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Athletes Village Food and Beverage Lead

Position Title: Athletes Village Food and Beverage Lead
Reports To: Chair, Food and Beverage | Chair, Athletes Village
Term: August 2021 - September 2022

Terms of Reference:

The Athletes Village Food and Beverage Lead of the 2022 Canada Summer Games will lead the planning and delivery of all Food and Beverage requirements for participants at the Athletes Village located at Brock University in St. Catharines.

The Athletes Village Food and Beverage Lead is a member of the Food and Beverage Functional Area Working Group. This is a volunteer position and will also work together with all relevant functions to deliver an efficient and effective Food and Beverage program. The Athletes Village Food and Beverage Lead will also be a member of the Athletes Village Venue Team.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Appoint a second-in-charge to support your position.
  • Recruit, train and schedule volunteers for both Village Services Committee(s) and other positions as required.
  • Implement Host Society policies and procedures throughout the Village Services  portfolio and operations.
  • Coordinate, and participate directly in the planning and delivery of the Village Services Operational Plan and related functions.
  • Work collaboratively with the Host Society’s senior leadership team in the development and implementation of all dimensions of the Village Services Operational Plan.
  • Liaise with other Host Society functional area chairs and support volunteers to identify and manage interdependencies between related functional areas.
  • Liaise, on behalf of the Host Society with respect to Village Services functions with broader stakeholders as required such as:
    • Canada Games Council, 
    • Sport Canada,  
    • Provincial/territorial governments,
    • Municipal government, 
    • Provincial/territorial Chefs de Mission and their staff 
    • Other related parties.
  • Facilitate meetings in an efficient manner.
  • Plan, deliver and support pre-Games and Games time Village Services meetings, if applicable.
  • Undertake other tasks and responsibilities as assigned by the chair of the GSC.
  • Demonstrate commitment and understanding of the Host Society vision, mission, goals and work within the approved budget.
  • Prepare a final report on the Village Services component of the Games.

Skills & Knowledge:

  • Strong leadership skills: public speaking, visionary, motivation, strong relationship management
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English required
  • Ability to communicate in French is an asset
  • Excellent planning and organization skills
  • Ability to work effectively with volunteers
  • Able to establish & mentor in a team environment
  • Team player
  • Well-developed problem-solving skills
  • Ability to make decisions in a proper manner under potentially stressful situations/conditions
  • Works well under pressure and is proactive
  • Ability to facilitate meetings in an efficient manner


  • Ability to obtain required security clearances and drivers abstract

Reports To:

  • Chair, Food and Beverage
  • Chair, Athletes Village

Time Commitment:

  • From appointment through to completion of the Games
  • Participate in volunteer orientation and training sessions
  • Chair/conduct Village Services specific meetings as required
  • Liaise with other functional areas and committee chairs as required
  • Participate in other functional area related meetings as required
  • Participate in functional area presentations at Mission and NSO Conferences (there are four major conferences prior to the Games)
  • A willingness to work variable work hours including weekends and evenings
  • To be available for Pre-games sport test events
  • Prepare post event final report as per Canada Games Council format within one month of Games completion.
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