The BC Games Society is seeking an enthusiastic and experienced person to serve as Chef de Mission for Team BC for the 2019 Canada Winter Games.
-This is a 14-month opportunity commencing February 1, 2018 to April 15, 2019.
-The Canada Winter Games are February 15 to March 3, 2019 inclusive.
-Preference will be given to applicants who have experience in positions of leadership and a team environment.
-Past multi-sport Games experience is an asset.
-Applicants must be residents of British Columbia.
About Team BC
Team BC is the group of athletes, coaches, managers, and mission staff who represent the Province of British Columbia at Canada’s premier multisport Games – the Canada Winter Games and Canada Summer Games.
The Team BC program is a collaborative effort of partners to prepare, select, and service the athletes and coaches to ensure optimal performance at the Games. Team BC mission staff are volunteer leaders in the BC sport, recreation and business sectors and provide administrative support to the program so that the athletes and coaches can focus on their competitions.
About the Canada Games
Held every two years, alternating between winter and summer, the Canada Games are a key event in the development of Canada’s young athletes. The Games will bring together approximately 3,600 athletes, coaches, managers, and officials in 19 sport disciplines. Team BC will bring a dedicated team of 350 athletes, coaches, managers, and mission staff.
About the Chef de Mission Role
The Chef de Mission is the team leader, official spokesperson, and cheerleader for Team BC, and in consultation with the Canada Games Council and the Host Society, coordinates the overall direction of the contingent's participation in the Canada Games. The Chef ensures that all aspects are completed as required, in a manner which upholds the spirit and philosophy of the Canada Games movement.
The Chef de Mission reports to and takes direction from the President and CEO of the BC Games Society. In this special opportunity, you will select the Assistant Chef de Mission in consultation with the BC Games Society President and CEO, Team BC Operations Manager, and one member of the BC Games Society Board of Directors, as well as be responsible for training and leading a mission team of 16 volunteers and contractors to ensure that all aspects of the Games preparation are met.
The Chef de Mission is supported by an Assistant Chef de Mission, as well as skilled, professional staff from the BC Games Society, Canada Games Council, and Host Society. You will work closely with the Leadership Team (which includes the Assistant Chef de Mission, Operations Manager, and Communications Manager), and 16 mission staff to ensure all operations, communications, mental performance, special events, and sport assignment areas are in place for a successful Games experience. The Leadership Team will also work closely with the Provincial Sport Organizations to ensure all technical aspects and services are in place to support the athletes and coaches.
Experience and Qualities
highly motivated with excellent time management skills;
superior team management, issues management, and negotiation skills;
demonstrated skills in developing, preparing, and delivering oral and written communications;
proven leadership experience in the co-ordination, management, preparation, and delivery of multi-sport Games or major events on a provincial and national level is an asset;
a strong understanding of the provincial and national amateur sport system;
a solid knowledge and understanding of sport and sport technical matters;
established working relations with the Provincial Sport Organizations;
a strong understanding of the Team BC Program;
values accountability, ensuring efficient and prompt replies to enquiries and other communications;
commits and sticks to timelines and empowers mission staff to respect timelines and the importance of efficient communications;
deals well with a fast-paced environment and high-stress circumstances;
allowable time away from employment to effectively deliver the complete role of Chef de Mission
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How to Apply
If you are interested in being considered for this opportunity, please forward a resume and cover letter outlining related skills and experience by noon, November 15, 2017
Kelly Mann, President and CEO
BC Games Society
If you have any questions related to this application or the Chef de Mission position,
please contact Jarret Poitras, Team BC Operations Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org