Griffins Women’s Basketball Head Coach

MacEwan University inspires students with a powerful combination of academic excellence and personal learning experiences – ours is a connected culture that focuses on learner-centred teaching, and on providing opportunities for students to grow and achieve.

The university provides a transformative education in a creative, collaborative and supportive learning environment. 19,000 full and part-time students are enrolled in more than 65 programs: four-year undergraduate degrees, applied degrees, university transfer programs and one and two-year diploma and certificates. Additional offerings include preparation for university and college, English as a Second Language, professional and personal development courses and workshops, corporate training and the Alberta College Conservatory of Music.

MacEwan University Athletics is comprised of 16 teams (basketball, cross country, curling, golf, hockey, soccer, track, volleyball).This full-time position reports to the MacEwan Griffins Director of Athletics. The position demands a high performance professional with ability to work in compliance with MacEwan University, Canada West University Athletic and Canadian Interuniversity Sport association’s regulations and expectations.

The successful candidate in this position must be a mature, creative, highly-motivated team-oriented individual, who is able to lead a group of student athletes effectively within a multi-sport high performance delivery model. The ability to communicate both orally and in writing, with other staff and with the public, is vital. This individual must be organized and possess time-management skills that enable efficient multiple-task coordination. The successful candidate will have previous experience in budget oversight of a team’s revenue generation and expenditures and also be responsible for development of sport specific equipment requirements.

The ideal candidate to provide these services will have a university degree in kinesiology/physical education or sport management or undergraduate degree in another discipline will be considered, and credentials appropriate to high performance coaching with a minimum Level 3 NCCP coaching certification; a minimum of 5 years coaching experience preferably at the post-secondary level; experience working in a sport/recreation complex/facility an asset; experience in building a successful high performance program and fund development desired; he or she will have a proven track record which demonstrates possession of high levels of leadership, communication and organizational skills, sportsmanship and integrity.

Position Requirements
The Women’s Basketball Head Coach is responsible for all aspects of the program, both on and off the court/field, on campus and in the community. Major responsibilities include student-athlete recruitment and selection, executing team practices, directing the team during game situations, ensuring complete compliance with sport governing organization policies and procedures, arranging and scheduling non-league competition, confirming team travel arrangements, monitoring student-athlete academic success, student athlete eligibility, and off season training and conditioning, developing, planning and arranging summer camps/clinics, working in consonance with an Alumni & Booster Club and community liaison.
Additional leadership and organizational responsibilities within the following family of opportunities to be assigned by the skill set and interest of the applicant: Sport Clubs, Holiday & Summer Camps, Community Programs, Alumni Relations, Equipment, Travel, Academic Services, Scholarships & Booster Clubs, Sponsorship, Student Athlete Council, Special Student Events, Game Day Event Planning, Sports Information and Athletics webpage development responsibilities.

When you become part of the MacEwan team, you will enjoy a competitive salary, and:
• Generous vacation time
• Excellent benefits package
• Effective recognition and retention programs
• Continuous learning culture
• Opportunities for career growth

You can view the benefits using this link:

How to Apply:
Only applications received electronically will be considered. To apply, go to and select the job posting.

Thank you for your interest in employment with MacEwan University. We will be reviewing all applications to select the candidates whose qualifications and experience most closely meet our needs. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.
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This position is included under the Administrator (D1030) Employment Policy.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Category Full Time Continuing
Salary Commensurate with education and experience
Closing Date Monday May 9, 2016
Competition No. 16.04.055
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Human Resources Department
University Services Centre
Rm. 10-600, 10700 - 104 Avenue
Edmonton AB T5J 4S2

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