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AlbertaSummerGames2018

 

The Grande Prairie 2018 Alberta Summer Games Society is seeking a games manager to organize the 2018 Alberta Summer Games.  If you or someone you know has an interest in organizing such an esteemed event and making their mark, please take note of this opportunity.

The Alberta Summer Games have been awarded to joint hosts for 2018: the City of Grande Prairie and County of Grande Prairie No. 1.  From Jul 19 to 22, the games will bring together Alberta’s best young athletes aged 11-17 with an expected total of over 3,000 participants and officials and a budget of over $2 million.  Execution of the games will be conducted by the Grande Prairie 2018 Alberta Summer Games Society in partnership with the City of Grande Prairie, County of Grande Prairie No. 1 and Alberta Sports, Recreation, Parks and Wildlife Foundation.

With the support of the board of directors, the successful Games Manager candidate will be responsible for the planning and execution of the games including its budget, its staff and volunteers.  Ideally, the candidate will have previous experience working in similar events.  Education in related fields such as recreation or physical education will be considered an asset as well.

The position is expected to be an 18 month contract beginning at February 1, 2017 and ending at July 31, 2018, but could be modified depending on availability.  Salary will be competitive commensurate with experience.

If you have interest in this rewarding experience, please consider joining the 2018 Alberta Summer Games team and submit your resume with 3 references by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  All applications submitted by November 25, 2016 will be considered.

Job Description:

Reporting to the chair of the Games’ board, the Grande Prairie 2018 Alberta Summer Games Society is seeking a Games Manager to coordinate the planning and execution of the Games in cooperation with the Society’s Board of Directors and its government partners.  The position is expected to be an 18 month contract beginning at February 1, 2017 and ending at July 31, 2018.  Successful applicants are expected to display strong leadership and communication skills and be able to effectively work with a broad range of volunteers.

Duties of the Games Manager position include the following with the full support of the Games’ Society’s board of directors:

-              Coordinate the overall planning and execution of the games

-              Act as liaison for boards, committees and other related organizations

-              Develop a budget for each games portfolio

-              Achieve organizational goals with consideration of budget and deadline constraints

-              Serve as a non-voting member of the society and provide support to its directors

-              Manage and support a broad range of volunteers

-              Develop and implement policies

-              Develop a budget for each games portfolio

-              Perform various media relations functions

-              Manage the Games’ office and staff including filing and maintenance of all records

Required competencies:

-              Display strong leadership skills

-              Possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills

-              Have previous work experience supervising staff and liaising with boards

-              Be able to effectively manage a broad range of volunteers

-              Possess organizational skills including experience with Microsoft office

-              Be able to work effectively with little supervision

-              Be committed to living in the Grande Prairie region for the term of the contract

-              Have a passion for sport

-              Relevant experience and/or education in event management considered an asset

The position is expected to be an 18 month contract beginning at February 1, 2017 and ending at July 31, 2018 with a competitive salary commensurate with experience.  The right candidate can expect up to $75,000.00 annually

Please send resumes with 3 references by email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

All applications submitted by November 25, 2016 will be considered.