Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity & Recreation Council – Provincial Coordinator, Sport for Life Programs

Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity & Recreation Council

Provincial Coordinator, Sport for Life Programs



The mission of the Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity & Recreation Council (I·SPARC) is to improve the health outcomes of Indigenous people across British Columbia by supporting and encouraging physically active communities. The programs delivered by I·SPARC are designed to build capacity and increase access to sport, recreation and physical activity in First Nations, Aboriginal Friendship Centres, Métis Chartered Communities, schools and other delivery agencies throughout the Province.


General Description

I·SPARC is currently searching for a Provincial Coordinator, Sport for Life Programs. The Provincial Coordinator works with Provincial Sport Organizations, the Aboriginal Sport Circle, Sport for Life Society, and communities to lead the development, delivery, and growth of Aboriginal Sport for Life programs. This includes responsibility for the provincial implementation of the Aboriginal Long-Term Participant Development Pathway initiatives, and Active for Life Communities workshops.


Competencies and Requirements

  • The ideal candidate will possess an extensive background in program management, and the delivery of sport/recreation programs in Indigenous communities. Other qualifications include:
  • Post-Secondary degree or diploma in sport management, physical education, education, or recreation with 5+ years experience working in sport/recreation management or not-for-profit program management
  • Exemplary organizational, event planning, and project management skills and proven experience at leading staff, volunteers, and stakeholders
  • Demonstrated abilities to build and maintain trusting and collaborative partnerships with stakeholders and aptitude in consensus building
  • Effective oral and written communications, and strong presentation and facilitation capabilities
  • Knowledge of the Indigenous and non-Indigenous sport and recreation systems, physical activity landscape, and the Aboriginal Sport for Life programs
  • Applied knowledge of Indigenous communities (issues, cultures and backgrounds) and their physical activity and health related needs.
  • Detail and service-oriented with the ability to listen, understand and respond to client needs
  • Able to take initiative, adapt to change, set priorities, seek feedback, organize work, and make independent decisions that align with the I·SPARC mission, vision and strategic plan
  • Willingness to maintain a flexible work schedule and available to travel throughout BC
  • Class 5 Driver’s License, a clear drivers’ abstract, and regular access to a vehicle
  • Successful completion of a criminal and vulnerable sector record checks



The BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres (BCAAFC) serves as the official Host AgeAgency of I·SPARC. Accordingly, the Provincial Coordinator, Sport for Life will be employed by the BCAAFC.


Term: Permanent full-time employment contingent on annual funding

Salary: Commensurate with experience/qualifications. Salary will include a comprehensive health benefit package.

Location: Office space will be established in a location central to the successful candidate.

To Apply: Please submit cover letter, resume and three references (name, title, relationship and contact info) no later than 4:00 pm (PST), Friday, September 7, 2018. Address your cover letter to attention of Lara Mussell Savage, Director of Sport. Please submit your application online at the following link:


All applications are appreciated. However, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.


Pursuant to section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants of Aboriginal ancestry.