Job posting: Long Track Coach/Regional Development Mentor

The Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic (CSCA) promotes excellence in sport by supporting high performance athletes and coaches training and living in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, and Prince Edward Island. The CSCA is part of a network of seven non-profit Canadian Sport Centres across Canada providing performance and life services to athletes along with employment and educational opportunities for coaches.

Speed Skating Canada(SSC) is the national governing body responsible for the advancement and growth of speed skating in Canada. Its core purpose is to support high performance excellence at the international level and provide leadership in developmental programs. With more than 150 skating clubs in 13 provinces & territories, Speed Skating Canada is dedicated to providing skating programs for every skill level in Canada.

General description of the position
Under the Director of the CSC-Atlantic the CSC Long Track Coach & SSC Regional Development Mentor: Atlantic Region will be a technical leader for the development of speed skating in the Atlantic Region. In a coaching capacity this individual is responsible for the development and implementation of a high quality training environment and development of a training group for skaters in the Training to Train and Learning to Compete stages of development based out of the Halifax Oval. A significant leadership role in talent identification is also expected in coordination with overall SSC, Own The Podium and CSC initiatives.

In the capacity of a Regional Development Mentor this individual will directly contribute to the development coaches within the Atlantic and support LTPAD implementation through mentorship and expert support to Branches and Clubs through the development of professional development activities for coaches and administrators and by working as a facilitator/expert advisor in working with club and branch boards of directors and committees. On-going involvement in the development and delivery of NCCP curriculum and other skater development initiatives will also be expected.

Requirements

  • Level 3 NCCP Certification or equivalent with desire to pursue NCI Diploma
  • A university degree in kinesiology, coaching, physical education and/or a related field or equivalent
  • Strong understanding of the principles Long Term Participant and Athlete Development (LTPAD)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of speed skating and the various aspects of the sport
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in building sport programs
  • Keen sense of leadership, initiative, communication and organization
  • Team player
  • Available evenings and weekends (as required)
  • English required, French and qualifications as an NCCP Learning Facilitator are considered assets

This is a full-time position for a period of one year, with a perspective of long term employment and possibility of renewal. Employment will begin in October 2011. Pay and benefits will be based on CSCA’s standards and may vary according to the experience and qualifications of the successful candidate.

If interested, please send your CV by email to Ken Bagnell (ken@cscatlantic.ca) by September 6, 2011.

For more information about the position please contact Ken Bagnell (ken@cscatlantic.ca) with CSC-Atlantic or Douglas Duncan (dduncan@speedskating.ca) with Speed Skating Canada.

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