Taekwondo Canada

Executive Director Job Posting

  • November 19, 2019






2451 Riverside Dr, Ottawa, ON

DATE POSTED: November 15, 2019

DATE CLOSED: December 3, 2019 at 5 pm EST

SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with Experience

About Taekwondo Canada

Taekwondo Canada is the National Sport Organization in Canada recognized by World Taekwondo (WT), World Taekwondo Pan America (WTPA), Sport Canada and the Canadian Olympic Committee. Together with its members and partners, Taekwondo Canada will establish the highest possible standards for Taekwondo development and achievement. 

Our Vision is for Canada to be a world-leading Taekwondo nation. Our Mission is

to lead excellence at all levels of Taekwondo in Canada, create positive experiences and achieve international success.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director provides overall management of the day to day operations of our Association in a manner consistent with the mission and goals of the organization and the annual operational plan. Key accountabilities for this position include:

Operational Planning and Operations

Develops, oversees and implements an operational plan which incorporates goals and objectives that work towards the strategic direction of the organization;

Determines direction by making sound financial business needs decisions based on situational assessments, identifies urgency and risks, makes calculated decisions which are timely and in the best interest of the organization;

Ensures that the development, implementation and management of day to day operations of all programs within the organization are being carried out effectively and efficiently;

Gathers, interprets and communicates information about sport community trends, and resources as they relate to enhancing the Board's capacity for effective communication, decision- making and long-term planning.

Financial Management 

Develops and administers a comprehensive annual budget, providing appropriate updates to the Board;

Ensures that the Association complies with all required reporting obligations;

Submits applications and proposals to external funding agencies such as Sport Canada, and all corporate and private sponsors;

Researches and pursues funding and sponsorship opportunities.

Communication and Public Relations

Manages all communications effectively and in a timely fashion;

Ensures that the operation of the organization meets or exceeds the expectations of its clients, Board and Funding Partners (within the organizational parameters). Focuses on client’s needs; anticipates, comprehends, and responds immediately to the needs of internal and external clients;

Establishes good working relationships and collaborative arrangements with sporting communities, funding partners, politicians, and other organizations to help achieve the goals of the organizations;

Develops in cooperation with the board a comprehensive communication plan that includes crisis management, internal and external communication.

Human Resource Functions 

Oversees the implementation of the Human Resources policies, procedures and practices for all paid or volunteer staff;

Determines staffing strategies for efficient organizational management and program delivery;

Recruits and selects staff, ensuring appropriate training and development and engaging in performance management where necessary.

Additional responsibilities include fundraising, marketing, and community outreach. For the full job description, please find attached document.

Desired Education and Qualifications

Completion of a Bachelor degree in a relevant discipline

Five or more years’ experience of management experience with not-for-profit organizations including experience working directly with a Board of Directors

Full understanding of issues of governance involving not-for-profit organizations

Previous experience developing and implementing an organizational strategic plan

Highly developed communication skills including the ability to communicate a strategic plan and obtain commitment from all levels of the organization as well as community members

Understanding of sport community trends, regulatory, and financial environment

Ability to develop and maintain key relationships with sporting communities, funding partners, politicians, and other external organizations

Previous success with active fundraising and developing proposals to external funding agencies, corporate and private sponsors

Previous experience identifying organizational risk issues and developing appropriate mitigation strategies including crisis management communication plans

Strong financial management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision making and reporting

Solid organizational abilities, including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation.

Previous experience developing, implementing, and managing staffing strategies for paid and volunteer positions

Ability to train, develop, and performance manage staff and leaders as appropriate

Highly proficient with Microsoft Office Suite of products including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Excellent time-management skills, able to multi-task and prioritize own work

Superior attention to detail and problem-solving skills

Strong work ethic with a high degree of energy.

To Apply

Please submit a resume and cover letter to: HR@taekwondo-canada.com by Monday, December 3, 2019 at 5 pm. We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be notified.

Taekwondo Canada is committed to building diverse, equitable, inclusive, and accessible working environments. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our Association including, but not limited to, women, racialized persons, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity to apply. We believe in and promote the rights of all persons with disabilities and commit to ensuring accommodations available throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform us of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require to ensure your equal participation. To obtain a copy of this document in another format please e-mail HR@taekwondo-canada.com.


Link to SIRC website job posting: https://sirc.ca/careers/2019-11-15/executive-director-taekwondo-canada 

File Title File Description Download
Job Description docx (42 KB)
Latest Headlines

© 2020 Taekwondo CanadaSite by They

Get on the list!

Sign up for our email newsletter!