AIA Sports Camp Coach

Abbotsford, BC, Canada Req #245
Tuesday, December 12, 2023
AIA Camp Coach - Athletes in Action 
Job Categories: Community Division
Position Type: Summer Full-Time (40 hours/week)
Job Region/Location: BC, AB, SK, MB, ON, QC,  ATL
Reporting Relationship: Regional Director
Working Conditions: Regional Travel
Funding: Centrally Funded
Ministry Overview
Athletes in Action (a division of Power To Change) is a ministry that seeks to help people know Jesus and experience his power to change the world through sport. No matter what type of work those involved with Athletes in Action (AIA) do, whether they are staff or volunteers, we understand that our work collectively is to further this overall mission. Athletes in Action is a team on mission who lives out three Core Values: We are passionately committed, live in an authentic community, and we play together.
Position Overview 
AIA Community Camp Coaches are part of coaching teams that travel to communities within their region, with the purpose of running camps. Each coaching team focuses on using sport to help churches and local partners reach their community. These sports include soccer, basketball, volleyball and athletic development. Through their position, coaches will potentially engage with athletes from the grassroots level, all the way to high performance athletes at the end of their high school careers. Coaches will be expected to engage in the process of combating negative views of sport culture with the gospel, while inspiring churches to reach their local community. 
Primary Objectives:
  • Introduce not yet believers to the gospel and provide opportunities for current believers to grow in spiritual maturity
    • Coaches will be expected to help present AIA’s More Than a Game talks as well as lead small group discussions with participating athletes. 
    • Motivate, encourage and inspire church volunteers and campers to share their faith with friends, family, teammates and coaches. 
    • Help fight negative views of sport by sharing the gospel and coaching with the goal of transformation.

  • Facilitate a camp experience that is first class.
    • Attend coach’s training, camp meetings and orientations.
    • Work closely with a coaching team, church volunteers and additional AIA staff to ensure roles and responsibilities are accomplished. 
    • Apply age and skill appropriate teaching techniques for sport specific skills and physical literacy. 
  • Network and build relationships with key influencers in the sports community.
    • Communicate the stories and experiences of camp with the Regional Director
Education & Experience:
  • You have university degree or equivalent
  • You have varsity/post secondary sports involvement 
  • You have previous coaching experience
  • You have a deep and growing relationship with Jesus Christ and desire to grow as a leader
Required Skills and Abilities:
  • You have the ability to understand and implement coaching tools and strategies to promote skill development in athletes. 
  • You have the ability to create a safe, fun and exciting learning environment
  • You have the ability to work well within the structure of a team. 
Preferred Skills and Abilities:
  • You have an understanding of and passion for the athletic world
  • You have a heart for Evangelism and the ability to communicate the gospel clearly
  • You have good time management, an ability to be flexible and willingness to take initiative
  • You have the ability to communicate effectively with small or large groups. 
The position is centrally funded. AIA gains funds through camper registration, grants and donations.  
Applications for summer coach positions are posted from January to March. Any additional questions or inquiries, please contact 
We thank all applicants for their interest in Power to Change; however, only suitable candidates will be contacted to continue the application process. In accordance with our mission statement to spread the gospel, everyone who applies to be involved will be required to sign and adhere to the Statement of Faith and Code of Conduct. Candidates who are selected will be required to complete a vulnerable sector check

To view more career opportunities at Power to Change, please visit

The mission of Power to Change is to further the movements of Christian evangelism and discipleship. All Power to Change staff members and volunteers work collectively to further this overall religious mission. The successful candidate for this position must have a pre-existing belief and demonstration of lifestyle as outlined in the Power to Change Code of Conduct and Statement of Faith. The successful candidate must agree to, sign and, in all good conscience abide by the biblical principles outlined by these documents. It is a prerequisite of employment at Power to Change that any and all staff members and volunteers sign and abide by these documents throughout their course of involvement at Power to Change. For a copy of the Code of Conduct and Statement of Faith, please contact Human Resources.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
Location on Google Maps
  • Abbotsford, BC, Canada