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Announcement

Job Posting: Head Coach, UBC Women's Field Hockey

Posted by Ali Baggott on Apr 27 2012 at 02:14PM PDT in Season 2011-12
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THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
JOB POSTING

DEPARTMENT: Athletics and Recreation
EMPLOYMENT GROUP: Other Staff
BUSINESS TITLE: Head Coach, Women’s Field Hockey
JOB CLASSIFICATION: Part-Time, Contract

JOB SUMMARY:
The head coach is responsible for the coaching, management and coordination of the women’s field hockey program. The objectives are to provide opportunities for athletically talented field hockey players and develop them to their fullest potential as student-athletes.

ORGANIZATION RELATIONSHIP
Reports to the Associate Director, Intercollegiate and High Performance Sport on a daily basis and is responsible to the Director of Athletics and Recreation.

WORK PERFORMED
· Responsible for the coaching, management and coordination of the women’s field hockey program
· Responsible for the recruitment of highly skilled student-athletes
· In conjunction with the Associate Director, Intercollegiate and High Performance Sport, responsible for orienting student-athletes to the policies and regulations of the University, Department of Athletics, Canada West and the CIS
· Works with the Associate Director, Development in support of alumni relations and team fundraising initiatives
· Ensure the participating student-athletes meet all necessary and required eligibility regulations as set out in the Canada West and CIS rules and regulations
· Works with the Associate Director, Intercollegiate and High Performance Sport in game scheduling and budget preparation.
· Fiscally responsible for the women’s field hockey budget.
· Performs administrative duties in conjunction with the Varsity office in regards to travel arrangements, student-athlete financial awards, housing and eligibility requirements
· Encourage student-athletes to maintain and develop good academic standing and monitors and assists student-athletes with academic progress.
· Cooperates with Sports Information Director in conducting interviews and player information for media guides and website.
· Supports department initiatives such as the Big Block Banquet and Hall of Fame as well as the Millennium Scholarship Breakfast.
· Attends department meetings and participates in the management of the department as required.
· Participation in provincial and national programs and community events is encouraged to enhance coaching ability and the overall program.
· Know and abide by CIS and Canada West rules, regulations and ethical guidelines.
· Other duties may be substituted as required.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED
Reports to the Associate Director, Intercollegiate and High Performance Sport on a daily basis and is responsible to the Director of Athletics and Recreation.

SUPERVISION GIVEN
Part-time / volunteer assistant coaches, student-trainers and student-athletes

CONSEQUENCE OF ERROR
This position represents the UBC Women’s Field Hockey Program, the students and the University. Incorrect decisions / judgment will directly affect the Department and UBC’s reputation within the community at large. The women’s field hockey program must be managed with the utmost of integrity so as to positively impact not only the University but also the alumni who are associated with the women’s field hockey program.

QUALIFICATIONS
· Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree beneficial.
· Minimum Coaching Certification: NCCP Level II
· Minimum of five years coaching experience preferably at the University or national level, or equivalent
· Excellent leadership skills and ability to recruit.
· Knowledge of academic system at the University.
· Ability to communicate effectively and efficiently.
· Strong organizational, administrative and computer skills an asset.
· A proven record of integrity, high principles, and demonstrated skill in developing / motivating student-athletes both academically and athletically
· A pleasant personality together with a positive attitude is essential
· Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
· Ability to foster a cooperative work environment, get along and work well with members of the department, supervisors and other employees of the university

Please send application (cover letter and resume) to:
Theresa Hanson
Associate Director, Intercollegiate & High Performance Sport
Department of Athletics and Recreation
University of British Columbia
272 – 6081 University Boulevard
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
Email: theresa.hanson@ubc.ca

Deadline for applications is Friday, May 4, 2012

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. UBC is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

Please do not contact UBC regarding your application status. Due to the high volume of applications, only those candidates that are shortlisted for an interview will be contacted.

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