Senior Manager, Operations – Ontario Soccer Association

October 3, 2016

Location: Vaughn, Ontario, Canada

Closing date: 14th October 2016


The Ontario Soccer Association (OSA) is actively searching for talented and ambitious people who are passionate about the field of sport management and education and want to apply their knowledge at Canada’s largest provincial sports organization. Founded in 1901, The OSA is comprised of more than 600 Clubs servicing over 24,000 teams with 430,000 registered indoor and outdoor players, 40,000 coaches and managers, and 10,000 match officials, as well as countless volunteers, parents and supporters who make up a multi-cultural community of over 1,000,000 Ontarians. The OSA develops and delivers exceptional and sustainable educational programs and services throughout Ontario, with the mission of providing leadership and support for the advancement of soccer. This is done in collaboration and cooperation with our membership, partners and other stakeholders, truly unifying the province of Ontario through the game of soccer.

The OSA also operates the Ontario Player Development League (OPDL), Ontario’s premier youth development league and League1 Ontario, a provincial professional – amateur men’s and women’s league. The OSA is currently going through a significant time of change as we become more relevant and current to our members and participants. An overall goal of The OSA is to assist with the development of soccer as a healthy lifestyle choice, provide a talented pathway for players to excel to higher levels of the game and encourage community involvement at all levels. We invite you to be a part of the “beautiful game”!

We are looking for an experienced soccer administrator who will manage key operational areas of the organization. Reporting to the Director of Finance and Administration, the successful candidate will be a highly motivated individual that possesses the soft and technical skills needed to work in a dynamic team environment that includes fellow peers and passionate volunteers.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

 1. Operational Planning and Process management

2. Human Resources management

3. Analysis and reporting of budget to actual variances

4. Management of government funding bodies (Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, Ontario Trillium, etc.)

5. Risk Management

6. Lead the communication, training and education of District Administrators

7. Operational Committees management



– A comprehensive understanding of the (governance) structure of soccer in Ontario, its key challenges and opportunities

– Minimum five years of proven sport leadership and management experience

– Proven self-starter and collaborator to achieve set goals  

– Management of the budget process (including trend analysis) and the ability to read and understand financial statements

– Operational planning and goal setting with metrics

– Information technology and systems management

– Human resources management

– Experience working with volunteers and understanding of trends and/needs in volunteerism


Education and Professional Designations:

– University degree in Sport Management or related field

– Finance and/or Human Resource designation is an asset but not required


Skills and Competencies:

– Excellent organizational, communication and presentation skills

– Strong analytical skills with the ability to identify trends and make appropriate recommendations

– Confident, diplomatic, and personable approach  

– The ability to problem solve, find solutions and communicate change

– Flexible, reliable, and trustworthy

– Able to motivate people

– Computer literate in all Microsoft Office programs

– Ability to work flexible hours, including weekends where required

– Established network within the soccer structure (provincial and/or national)

– Works well under pressure handling multiple priorities and meeting established deadlines


How to apply: Please email your CV and covering letter to: