Jobs at Crusaders

To apply for any of these positions please email a cover letter and your resume with your name and the position title in the subject line to jobs@crusadersrugby.ca.

We sincerely appreciate your interest in working at the club and we will only respond to qualified candidates.

Summer Jobs

Groundskeeper

July 5 – Sep 3 , 2021.  9 Week Summer Position. Can be flexible on hours (fewer in week, more on weekends). 30 hours/week. $15.25/hr.

The Crusaders Rugby Club is a not-for-profit rugby club based in Oakville, Ontario. The club is the largest rugby club in Canada and provides inclusive rugby programming for female and male participants from 4 to 74 years of age in the Oakville area. Our mission is to promote and develop community rugby participation at all levels in a safe, affordable and enjoyable environment. The Student Groundskeeper will work with our volunteer groundskeeping team and Facilities Director and be responsible for maintaining the club facilities to ensure the grounds and fields are safe, well-maintained and ready for club activities throughout the summer.

Duties:

  • Preparation of fields at Crusaders Rugby Club for leagues, tournaments and intramurals.
  • Co-ordination of tournament planning, leading volunteers and directors in organizing and staging club tournaments.
  • Use and maintenance of various grounds keeping equipment, tools, and vehicles used in performance of job duties.
  • Maintenance and cleaning of the clubhouse.
  • Clubhouse custodial, minor repairs and painting.
  • Co-ordinate field availability and bookings online.
  • Keeps grounds clean pre and post event, including custodial duties at Crusaders Rugby Club facility.
  • Mows, trims and edges lawns, picks up papers and other debris, rakes leaves & infields, pressure wash or hose down areas as needed, weeds and waters lawns and flower beds as well as infields.
  • Maintenance and cleaning of storage buildings, fences, bleachers, picnic tables, barbecues.
  • Performs related duties as required.

Requirements:

  • Must be able to work early morning weekends, and various hours throughout the week.
  • Must be able to lift 60-80 lbs. (bags of turf, chalk and other materials)
  • Skill in use of hand and power tools.
  • Experience or knowledge of recreational sports.
  • Ability to read, write and accurately follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to apply safety practices.
  • Self motivated and able to work unsupervised at times.
  • CPR/FA/AED desirable.
  • High school: Grade 10, 11 or 12, or College/University Student.
  • Will be required to sit and pass World Rugby First Aid and Rugby Ready courses.

Working conditions: Works primarily outdoors; exposed to variable temperatures and weather conditions, dirt, dust, fumes, odors, loud equipment noise, and potentially dangerous equipment (mower, weedeater, tractors, etc.); may require periods of physical exertion during field preparation; will work varied hours and shifts.

Summer Youth Programs Coordinator(s)

July & August 2021 – Summer Position. 8 weeks. 40 hours/week. $20/hr.

The Crusaders Rugby Club is a not-for-profit rugby club based in Oakville, Ontario. The club is the largest rugby club in Canada and provides age rugby programming for participants from 4 years of age to seniors in the Oakville area. Our mission is to promote and develop community rugby participation at all levels in a safe, affordable and enjoyable environment.

The Crusaders Rugby Club offers summer-long day camp and skills programming aimed at offering safe, affordable and enjoyable rugby-centred sports camp programming to the community.

The club offers a variety of camps programming for minis (aged 4-12) and for juniors (aged 13-18):

  • The minis camps will be week-long camps designed to promote fitness, activity, teamwork and a basic introduction to non-contact rugby games and skills, based on the National Rookie Rugby Program (NRRP). This NRRP is designed for children through participation in fun, non-contact, inclusive rugby games and activities that develop Fundamental Motor Skills in line with Stages 1, 2 and 3 of the Canadian Sport For Life – Long Term Athlete Development Model.
  • The junior camps will primarily focus on rugby skills development for beginners and intermediate players of both genders and vary in length from 3-day to full week camps.

The Summer Youth Programs Coordinator will be a motivated and energetic individual looking to develop their skills and experience in coaching, sport management and administration, teaching, recreation or non-profit areas. Specific duties will relate directly to marketing, developing and operating summer day sports camps for girls and boys, duties may include:

  • Developing camp programming plans, schedules and coaching plans. – Acting as lead coach and coordinator for the minis camps.
  • Coordinating with, and assisting, junior camp coaches to revise camp programming and plans.
  • Updating Emergency Action Plans and ensure all compliance requirements are addressed in advance of the camps.
  • Administer all aspects of the camps: budgets, expenditures, equipment
    purchases, attendance records, insurance-related record keeping.
  • Liaise with parents and club directors related to all aspects of the operation of the camps.
  • Evaluate, engage, supervise, develop and manage a small team of youth volunteer/trainee coaches.
  • Initiate and promote the building of positive relationships between local schools and the rugby club.
  • Assist the club in the conduct and coaching of the Under-6 and Under-8 programs. These programs are designed for children to develop Fundamental Motor Skills in line with Stages 1, 2 and 3 of the Canadian Sport For Life – Long Term Athlete Development Continuum.

Qualifications/experience:

  • World Rugby First Aid in Rugby and Rugby Ready course
  • World Rugby Level 1 Coaching Certification preferred
  • Previous youth rugby coaching experience
  • Demonstrated previous experience running/operating/counselling child/youth day camps
  • College/University Student

Summer Youth Programs Intern

July & August 2021 – Summer Position – 8 weeks. 40 hours/week. $16/hr.

The Crusaders Rugby Club is a not-for-profit rugby club based in Oakville, Ontario. The club is the largest rugby club in Canada and provides age rugby programming for participants from 4 years of age to seniors in the Oakville area. Our mission is to promote and develop community rugby participation at all levels in a safe, affordable and enjoyable environment.

The Crusaders Rugby Club offers summer-long day camp and skills programming aimed at offering safe, affordable and enjoyable rugby-centred sports camp programming to the community.

The club offers a variety of camps programming for minis (aged 4-12) and for juniors (aged 13-18):

  • The minis camps will be week-long camps designed to promote fitness, activity, teamwork and a basic introduction to non-contact rugby games and skills, based on the National Rookie Rugby Program (NRRP). This NRRP is designed for children through participation in fun, non-contact, inclusive rugby games and activities that develop Fundamental Motor Skills in line with Stages 1, 2 and 3 of the Canadian Sport For Life – Long Term Athlete Development Model.
  • The junior camps will primarily focus on rugby skills development for beginners and intermediate players of both genders and vary in length from 3-day to full week camps.

The Summer Youth Programs Intern will be a motivated and energetic individual looking to develop their skills and experience in coaching, sport management and administration, teaching, recreation or non-profit areas. Specific duties will relate directly to marketing, developing and operating summer day sports camps for girls and boys, duties may include:

  • Assisting program leads in the development of camp programming plans, schedules and coaching plans.
  • Acting as counsellor for the minis camps, ensuring the participants are safe, enjoying themselves and learning in an inclusive, fun and friendly environment.
  • Evaluate, engage, supervise, develop and manage a small team of youth volunteer/trainee coaches and counsellors.
  • Assist the club in the conduct and coaching of the Under-6 and Under-8 programs. These programs are designed for children to develop Fundamental Motor Skills in line with Stages 1, 2 and 3 of the Canadian Sport For Life – Long Term Athlete Development Continuum.

Qualifications/experience:

  • Rugby playing or coaching experience
  • World Rugby First Aid in Rugby and Rugby Ready course
  • World Rugby Level 1 Coaching Certification preferred
  • Demonstrated previous experience running/operating/counselling child/youth day camps in a volunteer or paid capacity
  • High School or College/University Student

Student Athletic Therapist

Late-June – end of August, 2021 – Summer Position. 10 weeks. $20-22/hr. 28 hours/week.

The Crusaders Rugby Club is a not-for-profit rugby club based in Oakville, Ontario. The club is the largest rugby club in Canada and provides age rugby programming for participants from 4 years of age to seniors in the Oakville area. Our mission is to promote and develop community rugby participation at all levels in a safe, affordable and enjoyable environment.

The Student Athletic Therapist will be responsible for the overall health and welfare of club athletes with a particular emphasis on on-field first-aid and the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries, and the provision of emergency, on-field care, assessment, and patient follow-up and management. Requires a thorough knowledge of medical care and therapeutic techniques.

Representative Duties & Responsibilities

  • Interview patients and conduct physical examinations.
  • Recognize, assess, manage, and rehabilitate musculoskeletal injuries.
  • Recognize, assess, and manage head-injuries and related protocols.
  • Refer injured patients to the appropriate specialized medical personnel as required.
  • Consult with medical professionals on patients’ progress and treatment plans.
  • Provide basic first-aid as required.
  • Create, update, and maintain players’ health records for coaches.
  • Develop and deliver presentations and information seminars to athletes, coaches and parents.
  • Ensure all club Emergency Action Plans and emergency equipment is up-to-date and maintained.
  • Advise patients on appropriate exercise and rehabilitation programs.
  • Provide recommendations regarding the selection and fitting of equipment.
  • Assist with the fitting braces, preventative strapping and taping.
  • Apply preventative taping to athletes as required prior to matches and training.
  • Act as a liaison between athletes, coaches and parents as required.
  • Exchange technical and medical information with medical practitioners, athletes, coaches and parents.
  • Consult with coaches regarding problems of physical conditioning to prevent injury occurrence.
  • Respond to inquiries from a variety of individuals such as student athletes, patients, and coaches.
  • Train temporary and casual employees in first-aid and preventative strapping and taping techniques.
  • Plan and coordinate the scheduling of student field therapists for coverage at required games and practices
  • Monitor inventory and order supplies as required.
  • Remain current with frequent advances in medical care and therapeutic techniques.
  • May require travel within Ontario.
  • Must be under 30 years old.

Qualifications

  • BSc in Kinesiology preferred
  • Emergency First Responder certification
  • Certified Athletic Therapist, OR be attending a CATA Accredited Post-Secondary Institution and course-related seeking field placement.

Contract Roles

Program Development Coordinator

Start July 2021. Flexible hours, full-time or part-time. Remote and on-site. $19-22/hr.

The Crusaders Rugby Club is a not-for-profit rugby club based in Oakville, Ontario. The club is the largest rugby club in Canada and provides age rugby programming for participants from 4 years of age to seniors in the Oakville area. Our mission is to promote and develop community rugby participation at all levels in a safe, affordable and enjoyable environment.

The contract Program Development Coordinator will work under the supervision of the Directors of Rugby primarily to help the club build and organize additional programming.

  • Develop, organize and administer offseason programming: indoor winter programming, strength & conditioning programming.
  • Diversify and develop club programming to include learn to play for novices of all ages, foundational skills sessions for minor, junior and senior players development camps.
  • Marketing, outreach, and administration of all programs within community.
  • Administrative support for coaches, teams, rugby directors.
  • Looking for a self-starter who can take on a wide array of rugby programming related projects and coordinate others, including board members.
  • Rugby programming experience is a must, either as a participant or coach.
  • Prefer candidates with sports management or business education backgrounds, including upper-year university/college students.

Strategic Funding Coordinator

May/June Start – up to 26 week contract. Flexible hours. Remote and some on-site. $19-22/hr.

The Crusaders Rugby Club is a not-for-profit rugby club based in Oakville, Ontario. The club is the largest rugby club in Canada and provides age rugby programming for participants from 4 years of age to seniors in the Oakville area. Our mission is to promote and develop community rugby participation at all levels in a safe, affordable and enjoyable environment.

The Strategic Funding Coordinator to develop more complete and robust sponsorship and fundraising programs to address our short-term COVID-related sponsorship and funding shortfalls and our long-term programming evolution and membership goals. The coordinator will be responsible for developing and initiating improved programs that will be ultimately be assumed by the Directors of Sponsorship, the Director of Fundraising and their respective committees.

  • Planning fundraising, grant applications and sponsorship efforts.
  • Working closely with board members to develop fundraising and sponsorship programs.
  • Active identification of, and engagement with, potential sponsors.
  • Excellent written, oral communication and presentation skills.
  • Planning of and participation in fundraising activities.
  • Looking for a self-starter who can take on a wide array of sponsorship and fundraising projects and coordinate others.
  • A “planner” who can develop and build programs and processes that are repeatable and sustainable in the long-term for the club.
  • Someone who “gets rugby” – the club culture, the sport’s culture and values, and how our club positively impacts youth and our community.
  • Previous fundraising and/or sponsorship experience is preferred.
  • Prefer university/college graduates or 3rd/4th year students.