NOW HIRING: Provincial Bobsleigh Coach

BCBSA is looking to hire a Provincial Bobsleigh Coach to work out of Whistler for the upcoming season with potential for a longer contract. Starting salary is negotiable based on previous experience.

Application deadline: Sunday, October 4th

Interested applicants should send their resume and cover letter to

Interviews commencing: October 5th, 2015

Only selected applicants will be contacted for an interview.


Job Title:                  Provincial Bobsleigh Coach, British Columbia Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association (BCBSA)

Reports to (title):     BCBSA President

Location:               Whistler, BC. Canada

Conditions:           Contract, Full-time, Year-Round. Variable days and hours. (Contract length TBD based on candidate.)

Start Date:             Monday, October 19, 2014

Salary:                   TBD based on experience & contract duration.


Position Description


Title:                   Provincial Coach, Bobsleigh

Reports to:         BCBSA Executive Committee


The Organization:

The British Columbia Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association is a non-profit organization and the provincial governing body for the sports of Bobsleigh and Skeleton in the province of British Columbia, Canada.


The Opportunity:

Located in Whistler and reporting to the Executive Committee, the British Columbia Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association is seeking an outstanding Bobsleigh Coach who possess strong technical driving knowledge, excellent leadership qualities and exceptional organizational skills to continue building the Provincial Bobsleigh Program in B.C. at the Whistler Olympic track.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and operate the BC Bobsleigh Sport Program based in Whistler;
  • Establish and operate an appropriate talent recruitment plan in partnership and aligned with, the BCS National Recruitment Strategy;
  • Provide on-ice technical instruction, coaching and supervision of athletes;
  • Deliver effective training and competition plans (inclusive of camps and other sessions) for BC Bobsleigh athletes;
  • Monitor and review athlete performances and progression and ensure athletes understand their performance pathway;
  • Provide logistical support for training and competitions;
  • Ensure athlete welfare and safety is uncompromised; 
  • Provide information about available support structures while fostering a harmonious team environment;
  • Prepare track and equipment to optimize training and competition and ensure safety;
  • Ensure available complementary training support is optimized (IST, S&C, etc.);
  • Ensure funding program deliverables are met;
  • Ensure program budgets are managed and adhered to;
  • Work with Canadian Sport Institute Pacific (CSI-P) to ensure all reporting requirements are met; and
  • Work with the Whistler Sport Legacies, Bobsleigh Sport Experience Program.            

Key Roles:

  • Coaching (primary focus)
    • Safe and effective learning environment for Bobsleigh Athletes
    • Take a long-term approach to medal success and athlete development based on the BCS National Development and High Performance Strategy.
  • Recruitment (secondary focus)
    • Should no Targeted Bobsleigh Athletes be identified prior to the sliding season, primary focus will also include recruitment.
  • Communications
    • Establish & maintain effective positive working relationships with BCS, Whistler Sport Legacies, BCBSA, CSI-P and other key stakeholders.
  • WSL Sport Experience Program (SEP)
    • Sport Experience Program (SEP) driver development coaching.
    • Work with the SEP Program Coordinator to establish training criteria for future development of SEP drivers for the WSC and help in the preparation of a season end report.
    • Working with the SEP Program Coordinator, help with the general delivery of the SEP program through observation and suggestions
    • General sled maintenance for the SEP sleds. Criteria stipulated in the BC Safety Guidelines.
  • Scouting and Research
    • Keep abreast of world leading practices in talent identification, coaching, training techniques and equipment technology.
  • Administration
    • Develop the BC Bobsleigh Targeted IPS report.
    • Maintain a high-level of accuracy, timeliness and confidentiality at all times in all work.
    • Create and maintain accurate budgeting reports.
  • Other duties
    • Such other duties as may be required by the BCBSA Executive committee and/or designate.



  • Must be eligible to work in Canada;
  • Minimum of five years of coaching experience;
  • Have strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to motivate athletes;
  • Demonstrated a high level of leadership, sportsmanship and coaching performance;
  • Commitment to continuous learning and professional development;
  • Willingness to work non-traditional hours and travel as required;
  • Registered member of the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP), Coaching Association of Canada with minimum Certification Level 1; and
  • Registered Coach with Coaches of Canada, working towards the Chartered Professional coach (ChPC) designation.


Contractual Information:

Title:                                   Provincial Coach, Bobsleigh

Location:                             Whistler, BC. Canada

Conditions:                         Contract, Full-time, Year-Round. Variable days and hours.

Salary:                                 $TBD based on experience

Probationary Period:           All roles are subject to a 3 month probationary period.

Posting Date:                      September 21st 2015

Closing Date:                      October 4th 2015

Interview Date:                   TBC – likely to be during week commencing 5th October 2015

Start Date:                           October 19th 2015