Rookie League Coordinator - Toronto Blue Jays

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Date: Feb 7, 2019

Location: Toronto, ON, CA, M5V 1J1

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Rookie League Coordinator (6 positions)



Jays Care Foundation is looking for six energetic, passionate, and experienced camp and recreation program leaders to mentor and coach teams of camp staff running our Rookie League summer program. Jays Care Foundation works with Toronto Community Housing to offer the highest quality 7 week Rookie League Day Camp programs for more than 1000 children and youth in 30 Toronto Community Housing locations across the Greater Toronto Area. The camp includes baseball as well as a wide variety of sport, team-building, arts-based and recreational activities. Rookie League’s goal is to provide a safe, meaningful camp experience for children aged 6 to 12 from Toronto Community Housing that is wildly fun and effective at enhancing important life-skills.


Each Rookie League Coordinator provides support to 6 Rookie League Day Camps across the city.  Their job is to ensure on-site Camp Directors are set up for success, are well supported in their role and able to operate safe and high quality day camp experiences for all campers and staff. Rookie League Coordinators act as a liaison between the full-time team and on-site directors ensuring the successful day-to-day operations of the day camp, and contributing to the on-going success and growth of Rookie League Summer Day Camp programs.


Candidates should have extensive experience directing recreational programs for children and youth, as well as experience training and coaching youth staff. The job begins in May with extensive training and planning time, followed by 3 weeks in June where Coordinators will lead training for up to 150 staff. Throughout July and August, the job involves travelling between all 6 sites to offer support and coaching, help provide required materials, address behaviorial concerns and any other issues that arise on site. In addition, Coordinators are tasked with helping to design and implement a series of large-scale events for Rookie League campers that take place throughout the summer.



Program Specialists, Rookie League and Home Run Scholars



April 29th to August 30th, 2019






  • Participate in a training to enhance skills as mentors, trainers and coaches in baseball for development programming (Toronto)
  • Support the design and delivery of a series of 1-3 day workshops for front-line workers, camp counsellors, coaches and youth – tailoring each workshop to the specific needs/outcomes of the partner agency (across the country)
  • Support the design and delivery of 3 weeks of intensive training for 30 camp directors and 120 youth staff from Toronto Community Housing to prepare them for their roles as Rookie League summer staff.
  • Facilitate workshops using best-in-class facilitation techniques for adults and youth (across the country)



  • Plan, lead and assess dynamic baseball for development clinics in a series of schools, after school programs, and community agencies (across the GTA)
  • Work with a counterpart at Toronto Community Housing to plan and lead weekly Big Sports Days for up to 5 Rookie League sites
  • Lead and/or work with 4-6 site camp directors to ensure baseball clinics, games and other related activities are being done throughout the weeks
  • Work with the Rookie League Leadership team to plan and lead 5 All-Camp Days where more than 1000 Rookie League campers get the chance to participate, learn and connect



  • Act as a positive role model for children, youth and fellow staff through embodying the values of Rookie League, following all Rookie League day camp guidelines, Rookie League policies and procedures,
  • Build a sense of team within a cluster of camp sites
  • Oversee and support 5-6 Camp Directors at sites ensuring programming is facilitated at the highest quality, all supplies and materials are well-cared for, and daily team debrief meetings are effectively completed
  • Provide leadership to Day Camp staff by monitoring, coaching and mentoring seasonal camp staff as well as providing on-going feedback, as well as both mid-summer and end of summer appraisals to Day Camp Directors to ensure they are meeting the expectations of their role as well as their personal goals
  • Visit 1-2 Rookie League sites per day to observe, celebrate and support site staff to run safe and effective camps
  • Ensure Health & Safety procedures are being followed and maintained; and share with the staff team the duties of ensuring all camps are kept clean, organized and safe to make certain we are meeting Health & Safety requirements
  • Ensure all administration duties are met (sending in hours for camp directors, expenses, pictures of sites, weekly challenges, weekly newsletters, etc.)
  • Coach Camp Directors in effective ways to resolve internal conflicts with staff, parents, community organizations and/or campers
  • Offer supportive and constructive feedback to help staff build off of existing practices.
  • Attend weekly Rookie League leadership meetings to address any concerns for staff, sites, campers, etc.


Job Responsibility #4: MONITORING AND EVALUATION: (% of Time: 20%)

  • Work with the Jays Care staff to measure impact of programs using a variety of assessment tools with campers, staff and parents
  • Complete daily on-line reports regarding each program and program visit
  • Completing pre-mid and post survey measurement data with parents and campers in program
  • Help to identify Jays Care All-Stars (children, youth and coaches)



  • Completion or progress towards a University Degree and/or College Diploma in disciplines surrounding Children and Youth, Recreation, Social Work, Sport and/or Community Programming, Community Development, Teaching




Required (must have):

  • 5+ years experience facilitating recreational programming for children
  • Experience facilitating workshops for youth and adults
  • Experience supervising staff in a child-oriented situations
  • Experience and sensitivity in dealing with members of different cultural and racial backgrounds, including visible and non-visible dimensions of diversity
  • Experience in program planning, implementation and evaluation of outcome-based programs
  • Working knowledge of current issues, challenges and opportunities in Toronto Community Housing
  • Professional experience in the public and/or the not-for profit sector
  • Excellent communication abilities. Strong writing skills, excellent command of the English language
  • Highly organized with the ability to multi-task, a strong attention to detail and problem-solving skills
  • Team Player. Ability to see the big picture goals of the organization and contribute on day-to-day tasks
  • Willingness to work long hours and outside of regular 9-5 schedule
  • Willingness to travel for approximately 2 months


Desired (asset):

·       Experience as a Day Camp Director

·       Experience working with children living at or below the poverty line

·       Experience managing, mentoring and coaching adults

·       Experience coaching baseball



Required (must have):

·       Understands the legal responsibilities and moral imperative to report suspected child abuse to Child Protection Services

·       Knowledge of Microsoft programs

·       Able to navigate internet and email use

·       Current Standard First Aid and CPR “C”

·       Completed Criminal Record Check and/or Vulnerable Sector Check



·       Well-developed interpersonal, and relationship building skills; ability to establish rapport and excellent communication with members, staff and volunteers

·       Able to demonstrate a high level of organization and effective communication

·       Superior written and oral communication skills

·       Strong planning and coordination skills.

·       Strong attention to details when planning

·       Highly organized

·       Highly motivated and committed to program success

·       Good team work ethic, and also capable of working independently

·       Accurate and timely reporting

·       Decision making skills

·       Able to work under pressure

·       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





Schedule: Part time
Shift: Day
Length of Contract: 4 Months
Work Location: 1 Blue Jays Way (210), Toronto, ON 
Travel Requirements: Up to 10%
Posting Category/Function: Project Management & Coordination
Requisition ID: 129805
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