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Job Type

Position Type
Full Time

Application Deadline Date
June 16, 2023

Job Location

Employment Type

Expected Start Date
August 1, 2023

Additional Info

The employer is committed to creating an inclusive and diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, family status or disability.

The employer welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Job Title:                              Assistant Coach – Women’s Hockey

Job Type:                             Full-Time – Contract Position

Location:                              MRU Main Campus – Calgary, AB

Closing Date:                       Open until filled

Start Date:                           Negotiable

Reporting to the Women’s Hockey Head Coach, the Assistant Coach is responsible for assisting with leading and developing an exciting and competitive high-performance U SPORTS Women’s Hockey program that enhances the strategic vision of the University and supports  the campus community.    

Duties and Responsibilities

●      Assist with strategic planning,  administration and monitoring of performance of the Women’s Hockey program. 

●      Practice planning, day to day organization, team communication and instruction.

●      Game preparation including scouting, video analysis and tactical planning.

●      Assist in the organization of team travel.

●      Assist with recruitment efforts; talent identification, and evaluation.

●      Assist with student-athlete development.  This includes mentorship of individuals and supporting team dynamics, managing team rules and conduct, leadership development, commitment to safety, and supporting the overall well-being of student athletes.

●      Remain current with knowledge, trends, and practices that are necessary to assist with building and maintaining a nationally competitive program and to promote an environment of growth.

●      Assist with the planning and lead the implementation of fundraising activities that support the Women’s Hockey program.

●      Other duties as assigned by the Head Coach.

Specific Skills

●      Ability to train and motivate athletes.

●      Demonstrate passion and energy in a university community, particularly varsity athletics.

●      Comprehensive knowledge of strategies and techniques that support the teaching, coaching, and ultimate preparation of student-athletes for practice and competition at the U SPORTS level.

●      Strong organizational, administrative, and computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite, Google Suite, and other video/analytics programs).

●      Ability to exercise discretion, good judgment, solid decision-making, and confidentiality of information within a Safe Sport environment

●      Ability to communicate effectively, efficiently, and professionally. Strong interpersonal skills, creative-thinking, and the ability to work in a team environment. Capable of eliciting and fostering trust with athletes, coaches, and other professionals.

Minimum Qualifications

●      A Bachelor’s Degree combined with at least 3 years of coaching experience in a high-performance environment.

●      Previous playing experience at a high level.

●      Development 1 certification.

●      Satisfactory Criminal Records Check and Vulnerable Sector Screening required.

●      Ability to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends as needed.

Salary Range:          Based on experience

To Apply:      Submit application documents (outlined below) via email to Women’s Hockey Head Coach:  Scott Rivett –

A cover letter, resume and a list of 2-3 references should be submitted in one .pdf formatted document. Please title your .pdf document as follows: [First Name] [Last Name], [Assistant Coach].pdf (ex. Jane Doe, Assistant Coach.pdf).

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