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Head Coach, Women’s Volleyball

Queen's University

Apply by 8/31/2024

Posted 2 months ago



Kingston, Ontario, Canada

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Job Description

  • Promote a culture of inclusion that embodies A&R values, with a commitment to the university’s equity, diversity, accessibility, and inclusion initiatives designed to foster an inclusive, supportive, and welcoming work environment for individuals with diverse backgrounds and identities.
  • Perform all coaching duties consistent with the operation of a successful Varsity Volleyball program, including recruitment, team selection, personnel management, team performance planning, creating individual skill acquisition and performance plans, tactical and technical preparation, practice planning and preparation, competition preparation, management and evaluation, scouting, scheduling, budgeting, athlete performance target, evaluation framework and feedback mechanism, program evaluation, equipment and uniform purchase coordination, maintenance of regular contact with athletes, etc.
  • In collaboration with the Director, High Performance Sport Programs, design and implement a comprehensive high-performance plan that is conducive to positioning Queen’s at a competitive level to achieve provincial and national prominence.
  • Stay current with knowledge, trends and practices that are necessary to build and maintain a competitive program.
  • In collaboration with the members of the high-performance unit, support and assist in implementing programs and services that support student athletes, including maintaining accurate athlete records and databases, recruiting processes and protocol, admission cycle protocols, awards, bursary and scholarship protocols, academic support, eligibility, doping controls and other OUA/U SPORTS competition requirements.
  • Work in conjunction with other members of the A&R units to support athlete performance in each of their respective areas, such as injury prevention, management and rehabilitation, development of individual strength and conditioning programs, academic support programs, etc.
  • Work with other A&R Units including, Recreation & Active Living, Finance & Administration, Facilities, Advancement and Marketing Communications & Events to generate revenue in support of specific of program operating costs. (eg. camps, performance academies, clinics, etc.)
  • The Coach is an integral member of the A&R team and as such is expected to support the priorities and initiatives of the department, participate in department activities, attend events, and contribute to the work of the department.
  • The Coach will enhance the profile and reputation of the Women’s Volleyball program as a premier program in Canada.

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Qualifications Required

  • Minimum 3-year post-secondary education completion. University degree preferred.
  • Previous volleyball 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 volleyball.
  • 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.

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