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Equipment and Facility Manager(s)

 

EQUIPMENT AND FACILITY MANAGER(S)

Two (2) positions available

Equipment and Facility Manager -- Residency Team mainly working out of 8-Rinks and SFU in Burnaby
Equipment and Facility Manager -- USL-Pro mainly working out of UBC

Do you have the following?

  • Minimum high school diploma with preference given to applicants with post-secondary education;
  • At least 3 years of experience that is directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified (or combination of education and experience);
  • Proficiency and experience in the use of computers, basic software and expertise with the Microsoft Office suite;
  • A valid Class 5 driver’s license and a clean driver abstract;
  • Ability to pass a criminal records check;
  • Valid passport and ability to travel outside of Canada;
  • Records maintenance skills;
  • General knowledge of accounting procedures involving procurement, travel, and/or employment;
  • Ability to lead, train, and functionally supervise staff; and,
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.

Are you:

  • Proactive and comfortable working independently, or as part of a team;
  • Knowledgeable about athletic, mechanical, and electronic equipment, supplies, and/or uniform repair;
  • A great people-person, able to handled deadlines and multitask; and
  • Experienced with supplies, equipment, and/or services ordering and inventory control?

If so, then we welcome your application for Equipment and Facilities Manager – Residency Program and/or Equipment and Facilities Manager – USL-Pro.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:
The duties of this position will consist of the following:

  1. Administrative and General Duties

    • Manage and forecast equipment budget, and accurately report all expenses
    • Manage all day to day operational needs of the players and staff
    • Assist in coordinating the work schedule and duties for junior equipment staff engaged in the day-to-day team operations
    • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
    • Perform all job-related administrative tasks, including; budgets, expense reporting, inventory reporting, policies and procedures and other general administration.
  2. Apparel & Equipment Management

    • Manage the ordering, distribution and inventory control of all equipment and apparel for Residency and all soccer development programming, or USL-Pro including

      • Adidas and other apparel supplies
      • Training equipment
      • League patches, numbers, etc.
    • Manage the inventory for all equipment and apparel
    • Ensure all training/match/travel kit has appropriate league patches, sponsor patches, lettering and numbering as per club guidelines and policy
    • Coordinate equipment and apparel requests for team events and special projects
    • Work with first team and other team equipment staff to streamline ordering and processes where applicable and arrange for equipment delivery and shipping in a prompt and cost-effective manner
    • Coordinate the ordering and distribution of apparel and equipment for all players and team staff.
    • Ensure that all uniforms and related apparel/equipment are maintained in a clean and serviceable condition
    • Establish, maintain, and reconcile all team equipment (kit/field) inventories, and assist with the maintenance of all inventory records for the program
    • Oversee uniform and equipment distribution and retrieval at practices and on game day
  3. Training Facilities

    • Daily maintenance and upkeep of the training facilities, including:

      • Perform a daily inspection of the training facility (all areas) and immediately report any damage or building maintenance items
      • Ensure that the training facility is always kept in a very clean and orderly manner; equipment bins (and surrounding area) are always clean, garbage cans/recycling are emptied on a frequent basis, team bench areas cleaned, etc.
      • Ensure that all spaces used on the campus or at the facility are kept clean, tidy and secure at all times
      • Establish training facility rules, policies and procedures for players and technical staff
      • Ensure that all equipment is inspected weekly
      • All equipment rooms and storage areas are kept clean and organized at all times
    • Manage facility maintenance and operational supply ordering and purchasing:

      • Order and inventory all facility operational supplies, such as; cleaning supplies, paper products, laundry detergent, etc.
      • Liaise with facilities management and contractors, as required, to ensure that any maintenance issues are immediately attended to
      • Coordinate and manage all cleaning and maintenance contracts and relationships
  4. Training Day Responsibilities

    • Ensure that all training kit, towels are laundered and inspected for wear on a daily basis.
    • Team locker room set up is complete a minimum of 30 minutes prior to the scheduled player arrival time in the following manner:

      • Table with recovery food, notices, any other pertinent information
      • Each player has all training kit and a towel hung in their designated locker stall
      • All stalls to have a player name plate
      • Provide garbage bins and laundry bins for post training
    • Collect and inventory all training kit on a daily basis following training
    • Launder all training kit immediately following the session
    • Liaise with the coaching staff to ensure that all training equipment is organized and delivered to the field approximately 30 minutes prior to the start of training.
    • Liaise with the medical staff to transport any equipment that they have set aside for training.
    • Inflate training balls daily to the specified pressure
    • Ensure that ample supplies of water, Gatorade and ice are delivered to the field approximately 30 minutes prior to the start of training (coordinate with medical staff).
    • Clean up following training: team bench area, change rooms, towels, equipment, water, ice, etc.
  5. Match Day Responsibilities

    • Act as the primary team contact for the event team (pre/post-game) and other team staff on game days for competitions in relation to equipment and team operations.
    • Be familiar with all league match day requirements and ensure that all league rules, policies and standards are strictly adhered to
    • Co-ordinate and execute set up and clean up with the event team and team staff (pre/post-game).
    • Transport all team warm up equipment to the field (balls, cones, pinnies, etc.)
    • Inflate and transport match balls as per specific league requirements
    • Co-ordinate the delivery of towels to all home games for officials and teams as directed by Whitecaps FC events protocol.
    • Co-ordinate with medical staff on the delivery ice and bottled water to all home games for officials and teams as directed by Whitecaps FC events protocol.
    • Set up the home team dressing room, including: towels, ice, medical table, warm-up and match kit, equipment as needed, following all minimum standards for game day operations.
    • Co-ordinate with medical staff the setup of required water and Gatorade supplies behind 4th officials area.
    • Clean up following matches: team bench area, change rooms, towels, equipment, water and ice.
  6. Player Transportation

    • Assist with the transport of players, as required, to and from airport and as required for other events
    • Assist with the transport of trialists to and from airport, hotel, events, etc. as required
  7. Team Travel

    • Travel, as required, for away matches (regular season and playoffs/Showcases), in addition to any other away matches or competitions that may be scheduled.

      • Manage all team equipment and logistics needs as outlined in the Operations Manual
      • Work with other team staff to supervise and care for players
      • Manage the relationship between the Club and hotel staff
      • Arrange for payment of all meals, team requirements and incidentals
      • Responsible for adhering to the set travel budget
      • Complete all training and match day responsibilities
    • Co-ordinate with technical, medical and administrative team staff to ensure that all travel logistics are taken care of; meal planning, laundry, equipment, player transportation, airport transfers and luggage, etc.
  8. Club & Meeting Commitments

    • Attend weekly staff meetings as scheduled by members of the Whitecaps FC management team.
    • Attend special meetings for program related issues as required and scheduled
  9. Community and Club Representation

    • Attend public appearances required by the WFC including, but not limited to:

      • Promotional and Sponsorship engagements
      • Media/Press conference(s)
      • Community events / Whitecaps FC hosted events
    • Represent the Club in the soccer community, with emphasis on building rapport with community clubs.

If you’re up for the challenge, submit your application to:

Wendy Wait, Manager Human Resources and Administration via email:
wwait@whitecapsfc.com

Deadline to apply: End of business, December 31, 2014
Late applications will not be considered

Start date: ASAP - January 2015

Please indicate your preference as to location (SFU/8-Rinks or Training Centre/UBC) in your submission.

 

 


 

EQUIPMENT ASSISTANT, SOCCER DEVELOPMENT

Vancouver Whitecaps FC is seeking an Equipment Assistant in our Soccer Development area. If you have the following we’d love to hear from you!

  • Minimum high school diploma with preference given to applicants with post-secondary education
  • Experience working in a team environment
  • Proficient in the use of computers, basic software and experience with the Microsoft Office suite
  • Must hold a valid Class 5 driver’s license and a clean driver abstract
  • Must consent to a criminal records check
  • Must hold a valid passport and be able to travel outside of Canada
  • Must be proactive and be comfortable working independently, or as part of a team
  • Strong organizational and time management skills required

As the Equipment Assistant you will coordinate all equipment requirements for all Soccer Development programming, including; Academy Centres, Camps, Clinics, Pre-Residency and Girls Elite REX. This position will also support the overall equipment needs of all Soccer Development programs and events, in addition to general upkeep of the Club’s training facilities.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:
The duties of this position will consist of the following:

  1. Administrative and General Duties

    • Assist with all day to day operational needs of the players and staff
    • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
    • Perform all job-related administrative tasks, including; expense reporting, inventory reporting, policies and procedures and other general administration.
  2. Apparel & Equipment Management

    • Assist with the ordering, distribution and inventory control of all equipment and apparel for all Soccer Development programming, including;

      • Adidas and other apparel supplies
      • Training equipment
      • League patches, numbers, etc.
    • Manage the inventory for all Soccer Development equipment and apparel
    • Ensure all training/match/travel kit has appropriate league patches, sponsor patches, lettering and numbering as per club guidelines and policy
    • Coordinate equipment and apparel requests for team events and special projects
    • Work with first team, Residency and USL PRO equipment staff to streamline ordering and processes where applicable and arrange for equipment delivery and shipping in a prompt and cost-effective manner
    • Ensure that all uniforms and related apparel/equipment are maintained in a clean and serviceable condition
    • Establish, maintain, and reconcile all team equipment (kit/field) inventories, and assist with the maintenance of all inventory records for the program
    • Assist with apparel and equipment packing for team travel
  3. Training Facilities

    • Assist with the daily maintenance and upkeep of the 8 Rinks and SFU training facilities, including:

      • Perform a daily inspection of the training facility (all areas) and immediately report any damage or building maintenance items
      • Ensure that the training facility is always kept in a very clean and orderly manner; equipment bins (and surrounding area) are always clean, garbage cans/recycling are emptied on a frequent basis, team bench areas cleaned, etc.
      • Ensure that all spaces used on the SFU campus are kept clean, tidy and secure at all times
      • Ensure that all equipment is inspected weekly
      • All equipment rooms and storage areas are kept clean and organized at all times
  4. Training Day Responsibilities

    • Assist with laundering of training/match kit and inspect on a daily basis.
    • Assist with team locker room set up as required
  5. Match Day Responsibilities

    • Assist with Residency/USL PRO game day set up and logistics as required
  6. Player Transportation

    • Assist with the transport of players, as required, to and from airport at the following times; pre-season, Christmas break, end of season and for any CSA National Teams call ups.
    • Assist with the transport of trialists to and from airport, hotel, events, etc. as required
  7. Club & Meeting Commitments

    • Attend weekly staff meetings as scheduled by members of the Whitecaps FC management team.
    • Attend special meetings for program related issues as required and scheduled

To apply for this position, submit your application to:

Wendy Wait, Manager Human Resources and Administration via email:
wwait@whitecapsfc.com

Deadline to apply: End of business, December 31, 2014
Late applications will not be considered

Start date: ASAP - January 2015

 

 


 

COPYWRITER

 

Vancouver Whitecaps FC’s mission is to be a champion club on and off the soccer pitch. To help reach this objective, the club is looking for a qualified and passionate individual to fill the role of Copywriter.

As the ideal candidate you possess a creative mind and love the challenge of coming up with new ideas, but can also appreciate the impact that small details make. Being an integral member of a team is something you enjoy and you know how to have a laugh while getting stuff done - even if it's occasionally at yourself. Lastly, it wouldn't hurt for you to know the difference between Messi, Maradona and the like.

You have:

  • recently graduated or worked at an advertising agency;
  • the ability to think creatively and translate ideas into copy;
  • an eye for detail and a desire for perfection;
  • great organisational skills;
  • strong research skills that ensure all copy is correct and accurate; and,
  • a portfolio (please include no more than 5 writing examples).

You can:

  • write strong, succinct copy that is grammatically correct;
  • meet deadlines and work in a pressurised environment; and,
  • combine strategy and creativity.

You will:

  • be responsible for writing all copy for marketing material including but not limited to print ads, radio spots, sales material, email communication and much more;
  • work with one of Vancouver’s most interesting brands;
  • report to the Senior Marketing Manager and be a part of the creative team in WFC’s award-winning marketing department. We’re 12 people including you; and,
  • work regular office hours. However; there is occasionally the need to be available early or late in the day to maintain the department’s output and reliability.

Applicants are encouraged to email their resume and cover letter addressing how their qualifications meet the above requirements to: Wendy Wait, Manager Human Resources and Administration wwait@whitecapsfc.com listing “Copywriter” in the subject line.

Deadline: Submissions are to be received by end of business Friday, January 2, 2015. Late applications will not be considered.

Note: Applications that were submitted for the “Creative Manager” position (advertised in October) will automatically be considered for this posting. You do not have to re-submit your application. Thanks!

 

 


STUDENT PRACTICUM (INTERNSHIP) PROGRAM

 

Vancouver Whitecaps FC believes in assisting post-secondary students to achieve the requirements of practicum placement credits by gaining experience in their chosen fields.

The club accepts applications for unpaid practicums via recognized post-secondary institutions. Our placements are typically for a three month duration with longer terms available depending on the student and the program.

We cannot accept applications for paid internships, or unpaid internships that do not qualify for credit in a post-secondary program, as per the “Employment Standards Act” of BC.

The following departments may have opportunities available at various times during the year:

  • Community Relations / Communications
  • Event Operations
  • Sports Medicine and Training
  • Video production
  • Video and match analysis
  • Soccer Development and Operations
  • General Administration, Finance and HR
  • Ticketing – Complex Database Administration
  • Marketing
  • Partnership Activation and Marketing
  • Sales
  • Graphic Design

In order to qualify for an unpaid practicum placement, applicants must have the support of the faculty at their institution, WCB coverage through their school, and be willing to work varied hours and at several different sites throughout the Lower Mainland. Experience in the discipline they wish to work is an asset. In addition to being sponsored by their institution, students must be legally entitled to work in Canada via a student visa/work permit.

To inquire about opportunities at Vancouver Whitecaps FC, please have your Co-op, practicum and/or faculty advisor contact:

Wendy Wait
Manager, Human Resources and Administration
wwait@whitecapsfc.com