Rugby Jobs - March 2020

April 08 2020

UVic Vikes

UVic Cancel Job Posting for Rugby Head Coach Citing COVID-19 Pandemic Challenges and Need for Stability

The job posting for the men's head coach at UVic has been quietly removed by the University with the link now pointing to a generic error/login page.

Applicants did get notice however and were told, "The current COVID-19 Pandemic has presented significant challenges and changes to our normal routine. Given these circumstances, we are not in a position to conduct and appropriate search and selection process for the next men's rugby Program Leader at this time... As such, in order to provide stability and leadership for the program, Coach Doug Tate has agreed to stay on as Head Coach until such time as we are in position to conduct an appropriate search and onboarding process".

So congrats to Doug and Rick on their retirement and to their subsequent coming out of retirement, we'll see you around the pitch come September.

UVic Men's Head Coach Position Posted - Application Closing Date April 9th 2020

from UVic - HR Website

Program Leader, Men’s Rugby - (998687.1)

Posting Close Date 9 April 2020
Please note that positions will close at 4 p.m. on the closing date.

Salary Grade $65,451.00 - $85,556.00

About this Opportunity

The University of Victoria is one of Victoria's largest employers and one of Canada’s best diversity employers. Together we are more than 5,000 dedicated faculty, librarians and staff supporting the University of Victoria’s diverse academic programs, world-class research and commitment to civic engagement.

The salary range for this position is:

Recruitment range: $65,451 - $73,664 starting salary determined by the PEA Collective Agreement.

Performance range: starting salary to max of $85,556 is available through annual performance increase.

Job Summary

Student Affairs at the University of Victoria helps to transform students’ lives by supporting and inspiring the highest standards of student learning and success, community engagement and staff development. The Division is comprised of over 30 reporting units in six departments: Athletics and Recreation, Campus Services, Indigenous Affairs, Office of the Registrar, Student Recruitment and Global Engagement, and Student Services. The comprehensive and integrated range of services we provide make Student Affairs one of the most dynamic and diverse divisions on campus. Together, we support UVic’s vision to be a university of choice for outstanding students, faculty, and staff from BC, Canada and around the world.

One of six units in the Division of Student Affairs, Vikes Athletics and Recreation offers varsity performance sport programs, competitive intramural and sport clubs, and a broad array of health and wellness programs to university student, staff, faculty, and the broader community. As a sub-brand of the University, the Vikes programs have a high profile in the greater Victoria community, through partnerships, community programming, alumni outreach and events. Vikes Athletics and Recreation’s commitment to excellence in sport, health and wellness, and customer service make it a key contributor to student success on campus, and the department plays a critical role in student recruitment and retention. As a partial ancillary service, the department must generate significant revenue to support an operating budget that includes salaries, facilities and an ongoing capital renewal plan through membership sales, program offerings, fundraising (philanthropic and corporate sponsorship) and facility rentals. With the addition of an annual $1.4M CARSA mortgage to the operating budget, the business model for the department continues to evolve to reflect the current operating reality.

Varsity Performance Sport is a unit within Vikes Athletics and Recreation (ATRS) and part of the larger division of Student Affairs. Varsity Performance Sport seeks to build on the Vikes’ rich athletic tradition of excellence, including numerous national championship titles, and an ongoing and deep commitment to providing a supportive high-performance environment for student-athletes pursuing athletic excellence and academic distinction. This is reflected in varsity performance sport program and cultural goals allowing athletes and coaches to aspire to the highest levels of national and international sport standards in a safe environment. In this regard, Vikes and UVic are committed to evolve the varsity performance sport program to reflect the growing change across Canada to better support students pursuing both athletic and academic distinction, and to meet the evolving complexities of the student-athlete experience. Specifically, the varsity program is committed to advancement of a high-level performance sport culture in an environment that is healthy and challenging, and also free of bullying, discrimination, harassment and sexualized violence.

Reporting to the Associate Director, Sport, the Program Leader, Men’s Rugby is responsible for leading an outstanding high performance rugby program focused on student-athlete recruitment, growth and development, community engagement, fundraising, and development of rugby both regionally and nationally. This position oversees all aspects of program operations and administration including budgeting, team travel, community partnerships and student-athlete development and support. The Program Leader supervises a number of part-time and volunteer assistant coaches and team support staff, and oversees a complement of 70-90 student-athletes each year. This position works closely with department staff on fundraising, alumni engagement, communications, marketing and all aspects of program administration and operations, as well as other units on campus such as Student Recruitment, Academic Advising, Residence Services.

The Program Leader, Men’s Rugby’s work schedule varies significantly based upon team training and competition requirements, and operates primarily out of the CARSA complex on campus. The ability to work flexible hours including early mornings, evenings and weekends is required.

Job Requirements

The successful candidate for this position will have an undergraduate degree, preferably in Physical Education or a related discipline, and be fully certified NCCP Level 3 (Level 4 or 5 preferred) Coach, or be certified as a RUGBY CANADA Competition Coach or World Rugby Level 2 Coach. A minimum 5 years coaching experience at a national and/or international level is required. A satisfactory Criminal Records Check and Vulnerable Sector Screening is required.

In addition, this position requires experience:

- Leading a high performance rugby club, program or team that meet the high standards of national and international sport performance;
- Working in an academic setting with varsity student-athletes;
- Organizing and operating rugby tournaments and other events;
- Developing and maintaining positive alumni, community and recruiting networks;
- Developing and implementing fundraising and revenue generating programs and initiatives.

Knowledge requirements include:

- Strong understanding and knowledge of the Canadian rugby environment, including the club system, BC Rugby, Rugby Canada and the National Team program;
- Strong technical rugby knowledge.
- Knowledgeable in the design of varsity performance sport programs, and current trends, best practices, contemporary issues in high performance sport, etc.
- Familiarity with University policies, procedures and administrative systems would be an asset.

Competency requirements include:

- Demonstrated commitment to coaching professional development;
- Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills;
- Ability to interact effectively with a wide variety of people (student-athletes, staff, coaches, senior administration, faculty, alumni, media, community, business leaders).
- Strong commitment to service excellence;
- Ability to build and maintain productive working relationships with staff and stakeholders;
- Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment;
- Proven track record achieving project goals on time and produce deliverables of a high quality;
- Demonstrated administrative and organizational skills;
- Demonstrated leadership, supervisory skills and the ability to inspire a team;
- Excellent analytical, critical thinking and problem solving skills.

An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

UVic is committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our living, learning and work environments. In pursuit of our values, we seek members who will work respectfully and constructively with differences and across levels of power. We actively encourage applications from members of groups experiencing barriers to equity.

Read our full equity statement here:

Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application and hiring process may contact Belinda Fontes, HR Programs and Project Manager, at Any personal information provided will be maintained in confidence.

Additional Information 998687-ATRS-2020-JD-ProgramLeaderMen'sRugbySG12

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