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Junior Development Project Internship

Type of position: Contract
Duration: Fall and winter 2015-16 on a part-time basis, to be negotiated, with possibility of renewing
Number of positions available: 1-3 depending on skills of candidates
Location: Home office; computer and reliable internet connection are necessary
Contract wages: Commensurate with experience

Background: Orienteering Canada, through the Sass Peepre Committee, is seeking 1-3 highly motivated individuals to assist in developing Junior Program guidelines. The intent of this project is to develop guidelines and resource materials that will assist clubs in either starting a junior program or enhancing an existing one. These guidelines are intended to focus on age appropriate skill development, fitness, safety and fun for both competitive and non-competitive juniors. The successful candidate(s) will be required to work collaboratively and communicate regularly (on a pre-determined schedule) with the Sass Peepre Committee.

Preferred experience should include:

  • Current knowledge and experience in Canadian orienteering and the Canadian orienteering sport system
  • A strong understanding of the Orienteering Canada LTAD Guidelines
  • Experience in program development, new participant recruitment and relevant teaching/coaching experience at the junior level

Competencies and requirements:

  • Consolidating, standardizing and assimilating the collected material
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft applications and email
  • Project management skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively
  • Ability to work independently

Qualified individuals are invited to submit a letter indicating their interest, along with their qualifications, to Tracy Bradley at tracy at orienteering dot ca by September 30, 2015.