SUMMER EMPLOYMENT 2023: Basketball Cape Breton – Sport & Recreation Leader

  • Location: Sydney, NS
  • Deadline: May 5, 2023 at 11:59 pm


Basketball Cape Breton is looking to build an enthusiastic core of staff to lead and support its 2023 spring
and summer programming, working together to grow the game of basketball on Cape Breton Island.
These roles will provide students with the opportunity to give back to their community, impact youth
through sport, gain valuable work experience and access mentorship and training opportunities to
develop as leaders. While these positions run from May to August 2023, part-time or hourly work may be
available following the spring/summer term.

Position Title: Sport & Recreation Leader
Hours: 35 hours/week – 16 weeks (maximum) – combination of daytime, evening, and some weekend
work required
Pay: $18/hour
Start Date: May 2023 (flexible)
Job Location: This position will be primarily based at Cape Breton University (1250 Grand Lake Rd) and
will include work in the broader Cape Breton Island community with some requirement to work remotely
for program planning and administration.

This exciting role provides the successful candidate with the opportunity to execute Basketball Cape
Breton spring and summer programs as a day-to-day program lead, responsible for working with
counsellors to develop daily activity plans and coordinating program schedules, communication with
participants and key partners, and promotion of a positive, inclusive sport environment across BCB
programming. Candidates will be supported with mentorship and development opportunities and will
receive training through nationally recognized sport leadership programs with partners such as Canada
Basketball and Jumpstart.

● Coordinate day-to-day activities and lead on-court basketball programming.
● Develop and execute program plans that ensure principles of inclusivity and safety for all program
participants, following best practices from Canada Basketball and Basketball Nova Scotia.
● Coordinate program logistics such as coach scheduling, registration, and equipment inventory.
● Represent BCB in the community and engage with the public to promote programs.
● Work alongside the BCB leadership team in managing program budgets.
● Research and report on ways BCB can better serve underrepresented youth through programs.
● Collaborate with Sport Program Administrative Coordinator to improve BCB’s participant
database, website, and social media accounts to better reach the community.
● Communicate with participants and partners to share relevant information and resources.
● Evaluate programs to measure and report on program impact.
● Knowledge of basketball fundamentals.
● Experience working with children and youth.
● Strong interpersonal skills and confidence working in a team environment.
● Previous leadership experience is considered an asset.
● Familiarity with digital communications platforms is considered an asset.
● Beginning or returning to full-time studies in a university/college program for Fall 2023 may be
considered an asset, in addition to the ability to receive university/college course credit for the

Basketball Cape Breton (BCB) is a local non-profit organization working to grow the sport of basketball on
Cape Breton Island. BCB is committed to making the game of basketball more inclusive, providing
opportunities for youth to learn and grow through sport, and reducing barriers to participation. BCB is a
growing community sport organization and is a member of Basketball Nova Scotia and Canada

Basketball Cape Breton is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all qualified applicants to apply.
We are committed to fostering an inclusive, equitable, and accessible workplace where every team
member feels valued, respected, and supported, and the opportunity to reach their full potential. This
opportunity was made possible thanks to funding from the Province of Nova Scotia and the Government
of Canada.

For inquiries or to submit an application by the May 5th 11:59PM deadline, email If you are interested in more than one of the available Basketball Cape
Breton positions, please indicate this in your application.
Successful applicants will be contacted for an interview