The Sport Information Resource Centre
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The Sport Information Resource Centre

Position Type
Full Time

Application Deadline Date
May 20, 2022

Job Location
Ottawa

Employment Type
Employee

Expected Start Date
June 7, 2022

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.

Position Summary

The purpose of this role is to provide Sport Science and Strength and Conditioning support to targeted National and Provincial Sport Organizations in Strength & Conditioning to facilitate overall performance enhancement. The primary role of the Strength and  conditioning  Coach/Sport Scientists is to support Peak Academy sports and athletes, while helping to continuously expand and further develop this service area at the Peak Centre for Human Performance. Duties include working to focus on all areas of strength & conditioning including flexibility, strength, endurance, hypertrophy, power, and speed. The Strength and Conditioning Coach/Sport Scientist supports athletes and coaches by providing testing, tools and metrics to monitor and assess progress and collaborates with other staff to achieve a holistic approach to athlete development.

Responsibilities

∙Perform laboratory and field based testing on athletes of various ages and ability

including the performance of VO2 max tests, blood lactate analysis, force plate based

isometric and jump testing.

∙In collaboration with the coaches and other staff, develop and deliver of world-class

strength & conditioning support in the daily training environment

∙In collaboration with coaches develop individualized training plans, focusing on targeted

objectives for each athlete

∙Leveraging a strong understanding of physiology, psychology, nutrition, and

biomechanics to determine how to best improve athlete’s performance

∙Coach athletes in one on one or small group scenarios to teach proper lifting technique,

to ensure maximum adaptations and a safe environment.

∙Implement a thorough monitoring, tracking and testing process to ensure that athletes

are making the desired progress

∙Evaluate current research to broaden knowledge of the sport as well as general

knowledge of trends and findings in the discipline

∙Conduct, commission and collaborate in research and innovation projects

∙Foster effective working relationship with sport coaches in order to understand coaching

philosophy and sport program goals

∙Provide comprehensive feedback (presentations, publications, reports)of results and

interpretation to athletes, parents and coaches

Collaboration and Communication

∙Communicate effectively on a regular basis with other staff members to provide a holistic

approach to athlete performance

∙Work using a collaborative approach to tackle sport specific challenges and questions

∙Consult and refer specific athlete issues to relevant practitioners when necessary

Company

∙Maintain an accurate record of work conducted

∙Be an active member of company by participating in staff meetings, other meetings and

seminars as required

∙Adhere to any professional codes of conduct appropriate to the profession or other

codes of conduct that might be deemed applicable to sports science and sports

medicine practitioners in general

∙Maintain a proactive approach to personal Professional development

∙Present workshops, lectures and seminars as required

∙Undertake any other reasonable duties as requested.

Qualifications and Skills

∙Degree (B. Sc., M.Sc. or Ph.D.) in physiology, kinesiology, biomechanics or related field.

∙Minimum of 5 years’ experience working in a high performance sport environment

(including National and International Competitions).

∙National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA), Certified Strength and

Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) certification or equivalent is a requirement. CSEP CEP is an  asset

∙Strong coaching and presentation skills

∙Experience in developing and implementing innovative ideas and putting them into practice, including working in an applied and integrated manner

∙Knowledge of the Canadian Sport System an asset.

∙Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills. Bilingualism is an asset.

∙Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with a high degree of independence and initiative.

∙Good team building skills and the ability to be flexible and adjust to changing priorities.


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