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The Edmonton Tsunami Water Polo Club and Riptides Water Polo Clubs are looking to hire a General Manager to support the operations of our clubs starting in June 2022. The successful applicant will be a self-starter who has a strong work ethic, is highly organized and has a diverse range of administrative skills. This is a part-time position that can be paired with either of the positions below to become a full-time position:

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The clubs offer a great community culture and the opportunity to make a meaningful impact in the Canadian water polo landscape. As the General Manager you will work closely with the club Head Coaches and report to the Tsunami and Riptides Executive Boards.

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Since 1981 The Edmonton Tsunami Water Polo Club has been a key piece of the water polo landscape in Edmonton, Alberta and Canada. At Tsunami we strive to promote, expand and strengthen water polo in Edmonton. Tsunami is a high performance water polo club for athletes ages 13 and older and our mission is to assist athletes achieve their athletic and personal goals. Through our dynamic, inclusive and high performance environment we will empower members with the tools to become the best athletes, teammates and leaders they can. 

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The Edmonton Riptides Water Polo Club was founded in 2020 as a result of the continuously growing membership of the Edmonton Tsunami Water Polo Club. During this club split, Tsunami transitioned to become fully-focused on high performance opportunities for athletes 13 and older and Riptides took over grassroots recruitment and development for athletes ages 5-14. The two clubs have continued to be closely intertwined with mutual support and advantages coming to both clubs as a result of this strong partnership.

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Responsibilities include:

  • Work alongside the Head Coach(s) to develop and implement all programming at both clubs to achieve both long and short-term goals for the clubs, teams and athletes. 

  • Create an ongoing recruitment and marketing strategy which focuses on sustainable success. 

  • Coordinate team registration, roster submission and travel plans for away events. This includes flight booking, hotel reservations, travel itineraries, insurance upgrades as required, chaperone coordination/onboarding, and other tasks that may arise during the trip planning process.

  • In partnership with the Head Coach(s), manage club communication platforms including social media accounts and marketing initiatives to create an active digital footprint which promotes the clubs.

  • Manage and support the Tsunami/Riptides coaching team to ensure coach requirements are met and the coaching schedule is up-to-date.

  • Work with local clubs to foster strong club relationships which support the growth of water polo in Edmonton, Alberta and Canada. 

  • Manage pool/facility budget and rental licenses at all locations.

  • Work with the Tsunami and Riptides Boards to find successful funding opportunities. 

  • Lead the clubs in diversity and inclusion initiatives. 

  • Help coordinate club social activities which may include but are not limited to alumni games, start of season kick-off, team holiday parties, NCL tournament hosting, year-end awards banquet. 

  • Support the board with tasks as they arise and attend monthly board meetings. 

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Qualifications:

  • Experience as an athlete or coach with the National Team, NCAA, Provincial Team, or international experience is an asset.

  • University degree(s) or diploma in sports management, business, marketing, communications, leadership, or related field considered an asset.

  • Comfort with different digital systems such as WordPress, TeamSnap, RAMP, Quickbooks, SquareUp, social media platforms, Google Accounts, etc. is an asset.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills for a variety of mediums and audiences.

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The ideal candidate:

  • Is familiar with the Edmonton water polo landscape and Tsunami/Riptides history. A strong understanding of the Alberta and Canadian water polo landscape is important for this role.

  • Is creative and innovative in developing unique ways to grow the Edmonton water polo community and establish a strong club culture. 

  • This individual should have a strong long-term vision for the program and the organizational skills to execute this vision.

  • Has the ability to think strategically and take all perspectives into consideration when making decisions.

  • Demonstrates exceptional interpersonal skills and is able to interact positively and build strong relationships with athletes, coaches, officials, parents, volunteers and AWPA/WPC representatives.

  • Is a self-starter with program management, time management, and strong organizational skills.

  • Can manage competing priorities in a high-volume and time-sensitive environment.

  • Demonstrates resourcefulness and independence, but also successful working in a highly collaborative team environment.

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What we offer:

  • A flexible work environment with generous vacation time during the off-season and during training breaks (ie. Winter break and summer holidays).

  • Hybrid work model with the opportunity to work from home for administrative tasks and be in-person for meetings and events.

  • A competitive salary commensurate with experience.

  • Health/wellness benefits and matching RRSP contributions in a multi-year contract for those looking to stack this position with a Head Coach role to create a full-time position.

  • A work culture that values collaboration, respect and innovation.

 

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Interested candidates are asked to submit a cover letter outlining why you think you are the right candidate for this position, along with a resume and three professional references. Resumes submitted without a cover letter will not be considered.

Closing date: April 17, 2022 

Interviews: Qualified applicants will be contacted via email for interviews.

Position start date: Tentatively June 1, however we are flexible and willing to work around schedules as needed.

To apply: Please submit your resume and cover letter here. 

We thank all who apply; only those selected to be interviewed will be contacted. 

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