Field Hockey Canada > Job Opportunity - Head Coach, Women’s National Team (Interim)

Job Opportunity – Head Coach, Women’s National Team (Interim)

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December 10, 2017 | Field Hockey Canada |

Working in collaboration with a variety of partners, Field Hockey Canada is the national sport governing body responsible for the development, growth and promotion of field hockey in Canada. Among its responsibilities, Field Hockey Canada selects, prepares and promotes Canada’s teams for international competitions including FIH World League, Continental Championships, World Championships, and major multi-sport games (e.g. Olympic Games and Commonwealth Games).

We are seeking an interim Head Coach for the Canadian Women’s National Field Hockey team. Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Head Coach is responsible for the National Team athletes’ on-field preparation. This includes training sessions in Vancouver as well as confirmed competitions as outlined in the attached Job Description. This is a short-term fixed contract with a commencement date in early January 2018.


Skills / Background: 

  • Evidence of world-class coach experience, ideally with a successful track record of coaching at the international level;
  • Proof of the ability to work effectively within a team, possessing excellent planning, interpersonal, management and organizational skills, with the ability to collaborate with and inspire others;
  • Strong engagement and communication skills;
  • Experience integrating medical, sport science and technology support within a team environment;
  • Innovative approach to coaching with an appreciation of past success and the ability to draw knowledge from other sports or fields to achieve excellence;
  • Evidence of commitment to developing effective partnerships to support the national program’s mission.


The successful candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to coach education throughout his/her career. Evidence of having completed, or being in the process of imminently completing, coach certification at the highest national level is required. An academic degree(s) is considered an asset.

If you have a passion for working with high performance athletes and collaborating with a variety of stakeholders and believe you possess the appropriate experience and skill set for the position, please submit your resume and covering letter that includes the top 3 reasons why you are the ideal candidate for this position.

Applications are to be submitted electronically by Monday, December 18, 2017 to:

Rhonda Lewis, Chair, Board Human Resources Committee, at

Field Hockey Canada is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates. In addition, Field Hockey Canada is committed to providing accommodation for people with disabilities. If you require accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

We appreciate your interest, however, only the shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Click HERE for the full job description.