Summer Employment/Co-op – Cheer Nova Scotia – Researcher – Halifax Regional Municipality or work from home

  • Location: Work from Home
  • Deadline: May 18, 2021

Cheer Nova Scotia – Researcher

– Please apply by Tuesday, May 18, 2021 to

Cheer Nova Scotia (CNS) is a Provincial Sport Organization that is dedicated to promoting,
developing and regulating both the participation and progression of cheerleading across Nova Scotia
at the introductory, recreational, competitive and high performance levels. CNS is in the second
year of our three year Strategic Plan.

This job is funded through the Student Summer Skills Incentive Program. Hourly wage is $13.50 for
30 hours a week, for 10 weeks. As such, all applicants must be returning to post-secondary
education in the fall. The Researcher Student will report directly to the Executive of the Board of
Directors. The position is located in the Halifax Regional Municipality, though remote work is a
possibility. Please indicate if remote working is the preference on the application.

The Researcher will be responsible for researching and developing resources for our member
programs, the Community Sports Organizations (CSO). The student will also complete research on
other Provincial Sport Organizations to make recommendations to the CNS board on how CNS can
implement best practices. Specifically, the successful applicant will develop resources on how to
begin various cheer programs in different areas of the province of Nova Scotia.

Additionally, the Researcher will help to ‘right size’ the Long Term Athlete Development Plan from
Cheer Canada to ensure it is appropriate for Nova Scotia. The Researcher will provide assistance to
the CSOs in implementing the plan. The successful applicant may be required to liaise with the
Cheer Canada Long Term Development (LTD) SubCommittee and/or the Cheer Canada Sport Development
Committee for guidance as to how to specifically implement the LTD for Nova Scotia’s potentially
unique requirements and situation. Consultation with outside experts such as Canada’s Sport for
Life organizations may also be required.

– Review the LTD implementation strategy and plan for CNS based on the Cheer Canada Long Term Development plan
– Communicate with CNS’ member programs, the CSO’s, to assist with adoption of the Long Term Athlete Development Plan

– Research on various best practices for our industry
– Develop guides on how to begin and develop programs specific to growing and expanding the sport of cheer in all disciplines (Cheer and Performance Cheer in the Allstar, Scholastic, Recreational, Collegiate, and any other division)
– Research the possibility of a Provincial Sport Organization Network
– Share Best Practice research with the CSOs via facilitated sessions, documentation reports, and presentations.
– Develop implementation resources for the Long Term Development Plan

Researcher Requirements:
– Completion of high school
– Experience completing research in a post-secondary education setting
– Being a strong communicator, leader and having interpersonal skills
– Experience in working with multiple stakeholders
– Leadership skills
– Excellent writing and communicating skills
– Demonstrated proficiency in MS Word, Excel,
– Demonstrated proficiency with Google (GSuite) products such as the Google Drive, Google Documents, Google Spreadsheets, and Gmail. For document management purposes, and in a remote work environment, it is imperative to adhere to document management and access protocols
– Demonstrated proficiency in software and business technology systems such as registration databases, spreadsheets, Zoom, etc.
– Project Management experience
– Maintain strict confidentiality of sensitive information
– High degree of integrity
– Proven ability to work remotely in a fast-paced environment

Here is your opportunity to help advance cheerleading in Nova Scotia and bring our beloved sport to
new people. We are excited to work with you.

We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without
attention to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
origin, veteran or disability status.