Ontario Soccer

Ontario Soccer

OPDL Game Day Operations Coordinator


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Posting Date

Jun 1, 2022

Role description

Full Job Description
Position Title: OPDL Game Day Operations Coordinator

Position Term: Contract – July-August (8 weeks)

Location: The Ontario Soccer Centre, Vaughan

Reports To: Senior Manager, Competitions


Do you want to gain invaluable work experience in the world of amateur sport? Have you ever wanted to
help grow the game of soccer in Ontario?

Ontario Soccer is searching for talented and ambitious team members who are passionate about the field
of sport management and want to apply their knowledge at Canada’s largest provincial sport organization.

Founded in 1901, Ontario Soccer is comprised of more than 500 Clubs and 21 District Associations,
servicing over 24,000 teams with 380,000 registered players, 70,000 coaches and managers, and 10,000
match officials, as well as countless volunteers, parents and supporters comprising a direct, multi-cultural
community of over 1,000,000 Ontarians.

Ontario Soccer develops and delivers exceptional and sustainable programs and services throughout
Ontario with the mission of providing leadership and support for the advancement of soccer in
collaboration and cooperation with our membership, partners and other stakeholders.

An overall goal of Ontario Soccer is to assist with the equitable development of soccer as a healthy lifestyle

choice, provide a talented pathway for players to excel and encourage inclusive community involvement at

all levels.

Position Summary:
The Ontario Player Development League (OPDL) is the province's premier youth high performance

program that combines top-level competition with strict high performance training standards. The

OPDL represents young players' early graduation to a genuine high performance-training

environment, targeting top male and female athletes in the province from age groups U13 to U17.

Unlike other leagues, OPDL operates more as a high performance training program than merely a


As part of the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries 2022 Summer Experience

Program, the OPDL Game Day Operations Coordinator will support game day operations at various

venues on weekends as well as provide administrative support in the office three days of the week.

The role is deadline-driven and time-intensive and requires energetic, highly motivated multi-taskers

who are exceptional communicators, organizers and thrive on delivering high quality customer


Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

a) Liaising with OPDL Staff on matters relating to game day operations

b) Tracking, filing and maintaining game sheets and reports

c) Reviewing game reports and recording issues
d) Assisting with administration of league compliance

e) Tracking and preparing OPDL equipment for each competition weekend
f) Updating and maintaining OPDL League Management website. Specifically relates to game day
operations and ensuring that theOPDL.com is up to date including game day staff, venue details,
uniform colours, game results, etc.
g) Work as Field Manager on OPDL game days. Highest point of OPDL authority on game day
i) Main point of contact if issues arise at venues
II) Point of contact for OPDL Match Officials as needed
III) Visit OPDL venues and assist if needed.

iv) Complete Venue Evaluations during each venue visit and review with Venue

v) Fill in for OPDL Venue Coordinators if necessary
vi) Provide guidance to OPDL Venue Coordinators at venues
vii) On site Field Manager at Central Venues
viii) Be on Call and available to attend venue or address issues that might arise.

Experience & Skills:

The candidate must possess initiative and relationship building skills 

Must possess strong written and oral communication skills 

Strong time management and proficiency skills 

Reliable and dependable 

Ability to work alone and as part of a team 

Strong planning and organization skills with the ability to multi-task 

Experience working with volunteers 

A comprehensive understanding of the OPDL and Ontario Soccer is an asset 

Have a valid Driver’s Licence and access to a vehicle.

Note: This job description indicates the general nature and level of work expected of the incumbent.

It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities

required of the incumbent. The incumbent may be asked to perform other duties which may be

assigned from time to time.

A Police Check and Vulnerable Sector check will be required, cost of which will be reimbursed by
Ontario Soccer.

Please submit your cover letter and resume (with OPDL Game Day Operations Coordinator as the
subject) to:


Submission Deadline: June 10, 2022.

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

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