Located in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, St. Michaels University School (SMUS) is a Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12 day and boarding school with a global reputation for academic excellence.
Our students from over 30 countries all over the world have opportunities in academics, athletics, arts, leadership, service and outdoor education, and are inspired by an extraordinary staff committed to character growth and preparing students for what lies ahead in life. The school’s Mission shapes these endeavours: Our school seeks the excellence in all of us, with passion and compassion. We are a community shaped by the pursuit of truth and goodness, providing outstanding preparation for life. At St. Michaels University School, we seek to employ and empower individuals who wish to forge impactful relationships and careers that place our students at the centre. We firmly believe that expanding our diversity while adjusting our practice will lead to becoming the community we envision – a place where staff and students share a sense that they fully belong.
The School is seeking a Head Coach – Squash to complement and support a dynamic and high-functioning Athletics Department. Reporting to the Director of Athletics, the Head Coach – Squash will lead the St. Michaels University School (SMUS) squash program, which provides opportunities to all students in Grades K-12.
Our Athletic Program includes both a competitive and recreational stream that supports a multi-sport approach to athlete development. The SMUS’ squash season runs from September to April with training occurring between the hours of 3:30 PM and 8:30 PM on weekdays and weekends. Over the course of the school year, the Head Coach – Squash works approximately 850 hours.
In addition to the scope of this position, there is opportunity to provide private coaching, and to run squash camps during school breaks.
The successful candidate will have the following skills, background and interest:
National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) an asset.
Experience coaching competitive squash at the provincial and/or national level.
Teaching certification an asset.
Experience coordinating and planning both competitive and recreational programming for squash.
Experience in coordinating league and tournament play.
Familiarity with Canada’s Long-term Athlete Development (LTAD) model.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Experience using Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel) and Google Drive.
Enthusiastic, energetic, a self-starter with the ability to work independently.
Ability to be tactful, demonstrate excellent judgment, and work as a positive and collaborative team member.
Plan, teach, assess and report on a squash program, Grades K-12.
Lead and coordinate a squash program that includes recreational and competitive pathways.
Collaborate with other coaches, faculty and staff.
Communicate with parents on a regular basis.
Demonstrate sport values in a school-based setting.
Participate in SMUS Coaching Staff meetings and professional development opportunities.
Other related duties.
Criminal Record Check:
Must pass and maintain a clear Solicitor General criminal record check for the purpose of working with children.
Please respond with a cover letter and resume in a single document by2pm Wednesday, February 8, 2023.
St. Michaels University School is one of Canada's leading co-educational, independent day and boarding schools. Our boarding students come from 20 countries; our graduates attend the top universities, the majority of them on scholarships; and our outstanding teaching faculty has been recognized by numerous awards.The school pursues academic success in an environment where the character and self also grow. Students participate in a full program of arts, athletics, extra-curricular activities and service, in which teachers are expected to play a role.SMUS is currently implementing a strategic plan involving facility redevelopment, endowment growth, and excellence in our academic and extra-curricular programs.