Job Posting: Carleton Defensive Coordinator

Subject: Assistant Football Coach – Defensive Coordinator – Job ID J0218-0245
Carleton Job Posting Alert: Assistant Football Coach – Defensive Coordinator – Job ID J0218-0245
Organization: Carleton University 
Job Title: Assistant Football Coach – Defensive Coordinator 
Job Type: Term Full Time 
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 


Assistant Football Coach – Defensive Coordinator 

TERM Assignment:

4 Year Term 

Priority Comment:


Duties and Responsibilities:

Under the direction of the Head Coach Football, the Assistant Coach will assist in the management and development of the Carleton University Football program, including recruitment and coaching either offense or defense. The objective of the coaching staff is to create an environment conducive to the development of student-athletes. The Assistant Coach will assist in guiding the football team in a manner that is consistent with the values of Carleton University and in accordance to the coach’s code of conduct.

The Assistant Coach must work with others in a team environment and will assist the Head Coach in operating within the Department’s annual operational and planning cycles in order to ensure appropriate support and resources for the Program.

The Assistant Coach will develop positive relationships with the campus and local community such as faculty, alumni, high schools, football community associations etc. 

One of the priorities for the Assistant Coach will be to effectively recruiting top football student-athletes, coaching offense or defense and assisting with practice and game film. The incumbent will also play a significant role in developing the football community camps and clinics to achieve revenue targets established as part of the budget process to support the Ravens football program. In addition the Assistant Coach may be involved in other fundraising initiatives as required.

This position requires that the successful candidate will work and travel during untraditional hours. 


The incumbent must possess the following qualifications:

• Knowledge of Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) and the Canadian sport system;

• Demonstrated expertise and/or knowledge in the recruitment of student-athletes;

• Demonstrated superior football coaching experience in either defense or offense;

• Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team;

• Excellent communication skills: written & verbal, ability to communicate effectively and develop relationships with alumni, academic units, university staff, colleagues, students and community associations;

• Knowledge and experience using video technology for team meetings and playbooks;

• Experience organizing youth football camps and youth skill session;

• Superior interpersonal skills including a strong student-athlete centered focus;

• Superior ability to listen, consult and implement decisions;

• Strong organizational and administrative skills;

• Other assets include: video coordinating, strength and conditioning, and experience in fundraising. 

Education and Experience:

The above is normally acquired through the completion of:

University undergraduate degree with a preference given to those who have enhanced coaching certification/training in the sport football (minimum Advanced Level 3 NCCP certification or equivalent); plus a minimum 3 years coaching experience and proven success at a high performance level. Equivalencies will be considered. 

HR Note:

Equivalencies will be considered. Applicants are encouraged to provide information which may demonstrate equivalent qualifications. Please note that applicants may be required to complete an employment test as part of the selection process for this position. Those applicants that are selected for an interview will be requested to contact the Human Resource Advisor assigned to this competition as soon as possible to discuss any accommodation requirements. Arrangements will be made to accommodate your request in a timely manner. Carleton University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our University including, but not limited to: women; visible minorities; First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expressions.

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