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Island Gymnastics Academy Job Opportunity – Chief Operating Officer

Island Gymnastics is looking to hire a positive team leader.

The Island Gymnastics Academy is a not-for-profit sports organization that has been operating in Charlottetown since 1981. Gymnastics Canada recently named our club as the top small club in Canada. Our membership exceeds 1,200 including athletes, coaches and office staff.

Our recreation program caters to all ages from Bouncing Babies to Adult Gymnastics. We offer community-based programs including Special Olympics, Home School and open our doors to many other unique opportunities. Our inclusive competitive programs train gymnasts from the provincial to national levels.

We are searching for a Chief Operating Officer to work with the team and the Board of Directors at the Island Gymnastics Academy. The candidate should have experience in sport organization and a strong interest in gymnastics. Strong problem solving skills and the ability to work as a team leader is the foundation of the position. Excellent written and verbal skills are an asset as well as proficiency in various technologies.

The position is part-time and offers an opportunity for flexible hours. Additional work hours may be available through other Academy activities. The Chief Operating Officer reports to the Island Gymnastics Academy Board of Directors and works directly with the Chief Financial Officer to provide leadership and oversight for the Island Gymnastics Academy.

Salary Range: $23-$26 per hour

For further information, please contact:
Jette Christensen, President
Lea Rand, Board member

General Job Description (25 hours/week)

Leadership under the Strategic Plan of the Board of Directors
Oversee all operations of the Island Gymnastics Academy
Ensure the Operation Manual is current
Lead implementation of changes to the Operation Manual

Liaison with the Board of Directors
Participate in Board meetings
Assist with drafting changes to Bylaws and Policies
Participate in development of the Strategic Plan
Meet regularly with the President or a Board member appointed by the Board

Co-Head of the Management Team consisting of full-time staff and administration
Work with CFO to coordinate meetings, minutes, actions
Work with the CFO and the Team to implement activities, policies, etc.

HR for Coaching Staff
Responsible for hiring and terminating
Responsible to follow up on staff needs
Responsible for performance reviews of full-time staff
Responsible for contracts of full-time staff and hourly competitive staff
Oversee the planning and implementation of professional development (including office staff)
Oversee development of the Emergency Action Plan

Promoting Island Gymnastics Academy
Coordinate all internal and external communication
Liaise with municipal, provincial and federal government

Events and Activities
Develop and oversee Schedule of Events and activities outside regular training
Encourage development of new programs and events
Encourage travel to competitions and training in the region, country and international
Collaborate with other entities

Liaison with other sports organizations
Represent Academy at meetings
Liaise with Gymnastics PEI and Gymnastics Canada

Project “building a new facility”
Collaborate with “New Facility Committees”
Collaborate with the CFO on the development and implementation of a budget for New Facility
Assist with hiring a Project Manager as instructed by Board of Directors

Support Staff
The Chief Operating Officer is expected to be supported by staff, including:
Admin Assistant

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Competitions 2021-22

Delta Classic hosted by the Island Gymnastics Academy Feb 18-21 2022. Depending on Provincial Health restrictions.

Provincials 2022 hosted by the Island Gymnastics Academy. More details to follow in the new year, see their website.

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Annual General Meeting For 2020-21

Our Annual General Meeting is just around the corner. We invite you to mark your calendars for 7:30 PM on October 27, 2021 for a Virtual AGM.

Please join us by Zoom at 7:20 PM”

We look forward to seeing you there

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First local PEI competition since Covid

GPEI is proud of the Island Gymnastics Academy that succeeded to have an All PEI competition within the Covid protocol. See the CBC link below:

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Covid 19 update Dec 6, 2020

GPEI clubs are now entering the Circuit Breaker phase announces by the PEI Health officials see there website

Recreational facilities closed:

No organized sport and recreation

Outdoor public spaces for individual/household use with precautions

Non-contact outdoor recreational activities among one’s household (e.g. walking, cycling, hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, angling, hunting) permitted

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Gymnastics PEI Inc Clubs

Our current 2020-21 registered clubs are:

  • King County
  • Island Gymnastics Academy
  • Saultos Gymnastics Inc
  • St Louis Gymnos
  • Victory Gymnastics Center

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AGM 2020 Oct 28th 7:30 pm

The GPEI Annual general meeting is VIRTUAL

The Zoom link

Join Zoom Meeting

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GPEI Annual General Meeting

The Virtual Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be on Wednesday October 28th at 7:30 pm.

The Zoom link will be posted in the next 48 hours

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Return to Play GPEI

Gymnastics PEI

Mandatory Steps for Re-Opening on June 1 2020.

The following was approved by the Board of Directors of Gymnastics PEI in May 2020. All gymnastics clubs on Prince Edward must adhere to the following before they re-open for training.

Return to Play may advance or revert depending on the medical health advice of the PEI Public Health Office.

1. All Clubs must produce a Return to Play plan outlining, before re-opening, on how they will follow all protocols determined by the PEI Public Health Office while operating during the COVID-19 pandemic.

2. Clubs are not permitted to begin scheduled COMPETITIVE training until MONDAY JUNE 1 at the earliest, without exception (clubs may choose to open later to prepare their plan to ensure compliance). 

3. Clubs must inform coaches, administrators, members, parents/guardians and participants of new protocols through their regular communication channels.

4. Clubs must post PEI Public Health Office approved hand washing and physical distancing protocols in high traffic areas e.g. main entrance door, bathrooms.

5. Clubs must ensure participants and their families are aware that they may not enter the facility if either they or a household member has had onset of illness with symptoms compatible with suspected or lab-confirmed COVID-19 in the prior 14 days.

6. Clubs must keep an attendance record of the names and times of everybody who enters their gym.

7. Clubs must ensure that all physical distancing requirements are met. 

8.  Hand washing and/or hand sanitizing, must be done before and after each rotation.

9. Clubs must ensure that respiratory etiquette is followed by advising individuals to cough or sneeze into one’s arm or a tissue.

10. Clubs must clean/sanitize gymnastics equipment between classes, where possible, and at the end of each day.

11.  Once classes are over for the day and all athletes have left, all common touch surfaces should be cleaned and disinfected (mats, counters, bathrooms); this needs to be done over and above cleaning the equipment between uses.

12. Prior to coming to work (daily), staff will be required to screen via the self-assessment tool report produced by the PEI Public Health Office. They should report to their designated supervisor to determine if either they or a household member has had onset of illness with symptoms compatible with suspected or lab-confirmed COVID-19 in the prior 14 days; a log to record the self-assessment should be kept.

13. Hands free coaching only (no spotting) for competitive programs – i.e. modified training needs to ensure athletes are only doing safe skills, not learning new skills which might require spotting, unless required to prevent injury.

14. Clubs must adhere to maximum numbers in the facility and training area as dictated by the PEI Public Health Office for group gatherings.

15. Clubs must eliminate pit usage for competitive programs, i.e. cover the pit with landing mats.

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Dream Big – IGA Training Facility Build

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