Assistant Coach, Football – Offensive Coordinator and Student Athlete Development

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Author ahnationtalk
Date March 4, 2019
Deadline Open
Type Full Time
Company Wilfrid Laurier University
Location Waterloo, ON
Category Sports
Client Wilfrid Laurier University
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Posting ID : 10214
Position Title : Assistant Coach, Football – Offensive Coordinator and Student Athlete Development
Department : Athletics and Recreation
Job Type : Full-time, Continuing
Campus : Waterloo
Reports To : Manager, Men’s Football Operations
Position Summary : Wilfrid Laurier University is a leading multi-campus, university known

for academic excellence and a culture that inspires lives of leadership and purpose. Laurier has a distinct commitment to teaching, research, experiential learning, sustainability and scholarship, which combine to address critical challenges in society, business, the economy and the environment – globally and in the communities we serve. At Laurier’s heart is its strong student focus, which results in exceptional levels of student satisfaction and a deep sense of community that lives on through the university’s highly engaged alumni.

Laurier takes pride in building meaningful relationships with colleagues and students. The Laurier community supports one another, encourages collaboration and teamwork and respects work/life balance, all while recognizing the importance of a challenging, rewarding and inspiring career. Laurier has more than 19,000 students and 2,100 faculty and staff across campuses in Waterloo and Brantford, as well as locations in Kitchener and Toronto.

Diversity is one of Laurier’s core values. The university is committed to providing an inclusive workplace and employing a workforce that is reflective of local and national demographics. Our locations are situated on the traditional territories of the Neutral, Anishnawbe, and Haudenosaunee peoples. We recognize the unique heritages of Indigenous peoples and support their intentions to preserve and express their distinctive Indigenous cultures, histories, and knowledge through academic programming and co-curricular activities. Laurier’s Centre for Indigegogy is one example of how Laurier honours Indigenous knowledge.

We currently have an opportunity to join the Laurier community as an Assistant Coach, Football – Offensive Coordinator and Student Athlete Development.

Reporting to the Manager of Football Operations and Head Coach and the Assistant Coach, Football – Offensive Coordinator and Student Athlete Development will assist with all aspects of the offense and student athlete development of the interuniversity football program including, skill analysis and development, as well as collaborating with other coaches on the offensive unit on team tactics and overall offensive strategy. The Assistant Coach, Football – Offensive Coordinator and Student Athlete Development will assist the Manager of Interuniversity Sport Programs in the facilitation of the student athlete academic development and the facilitation of recruiting top quality student athletes.

The Assistant Coach, Football – Offensive Coordinator and Student Athlete Development will assist in the Manager of Football Operations in the planning and supervision of the off season training program, spring interuniversity camp and act as a liaison for recruiting, fundraising, events and scouting. The Assistant Coach, Football – Offensive Coordinator and Student Athlete Development will also assist the Manager, Interuniversity Sport Programs in the academic support and progress of the student athletes within the football program.

Accountabilities : Assistant Football Coach –

·  Assists with skill analysis and development, of the offensive and overall team strategy.

·  Analyze and prepare film for practice, off-field film sessions for Offense team and Manager Football Operations.

·  In conjunction with other offensive coaches and Manager of Football Operations, Assistant Coach collaborates on game day planning and strategy.

·  Prepares written and multimedia practice planning materials for Offensive units.

·  In consultation with the Manager, Football Operations and Manager, Interuniversity Sport Programs, develop and implement services that appropriately support the Football Program, including: fundraising, student-athlete recruitment services; and student-athlete support services (academic, health, and personal);

·  Conduct Individual skill analyses and student athlete development.

Training Program and Special Event Coordination

·  Coordination of the off season training program, spring interuniversity camp

·  Assists with and schedules the August training camp schedule which includes training camp meal and Residence timetable.

·  Assists with the coordination/communication of recruiting events and game scouting including fundraising events such as Laurier Football Dinner and Adopt a Hawk

·  Carries out special projects as assigned by Manager Football Operations and Head Coach.

Athlete Recruitment and Student Athlete Development

 

·  Assists Head Coach with student-athlete recruitment efforts through the scheduling and coordination of on campus visits with other academic units and student services within Laurier, while being in compliance with USports and OUA regulations

·  In conjunction with the Manager, Interuniversity Sport Programs, develop and implement services that appropriately support the student athlete development of the football program in the classroom and community, including: fundraising, student-athlete recruitment services; and student-athlete support services (academic, health, and personal);

·  Contacts up to 200 potential student athletes annually.

Qualifications : ·  Undergraduate degree plus 3 years’ experience in post-secondary

football or Professional football with knowledge of up-to date coaching/teaching techniques or equivalent football experience

·  Strong organizational skills.

·  Excellent communication and proven motivational skills.

·  Understanding dynamics of working with student athletes.

·  Understanding of USports and OUA Procedures and Policies

·  Understanding and comprehension of academic curriculum an asset

·  Knowledge and experience within a university athletic environment an asset

·  Computer skills: MS Word, Excel.

Grade : WLUSA-07
Salary : $31.30 – $36.82
Salary Notes : This is a full-time, continuing position. The anticipated start date is May 1,
2019.
This position is eligible for educational equivalencies: https://lauriercloud.sharepoint.com/sites/human-resources/employee-relations/employee-groups/Pages/wlusa.aspx
Please Note : This position is represented by the WLU Staff Association bargaining unit.

Please submit a cover letter and resume.

Wilfrid Laurier University endeavors to fill positions with qualified candidates who have a combination of education, experience, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position while demonstrating Laurier’s Employee Success Factors. 

Diversity and creating a culture of inclusion is a key pillar of Wilfrid Laurier University’s Strategic Academic Plan and is one of Laurier’s core values. Laurier is committed to increasing the diversity of faculty and staff and welcomes applications from candidates who identify as Indigenous, racialized, having disabilities, and from persons of any sexual identities and gender identities. Indigenous candidates who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact the Office of Indigenous Initiatives at jbecker@wlu.ca. Candidates from other equity seeking groups who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact Employment Equity and Accessibility at diversity@wlu.ca. We have strived to make our application process accessible however if you require any assistance applying for a position or would like this job posting in an alternative format, please contact Human Resources at 519-884-1970 ext.2007 or hr@wlu.ca.

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