CANADIAN SPORT INSTITUTE
Canadian Sport Institute delivers sport performance programs and services to provide athletes and coaches with every advantage to win medals for Canada. Together with our national and provincial sport partners we are creating an improved system to develop athletes and coaches, advance sport
development throughout BC and drive the development of sport performance facilities. We provide athletes and coaches with support services that complement their performance goals while investing in their post-sport career opportunities.
In partnership with Cycling Canada, and Cycling BC the Canadian Sport Institute Pacific is currently seeking an enthusiastic and committed individual to join our team in the capacity summarized below.
JOB TITLE: CYCLING TALENT DEVELOPMENT COACH
PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:
The Cycling Talent Development Coach will coordinate and implement talent identification and development programming to support the progression of targeted cycling development athletes within Olympic endurance cycling disciplines. The focus of the program will be to deliver on provincial and national talent identification and development objectives as determined by Cycling Canada, Cycling BC, Own the Podium, and the Canadian Sport Institute Pacific.
The Management Team will include a representative from Cycling Canada, Cycling BC and the Canadian Sport Institute. This team will provide strategic leadership and direction for the Cycling Talent Development Coach and Cycling Talent Development Program in British Columbia.
The Talent Development Coach will receive technical leadership from the Cycling Canada National Mountain Bike Head Coach. Program administration and additional technical support will be received from Canadian Sport Institute Pacific’s Director, Talent Development.
SPECIFIC JOB DUTIES:
IDENTIFICATION OF NEW TALENT
- Identify and build relationships with athletes and coaches in Western Canada.
- Identify and build relationships with the local media to help promote the Cycling Talent Development Program.
- Support Talent Identification events including PODIUM SEARCH™, and Canadian Cycling TID camps when appropriate.
DEVELOPMENT OF NEW AND EXISTING TALENT TO NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT TEAM STANDARDS
- Create a Cycling specific daily training environment in Victoria, fully utilizing partner facilities such as the Westshore Velodrome and PISE that facilitates the optimal high performance athlete developmental pathway for participating athletes.
- With support of the Integrated Support Team (IST) the Cycling Talent Development Coach will establish and implement innovative training programs and training sessions for identified development endurance athletes.
- Provide cycling specific Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) referenced technical coaching leadership to Cycling Talent Development Program athletes.
- 2.4 Provide detailed monitoring and review of athlete performance to facilitate consistent progression of all athletes.
SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT AND PARTNERSHIP SUPPORT
- Work closely with provincial and territorial coaches, other talent development coaches and Canadian Cycling National Coaches to establish the talent identification and development strategies required to ensure the successful implementation of Cycling Canada’s Podium Pathway.
- Ongoing support for Cycling Canada High Performance Development programming lead by National Development Mountain Bike and Track coaches.
- Active promotion and support of Canadian Sport Institute core programming including the National Coaching Institute (NCI) and the International Coaching School (ICS), Canadian Sport School, IGNITE™ and Athlete Advance(s).
- Ongoing collaboration and communication with other Canadian Sport Institute Talent Development coaches.
ADMINISTRATION OF TALENT DEVELOPMENT CENTRE BUDGET AND IST
- Management of Cycling Talent Development Program budget.
- Tracking of testing and monitoring data for cycling Talent Development Program athletes to ensure the most effective use of sport science and sport medicine support.
- Ongoing participation in quarterly Canadian Sport Institute Talent Development coach meetings.
- NCCP Competition Development Cycling Coach or international equivalent.
- Undergraduate degree in Kinesiology or related field highly desirable.
- Member in good standing of Coaches of Canada, or willingness to become said member within the first three months of employment.
- Demonstrated success coaching at the U19/U23 world championships or UCI continental championships level.
- Demonstrated use of sport science and sport medicine support for athlete development.
- Experience in athlete talent identification and development and coach mentorship.
- Well-developed interpersonal, oral and written communication skills with the ability to liaise and communicate across a wide range of individuals, organizations, stakeholders and clients.
- Demonstrated ability to manage budgets, and basic administrative tasks.
TERM: This is a term employment agreement based on a 3.5 year program. The initial term will be for one year from July 1, 2013 to August 31, 2014 with the opportunity for a 2.5 year renewal to March 31, 2017 based on performance, operational need and funding.
SALARY: $50,000 – final salary is commensurate with experience. Compensation package includes extended health and dental benefits and group RRSP contribution.
LOCATION: Victoria, BC
CLOSING DATE: Monday, May 20, 2013
Please send your cover letter and resume to email@example.com citing the position title in the subject line. No telephone calls please.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however please note that only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Funding for this position is provided by the Government of British Columbia through the B.C. Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development; Own the Podium and Sport Canada.
The Canadian Sport Institute Pacific is an equal opportunity employer.