Assistant Coach & Offensive Coordinator

Date Posted: 11/18/2021
Req ID: 20462
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Kinesiology & Physl Ed.
Department: Faculty of Kinesiology & Physl Ed
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)



Reporting to the Head Coach, Varsity Blues Football, the incumbent is responsible for assisting in the planning and implementation of the Football program at the University of Toronto within established University guidelines, policies and procedures. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: student athlete recruitment, football program athlete management, human resources, sport development, student athlete development, alumni relations, community development and to act as a technical resource.


The incumbent provides input to the head coach with the design and implementation of a comprehensive sport development plan that is conducive to positioning U of T at a competitive level to achieve provincial and national prominence. The plan includes financial and support services, annual and quadrennial performance targets, budget and revenue/expense tracking framework, team revenue generation targets, and evaluation framework to measure performance against agreed upon targets.  


The incumbent is responsible for managing the offensive segment of the recruitment process for the intercollegiate football program and the maintenance of the recruiting data base. The Assistant Coach and Offensive Coordinator’s professional presentation of the benefits of attending the University of Toronto and being a member of the Varsity Blues Football program is critical to the success of the program and our ability to attract excellent students and athletes to U of T. 



University degree preferably in kinesiology/physical education or combination of equivalent experience. Fully certified National Coach Certification Program Level 3 Football, Level 4 or 5 preferred, equivalency considered.


A minimum of 3 years coaching experience in USPORTS Football, preferably as an Offensive Coordinator. Equivalent experience will be considered. 


Computer Skills – basic Microsoft Suite i.e. PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, video analysis software, recruitment database.


Management Skills – Effective oral and written communication skills, Effective problem solving skills, negotiation, analytical skills required in relation to problem solving, athlete issues, financial issues.


Technical Skills – Must have full technical knowledge and be current in all of the rules and regulation that govern the sport they are coaching i.e. football.  Must be knowledgeable in the OUA and USPORTS rules that govern the sport programs around recruiting, athletic scholarship, eligibility compliance rules.


Full technical knowledge of, and a demonstrated ability to analyze, all aspects of football.  Excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills; instructional, coaching and motivating skills; influencing and team building skills. Demonstrated skills/abilities in planning and organizing, taking initiative, and exercising good judgment. Ability to maintain tact and composure in a highly competitive environment. Good numeracy and record keeping skills.


Demonstrated strong leadership and team building skills. Must be able to manage public relations interactions with media, alumni and University officials. Team work and team building are essential to this roles and the ability to collaborate within a collegial environment is paramount.




Closing Date: 12/09/2021,11:59PM ET
Employee Group: Salaried 
Appointment Type: Budget - Continuing 
Schedule: Full-Time
Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone: PM 2 -- Hiring Zone: $73,098 - $85,279 -- Broadband Salary Range: $73,098 - $121,828
Job Category: Athletics

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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