Manager of Women’s Hockey Operations and Head Coach
Athletics and Recreation
Job Type :
Reports To :
Director, Athletics and Recreation
Position Summary :
At Laurier, we are a community. It’s what brings our students here and what keeps our people here.
As an educational institution, we inspire lives of leadership and purpose in our student community. As an employer, we seek, foster and value the same qualities of leadership and purpose in our employee community.
We currently have an opportunity to join the Laurier community as an Manager of Women’s Hockey Operations and Head Coach.
Reporting to the Director, Athletics and Recreation, the incumbent is accountable for the day-to-day management of the inter-university women’s hockey operations, including the planning, strategic development, coaching, recruiting, staffing, budget development and monitoring, marketing, evaluation and delivery of women’s hockey operations at WLU. The incumbent is expected to serve as an effective spokesperson for the women’s hockey program, promoting and enhancing the image of both the women’s hockey program and the University, both on campus and off campus at a national level. In addition, the incumbent will be accountable for the planning and operation of girls’ hockey camps, collaborating with sponsors and event fundraising.
This position has a university-wide mandate and is based at the Waterloo campus. The incumbent provides leadership in a multi-campus environment, requiring regular interaction, communication and collaboration with staff and stakeholders at the Waterloo campus, Brantford campus, Toronto office and external partners. The Manager will ensure the unit’s policies, programs and services are delivered equitably across all campuses and reflect the needs of local stakeholders.
Nature and Scope:
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.
Hires, disciplines and evaluates the performance of the women’s hockey operation assistant coaches and staff;
Accountable for the coordination and supervision of the inter-university women’s hockey program so as to provide a quality, comprehensive, and successful program;
Accountable for the promotion of positive relations with alumni, as well as the WLU and Kitchener/Waterloo communities and local media;
Accountable for student-athlete development including recruiting, monitoring academic progress, which requires access to confidential academic records, guidance and retention;
Disseminate and interpret the rules governing both the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) and U SPORTS;
Ensures the athletic and academic eligibility of team members;
Accountable for the management of all university funds budgeted for the women’s hockey operation;
Accountable for developing and implementing a fundraising strategy in conjunction with the Director, Athletics and Recreation;
Accountable for the performance of the Athletic Therapist/Strength and Conditioning Coach during the season to ensure development and implementation of a successful in-season strength program, maintenance program, injury assessment, rehabilitation and injury prevention program;
Manages an effective off-season strength and conditioning program as developed by the Strength and Conditioning Coach, which will promote individual improvement in quickness, size and strength;
Accountable for the purchasing and maintenance of an up-to-date inventory of all equipment and uniforms, including regular inspections and repairs, and for health and safety within the women’s hockey operation;
Accountable for the establishment and maintenance of an effective student recruitment program which attracts top quality student-athletes.
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
Grade : MG-2B Salary : $73,079 – $91,349 Please Note : 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Candidates from other equity seeking groups who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact the Diversity and Equity Office at email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.