Strength and Conditioning Coach – Canadian Sport Institute Ontario

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Application Deadline: Oct. 1, 2019

POSITION TITLE:
(1.0FTE) Canadian Sport Institute Ontario (CSIO) Strength & Conditioning (S&C) Coach Practitioner with Athletics Canada (AC)
Posting Date: Friday, September 13, 2019

DEPARTMENT:
Performance Services

Application Deadline: Tuesday, October 1, 2019 (4:00 p.m.)

SUPERVISOR’S TITLE:
Direct Report: CSIO Lead, Strength & Conditioning Coach
Indirect Reports:
1. Operational – AC Hub Lead (East)
2. Technical – AC Sport Science, Sports Medicine & Innovation Lead

LOCATION:
AC East Hub, York University,
231 Ian Mac Donald Blvd

SALARY:
$55K- $65K per annum plus benefits package commensurate with CSIO Career Development Pathway.
First Interview Date: Thursday, October 10, 2019

ORGANIZATION

The Canadian Sport Institute Ontario (CSIO) is committed to provide a world-class, multi-sport daily training environment for athletes and coaches through expert leadership, services and programs. The purpose of the CSIO Strength and Conditioning (S&C) Practitioner role working with Athletics Canada (AC) is to provide world-class support to targeted Athletics Canada athletes based at the East Hub Training Center in the area of Strength & Conditioning to facilitate overall performance enhancement. The primary role of the CSIO/AC S&C Practitioner is to support identified AC athletes as directed by the AC High Performance Director (HPD) and AC Hub Lead (East), while helping to further expand and further develop this service area at both AC and CSIO. Duties include working closely with the CSIO Lead S&C Coach, AC Hub Lead (East), AC Sport Science, Sports Medicine & Innovation Lead, AC Integrated Support Team (IST), and AC Coaching staff to focus on all areas of strength and conditioning including flexibility, strength, endurance, hypertrophy, power, and speed. The CSIO/AC S&C Practitioner supports athletes and coaches by providing tools and metrics to monitor and assess progress and collaborates with the IST, in order to achieve a holistic approach to athlete development

Reporting structure The CSIO/AC S&C Practitioner will have direct report to the CSIO Lead, S&C Coach. The CSIO/AC S&C Practitioner will also have a dual indirect report to both the AC Hub Lead (East) and the AC Sport Science, Sports Medicine & Innovation Lead.

RESPONSIBILITIES

• In collaboration with the CSIO Lead, S&C Coach, AC Hub Lead (East), AC Sport Science, Sports Medicine & Innovation Lead, AC IST, and AC coaching staff, develop and deliver world-class strength & conditioning support in the daily training environment, and to select, targeted, decentralized athletes.

• In collaboration with the CSIO Lead, S&C Coach, AC Hub Lead (East) and AC coaching staff develop individualized training plans, focusing on targeted objectives for each athlete.

• Coach athletes in one on one or small group scenarios to teach proper lifting technique, to ensure maximum adaptations and a safe environment.

• Able to attend and provide comprehensive strength & conditioning support at identified competitions and training camps.

• Have the ability and personality to travel within Toronto and elsewhere as required to also outreach to non-hub based identified and targeted athletes, and their coaches, not in the daily training environment to provide S&C expertise and support.

• All planned travel is to be coordinated and agreed by the CSIO Lead, S&C Coach, AC Hub Lead (East), and AC Sport Science, Sports Medicine & Innovation Lead.

• Implement a thorough monitoring, tracking and testing process to ensure that athletes are making the desired progress.

• Evaluate current research to broaden knowledge of the sport as well as general knowledge of trends and findings in the discipline.

• Conduct, commission and collaborate in research and innovation projects in an effort to further the discipline.

• Foster effective working relationship with all stakeholders in order to understand coaching philosophy and sport program goals.

• Provide comprehensive feedback (presentations, publications, reports) of results and interpretation to athletes and coaches.

• Oversee other CSIO/AC S&C Contractors providing additional coverage at the hub.
Integrated Support Team

• Communicate effectively on a regular basis with other IST members to provide a holistic approach to athlete performance.

• Work using a collaborative approach to tackle sport specific challenges and questions.

• Attend and contribute to sport specific IST meetings.

• Consult and refer specific athlete issues to relevant practitioners within the IST.
Company

• Maintain an accurate record of work conducted

• Be an active member of company by participating in staff meetings, other meetings and seminars as required

• Adhere to any professional codes of conduct appropriate to the profession or other codes of conduct that might be deemed applicable to sports science and sports medicine practitioners in general

• Maintain a proactive approach to personal Professional development

• Present workshops, lectures and seminars as required by the CSIO Lead, S&C Coach, AC Hub Lead (East), and AC Sport Science, Sports Medicine & Innovation Lead but not limited to, (Advanced Coaching Diploma, Coaching Conferences).

• Undertake any other reasonable duties as directed by the CSIO Lead, S&C Coach, AC Hub Lead (East), and AC Sport Science, Sports Medicine & Innovation Lead.


WORKING CONDITIONS / SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

• As the Canadian and Ontario high performance sport systems are in the process of some major changes in the delivery of Sport Performance programming and services, the CSIO/AC S&C Practitioner must be able to work in a highly dynamic and flexible client service environment.

• The CSIO/AC S&C Practitioner may be required to work irregular hours including evening and weekends, plus be on-call for emergencies for time sensitive and priority issues.

• The CSIO/AC S&C Practitioner will be required to provide their own transportation to/from location of service delivery. G Class Driver’s licence beneficial.

• Must be eligible to work in Canada.

• The CSIO/AC S&C Practitioner must provide proof of Vulnerable Sector Screen.

As the Canadian and Ontario high performance sport systems are in the process of some major changes in the delivery of Sport Performance programming and services, the CSIO/AC S&C Practitioner must be able to work in a highly dynamic and flexible client service environment.

• The CSIO/AC S&C Practitioner may be required to work irregular hours including evening and weekends, plus be on-call for emergencies for time sensitive and priority issues.

• The CSIO/AC S&C Practitioner will be required to provide their own transportation to/from location of service delivery. G Class Driver’s licence beneficial.

• Must be eligible to work in Canada.

• The CSIO/AC S&C Practitioner must provide proof of Vulnerable Sector Screen.

RELATIONSHIPS:

• CSIO Lead, S&C Coach.

• AC Hub Lead (East).

• AC Sport Science, Sports Medicine & Innovation Lead.

• AC HPD. • AC Head Coach.

• AC Para Performance Lead.

• AC Hub Coaches

• AC athletes.

• All AC IST members.

• CSIO Director, Performance Services.

• All CSIO staff.


QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

• Advanced degree (M.Sc. or Ph.D.) in physiology, kinesiology, biomechanics or related field preferred.

• Minimum of 5 years’ experience working in a high-performance sport environment at the University level or higher (including National and International Competitions).

• National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA), Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) certification is a requirement.

• Previous experience of working with Track and Field athletes is desirable.

• Previous experience of working with Paralympic athletes is desirable.

• Strong coaching and presentation skills.

• Experience in developing and implementing innovative ideas and putting them into practice, including working in an applied and integrated manner.

• Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills.

• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with a high degree of independence and initiative.

• Good team building skills and the ability to be flexible and adjust to changing priorities.

• Knowledge of the Canadian Sport System an asset


COMPANY-WIDE BEHAVIORS

In addition to the position responsibilities it is expected that the employee will support the CSIO mission and vision demonstrate the organizational values and support the strategic goals;

Mission The Canadian Sport Institute Ontario is committed to the pursuit of excellence by providing world-class programs, staff, services, and leadership to high performance athletes and coaches to enhance their ability to achieve international podium performances.

Vision The Canadian Sport Institute Ontario is a recognized world leader in the delivery of applied sport science, sport medicine, athlete/coach and staff development, resulting in more Canadian athletes on the international podium.

Values Commitment, Synergy, Integrity, Openness (CSIO)

Commitment We take care of each other. We serve the organization to the best of our abilities. We provide the highest quality of service to our clients.

Synergy We respect and recognize the contributions and diversity of our team. We interact in ways that bring out the best in each other. We build proactive relationship to achieve success.

Integrity We are consistent in our actions. We present unvarnished truth in an appropriate transparent manner. We are accountable for our actions.

Openness We are authentic in the way we interact with each other. We embrace a solution-oriented approach. We welcome timely feedback on how to improve.

Canadian Sport Institute Ontario welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

The Canadian Sport Institute Ontario is an equal opportunity employer.

To apply for this position interested applicants should submit their resume, cover letter plus answer the 3 screening questions below (in one PDF document) to:
Search Committee, Canadian Sport Institute Ontario E-mail: careers@csiontario.ca

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

CSIO/AC S&C Practitioner Application Assignment To help us get to know you better and make the best decision around who will be given an interview we are asking all prospective candidates to please submit answers to the following three questions as part of the application. Please limit your answers to 500 words per question.

  1. After training with you for a year, a 15-year old female athlete has increased her countermovement vertical jump as measured on a Vertec by 3 cm from 36 cm to 39 cm. Please discuss the following: a. How would you determine if the change is real and not just due to daily variation? What is the daily variation in a vertec jump? b. Is the change due to your program or normal growth? How do you know? c. If this athlete needs to have a vertical jump of 50 cm as a senior athlete after graduating University are they on track to achieving this goal?
  2. Describe the differences between an interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary approach in a support team.
  3. The objective of a strength and conditioning program is to improve performance on the track. How do you structure your program and monitoring to ensure that there is a transfer of strength developed in the weight room to the field of play?

Applicants who fail to answer the 3 screening questions will not be considered.

Contact Name: Canadian Sport Institiute Ontario

Location: AC East Hub, York Univeristy, 231 Ian MacDonald Boulevard, Toronto

CSIO Address: 875 Morningside AvenueSuite 100 Toronto, ON M1C 0C7 Canada Phone: Contact Fax: Web Address: http://www.csiontario.ca Email: careers@csiontario.ca

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