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Gymnastics Coordinator, Cochrane Recreation, Faculty of Kinesiology

Job ID: 17477

Updated: February 7, 2019

Location: Main Campus

Position Overview

The Department of Gymnatsitcs Cochrane in the Faculty of Kinesiology is currently seeking a Full-time Regular Gymnastics Coordinator.

The University of Calgary's Active Living department is one of the largest and most diverse recreation departments based on a North American campus. Active Living has a team of 40 full time and up to 600 part time staff. On an annual basis our staff handle 47,000 registrations in over 75 recreational and sporting activities, and provide facility access to over a million users to our facilities: North America's largest Outdoor Centre with climbing and bouldering walls, a gymnastics centre, an Olympic sized pool, a fitness centre with 200 m track, Canada's largest university racquet centre, five gymnasiums and access to the Olympic Oval. The Outdoor Centre also provides its students and community over 16,000 outdoor equipment rental orders each year.

The University of Calgary, Cochrane Gymnastics Centre is committed to developing gymnastics and its values by encouraging participation, growth, and personal success. The facility and programs generates approximately $360,000 revenue/year and involves over 1,800 youth and adult participants with 1 full time coach and 10-20 casual assistant coaches.

Reporting to the Manager, Youth Programs in Active Living, this position necessitates extensive knowledge of gymnastics, and self-sufficiency to coordinate and execute the program the incumbent will be accountable for the outcomes of the programs.

Position Description

Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):

  • Supervise and administer the Recreational Gymnastics programs. This includes program scheduling, program pricing, preparing promotional content, initiating timely production of promotional materials, entry of course content into the registration system, staff hiring, training, evaluation, entry and approval of payroll, purchasing of materials, coordinating registration processes, monitoring registration levels and setting up custom or school programs. Develop and maintain curriculum for the recreational gymnastics programs in conjunction with the Cochrane Gymnastics Manager.
  • New program development. Initiate development of new programs based on facility usage/availability and popularity. Evaluate facility usage and programming on a regular basis.
  • Provide leadership in local, provincial and national community recreation and by attending and/or presenting at conferences, workshops, and clinics.
  • High quality instruction/coaching of gymnastic programs.
  • Teach and mentor gymnastics staff.
  • Responsible for preparing a budget within established faculty guidelines. Budget information is gathered, analyzed and compiled accurately within guidelines.
  • In conjunction with the Cochrane Gymnastics Manager, hire, train and supervise 20-40 hourly gymnastic coaches.
  • Ensure payroll is processed accurately and in a timely fashion.
  • Implement and administer regular reporting processes with staff. Evaluate staff performances, mentor and educate student and non-student employees. Coordinate regular meetings and training sessions for evaluation, education (certifications), and feedback.
  • Organize training of staff and implementation of policy as necessary around emergency response procedures and occupational health and safety.

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology or a related field, and
  • NCCP C1 Trained, Trampoline and Active Start Certified with at least 3 years of preschool and recreational
  • Gymnastics coaching experience
  • Demonstrate strong communication, team and customer service skills
  • Experience in training and developing gymnastic coaches
  • M.E.D., RiS, & Commit to Kids Training
  • Experience and training in risk management of gymnastics and gymnastics facilities
  • Current Standard First Aid and CPR Certification
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Knowledge of University Business Systems (CICS, PeopleSoft)

Application Deadline: February 21, 2019

We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes. Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted.

Additional Information

This position is part of the AUPE bargaining unit, and falls under the Specialist/Advisor Job Family, Phase 1.

To find out more about management and staff opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Management and Staff Careers website


About the University of Calgary

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The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their professional success while they are here. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, however preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.


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