The University of British Columbia

Assistant Coach, Track & Field and Cross Country (BB-C3FD0)

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Staff - Non Union Job CategoryM&P - AAPS Job ProfileAAPS Salaried - Assistant Coach Job TitleAssistant Coach, Track & Field and Cross Country DepartmentCross Country/Track and Field | Athletics and Recreation Compensation Range$1.00 - $500,000.00 CAD Monthly Posting End DateApril 16, 2021 Note: Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on the day prior to the Posting End Date above. Job End DateJun 30, 2024 This is a 3-year term position. This offer is conditional upon successful completion of a Criminal Record (vulnerable sector) Check. Job Description Summary The University of British Columbia Track and Field and Cross Country Teams have a long-standing tradition of both collegiate and international excellence, winning multiple NAIA Championships as well as having put 7 alumni on the 2016 Olympic Team. As the Assistant Coach, Track and Field and Cross Country your function will be to develop Endurance athletes towards the program targets for winning NAIA and USport Championships and qualifying athletes for the World Championships and Olympic Games. As well, as the Assistant Coach, you are responsible for the team operations, including but not limited to, entrepreneurially supporting and taking the lead on agreed-upon business activities, oversight of facilities and equipment, athlete compliance, and travel arrangements. This position is responsible for operating under U SPORTS and NAIA operating bylaws, University policies, and philosophy and objectives of the Varsity Program and Athletic and Recreation Department. UBC is committed to supporting the best possible environments for working, learning and living where respect, civility, diversity, excellence and inclusion are valued. The Assistant Coach, Track & Field and Cross Country reports directly to the Head Coach, Track and Field, Cross Country on a daily basis and is ultimately responsible to the Director of Athletics – Performance and Team Support. This role interacts with other departmental, faculty and on campus/off campus stakeholders. Organizational Status Athletics & Recreation (A&R) is a department within the VP Students portfolio, with a strong focus on creating an exceptional UBC student experience. The A&R Department has a team of approximately 125 employees, and is led by a strong cross-unit management team. It services over 20,000 students through recreational programming, 26 varsity teams, and 13 competitive clubs along with thousands of members of the UBC community. Work Performed Assists Head Coach, Track and Field, Cross Country in the coaching, management and coordination of the Track & Field and Cross Country programs. In conjunction with the Head Coach, is responsible for orienting student-athletes to the policies and regulations of the University, Department of Athletics & Recreation, NAIA and U SPORTS. Under the direction of the Head Coach, assists in the recruitment of student- athletes in accordance with U SPORTS/NAIA regulations. Develops and delivers the Endurance (Track and Cross Country) training programs. In accordance with the Head Coach, contributes to the development and ongoing review of Endurance program strategy. In accordance with the Head Coach, participates in professional development activities to reach or maintain a world-class level of coaching competency. Liaise with the Integrated Support team (S&C, Nutrition, Analytics, Physio, Sports psychology).Participated in the coordination of return-to-compete programs across all disciplines. As Assistant Coach, responsibilities shall also include: Leading on selected and agreed-upon program business activities Organization, upkeep and replacement of Track and Field equipment In support and in liaison with facilities staff, maintenance of the facility Coordination of competition and training camp travel Executing on meet entries Together with the Head Coach, ensuring the eligibility and compliance of all athletes Performs duties in conjunction with the Varsity administration units as it relates to team travel, student-athlete financial awards, housing and eligibility requirements, as directed by Head Coach. Encourages student-athletes to maintain and develop good academic standing and monitors and assists student-athletes with academic progress. Works with the Senior Manager, Sports Medicine and Sport Science in delivery of related programs for the Varsity team as directed by the Head Coach. Cooperates with Senior Manager, Communications and Media Relations in conducting interviews and athlete information for media guides and website. Working with the Director of DAE, Athletics and Recreation, supports fundraising efforts, alumni relations and initiatives such as Big Block and Thunderbird Scholarship Breakfast. Participation in provincial and national programs and community events is encouraged to enhance coaching ability and the overall program. Know and abide by U SPORTS and NAIA rules, regulations and ethical guidelines. Performs other duties as required. Consequence of Error/Judgement This position represents the UBC Track & Field and Cross Country program, the students and the University. Incorrect decisions / judgment will directly affect the Department and UBC's reputation within the community at large. Overall, the position must be managed with the utmost of integrity so as to positively impact not only the University and the alumni who are associated with the track & field and cross country program. Works within broad mandates. Work is reviewed in terms of fulfillment of mandates and achievement of program goals. Supervision Received This position reports to the Head Coach, Track and Field, Cross Country on a daily basis and is responsible to the Director of Athletics, Performance and Team Support. The supervisor gives guidance and direction to the position, but the execution of responsibilities is solely that of the incumbent. The incumbent is expected to work independently as well as, with Athletic and Recreation department units in a collaborative and professional environment. Supervision Given Part-time coaching staff, student-athletes and student trainers, where applicable. Qualifications Bachelor's degree required. Minimum Coaching Certification: Athletics NCCP Performance Coach Certified, or equivalent. Coaching experience, preferably at the University or national level, or equivalent. Excellent leadership skills and ability to recruit. Proven track record, and a leadership style characterized by enthusiasm, integrity and discipline. Knowledge of academic system at the University. Ability to communicate effectively and efficiently. Strong organizational, administrative and computer skills. A proven record of integrity, high principles, and demonstrated skill in developing / motivating student-athletes both academically and athletically. A pleasant personality together with a positive attitude is essential. Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community, including the Track & Field community. Ability to foster a cooperative work environment, get along and work well with members of the department, supervisors and other employees of the university. Successful completion of a Criminal Record Check – Vulnerable Sector Check.

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