• Canada Roller Derby

Call for Applications

Canada Roller Derby is a registered non-profit organization whose mission is to develop and organize the sport of roller derby across Canada, and to manage and field national teams of the highest calibre. We have ambitious plans for the future of roller derby in Canada: while developing competitive national teams, we are also launching a Sport Development branch and developing the organization with the intention of operating as a National Sport Organization. We are looking for enthusiastic and inspiring staff to lead the organization boldly and capably into this phase of expansion.


We are currently seeking to fill the following volunteer positions. Individual job descriptions follow.

1. Team Canada Women’s Roller Derby Head Coach 2019-2021

2. Team Canada Women’s Roller Derby Assistant Coach 2019-2021

3. Team Canada Women’s Team Manager

4. Canada Roller Derby General Manager


We are also looking for individuals to fill the following roles on an occasional basis.

● Accountant/Auditor

● Webmaster/IT specialist

● Graphic Design

● Photographer


As a young non-profit organization with big ambitions, operating within a community-driven sport, our staff acts on a volunteer basis for now.

We appreciate your taking the time to apply for these roles. Please submit a letter of intent and a curriculum vitae outlining your relevant experience, along with the names and contact information of three references. Please format your application as a single PDF and direct it to chefdemission@teamcanadarollerderby.com by 20 September 2019.


 

Team Canada Women’s Roller Derby 2019-2021 Head Coach


Team Canada Women’s Roller Derby Head Coach is responsible forsetting the direction and executing the performance of Team Canada Women’s team for the coming World Cup cycle. They are directly responsible for developing the team culture and athletes and player personnel in a safe, professional, and competitive environment. This role is for somebody who is ready to make tough and smart decisions in the interest of the team, on and off the track. The duties will begin as soon as possible, continuing through the next Roller Derby World Cup (not yet scheduled), ending with post-World-Cup reporting. This is a volunteer position with expenses paid as often as possible.


REPORTING AND SUPERVISING

● Team Canada Women’s Roller Derby Head Coach reports to the Canada Roller Derby Board.

● The Head Coach must work collaboratively as a peer with Canada Roller Derby’s General Manager and its Head of Sponsorship & Marketing.

● They are also expected to collaborate with the Women’s Team Manager and consult with Canada Roller Derby’s Head of Sport Development.

● They will manage the Assistant Coach and any other Team Canada Women’s coaches.


RESPONSIBILITIES

● With support of the Assistant Coach, develop and implement a team training plan encompassing:

● developing players’ individual skillsets;

● developing athlete fitness expectations and benchmarks;

● improving line/team cohesion;

● developing and evolving and varied strategies;

● strategy playbook;

● establishing player expectations and interactions;

● tracking and understanding off-skate commitment and progress.

● Develop workable team structure, considering levels, development, tryout attendance, practice/travel expectations and player positions.

● Strong interpersonal communications with athletes and within CRD and team leadership, including:

● timely communication within the organization;

● maintaining regular communication with athletes;

● asserting acceptable behaviours within team communications;

● promoting positive, healthy, and inclusive interactions.

● With the support of the Assistant Coach and Line Coach, create and use a regular feedback mechanism for individual athletes and the team as a whole. This might include:

● constructive criticism; clear improvement expectations;

● realistic, unbiased assessments;

● providing standardised metrics for skaters to understand expectations;

● tracking and encouraging skaters’ personal goals;

● providing elite examples and benchmarks for improvement;

● regular skill check-ins with skaters via practice or video homework.

● Encourage and set expectations for activities which support the team, including:

● fundraising activities;

● coaching outside the team;

● and prideful and disciplined public appearances which abide by the CRD Code of Conduct

● Set up tryouts and establish tryout format, selection process, and rubric.

● Creating team charters and rosters and acting as the designated coach during games.

● Deliver boot camps in cooperation with CRD Sport Development division.


QUALIFICATIONS

● Experience and knowledge of the game

● Strong leadership skills

● Strong organizational skills

● Strong communication skills

● Tact, respect, ability to perform under pressure, and conflict-management skills

● Bilingualism (English-French) is an asset.

 

Team Canada Women’s Roller Derby 2019-2021 Assistant Coach


Team Canada Women’s Roller Derby Assistant Coach is responsible for helping the Head Coach set the vision, direction and management of the women’s team. They will help develop the athletes and team culture in a safe, professional, and competitive environment. This role is for somebody who is ready to make tough and smart decisions in the interest of the team, on and off the track. The duties will begin as soon as possible, continuing through the next Roller Derby World Cup (not yet scheduled). This is a volunteer position with expenses paid as often as possible.


REPORTING AND SUPERVISING

● Team Canada Women’s Roller Derby Assistant Coach reports to the Head Coach.

● The Assistant Coach must work collaboratively as a peer with the Women’s Team Manager.


RESPONSIBILITIES

● Help the Head Coach to communicate and implement an effective coaching plan.

● Run lines during games, adjust lines as necessary, and file game-related paperwork.

● Participate in roster and charter decisions.

● Communicate with the team and with the Team Canada Women’s Team Manager.

● Support the team training plan.

● In support of the Head Coach, use regular feedback mechanisms.

● Enforce a workable team structure considering levels, development, tryout attendance, practice expectations, player positions and travel expectations.

● Provide input on tryout format, goals, and decisions.

● Strong interpersonal communications with athletes and within CRD and team leadership, including: timely communication within the organization; maintaining regular communication with athletes; asserting acceptable behaviours within team communications; and promoting positive, healthy, and inclusive interactions.

● In support of the Head Coach, participate in regular feedback mechanisms for individual athletes and the team as a whole.

● Support expectations for activities which support the team, including fundraising activities; coaching outside the team; and prideful and disciplined public appearances which abide by the CRD Code of Conduct.

● Help deliver boot camps in cooperation with CRD Sport Development division.


QUALIFICATIONS

● Experience and knowledge of the game

● Strong leadership skills

● Strong organizational skills

● Strong communication skills

● Tact, respect, ability to perform under pressure, and conflict-management skills

● Bilingualism (English-French) is an asset.

 

Team Canada Women’s Roller Derby Women’s Team Manager


Team Canada Women’s Team Manager is responsible for the administration of the team and is the main conduit between the team and the general management of Canada Roller Derby for financial and organizational matters. Excellent organizational and communication skills are key for this role. The Team Manager will help support the vision, direction, management, and team culture of the women’s team. The duties will begin as soon as possible, continuing through the next Roller Derby World Cup (not yet scheduled), closing with post-World-Cup reporting. This is a volunteer position with expenses paid where possible.


REPORTING

● Team Canada Women’s Team Manager reports equally to the Women’s Head Coach and to Canada Roller Derby’s General Manager.

● TheTeam Manager must work collaboratively and as a peer with the Women’s Assistant Coach.


RESPONSIBILITIES

● Reporting regularly to Canada Roller Derby General Manager, manage team-specific finances.

● Manage organizational paperwork including skater insurance and athlete contracts.

● Coordinate travel and practice arrangements.

● Coordinate uniforms and team-specific merchandise operations.

● Reinforce a healthy team structure and expectations for activities which support the team, including fundraising activities and prideful and disciplined public appearances which abide by the CRD Code of Conduct.

● Deliver good and bad news with tact and care.


QUALIFICATIONS

● Excellent organizational skills

● Strong communication skills

● Tact, respect, and conflict-management skills

● Bilingualism (English-French) is an asset.

 

Canada Roller Derby General Manager


Canada Roller Derby’s General Manager is the main comptroller of the organization and head of its Administration arm. The General Manager is responsible for overseeing the financial operations of the organization, working with the national Women’s and Men’s Team Managers and the Head of Sport Development to incorporate those branches’ operations into an overall balanced budget. As head of administration, they also manage the organization’s human resources.


The General Manager supports the overall strategic vision for Canada Roller Derby established by the Board of Directors. Because Canada Roller Derby is working towards operating as a National Sport Organization, they will manage operations to align with the requirements of a Registered Amateur Athletic Association.

This is a two- or three-year renewable contract beginning as soon as possible. This is a volunteer position with expenses paid as often as possible.


REPORTING AND SUPERVISING

● The General Manager reports to the Canada Roller Derby Board of Directors.

● General Manager supervises Canada Roller Derby’s Head of Sponsorship & Marketing.

● The General Manager must work collaboratively as a peer with Head Coaches of Team Canada Women’s and Men’s teams, and Canada Roller Derby’s Head of Sport Development to incorporate the needs of these branches.

● The Team Managers of Team Canada Women’s and Men’s teams report equally to the General Manager and the Head Coaches of the respective teams.

● The General Manager manages any staff and contractors who do not report elsewhere.


RESPONSIBILITIES

● Reporting to the Board Treasurer, responsibility for overall financial management of the organization.

● In consultation with the Board, manage human resources for the organization, including direct responsibility for hiring and/or supervising certain positions.

● Help deliver the overall strategic vision for the organization, as established by the Board.

● Help establish and maintain a consistent, communicative, and responsible public profile for the organization.


QUALIFICATIONS

● Strong financial management experience.

● Experience in the management of non-profit corporations is an asset.

● Excellent organizational skills

● Strong communication skills

● Tact, respect, and conflict-management skills

● Bilingualism (English-French) is an asset.

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