Coquitlam Skating Club
Job description: 

The Coquitlam Skating Club is looking for a Director of Operations to oversee the running of the club. Salary range will be commensurate with experience.

About us:

We are one of the largest skating clubs in the metro Vancouver area. We are a community based skating club that offers a whole range of Skate Canada programming from CanSkate and Power Skating through to adult and elite level figure skating. The club has produced many high level national and international skaters in its almost 60 year history and has over 400 members. We have the privilege of operating out of the modern Poirier Recreation Complex in central Coquitlam where we have access to 3 skating rinks and several different facilities to offer our off ice programs.

Your contribution:

As the Director of Operations, you will play an essential role in ensuring that the Club continues to function at a high level meeting the many challenges and needs faced by our skaters, families and coaches. We are looking for an experienced, motivated, enthusiastic professional with strong communication skills able to work with parents, the executive and other coaches.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Maintain positive working relationships with the Board of Directors, club volunteers, officials, the BC-Yukon Division of Skate Canada, skating facility managers and other key stakeholders.
  • Report directly to the Board of Directors to ensure that skating programs align with the Club’s strategic short and long term plans.
  • Develop, coordinate and execute quality inclusive skating programming for all levels of club programming, including Can Skate, STARSkate, and Competitive Streams.
  • Develop a high-level training environment using current best practices for training figure skaters of all ages who have competitive or recreational goals.
  • Establish and maintain positive, respectful working relationships with athletes and coaches to ensure effective and efficient delivery of programs.
  • Attend monthly board meetings and provide written reports to the board of directors.
  • Work with the club Administrator and Treasurer to provide input on program budgets and funding applications and develop schedules and annual plans that align with the Club’s Strategic Plan.
  • Recruit, schedule and supervise coaching staff.
  • Develop collaborative annual training plans and conduct performance reviews.
  • Train and supervise program assistants and volunteers
  • Administrative tasks like communication, document preparation, use of computer software including but not limited to Uplifter.
  • Work closely with the Club’s Administrator to problem solve issues in a collaborative manner.
  • Assist the Administrator and Committee Board members plan and coordinate club competitions, travel to outside competitions, seminars, Ice Shows, and other events when required.
  • Coordinate and plan STARskate assessments.
  • Coach for private or semi-private lessons
  • Club coach for group instructed programming (optional).
  • Communicate effectively, both formally and informally, with skaters, volunteers, coaches and officials. This includes communications through various methods, including social media.
  • Other duties as required

Job requirements:

  • NCCP National level coaching certification in good standing with Skate Canada.
  • Several years’ experience running a figure skating club would be an asset.
  • A strong work ethic, strong interpersonal skills, the ability to manage an experienced and dedicated staff of full time coaches, and the ability to work well and be accountable to a volunteer Board of Directors.
  • Comfortable working with a wide range of athletes, from those new to skating to elite level athletes.
  • Demonstrated focus and commitment to helping others.
  • Technical Expertise – in program components and optimizing competition performance as well as current technical aspects and training demands required to be a high-performance skater.
  • A strong working knowledge of Uplifter and strong computer/web skills. Training can be provided in this area.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, work independently, and as part of a team.
  • Ability to handle sensitive information in a professional and confidential manner.

Time commitment and salary:

  • Full-time permanent position with the opportunity to supplement your base salary with private coaching duties.
  • The ability to work flexible hours that equate to 40 hours per week. Programs run 8 to 10 hours a day Monday to Friday and 4 to 6 hours on Saturday.
  • Compensation will consist of a base salary and be commensurate with experience but will be in the range of $60- $75 000 per year with the ability to earn more through private instruction.

Application deadline:

  • This posting is valid until August 31, 2022.

If you feel you are a good fit for our club or would like to discuss the opportunity further, please contact us or send your resume to the Coquitlam Skating Club HR Committee at