Saskatchewan Rugby – Rookie Rugby Leaders

Amateur Sport

Saskatchewan Rugby is the sole governing body for rugby in Saskatchewan and it is our aim to develop and promote this amateur sport in the province. This volunteer association provides leadership, consultation and resources to the members within the framework of achieving the overall mission of Saskatchewan Rugby. The association currently has more than 2000 registered members and provides development opportunities for volunteers, players, coaches, referees and administrators.

We are currently seeking multiple Rookie Rugby Leaders to join our team based out of the following areas:

  • Saskatoon
  • Regina

The Saskatchewan Rugby Rookie Rugby Leader is available to summer students only through the Canada Summer Jobs Grant, ending August 30, 2021.

Rookie Rugby Leaders are responsible for the local delivery of Rugby Canada’s Rookie Rugby program. These individuals are the driving force behind the national program and are the keys to the growth of participation at the youth level. Saskatchewan Rugby is seeking passionate and committed individuals with impeccable organizational and interpersonal skills who have experience working with both children and adults.

Rookie Rugby is Rugby Canada’s mass participation program that will grow participation in age-grade rugby. It is a non-contact, safe introduction to the game for boys and girls of all ages. The program comes complete with a full rugby curriculum that is easy to implement and focuses on having fun and learning the basics of the game.

Job Duties
This position often works with organizations such as schools, community centers, before and after school programs, churches and multisport organizations to deliver Rookie Rugby initiatives relating to physical literacy and physical education requirements. They distribute information and organize rugby projects, camps, programs and instructor training.

Job Duties and Key Responsibilities

  • Obtaining an extensive knowledge of the Rookie Rugby program including the curriculum, resources and materials, online resources, etc.
  • To become familiar with Rookie Rugby’s role in the Provincial strategic plan and develop a full understanding of their respective Provincial Union’s Rookie Rugby Operational Plan.
  • Developing an in depth knowledge of clubs, understanding their strengths and areas for development. Use this information to work with each club to establish and maintain a comprehensive plan for delivering Rookie Rugby in their communities. Support each club to help maximize their outreach into their communities.
  • Coordinating, delivering and promoting relevant activities, classes and events, often within a specific community or to targeted groups.
  • Identifying appropriate groups for the recruitment of volunteers. Working with these groups to employ, train, support, develop and manage throughout their activities.
  • Evaluating and monitoring activities and projects using performance indicators. Reporting progress through online reporting and written reports to Provincial Unions and Rugby Canada.
  • Attending local, regional and national meetings, seminars and conferences, as needed.
  • Working in partnership with school initiatives to encourage participation in rugby. Working with school administration to get Rookie Rugby adopted into school curriculum and activities.
  • Managing resources and a budget.

Skills:

  • Excellent organizational ability and effective communication skills.
  • Ability to prioritize workload and meet deadlines.
  • Able to work and consult with a wide range of professionals and partners.
  • Ability to use initiative to achieve outcomes.

Knowledge:

  • Demonstrate a sound knowledge of sports development principles.
  • Awareness of key issues relating to growing the game of rugby in Saskatchewan.
  • Awareness of the sport delivery system in Saskatchewan.

Competencies:

  • Decision Making – Ability to make decisions and analyze impact in relation to outcomes.
  • Self Development – Keep up to date with the latest issues, trends and advances in the field of sport development.
  • Customer Orientation – Provide a professional, polite and high quality service.
  • Motivation – You create a good team spirit and know how to motivate others.
  • Forward thinking – Ability to plan ahead to ensure effective programming.

Effective Communication:

  • Communicates with internal/external parties in a manner, which builds confidence in our ability to deliver as an organization.
  • Communicates consistently in a positive and influential manner.
  • Ensures relevant information is communicated to the right people, in the right style, at the right time.

Flexibility:

  • Builds productive working relationships with internal and external colleagues.
  • Works with others in a manner which gives them confidence in your intentions.
  • Understands and meets the needs of others.

Team Work:

  • Develop and supports collaborative working across and within teams.
  • Utilizes shared capability within the team.
  • Facilitates the completion of team goals.
  • Values and makes use of the skills, knowledge and experience of all the teams they work with.

Personal Accountability:

  • Maintains a high standard of work and seeks to continuously improve.
  • Focuses personal attention on the specific details that are critical to achieving results.

Duration:

  • May 3, 2021 to August 30, 2021

Location:

  • Four Positions Available in Saskatchewan with travel expected.
    • Saskatoon – serving Saskatoon and middle half of the province
    • Regina – serving Regina and southern half of the province

To apply please send your resume and cover letter to:

Jordan Astrope
Executive Director
1734 Elphinstone St
Regina, SK S4T 1K1
Email: jastrope@saskrugby.com with Rookie Rugby Leader in the subject
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