Special Olympics NWT
September 1, 2019
Yellowknife, Canada
Job Type
Dependent on experience
Northwest Territories


Support the Sport Program Coordinator in ensuring the successful development and delivery of Special Olympics sport programs in the Northwest Territories. This will include ensuring current sport programs are meeting program standards and meeting athlete needs and assisting with the development of programs for Special Olympics athletes in various communities in the NWT.

Apply by sending covering letter and resume to lynn@sonwt.ca


  1. Support the delivery of all existing sports programs;

  2. Support efforts to increase the number of communities sustainably engaged with Special Olympics Northwest Territories;

  3. Provide training resources for coaches as requested;

  4. Assist the Coordinator in supporting and mentoring volunteers in sport programs;

  5. Identify opportunities for program development and modification;

  6. Identify creative options for engaging and supporting volunteers and athletes in small and/or remote communities;

  7. Support partnerships with other organizations and associations within the NWT sport system;

  8. Support the creation, identification and delivery of competition and demonstration opportunities for athletes;

  9. Support initiatives to increase awareness of Special Olympics Northwest Territories;

  10. Assist with maintaining program and athlete data;

  11. Travel throughout the Regions as required fulfilling the commitments of the position;

  12. Establish and adhere to project budgets and timelines;

  13. Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Undergraduate degree in Physical Education or Recreation Studies and/or

  • Minimum of NCCP community coaching certification in a specific sport


      • Experience in sport and sport development;

      • Strong planning, organizational and leadership skills;

      • Strong communication skills;

      • Ability to work independently while being a strong team player;

      • Strong written and interpersonal skills;

      • Experience and knowledge of computers;

      • Must have the ability to work some evenings and week-ends;

      • Must have a valid driver’s license.

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