Standard #11 People Roles and Responsibilities

The club completes an approved job description for all paid staff positions if applicable, and Board of Director positions.

All paid employees/staff, if applicable, (including team/coaching staff) who are offered a paid position are given a signed contract that outlines the terms of employment, and roles and responsibilities.


Examples of Evidence

  • Job descriptions for all paid staff and Board of Director positions
  • Contract template typically used for paid staff and/or coaches
  • Club-signed contracts for all paid positions

Note: Clubs do not need to meet the above requirements for volunteer positions (even if the volunteer receives an honorarium).

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