INDIGENOUS SPORT COORDINATOR JOB DESCRIPTION
Background and Purpose
Softball Saskatchewan is fortunate to have a strong presence throughout the Indigenous community in Saskatchewan. We are involved in prominent activities such as the North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) and the Tony Cote Summer Games along with a variety of Indigenous and First Nation events in the Province. The Indigenous Sport Coordinator is a volunteer position that will be responsible to create an awareness of the sport of softball with Indigenous and Metis communities and organizations throughout Saskatchewan.
Primarily responsible for establishing contacts with Indigenous and Metis organizations in all areas of the Province and promoting the programs and services available through Softball Saskatchewan.
- Develop and maintain an up-to-date contact list of Indigenous and Metis sport people and organizations throughout the Province.
- Be familiar with the programs and services Softball Saskatchewan has available for Indigenous communities in the Province.
- Submit any travel expense claims in a timely fashion for processing as required.
- Follow all Associations policies, procedures and relevant practices while carrying out the duties for this position.
- Attend Board of Directors Meetings and Committee Meetings as required or assigned.
- Be a member of our North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) Working Group and our liaison with the Games Sport Coordinator and all coaches. Attend NAIG Meetings and where possible ID and Training Camps following budget parameters.
- Be our Liaison with the Tony Cote Games Host Organization and address concerns or questions related to softball. Attend Tony Cote Games Meetings if necessary following budget parameters.
- Identify communities and organizations that are interested in hosting athlete skills clinics, NCCP coach clinics and umpire clinics.
- Identify possible Skills Instructors, Learning Facilitators, Umpire Instructors and coaches for NAIG.
- Maintain a calendar of Indigenous softball events throughout Saskatchewan and respond to requests for attendance at events while adhering to budget parameters.
Communication & Promotion
- Promote and encourage participation in the sport of softball by athletes, coaches, umpires and volunteers.
- Promote and encourage affiliation (membership) with Softball Saskatchewan.
- The position requires interaction and information sharing with the Softball Saskatchewan Board of Directors and Staff.
- Identify and provide input and information that is needed for our Softball Saskatchewan web site and social media platforms.
- The Sport Coordinator will play a key role in establishing communication, visibility and program awareness to Indigenous and Metis communities and organizations.
The Indigenous Sport Coordinator will report to the Executive Director and provide regular progress updates.
It will be important that the Indigenous Sport Coordinator establish and foster positive working relationships with both the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations and the Metis Nation of Saskatchewan.
Softball Saskatchewan will provide an honorarium of up to $500/month for 7 days work in a month. We anticipate this being a seven-month term position starting in March 2021. We will also cover approved travel expenses related to carrying out the duties for this position(s). The Board of Directors will also do an annual review of the work done to determine if we should continue with this position.
Deadline to apply is February 1, 2021. Please send resume with cover letter and references to our Executive Director, Guy Jacobson, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.