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Pickering Rouge Canoe Club - Inspiring young paddlers in our communities since 1958

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Head Coach – Sprint Canoe & Kayak

Start date: April 1, 2016
Position type: Full-time year round contract for minimum 3-year contract* (This position is supported by a 3-year grant awarded by the Coaches Association of Ontario, Quest for Gold initiative).
Reporting to: Coach & Program Director/Board of Directors

The Pickering Rouge Canoe Club (PRCC) is looking for a Club Head Coach from experienced head coaches and from assistant coaches with solid coaching experience who wish to make a career in the sport. Reporting to the Coach & Program Director and the Board of Directors, the successful candidate will lead all stages of athlete development and have the principle role in the management and growth of the Club.

Additionally, the candidate will be directly responsible for all aspects of training and performance improvement of high performance athletes, supervision and mentorship of all coaching staff, and day-to-day operation of the PRCC Clubhouse.

The successful individual will be highly motivated and have ambitions to continue their own personal development as a coach in the sport of sprint canoe/kayak.

You will be involved in educating our coaches, organizing and planning of strength/fitness and on-water training sessions, individualized training plans, communications with parents and athletes, and growing the club through the recruitment of young athletes.

The candidate will assist the club’s Board with other tasks which will include registration; maintaining the daily operation, safety, security, order and cleanliness of the club site; executing special events and fundraisers; and other duties as required by the Board.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Supporting the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programs for high performance athletes, demonstrated by the number and performance of PRCC athletes participating at regional, provincial and nationally sanctioned events;
  • Ensuring the ongoing development of the club through the recruitment of young athletes into the sport of sprint canoe/kayak and the implementation of a variety of programs to develop the paddling skills of junior athletes;
  • Encouraging and supporting the implementation of the Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) program within the club;
  • Ensuring individualized athlete annual training programs with mentoring and monitoring services for athletes and club coaches;
  • Ensuring the coordination of the logistics for training events and competitions, including transportation and accommodation arrangements;
  • Fostering the development of certified coaches by supporting the coordination and delivery of training courses and other professional development activities and the mentoring of club coaches;
  • Other duties and responsibilities as agreed in support of and contribution to club excellence.

The Applicant should have:

  • Proven leadership skills;
  • Strong organizational skills;
  • Teaching /communication skills;
  • Proven mentorship experience and skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills with solid written and oral communication skills;
  • Willingness to work with parents/volunteers, Board and staff in order to develop and re-build the club to the next level of competitiveness and excellence;
  • An understanding and familiarity of the canoe/kayak environment in Canada with experience within the WOD an asset;
  • Ability to demonstrate a high level of knowledge and competence within the coaching environment including familiarity with Pad-Track.

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum ELCC Level 3 certification
  • Competitive Development or ELCC Advanced certification or working towards
  • Current CPR and First Aid training
  • Pleasure Craft Operator License
  • Minimum 3 years coaching experience with High Performance Athletes
  • Valid Driver’s License in good standing
  • Successful Police Background Check
  • Current Waterfront NLS considered an asset (but not required)

Interested candidates are invited to submit their resume, with a cover letter, by email, no later than Friday, March 18, 2016 to: Boomer Stacey Coach & Program Director – Board of Directors Pickering Rouge Canoe Club

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