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Position Type
Full Time

Application Deadline Date
August 1, 2022

Salary Range
Stipend

Job Location
Hamilton

Expected Start Date
September 1, 2022

Additional Info
OUA_Coach_JD_Women_s_Tennis.pdf

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.

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 direct its Women’s Tennis program. The ideal candidate is committed to leading the program while focused upon the 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 role models the values & expectations of McMaster University and the Department of Athletics and Recreation.

This part-time position is responsible for all coaching elements associated with the sport program. Reporting to the Manager, Competitive Sports, the incumbent is responsible for the overall direction, planning, team selection, and player development. The head coach ensure compliance to McMaster, OUA policies and regulations. The coach will work cooperatively with athletic department staff in event scheduling, facility, travel planning, budgeting, purchasing of equipment and apparel, alumni engagement and completing other administrative requirements.

The Women’s Tennis season begins with try-outs in late-August/early-September. Practices are held a few times a week at off-campus tennis facilities. The season starts mid-September and finishes with OUA championship in October. Off-season is optional as determined by the coach.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Outstanding character, integrity, passion and a commitment to excellence
  • Excellent communicator with strong teaching and technical tennis 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 tennis
  • Willingness to work with an integrated support team
  • Preference to those with experience coaching and a relationship with the local tennis community
  • Preference to those who have competed in tennis at a post-secondary level (OUA/NCAA)
  • Preference to those applicants with at minimum a Bachelor’s degree
  • Willingness to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends is required.
  • The successful candidate will require a vulnerable sector check.

LENGTH OF APPOINTMENT:
The appointment will be for one year commencing August 1 2022 with the option to renew pending a year-end performance evaluation.

APPLICATION PROCESS:
Letters of interest and resumes may be submitted to coachmac@mcmaster.ca.

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+.


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