Job posting: U of T head football coach

Head Coach, Varsity Blues Football Program 

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Job Number

: 1702218 

Faculty / Division: Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education 


: Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education 


: St. George (downtown Toronto)   


: Reporting to the Executive Director, Athletics and Physical Activity the incumbent is responsible for overseeing the University’s football operations within established University guidelines, policies and procedures. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: student athlete recruitment, football program athlete management, human resources and financial management, sport development, student athlete development, alumni relations, community development and act as a technical resource.

The incumbent is responsible for the design and implementation of a comprehensive sport development plan that is conducive to positioning U of T at a competitive level to achieve provincial and national prominence. The plan shall include financial and support services, annual and quadrennial performance targets, budget and revenue/expense tracking framework, team revenue generation targets, and evaluation framework to measure performance against agreed upon targets.

The incumbent will be responsible for managing the finances of the football program, including both the operational budget and a restricted spending plan. Fundraising is a key component to the success of the football program and the incumbent is responsible for raising a minimum of 10% of the total of the two budgets annually.

The incumbent is responsible for managing the recruitment processes for the intercollegiate football program and the maintenance of the recruiting database. The head coach’s professional presentation of the benefits of attending the University of Toronto and being a member of the Varsity Blues is critical to the success of the program and our ability to attract excellent students and athletes to U of T.





University degree preferably in kinesiology/physical education or combination of equivalent experience. Fully certified National Coach Certification Program Level 3 Football, Level 4 or 5 preferred, equivalency considered.

A minimum of 5 years coaching experience in U SPORTS or equivalent level of program and at least three years’ of head coaching experience.

Computer Skills – basic Microsoft Suite i.e. PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, video analysis software, recruitment database.

Management Skills – Effective oral and written communication skills. Effective problem solving skills, negotiation, analytical skills required in relation to problem solving, athlete issues, financial issues.

Technical Skills – Must have full technical knowledge and be current in all of the rules and regulation that govern the sport they are coaching i.e. football. Must be knowledgeable in the OUA and U SPORTS rules that govern the sport programs around recruiting, athletic scholarship, eligibility compliance rules.

Full technical knowledge of, and a demonstrated ability to analyze, all aspects of football. Excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills; instructional, coaching and motivating skills; influencing and team building skills. Demonstrated skills/abilities in planning and organizing, taking initiative, problem solving and exercising good judgment. Ability to maintain tact and composure in a highly competitive environment. Good numeracy and record keeping skills; good written communication skills.

Demonstrated strong leadership and team building skills. Must be able to deal with crisis management related issues and manage public relations interactions with media, alumni and University officials. Teamwork and team building are essential to this roles and the ability to collaborate within a collegial environment is paramount.


Travel: Extended 
Employee Group: Professional / Managerial 
Appointment Type: Budget – Continuing 


: Full-time 

Pay Scale Group and Hiring Rate: PM 4 — Broadband Salary Range: $74,892 – $113,534 — Hiring Zone: $74,892 – $91,174   

Job Field

: Student Life 

Job Posting

: Nov 17, 2017 

Job Closing

: Dec 1, 2017, 11:59:00 PM


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