University of Waterloo

Associate Coach - Men's Basketball

Requisition ID 2024-12088
Athletics and Recreation
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Athletics & Recreation
Job Location : Location


Term: 8 months


The Associate Coach will work closely with the Head Coach of a Waterloo Warrior athletic program who is directly accountable to the Associate Director of Interuniversity Athletics. The Associate Coach will assist with responsibilities related to the execution of a comprehensive plan to support all student-athletes on the designated team. The incumbent will support and act in accordance with the strategic direction and initiatives of the Warriors Athletic & Recreation program and the University of Waterloo as they relate to student-athlete development, recruitment, and mentorship, revenue generation and appropriate administrative responsibilities.  In addition, the Associate Coach will ensure compliance with the OUA and U SPORTS rules and regulations.  


This is a temporary, part-time role, working 24.5 hours/week for a term of 8 months.


Student-Athlete, Staff and Team Performance

  • Ensures compliance of the Department student-athlete code of conduct
  • Provides student-athletes with high quality sport experiences in an environment that pursues excellence in athletics and academics
  • Assists in executing the philosophy and framework for operation of the athletic program
  • Leads student-athletes, assistant coaches and high-performance support staff towards successful practice and competitive performances
  • Assists in creating a strategic multi-year program plan that includes assessment and evaluation of staff, student-athlete and team performance
  • Supports annual planning instruments outlining all elements of the student-athlete physical, emotional, competitive and academic success plan
  • Works with Interuniversity staff to identify student-athletes at risk in academics or eligibility, provide direction for supports and resources where necessary
  • Defining staff expectations for other coaches, mentorship of young coaches and assessment of outcomes
  • Provides an inclusive and holistic environment for student-athlete development
  • Encourages the pursuit of excellence in academics, athletics and personal development


  • Recruits student-athletes who will be successful both academically and athletically
  • Creates and administrates a multi-year athlete recruitment program
  • Maintains a highly developed recruiting network identifying and communicating with targeted student-athletes
  • Establishes and communicates the team’s recruiting philosophy and priorities with staff, scouts and recruiting network
  • Maintains current knowledge of university, OUA and USPORTS admission and eligibility processes
  • Leads the identification of student-athlete prospects
  • Coordinates the creation and distribution of recruiting packages that includes university materials and team specific content
  • Works directly with appropriate department staff to coordinate campus visits


  • Provides positive mentorship within an inclusive and holistic environment in accordance with the core values of the Athletics department
  • Outlines roles and responsibilities for coaches to foster professional growth
  • Takes a leadership role in coordinating team meetings beyond the field of play (ex: Captains meetings, Leadership group meetings)
  • Networks and generates connections with minor sport programs and organizations in our community

Participation with Department

  • Works with department supports to implement a student success plan for both academic and athletic success
  • Attends department meetings when possible
  • Works with Interuniversity Sport Manager, Student Athlete Services & Intercollegiate Coordinator, and Associate Director, Athletics on numerous areas including, but not limited to:
    • Recruiting and admissions
    • Housing and Residences
    • Events and facility scheduling
    • Travel
    • Student athlete registration and eligibility compliance
  • Works with Coordinator of Equipment Services to determine annual apparel order
  • Works with Marketing team to create content and develop print/electronic materials for program promotions
  • Communicates information from the department with athletes as needed
  • Completes OUA/USports requests (ex: All-Star nominations and All-Star voting, participates in annual OUA/USPORTS coaches meetings)


  • Assists and/or leads fundraisers associated with team (camps, recruit day events, alumni, athlete Adopt-A-Warrior)
  • Fiscally accountable for team generated revenue and expenses for enhancements to program
  • Determines student-athlete player fees, works with department to ensure payment is received
  • Works with Senior Development Officer and Advancement Coordinator to develop an engagement and fundraising plan with Alumni, including Athletic Financial Awards


  • An undergraduate degree (preferably in Kinesiology or Physical Education) or equivalent education is preferred
  • Current coaching accreditation (L2T trained, or willingness to pursue a minimum of this level of certification)
  • Experience coaching at the post-secondary or equivalent high-performance level
  • Superior interpersonal, organizational, leadership, mentorship and technical skills are required
  • Experience identifying and recruiting student-athlete prospects
  • Previous experience developing multi-year strategic and development plans for athletes and teams
  • Experience developing and delivering presentations to small and large audiences
  • Experience using a variety of communication methods to adapt to changing circumstances
  • Interpersonal, organizational, and technical skills are required
  • Proficient in MS Office
  • Proficiency in social media and online communication 
  • Certified in Standard First Aid (preferred)
  • Successful candidate will be required to submit a clear Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Must be familiar with general health and safety guidelines relevant to the delivery of Athletic programs

Equity Statement

The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg, and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is co-ordinated within the Office of Indigenous Relations.


The University values the diverse and intersectional identities of its students, faculty, and staff. The University regards equity and diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to accessibility for all employees. The University of Waterloo seeks applicants who embrace our values of equity, anti-racism and inclusion.  As such, we encourage applications from candidates who have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including applicants who identify as First Nations, Métis and/or Inuk (Inuit), Black, racialized, a person with a disability, women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.


Positions are open to qualified candidates who are legally entitled to work in Canada. 


The University of Waterloo is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. If you have any application, interview, or workplace accommodation requests, please contact Human Resources at  or 519-888-4567, ext. 45935.


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