Head Coach, National Senior Women's Fifteens Team - Rugby Canada

Post date: Sep. 11, 2017

Application Deadline: Sep. 22, 2017

Title: Head Coach, National Senior Women’s Fifteens (NSW15s) Team

Type of Position:  Part-Time (Contract)

Location: Various

Reports to: Director of Performance, Fifteens Rugby

Application Deadline: Friday, September 22, 2017

Rugby Canada (RC) is the national sport organization committed to the domestic development and international success of Rugby for Canada.

OBJECTIVE OF HEAD COACH, NATIONAL SENIOR WOMEN’S 15s TEAM

The Head Coach, NSW15s has a primary responsibility to perform the role of Head Coach of the NSW15s.

ROLE OF HEAD COACH, NATIONAL SENIOR WOMEN’S 15s TEAM

The Head Coach, NSW15s will be required to select (in conjunction with Rugby Canada selection panel) the NSW15s Team in accordance with the policies and guidelines adopted by Rugby Canada. The person appointed to this role will be required to coach, manage players, plan programs and manage high performance training sessions. 

The role will be viewed as being integral to and the pinnacle element of the high performance player pathway process as outlined in Rugby Canada’s Long Term Rugby Development framework. 

The position will involve a commitment to aspects of high performance player development and talent identification (TID).

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES AND PRIORITIES

The Head Coach, NSW15s will be responsible for performing the following roles and/or delivering the following outcomes.

  • Select the NSW15s Team (in conjunction with Rugby Canada selection panel)
  • Coach the team for international fixtures, tours and competitions
  • Play a significant role in the leadership and communication with provinces and depth chart athletes
  • Provide leadership (in conjunction with Rugby Canada) and participate in talent identification and development programs for women’s fifteens rugby
  • Work closely with National Senior Women’s 7’s Team Coaching staff in development of fixtures and camp calendar and player development and assessment.

LEVEL OF AUTHORITY

A. Structure

Reports to: Director of Performance, Fifteens Rugby

Number of Direct Reports: All program support staff (NSW15s) will have functional reporting lines to the Head Coach

Works closely with internal support staff including: Director, Women’s Rugby, Athletes, Head Coach (s) of the Senior Women’s Sevens, Assistant Coaches, Competition Coaches, Rugby Canada Centre of Excellence staff, Marketing / Communication and Sponsorship related staff;

Works closely with external partners including:  Provincial Unions / CRC Regional Programs / World Rugby / Sport Canada / Media / Sponsors / other National Rugby Unions;

B. Decision Making Authority

The Head Coach, NSW15s has sufficient authority to take measures that are necessary in relation to the day-to-day management of the NSW15s team in accordance with budgetary limitations, program plans and Rugby Canada policies and procedures.

Beyond these limits, the Director of Performance, Fifteens Rugby must approve decisions.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS / SKILLS

Personal Attributes / Values

The Head Coach, NSW15s Team will be a person who has:

  • An ability to work independently without supervision but in accordance with documented policy and procedure guidelines;
  • A record of working as a team member, as well as a history of performing in situations that require self leadership and initiative;
  • An ability to balance team / athletes needs and goals with those of the administration of Rugby Canada;
  • A background that displays exceptional people management and people leadership skills and attributes;
  • A background that displays excellent stakeholder relations and workplace co-operation;
  • Strives to create a positive high performance culture of accountability and excellence, driven on the values of Rugby.

Key Competencies

The Head Coach, NSW15s Team will demonstrate a high level of knowledge, skill and abilities in the following areas:

  • Current knowledge and experience of International/Professional Rugby gained from a coaching that has required the individual to understand the needs of athletes, coaches, high performance environments; 
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills;
  • Computer literacy especially with analysis tools, spreadsheets, word processing and power point presentations;
  • Knowledge and understanding of marketing, communications and public relations;
  • Ability to speak French will be considered as a significant asset to the position.

Education and Experience

The Head Coach, NSW15s Team has developed a foundation for this position through:

  • Advanced level coaching accreditation accompanied by current experience as a high performance coach
  • High-level performance analysis skills
  • Evidence of recently upgraded accreditation, recent attendance at coaching workshops or evidence of other forms of self education that displays currency as a coach and as someone who continues to seek further development as a coach
  • Evidence of recently upgraded accreditation (Level 3 or NCCP Competition Development certified or equivalent), recent attendance at coaching workshops or evidence of other forms of self-education that display currency as a coach and someone who continues to seek further development as a coach.
  • Knowledge and experience at managing assistant coaches and working co-operatively with team managers, strength and conditioning coaches, team medical staff and performance analysis personnel
  • An understanding of current best practice and a history of performing best practice as it applies to rugby coaching
  • A thorough knowledge of developments in high performance rugby around the world
  • Demonstrated evidence of an ability to understand, support and implement development plans

REPORTING STRUCTURE

This position reports to the Director of Performance, Fifteens Rugby and will be monitored by progressive performance reviews undertaken by senior Rugby Department Management and Rugby Canada’s High Performance Advisory Group.

SELECTION CRITERIA

  • Advanced level coaching accreditation accompanied by current experience as a high performance Fifteens Rugby coach, preferably on the international stage.
  • High-level performance analysis skills.
  • Evidence of recently upgraded accreditation (Level 3 or NCCP Competition Development certified or equivalent), recent attendance at coaching workshops or evidence of other forms of self-education that display currency as a coach and someone who continues to seek further development as a coach.
  • Knowledge and experience managing assistant coaches and working co-operatively with team managers, strength and conditioning coaches, team medical staff and performance analysis personnel.
  • An understanding of current best practice and a history of performing best practice as it applies to rugby coaching.
  • A thorough knowledge of developments in high performance rugby around the world.
  • Demonstrate evidence of an ability to understand, support and implement development plans.

SELECTION PROCESS

The General Manager, Rugby Operations and Performance will manage the selection process.

GUIDELINES FOR APPLICANTS

Applicants are to submit the names of two potential individuals who can report on the specified selection criteria.  At least one of these individuals must be able to comment in detail upon the applicant’s involvement in coaching and in particular be in a position to comment upon the applicant’s understanding of contemporary expectations of coaches as program managers and people managers.

The selection emphasis will be based upon the applicant’s knowledge, skills and attributes to lead a successful international program for all international fixtures and competitions up to and including the Women’s Rugby World Cup in 2021. The selection panel will be seeking a candidate who is capable of driving the women’s rugby high performance program into the future. The selection process will focus attention upon issues relating to the applicant’s ability to create a positive, competitive environment, deliver international best practice and the applicant’s ability to display the skills, knowledge and expertise that will contribute to Canada’s success on the world stage and can offer direction that will ensure Canadian Rugby maintains pace with other rugby nations.

APPLICATION PROCESS

A detailed job description is provided below.   All applications are to be made to the contact below.

Apply in confidence by sending your cover letter and resume by 5pm PST on Friday, September 22nd 2017 to:

National Senior Women’s Fifteens Rugby

Email: mhowat@rugbycanada.ca

SUBJECT: Head Coach, National Senior Women’s Fifteens Team

The selection review process will commence immediately after this date.  No phone calls please.

**Rugby Canada would like to acknowledge World Rugby’s support of this position**

Type of Position: Part time
Employment Type: Employee
Salary Range: 

Contact Details

Contact Name: Selection Committee
Location: Langford, BC
Address: 
3024 Glen Lake Road
Langford, BC V9B 4B4
Canada
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