CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: 2018 CHEF DE MISSION

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XXI Commonwealth Games – Gold Coast, Australia

OTTAWA, June 1, 2016 – Are you a proven leader with high energy? Are you ready to inspire a nation? Do you want to make a difference for Canada’s athletes and coaches?

If you answered yes to the questions above, then Canada’s 2018 Commonwealth Games Team wants you! Commonwealth Games Canada invites applications for the position of Chef de Mission of the Commonwealth Games Team in Gold Coast, Australia, April 4-15, 2018.

The high profile role of the Chef is quite broad with political, promotional and operational functions. The duties of the Chef includes, but are not limited to: Participation in the 2018 Commonwealth Games; being a primary spokesperson for the Team; a minimum of two pre-Games visitations to the host city of Gold Coast, Australia; mission staff selection (in consultation with the Executive Director, 2018 Canadian Team); partner and stakeholder meetings; mission staff meetings; regular conference calls; and in association with the CGC office and ED the development and implementation of the action plan for the Canadian Team Mission.

The successful applicant will be expected to participate fully in all phases of the team preparation, administration and completion of the Games Mission, including being available full time to attend the Commonwealth Games from approximately March 28-April 18, 2018. Considerable time, effort and level of responsibility are required for this position, thus candidates are asked to carefully consider their nomination/application. Qualifications and a job description are included with this Call for Applications.

Applicants will be evaluated according to the qualifications outlined. The interviews and selection of the Chef de Mission will take place in July/August 2016, with the successful candidate expected to be named, and to assume the responsibilities of the role, in early October 2016. For further information regarding this position or the 2018 Commonwealth Games, please contact the CGC National Office, c/o Kelly Laframboise.

A letter of nomination/application, Curriculum Vitae (maximum three pages) and three to five references (with permission to contact them) must be received, electronically, not later than 4:00 pm (EDT) on Monday, July 4, 2016.

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