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Head Diving Coach

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The Canada Games Centre was built for the 2011 Canada Winter Games in Clayton Park, a suburb of Halifax, Nova Scotia. It was the venue for artistic gymnastics, badminton, and synchronized swimming competition. In 2012, the Canada Games Centre started a Learn to Dive program and in 2014 became a registered diving club. We currently have two 1-meter boards and two 3-meter boards, a dry land board, and a trampoline. We are currently seeking a Head Diving Coach. Please visit us at

Position Summary

The Head Diving Coach is responsible for organizing and managing all phases of the Learn to Dive and competitive programs including evaluations, the promotion of divers to competitive programs, strength and conditioning, team building, and athlete behavior work, event scheduling, budget management, speaking with parent/guardians and the community, among various other duties. This position will report to the Aquatics Program Coordinator and collaborate with the other Coaches, program instructors, and the club manager.


  • Coach team at practices and diving events
  • Create diving development programs
  • Follow the Sport for Life development model to ensure that the program is fun, safe, and engaging
  • Evaluate divers and promote athletes from the Learn to Dive program to competitive programs
  • Collaborate with other coaches, instructors, and strength and conditioning coach to design a cohesive diving program
  • Work with the Aquatics Program Coordinator on registration and budgeting
  • Serve as key liaison between the Canada Games Centre, Diving Nova Scotia, other diving clubs, and Diving Canada
  • Assist with the hosting of the Canada Games Centre diving event
  • Ensure the overall safety of all athletes and program participants
  • Maintain diving equipment, while reporting any damage or required repairs to the Aquatics Program Coordinator
  • Other administrative duties as assigned


  • Level two coaching certification
  • 3+ years of coaching experience
  • Emergency First Aid certification
  • Must be able to demonstrate creativity, sound judgment, and decision-making, be an effective problem solver, and communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Must understand the principles of team sport and coaching for young athletes
  • Must maintain current knowledge of applicable rules and regulations of diving in both Nova Scotia and Canada


The wage for this position ranges from $14-$16 per hour.

Schedule & Hours

This position requires weekday evening and weekend morning availability for approximately 10–15 hours per week.

What’s in it for you?

  • Free facility membership
  • Access to professional development opportunities
  • Free parking and close proximity to Metro Transit
  • Amazing team environment

Application Instructions

To apply, please submit a covering letter and résumé outlining how you meet the specific qualifications listed in the job posting to Zach Fralick at no later than 4pm on Friday, July 29th, 2016.

Please include the position you are applying for in the subject line. Failure to properly identify your application or attach working documents will result in your application being omitted.  

We are a welcoming and supportive workplace and applicants from the following groups are encouraged to self-identify when applying for this opportunity: Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, African Nova Scotians and other racially visible persons.



This opportunity is now closed