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Canadian Armed Forces Fitness Policies & Standards Coordinator

Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services - CFMWS

This is a Contract position in Ottawa, ON posted November 13, 2023.


CFMWS. A job with purpose. Our 4000+ person strong organization champions a healthy, fun, creative and active lifestyle for Canadian Armed Forces members, Veterans and their families. Help us deliver a variety of recreation and fitness programs, offer family support, organize charity events and make sure our members access retail, travel and banking discounts and customized financial services. At Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services (CFMWS), we love what we do. And we live it too.


As the CAF Fitness policies and standards coordinator, you will be collaborating with key stakeholders from the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and Personnel Support Programs (PSP) departments to empower fitness teams across the country. You will act as a subject Matter expert in the programs and services you coordinate and your role will involve developing, implementing, and evaluating evidence-informed programs and services that aim to increase the operational and health-related fitness of the CAF. To be successful in this position, you should be a good communicator, writer and possess some background in program research, development, training, implementation, support, and evaluation. Other responsibilities will include supporting the training curriculum for CFMWS Fitness employees.

Skills required for the position

Client focus, organizational knowledge, communication, innovation, teamwork, ability to adapt and respond to a diverse clientele, ability to adapt to change, ability to adapt and respond to diverse needs, collaboration and organizational skills.


Education, Certifications and Licenses

Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education, Exercise Physiology, Exercise Sciences, or in a related field and some years of experience in physical fitness program and evaluation administration

Current Certified Personal Trainer (CSEP-CPT) certification, an asset

Current Certified Exercise Physiologist (CSEP_CEP) OR equivalent certification from the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), an asset

Current Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA-CSCS), an asset


In coordinating projects

In planning, coordinating and delivering physical fitness evaluations and programs

In coordinating and developing policies and procedures for physical fitness evaluations, programs, and training

In coordinating marketing and promotional materials for fitness programs and standards

In evaluating physical fitness

In coordinating and conducting workshops, presentations and clinic

In preparing reports and statistics

In applying policies, procedures, and regulations

In conducting physical fitness training sessions

Competencies, Skills and Abilities

Client focus, organizational knowledge, communication, innovation, teamwork and leadership.


Bilingual Essential

Reading: Functional

Writing: Functional

Oral: Functional


Health Benefits: Drug coverage, travel insurance, dental, vision, life insurance, disability insurance and accidental death and dismemberment coverage.

Work Life Balance: A wide range of paid/unpaid leave, including paid vacation, family related leave and personal days.

Retirement Planning: A Defined Benefit Pension Plan and Group Savings Plans.

Learning and Development: Tuition Assistance Program and Advanced Learning Program, payment of professional association memberships, online learning opportunities and second language training.

Perks: Discounts through CF One Member Appreciation.


This is a hybrid position with an assigned work location allowing the employee to work partly from a corporate office and partly from a home office in accordance with the CFMWS Flexible Work Options Policy, and with approval from the direct manager.


20 November 2023


CFMWS is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and accessible environment, where all employees feel valued, respected and supported. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates who can help us build a workforce that reflects the diversity of Canadian society. Workplace accommodation measures are available to all candidates identifying a need during the selection process.


Salary: 71690-84380