Safe Sport Manager at Alberta Gymnastics Federation

Reporting to the President/CEO, the Safe Sport Manager will oversee in the Alberta Gymnastics Federation’s (AGF) Safe Sport Framework and the promotion of a safe environment for all participants in the sport of gymnastics. This framework includes policies, procedures, education, resources, and advocacy with respect to screening, conduct, reporting, privacy, risk management, inclusion, concussion awareness and protocols, anti-doping, and, health and safety. The Safe Sport Manager will work with all AGF stakeholders, including staff, Board members, provincial/territorial organizations (PTOs), clubs, and external partners to implement and follow both the AGF and Gymnastics Canada (GCG) frameworks. This is a full-time position, anticipated to begin in January of 2019.

Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Advocate for and promote a safe sport environment for Alberta gymnastics;

  • Play a lead role in the overall evaluation of the implementation plan for safeguarding and protecting all AGF members;

  • Provide advice and support to clubs and members in support of the implementation of procedures that safeguard and promote the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk;

  • Collaborate and work with internal and external stakeholders to create a positive, athlete-centred environment within the sport of gymnastics;

  • In conjunction with the appropriate AGF staff and/or Board members, play a lead role in developing, maintaining, and reviewing the AGF Safe Sport framework; including the review, maintenance, and updating of policies and procedures with respect to Safe Sport;

  • Consult with legal counsel as required to resolve difficult legal compliance issues;

  • Interpret AGF policies and procedures, with advice from legal advisors and in consultation with the President/CEO; • In collaboration with the President/CEO, clubs and members, respond to direct compliance issues (child protection, poor practices, etc.) through appropriate channels for investigation and resolution

  • Ensure that proper data collection and internal record keeping is maintained for all issues/situations;

  • Evaluate the effectiveness of current risk management procedures, including but not limited to the complaint process and accountability (e.g. employment recruitment, retention strategies, etc.) with clubs and members;

  • Maintain and update the education, screening requirements and additional training resources for AGF members in various roles;

  • Participate as the staff resource on the AGF SafeSport Sub-Committee;

  • Liaise with other organizations regarding SafeSport initiatives (including but not limited to, Gymnastics Canada, Safe Sport International, Coaching Association of Canada);

  • Represent the organization at external meetings related to SafeSport.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree with relevant work experience in areas such as social work, psychology, human resources management, or education;

  • Experience in child/athlete advocacy and protection;

  • Experience in the sport, not-for-profit and/or child development sector(s);

  • Additional assets would include; Database management experience, basic proficiency in MS office applications, along with a basic understanding of Alberta workplace health, safety, and privacy legislation;

  • A combination of related qualifications and experience may be considered.

Additionally, the candidate must be able to demonstrate excellent interpersonal and collaborative skills with experience working in complex workplaces with many key stakeholders. Understanding the various software (Office, Google Docs, Adobe, etc.) is also an asset.

The Alberta Gymnastics Federation offers a positive and safe work environment, flexible hours and competitive wages.

Applications will be accepted until 4:00 pm, Friday, December 7, 2018.

Becca Gould