Toronto Raptors' Wayne and Theresa Embry Fellowship

  • 30 British Columbia Rd, Toronto, ON M6K 3C3, Canada
  • Contract

Company Description

Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE) one of the world's premier sports and entertainment companies, owns the Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL), Toronto Raptors (NBA), Toronto FC (MLS), Toronto Argonauts (CFL), Toronto Marlies (AHL), Raptors 905 (NBA D-League), TFC II (USL) and Raptors Uprising Gaming Club, the Toronto Raptors Esports franchise in the NBA 2K League. Its charitable arm, MLSE Foundation, focuses on funding initiatives to support youth through sport and recreational programs. In 2017 MLSE Foundation, with support of community and corporate partners, built MLSE LaunchPad, a 42,000-sq. ft. space dedicated to programming that support its four Pillars: Healthy Body, Healthy Mind, Ready For School and Ready For Work.

MLSE’s common purpose is to unite and empower employees to deliver extraordinary moments to our fans and each other.

We The North. On Nov. 3, 1995 the NBA brought professional basketball back to the city where the first-ever NBA game was played when the Toronto Raptors hosted the New Jersey Nets at SkyDome. Today, as the only franchise outside the United States, the Raptors and their fans take great pride and appreciation in the growth of basketball across Canada over the last 26 seasons. On the court, the Raptors have experienced great success with 12 playoff appearances, seven Atlantic Division titles and their first NBA championship in 2019. The Raptors and the city also welcomed the basketball world to Toronto for the NBA All Star Weekend in 2016, cementing Toronto’s reputation as a basketball hotbed.

Job Description

FELLOWSHIP OVERVIEW

Beginning with the 2021-22 season, the Wayne and Theresa Embry Fellowship will provide two Canadians the opportunity to gain firsthand experience in a professional basketball operations environment. The Raptors commit to providing at least one of the fellowship opportunities to an individual who identifies as part of a marginalized and/or racialized group.

The fellowship consists of rotations to provide growth of knowledge and experience in all facets of an NBA basketball team. These include: coaching, scouting, team services, player development, medical, financial, equipment, travel and G-League. Each rotation will include a mentor and specific responsibilities in order to learn the role that each department plays within an NBA organization.

As the fellow, you will also have the opportunity to gain event operations experience at NBA Summer League and Basketball without Borders world camp held during NBA All-Star weekend. Travel and accommodations for these events will be covered as part of the Fellowship experience. The fellow will begin after the NBA draft and prior to start of 2021-22 season and receive a $30,000 CAD stipend which will be paid out semi-monthly.

For more insight on the Wayne and Theresa Embry Fellowship, follow the experience of this year's Wayne and Theresa Embry Fellow on Instagram (@RaptorsFellow).

Qualifications

WHO IS THE IDEAL CANDIDATE?

The Toronto Raptors are looking for an individual who exemplifies a passion and commitment to the game of Basketball in the spirit of Wayne Embry’s career over his 50-years as a leader within the NBA.

Mr. Embry is a big believer in letters that begin with the letter P: Perseverance, Persistence, Preparation, Passion, Perception, Pride, Purpose and Performance.  If you have demonstrated a commitment to these same words in your life, then this may be the opportunity for you!

Additional Information

HOW TO APPLY

To qualify, all applicants will be asked to submit a formal resume/CV, complete the full online application (including a short answer questionnaire), and submit a link to an online video no longer than 2 minutes in length that demonstrates to our panel:

  • How you are uniquely qualified for this fellowship through Wayne Embry’s P’s: Perseverance, Persistence, Preparation, Passion, Perception, Pride, Purpose and/or Performance.

  • Why do you want this fellowship?

  • How have you demonstrated your passion for basketball?

 

All applications must be submitted through our online job posting.

 

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Partnership will provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities in the job application process. If you have difficulty using our online application system and you need an accommodation due to a disability, please email [email protected] Please note this email is only for accommodation requests. Resumes sent to this email address will not be considered.

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