Job Location:
St. Catharines, Main Campus

This position is part of the

Administrative Professional (Employee Group)

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Post End Date:

Note to all candidates: This posting will close at 12:01 am on the date listed .

August 22, 2022

A Day in the Life…  

Reporting to the Director, Brock Recreation, the Sport Club and Leadership Coordinator provides operational and administrative management to a select portfolio of Brock University’s competitive club sport programs with the goal of providing a participation stream that competes at a level between intramural and varsity sport programming.  Working with student leaders and coaches from competitive club programs, the Sport Club and Leadership Coordinator will develop policy and procedures to govern programs in a safe and sustainable manner.  The Sport Club and Leadership Coordinator will also be the administrative lead for student sport and recreation leadership groups including Varsity Student Athlete Leadership Council with the intent to grow student athlete leadership in equity, diversity and inclusion student groups.  The Sport Club and Leadership Coordinator will be the administrative lead for the coordination of varsity sport specific camp programming with the purpose of revenue generation and community engagement.  In all operational aspects, the Sport Club and Leadership Coordinator, will personify the values of Brock Sports & Recreation and Brock University. 

As the Sport Club & Leadership Coordinator, you will:  

  • Responsible for the overall development, supervision, promotion, assessment and administration of the Sport Club program; 

  • Works in cooperation with the Director, Brock Recreation and Assoc Director, Athletics to establish and assess short- and long-term goals for the Sport Club program; 

  • Oversee the allocation of resources and administration of services, following the Brock Sport Model,  to support each sport club program and oversee the inventory and maintenance of all sport club equipment and supplies; 

  • Develop, implement and maintain the Sport Club Handbook outlining policies and procedures of the sport club program; 

  • Develop and implement annual sport club application, review processes and maintain accurate membership/registration records and information; 

  • Assist with the promotion and marketing efforts to ensure awareness and growth of the sport club program in conjunction with Central Communications/Marketing; 

  • Support student leadership and coaches of club programs in preparing reporting related to each sport club team assigned, that summarizes relevant information; 

  • Monitor each sport club competitive schedule and support each club in the development of a special events plan that is coordinated with other relevant units; 

  • Support club teams in the retention of student leadership for each program and take the lead on the hiring and management of coaches to ensure coaches hired have and maintain appropriate training and required certifications; 

  • Manage and maintain partnerships with campus groups and external sport organizations affiliated with the sport club program; 

  • Provide leadership to coaches within assigned sport portfolios in their supervision and management of student athletes with the directions required to achieve goals in the sport club program;  

  • Support sport club programs in the development, execution and monitoring of assigned budgets and support coaches in processing financial transactions while taking adjusting action when appropriate; 

  • Develop a network of student sport and recreation leadership groups that supports equity, diversity and inclusion, and lead ongoing training student leadership sessions;  

  • Serve as an advisor and risk manager for all competitive club sport teams while attending and monitoring events and practices as required; and 

  • Coordinate the administration of varsity sport specific summer camp programming and liaise with varsity coaches to ensures that sport specific camps have assigned student staff that meet all hiring and on-boarding process requirements. 

What you need to Succeed… 

  • Undergraduate degree in a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience; 

  • 3+ years of experience in sport organization and administration, preferably in a post-secondary environment; and 

  • 2+ years coaching experience preferably in a post secondary environment.  

  • Strong computer competency with the ability to apply complex models and concepts to evaluate business outcomes; 

  • Experience providing high-quality and timely customer service; 

  • Effective budgeting and record keeping skills with the ability to generate various reports; 

  • Ability to provide leadership and strategic direction in student-athlete development; 

  • Knowledge of the Brock University environment, rules, regulations, processes, administration, student-athlete policies and programs, sports and related events, and FIPPA legislation; 

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to articulate ideas and collaborate with others to achieve common outcomes; 

  • Ability to secure support from existing networks and to capitalize on new partnership opportunities within the organization; 

  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality, discretion, attention to detail and motivation skills;  

  • Ability to mentor, develop and manage staff by acting with patience and diplomacy to foster a cooperative team environment; 

  • Flexible and responsive to changing needs in a dynamic and fast-paced environment and to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community; 

  • Ability to take initiative by thinking broadly and developing new solutions, within budget constraints; and 

  • Maintain highest level of accuracy and alertness for decisions made, information given and materials processed, particularly under strict deadlines in a calm, diplomatic and tactful way. 

Preferred or Asset Skills: 

  • First Aid & CPR certification;  

  • Mental Health First Aid training; 

  • Knowledge of Brock’s facilities, services, contracts, and policies around use of space; 

  • Knowledge of Workday software; and   

  • Previous coaching experience in a competitive sport environment preferred.  

Salary and Benefit Information 

  • Job Grade K, Salary Scale ($52,765 – $71,040),    

  • This position includes full comprehensive benefits coverage and tuition waiver. 


* The salary range indicated is representative of all positions evaluated at this level. Actual salary is determined by assessing related skills, experience, internal equity and market competitiveness, subject to available budget.   

Brock University recently paused its COVID-19 vaccination and mask requirement although this decision is subject to change on short notice should the public health situation require it. If the University once again requires all employees working on campus and/or in-person with other employees, students, or members of the public to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, you will be required to submit proof of vaccination. Those who meet specific and limited medical or human rights accommodation criteria may be required to participate in rapid antigen testing and enhanced screening protocols.

Brock University is actively committed to diversity and the principles of Employment Equity and invites applications from all qualified candidates. Women, Aboriginal peoples including those who identify as members of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples, members of visible minorities and racialized groups, people with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) persons are encouraged to apply. We will accommodate the needs of the applicants and the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the selection process, as outlined in the Employment Accommodation Policy https://brocku.ca/policies/wp-content/uploads/sites/94/Employment-Accommodation-Policy.pdf. Please advise: [email protected]  to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated through this process. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

It is Brock University’s policy to give consideration to qualified internal applicants.

We appreciate all applications received; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.  

At this time, initial interviews will be conducted virtually.

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