Operations Manager – Team BC for 2020 North American Indigenous Games


The mission of the Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation Council (I·SPARC) is to improve the health outcomes of Indigenous people across British Columbia by supporting and encouraging physically active communities. The programs delivered by the I·SPARC are designed to build capacity and increase access to sport, recreation and physical activity in First Nations, Métis Chartered Communities, Aboriginal Friendship Centres, schools and other delivery agencies throughout BC.

In fulfilling a responsibility to deliver programs that create opportunities for Indigenous athletes and coaches to compete in elite competition, I·SPARC is assembling core members of its Mission Staff that will support Team BC’s participation in the Halifax 2020 North American Indigenous Games (2020 NAIG). I·SPARC is seeking an Operations Manager to develop and deliver all aspects of its Team BC’s operations. Under the guidance of Team BC’s Chef de Mission, the Operations Manager will develop and implement an Operations Plan and provide general administrative and logistical support for Team BC’s participation in the 2020 NAIG.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate accommodations requirements for Team BC (mission staff, athletes, coaches and managers), including liaising with the Host Society to establish rooming assignments
  • Coordinate the transportation requirements and logistics for Team BC travel to/from Halifax
  • Determine and coordinate ground transportation requirements for mission staff and the teams
  • Oversee Team BC’s registration in Host Society system including all accreditation information, forms, etc.
  • Determine Team BC cargo and equipment requirements and logistics (e.g. transport and storage)
  • Coordinate vendor, selection, sizing, and distribution of team uniforms
  • Attend Team BC and Host Society meetings leading up to the games
  • Set-up, manage and take down the Team BC Mission Office (operations centre) at the games
  • Supervise, train and monitor mission staff assigned to the Operations portfolio
  • Assist with developing and coordinating the Team BC contact management system
  • Oversee the Team BC Operations budget and produce a final Team BC Operations Report
  • Other related duties as required

Competencies and Requirements

  • Post-secondary degree/diploma with experience in sport/recreation and/or project management and a proven track record of delivering on objectives and managing budgets
  • Experience in team co-ordination, preparation and logistics for a multi-sport Games is an asset
  • Applied knowledge of both the mainstream and Indigenous sport systems
  • Applied knowledge of BC’s Indigenous communities and their physical activity and health related needs
  • Attention to detail, superior organization skills; ability to manage complex workload, meet tight deadlines
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills; strong proficiency in Word/Excel
  • Ability to work calmly under pressure and within a small, dynamic team
  • Excellent interpersonal/networking skills and issues management/problem solving skills
  • Experience in supervising volunteers
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with limited supervision
  • Willingness to maintain a flexible work schedule and available to travel when required
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Successful completion of criminal record and vulnerable sector checks

The BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres (BCAAFC) currently serves as the official Host Agency of I·SPARC. Accordingly, the Team BC Operations Manager will be employed by the BCAAFC.

Term:        Temporary full-time employment: July 2019 to August 28, 2020
Salary:      Commensurate with experience
Location:  To be determined – consideration will be given to candidates’ current residency in BC.
To Apply:  Please submit a cover letter, resume and three references no later than 5:00 pm PST, Friday, June 28, 2019 via the online application form: https://aboriginalsportbc.wufoo.com/forms/employment-team-bc-2020-naig-operations-manager/. Cover letter to the attention of Lara Mussell Savage – Director, Sport. All applications are appreciated, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Pursuant to section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to qualified applicants of Indigenous ancestry.