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Internships

Are you a university student or recent graduate looking for work experience in your field of study? Through the Athletes in Action Canada Internship program, you will have the opportunity to work closely with staff across the country to impact the lives of athletes as well as take part in a personal discipleship and mentorship program.

AIA Campus Internship

Athletes in Action
Position Type: Campus Staff Internship (September – May)
Job Region/Location: Hub Campuses across Canada
Working Conditions: Office/Campus
Funding: Ministry Partner Development (MPD)* *This position requires Ministry Partner Development where the successful candidate will be required to build a team which provides financial and prayer support for salary and ministry expenses including benefits coverage.

Ministry Overview

Athletes in Action (a division of Power To Change) is a ministry that seeks to collectively as well as individually, help people know Jesus and experience his power to change the world through sport. No matter what type of work those involved with AIA do, whether they are staff or volunteers, we understand that our work collectively is to further this overall mission. Athletes in Action is a team on mission who lives out three Core Values: We are passionately committed, live in authentic community, and we play together.

Position Overview

AIA Campus intern Staff are responsible for the fulfilment of the mission and vision of Athletes in Action on their local campus and beyond. This role consists of helping those in varsity athletics discover Jesus, grow in their faith, develop their unique potential and put their faith into action as they impact the world.

Primary Objectives for Campus Staff

    1. Share the gospel with not yet believers and disciple to deeper maturity those who know Jesus already
      • Through personal relationships and authentic community, athletes are cared for through discipleship and evangelistic opportunities 
      • Outreaches, events or activities are organized to give more athletes an opportunity to hear about Jesus, be a part of AIA, and make a decision to follow Jesus
    2. Equip student to become leaders on their team and to boldly share their faith
      • Identify athletes who align with our mission and fit our core values to become interns and/or AIA staff members
      • Teach and equip athletes to share their faith
      • Challenge athletes to share their faith with their teammates and peers
      • Identify and develop their unique gifts and purpose
      • Be equipped for a lifetime of Kingdom impact
    3. Network and build relationships with key influencers on campus in order to open doors with different teams
      • Reach out to Athletic Directors, coaches, trainers, and other influencers 
      • Respond to opportunities to go international with the gospel

Education and Experience:

  • You have university degree or equivalent
  • You have varsity/post secondary sports involvement
  • You have experience in sharing your faith
  • You have intentionally walked alongside other believers to grow in their faith

Required Skills and Abilities:

  • You have networking skills and the ability to meet new people
  • You have strong interpersonal skills 
  • You have the ability to work well with others in team setting 
  • You have the able to communicate effectively in a variety of settings 
  • You have the ability to manage your time effectively to achieve objectives

Preferred Skills and Abilities:

  • You have an understanding of and passion for the athletic world
  • You have a heart for Evangelism and the ability to communicate the gospel clearly
  • You have a self-starter mentality and like variety in tasks and schedules
  • You have a willingness to join and serve in the most needed places across Canada

Please send your resume and cover letter or inquiries to: info@athletesinaction.ca

 

AIA Youth Initiatives & Campus Internship

Athletes in Action – National
Position Type: Full Time, 40 hours/week: 12 month internship (8 months Campus, 4 months Youth)
Job Region/Location: Various regions across Canada (Can be different regions for Campus and Youth)
Reporting/Relationship: Campus Hub Director/Youth Regional Director
Working Conditions: Office/Campus
Funding: Ministry Partner Development (MPD)* *This position requires Ministry Partner Development where the successful candidate will be required to build a team which provides financial and prayer support for salary and ministry expenses including benefits coverage.

Ministry Overview

Athletes in Action (a division of Power To Change) is a ministry that seeks to collectively as well as individually, help people know Jesus and experience his power to change the world through sport. No matter what type of work those involved with AIA do, whether they are staff or volunteers, we understand that our work collectively is to further this overall mission. Athletes in Action is a team on mission who lives out three Core Values: We are passionately committed, live in authentic community, and we play together.

Position Overview

All AIA Staff are responsible for aiding in the fulfillment of the mission and vision of Athletes in Action in their respective spheres and beyond. Our hope is to see a world transformed by the gospel through sport and we labour with God to see this happen.

During the campus season this role consists of helping those in varsity athletics discover Jesus, grow in their faith, develop their unique potential and put their faith into action as they impact the world.

During the camp season this role consists of creating spaces for young children to hear and know Jesus through the implementation of summer sport camps with partnering churches in the area. These sports include soccer, basketball, volleyball and multi-sport . Through their position, coaches will engage with athletes from the grassroots level, all the way to competitive athletes at the end of their high school careers. Coaches will be expected to combat negative views of sport culture with the gospel, while inspiring churches to reach their local community.

Primary Objectives:

    1. Share the gospel and disciple to deeper maturity student athletes on their faith journey
      • In partnership with AthleteConnexion and working alongside your director, provide care for
        athletes through discipleship and evangelism opportunities.
      • Equip students to become spiritual leaders in training how to share their faith, identify gifts for
        kingdom impact and how to live out their Christian faith.
      • Assist with and attend National Training Camp, Retreat, and campus team meetings
    2. Intentionally live out your faith and share your testimony to a variety of people
      • Apply age and skill appropriate teaching techniques for sport specific skills and physical
        literacy.
      • Work closely with the Regional Director, coaching team, church volunteers and additional AIA
        staff to ensure the children are cared for, the community is reached and the gospel shared.
      • Attend coach’s training, camp meetings and orientations.
    3. Use your skills and abilities to help run a successful camp experience
      • Assist in organizing events to give more athletes an opportunity to hear about Jesus, become a
        part of AIA, or to make a decision to follow Jesus.
      • Assist in planning summer AIA Camps to help bring the gospel to children across the region.
      • Participate and present stories from ministry at both campus and camps team meetings

Education & Experience:

  • You have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • You have previous athletic interest or experience
  • You have experience in sharing your faith
  • You have previous coaching experience with Athletes in Action (preferred, not required)

Requirements:

  • You have a deep and growing personal relationship with Jesus Christ
  • You have a passion and commitment to communicate and live out the gospel
  • You are committed to Athletes in Actions’ leadership, methods and ministry models
  • You have a heart for young children and young adults to know Jesus personally and walk with Him

Required Skills and Abilities:

  • You have verbal and written communication skills
  • You have strong empathy and Interpersonal skills
  • You enjoy meeting people and are comfortable having intentional conversations
  • You are a self-starter who enjoys taking initiative
  • You have Interested in the planning and coordination of events
  • You have the ability to manage your time effectively
  • You are creative and have the ability to think innovatively

Please send your resume and cover letter or inquiries to info@athletesinaction.ca

Job Opportunities

Are you looking for a career in sports ministry, using sport as a platform to share your faith? Whether you feel called to serve in an office or on the field, working behind-the-scenes or on the front line, we would love to have you join the AIA family and use your gifts to support the needs of athletes.

AIA Alumni Manager

Athletes in Action
Position Type: Part-Time or Full-Time (25-40 hours/week)
Job Region/Location: Flexible
Reporting/Relationship: AIA Managing Director
Working Conditions: Office/Campus
Funding: Ministry Partner Development (MPD)* *This position requires Ministry Partner Development where the successful candidate will be required to build a team which provides financial and prayer support for salary and ministry expenses including benefits coverage.

Ministry Overview

Athletes in Action (a division of Power To Change) is a ministry that seeks to collectively as well as individually, help people know Jesus and experience his power to change the world through sport. No matter what type of work those involved with AIA do, whether they are staff or volunteers, we understand that our work collectively is to further this overall mission. Athletes in Action is a team on mission who lives out three Core Values: We are passionately committed, live in authentic community, and we play together.

Position Overview

The AIA staff member is responsible for engaging AIA alumni who have experienced our ministry first hand in the past. Our hope for this position is to build relationships with these people to invite them to continue journeying with AIA. You will provide them with opportunities to be involved where they can serve and experience Jesus at work. The most important aspect of this role is relationship building but the secondary hope is that we can invite alumni to give to AIA. Success in this role is establishing and strengthening relationships that lead to volunteers and donors.

In this role, you will be responsible to achieve the following:

    1. Alumni feel engaged and connected with AIA for years following their graduation from post-secondary.
      • Provide an opportunity to journey with those who want to re-engage with AIA
      • Provide opportunities to participate in different AIA events (overseas tours, NTC,
        Grey Cup, Camps/Clubs)
      • Encourage their faith through sharing encouraging stories
      • Recruit for key roles that AIA needs to fill
    2. Work with the AIA donor development team to identify potential donors
      • Through building relationships with AIA alumni, you will identify those who have the interest and capacity to give financially
      • Implement alumni specific initiatives
      • Bring fresh alumni engagement ideas to the table in collaboration with with the
        donor development team
    3. Build strong working relationships with AIA staff to identify alumni to engage with
      • Ensure good communication with AIA divisional leaders so that alumni relationships are being stewarded well

Education & Experience (what is needed for the role):

  • You have university degree or equivalent
  • You have experience with managing projects and juggling multiple priorities
  • You have experience with Athletes in Action and understand who we are (an asset but not necessary)
  • You have experience with Salesforce or other CRM (an asset but not necessary)
  • You will attend the P2C Staff Conference and the AIA Summit

About You (What tangible and intangible skills do we need?):

  • You have a deep and growing personal relationship with Jesus Christ
  • You would be committed to Athletes in Actions’ leadership, methods and ministry models
  • You thrive with being around people and building new relationships
  • You prioritize communication and being a bridge builder
  • You are a self-starter
  • You have strong administrative skills
  • You take initiative to bring solutions to problems that arise
  • You have networking skills and the ability to meet new people

Please send your resume and cover letter or inquiries to: info@athletesinaction.ca

AIA Campus Staff

Athletes in Action
Position Type: Full Time: 40 hours/week (Commissioned Staff)
Job Region/Location: Hub Campuses across Canada
Reporting/Relationship: Reports to local Hub Director
Working Conditions: Office/Campus
Funding: Ministry Partner Development (MPD)* *This position requires Ministry Partner Development where the successful candidate will be required to build a team which provides financial and prayer support for salary and ministry expenses including benefits coverage.

Ministry Overview

Athletes in Action (a division of Power To Change) is a ministry that seeks to collectively as well as individually, help people know Jesus and experience his power to change the world through sport. No matter what type of work those involved with AIA do, whether they are staff or volunteers, we understand that our work collectively is to further this overall mission. Athletes in Action is a team on mission who lives out three Core Values: We are passionately committed, live in authentic community, and we play together.

Position Overview

AIA Campus Staff are responsible for the fulfilment of the mission and vision of Athletes in Action on their local campus and beyond. This role consists of helping those in varsity athletics discover Jesus, grow in their faith, develop their unique potential and put their faith into action as they impact the world.

Primary Objectives for Campus Staff

    1. Share the gospel with not yet believers and disciple to deeper maturity those who know Jesus already
      • Through personal relationships and authentic community, athletes are cared for through discipleship and evangelistic opportunities 
      • Outreaches, events or activities are organized to give more athletes an opportunity to hear about Jesus, be a part of AIA, and make a decision to follow Jesus
    2. Equip students to become leaders on their team and to boldly share their faith
      • Identify athletes who align with our mission and fit our core values to become interns and/or AIA staff members
      • Teach and equip athletes to share their faith
      • Challenge athletes to share their faith with their teammates and peers
      • Identify and develop their unique gifts and purpose
      • Be equipped for a lifetime of Kingdom impact
    3. Network and build relationships with key influencers on campus in order to open doors with different teams
      • Reach out to Athletic Directors, coaches, trainers, and other influencers 
      • Respond to opportunities to go international with the gospel

Education and Experience:

  • You have university degree or equivalent
  • You have varsity/post secondary sports involvement
  • You have experience in sharing your faith
  • You have intentionally walked alongside other believers to grow in their faith

Required Skills and Abilities:

  • You have networking skills and the ability to meet new people
  • You have strong interpersonal skills 
  • You have the ability to work well with others in team setting 
  • You have the able to communicate effectively in a variety of settings 
  • You have the ability to manage your time effectively to achieve objectives

Preferred Skills and Abilities:

  • You have an understanding of and passion for the athletic world
  • You have a heart for Evangelism and the ability to communicate the gospel clearly
  • You have a self-starter mentality and like variety in tasks and schedules
  • You have a willingness to join and serve in the most needed places across Canada

Please send your resume and cover letter or inquiries to: info@athletesinaction.ca

Director of Elite Initiatives

Athletes in Action
Job Categories: AIA National Leadership
Position Type: Full Time: 40 hours/week (Commissioned Staff)
Job Region/Location: Flexible
Reporting/Relationship: Reports to AIA National Director/AIA Managing Director
Working Conditions: Flexible
Funding: Ministry Partner Development (MPD)* *This position requires Ministry Partner Development where the successful candidate will be required to build a team which provides financial and prayer support for salary and ministry expenses including benefits coverage.

Ministry Overview

Athletes in Action (a division of Power To Change) is a ministry that seeks to collectively as well as individually, help people know Jesus and experience his power to change the world through sport. No matter what type of work those involved with AIA do, whether they are staff or volunteers, we understand that our work collectively is to further this overall mission. Athletes in Action is a team on mission who lives out three Core Values: We are passionately committed, live in authentic community, and we play together.

Position Overview

The Elite Initiatives Director is responsible for leading AIA nationally and through serving as part of the National Leadership Team to help people know Jesus and experience his power to change the world through sport. This person is also responsible for the effective leadership and management of the elite initiatives domain. This includes fulfillment and accountability of the ministry plan through OKRs (Objectives and Key Results), oversight of finances (budget, fundraising), visioning for the future, and expanding the current influence of their domain. They will work in conjunction with other AIA leaders to ensure intentional care and development of staff (MPD, training), recruit new staff, and to build strategic partnerships with other ministries and churches.

Specifically, the Elite Initiatives Director will look to increase the influence and impact of chaplaincy within the elite athletic community in Canada. There are many leagues and other opportunities to expand chaplaincy and this leader will envision and work out a plan to step into these areas. Their mandate is also to continue, alter, or transition the current impact our chaplains have in various sport leagues and with national athletes.

Primary Objectives:

    1. Provide vision, leadership, and management for AIA chaplaincy with the goal of increasing influence and impact

      • Cast vision and dream future possibilities to inspire current team
      • Create and implement a ministry plan, including OKRs, for your domain and regularly analyze the effectiveness of the plan and strategies
      • Research and identify untapped ministry opportunities in elite sport
      • Prototype ideas for solutions to needs within your domain
      • Establish partnerships with churches and other organizations
      • Recruitment plan in order to expand to new areas of chaplaincy
      • Manage the team in order to ensure clear direction and accountability
    2. Equip, empower, and enable staff to flourish in their roles

      • Work with Director of Staff Development to ensure staff receive ministry training
      • Identify leaders who can step into leadership roles
      • Provide care and spiritual leadership for staff through working with Director of Staff Care and AIA Managing Director
      • Ensure MPD health of entire staff team and provide support and accountability in conjunction with the Director of Staff Partner Development
      • Live out Acts 6:4 (Direction, Devotion, Dependence) and equip staff to do the same
    3. Contribute to overall success of AIA
      • Actively working with other domain leaders to ensure the AIA mission is being fulfilled
      • Lead up to AIA leaders and discern what the Spirit is saying for AIA as a whole
      • Provide spiritual leadership to AIA as a whole
      • Oversight and accountability of finances for your domain including managing budget, raising ministry funds
      • Track national measurements and identify whether your domain is effectively fulfilling the mission and living out the AIA values
      • Attend national events (Summit, Staff Conference) and support Grey Cup Breakfast and NTC

Education and Experience:

  • You have university degree or equivalent
  • You have experience leading and managing a team ideally in a ministry setting
  • You have experience with chaplaincy (an asset but not mandatory)
  • You have experience with fundraising (an asset but not mandatory)

Required Skills and Abilities:

  • You have strong leadership skills and are able to lead and manage a team
  • You have the ability to lead through influence and get the best out of your team
  • You lead spiritually and challenge others to a deeper relationship with Jesus
  • You understand that team success is paramount over individual success
  • You have networking skills and the ability to meet new people
  • You understand sport culture and sport trends in Canada
  • You have the ability to communicate effectively in a variety of settings

Preferred Skills and Abilities:

  • You have an understanding of and passion for the athletic world
  • You have a heart for Evangelism and the ability to communicate the gospel clearly
  • You have a self-starter mentality and like variety in tasks and schedules

Please send your resume and cover letter or inquiries to: info@athletesinaction.ca

AIA Youth Initiatives Program Coordinator

Athletes in Action
Position Type: Full Time or Part-Time (10 – 40 hours/week)
Job Region/Location: BC, AB, SK, MB, ON, QU, ATL
Reporting/Relationship: Reports to AIA National Campus Director
Working Conditions: Office/ Home Office
Funding: Ministry Partner Development (MPD)* or Centrally Funded
*This position requires Ministry Partner Development where the successful candidate will be required to build a team which provides financial and prayer support for salary and ministry expenses including benefits coverage.

Ministry Overview

Athletes in Action (a division of Power To Change) is a ministry that seeks to collectively as well as individually, help people know Jesus and experience his power to change the world through sport. No matter what type of work those involved with AIA do, whether they are staff or volunteers, we understand that our work collectively is to further this overall mission. Athletes in Action is a team on mission who lives out three Core Values: We are passionately committed, live in authentic community, and we play together.

Position Overview

The AIA Program Coordinator will work to fulfill the mission of Athletes in Action by assisting the Regional
Director in the implementation of Action Camps and/or Action Clubs and/or other community based sports
initiatives. They are to assist in the areas of: the execution of sport initiatives; the maintaining and tracking of
relationships with local churches and community sports groups; the administrative support necessary to carry
out an Action Camp and/or Club program.

Primary Objectives:

    1. Assist in establishing and maintaining a schedule of Action Camps
      • Help to track current and past partnerships with churches and other organizations.
      • Coordinate with the Regional director to implement all details involved in running a camp.
      • Assist recruiting, hiring, training and mentoring of coaches for the duration of the summer
        camps period with the help of the Coach Development Coordinator and Regional Director.
    2. Assist in establishing and maintaining Action Club opportunities for athletes
      • Help to track current and past partnerships with churches and other organizations.
      • Coordinate with the Regional Director to implement all details involved in running a club.
      • Assist in recruiting, hiring, training and mentoring of volunteers and coaches for the duration of the Action Club program with the help of the Coach Development Coordinator and Regional Director.

Education and Experience:

  • You have university degree or equivalent (preferred, not required)
  • You have ministry experience in church, para-church and/or sports ministry (preferred, not required)
  • You have a deep and growing relationship with Jesus and desire to continue to grow as a leader

Required Skills and Abilities:

  • You have the ability to communicate effectively in a variety of ways (written, spoken, virtually)
  • You have administrative skills
  • You have a working knowledge of Google’s G Suite (Gmail, Calendar, Sheets, Docs, Sites)
  • You have an understanding of and passion for the athletic world and the integration of faith and sport

Preferred Skills and Abilities:

  • You have good time management, an ability to be flexible and willingness to take initiative
  • You have the ability to relate well to churches, para-church organizations, athletic organizations and
    administrators
  • You have the ability to lead others in areas of personal and spiritual development

Funding: Ministry Partner Development (MPD) or Centrally Funded

Ministry Partner Development is the process of building a partnership team which provides financial and prayer support for the ministry. The financial support will cover the costs of the candidate’s salary and ministry expenses. Power to Change believes that Ministry Partner Development is biblical and God will provide everything necessary to fulfill the calling into ministry: finances, emotional strength and perseverance. Building a ministry partnership team is an integral part of being in ministry. There are many opportunities to bless and encourage the partnership team. Power to Change is committed to providing training and coaching that ensures success in Ministry Partner Development. Please send your resume and cover letter or inquiries to: info@athletesinaction.ca

The mission of Power to Change is to further the movements of Christian evangelism and discipleship. All Power to Change staff members and volunteers work collectively to further this overall religious mission. The successful candidate for this position must have a pre-existing belief and demonstration of lifestyle as outlined in the Power to Change Code of Conduct and Statement of Faith. The successful candidate must agree to, sign and, in all good conscience abide by the biblical principles outlined by these documents. It is a pre-requisite of employment at Power to Change that any and all staff members and volunteers sign and abide by these documents throughout their course of involvement at Power to Change. For a copy of the Code of Conduct and Statement of Faith, please contact Human Resources.

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