Job Opportunity: Head Football Coach, Bishop’s University

In the following text, the masculine form applies to women as well as to men.The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed. They are not representing an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.Bishop’s University is seeking a qualified and dedicated individual to fill a position asHead Football Coach.Located in the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Bishop’s University is one of Canada’s premier undergraduate universities. Renowned for its intimate learning environment, exceptional professors and outstanding students, Bishop’s prides itself on being a student-focused university committed to developing the talents and leadership abilities of its students who come from across Canada and around the world.

Reporting to the Manager of Athletics, the incumbent will be responsible for the successful operation of the varsity football program by delivering on five key priorities: Coaching and coach development, Strategic planning, Recruiting, Alumni Relations, and Fundraising. Leadership skills, recruitment strategies, fundraising potential and a demonstrated ability to develop a strong football program are essential characteristics of this position. This position is for a 3 year term with possibility of renewal based on performance results and objectives.

The Head Football Coach manages a staff of two full-time coaches and approximately ten part-time coaches and staff. He manages an annual budget of $350,000for the football program and is also responsible for the running of the Gaiter Football School. He will develop and implement, in collaboration with the recruitment office, a strategic plan for the recruitment of student-athletes who excel both in the classroom and on the field.

Nature of duties and responsibilities

Responsible for all practice and game plan preparations and implementation; Responsible for the coordination and coaching of a unit and or position; Responsible for the hiring, supervision, management and performance review of all football staff; Monitors the academic progress of student-athletes; Develops and implements yearly and long-range plans for the football program; Collaborates with the Advancement Office to develop and implement a fundraising strategy; Represents Bishop’s University at both the Conference and national football coaches committees;Other tasks as assigned.

Qualifications and Requirements

Minimum 5 years coaching experience at the college, junior, university or professional level, Proven leadership and management skills;Level III National Coaching Certification, an asset; Proven success in recruiting student athletes; Ability to liaise with other University departments and services; Willingness to work outside of regular office hours; Knowledge of English and French languages, written and spoken, is an asset.

Salary Range: ($54,964 to $71,726)

If interested, please submit your curriculum vitae and cover letter including what position you are applying for by November 18, 2016 before 4:00 pm to

Please note that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted and testing may be required; thank you for your interest. We implement an equal access employment / program under the Act respecting equal access to employment in public bodies for women, visible minorities, ethnic minority, Aboriginal and disabled people (including the possibility of accommodation during the selection and pre selection of candidates)

Source: Bishop’s University HR

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