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Position Type
Full Time

Application Deadline Date
June 9, 2023

Job Location

Expected Start Date
July 4, 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.

Saskatchewan Wheelchair Sports Association (SWSA) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to developing and supporting opportunities for all of our members to participate in the Association’s sport, recreation, and leisure activities to the best of their abilities.

Under the supervision of the Executive Director and the Board of Directors, the successful candidate will
have an increased responsibility for enhancing the growth and development of wheelchair basketball programs in Saskatchewan.

The role of the coach is to increase the number of high performance wheelchair basketball athletes, coaches, classifiers, and officials in Saskatchewan.

The goals of the coach are:

  1. To increase the number of Saskatchewan athletes, coaches, officials and classifiers
  2. To improve Saskatchewan’s performance at National competitions (including Regional Junior Championships and Canada Winter Games).
  3. To play a leadership role in developing coaches in Saskatchewan, becoming a “coach of coaches” and increase the number of NCCP accredited coaches within the province
  4. To work collectively with all partners to find creative and meaningful ways to make coach employment a long-term sustainable and attractive option for coaches both within and outside of Saskatchewan.
  5. Initiate and maintain coaching and/or administrative involvement with National Team programs
    (SMNT, SWNT, U23 Men, U25 Women)

The applicant should have the following skills and knowledge:

Required Qualifications:

·       Coaching experience and the ability to work within a volunteer association as a staff member

  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and supervisory skills
  • Leadership, initiative and passion for sport
  • Ability to represent the organization in a positive and proactive manner
  • Must have a valid Class 5 driver’s license and a reliable vehicle.
  • Willingness to travel and to work evenings and weekends

Desired Qualifications:

  • Degree/diploma in recreation, sports administration or related discipline
  • Knowledge of wheelchair sport and/or not-for-profit sport sector
  • Minimum NCCP Introduction to Competition certification, working towards Competition Development certification
  • Minimum of three years’ experience playing or coaching basketball (or wheelchair basketball)
  • Minimum of three years involvement in high performance sport
  • Knowledge of wheelchair basketball is not required but would be considered an asset

Duties and responsibilities of the High Performance Wheelchair Basketball Coach:

  1. Plan and implement the SWSA Canada Games Quadrennial High Performance Plan
  2. Work closely with volunteers and mentor future coaches in talent identification, testing, and training to achieve Canada Games program goals.
  3. Design, implement, coordinate, and monitor SWSA high performance wheelchair basketball programs in the province.
  4. Work with current wheelchair basketball clubs at all levels and work towards expansion throughout the province.
  5. Maintain accurate reports on all related programs, clinics and competition results to meet SWSA and Sask Sport reporting requirements.
  6. Ensure that proper testing and evaluation is performed with athletes at all provincial levels.
  7. Organize Sport Medicine and Science sessions that will facilitate the wheelchair basketball athlete’s physical, mental, nutritional, and medical needs for athlete development and competitive success.
  8. Organize coaching clinics on a regular and progressive basis to ensure that all future Saskatchewan wheelchair basketball coaches have completed NCCP coach training at their desired level of competition.
  9. Seek other funding opportunities and sponsorships to support the ongoing needs of wheelchair basketball in Saskatchewan.
  10. Maintain communication with all relevant sport governing bodies and associations on technical matters. This includes consultation with SWSA staff, Sask Sport staff, Saskatchewan Sports Medicine and Science Council, Basketball Saskatchewan, and Wheelchair Basketball Canada.
  11. Work with the Executive Director and staff to ensure that SWSA participation in all provincial, national, and international events is well planned and implemented.
  12. Travel within the province to carry out the responsibilities necessary to facilitate athlete development through clinics and training camps.


The salary will be commensurate with experience.

This is a full time, one year contract position with the possibility of renewal.

Please submit your resume and covering letter, no later than Friday, June 9th, 2023 to:

Saskatchewan Wheelchair Sports Association

510 Cynthia Street

Saskatoon, SK, S7L 7K7

We thank all applicants for their interest.  Only individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

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