Men's Basketball Head Coach - Term Full-Time - Department of Athletics & Recreation

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Date of Posting: 
March 20, 2017
Department of Athletics and Recreation
Men's Basketball Head Coach
Hours of Work: 


Commensurate with qualifications

June 1st 2017 - to March 31, 2020

The University of Prince Edward Island invites applications for the position of Men’s Basketball Head Coach.


Reporting to the Director of Athletics and Recreation, the hired candidate will be  responsible for building a successful and competitive men’s Basketball program that is student-centered and focused on high performance goals. 

Specific Responsibilities include:
• Recruiting, training and developing high performance student athletes:
• Coaching, administering, managing and promoting the men’s basketball program and Panther Athletics;
• Managing in season and out of season training programs (mental & physical conditioning);
• Organizing and conducting practices and preparing the team for competition;
• Arranging a competitive exhibition schedule;
• Creating a positive atmosphere and support system for student learning and development;
• Supporting and developing fund raising programs;
• Complying with and adhering to current AUS and U Sport regulations, as well as University and Varsity Athletics policies;
• Engaging in the promotion and development of basketball within the community (camps, clinics, etc.);
• Working collaboratively with the Department Staff:
     o Business Manager to develop and balance program budgets;
     o Varsity Sport Coordinator to plan varsity events (scheduling, transportation, etc);
     o Facility Manager to arrange gym times;
• Working flexible hours (evenings and weekends).


Candidates must have:
• A minimum of three years of basketball coaching experience at an elite (high school, provincial, college, university) level;
• Basketball Certification (NCCP Level 3 or the equivalent is an asset);
• Outstanding leadership qualities, strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to build positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders and team supporters;
• The ability to recruit top prospect student athletes (strong students, citizens and athletes) who will be strong representatives for our university.  

For a detailed position profile, please view the attached document below.


Application Instructions: 

Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and reference list to be received no later than the closing date via the link posted on the UPEI Human Resources website (

If you are unable to apply online, you can drop off your resume to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Fax Number (902) 894-2895.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to gender equity in employment.

Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.

Successful Candidate(s): 

D. Glenn

UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.
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