Call for Applications - House League Development Committee Chairperson

Published by Kyle Cormier

Published on September 7, 2017

TORONTO, ON – Softball Ontario is now accepting applications for the House League Development Committee Chairperson. 

The Softball Ontario’s House League Development Committee promotes the game by focusing on increasing the number of young children participating in grassroots softball programs. Targeting young children is the best way to ensure that interest in softball continues to be strong today and in the future. The House League Development program includes:

  • School Programs – TRY, ACTIVE & DEVELOP Softball Kits designed for elementary – high school students
  • SAFE Star – A rating system that is designed to promote best practices in softball association management and administration
  • Get in the Game Symposium - A full day symposium to improve grassroots softball across the province and create networking and learning opportunities for Local Softball Associations/Leagues
  • Certified Softball Administrator Program (CSAP) – Several workshops to help and support local volunteers by providing training and best practices in a variety of important areas of association management and organizational development
  • Softball Ontario Female House League Select Provincials – A weekend Provincial tournament hosted across Ontario consisting of divisions in U12, U14, U16, U18

To help Softball Ontario run a successful program, we are looking for a Chairperson who will attend and chair all House League Services Committee meetings, oversee the operations of the program in conjunction with Softball Ontario's Member Services Coordinator and the House League Development Committee. The Chairperson will ensure that assigned tasks are completed by the set deadlines. Knowledge and current local softball experience is a requirement.

Responsibilities:

  • Schedule, chair and establish agenda for meetings in conjunction with Member Services Coordinator
  • Ensure minutes of meetings are recorded and produced
  • Have knowledge of and support Softball Ontario and related programs and promote the game of softball in general
  • Liaise with ball associations and any other interested organizations
  • Assist Member Services Coordinator in preparing information packages and reports
  • Prepare or obtain articles for Softball Ontario’s Newsletter and other media
  • Communicate with Coaching Chairperson on any related activities
  • Submit reports to the Board of Directors’ meeting and attend all Board meetings to present motions, minutes, plans and budgets when required
  • Recruit and select new members with the Member Services Coordinator and submit to Board of Directors for approval
  • Delegate and follow-up on tasks to committee members with the Member Services Coordinator to ensure that all tasks are completed by the specified deadlines
  • Ensure planned and actual spending of monies in conjunction with Member Services Coordinator are accurate and judicious (i.e. committee budget, Trillium grant, etc.)
  • Promote and provide briefings and presentations to groups, ball associations, schools, parks and recreation department, etc.
  • Oversee Softball Ontario Female House League Select Provincial Championships.
  • To review and revise the responsibilities of committee members once a year with the Member Services Coordinator
  • Liaise with the Member Services Coordinator and to a lesser extent the Executive Director by the most practical means (i.e. email, phone, meetings, etc.)
  • Ensure Softball Ontario Chairperson is provided copies of minutes of meetings and is informed of all activities
  • Take part in Community Fun Team Events (minimum of one (1) per year)
  • Attend and take an active role in the yearly Get in The Game Symposium

To view the detailed job description, please click here.

How to Apply

All interested candidates are asked to apply in writing, expressing your interest in a cover letter along with a detailed resume outlining your experience qualifications for this position. Applications should be received by the Softball Ontario office no later than October 6, 2017, 4:30 pm. 

Email your resume to Kyle Cormier at kcormier@softballontario.ca or by fax (416) 426-7150 for consideration.


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