Head Coach Job Description
|Locations: Windsor, Sarnia, Hamilton, Barrie, Oshawa, Brampton, Guelph|
The Head Coach is responsible for overseeing and mentoring each of the volunteer coaches, conduct, and perform leader evaluations throughout each season, communicate with clients in person and via email, and organize the annual skate-a-thon.
The Head Coach will provide on-going training and mentoring in the form of pre-session “ice-breakers” and coaches meetings, and post-session debrief/reflection exercises.
The Head Coach will report directly to the Executive Director at SkateABLE™ head office.
Oversee program quality immediately above the point of direct delivery of services
Assign skaters to groups based on ability, and ensure appropriate ratios
Conduct equipment checks and recommendations
Manage all program equipment and supplies
Motivate and mentor coaches to provide high quality lesson plans
Assess, evaluate, and provide opportunities for all coaches to have a voice
Conduct HIGH FIVE® ice-breakers daily, and conduct coaches meetings as required
Provide constructive feedback in a positive way to skaters, coaches, parents/guardians, and visitors in-person and via email
Conduct leader appraisals and monitor attendance
Some administrative duties will be required (update bulletin board, newsletters, prepare theme days, record skater progress, manage equipment inventory, actively recruit volunteers, organize annual skate-a-thon, manage email account)
Enforce all SkateABLE™ policies and procedures
Keep Emergency Action Binder updated and coaches informed of medical details for each skater
Conduct and/or assign a coach to perform the warm-up and lead game time
Organize annual skate-a-thon
The Head Coach must be able to work independently and possess strong time management, organizational, problem-solving, and decision-making skills. Proven leadership skills required.
The Head Coach must be able to effectively supervise up to twenty-five (25) other coach volunteers and up to twenty (25) skaters in one class. In most cases, the Head Coach will assign an assistant head coach.
2+ years coaching experience
Valid First Aid/CPR certificate
Recent Vulnerable Sector Police Check
Interest in and experience working with children
Proven leadership skills
Communicate positively and effectively, in a caring and respectful manner
This position will consist of approximately 2-4 hours per week over 24 weeks from October 2018-March 2019.
Apply with confidence to Lisa Himmelman, Executive Director, firstname.lastname@example.org by October 30, 2018.
Training will be provided in November 2018.
Compensation: $18-25 per hour (based on experience & qualifications)