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Call for Applications: Technical Director (Badminton Ontario)

 

Update: Accepting applications until April 16

Badminton Ontario Technical Director

  1.  Overview:

The Technical Director is the provincial office staff person primarily responsible for the management of Badminton Ontario’s (BON) provincial competition circuits, national and international competitions hosted by Badminton Ontario, and badminton competitions held within mulit-sport provincial games.  Working closely with respective BON volunteer committees, host committees and Badminton Canada and multi-sport games staff, the Technical Director ensures the timely planning and execution of all BON annual domestic competitions (calendar development, bidding process, on-going liaison and communication, on-site management, and follow up requirements.  The Technical Director works directly with the BON Technical Committees, respective club, and District technical/volunteer committees, and has linkages with the Badminton Canada and appropriate multi-sport Games administrators.  Based in the BON Provincial Office in Toronto, the Technical Director is managed directly by the designated BON Board member responsible for technical programming. 

  • STRUCTURE AND SCOPE

Badminton Ontario is the provincial governing body for the sport of badminton in Ontario; its responsibility covers all aspects of the development and management of domestic and high-performance programming for the sport in Ontario.  From its office in Toronto, all BON staff facilitate the achievement of the organisation’s long-term vision and core values as identified in the association’s Strategic Plan.  All staff are required to operate within the policies as established by the association’s volunteer Board of Directors and are expected to act consistently within the association’s values framework.

Badminton Ontario establishes and approves an annual operating budget that is made up of self generated revenue (membership, competition fees, sponsorship, event management) and financial contributions from the Provincial Government and other related agencies.  Programs and services are established within the framework of the approved budget, and the BON staff is accountable for the delivery and administrative support for programming priorities as well as the disbursement and reporting of funds according to contracted terms and conditions. 

Within the bounds of approved policy and the annual operating budget, the Technical Director provides management that supports the achievement of holistic athlete development, professionally presented competitions, sustainable membership growth and “fit for purpose” quality programming.  The Technical Director ensures that all programming follows sound business practices, operates according to BON, Badminton Canada and external agency policies (as required) and consistently delivers a high standard of District, club and member satisfaction.

The Technical Director is responsible for facilitating effective working relationships among volunteer host organizing committees, District members, BON staff and volunteers, respective technical and operational committees and other agencies and individuals who impact the association’s ability to deliver technical programming.

  • SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

Provincial Office Operation

  1. Observes office protocols, systems and professional working standards as required by the BON Board of Directors.
  2. Ensures that administrative, financial and reporting procedures related to the scope of responsibility are carried out in a timely and professional manner.
  3. Participates in all BON Board and technical committee planning meetings, the Annual General Meeting and other related activities as requested by the BON Board and Committee Chairs.

Planning and Evaluation

  1. Under the direction of the President, works with the Chairs of the BON Technical Committees to prepare annual operating plans (including budgets).
  2. Provides office staff leadership and on-site management to host organising committees of assigned BON provincial, national, international and multi-sport competitions.
  3. Provides an appropriate level of program monitoring (as required by BON and external funding agencies) and due diligence (with Chair input) for all Committee work, programmes and specific projects.
  4. Provides an appropriate level of leadership and management of the BON Strategic Plan as it pertains to the presentation of competitions and matters related to sport development.
  5. Provides staff liaison for regular BON and District planning in all areas of programme responsibility.

Communication

  1. Ensures that all communication relating to competitions development, sport development or coaching and officials’ development is circulated in a timely fashion.
  2. As required, works with staff to ensure appropriate and timely content for BON’s website, social media channels or other visual communication needs.

Program Management

Provincial Competitions Management:

  1. Provides leadership and management, through the Competitions Committee, for the planning and implementation of BON’s provincial competition calendar on a timely basis.
  2. Provides leadership and management to BON Committees, District Committees and Club Committees engaged in provincial, national and international competitions management, and provides the office linkage (including on-site engagement) with respective Districts, clubs and host committees responsible for delivering successful events as per BON guidelines.
  3. Provides a level of management in respect to the integration of approved policies of the Long-Term Participant and Athlete Development Model in the provincial competition infrastructure.

Committees Management:

  1. Acts as the BON staff Liaison with respect to the following committees:
    1. Competitions Committee
    1. Officials Committee
    1. Coaching Development Committee
    1. Other Technical Committees as determined by the BON Board.
    1. Designated host committees for BON sanctioned competitions (including national, international and multi-sport competitions
  2. As required, acts as the BON liaison lead to working groups and or ad-hoc committees external to Badminton Ontario that are responsible for the delivery of badminton competitions.
  3. In all cases, works with the volunteer Chair of the respective BON Committees, ensuring that the committee annual project plan and budget is properly managed and implemented accordingly.

Financial Management:

  1. Working with the Director of Finance and Administration and respective Committee Chairs, leads the development of annual operating budgets to properly support the programming priorities identified for the fiscal year.
  2. Working with respective Host Committees, clubs and Districts, provides a level of leadership to the development and management of event specific budgets and financial oversight as outlined in the BON operating procedures and event agreements.
  3. On a monthly basis, works with the BON Bookkeeper, the BON Director of Finance and Administration and respective Committee Chairs to address the financial monitoring and forecasting requirements for programming (as outlined in the BON operating procedures).

Agency Liaison:

  1. Maintains a positive relationship with the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, Badminton Canada and other identified external agencies that impact on BON’s ability to implement sport development and competition development programming.

Tentative Portfolio Tasks

Tournaments:

  • Schedule tournament calendar
  • BON Run Events (Jr A, B, C, Masters, Open, BCAN events in Ontario)
  • Rankings Management and review

Special Events:

  • Coaching – working closely with the Director of Coaching.
  • Ontario Winter Games (Games occur every two years)
  • Canada Winter Games (Games occur every four years)

Grants and Reporting, Administration & Finance

D. DIRECT REPORTS

The Technical Director may, from time to time, be responsible for the management of part-time or contracted staff assigned to specific activities within the BON office. Working with the BON Board of Directors, the Technical Director will ensure that the appropriate legal procedures and paperwork are properly adhered to in the hiring process, and that the level of performance appraisal of direct reports will be in keeping with BON standard practices.

E. TRAVEL

Given the nature of the post, and that BON is a sport governing body managing programming across the Province, there is an expectation of regular travel over extended periods of time.  In general, travel requirements will occur consistently throughout the competition year, sometimes on a weekly basis, with the anticipated time away from the office being between 2-4 days per activity.  In some instances, there may be a requirement for an extended travel period beyond a 5-day period.  All work-related costs are covered through the BON budget.

F. ACCOUNTABILITY/PERFORMANCE REVIEW PROCESS

The Technical Director reports to the President in the first instance; along with the Director of Finance and Administration.  Secondarily, the Technical Director works with respective Committee Chairs to accomplish the annual objectives as agreed to by the BON Board. In all instances, the BON President will manage the ongoing and annual performance appraisal process for the Technical Director as outlined in the BON operational guidelines.

To Apply Please send your cover letter and resume to Dave.Kumar@Badmintonontario.ca

By April 6th, 2022

Start Date TBD

Salary TBD

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