Position: Rookie Rugby Youth Development Officer
Term: May 6 - August 19, 2019, 30 hours per week (varied)
Compensation: $16 per hour
Positions in: Edmonton (2), Calgary (2), Lethbridge, Grande Prairie, Red Deer, Fort McMurray and Medicine Hat
AJRA is a registered non-profit society that was formed to ensure all clubs in the province of Alberta had the ability and resources to form Junior and Rookie Rugby programs. Rookie Rugby is non-contact flag rugby for boys and girls of all ages. AJRA is committed to grassroots development using Rookie Rugby to educate the province on the physical and social benefits.
AJRA has applied for funding under Service Canada’s Canada Summer Jobs Program for the employment of individuals for 30 hours per week for 6-10 weeks during the 2019 summer period (April-August).
The Rookie Rugby Youth Development Officer Intern will be a motivated and energetic person looking to develop their skills and experience in sport management and administration, teaching, recreation or non-profit areas.
Under Service Canada’s requirements of the Canada Summer Jobs program, to be eligible the individual must:
As this position is funded by Service Canada, the funds must be applied for therefore are not guaranteed. Notification of success is likely to be received in late April, early May.
Experience and Qualifications:
Experience or current post-secondary enrollment in one of the following fields of study is preferred:
Provide a current Criminal Record Check with specific reference to the Vulnerable Sector
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Engage and develop relationships with local elementary and middle schools with the goal of conducting Rookie Rugby sessions in PE classes and afterschool programs.
Organize and conduct a Rookie Rugby Try Days for local junior high schools.Engage and develop relationships with local community groups (ideally one under-served community) with the goal of conducting Rookie Rugby sessions in these groups (includes after school, weekend, and summer programs).
Assist the Rookie Rugby Manager in the training of school teachers, community staff, and club volunteers in Rookie Rugby Instructor Training sessions.
Provide administrative support to the Rookie Rugby Manager in the implementation of Rookie Rugby.
Support the local community rugby clubs in relevant minor club development, promotion, and activities (including organizing and hosting Try Rugby Days).
Skills / Requirements:
Please submit your resume and cover letter by April 26, 2019 to:
Peter Houlihan; Rookie Rugby Manager - AJRA
To: Calgary Rugby Union, Edmonton Rugby Union, Rugby Alberta
From: Catherine Laing, AJRA President
Subject: Age Grade Variations – Rugby Canada
April 4, 2019
As of April 1, 2019 the age grade variations implemented by Rugby Canada have been updated. This change was the decision of RC after a committee of representatives from across the country made recommendations on how to increase the amount of play for our junior athletes.
We believe these changes will increase the amount of playing time our junior athletes receive, along with teaching the necessary rugby related skills at the appropriate age grades. Most importantly, the changes will increase the level of fun for our athletes!
Please see attached document, outlining the changes. There will be as a follow up to this document, easy to understand age grade variation cards for our athletes, coaches and officials. Expect to see the new cards April 15, 2019 .
We thank the committee for their efforts on this project and are excited to see the positive impact they have on our junior game.
Catherine Laing; President, AJRA
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