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Job Posting: Head Coach Men's Basketball

At Laurier, we are a community. It’s what brings our students here and what keeps our people here.

As an educational institution, we inspire lives of leadership and purpose in our student community. As an employer, we seek, foster and value the same qualities of leadership and purpose in our employee community. 

We currently have an opportunity to join the Laurier community as a Manager or Men's Basketball Operations and Head Coach. This is a limited term position for the duration of 5 years.

Reporting to the Director, Athletics and Recreation, the incumbent is accountable for the day-to-day management of the inter-university men’s basketball operations, including the planning, strategic development, coaching, recruiting, staffing, budget development and monitoring, marketing, evaluation and delivery of men’s basketball operations at WLU. The incumbent is expected to serve as an effective spokesperson for the men’s basketball program, promoting and enhancing the image of both the men’s basketball program and the University, both on campus and off campus at a national level. In addition, the incumbent will be accountable for the planning and operation of summer basketball camps, collaborating with sponsors and event fundraising. 

Nature and Scope:

Reporting to the Director, Athletics and Recreation, the Manager of Men’s Basketball Operations and Head Coach will be accountable for the successful operation and strategic direction of the Laurier men’s basketball program. More specifically, the accountability of this position would currently include the hiring, discipline and performance management of the assistant basketball coach(es) as well as part-time positions directly related to the basketball operation. Leading the team members as a positive role model, the position is also responsible for leading the interaction with 15 to 20 student-athlete members of the men’s basketball team. During the “season”, the men’s basketball operation needs to be managed seven days a week including both training and competition. Out-of-season duties for the Manager of Men’s Basketball Operations and Head Coach include accountability for a comprehensive recruiting system designed to attract top quality student-athletes. The incumbent will also be responsible for directing an effective off-season strength and conditioning program, in consultation with our Strength and Conditioning Coach, and will be accountable, in consultation with the Director, Athletics and Recreation and the Coordinator, Interuniversity Sport Programs, for providing the leadership and strategic direction of a successful student-athlete development program. The Manager will be accountable for motivating alumni to become involved in event fundraising and development activities and must meet fundraising targets. The Manager is accountable for developing and implementing a fundraising strategy in conjunction with the Director, Athletics and Recreation.

To view the complete job posting, please visit Wilfrid Laurier's Human Resources webpage

NOTE: Please submit a cover letter and resume to the attention of Mr. PETER BAXTER Director Athletics and Recreation at Human Resources. 

Wilfrid Laurier University endeavors to fill positions with the best available candidates who have the appropriate combination of education, experience, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position while demonstrating Laurier's Employee Success Factors.

Wilfrid Laurier University is committed to equity and values diversity. We welcome applications from qualified individuals of all genders and sexual orientations, persons with disabilities, Aboriginal persons and persons of a visible minority.

To obtain a copy of this job description in an accessible format, please contact Human Resources at 519-884-1970 ext.2007.

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