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Position Type
Full Time

Application Deadline Date
October 15, 2022

Job Location

Employment Type

Expected Start Date
October 24, 2022

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.

Field Hockey Canada is seeking a Head Coach for the Canadian Women’s National Field Hockey Team. In collaboration with FHC’s high performance leadership (e.g. High Performance Director), the Head Coach is responsible for the design, content and implementation of a comprehensive training, competition, and monitoring program for the Women’s National program. This is a long-term appointment for a 4-year period to 2026 with an extension toward the 2028 Olympics and beyond.

Within this scope, it is the responsibility of the Head Coach to work within the policies and procedures established by Field Hockey Canada. The role is supported by, and reports into the High Performance Director (HPD). The position will be based in Vancouver, Canada and requires residence in the Greater Vancouver Area. The job also demands extensive Domestic & International travel.

Primary Duties:

  • Be responsible for leading, preparing and coaching the Women’s National Team (WNT)
  • Create an effective Training Environment to coach and lead identified athletes in an environment, which enhances the WNT’s team & individual performance potential
  • Lead a group of professional staff, including sport science experts to build and lead an integrated, collaborative support team
  • Innovative approach to technical & tactical coaching with an appreciation of past success and the ability to draw knowledge from other sports or fields to achieve excellence
  • Build and inspire a broad coaching group consisting of assistant coaches, specialty skill coaches, and analytical coaches to support the overall development of Canada’s coaching resources.


  • Evidence of world-class coaching experience, ideally with a successful track record of coaching at the international level;
  • Proof of the ability to work effectively within a team, possessing excellent planning, interpersonal, management and organizational skills, with the ability to collaborate with and inspire others
  • Exceptionally strong engagement and communication skills, and a demonstrated level of emotional intelligence
  • Experience integrating medical, sport science and technology support within a team environment
  • Innovative approach to coaching with an appreciation of past success and the ability to draw knowledge from other sports or fields to achieve excellence
  • Evidence of commitment to developing effective partnerships to support the national program’s mission
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a team of technical coaches and influence the ongoing development of Next Generation athletes in the Athlete Pathway
  • The ability to create a “Culture of Excellence” in the context of Safe Sport concepts within the Canadian Sport system
  • Comprehension of the importance of overall system building, including Athlete & Coaching Pathways, in support of long-term WNT program success
  • Coaching Certifications equivalent to minimum National Coach requirements within the Canadian Sport System

If you have a passion for working with high performance athletes and collaborating with a variety of stakeholders and believe you possess the appropriate experience and skill set for the position, please submit your resume and covering letter that includes the top 3 reasons why you are the ideal candidate for this position.

Applications are to be submitted electronically by October 15th, 2022 to: Alan Brahmst, High Performance Director at

Renumeration for this role will be commensurate with the candidate’s experience. Field Hockey Canada is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates. Compensation will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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