Regional Development Officer Americas Job Description

Position Description
ICC Regional Development Officer Americas



A. ROLE DESCRIPTION

This role is an important operational position responsible for the planning and implementation of a range of programs aimed at assisting the continued growth, development and improvement of cricket within the 17 Member Countries of ICC’s Americas Region.

Areas of focus include cricket education (including coaching, umpire, administration and scoring), elite development, managing strategic partnerships, improving grass roots programs, and the implementation of advanced development pathways/structures from junior to national level.

All programs have long term/sustainable objectives, and are managed at a local level by the indigenous cricket populations of the countries involved.

Associate Members (5): Argentina, Bermuda, Canada, Cayman Islands, USA.
Affiliate Members (12) : Bahamas, Belize, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, Falkland Islands, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Suriname,
                                        Turks & Caicos.

B. SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Education – coaching, umpiring, scoring and administration.

  • 1.1 Responsible for assisting the development and implementation of national plans for cricket education in all regional countries in conjunction with existing country development personnel and WICB coaching and development personnel.
  • 1.2 Plan and conduct annual regional coaching seminars aimed at educating a selection of regional coaches in various levels ranging from introduction to cricket through to advanced development techniques including high performance coaching.
  • 1.3 Monitor and evaluate in-country activities in regard to all cricket education and provide resource support where required.
  • 1.4 Establishment/improvement of junior and senior playing structures/pathways.
  • 1.5 Establish a regional coaches association, and in conjunction with the countries and to identify an appropriate local person(s) in each regional country to act as a coaching coordinator.
  • 1.6 Plan and oversee annual umpire seminars aimed at a selection of umpires from all countries. Offering education at all levels from the Basic 42 laws to the WICUA level II.
  • 1.7 Oversee regional umpires/scorers panels based on performance. Members of these panels will be used in various regional tournaments.
  • 1.8 Maintain a data-base of coach and umpire/scorer cricket education records/lists for entire Americas Region based on working relationship with relevant persons in each country.
  • 1.9 Identify a tutor/assessor workforce in the region, communicate regularly with them and provide them with continual professional development.
  • 1.10 To assist with the planning, budget, organizing and delivery of annual educational courses aimed at educating a selection of members from the Americas Region countries.


2. Development Pathways/Structures

  • 2.1 Assist in developing and preparing programs for all countries in the Americas to improve and/or establish advanced development pathways, from junior involvement to junior/youth playing to senior playing, and to national team level for Affiliate Members.
  • 2.2 Identifying and working with National association personnel to implement improved programmes of Development Pathways and Structures.


3. Administration

  • 3.1 Maintain coordinated and productive working relationships with national cricket boards/federations of Americas countries in regard to all aspects of the job description..
  • 3.2 Monitor processes for appointment of Umpires for international tournaments. These to come from established Regional Panels.
  • 3.3 Assist with the annual Developing Cricket World Funding Policy.
    • Oversee all requests regarding coaching education, umpire, administration and scorer education, groundsmanship, grass roots development ,facility improvement and equipment.
    • Assisting in preparing and managing budget for above.
  • 3.4 Undertake research activities in various aspects of the RDO job description, as instructed, and consequently prepare strategic documents addressing future delivery/activity of same for the benefit of cricket development in the Americas.
  • 3.5 Maintain coordinated and productive working relationships with national cricket bodies of regional countries in regard to all aspects of the job description.
  • 3.6 Assist Regional Development Manager (RDM) and other Regional Staff Personnel however required to implement all other aspects of the Americas Development Programme.
  • 3.7 Consult with, and report quarterly to, the RDM on all of above, as required.


4. Events / Tournaments

  • 4.1 Responsible as Tournament Event Manager at some ICC Americas to ensure all ICC requirements are met. These include eligibility, playing rules and conditions, player code of conduct and umpires and scorers assignments.
  • 4.2 Ensure the costs for events are maintained as per budgeted. Assist with the daily press releases of events and to provide tournament stats to be complied and kept as a permanent record.
  • 4.3 Assist in the planning and delivery of annual ICC Americas Development Forum


5. General

  • 5.1 Reporting – ICC Americas Regional Development Manager
  • 5.2 Performance Review – Annually
  • 5.3 Location – To be determined
  • 5.4 Work Related Travel – Cost of extensive work related travel to be borne by the ICC.
  • 5.5 Resources – The RDO will be provided a laptop and mobile phone.
  • 5.6 Holidays - 25 days annually plus public holidays
  • 5.7 Remuneration and Benefits - ICC offers an attractive package based on qualifications, experience and location.


C . Skills, qualifications and experience

  • Relevant tertiary education qualification
  • Recognized international coaching qualification, required (Minimum Level 2 preferable)
  • Experience in cricket or sport development at a grass roots level.
  • Experience working in and developing sporting pathways.
  • Experience in developing and delivering cricket or sports education.
  • Ability to prioritise and work to deadlines
  • Attention to detail and good organisational skills
  • Well-developed communications skills and good PC skills (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • A good team player with a flexible approach
  • Experience working with volunteers.
  • Ability to work on own initiatives
  • Good project management , including financial management skills
  • Languages- Good communication oral and written English. Ability to communicate in Spanish an asset but not essential.
  • Previous experience with other cultures and working in cross cultural. environments an asset.


Applications:

Please send a curriculum vitae and covering letter stating your current salary (US dollars)
To: manager@cricamericas.com or
MailTo :
ICC Americas,
3 Concorde Gate,
Suite 301, Toronto,
Ontario M3C 3N7,
Canada.

CLOSING DATE FOR SUBMITTING APPLICATIONS – MAY 4,2009



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