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Welcome to BC Athletics! 

BC Athletics is the Provincial non-profit amateur sport organization for Track & Field, Road Running, Marathons/Ultras, Cross Country/Trail Running and Race Walking. A Branch member of Athletics Canada, BC Athletics is made up of individual members, member clubs and affiliated organizations. The purpose of the Association is to promote, encourage and develop the widest participation and the highest proficiency in the sport of Athletics.
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BC Amateur Athletics Association
Fortius Athlete Development Centre
Suite 2001 B Oslo Landing 
3713 Kensington Ave 
Burnaby, BC V5B 0A7
Tel 604.333.3550 - Fax 604.333.3551

BC Athletics Membership Survey 

September 20, 2016

Dear BC Athletics Members:

The survey is now closed.  Thanks to Everyone who took the time to respond.  Your input will help guide BC Athletics into the future,

All the best


Greg White, Chair, BC Athletics Brd of Directors

Paul Mathias, Chair, BC Athletics Planning Committee

Brian McCalder, President/CEO

BC Athletics Employment Opportunity 

Employment Opportunity with BC Athletics

Track & Field Technical Manager

Application deadline: Friday, October 14th, 2016

BC Athletics invites applications for the full time position of Track & Field Technical Manager.  In this position the successful candidate will have responsibility for the Technical Management and Development of Track & Field in British Columbia. Referencing the BC Athletics Strategic Plan, the Technical Mgr is responsible for leading the process for Track & Field Development, Performance and Excellence. The ideal candidate should be a visionary, energized by the opportunity and have the ability to engage others in the collective achievement of the goals and objectives of the program.

Working with Athletes, Coaches, Officials, BC Athletics Committees and Staff the responsibilities include:

  1. Track & Field Calendar of Events

  2. Programs and Competition Development

  3. Budget Development

  4. Event Sanctioning

  5. Event Management

  6. Athlete Development

  7. BC Athletics Committees – involvement and liaison

  8. Para-Athletics Programs – liaison and program integration

  9. BC Team Program – Track & Field

  10. International/National/Provincial/Regional Programs

  11. National/Provincial/Regional – coach liaison, provincial/regional program review and IPS integration

  12. BC Athletics Strategic Plan – involved in development and delivery of the Track & Field components of the Plan.

  • Note: weekend competitions, meetings and travel in British Columbia should be expected as part of this position.

    A detailed outline of responsibilities can be found at BC Athletics Track & Field Technical Manager

    Candidates would benefit from the following knowledge, training, education and experience:

  1. Be a self starter and effective communicator with a proven ability to work well with volunteers, committees and staff

  2. Coaching Certification - fully certified Level 3 or equivalent.

  3. A degree in Physical Education; Kinesiology; Human Kinetics; Coaching; Sport Management; Recreation; Education or related field

  4. Track & Field coaching experience at the Club, School, University levels

  5. Management, Planning, Program Design and Implementation

  6. Leadership within a work and/or volunteer environment

  7. Computer knowledge and experience using MS Office; Spreadsheets; and the Internet

  8. Knowledge of the sport of Athletics in Canada at the club, provincial and national levels

Salary range $55,000 to $60,000 plus benefits and travel. This position is based out of the BC Athletics Office in Burnaby. BC Athletics encourages applications from all interested candidates.

  • Starting date is December 1, 2016.

BC Athletics as an equal opportunity employer, invites applications from all interested and qualified individuals.

Applications with resume and three references should be sent in confidence to: 

BC Athletics, ATTN: Brian McCalder 
3713 Kensington Ave, Ste. 2001-B
Burnaby, BC V5B 0A7
Fax: (604) 333-3551

Application deadline: Friday, October 14th, 2016

BC Athletics thanks all those who apply.  Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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