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Concordia University of Edmonton

Concordia University of Edmonton

Women's Soccer Head Coach


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May 9, 2024


About the job
Concordia University of Edmonton (CUE) is a community of learning grounded in scholarship and academic freedom, preparing students to be independent thinkers, ethical leaders and citizens for the common good.

CUE campus is situated on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River in Edmonton’s historic Highlands neighborhood. Supporting a student body of over 3,000, we are known for our small class sizes and our excellence in teaching. Our small classes and diverse student population provide an excellent opportunity for engaging with students in a sustained and nurturing way unique within the Canadian university system. CUE is an institution that values research in the sciences, social sciences, humanities and management. Our vision is to become Canada’s pre-eminent small university.

CUE is committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment for work, study, and living. We actively promote dignity for all, rejecting action and language that are harmful to mutual respect.

Reporting to the Director of Athletics and Recreation, the primary purpose of the Women’s Soccer Head Coach is to provide leadership to the student-athletes and Women’s Soccer program. This is achieved through the coaching, recruitment, retention and community relations duties required in organizing a competitive and successful team, while promoting academic success for the student-athletes.

Key accountabilities include leading a competitive program, promoting student-athlete academic success, maintaining an active recruiting plan, fundraising, promoting positive community relations, and utilizing instructional techniques to ensure successful delivery of coaching strategies.

The incumbent provides a wide range of services such as sport technical expertise, promotion, conflict resolution and guidance to student-athletes in an inclusive environment. The position requires knowledge and understanding of community, provincial, national and international trends in sport development activities and opportunities.

The Women’s Soccer Head Coach Is Guided By Values That Are Endorsed By All Athletics Department Members And That Define The Athletics Department Culture. These Values Include a Commitment To The Following

The pursuit of professional and personal excellence
Fairness, honesty, and integrity
Projection of a positive image in the community
Academics-before-athletics approach for the student-athletes
Safety of all program participants


Program Management

Develop and revise training material to maximize athletic and team performance through use of various instructional strategies to run practice sessions
Recruit student-athletes
Create a balanced training schedule that enables student-athletes to succeed academically.
Support student-athletes at competitions locally, provincially and nationally
Assess the mental and physical condition of student-athletes to ensure safety of the participants and provide a safe environment for volunteers, student-athletes and colleagues
Understand and follow all department, institutional, conference, and national policies & procedures.


Ensure student-athletes meet ACAC and CCAA eligibility requirements and complete all student athlete forms adhering to deadlines related to eligibility, scholarship, and department requests.
Collection of Student-Athlete Information and documentation related to athletic therapy, medical, drug education, and personal information forms
Track and administer scholarship offer letters within the parameters of the department policies.
Select, hire, and train all program required support staff (assistant coaches, equipment managers, trainers)
Participate in and coordinate team, department, and institution fundraising initiatives and manage team fundraising account


Communicate department information with student-athletes and assistant coaches and fulfill all other sports information requests from the department
Check emails and respond to student-athlete inquiries and department requests in a timely manner.

Community Involvement

Develop and encourage participation in team community service initiatives.

Knowledge, Skills And Abilities

Effective problem solving skills and decision making skills
Proficient in computer use , specifically word, excel, email
Financially accountable
Ability to communicate effectively and maintain working relationships with internal staff
Excellent administrative and organizational skills
Ability to multitask and work quickly high attention to detail
Ability to set priorities and meet deadlines
Ability to perform sustained physical labour
Knowledge of institutional, department and conference policies and procedures

Education And Qualifications

Minimum Bachelor’s degree in a related field; a master’s degree is preferred.
Coaching experience at the College, University, Junior, Provincial, National, or Professional level.
The incumbent must hold a Valid Class 5 Driver’s License
NCCP Level 2 Certification (or equivalent); willingness to work on NCCP Level 3 certification (or equivalent).
Physical stamina to participate in training programs and practices is recommended.
Evenings & weekends required

Closing Date: Application review will commence will continue until the position is filled.

To apply, please include a cover letter and resume.

Concordia University of Edmonton encourages applications from members of racialized groups, visible minorities, First Nations, Métis, Inuit, and Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, women, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression, and others who may support a diversity of perspectives at CUE. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. We thank all applicants for their interest; only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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