University of Alberta

Women's Basketball Coach

AUG Athletics & Recreation

Competition No.  -    A105633239
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

This position is located in Camrose, Alberta.

The University of Alberta, Augustana Campus is seeking a Head Coach for the Augustana Women’s Basketball Team, which competes in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC).

The Augustana Faculty of the University of Alberta enrols approximately 1000 undergraduate students in baccalaureate degree programs on a picturesque residential campus in the city of Camrose, 90 kilometers southeast of Edmonton. The Faculty is committed to building on its reputation for high-quality teaching in the tradition of the liberal arts and sciences, academic rigour, and extensive opportunities for students in the areas of undergraduate research, community service learning, and international study. Augustana provides a distinctive undergraduate experience characterized by close student-faculty relationships and numerous opportunities for student participation in athletics, clubs, and campus organizations. Students benefit from the advantages of a small campus while earning a degree from one of Canada’s leading universities.

Augustana Women’s Basketball is a highly recognized intercollegiate athletics program with recent national rankings, as well as ACAC Silver Medals in the past 5 years.  In addition, Augustana Campus is well recognized for its commitment to the highest possible academic standards for its student-athletes.

Duties of the Head Coach include: coaching, team management, budgeting, fundraising, recruitment, student-athlete development, team promotion and other duties. The Head Coach is also responsible for following institutional, ACAC and CCAA policies and procedures.

Candidates must have: a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education, Health, Sports Administration or closely related field (a Master’s degree is preferred); a successful background in coaching basketball and/or experience as an athlete competing in basketball; applicable NCCP coaching certification (level III is preferred) or equivalent; demonstrated leadership and motivational skills; strong organizational and communication skills; demonstrated ability to connect with athletes from youth to the university level, and to facilitate and develop community partnerships.  A valid Class 4 Alberta driver’s license will be required upon appointment.

The successful candidate will receive an initial 11-month appointment (from August  1st, 2017 to June 30th, 2018), which may be renewable. The Head Coach position is based out of Camrose, Alberta, Canada and is part-time, though it involves a significant time commitment in the period from September – March.  For the ideal candidate, there is an opportunity to expand this position to full-time by including teaching and/or administrative duties.  Salary is commensurate with education and experience and a comprehensive benefits package may be available in accordance with the Academic Teaching Staff Agreement effective July 1, 2017.

For further information concerning this position, please contact Gregory Ryan, Director of Athletics and Campus Recreation, by email at gryan1@ualberta.ca.  For further information about Augustana Athletics please visit: www.augustana.ualberta.ca/athletics/.

To receive consideration, applications should include a cover letter, resume, the names and contact information of three references, and teaching evaluations at the University level (if applicable).  Review of applications will begin on July 17th, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.  Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

How to Apply

Apply Online

Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered.

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.