Assistant Coach, Women’s Basketball
QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY- ATHLETICS & RECREATION
POSITION TITLE: Assistant Coach, Women’s Basketball
DEPARTMENT: Athletics and Recreation
POSITION NUMBER: 00500390
EFFECTIVE DATE: October 8 2020
Reporting to the Head Coach, the incumbent is responsible for assisting with the planning and implementation of the Women’s Basketball program at Queen’s University.
Under the direction of the Head Coach, this position collaborates with other members of the Athletics and Recreation department to ensure the appropriate level of service and support is provided to the team.
Participating as a member of the High Performance Sport unit, the incumbent works in close cooperation with the Manager, High Performance Sport Operations and Manager, Athletics Education and Compliance on the day-to-day operation of the program. The incumbent assists in creating a departmental culture that embraces and supports athletes, coaches and teams in the pursuit of excellence and contributes to the formulation of programs and services that support general program development and the holistic needs of inter-university athletes.
Community interaction and revenue generation is a key strategic priority for Athletics and Recreation (A&R). This will require close interaction with all other units within the Athletic and Recreation department, as well as the Alumni, the Office of Advancement, community partners, media and other related business and sport groups in the Kingston area.
The Assistant Coach is also responsible to carry out department service projects as assigned annually by the Executive Director, Athletics and Recreation. The schedule for this position requires the incumbent to work frequent evenings and weekends, according to program needs.
· Under the direction of the Head Coach, perform coaching duties as assigned in a manner that is consistent with the operation of a successful inter-university sport program including involvement in: team selection, team and individual goal setting; individual skill acquisition and refinement programs; in/off season strength and conditioning programs; input into season planning, tactical and technical preparation; practice planning, preparation and implementation; game preparation, management and evaluation; scouting, tape breakdown and evaluation; establishing athlete performance targets, evaluation framework and feedback mechanism; program evaluation, maintenance of regular contact with athletes, etc.
· Assist with the implementation of a comprehensive and effective national
athlete recruitment strategy and plan.
· Stay current with knowledge, trends and practices that are necessary to assist with building and maintaining a nationally competitive program. Where requested, attend league meetings, ensure compliance with all league regulations, maintain positive relationships with other sport governing bodies at the local, regional, provincial, national and professional levels.
· Provide administrative assistance and support, attending meetings, and where requested, assist on the day-to-day requirements of the program,
· Under the direction of the Head Coach, ensure that training, competition and use of equipment is conducted in a safe manner.
· Maintain a high profile in the sport locally, provincially, and nationally acting as an ambassador and resource representing the team and university in public speaking appearance, clinics, camps (etc.) Enhance the visibility and image of and the program and university to contribute to the overall sport development in the community, region, province.
· Upon request, assist the Marketing, Communication and Events Unit, collaborate on the development and implementation of a comprehensive sport promotion plan as part of the sport’s high-performance plan. The plan shall include strategies for marketing, communication and promotion of the program, building campus and community awareness of team personnel/schedule, attendance at games and competitions, engaging alumni and booster clubs in fundraising initiatives, activating team personnel in events that promote and raise revenues in support of the team and A&R in general.
· As directed by the Head Coach, assist 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 (Student-Athlete Academic Mentoring), etc.
· Assist in fundraising activities and programs in support of the program (i.e. summer camps, technical clinics, summer leagues, fundraising tournaments, alumni fundraising initiatives, participate in events that promote and raise revenues, etc.).
· Interact with and support other varsity team programs, participate in department initiatives, attend department events/activities.
· Promote diversity, equity and inclusion in sport and in the workplace
· Other duties as assigned by the Head Coach.
· Mentor and support the academic case management of identified student-athletes, as part of broader A&R academic success programs and services.
· Carry out project management responsibilities for activities/initiatives that are assigned by the Director on an annual basis. Project areas may include, but not be limited to, athlete services (leadership, mentoring, tutoring), facility operations, administrative support, etc.
· Serve on departmental or campus committees working groups and/or task forces.
· Minimum 3-year post-secondary education, preferably in Physical Education, Kinesiology, Sport Administration or Sport Management. University degree preferred.
· 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.
· Experience coaching elite and/or post-secondary student-athletes is required.
· Demonstrated leadership, program development and athlete development skills at a high performance level.
· Previous work experience (3+ years) working in sport administration, preferably within a university context.
· Satisfactory Criminal Records Check and Vulnerable Sector Screening required.
· Valid Province of Ontario Class G driver’s license required.
· Consideration may be given for the equivalent combination of education and experience.
· Comprehensive knowledge of coaching systems and technical/tactical strategies, the ability to teach/coach/prepare for practice and games at a national level.
· Experience dealing with and developing high performance athletes in a university environment.
· Knowledge and experience with game analysis programs and equipment.
· Excellent communication skills, oral, written and presentation. Ability to interact professionally and effectively with a diverse audience.
· Strong interpersonal skills, creative-thinking and the ability to work
in a team environment.
· Must be service-oriented and capable of dealing with a wide variety of constituents.
· A proven ability to elicit and foster trust, develop positive working relationships and work effectively with other coaches and athletes.
· Ability to facilitate groups of people to work towards, and succeed with, shared goals.
· Ability to exercise discretion, good judgement, and solid decision-making.
· Organizational skills and time management abilities are essential. The incumbent must be result oriented, assuming responsibility for development, implementation and completion of projects/initiatives.
· Knowledge of the university environment, rules, regulations, process and administration is desirable.
· Proficiency in computer software applications, including all Microsoft programs.
· Athlete identification, recruitment, selection, playing time.
· Team tactics, strategies, practices and competition schedules.
· Athlete development principles, skill progression, on/off season training and conditioning.
· Setting and monitoring individual/team goals, expectations, conduct, and discipline.
· Decision on prioritizing one’s own duties and responsibilities.
· Make recommendations regarding risk management and sport promotion plans.