HIRING COACH: Conestoga College

Requisition Details


Part-time Head Coach – Badminton



Athletics & Recreation

Friday, November 5, 2021

Sunday, November 21, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST

Administration – Part-time

Part-time Administrative Contract Position

As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves around the world and in our local community, Conestoga College continues to adjust plans based on the guidance provided by our local Public Health authority. Considering these unprecedented circumstances, final hiring decisions remain contingent upon confirmed enrolment numbers and the evolving work environment. Conestoga College will take appropriate measures to protect the safety and well-being of our College community and prospective candidates throughout the recruitment and selection process, including the scheduling of remote interviews. 

The Head Coach is responsible for developing, implementing, and evaluating the technical, tactical, and physical components of a Varsity Badminton program. This program must prepare the student-athlete for successful competition within the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) and the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association (CCAA). This is a part-time position that requires evening, weekend, and periodic weekday daytime hours. Salary commensurate with experience.


  • Developing the overall Badminton program plan including a comprehensive strategy around training, practices, games, and program excellence
  • Identifying and recruiting academically strong student-athletes
  • Creating and facilitating a multi-year athlete recruitment program
  • In collaboration with the Athletics Department, supporting the development of recruitment events to increase awareness and profile of the Badminton program
  • Maintaining effective communications and administrative systems amongst coaches, players, athletic, and facility staff
  • Complete adherence to and support of CCAA, OCAA, and Conestoga policies and procedures
  • Organizing and leading related competitions and activities (e.g. tournaments, clinics, etc.)
  • Ensuring program goals and objectives are aligned with the Department of Athletics Mission, Vision, and Values
  • Providing an inclusive and holistic environment for student-athlete development
  • Overseeing adherence and expectations required by the Department of Athletics in regards to academics, student behaviours, and other outcomes as required
  • Developing and fostering relationships to help boost and enhance the Badminton program (Alumni, community members, fundraising events, etc.)


  • The competitive season begins in September and runs until February; with Ontario Championships held in late February and National Championships in March
  • The team practices multiple times a week and participates in a seasonal high-performance training program
  • The off-season training program will take place once a week from May to August
  • Support personnel includes assistant coaches and an athletic therapist who are present at practices and games


  • Must have demonstrated a previous high level of leadership and successful coaching performance
  • Minimum four years of experience coaching 16 to 24-year old and/or young adults
  • Possessing four or more years of coaching at the Collegiate Level is considered an asset
  • Hold a minimum of NCCP Train to Train Certification, with Train to Compete Certifications an asset
  • Demonstrated knowledge and implementation of student-athlete recruitment strategies
  • Proven and established relationships with regional/provincial high school and club coaches/contacts to support recruitment initiatives
  • Possess exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
  • Sound administrative skills and strong motivational abilities
  • Be committed to fair play and represent Conestoga professionally at all times
  • The candidate must hold values consistent with those of Conestoga College in developing student-athletes with strong academic standards while cultivating a competitive Badminton program
  • The candidate would be required to provide proof of a Vulnerable Sector check or have one completed


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We thank all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Conestoga College is committed to workplace diversity and provides accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process. If you require accommodation, please contact Human Resources.


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