Overview

Our client offers an innovative approach to dealing with disputes at the national level of Canada's sport system. It was established to offer the Canadian sport community tools to prevent conflicts and, when they are inevitable, to resolve them.

Reporting to the Sport Integrity Commissioner (SIC), the Chief Investigator will be responsible for overseeing the preliminary assessment and investigation of safe sport complaints within the national, independent safe sport mechanism, established to address issues of harassment, abuse and discrimination.

*Preference is for this role to be based in Montreal, but exceptional candidates will be considered from other locations provided they are able to travel regularly to Montreal


Responsibilities

In this role, you will be responsible for:
• Developing standard operating procedures related to investigations and preliminary assessments
• Overseeing the preliminary assessment process including determining the admissibility of new complaints under the Office of the Sport Integrity Commissioner’s jurisdiction and conducting complex preliminary assessments
• Following up with complainants and others if complaints require clarification
• Recommending to the SIC any provisional measures that may be warranted to prevent further harm
• Overseeing the investigation process and ensuring that investigations are completed in a timely manner, adhering to legal requirements and to standard practices related to investigations
• Reviewing final investigation reports for compliance with investigation standard operating procedures
• Participating in the selection process for the members of the Investigation Unit
• Delegating, supervising and evaluating the work of members of the Investigation Unit and providing guidance and mentoring to investigators on an ongoing basis
• Developing and leading the delivery of professional development training for members of the Investigation Unit;
• Liaising with program signatories to obtain information required to conduct sound preliminary assessments and investigations;
• Liaising with the Director of Sanctions and Outcomes on provisional measures
• Maintaining data and supporting the SIC with reporting obligations and making recommendations to SIC on policy changes.

Requirements

You are the ideal candidate if you are/have:
• A degree in law, human resources, business, public administration, social or health sciences, humanities, labour relations of a related field
• Minimum 8 years experience in conducting complex regulatory or sensitive misconduct violations
• Experience and knowledge of procedural fairness practices and techniques in launching formal and informal investigations within the confines and best practices of the Canadian legal system
• Experience in leading a team of investigators
• Experience in developing policies and procedures
• Fluent in French and English (written and spoken)
• High integrity and demonstrated ability and commitment to be neutral and impartial
• Outstanding communication skills that can be leveraged to deal with highly sensitive situations, with the ability to communicate persuasively and effectively at all organizational levels
• Proven skills in planning, organizing and managing a heavy workload of cases
• Excellent critical thinking and analytical skills of complex issues
• Ability to lead, mentor and inspire a team of professionals
• Excellent writing skills, with great attention to detail
• Excellent judgement with the ability to manage highly sensitive and confidential information
• Licence in good standing with a provincial or territorial law society is an asset
• General knowledge of the Canadian federated sport system is an asset

If this describes you, and you are interested in making a difference by joining an organization that is committed to making sport safer, and promotes excellence, within a collaborative work environment, send us your details!


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