Call for Applicants!

Call for Applications:
Chef de Mission 2016 Paralympic Games
(Rio de Janeiro, Brasil)

The Canadian Paralympic Committee is excited to be seeking applications for the 2016 Paralympic Games Canada being held from September 7th to 18th, 2016. The Chef de Mission is the representative of the Canadian Paralympic Team, a member of the Core Leadership team, and as well as a member of the CPC Issues Management Team at Games.

This position involves a significant level of responsibility and requires a considerable commitment of time, energy and effort. The successful candidate is expected to provide overall leadership to the Canadian Paralympic Team Mission, with key responsibilities including (but not limited to) participation in site visits, regular conference calls and/or mission staff meetings, national events, selection trials, training events, the Chef de Mission Seminar, Mission Orientation Seminar and the Games themselves. The CPC will cover the traveling expenses to meetings, seminars and the Games; as well as accommodation and meal costs incurred while fulfilling Chef’s responsibilities.

Each CPC Paralympic Sport Member in good standing as of the date of the Call for applications is permitted to nominate one candidate.
Two (2) CPC Board members are also permitted to nominate one candidate
The selected candidate will demonstrate the below qualifications.

Essential Qualifications
To have a variety of experiences and skills demonstrating ability to lead, motivate and foster team building;
To be a known figure and demonstrate the skills to be a spokesperson on behalf of the CPC
To demonstrate strong organizational skills;
To demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills;
To demonstrate effective communication skills (written and oral);
To have demonstrated ability to work effectively with athletes, coaches and team officials;
To show a successful track record in effectively implementing strategic and operational planning;
To have strong experience with problem-solving and crisis management skills;
To be prepared to commit extensive amount of time to the role;
To demonstrate the ability to work in a fast paced and pressured environment; and
To show commitment to athletes and to create an environment where they can compete to the best of their abilities while achieving podium successes.
Preferable Qualifications
To have the ability to communicate in both Canada’s official languages;
To be aware of and understand CPC strategic framework, policies and issues related to Paralympic Games;
To have previous experience on a Paralympic Games Mission and/or other international games experience is an asset; and
To be involved with CPC. Or To have had previous experience with CPC
Please send your application including filled nomination form, letter of interest and resume to the Executive Director, Sport Catherine Gosselin-Després at by June 6th, 2014

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