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Provincial Coordinator, Physical Activity, Training and Development

The Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity & Recreation Council (I·SPARC) is a provincial organization established for the purpose of improving the health outcomes of Indigenous people by supporting and encouraging physically active individuals, families, and communities. The programs and services delivered by I·SPARC are designed to build capacity and increase access to sport, recreation, and physical activity in First Nations, Aboriginal Friendship Centres, Métis Chartered Communities, schools, and other delivery agencies throughout British Columbia.

General Description

Working as a member of the Healthy Living team, the Provincial Coordinator, Physical Activity, Training and Development manages I·SPARC’s provincial FitNation program. The FitNation program supports community leaders across the province in providing accessible physical activity opportunities including leader training, community grants, resources and leader mentorship. Along with overseeing the FitNation program, the Provincial Coordinator collaborates internally and externally on all projects related to physical activity, working at a community, regional and provincial level.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead event coordination, budget management, travel logistics, and agenda for two annual FitNation training forums
  • Lead FitNation leader selection process and two annual grant roll outs
  • Oversee the development, maintenance and distribution of FitNation resources i.e. manual, workbooks, etc.
  • Manage communications, social media, and support systems for FitNation leaders and mentors
  • Develop and deliver presentations relating to the FitNation program and lead movement breaks at various events
  • Manage community, regional and provincial requests for FitNation collaborations
  • Contribute written and quantitative data to multiple quarterly and annual reports
  • Assist with the coordination and delivery of five annual Regional Leader Training Sessions
  • Collaborate with the sport and healthy living divisions, as well as external partners, on any initiatives related to physical activity

Education and Knowledge

  • Completion of a post-secondary degree or diploma
  • Three + years of experience working in the not-for-profit sector
  • An extensive background in the areas of sport, recreation and physical activity, and healthy living
  • Or combination of education and experience
  • A lived understanding and/or experience with Indigenous communities, history, values, and culture
  • Strong technical computer skills that include ability to use a range of software applications including MS Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel)
  • Willingness to maintain a flexible work schedule and available to travel throughout the province
  • Class 5 Driver’s License and a clear drivers’ abstract
  • Successfully undergo a criminal and vulnerable sector record check

Term: This is a full-time permanent position.

Salary: The salary range is $55,000 – $60,000 annually, which includes a comprehensive health benefits package.

Location: Office space will be established in a British Columbia location central to the successful candidate. Flexibility in work location with an ability to travel throughout the province to events/forums.

To Apply: Applications will be accepted until May 20th. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references (name, title, relationship, and contact info) to the attention of Robynne Edgar, Director, Healthy Living at: [email protected]

All applications are appreciated, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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