
  • Coordinator, RBI and First Nations Rookie League (2 positions)
  • Coordinator, Home Run Scholars and Rookie League (1 position)

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