HEAD COACH, WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
Part Time Contract Position

The Department of Athletics & Intramurals at Langara College is currently accepting applications for the position of Head Basketball Coach for its Intercollegiate Women’s Basketball program, for a one-year term. This contract is renewable.

Reporting to the Director, Student Engagement and Athletics, the Women’s Basketball coach will provide leadership to the program through the coaching, development, and recruitment required in organizing a competitive and successful team, while promoting the academic success of the student athletes under their supervision. The successful candidate will have values consistent with the high standards of the Department and Langara College and will ensure that the program abides by Langara College’s Coaching Code of Conduct as well as the CCAA and PACWEST Code of Ethics.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the recruitment and development of players, organizing and conducting practices, coaching league games, developing a competitive program that encourages sportsmanship, integrity, and teamwork. 

RESPONSIBILITIES & EXPECTATIONS

  • Lead, develop, evaluate, and prepare student athletes for successful competition.
  • Support student athletes’ academic journeys by referring them to appropriate College resources.
  • Lead the selection of promising student athletes within their specific sports program.
  • Maintain effective communication and administrative teamwork amongst coaches, players, and athletic staff.
  • Develop and implement both in-season and off-season training programs for athletes.
  • Organize, promote, and supervise fundraising activities as required.
  • Conduct the program within the rules and values of PACWEST, CCAA, and Langara policies and procedures.
  • Schedule and attend all practices, games, and team functions during the year. This includes evenings and weekends.

 PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Demonstrated abilities include strong communication, presentation, organizational, leadership, administrative, budget management, and interpersonal skills.
  • The skill and ability to problem solve and exercise good judgment, take initiative, as well as maintain tact and composure in a highly competitive environment.
  • Three to five years of experience coaching basketball, preferably at the post-secondary or senior high school level.

EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS

  • NCCP High Performance or equivalent coaching certification.
  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a related field (master’s degree preferred). An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience may be considered.
  • In-depth knowledge of rules and regulations of the sport.
  • Familiarity with the local and provincial sport community.
  • Experience designing and delivering fundraising activities.
  • Flexible schedule that allows for afternoon/evening practices and weekend travel.
  • Must hold a valid Class 5 driver’s license.
  • Completion of a successful criminal record check will be required.

Contract salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Please forward your resume and cover letter to Jake McCallum, Director, Student Engagement and Athletics by e-mail to jmccallum@langara.ca.

We thank all applicants for their interest in Langara College. However, only those applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.