Join Our Team – High Performance Director

Join Our Team – High Performance Director

Location: North Cowichan, BC


Rowing Canada Aviron (RCA) is seeking a full-time High Performance Director (HPD) to lead our High Performance (HP) Programs.

At RCA, we are one Team. This Team includes staff, practitioners, athletes, and coaches. We are committed to a strong, healthy, and inclusive culture, and to support each other, in the pursuit of excellence. The values that we live by in our HP programs include Respect, Trust, Accountability, Fun and Excellence.  We are committed to Safe Sport, The Office of the Sport Integrity Commissioner (OSIC) and the Universal Code of Conduct to Prevent and Address Maltreatment in Sport (UCCMS) as a pillar of our organization.

We are looking for someone with exceptional leadership skills, high ethical standards, and a deep understanding of both high performance and Safe Sport, to inspire our Team and to elevate our programs.

The HPD, reporting to the CEO, will work with RCA Leadership, to further RCA’s vision and to develop a strategy for Canadian rowing to achieve sustainable success at World and Olympic/Paralympic level.  The HPD is also responsible for directing and overseeing the HP leadership team and modelling respectful conduct and appropriate behaviour in all areas of our HP programs.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 7 years of progressively responsible management experience, preferably within the sport system at the provincial, national, and international levels, including a minimum of 3 years of experience at a senior management level.  Extensive experience in and knowledge of sport at a domestic and international (Olympic or Paralympic) level as well as management experience in finance and human resources are essential for this role.   The successful candidate must have both a philosophy and a track record of creating safe and inclusive environments that have athlete well-being at their core.

This position will require considerable domestic and international travel. Working knowledge of both Canada’s official languages is an asset.

For a full job description, please see the link below. Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Job Description

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter by October 25, 2022 to hr@rowingcanada.org and include “RCA High Performance Director” in the subject line.

Application Deadline: October 25, 2022
Applications to: hr@rowingcanada.org

Studies have shown that minority groups are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification in the job posting. At RCA we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment, so we strongly encourage you to apply even if you don’t believe you meet every single qualification outlined. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, creed, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, family status or disability. Candidates for this role will be subject to the RCA screening process.

This position is supported by funding from Sport Canada and Own the Podium.

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