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Dinos Game Operations Assistant, Faculty of Kinesiology

Job ID: 23901

Updated: September 15, 2021

Location: Main Campus

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Position Overview

The Dinos Excellence Fund within the Faculty of Kinesiology is currently seeking three Recurring Part-time Dinos Game Operations Assistans.

Reporting to the Assistant Director (Operations and Communications), the Game Operations Assistant supports Varsity Athletics and Events at the University of Calgary. The position requires significant attention to detail, a comprehensive understanding of sport rules, and work takes place primarily on weekends and/or evenings during home games. The Dinos Game Operations Assistant coordinates the capture, delivery, and dissemination of sports statistics for Dinos varsity sports, primarily football, basketball, hockey, volleyball, and soccer to ensure requirements are met and records are kept in a complete, accurate, and timely way.
 
The Game Operations Assistant will support Varsity Athletics in two ways, (1) by working with game officials, other event staff, and league representatives to ensure games are conducted fairly and according to the sport rules in place, and (2) by capturing in-game statistics in one or more sports while providing oversight and training to other statisticians, and ensures the University of Calgary complies with Canada West and CIS deadlines, policies, and procedures related to statistical reporting. In addition to maintaining the statistical record books for the University of Calgary.

Position Description

Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):

  • Ensure work location (scoretable, penalty box, press box, etc.) is properly set up and equipped for game action, including all necessary equipment, (i.e. score clock console), computers, paperwork, etc.
  • Liaise with game officials before, during, and after the game(s)
  • Conduct responsibilities during games impartially, respecting fairness and sportsmanship, in compliance with University of Calgary and league rules, policies, and procedures
  • As necessary, ensure post-game reporting is complete, accurate, and timely, in compliance with University of Calgary and league rules, policies, and procedures
  • Ensure work location is clean and torn down (as necessary) following the conclusion of the game
  • Other event-related duties including but not limited to set-up and take-down, may be assigned as required.


Game Operations:

  • Works with game officials, other event staff, and league representatives to ensure games are conducted fairly and according to the sport rules in place
  • Timekeeper: maintain official game time (or play/shot clock time) on the venue's primary score clock
  • Scorekeeper: maintain accurate records for scoring including goals/assists/points, fouls/penalties, time outs, and other information as required by the specific sport rules

Game Statistics:

  • Using league-mandated statistical software, record and compile the statistical summary of the game(s) played and ensure compliance with live and post-game reporting of statistical information-Provide training to other statisticians, as necessary
  • Maintain season and career statistics for student-athletes, and ensure that the official University of Calgary athletics record book is updated frequently (i.e. at least weekly throughout the competitive season)

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • A minimum of five years experience as a timekeeper/scorekeeper/statistician in one or more sports at the high school level or higher
  • Comprehensive understanding and knowledge of sport playing rules
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work as part of a team with other minor officials as well as league-scheduled game officials (i.e. referees)
  • Working knowledge of statistical software (i.e. StatCrew, Dakstats, etc.) as necessary

Application Deadline:  September 28, 2021

We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes. Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted.

Additional Information

This position is part of the AUPE bargaining unit, and falls under the Operational/Administrative Job Family, Phase I.

To find out more about management and staff opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Management and Staff Careers website

About the University of Calgary

The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit ucalgary.ca.

The University of Calgary has launched an institution-wide Indigenous Strategy in line with the foundational goals of Eyes High, committing to creating a rich, vibrant, and culturally competent campus that welcomes and supports Indigenous Peoples, encourages Indigenous community partnerships, is inclusive of Indigenous perspectives in all that we do.

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their professional success while they are here. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, however preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

 

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