At Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Partnership (MLSE), we are committed to creating an inclusive workplace that is representative of our community and where all employees feel they belong and can reach their full potential. We are Canada’s preeminent leader in delivering top quality sport and entertainment experiences and one of North America’s leading providers of exceptional fan experiences. We are the parent company of the National Hockey League’s Toronto Maple Leafs, the National Basketball Association’s Toronto Raptors, Major League Soccer’s Toronto FC, the Canadian Football League’s Toronto Argonauts and development teams with the Toronto Marlies (American Hockey League), Raptors 905 (NBA G League), Toronto FC II (MLS NEXT Pro League) and Raptors Uprising Gaming Club, the Toronto Raptors Esports franchise in the NBA 2K League.

MLSE owns and/or operates all the venues our teams play and train in, including Scotiabank Arena, BMO Field, Coca-Cola Coliseum, Ford Performance Centre, BMO Training Ground, and OVO Athletic Centre. We also provide fans in Toronto with incredible live music and entertainment events, as well as exceptional culinary experiences through our restaurants (e11even and RS) and clubs (Hot Stove Club, ScotiaClub and Platinum Club). Through MLSE Foundation, we have invested more than $45 million into Ontario communities since 2009 and with MLSE LaunchPad, we provide a place where youth facing barriers use sport to recognize and reach their potential.

We achieve all of this through our Common Purpose - to unite and empower our employees to create extraordinary moments for our fans and each other. Come be a part of the team.

Job Description

As a Research Coordinator, you will get the opportunity to advance the implementation of a comprehensive strategy for measuring the impact of multiple MLSE Foundation and MLSE LaunchPad programs and initiatives, including collaborative programs delivered with community and corporate partners. You will also support in evaluating data specific to our digital youth engagement platform as MLSE LaunchPad strives to develop best-in-class programs and research to enhance the use of sport for positive youth development. Lastly, you will have the opportunity to develop and implement evaluation strategies using both quantitative and qualitative methodologies; social, community-based, and/or clinical research; process and outcomes measurement; and research writing, including scholarly manuscripts, industry reports, and grant applications.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Coordinate the implementation of multiple research and evaluation processes in youth Sport For Development with a high degree of quality and efficiency.

  • Work effectively alongside administrators, coordinators, community partners, and corporate partners to organize streamlined processes related to program outputs and outcomes.

  • Prepare data visualizations of all relevant data, including participant, process, and program outcome data.

  • Manage a multifaceted data collection and analysis schedule in adherence with timelines.

  • Train internal and partner staff in data collection procedures as needed while monitoring for uniform data collection compliance and data quality.

  • Act as data custodian for physical and electronic data in adherence to privacy policy and ethical standards.

  • Assist with planning, staff training, and utilization of a proprietary digital youth engagement platform that supports data collection objectives.

  • Create, edit and collate research-related documents, including manuscripts, reports, one-pagers, and grant applications.

  • Prepare and deliver presentations for internal and external stakeholders.

  • Other duties as the need arises.


Note: Before reviewing the qualifications listed below, we want you to know that we understand you may not meet all the qualifications described and have other relevant expertise and experience. We invite you to please share this with us in the "Message to the Hiring Manager" section of our online application.

  • You have experience conducting and evaluating research.

    • You have the knowledge to conduct or support research and evaluate data. You enjoy supporting staff in creating insight from data and turning results into actionable plans. You can navigate the research world, including publication and grants, research ethics, guidelines, and regulations. You are confident using data visualization as a part of sharing your findings.

  • You are community-minded.

    • You have good understanding of the communities we serve and aspire to create equitable opportunities for participation. You have familiarity with applying anti-oppressive and anti-racist principles to your work and engage in continued learning in these areas. You are interested in learning about and applying a participatory framework to answer questions.

  • You are a creative thinker.

    • You bring forward exciting ideas and insightful input to the work you do. You can imagine the multiple ways participants engage with a program and use data and research to support your thinking.

  • You are collaborative.

    • You are a team player and work well in a highly collaborative environment. You are ready to lead and to pitch in. You’re excited to collaborate with partners and participants on program evaluation requirements both big and small.

  • You are well organized.

    • You create efficient systems that enable you to work quickly, solve problems proactively, and produce exceptional quality work. You are confident using tools like Microsoft Office and statistical programs like R, Python, and SPSS to support your productivity and data analysis. You are comfortable adapting to changing priorities as needed. You have strong attention to detail with the ability to prioritize among multiple projects and competing demands.

  • You are a clear, confident and thoughtful communicator.

    • You have strong verbal and written communication skills. You coach staff towards success, and are comfortable working across partners, participants and community members of varying ages, cultural backgrounds and lived experiences. You create and use data visualization to communicate findings effectively.

Extras that can support your application:

  • You can quickly learn and orient others to new software and digital applications.

  • You are familiar with Sport For Development programming and research.

  • You speak a second language.

Additional Information

Apply by: March 27, 2023

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

At MLSE, we are committed to building an equitable, diverse and inclusive organization. We are an equal opportunity employer and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. MLSE will provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities in the job application process.