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Head Coach, Men’s Rugby

Queen's University, Athletics & Recreation

Posted 7 months ago



Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Job Type

Job Description

  • Strong customer service orientation with a demonstrated passion for the university and its people.
  • Must have full technical knowledge, a demonstrated ability to analyze, and be current in all of the rules and regulation that govern the sport they are coaching.
  • Demonstrated skills/abilities in planning and organizing, taking initiative, problem solving and exercising good judgment. Ability to maintain tact and composure in a highly competitive environment.
  • Demonstrated strong leadership and team building skills. Must be able to deal with crisis management related issues and manage public relations interactions with media, alumni, and University officials. Teamwork and team building are essential to this role and the ability to collaborate within a collegial environment is paramount.
  • Excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills; instructional, coaching, and motivating skills; influencing and team building skills. Including the ability to think creatively and work in a team-based environment.


  • Athlete identification, recruitment, awards, selection, playing time.
  • Development of team tactics, strategies, practices, and competition schedules.
  • Setting and monitoring team goals, expectations, conduct, and discipline.
  • Selection and directing coaching and team support staff.
  • Must become knowledgeable in the OUA and U SPORTS rules that govern the sport programs around recruiting, athletic scholarship, eligibility compliance rules.
  • Public and media relations with respect to information/ accessibility to the program.
  • Prepare budgets making decisions on what equipment, supplies and services are needed for the program.

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Qualifications Required

  • Minimum 3-year post-secondary education completion. University degree preferred.
  • Previous rugby coaching experience (5+ years) working in a provincial and/or national sport high performance environment. Three years in a Head Coaching role preferred.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of sport coaching systems and strategies, the ability to teach/coach/prepare for practice and competitions at an elite level in the sport they are coaching.
  • Experience developing (ages 18-25) high-performance athletes toward provincial, national, and international standards.
  • Fully certified as a Performance Coach (i.e. Level 3 equivalent) NCCP, and actively pursuing Advanced Performance Coach or High-Performance Coach (i.e. Level 4/5) status, preferred.
  • Evidence of completion of prior education on Safe Sport through the Coaching Association of Canada as well as Concussion Awareness training and injury management.
  • Consideration will be given to an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Demonstrated leadership, program development and athlete development skills at a high-performance level.
  • The successful candidate must be (or become upon hiring) a Chartered Professional Coach (ChPCs) or Registered Coach with the Coaching Association of Canada, preferred.
  • Satisfactory Criminal Records Check and Vulnerable Sector Screening required.
  • Valid Province of Ontario Class G driver’s license required.

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