Job Opportunity (Contract): OUA Officials’ Assignor

Ontario Basketball (OBA) is looking for a qualified individual with a strong history in game management who is knowledgeable about basketball officiating and has administrative expertise to work as the OUA Officials Assignor under OBA. This individual will work closely and in a collaborative and inclusive manner with OBA High Performance staff and key stakeholders. Reporting to the Assistant, Officials Development and Director, High Performance, the successful candidate will enjoy working as part of a team, demonstrate a positive attitude, and possess a desire to work in an amateur sport environment.


  • Assist in the oversight and management of the official’s panel for the sport of basketball within the OUA.
  • Carrying out officials’ evaluations, mentoring, and managing the assignment process.
  • Ensure the application of the FIBA rules are understood and enforced by the hired panel of officials.
  • Circulation of FIBA rule updates and points of emphasis to coaches.
  • Assign exhibition, tournament, regular season, playoff, and championship games in accordance with quality of officials, considering travel distance and budget requirements.
  • Assist with the set-up of the Arbiter Sports software account.
  • Responsible for managing the payments to the OUA panel officials. 

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Experience in basketball officiating and administration.
  • A minimum 10 years officiating experience at the post-secondary level is considered a strong asset.
  • A minimum of 10 years officiating in Ontario is considered a strong asset.
  • Previous experience with performance management processes, mentoring, and evaluating officials will be preferred.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience using the Arbiter Sports software.
  • A minimum National Officials Certification Pathway (NOCP) Competitive Referee (NOCP 2) or Provincial Referee (NOCP 3) certification or higher is considered a strong asset.
  • National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) Safe Sport and a satisfactory criminal record check are required.

Type of Position:  Contract (no benefits)
Compensation:  Honorarium including travel expenses
Term of Agreement:  May 31, 2024, to April 30, 2025
Expected Work Environment:  Work from home; project-based day or evening work.

Application Process: Interested applications should upload their cover letter and resume in one document to OBA Officials Assignors.

Application Deadline: Wednesday, May 8, 2024, at 11:59 PM EST.

Ontario Basketball is an equal opportunity employer. Ontario Basketball is pleased to accommodate individual needs. If you require accommodation at any point throughout the recruitment or selection process, please contact We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

About Ontario Basketball
Ontario Basketball is the sport governing body for basketball in the province of Ontario. Ontario Basketball was incorporated as a not-for-profit organization in 1977, but its history dates back to over 80 years ago. Ontario Basketball represents amateur basketball interests in the province and oversees basketball development through the provision of programs and services aimed at meeting the needs of the evolving provincial, national and global basketball landscape. For more information, visit