Apprentice Assistant Coach, Women’s Basketball

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Apprentice Assistant Coach, Women’s Basketball

Department of Athletics, Student Affairs

Temporary full-time 28 hours/week from September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2021

Hiring #: 2019-0454

Please read the Application Instructions before applying

Reporting to the Head Coach, Women’s Basketball, the Assistant Coach of the Gryphon Women’s Basketball Program assists with one of the Department’s highly visible OUA and U Sports programs. 

Under the mentorship of the Head Coach, Women’s Basketball, the Assistant Coach will gain experience in all phases of a USports program.  This includes but is not limited to; recruitment and retention of academically qualified student athletes; overall program administration; community relations; practice and game coaching; local basketball organizations player and coach development and strict compliance with OUA/USports policies.  In addition, the Assistant Coach will assist with summer camp/clinic development and administration, ensuring a safe, fun, and educational experience for all participants. 

As this position is subsidized by the Coaches Association of Ontario, Quest for Gold program which assists post-secondary institutions to develop female coaches, the University is accepting submissions from applicants who identify as female. Additionally, applicants will have: an undergraduate degree; NCCP High Performance Level I coaching certification or equivalent, and some previous successful coaching experience.  A knowledge of and commitment to OUA/USports rules and regulations are essential to this role. Other requirements include; a commitment to excellence; superior organizational and communication skills; strong team building and conflict management skills.  Candidates must have a demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team, must have an understanding and appreciation of the University’s unique environment, as well as adhere to University and Department expectations, policies, and regulations.

The University of Guelph is located in the City of Guelph which is a vibrant community of over 120,000 people, located in south western Ontario, 100 kilometres west of Toronto. 

Consistently ranked one of the best comprehensive universities in Canada, the University of Guelph is committed to the development of the whole student. Intercollegiate programs within the department of Athletics play a valuable role in supporting this mission. These programs provide student-athletes with important experiential learning opportunities that prepare them for life and future employment while in pursuit of excellence. The University has a strong athletics program covering excellence in varsity programs, intramurals, interest classes, lifestyle development, sports clubs and fitness. Extensive athletic and recreation facilities support these programs.

Normal Hiring Range: $36,571 to $45,714

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. 

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.

Posting Date: 2019 08 06
Closing Date: 2019 08 19