The Ontario Speed Skating Association, one of the provinces most well managed and creative sport Associations is seeking a professional, creative and very successful candidate to fill the Executive Directors’ position.

The position of Executive Director reports directly to the Board of Directors’ and is responsible for the professional leadership and management of the Association.


- Relevant University degree and or equivalent professional experience

- Five or more years of experience managing a small team

- Sound knowledge of managing a not for profit organization

- Management skill that engages and inspires staff and volunteers to work collaboratively

- Knowledge of business accounting practices

- Knowledge of marketing a retail product line

- Experience with developing and working within a Strategic Plan

- Track record of successful fundraising

- Knowledge of speed skating and speed skating equipment would be an asset

- Willing to work some evenings and some weekends


- High energy level, optimistic, good sense of humour

- An inclination to think creatively, inspire naturally and act boldly

- Superior analytical and management skill combined with business acumen


- Able to multi task

- Strong computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and familiar with the internet

- Driven to meet tight timelines

- Sales and Marketing experience

- Strategic planning skills

- Significant administrative skills and experience in the areas of planning, personnel, and staff development

- Enjoys sharing success and credit

- Ability to articulate a strong and clear vision and engender excitement and passion in others

Salary and benefits are negotiable based on qualifications and experience.

Submit a cover letter and resume via e-mail to mike.rivet@sympatico.ca note on the subject line Executive Director Application.

Closing date is August 25th, 2004