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23 November 2005, 04:27 pm
National Team Coach Sought
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The Canadian Yachting Association (CYA) is seeking a new National Team Coach responsible for coaching athletes engaged in high performance sailing activities.
Reporting to the High Performance Manager, the position includes developing, implementing and monitoring training programs for athletes involved in training and competing at the national and international level. The application of proven coaching principles and coaching techniques is integral to the fulfilment of these responsibilities. Travel to training and competition venues is essential.

The ideal candidate will have a college diploma, university degree or equivalent, NCCP level 4 qualifications or equivalent preferred, CPR and first aid training, demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook, a valid driver's license and passport.

Essential to the position is a minimum of four years coaching experience at the elite, international level. Coaching experience with double-handed Olympic classes is preferred but not essential. Experience competing at the national and international level is preferred. A minimum of two years experience with budget/financial management is essential. In addition, the candidate will have strong interpersonal skills, fluency in both English and French (highly desirable), demonstrated ability to interact with athletes and strong oral and written communication skills.

Operating out of Kingston, Ontario the Canadian Yachting Association will consider travel requirements and training locations when determining the residency of the successful candidate. Recognizing the unique structure of employment typical of international level coaches, the Association will consider a flexible compensation package that could include the successful candidate continuing to pursue complimentary employment opportunities.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. The Canadian Yachting Association encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, native people and persons with disabilities.

Please submit resumes with a covering letter with salary expectations by 2 December 2005 to:

Joy Hunt MBA, CGA
Director of Finance and Human Resources
53 Yonge Street
Kingston, Ontario
K7M 6G4

Tel: 613-545-3044 (ext 104)
Fax: 613-545-3045

The Canadian Yachting Association is a non-profit corporation founded in 1931. As a registered Amateur Athletic Association and as a recognized National Sport Organization by Sport Canada, the Association is the national authority for Sailing in Canada.

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