Job opportunity: Head Coach, University of Waterloo
Position Title: Head Coach and Manager of Football Operations
Department: Athletics and Recreational Services
Duration: Multi-year contract
We are excited to announce that the University of Waterloo is currently recruiting for a new Head Coach and Manager of Football Operations. This position reports to the Associate Director, Athletics and is responsible for all areas of the football program including recruitment, financial management and leadership development. You will be accountable to create a strategic multi-year program plan that includes assessment and evaluation of football staff, student-athletes and team performance
Our ideal candidate is committed to leading a high performance program within the context of an internationally recognized innovative university. You bring at least 5 years of football coaching experience, preferably at the university level. To be successful in this role you must have effective communication skills and proven organization, leadership and management skills.
Education & Experience Required:
- University degree or equivalent combination of education (preferably in a field related to athletics, recreation and/or management) and head coaching experience is required.
- Extensive and demonstrated success in high-performance coaching of men’s football with progression to an elite level.
- Must show a strong commitment to the academic goals of the student-athlete and be able to promote and support the university’s mission
- Strong familiarity with inter-university recruiting needs, and an established network of football connections in Ontario and Canada is essential
- Proven fundraising experience and a commitment to relationship building with stakeholders including alumni and community
- Exceptional interpersonal and team building skills required to steward the program within the university environment and the broader community
- Strong mentoring and motivational skills to manage a football coaching staff and student-athletes
- Proven organizational, management, and sport administration skills
- Extensive experience in developing, facilitating, and evaluating a high-performance football program including the creation of strategic and operational plans
- Proven skill in developing and maintaining budgets associated with an athletic program
- Experience in negotiation, conflict management, and the promotion of cooperation is vital
- Travel and work outside of traditional working hours is required
The full job description is available at: http://www.athletics.uwaterloo.ca/documents/2014/11/5//Job_Description_
How to Apply: Those interested in applying for this position are invited to email your resume and cover letter to: Kevin Smith, Talent Acquisition Manager firstname.lastname@example.org by Saturday, November 29th 2014.
Employment Equity: The University respects, appreciates and encourages diversity. We invite applications from all interested applicants. Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada will be given priority.
Department of Athletics & Recreational Services
The mission of the University of Waterloo (uWaterloo) Department of Athletics and Recreational services is to provide exceptional, diverse and well-supported recreational and high performance interuniversity sport opportunities within an environment that fosters excellence amongst all students and stakeholders associated with the department.
University of Waterloo
In just half a century, the University of Waterloo, located at the heart of Canada’s technology hub, has become one of Canada’s leading comprehensive universities with 35,000 full- and part-time students in undergraduate and graduate programs. Waterloo, as home to the world’s largest post-secondary co-operative education program, embraces its connections to the world and encourages enterprising partnerships in learning, research and discovery. In the next decade, the university is committed to building a better future for Canada and the world by championing innovation and collaboration to create solutions relevant to the needs of today and tomorrow. For more information about Waterloo, please visit www.uwaterloo.ca