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Head Coach, Men’s Volleyball

The University of Calgary

Apply by 4/30/2024

Posted 1 month ago



Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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Job Description

Reporting to the Director of Athletics, this position requires significant travel as well as working on weekends, holidays and evenings. This position requires high physical demands. Medium to high levels of stress.

Position Description

Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):

  • Player and Team Development: Develop highly competitive players. Plan and deliver year round skill and physical development plans.
  • Ensure that players are effectively performing techniques and in such a way that they are among the very best in U SPORTS. Annual improvement should occur.
  • As it relates to playing systems, ensure that the team takes advantage of its strengths and is prepared for competition.
  • Direct your team to a common and cohesive goal and develop a team culture that fuels success in the classroom and on the field of play.
  • Recruit and secure commitments from talented student athletes. These individuals should improve team performance and culture year on year. Maintain an active and strategic recruiting plan.
  • At all times, promote student academic success.
  • Provide services (strength and conditioning, sport psychology, etc.) that are complimentary to the university’s varsity medical team (athletic therapists, physicians, nutritionist and other medical support personnel) and produce excellent performance results. Sport science and medicine progress should be measured and reported annually.
  • Plan and manage successful youth camps and development programs (within your sport) based on the numbers of weeks and facilities provided by the athletic department. This will include developing curriculum, hiring and training staff, ensuring customer satisfaction of participants and working with department staff to grow these programs.
  • Effectively execute all required administrative duties in a timely fashion, in line with the department processes and schedules.
  • Comply and work with all University, Canada west and U SPORTS playing and award regulations. Adhere to department policies, procedures and timelines.

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Qualifications Required

  • A minimum of five years coaching experience in volleyball, preferably at the college, university, junior, professional or national team level.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to high performance team building and player development.
  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in a related field, master’s degree an asset.
  • Fully certified NCCP/Volleyball Canada Performance Coach certification required; equivalency and/or pathway to such certification may be considered
  • Demonstrated commitment to SafeSport and equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI)
  • Strong communication, administration and budget skills required.
  • Knowledge of electronic communication systems, and MS Office suite an asset.

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