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Sport Programs Coordinator

University of Toronto
Toronto, ON

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Sport Programs Coordinator

Date Posted: 02/15/2024
Req ID: 36052
Faculty/Division: UofT Mississauga
Department: UTM: Dept of Recreation, Athl & Wellness
Campus: University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM)
Position Number: 00051386


About us:

U of T Mississauga—the second largest campus of Canada’s top-ranked university and the only research university in Ontario’s booming Peel Region—is one of the world’s great catalysts of human potential.

Our employee community hums with the energy of 3,400 faculty, librarians and staff, who power our campus with curiosity, connection and care. We work together to spark life-changing research and innovation, make an indelible mark on the world by building equitable cities and societies, enable healthy lives, create a sustainable future and ignite entrepreneurship. Above all, we prioritize student success, and seek to give our 16,500 students the lift of a lifetime through learning and discovery. We love to open opportunities available nowhere else for our community to achieve their ambitions and make their unique contributions to Canada and the world.

This work all comes together on a spectacularly green campus, alongside the Missinihe-ziibi (Trusting Creek or Credit River), where we seek to honour truth, reciprocity and reconciliation on the traditional land of the Huron-Wendat, Seneca and the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. We’re thrilled to welcome those who want to learn more about us and to be part of what we do.

Your opportunity:

The Department of Recreation, Athletics & Wellness believes that healthy students are successful students. We believe that by contributing to a student’s wellbeing we contribute to a student’s academic success. Exciting opportunities are found throughout this department, whether developing community engagement through sport, awareness of wellness and recreation, or creating an accessible environment for all students to engage in physical activity. Come and join us in our goal of building a healthy & engaged campus.

Reporting to the Supervisor, Sport Programs, the incumbent will assist the Supervisor with thecontinuum of sport offerings including competitive, intramural, instructional, and drop-in. With a focus on student experience, this position leads the coordination, planning, logistics, delivery, and evaluation of sport programs, as well as the introduction of new sport options. The Sport Program Coordinator will also oversee the training and work of casual/student staff in the unit.

The incumbent must be able to work variable shifts depending on the program needs and scheduling, which will include some evenings and weekend hours.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Overseeing day-to-day operational needs and service delivery requirements of sport programs
  • Implementing plans and process improvements for program activities
  • Keeping well-informed on innovations in sport and recreational programs
  • Determining logistical details and activities for events and/or programming
  • Disseminating event-related information
  • Fostering cooperative working relationships with a wide variety of internal and external contacts
  • Coordinating the recruitment process and training of student staff
  • Directing the activities of casual staff

Essential Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree or acceptable combination of equivalent experience.
  • Minimum two years experience leading the coordination and delivery of multiple sport programs in a college or university environment.
  • Strong knowledge and proven expertise in the continuum of sport programs including competitive, intramural, instructional and drop-in.
  • Experience supervising casual / student staff and coaches
  • Experience planning and managing sport/recreation events and special events for diverse populations
  • Ability to engage and address equity, diversity, and inclusion issues in sport
  • Strong understanding of relevant protocols or policies (campus policies, sport rules, relevant legislation)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, understanding of social media. Experience usingvsport/recreation database (Fusion, IMLeagues, etc)
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a fast paced, team environment
  • Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Effective leadership skills to lead teams of student staff
  • Demonstrated conflict resolution skills
  • Familiarity with social media platforms e.g. Snapchat, Instagram etc.

Assets (Nonessential):

  • First Aid/CPR AED certification
  • Experience coaching or working with coaches

To be successful in this role you will be:

  • Accountable
  • Adaptable
  • Communicator
  • Diligent
  • Organized
  • Problem solver
  • Team player

This is a term position ending May 16, 2025

This role is not currently eligible for a hybrid work arrangement, pursuant to University policies and guidelines, including but not limited to the University of Toronto’s Alternative Work Arrangements Guideline

Closing Date: 02/27/2024, 11:59PM ET
Employee Group: USW
Appointment Type: Budget - Term
Schedule: Full-Time
Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone:
USW Pay Band 09 -- $65,407 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $83,646. Pay scale and job class assignment is subject to determination pursuant to the Job Evaluation/Pay Equity Maintenance Protocol.
Job Category: Student Services
Recruiter: Jessica Halteh

Lived Experience Statement
Candidates who are members of Indigenous, Black, racialized and 2SLGBTQ+ communities, persons with disabilities, and other equity deserving groups are encouraged to apply, and their lived experience shall be taken into consideration as applicable to the posted position.

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All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Diversity Statement

The University of Toronto embraces Diversity and is building a culture of belonging that increases our capacity to effectively address and serve the interests of our global community. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples, Black and racialized persons, women, persons with disabilities, and people of diverse sexual and gender identities. We value applicants who have demonstrated a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognize that diverse perspectives, experiences, and expertise are essential to strengthening our academic mission.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

Accessibility Statement

The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

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