OBA Part-time Contract Opportunity: Assistant, Officials’ Development

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Ontario Basketball (OBA) requires an experienced, enthusiastic & energetic person who loves the game of basketball and would like to play a key role in the growth & development of basketball officiating in the province of Ontario.  The successful candidate will be given a temp to hire contract.  This individual will work closely OBA High Performance staff, OABO leadership and key local board contacts to work on identified projects and initiatives in a collaborative and inclusive manner.  Reporting to the 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 with the negotiation of OUA and OCAA agreements and solicit input from officials on the agreement terms (i.e., game fees, per diems, mileage, etc.).
  • Assist in the hiring of Officials Supervisors for the OUA, OCAA, and OSBA in collaboration with the corresponding league staff.
  • Oversee the day-to-day operations, management, evaluation, and support of the Officials Supervisors.
  • Assist with the set-up of the Arbiter Sports software accounts in collaboration with the Officials Supervisors.
  • Assist in the scheduling of OUA, OCAA, and OSBA officials, maintaining the game database, and adjusting, as necessary.
  • Support the Officials Supervisors in the collection of data and the planning of travel.
  • Develop an evaluation platform for Coaches and Referee Observers.
  • Support the Referee Observers with the compilation of evaluations and referee data.
  • Responsible for managing the payments to panel officials in collaboration with the Officials Supervisors for the OUA, OCAA, and OSBA.
  • Assist with the strategic plan and vision for long-term officiating development to advance officials throughout the province, in alignment with Canadian Basketball Officials Commission (CBOC) and International Basketball Federation (FIBA) standards.


Skills & Qualifications:

  • An expert understanding of the game of basketball, specifically officiating (i.e., a minimum of 10 years of experience officiating at the provincial, national, or international level).
  • Must possess a minimum National Officials Certification Pathway (NOCP) Provincial Referee (NOCP 3) certification or higher.
  • Must be certified as a Canadian Basketball Officials Commission (CBOC) Referee Coach Evaluator (RCEv).
  • A minimum of 10 years of evaluating experience at the provincial level or higher.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience using the Arbiter Sports software.
  • Understands the basketball landscape, including the coaching and officiating systems in Ontario.
  • Organized and has a proven track record of collaborations with various stakeholders in the basketball community.
  • Must be familiar with the external environment and internal structure of major stakeholders in Ontario (i.e., OUA, OCAA, OSBA, etc.).
  • Completion of the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) Safe Sport and a satisfactory criminal record check are required.


Type of Position:  Part-Time Contract (no benefits)

Compensation: $24,000 per year

Expected Work Environment:  Work from Home; Project based day or evening work

Application Process: Interested applicants should send their cover letter and resume to Carmelo Mallia, Director, High Performance (cmallia@basketball.on.ca).

Application Deadline: Wednesday, May 17, 2023, 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 Dave Stockton, Executive Director, at dstockton@basketball.on.ca. 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 www.basketball.on.ca.