Field Advisor

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Staff Testimonial & ESSC Culture

The SSC culture (Edmonton and Calgary offices), is a performance-oriented environment. We place a strong emphasis on hiring exceptional people and giving them all of the support that they need to excel in their roles. New staff are given strong guidance and nurturance, but are encouraged to gain freedom through commitment and results. Weekly goal setting meetings with their manager helps each staff member to create and execute a plan for success. Ongoing skill development sessions aid in increasing all employees effectiveness in their roles. We also like to have fun: frequent staff outings, our innovations program, out of town trips to Banff, Sylvan Lake, Calgary, etc. are a few examples of our work hard, play hard mentality.

A note from our Calgary Field Advisor (Justin):

Sports have always been a very large passion of mine – both professional and amateur. When there was an opportunity to become a member of the SSC family back in 2011, I wasted no time and jumped at the opportunity.

The staff at the SSC are creative, like-minded individuals who share the same passion for sport that I do. We bond together in a strong team-setting to provide quality sport offerings for thousands of Calgarians annually. Since starting with the SSC, I have made numerous friendships with both employees and players of the Club. If a team atmosphere is something that you admire and you have a thriving passion for sport, the SSC is the workplace for you.

Some of my favorite aspects of being the Field Advisor include:

  • Recruiting – Meeting and interviewing applicants for the Games Coordinator (GC) and Field Maintenance Coordinator (FMC) Positions.
  • Management – Leading a team of passionate and dedicated GCs and FMCs who are passionate about providing the best experience possible for the SSC players.
  • Scheduling – Piecing together the GC schedule based off employee availability.
  • Player Feedback – Analyzing player feedback regarding the GC program.
  • Facilities – Working with the facility team to acquire rentals and to improve on our existing line-up.
  • Relationship Building – Nurturing relationships with players, facility staff and SSC employees.

The Field Advisor role is a challenging and rewarding position that never presents a dull moment. If you have a passion for player experience, meeting new people and building relationships through sport, this is the job for you!

Responsibilities & Qualifications

Join our hard-working office team and help us run successful leagues year-round! This is a full-time office position with some weekly out of office requirements.

The Field Advisor will directly assist the Manager of League Operations (MLO) with the organization of the Games Coordinator (GC) program, management of the field maintenance program and staff, and help with the scouting and organization of facilities. Additionally, they will assist the Player Liaison in executing the sportsmanship program. The successful applicant will have a large impact on the day to day operations at the ESSC and will highly contribute to player satisfaction.

Positions Available: 1 permanent full-time position

Start Date: March 2018


  • A typical work week will consist of 5 days/week, 40-44 hours total.
  • The work will week be a combination of full or half days in the office and evening field work.
  • Typical shifts range from 9:00am - 5:00pm and/or 11:00am - 7:00pm.
  • The Field Advisor will be required to be available for emergency calls 3-5 times/wk in the evenings. These calls typically take place in the early evening when ESSC games are starting. Some weekend work will be required.
  • Flexible schedule required in order to balance daytime office hours with field hours to not exceed 40-44 hours/week.

Games Coordinator (GC) Program: 75%

Manage the entire GC Program, consisting of 30 - 60 part-time employees each season, including:

  • Recruiting, hiring and training new Games Coordinators
  • Recruiting, hiring and managing the Head GC Trainers
  • Creating and managing the weekly GC schedule
  • Partnering with the MLO to run pre-season and mid-season GC Meetings
  • Visiting Games Coordinators at their shifts: providing support and training as needed
  • Evaluating Games Coordinators and providing feedback
  • Maintaining the GC Scorekeeper website, facilitating the GC reward programs and continuously improving the program
  • Host GC team building events throughout the year

Facility Management: 10%

  • Ensure facilities and GCs are supplied with proper equipment
  • Conduct facility visits and solve equipment issues
  • Work closely with the MLO in managing facility bookings and allocations
  • Scout new facilities
  • Work with the MLO to hire, train and schedule the Spring and Summer Field Maintenance crew (2 full-time staff)

Sportsmanship Program: 5%

  • Work with the Player Liaison in resolving sportsmanship issues
  • Follow up with GCs in regard to sportsmanship rulings
  • Visit teams that are having sportsmanship issues

Day-to-day Operations: 10%

  • Attend weekly staff meeting and leagues meetings
  • Regular goal setting and review meetings with the MLO
  • Other responsibilities assigned by the Manager of League Operations


  • Some coaching and leadership experience is an asset
  • Post-Secondary education
  • ESSC or other organized sports league experience is an asset
  • Previous use of Microsoft Office suite (Outlook, Word, Excel)


  • Leadership preference and experience
  • Organized, with solid time management skills
  • Respectful
  • Decisive
  • Team player
  • Reliable
  • Strong communicator: written and oral
  • Flexible with work schedule; able to work evenings and weekends as required
  • Vehicle

Compensation Package

Rate of Pay: $54,000 (Base Salary + *Extras + *Benefits)


  • $2,000 - $3,000 Annual Overtime pay
  • $600 annual Cell Phone allowance


  • $800 annual Health spending allowance
  • $400 annual Wellness spending allowance


  • Unlimited free play in Sport and Social Club leagues and tournaments
  • Staff team building and social events
  • Discounts on sports or adventure trips

How to Apply

All applicants must complete the online pre-interview form. Please attach your resume and cover letter at the bottom of the pre-interview form. Attn. Jared Hermus, Manager of League Operations.