Huntsville 2012 Ontario ParaSport® Winter Games – Employment Opportunity

General Manager Job Description

Position: General Manager
8 month contract position

Reports to: Chairperson(s) & Games Organizing Committee & ParaSport Consultant(s)

Supervision: Volunteers

Main Responsibility:

To assist in the planning, coordination and supervision of the 2012 ParaSport Winter Games, in conjunction with the volunteer based Games Organizing Committee (GOC) and the Host Municipality.

Key Duties:

  • Other duties, as assigned.


  • Take minutes and prepare agendas for the GOC meetings and various sub-committee meetings as required.
  • Prepare reports, including final report, as required.
  • Liaise with the Provincial Sport Organizations of each identified competition sport to ensure that the competition needs are met.
  • Develop and implement strategies for volunteer recruitment, orientation, training and recognition in partnership with the Volunteer Chairperson.
  • Assist the Chairperson of Registration and Accommodations with the creation of a registration and accreditation program, accommodations and securing food arrangements for athletes, officials and VIPs.
  • Assist the Chairperson of Media Relations & Promotions with promotions, media and marketing endeavors to develop an overall strategy for the Games and create a positive image for the 2012 Ontario ParaSport Winter Games in the community.
  • Assist the Chairperson of Protocol, Awards and Ceremonies with the planning and delivery of the Opening Ceremonies and special events.
  • Work with the Transportation & Logistics Chairperson to develop an internal/external transportation plan, equipment transportation plan and signage plan.
  • Cooperatively develop, with the Sport Technical Chairperson, a plan for the delivery of the sport components of the Games.
  • Assist the Chairperson of Medical & Security Services to develop a medical services plan, venue security and parking program for the Games.
  • Assist the Chairperson of Sponsorship & Fundraising to develop and secure corporate, service club, community and individual donations to support the Games operations.
  • Assist in recording expenditures, preparing tenders, and monitoring the budget in cooperation with the Finance and Administrative Chairperson.
  • Work cooperatively with the Chairperson(s), the ParaSport Advisor, the SAO Advisor and the GOC to   develop the overall Games strategy.
  • Assist in the supervision of contract and grants; participating in establishing priorities, assigning tasks and following up with appraisals.
  • Prepare reports as required by Human Resources Development Canada (if applicable).


    The successful candidate must possess:

  • Work experience in multi-sport competition management
  • General knowledge of various accessibility, employment and health & safety legislation and practices
  • Excellent computer skills utilizing the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.)
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
  • Strong work ethic with the ability to work independently, under pressure and with keen attention to detail
  • Excellent customer service and public relations skills
  • Class “G” Driver’s License in good standing
  • Availability to attend evening and/or weekend meetings or other events as required
  • Experience working with Sport Alliance of Ontario and/or Provincial Sports Organizations an asset
  • At least three years of closely related work experience performing the above functions

    Please forward your resume along with cover letter to:

    2010 Ontario ParaSport Winter Games Committee
    c/o Denise Corry
    Town of Huntsville
    37 Main Street East
    Huntsville, ON  P1H 1A1

    Deadline:  March 18, 2011