Coordinator, Community Sport Programming (1-year contract)

  • 259 Jarvis St, Toronto, ON M5C 2B2, Canada
  • Full-time

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 also owns and operates Scotiabank Arena, Canada’s premier sports & entertainment venue hosting more than 200 events each year, as well as two digital channels (Leafs Nation Network and NBA TV Canada), and has a partnership with Live Nation (the biggest concert promoter in the world). MLSE has also invested in and operates five of Toronto's sports facilities – Coca-Cola Coliseum, BMO Field, BMO Training Grounds at Downsview Park, home of Toronto FC's Academy and the First Team's practice facility, the Toronto Raptors’ training facility and the MasterCard Centre for Hockey Excellence, the practice facility for the Maple Leafs and Marlies.

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

About MLSE Launchpad

MLSE LaunchPad is a 42,000 sq. ft. Sport For Development facility where youth facing barriers use sport to recognize and reach their potential. Supported by MLSE’s professional sports teams- the Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Raptors, Toronto Argonauts and Toronto FC, it is the first facility of its kind in North America. As a collaborative space promoting social change by leveraging sport, education and research, our programming is focused on four pillars: Healthy Body, Healthy Mind, Ready for School and Ready for Work. To learn more visit

Job Description

About the position:

You will be working on an upbeat and dynamic Community Sport Programming team that creates opportunities for over youth across the GTA to engage in sport every year! This team prides itself on crafting the absolute best experience for our community partners and participants, and puts our ‘youth first, always’ value at the core of its work. As the Coordinator, Community Sport Program, you’ll get the opportunity to further grow the impact of MLSE LaunchPad and MLSE Foundations community sport programs by supporting the administration, evaluation and development of the portfolio. The role will be primarily focused on delivery of MLSE Foundation’s signature program portfolio including, Toronto Maple Leafs Home Ice Hockey program, Toronto Raptors Home Court Hoops program, and Toronto FC’s Kickstart program.

If you have experience coordinating and/or developing youth programming, managing partnerships and collaborations, and are passionate about working with a diverse range of participant’s, partners and communities then we believe you’ll enjoy the Coordinator, Community Sport Programming role!

What you’ll be doing:

  • Assisting in the structural design of community Sport For Development programs that achieve specific youth development outcomes
  • Leading the creation of curriculum of community-based sport for development programs, including the planning and execution of special events
  • Tending to the day-to-day relationships with all MLSE Foundation signature program partners.
  • Measuring key outcomes to support community program refinement and growth in close collaboration with the Measurement and Evaluation.
  • Supporting a team of 15 hourly staff coaches in the execution of successful programs and events.
  • Setting up the community programs for success by assisting in the training process for the coaching staff who run our key programs.
  • Coordinating all aspects of the programs including budget, staffing, program logistics and other related duties
  • Supporting the growth and scaling of key MLSE LaunchPad Sport For Development initiatives
  • Participating in special projects and other related duties as required

Hours: Full-time, 1-year contract, some evenings, weekends and/or holidays may be required dependent on programming.


You’re a phenomenal fit for this job if:

You have experience coordinating youth programs

  • You’re confident turning thinking into meaningful program plans
  • You enjoy supporting staff in engaging young people, and adapting programming to better meet youth needs
  • Your work aligns with all relevant policy and legislation including but not limited to workplace standards and policies, the Occupational Health and Safety Act, and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act

You're a creative thinker

  • You bring forward exciting ideas for new and impactful programming
  • You can conceptualize the multiple ways participants engage with a program, and use data and research to support your thinking

You're collaborative

  • You work well in a highly collaborative environment
  • You are ready to lead and to pitch in
  • You’re excited to collaborate with partners and participants on projects both big and small

You're well organized

  • You build efficient systems that enable you to work quickly, seek problems proactively, and produce outstanding quality work
  • You're confident using tools like Microsoft office to support your efficiency, and are comfortable adapting to changing priorities as needed

You're community-minded

  • You have good understanding of the communities we serve and seek to build equitable opportunities for participation
  • You have familiarity with applying anti-oppressive and anti-racist principles to your work, and engage in continued learning in these areas
  • You are a clear, confident and thoughtful communicator
  • You have strong verbal and written communication skills
  • You mentor staff towards success, and are comfortable working across partners, participants and community members of varying ages, cultural backgrounds and lived experiences

Extra things that can support your application:

  • Your program coordination experience is in our core sports of basketball, hockey, soccer and/or football
  • You are familiar with physical literacy best practices as they relate to youth sport programs
  • You completed post-secondary education in Physical Education, Kinesiology, Sport & Recreation Management, Community Engagement or another related field
  • You speak a second language

Our organization is committed to deepening equity, diversity and inclusion in our workplace, and better representing the communities we serve. We encourage individuals who identify as Indigenous, Black, a person of colour, as having a disability and/or as a member of the 2SLGBTQ+ communities to apply.

Additional Information

Apply by: June 24, 2021

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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