Assistant Coach – Figure Skating Synchro Coach
The McMaster Department of Athletics and Recreation’s mission is to “cultivate human potential and enrich wellness through recreation and sport”. In support of this mission, the McMaster Marauders seek an experienced, student-athlete centered, highly qualified and motivated leader to assist in the direction of the Figure Skating program. The ideal candidate is committed to leading the program while focused upon delivery of a superb student-athlete experience. The successful candidate will be a student-first leader who has a growth mindset, is an identifier and developer of talent and is committed to the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion in sporting environments. This individual models the values & expectations of McMaster University and the Department of Athletics and Recreation.
This part-time position is responsible for supporting all coaching elements associated with the Figure Skating Synchro program. Reporting to the Figure Skating Head Coach, the incumbent is responsible for the overall direction, planning, team selection, and player development of the Synchro Program. The head coach ensures compliance with all McMaster and OUA policies, rules, and regulations.
The coach will work cooperatively with the head coach in event scheduling, facility, travel planning, budgeting, purchasing of equipment and apparel, alumni engagement and completing other administrative requirements.
The Figure Skating season begins at beginning of September, with competitions beginning in the Winter and finishing with OUA Championships in February. There is some flexibility in practice scheduling to accommodate the successful candidates’ schedule.
• Outstanding character, integrity, passion, and a commitment to excellence
• Excellent communicator with strong teaching and technical figure skating skills
• Strong leadership and interpersonal skills and a demonstrated team player
• Commitment to promotion equity, diversity, and inclusion
• Be knowledgeable in the technical, tactical, physical and psychological elements of Figure Skating
• Preference to those with a minimum of 2 years of experience in coaching (college or university preferred)
• Preference to those who have competed in Figure Skating at a post-secondary level
• Preference to candidates that have who have minimally completed NCCP Community Club Coach.
• Preference to those applicants with at minimum a bachelor’s degree
• A willingness to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends is required.
• The successful candidate will require a vulnerable sector check, as well as supplemental training offered through NCCP.
LENGTH OF APPOINTMENT:
The appointment will be for one year commencing June 1, 2023 with the option to renew pending a year-end performance evaluation.
APPLICATION PROCESS: Cover letter and resumes, including NCCP #, may be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
EMPLOYMENT EQUITY STATEMENT: McMaster University is located on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Mississauga Nations and within the lands protected by the “Dish With One Spoon” wampum agreement.
The diversity of our workforce is at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our research and teaching excellence. In keeping with its Statement on Building an Inclusive Community with a Shared Purpose, McMaster University strives to embody the values of respect, collaboration, and diversity, and has a strong commitment to employment equity.
The University seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity and inclusion, who will contribute to the diversification of ideas and perspectives, and especially welcomes applications from indigenous (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) peoples, members of racialized communities, persons with disabilities, women, and persons who identify as 2SLGBTQ+.
Job applicants requiring accommodation to participate in the hiring process should contact:
Human Resources Service Centre at 905-525-9140 ext. 222-HR (22247), to communicate accommodation needs.