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Head Coach – Women’s Hockey

University of Ottawa

Salary $86,000 - $104,700

Posted 1 month ago



Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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Under the direction of the Assistant Director High Performance, the Head Coach / Program Manager (CPM) of a U SPORTS program is fully responsible for coaching and long-term program development. The CPM will manage the program with resources provided by the Service which support the essential components of the program to ensure the academic and athletic progression and success of the student-athletes and is responsible for the introduction, education, delivery and evaluation of the sport specific program.  The CPM will also be actively involved in assisting the Service in building community support to fundraise for program resources that will enhance the student-athlete experience and build alumni relations as well as community outreach program that will reflect positively on the University’s presence locally.

In this role, your responsibilities will include:

Coaching (60%). In coaching the team, be responsible for creating an environment which is consistent with the values of the University of Ottawa and will foster the development of the student-athletes in the program toward conference and U SPORTS success and recognition. Primarily these duties are:

  • Plan, prepare, implement and evaluate the annual competitive objectives, training cycles schedule of practice sessions and competitions events within the context of a fully developed yearly training plan.
  • Select, direct, supervise, and evaluate the assistant coach and support staff.
  • Lead annual schedule of required team meetings for all ancillary sport program services, academic monitoring and player evaluations.
  • Design, develop, implement and evaluate a recruitment strategy to respond to the needs of the eligibility cycle and to maximize performance.
  • In coordination with the head athletic therapist, be responsible for the supervision of all student-athletes and student therapy staff.
  • Develop, with the assistance of the technical coaching staff, tools to realize the achievement of the program objectives to include annual training and practice plans, game wining style of play and supporting tactical systems, game analysis and performance metrics tools

Program Management (30%). The CPM is responsible for year-round leadership and operational implementation for the long-term stability, development and success of the U SPORTS program.

  • Develop, implement and evaluate the program’s long-term sport development and strategic plan on the basis of a Sport Gap analysis.
  • Complete a yearly evaluation of the team’s training plan, performance and operational plan.
  • Attend all sport-specific conference (OUA and QRSEQ) and national (U SPORTS) league meetings and conference voting protocols.
  • Prepare an annual program budget submission. Monitor the approved budget to ensure a balanced program operating budget at fiscal year-end.
  • Liaise with the Assistant Director Programs to complete the program’s annual competitive schedule, establish the program’s annual calendar of events, and confirm the allotted facility requirements for training, competition and special events.
  • Actively and positively participate in global administrative processes and structures within sports services.
  • Assist the Student-Athlete Services Officer to ensure that student-athlete eligibility and anti-doping requirements are adhered to, as set out by the OUA, RSEQ and U SPORTS.
  • Liaise with the Student Athlete Services Officer regarding the support and guidance of student-athlete scheduling, academic performance, mentoring requirements, counseling and the allocation of Athlete Financial Awards.
  • Manage the inventory of sport equipment and acquisition needs.

Marketing, Communications and community outreach – (10%). Working in partnership with the Sports Services Communications and Marketing team, the CPM is responsible for assisting in the promotion of the U SPORTS  Program to both the internal and external communities.

  • Establish and coordinate approved program-specific fundraising initiatives (excluding any sponsorship or commercial activities) in accordance with Sport Services guidelines.
  • Respond to requests for information or interviews from the media and Sports Information Coordinator in a manner that reflects the values of the University of Ottawa.
  • Assist the Assistant Director, Communications and Marketing in providing information for the web site, programs, tickets and other promotional materials while meeting the graphics standards of the University of Ottawa.
  • Provide the Sports Information Coordinator with all sport-specific data required for annual media support and information.
  • Facilitate the involvement of the U SPORTS Program’s student-athletes in community outreach and on-campus promotions.
  • Liaise with key stakeholder external groups.
  • Actively engage with the alumni relation & development officer (ARDO) in the design an implementation of the alumni relation plan for their program.

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Qualifications Required

  • University degree
  • 3-5 years’ previous full time coaching experience.
  • Strong technical knowledge and background of the sport acquired through practical experience and coaching at a highly competitive level.
  • NCCP Trained Competition development, Level III NCCP certification or equivalent or be in a position to acquire this certification through the NCCP evaluation challenge process.
  • Experience organizing and managing all program components with positive results.
  • Experience in using computer systems and software pertinent to the program management and sport analysis
  • English essential with bilingualism (spoken and written) in English and French would be an asset.
  • This position requires that the incumbent work evenings and weekends in accordance with practice and league schedules.

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The employer is committed to creating an inclusive and diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, family status or disability.

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