Women's Basketball Head Coach - Department of Athletics and Recreation

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Friday, June 5, 2015
Date of Posting: 
May 29, 2015
Department of Athletics and Recreation
Women's Basketball Head Coach
Term Full Time
Hours of Work: 


Commensurate with qualifications

June 2015 to March 31, 2018

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


As head coach the successful candidate will be responsible for building a competitive women's basketball program at the University of Prince Edward Island. The position will report to Director of Athletics and Recreation.

Specific Responsibilities include:
• Recruiting, training and developing high performance student athletes.
• Coaching, administering, managing and promoting the women’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.
• Assisting the Athletic Department and Booster Club in fund raising initiatives which pertain to the women's program.
• Complying with and adhering to current AUS and CIS 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:
­ Business Manager to develop and balance program budgets.
­ Varsity Sport Coordinator to plan varsity events (scheduling, transportation, etc).
­ 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 (provincial, college, university) level.
• Basketball Certification (NCCP Level 3 or the equivalent) would be an asset.
• Outstanding leadership qualities, strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to build positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders and team supporters.
• Experience in recruiting top prospect student athletes (strong students, citizens and athletes).  

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

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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 below. You can also apply in person 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.

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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