Call for Expressions of Interest: National Training Centre Project Director

Call for Expressions of Interest: National Training Centre Project Director

Deadline for Expressions of Interest – January 7, 2022
(Volunteer Position)

Rowing Canada Aviron (RCA) is the national governing body for the sport of rowing in Canada and is a registered Canadian charity. RCA serves a broad constituency of over 12,000 participants from over 130 member clubs and associations across the country and is proud to be one of Canada’s top performing summer Olympic sports.

In 2018, RCA initiated the plan for the establishment of a National Training Centre (NTC) culminating in a decision to locate at Quamichan Lake in Duncan, BC. The establishment of a NTC on Quamichan Lake is one of the top priorities identified in RCA’s 2021 Strategic Plan. RCA has already established a NTC Board Sub-Committee, and considerable progress has already been made towards the achievement of the NTC strategic objective.

RCA is now seeking to appoint a suitably qualified volunteer to the Board of Directors with a specific mandate to oversee the NTC Project and to Chair the NTC Board Sub-committee. As outlined, the Board of Directors wishes to appoint one additional director to hold office until the next Annual Meeting of members in September 2022.

The NTC Project Chair will ensure a close connection to the Board’s intentions for the organization. As a Board member, the Chair will be a strong representative of RCA when in discussions with government agencies, potential donors and potential partners and be perceived to have the integrity to present negotiated pieces to the Board.

Skills and Experience
In addition to the qualifications described in the RCA Director Profile, the Board is seeking candidates with a proven track record as a leader in sport with demonstrated expertise in not-for-profit board governance, public-private sector partnerships, resource development, project management, negotiations and contract management.

Key Competencies 

  • Business expertise, acumen and experience negotiating and closing deals specifically as relate to real estate, site planning, development, and construction
  • Background in project planning and management including financing, government relations, and fundraising
  • Subject matter expertise in relation to high performance sport, National Training Centres and in particular RCA’s NTC vision
  • An understanding of the Canadian sport community, including PT governments jurisdiction and sport organization relationships
  • Positive leadership experience in significant organizational and/or cultural change

RCA Board Members meet in person approximately three times per year on weekends (typically spring, fall, and during the RCA National Conference in January) and at other times via conference call throughout the year. Board Members can also serve as liaisons to RCA Committees and Working Groups and as such, provide leadership and guidance to these Committees on an ongoing basis.

Term of Office
Term expiring in one year or by the close of the next Annual Meeting of members, whichever comes first.

Other Requirements
Directors and Officers must fulfill all requirements of the Canada Corporations Act (or its successor legislation, the Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act) and the Canada Revenue Agency’s requirements for Board Members of Registered Charities.

If you meet these requirements, offer some of the key competencies, and are interested in contributing your expertise to our organization, please send a resume and statement of interest by January 7, 2022 to the Secretary to the RCA Board of Directors, Sid Murdoch

Inquiries for additional information about the appointment should be directed to CEO Terry Dillon or to the President, Carol Purcer

For more information on RCA governance, click here.

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