Job posting: Assistant Coach, Football- Offensive Coordinator

Competition Number:J1218-0460
Position Title:Assistant Coach, Football- Offensive Coordinator
Employee Group:Support Staff
Job Category:Athletics
Department or Area:FMC – Operating
Location:Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Grade:08
Hours per Week:35
Job Type:Term
Length of term:Term until June 30, 2022
Shift:7 Monday – Friday
Number Of Positions:1
Date Posted:December 19, 2018
Closing Date:January 14, 2019

About Queen’s University

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Job Summary

Reporting to the Head Coach – Football, the incumbent is responsible to assist in the planning and implementation of the Football program at Queen’s University.

The position requires collaboration with all other members of the Athletics and Recreation department to ensure the appropriate level of service and support is provided to the inter-university football team. Participating as a member of the high performance unit, the incumbent assists in creating a departmental culture that embraces and supports athletes, coaches and teams in the pursuit of excellence and contributes to the formulation of programs and services that support general program development and the holistic needs of high performance athletes.

Revenue generation is a key strategic priority for Athletics and Recreation (A&R), the incumbent will provide assistance, as directed by the Head Coach – Football, to raise an agreed upon level of annual revenues that will directly support program costs. This responsibility may require close interaction with all other units within the Athletic and Recreation department, as well as the Alumni, the Office of Advancement, community partners, and other related business and sport groups in the Kingston area.

The incumbent also works in close cooperation with the Director, High Performance Sport and the Manager, High Performance Sport on the day-to-day operation of the program.

The schedule for this position requires the incumbent to work frequent evenings and weekends.

Job Description

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: 
• Under the direction of the Head Coach, assist in the development and implementation of an a clear vision for the offense’s winning style of play and contribute to the football programs multi-year performance plan along with the yearly training and competition (i.e. YTP) plan that is conducive to Queen’s being a perennial Provincial and National contender.
• Perform all coaching duties as assigned in a manner that is consistent with the operation of a successful high performance sport program including involvement in team selection, personnel management, team and individual goal setting, individual skill acquisition and refinement programs, tactical and technical preparation, practice planning, preparation and implementation, game preparation, management and evaluation, scouting, , athlete performance target, evaluation framework and feedback mechanism, program evaluation, maintenance of regular contact with athletes, etc.
• Assist in the recruitment, supervision and development of positional coaches and support staff, providing input, direction, feedback and evaluation on performance.
• Stay current with knowledge, trends and practices that are necessary to build and maintain a nationally competitive program.
• The effective use of football specific performance analysis software (e.g. GameStrat, DV Sport, etc.) and the processes to assist in scouting, practices and games preparation/evaluation, athlete development, etc..
• Embrace and provide holistic support for student-athletes, empowering them to achieve their greatest potential academically, athletically and as a community leader. Participate in education and academic support programs, being available to student-athletes where required.
• Participate in the development, planning, and implementation of the team’s comprehensive talent identification and recruitment strategy that complements the academic standards of the university;
• Provide administrative assistance and support, on the day-to-day requirements of the program, attending and conducting meetings, liaise with the Director and/or Manager, High Performance Sport,
• Ensure that appropriate risk management provisions are facilitated with respect to training, competition and equipment within the jurisdiction of direct responsibility.
• Where requested, assist in the development and implementation of a comprehensive sport promotion and engagement plan. The plan shall include strategies for marketing, communication and promotion of the program, building campus and community awareness of team personnel/schedule, attendance at games and competitions, engaging alumni and fundraising initiatives, and activating team personnel in events that promote and raise revenues in support of the team and A&R in general (i.e. camps, clinics, etc.).
• Work in conjunction with other members of A&R units to support athlete performance in each of their respective areas, such as injury prevention, management and rehabilitation, development of individual strength and conditioning programs, recruitment; academic support programs, athlete/team education programs; community engagement; etc.
• Assist with alumni and fundraising activities and programs.
• Promotes diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace.
• Values individual differences. Deal effectively with persons of all races, nationalities, cultures, ages and genders as well as persons of different sexual orientations and those with disabilities, such that their own and others’ contributions are maximized.
• Where requested, attend league meetings, ensure compliance with all league regulations, and maintain positive relationships with other sport governing bodies. Maintain a high profile, acting as an ambassador representing the team and university in public speaking appearance, clinics, camps, etc. to enhance the visibility and image of the university and program.
• At the request of the Executive Director, Athletics and Recreation and/or the Director, Business Development & Operations, serve on departmental or campus committee working groups and/or task forces, support other programs, participate in department initiatives, attend events and take on annual projects.
• Other duties as assigned by the Head Coach – Football and/or Executive Director, Athletics and Recreation or their designate.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: 
• Minimum 3-year post-secondary education, preferably in Physical Education, Kinesiology, Sport Administration or Sport Management. University degree preferred.
• Previous work experience working in sport administration, preferably within a university context.
• Comprehensive knowledge of football coaching systems and strategies.
• Highly competent with football specific game breakdown and analysis software and programs
• Demonstrated leadership, program development and athlete development skills at a high performance level.
• Post-secondary coaching experience is required.
• Fully certified as a Competition Coordinator Coach (old NCCP Level 3 Certified).
• Satisfactory Criminal Records Check and Vulnerable Sector Screening required.
• Province of Ontario Class G drivers’ license or equivalent required.
• Consideration will be given for the equivalent combination of education and experience.

SPECIAL SKILLS:
• Ability to teach/coach/prepare for practice and games at a national level.
• Excellent communication skills, oral, written and presentation. Ability to interact professionally and effectively with people at all levels.
• Strong interpersonal skills, creative-thinking and the ability to work in a team environment.
• Must be service-oriented and be capable of dealing with a wide variety of constituents.
• A high degree of independence, allowing for initiatives to develop flexibly, quickly and appropriately.
• Proven ability to elicit and foster trust, develop positive working relationships and work effectively with other coaches and athletes.
• Ability to facilitate groups of people to work towards, and succeed with, shared goals.
• Ability to exercise discretion, good judgement, and solid decision-making.
• Organizational skills and time management abilities are essential. The incumbent must be result oriented, assuming responsibility for the development, implementation and completion of projects/initiatives.
• Knowledge of the university environment, rules, regulations, process and administration is desirable.
• Proficiency in computer software applications, including all Microsoft programs.

DECISION MAKING:

  • Ability to teach/coach/prepare for practice and games at a national level.
  • Excellent communication skills, oral, written and presentation. Ability to interact professionally and effectively with people at all levels.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, creative-thinking and the ability to work in a team environment.
  • Must be service-oriented and be capable of dealing with a wide variety of constituents.
  • A high degree of independence, allowing for initiatives to develop flexibly, quickly and appropriately.
  • A proven ability to elicit and foster trust, develop positive working relationships and work effectively with other coaches and athletes.
  • Ability to facilitate groups of people to work towards, and succeed with, shared goals.
  • Ability to exercise discretion, good judgement, and solid decision-making.
  • Organizational skills and time management abilities are essential. The incumbent must be result oriented, assuming responsibility for the development, implementation and completion of projects/initiatives.

Closing Statement

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

The University provides support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. Candidates requiring accommodation during the recruitment process are asked to contact Human Resources at hradmin@queensu.ca.

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