Job Opportunity: WBC Schools Program Coordinator

Wheelchair Basketball Canada Seeks Schools Program Coordinator

Wheelchair Basketball Canada (WBC), in partnership with the Ontario Wheelchair Sports Association (OWSA), is seeking a dynamic, energetic and dedicated individual to lead the Wheelchair Basketball Schools Program.

Position: Wheelchair Basketball Schools Program Coordinator
Term: Full-time contract (3-year term)
Application Deadline: November 11, 2016
Location: Toronto, Ontario

The Schools Program is designed to successfully educate students and teachers about the sport of wheelchair basketball and to inspire students of all abilities to embrace a healthy, active lifestyle. The Schools Program will raise awareness, highlight inclusivity, and promote positive attitudinal change toward disability.

Armed with sport wheelchairs, a demo team will visit schools in the Greater Toronto Area and give students a chance to try wheelchair basketball and connect with local athletes/role models in an interactive, inclusive, and informative way. The Schools Program will enable schools to access a wheelchair basketball resource guide and sport equipment through the wheelchair rental program in order to implement wheelchair basketball programming into their curriculum. The long-term goal of the program is to increase participation while contributing to the development of school-based wheelchair basketball tournaments and leagues.

Participating schools during the 2016-2017 school year will also have the opportunity to attend the 2017 Men’s U23 World Wheelchair Basketball Championship, which takes place June 8-16, 2017 at the Mattamy Athletic Centre in downtown Toronto.


  • Develop and implement the Schools Program in the Greater Toronto Area in collaboration with the OWSA;
  • Contribute to the expansion of the educational wheelchair basketball resource guide and oversee its distribution to participating schools;
  • Coordinate school visits, deliver sport demonstrations and manage athlete bookings;
  • Inform teachers and students about community-based wheelchair basketball programming and participation opportunities in their area;
  • Coordinate the delivery of the wheelchair rental program;
  • Manage the equipment inventory, including storage and the transportation of equipment to and from schools during school visits or through the wheelchair rental program;
  • Develop and maintain a database of school contacts;
  • Oversee ticketing strategy and coordinate ticket packages for schools to attend the 2017 Men’s U23 World Wheelchair Basketball Championship;
  • Coordinate school arrivals and departures during the 2017 Men’s U23 World Wheelchair Basketball Championship;
  • Liaise with school boards, educators and administrators to develop and implement school-based “try it” days, tournaments and 3-on-3 leagues;
  • Administer surveys, collect anecdotal feedback and testimonials, and track reporting data from participating schools; and
  • Conduct annual assessment of the program and create strategy for long-term sustainability of the program.


  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills;
  • Strong computer skills;
  • Flexibility and initiative;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
  • Ability to take direction and multi-task in a fast paced environment;
  • Ability to lift equipment such as sport wheelchairs;
  • A valid G class driver’s licence;
  • Event management experience;
  • Program development and management experience;
  • Experience working with volunteer committees would be considered an asset; and
  • Oral and written fluency in both official languages would be considered an asset.

How to Apply

Please forward your application including CV, references and salary expectations by November 11, 2016 to:

Wendy Gittens
Executive Director
Wheelchair Basketball Canada
6 Antares Drive, Unit 8
Ottawa, ON, K2E 8A9
Fax: (613) 260-1456

We thank all applicants who apply, but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.