Communications and National Team Coordinator

The Canadian Cerebral Palsy Sports Association (CCPSA) collaborates with partners to increase the participation of Canadians with cerebral palsy and related disabilities in sport and physical activity, while leading, developing and growing boccia from grassroots to producing World and Paralympic Champions.

CCPSA Values:

Excellence, Resilience, Inclusivity, Collaboration

Position Overview:

We are seeking a creative, self-starting individual to support CCPSA’s communications, marketing, and national team activities.



Reporting Relationship:

Program Manager

Core Responsibilities and Priorities:

A. Communications and Marketing (40%)


  • Establish and execute annual communications plan across all media platforms that includes
  • Acting as gate-keeper for media requests to the National Boccia Training Squad. Working collaboratively with the coaching staff to screen and respond to media requests and ensure team members support promotional opportunities that benefit Boccia.
  • Support and monitor the implementation of Brand Guidelines across all program areas.
  • Expand CCPSA media contact list.
  • Act as onsite media liaison and webcast key contact for Canadian Boccia Championships and other identified competitions.
  • Seek opportunities for and provide support to athletes as speakers at conferences or other events
  • Ensure relevant content is continually created and updated across CCPSA and Boccia Canada social media feeds.
  • Maintain quarterly contact with provincial partners to discuss communications opportunities and how CCPSA can provide assistance.
  • Scan provincial partner social media feeds regularly and amplify relevant conten

B. High Performance (40%)


  • Working closely with the HC and the Executive Director in establishing and adhering to the National Team budget and the National Training Centre budget
  • Being the primary contact for National Boccia Training Squad members for all administrative and logistics inquiries. Building trust by responding to inquiries quickly and providing reasonable lead time for administrative requests.
  • Managing the competition and travel needs of the national team. Completing registration and travel arrangements for all BISFed competitions within deadlines and ensuring budget decisions are reviewed with Head Coach in advance (i.e. travel details, visa, per diems, uniforms, fees, etc.).
  • Manage administrative and logistics details for development and training camps.
  • Follow up with athletes’ accounts receivable on a quarterly basis.
  • Being the point of contact for anti-doping issues. Ensuring all national team members and those on the development pathway understand and abide by the relevant anti-doping legislation.
  • Ensuring all High Performance staff, athletes and team members complete Team Member Agreements, Information forms and other agreements as required.
  • Managing the national team at training camps, Paralympic Games, World Championships and other international competitions as appropriate.

C. Participation and Development (10%)

  • Updating Participation Development Grant and Take the Shot Grant application and report forms
  • Supporting implementation of online registration for Canadian Boccia Championships
  • Assist with the development of videos and other resource materials to support official and coach training programs
  • Assist with updating classification database and classification files

D. Donor Management (5%)


  • Receiving and responding to donor inquiries
  • Liaising with donor management company to respond to tax receipt requests
  • Updating the national do not call registry upon request
  • Updating donor communications materials

E. Administration (5%)


  • Coordinating orders for office supplies
  • Coordinating orders or re-orders for items with CCPSA/Boccia Canada logos (i.e. uniforms, tablecloths, keychains etc.)

Desired Qualifications:

  • Proven communication, interpersonal skills
  • Proven organizational skills, time management and ability to work within established deadlines
  • Proven project management and problem solving skills
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Excellent team and independent work skills
  • Experience in communications related activities
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong technical knowledge in website maintenance and social media platforms
  • Excellent computer skills – particularly MS Office Suite, Adobe Premiere Pro, Canva and social media platforms
  • Post-secondary education in sports administration or recreation, business, marketing/media/graphics, or equivalent experience
  • Bilingualism considered a very strong asset
  • Knowledge of, or interest in, Boccia and Paralympic sport

CCPSA values the importance of diversity, and encourages applications from candidates with disabilities, women, Indigenous persons or other traditionally marginalized groups.


The compensation package will be based on the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience.


Apply in confidence by sending a cover letter and resume by December 3, 2018 to, citing the position title in the subject line. No telephone calls, please. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Canadian Cerebral Palsy Sports Association
c/o House of Sport, RA Centre
2451 Riverside Drive
Ottawa, ON K1H 7X7