Reporting to the Director, Athletics and Recreation, the Manager of Women’s Hockey Operations and Head Coach will be accountable for the successful operation and strategic direction of the WLU women’s hockey program. More specifically, the accountability of this position would currently include the hiring, discipline and performance management of the assistant hockey coach(es) as well as part-time positions directly related to the hockey operation. Leading the team members as a positive role model, the position is also responsible for leading the interaction with 20 - 25 student-athlete members of the women’s hockey team. During the “season”, the women’s hockey operation needs to be managed seven days a week including both training and competition. Out-of-season duties for the Manager of Women’s Hockey Operations and Head Coach include accountability for a comprehensive recruiting system designed to attract top quality student-athletes. The incumbent will also be responsible for directing an effective off-season strength and conditioning program, in consultation with our Strength and Conditioning Coach, and will be accountable, in consultation with the Director, Athletics and Recreation and the Manager, Interuniversity Sports Programs, for providing the leadership and strategic direction of a successful student-athlete development program. The Manager will be accountable for motivating alumni to become involved in event fundraising and development activities and must meet fundraising targets. The Manager is accountable for developing and implementing a fundraising strategy in conjunction with the Director, Athletics and Recreation.
Qualifications • University degree (post-graduate preferred) • Five years of successful coaching experience an asset • Experience with budget management • Integrity – a role model for student-athletes, motivator, mentor • Proven organizational, leadership and management skills • Excellent oral and written communication skills • Knowledge of the university environment and university athletic recruiting an asset • Strong technical background and practical experience at a highly competitive level • Level III NCCP certification • Strong leadership and human resource management skills (experience with public sector unions is desirable) • Ability to work effectively in a university environment (ability to work consultatively and collegially) • Commitment to the dignity of all individuals, fair and equitable treatment and equal opportunity for all
About Wilfrid Laurier University - Dept of Athletics
Wilfrid Laurier University has embraced the philosophy that a well rounded Athletics and Recreation program, including casual recreation, clubs, instructional skills in dance, martial arts, meditative pursuits, and intramural and interuniversity competitions is an integral part of its educational mission. The mission of Athletics and Recreation is to provide services, support, programs and facilities that enhance the personal, intellectual, experiential development of students in a diverse community oriented, student-centred environment. We strive to contribute to a superior quality of life and exceptional living and learning experience through athletics and recreation.
Effective February 23rd, 2018 the position of Manager, Women’s Hockey Operations & Head Coach is now posted through Human Resources. The posting can be accessed through the following link https://www.wlu.ca/about/careers-at-laurier/career-opportunities/staff-and-management-positions.html and will be posted until March 29th, 2018. Any questions or inquiries can be directed to Peter Baxter - Director, Athletics & Recreation (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Ryan Lannan - Manager, Interuniversity Sport Programs(email@example.com).