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Assistant, Athletic Therapy Services

Queen's University, Athletics & Recreation

Salary $56,789 - $69,246

Apply by 6/4/2024

Posted 1 week ago



Kingston, ON, Canada

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Queen’s University Rowing program seeks a dynamic Head Coach with a student-athlete focused approach to lead this high-performance sport team. Established in the 1970s, the Men’s and Women’s Rowing programs at Queen’s University have consistently demonstrated excellence, with numerous championship titles and a strong emphasis on academic success. The Head Coach will be responsible for the overall direction, planning, and implementation of the Rowing program, fostering a culture of excellence and supporting student-athletes in their pursuit of both athletic and academic achievements.


  • Promote a culture of inclusion and diversity within the Athletics & Recreation department, aligning with university initiatives for equity, accessibility, and inclusion.
  • Execute all coaching duties essential for the success of a Varsity Team program, including recruitment, team selection, performance planning, skill development, tactical preparation, and competition management.
  • Collaborate with the Director of High-Performance Sport Programs to design and implement a comprehensive high-performance plan, positioning Queen’s University at a competitive level nationally.
  • Stay abreast of current knowledge, trends, and practices in rowing to maintain a competitive program.
  • Support student-athletes through various programs and services, including academic support, recruitment processes, and compliance with competition requirements.
  • Coordinate with other Athletics & Recreation units to enhance athlete performance and generate revenue in support of program costs.
  • Enhance the profile and reputation of the Rowing program through community engagement, alumni relations, and participation in departmental initiatives.


  • Strong leadership skills with a focus on student-athlete development.
  • Extensive experience in rowing coaching, preferably at the collegiate level.
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills.
  • Commitment to working flexible hours, including evenings and weekends, as required by program needs.

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Qualifications Required

  • Minimum 3 years of post-secondary education completion; university degree preferred.
  • Previous rowing coaching experience (5+ years) in provincial and/or national sport high-performance environments, with three years in a Head Coaching role preferred.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of sport coaching systems and strategies, capable of coaching at an elite level in the sport.
  • Experience in developing high-performance athletes (ages 18-25) toward provincial, national, and international standards.
  • Fully certified as a Performance Coach (Level 3 equivalent) NCCP, actively pursuing Advanced Performance Coach or High-Performance Coach (Level 4/5) status preferred.
  • Completion of Safe Sport education through the Coaching Association of Canada, along with Concussion Awareness training and injury management.
  • Consideration given to equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Demonstrated leadership, program development, and athlete development skills at a high-performance level.
  • 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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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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