Youth and Rugby Development Coordinator

Toronto Inner-City Rugby Foundation (TIRF) - Toronto, ON (30+ days ago)

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The Toronto Inner-City Rugby Foundation (TIRF) is a rugby-centred community development organization that uses
rugby as a tool for social good. TIRF a registered non-profit organization, builds community through rugby in
Toronto’s underserved, low-income, and priority neighbourhoods. TIRF ultimately works to support youth so that they
develop the leadership skills needed to become champions in life.

Term: Part-Time or Full-Time (negotiable)
Location: 1600 – 77 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON, M5S 1M2
Reports to: Program Manager
TIRF’s Youth and Rugby Development Coordinator is responsible for executing the delivery of TIRF youth
programming including: Community Rugby Programs; Youth Advisory Council; special events; TIRF Select; Rising
Stars (enhanced leadership program); and Prep-for-Rep. The incumbent will work closely with teachers, partners,
summer staff volunteers, and players to ensure that programs are consistent with youth and community needs. The
incumbent is also responsible for recommending youth for scholarships, additional programming/leadership
opportunities, and TIRF’s high school pre-employment program. They are responsible for coordinating volunteers for
TIRF programs. The incumbent is responsible for programming at multiple locations across the city, and works
closely with the Program Manager.

Additional Notes:
This job description represents the major functions of the position but is not intended to be all-inclusive. The Youth
and Rugby Development Coordinator reports directly to the Executive Director.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Model TIRF’s values and standards throughout all activities and games
  • Build relationships with key stakeholders in Toronto’s community & sport organizations
  • Continue to develop TIRF’s flag rugby curriculum
  • Deliver TIRF’s non-contact flag rugby curriculum to partners
  • Train partners-in-play, volunteers, and facilitators in flag rugby facilitation
  • Oversee TIRF’s Youth Advisory Council and Rising Stars winter training program
  • Coordinate outreach events, skills clinics, and demos
  • Develop and execute a strategy to secure full participation in TIRF’s leadership-development programs
  • Conduct measurable outreach to schools, camps, and community partners;
  • Develop, organize, deliver and administer tournaments, rugby programs, activities, tours, and awards
  • Plan, organize, schedule, and direct all games, facilities, officials, and scorekeepers
  • Ensure a high level of customer service for all program participants
  • Coordinate guest coaches and volunteers
  • Support and train summer rugby facilitators and volunteers in the delivery of programming on-site
  • Develop and document training and session plans
  • Deliver well-structured practice sessions that develop both personal leadership and skills
  • Manage equipment inventory
  • Steward relationships with coaches, school/club administrators, participants, parents
  • Ensure participant registrations are completed by deadline and entered into TIRF database
Liaise with rugby and local community partners
  • Develop and manage program schedules, in collaboration with facilitators and community organizations
  • Support participants throughout the registration process
  • Collect and manage registration, attendance, and evaluation data
  • Disseminate program promotional material
  • Assist in the recruitment, screening, and training of facilitators
  • Other duties as assigned
Qualifications: Required
  • World Rugby Level 1
  • Level 1 NCCP coaching certification or 5+ years combined playing and coaching experience
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage sports recreation program activities at multiple sites
  • Knowledge of rules in sports recreation program activities
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Creative thinker with a history of applying innovation in programming
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills and the ability to build community relationships
  • Basic skills in Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel
  • CPR/PR, First Aid, AED certifications (within 30 days of hire)
  • Successful Police Background Check (within 30 days of hire)
  • Ability to manage programs to a diverse population
  • Valid Drivers License
Qualifications: Preferred
  • Degree in Recreation Management, Physical Education, Education, related field or experience
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience developing, implementing, scheduling and evaluating varied sports
recreation programs
  • Minimum of one (1) year of supervisory experience
  • Level 1 NCCP coaching certification or 5+ years combined playing and coaching experience
  • Experience in the development and management of training programs or projects
  • Highly skilled in developing relationships with key stakeholders and selling the merits of program
  • Strong leadership and customer service skills
  • Team-oriented, but also apt to thrive in a self-directed capacity with minimal supervision
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite; particularly Word and Excel
  • The ability to travel to various sites throughout Toronto
  • Graphic design and desktop publishing skills are assets
Work Conditions:
  • Ability to travel locally to attend meetings and training
  • Perform all physical aspects of the position, including being mobile, bending, reaching, and lifting up to 20
pounds at a time
  • Ability to recognize and react calmly and effectively in hazardous/dangerous situations
  • Work environments range from quiet work areas to busy, noisy indoor and outdoor spaces with several
groups talking amongst themselves concurrently
  • Must be able to actively participate in youth games/activities
How to Apply:
Please complete the online job application at You will be required to upload a cover letter
and resume in a single PDF document. Please save your resume and cover letter with the title “[Your Name]: Youth
and Rugby Development Coordinator. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

Applications are due by midnight on Saturday, February 15, 2020 or until the position has been filled. Interviews will
be scheduled on a rolling basis until the position has been filled. Please note that all staff members submit to an
annual Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC).
The Toronto Inner-City Rugby Foundation (TIRF) is an inclusive workplace and is committed to championing
accessibility, diversity, and equal opportunity. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the
recruitment process providing the applicant has met the requirements for the position.