Indigenous Rookie League Specialist, Jays Care Programs

Rogers Communications

Rogers Communications

Toronto, ON, Canada
Posted on Saturday, November 4, 2023

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Indigenous Rookie League Specialist, Jays Care Programs


Jays Care Foundation | Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Club


Are you excited to create opportunities for children and youth facing barriers in sport? Are you ready to join an award-winning team of innovators, creators and dreamers? If you answered yes, we are looking for someone like you!


Jays Care Foundation, the charitable arm of the Toronto Blue Jays, uses the power of baseball to create positive social change in communities across Canada. Are you interested in working for an award-winning organization committed to levelling the playing field for kids facing barriers across Canada? Join our team of passionate and dedicated staff working directly with community partners throughout the country to deliver our best-in-class programming. Step up to the plate and apply to join the Jays Care team today!


Indigenous Rookie League (IRL) Specialist, Jays Care Programs

IRL Specialists on the Jays Care Programs team are tasked with supporting the design, delivery, growth and development of Indigenous Rookie League programs across the country. Indigenous Rookie League is a unique inter-generational baseball program that increases physical and mental health outcomes for children and youth, while also promoting healing through innovative points systems, inter-generational connections and collaboration among neighbouring communities. The leagues are co-created with leadership from Tribal Councils or Health Authorities to meet the unique goals for that area. Partners receive league design support, funding, equipment, coach training, and community-based launch support to help their leagues succeed. IRL Specialists are assigned 4-6 leagues to support. This includes a significant amount of travel to communities involved in the leagues.


In addition, the IRL Specialist can expect to be assigned to support a wide range of projects including, but not limited to:

  • Winter Hampers
  • James Bay Girls At Bat programs
  • Wrap-around support initiatives

To find out more about any of these programs, please check out our website:


Type of role: 1 year contract

Reporting to: Senior Manager, Indigenous Programs


Indigenous Rookie League Specialists on the Jays Care team are expected to be highly driven, have a phenomenal work ethic and be skilled at working independently as well as in a team. In an average year, Specialists tend to work on 3-5 major projects applying the following skills on a regular basis:

Jays Care Program Specialists are highly skilled at:


  • Planning, executing and assessing high-quality training workshops for youth and adults
  • Using the most up-to date research and learning to craft content and resources 
  • Facilitating workshops and program content that is wildly engaging, inclusive and accessible for all participants
  • Creating workshop and program spaces that are welcoming, inclusive and barrier free


  • Utilizing feedback and building it in to their development and goals
  • Using a standardized format for providing constructive feedback to others
  • Actively scheduling opportunities for debriefing, discussion and feedback
  • Seeing conflict as an opportunity for transformation and growth


  • Oral and written communication
  • Solving problems with optimism and creativity
  • Responding to challenges and issues with a sense of calm and accountability
  • Helping stakeholders feel seen, heard and cared for
  • Consistently demonstrating drive, dedication, capacity, reliability and care


  • Thinking critically about their work and impact
  • Developing big and bold thoughts and setting lofty goals
  • Working to constantly work smarter and more efficiently 
  • Innovating to enhance outcomes 


  • Taking the initiative to build team culture
  • Practicing inclusive language and behaviour
  • Respecting team norms and values and work to uphold them
  • Building and maintaining relationships with TBJ, Rogers and community partners


  • Demonstrating high confidence with the rules, terminology and fundamentals of baseball/softball
  • Coaching baseball fundamentals
  • Adapting baseball drills and skills for a wide range of variations
  • Adapting activities to focus on a range of outcomes    





  • Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation, Social Work, Kinesiology, Equity Studies, or related field i.e. human services, health or education
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Experience working in partnership with Indigenous communities
  • An understanding of the history and impact of residential schools
  • 2+ years working with children and/or youth living in historically marginalized communities
  • 2+ years designing and implementing sport-based programs that are trauma-informed
  • 1+ years leading trainings/workshops for adults
  • Good demonstration of problem-solving skills and ability to work in a group
  • Strong technology skills with competency in PowerPoint, Excel and different online communication platforms (Zoom, Microsoft Teams)
  • Willingness to work outside of regular 9-5 schedule
  • Valid ‘G’ Driver’s License
  • Experience working with children living with disabilities an asset
  • Fluency in French is an asset



  • Exceptional inter-personal skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Exceptional ability to support multiple projects at once
  • Organized and detail oriented
  • A creative and innovative forward-thinker
  • Strong attention to details when planning
  • Highly motivated and committed to program success, willing to be flexible

Jays Care is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, or age. 


So, are you ready to make a real difference in the life of a kid? Apply today with a resume and cover letter. 




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Schedule: Full time

Shift: Day

Length of Contract: 12 Months

Work Location: 1 Blue Jays Way (210), Toronto, ON

Travel Requirements: Up to 25%

Posting Category/Function: Project Management & Coordination

Requisition ID: 294860


Posting Notes:  Rogers Sports & Media