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Womens Hockey Head Coach - Department of Athletics and Recreation

Competition Number:
Position Type:
Staff Position
Closing Date:
Date of Posting:
Department of Athletics and Recreation
Women's Hockey Head Coach
Full-Time Term Position
Hours of Work:

Commensurate with qualifications


May 2, 2022 to April 30, 2025 (Term may be reduced or extended depending on performance, available funding, and departmental requirements)

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


Reporting to the Director of Athletics and Recreation, the hired candidate will be responsible for building a successful and competitive women’s hockey 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 women’s hockey 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 fundraising programs
  • Complying with and adhering to current AUS and U SPORTS regulations, as well as University and Varsity Athletics policies
  • Engaging in the promotion and development of hockey within the community (camps, clinics, etc.)
  • Working flexible hours (evenings and weekends)
  • Working collaboratively with cross-functional partners:
  • Business Manager to develop and balance program budgets
  • Bell Aliant Centre staff to arrange ice times
  • Varsity Sport Coordinator to plan varsity events (scheduling, transportation, etc.)

For a detailed position profile, please view the document found at the following link:  Women’s Hockey Head Coach position profile.


  • Post-secondary degree
  • A minimum of three years of hockey coaching experience at an elite (high school, provincial, college, university) level
  • Hockey Coaching 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 
  • Ability to obtain a Vulnerable Sector and Criminal Record check


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. Applications will not be accepted via email.

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.

UPEI will require all students, staff, and faculty to comply with the Covid 19 attestation and vaccination requirements as set out under the UPEI Covid 19 Mandatory Vaccination Policy.

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.

UPEI is committed to equity, diversity, inclusion, and reconciliation and believes in providing a positive learning and working environment where every person feels empowered to contribute. UPEI is committed to the principle of equity in employment and encourages applications from underrepresented groups including women, Indigenous peoples, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. 

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.