Wheelchair Basketball Canada Hiring for Summer 2017

Wheelchair Basketball Canada is hiring two full-time summer students positions in conjunction with the 2017 Men’s U23 World Wheelchair Basketball Championship

(Ottawa, Ont.) Wheelchair Basketball Canada is seeking two dynamic, organized, and detail-oriented team players for exciting and challenging summer student employment opportunities.

The application deadline is Wednesday April 12, 2017.

Position – Event Assistant for the 2017 Men’s U23 World Wheelchair Basketball Championship (full-time summer student contract)

Wheelchair Basketball Canada has been awarded the rights to host the 2017 Men’s World Wheelchair Basketball Championship from June 8-16, 2017 in Toronto, Ont. Over 400 athletes, coaches, officials, delegates, and volunteers will attend the event that features 12 participating countries from all corners of the globe.

Applicants must have an interest in amateur sport preferably with Sport Management education and/or experience. This position is for a twelve-week period beginning in May 2017.

The Event Assistant position is an exciting and challenging opportunity for the successful candidate to gain valuable experience in event management and international hosting. The Event Assistant will report to the Tournament Director.

For full job posting please visit the Wheelchair Basketball Canada website.

Position – Communications Assistant (full-time summer student contract)

The successful candidate will assist Wheelchair Basketball Canada with day-to-day communications and media relations efforts and report to the Communications Coordinator.

A solid background in business development, marketing, communications and/or journalism, and an interest in sport are a must. Strong communication and interpersonal skills, the ability to problem solve, a positive attitude and a willingness to take initiative are definite assets.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience in the communications field as Wheelchair Basketball Canada hosts the 2017 Men’s U23 World Wheelchair Basketball Championship.

Working in a fast-paced environment, the Communications Assistant will contribute to a world-leading amateur sport organization.

For full job posting please visit the Wheelchair Basketball Canada website.

About Wheelchair Basketball Canada

Wheelchair Basketball Canada is the national sports governing body responsible for the organization of the sport in Canada. It is a non-profit, charitable organization that is committed to excellence in the development, support and promotion of wheelchair basketball programs and services for all Canadians from grassroots to high performance. Wheelchair basketball is a fast-paced, hard-hitting, competitive sport in which Canada is held in high esteem around the world for winning a combined six gold, one silver, and one bronze medal in the last seven Paralympic Games.

For more information, visit: www.wheelchairbasketball.ca.