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Head Coach, Men's Volleyball (req4647)

The University of Saskatchewan values diversity, and Indigenous engagement is a strategic priority.

Department: Huskie Athletics
Location: Saskatoon
Status: Term, up to three (3) years, with the possibility of extension or becoming permanent
Employment Group: ASPA
Full Time Equivalent (FTE): 1.00
Salary Information: The salary range, based on 1.0 FTE, is $62,850.00 - 98,205.00 per annum (Specialist Professional/Phase 2). The starting salary will be commensurate with education and experience.
Posted Date: 7/3/2019
Closing Date: Until Filled
Number of Openings:

Primary Purpose: To develop, direct and coach the men’s volleyball program at the University of Saskatchewan.

Nature of Work: This position reports to the Chief Athletics Officer, Huskie Athletics and is responsible for providing exemplary leadership of the Men’s Volleyball program. This is established through the coaching, recruitment/retention and public relations duties required to form and lead a competitive and successful team, while promoting academic success for the student-athletes.  This position establishes and maintains the level of professional relationships that support exceptional collaboration with stakeholders including students, parents, faculty and the community. This is a high volume position that works under pressure in a fast-paced environment, multi-tasking to meet competing deadlines is required.  It is also a high profile position, and is very visible and influential in the University and regional athletic communities. Potential candidates must exhibit good judgement and recognize the responsibility that comes with this role and its potential impact on the credibility of the Huskies program, and the University in general. The successful candidate must ensure that their conduct reflects positively on the University of Saskatchewan, Huskie Athletics and the team as a whole.


  • Coach a nationally competitive program and maintain high professional standards.
  • Maintains and adheres to the standards of Huskie Athletics and the University of Saskatchewan in all aspects, including professional performance, recruitment, and development of student athletes.
  • Develop and execute a short and long term plan for recruitment and retention of skilled and academically qualified student-athletes to the men’s volleyball program.
  • Plan and implement player training and evaluation methods that are current and individualized.
  • Provide appropriate awareness and concern for student-athletes’ academic performance and provide direction for assistance when and where needed.
  • Steward team financial accounts including the development of a five-year budget plan and the management of team and related accounts, monitor expenditures and develop appropriate reporting tools. Ensure all processes align with, and adhere to University of Saskatchewan policies.
  • Collaborate with the Huskies’ development office to secure funding for special events including but not exclusive to non-conference travel and scholarships 
  • Select, coordinate and manage staff that support the men’s volleyball program.
  • Support and act in accordance to the strategic direction and initiatives of Huskie Athletics, and the University of Saskatchewan.
  • Monitor and administer facility and equipment needs for the program.
  • Ensure liability and risks associated with the men’s volleyball program are managed effectively.
  • Deliver high quality instruction of summer sport camp, workshop sessions, and other courses as required.
  • Maintain high personal standards of behaviour and conduct so as to serve as a role model and mentor.
  • Ensure student-athletes are visible role models in the community and are providing an acceptable level of community service related to being part of a University team.
  • Serve as a leader and valuable resource person within the profession and within the sport.
  • Collaborate with other colleagues and staff in support of the overall mission and strategic direction of Huskie Athletics.


Education: Minimum of Bachelor of Kinesiology or related degree, Master’s Degree preferred.  Equivalent experience would be considered in exceptional circumstances.

Experience: Minimum of 5 years of experience in coaching volleyball, preferably at the College, University, Junior or professional level.  Fully certified NCCP Level 4 (or equivalent) in designated sport.  Provincial and/or national coaching experience is a desirable asset.  Total volleyball knowledge and experience will be taken into consideration.

Skills: Superior ability to develop and maintain respectful, supportive and collaborative relationships with others whether as a peer or as a coach; Strong appreciation for understanding of, and sensitivity towards the needs of a diverse body of students and student-athletes; Exceptional communication skills, including written, verbal and presentation; ability to exercise significant judgement; ability to establish medium to long-term goals and vision; ability to work effectively within a team environment; demonstrated ability on multiple projects with competing demands to meet deadlines; budget planning and management; and strong marketing, creative thinking and problem solving skills. The ability to mentor, motivate, and develop the potential of student-athletes in the context of competitive sport, while fostering positive work and learning environments will be critical.

This position has a comprehensive benefit package which can be found at

Inquiries regarding this position can be directed to Michael Jenkins at (306)-966-1108 or Adrienne Healey at (306)-966-1023.


The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. The University must, however, comply with federal immigration requirements. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.