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April 28/18 11:15 am - Employment Opportunity - Strength & Conditioning Coach (Milton)

Posted by Editoress on 04/28/18

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 CSIO currently is accepting applications for the position of CSIO/Cycling Canada, PS2 Strength and Conditioning Coach, at the Mattamy National Cycling Centre in Milton, Ontario.

Cycling Canada is the recognized authority by the UCI (Union Cycliste International) on all aspects of cycling in Canada, including BMX, Cyclocross, Mountain Bike, Para-Cycling, Road and Track. All staff employed by Cycling Canada are charged to facilitate achievement of its long-term vision and planned annual targets. All personnel are also required to operate within the policies and procedures as established by the association's volunteer Board of Directors and are expected to act consistently with the association's values.


Under the direction of CSIO/Cycling Canada's Lead, Performance Services and CSIO Lead, Strength and Conditioning Coach in close collaboration with Cycling Canada National Team Coaches, the post holder will contribute to the aims and objectives of CSIO and Cycling Canada by:

• Designing and delivering effective individual and group strength & conditioning programmes to targeted national team athletes.
• Led by the National Team Coaches and monitored by the CSIO/Cycling Canada Lead, Performance Services and Cycling Canada HPD support the building of the Gold Medal Profile for the athletes.
• Work with all National Team Strength Coaches to develop a consistent philosophy and advice across all training sites.
• Establish a system for monitoring strength training of riders throughout the year, that is consistent with other programs (particularly Track Sprint).
• Participate in other Strength Coach group initiatives as requested by CSIO/Cycling Canada, Lead, Performance Services and CSIO Lead, Strength and Conditioning Coach.
• Work closely with the coaching and Integrated Support Team (IST) support staff to ensure competition preparation, training plans, peaking and recovery methods are optimized.
• When appropriate work with CSIO's research and innovation (R&I) lead to conduct, collaborate and/or commission relevant performance enhancing R&I projects.
• Undertake any other reasonable duties as requested by the CSIO/Cycling Canada Lead, Performance Services or CSIO Lead, Strength and Conditioning Coach.

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.

• Maintain an accurate record of work conducted.
• Be an active member of company by participating in staff meetings, seminars and other meetings as required.
• Adhere to any professional codes of conduct appropriate to your 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 CSIO/Cycling Canada Lead, Performance Services and CSIO Lead, Strength and Conditioning Coach (including but not limited to, Advance Coaching Diploma, Coaching Conferences, National Sport Science & Medicine Advisory Committee meeting).

Qualifications & Skills

• Minimum of 5 years' experience in the delivery of a Strength and Conditioning program to national and/or professional athletes.
• Advanced degree (M.Sc. or Ph.D.) in kinesiology, sport science or related discipline (specializing in the preparation of elite athletes).
• Accredited strength and conditioning coach (NSCA, CSCS or equivalent).
• Specialization in the area of Olympic Lifting (e.g. OWA Level II Technical Course, USAW Bronze Level Certification).
• A verifiable record of working within a multi-disciplinary team in the delivery of strength and conditioning services to high performance sport.
• Knowledge of the Canadian Sport System an asset.
• Experience of developing and implementing innovative ideas and putting them into practice, including working in an applied and integrated manner.
• Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills. Bilingualism is an asset.
• Experience with software/equipment design will be considered an asset.
• 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.

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, staff must be able to work in a highly dynamic and flexible client service environment.
• Required on occasion to work irregular hours and be on-call for emergencies for time sensitive and priority issues.
• Some travel required both domestic and international.
• G Class Driver's licence beneficial.

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

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.

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.

Location: Mattamy National Cycling Centre, Milton, Ontario

Application Deadline: Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at 4:00 pm

Interview Date: Monday, May 14, 2018, in Milton

Salary: $60,000 - $67,000 plus benefits

Interested applicants should submit their resume and cover letter (in one PDF document) to:

Search Committee,
Canadian Sport Institute Ontario

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.

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

The Canadian Sport Institute Ontario is an equal opportunity employer.


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