Club: 
Arctic Edge Skating Club
Job description: 

The Arctic Edge Skating Club (AESC), located in Whitehorse, Yukon, is seeking a Director of Skating. We deliver inclusive high quality Canskate, Starskate and Competitive Skating programs.

AESC hosts a competition and athlete development seminars annually.  The club supports skater travel to at least one competition per season, with potential for more. We also produce an Ice Show and provide the opportunity for skaters and coaches to participate in the Arctic Winter Games on alternating years. AESC supports coach development through a dedicated professional development budget and by collaborating with other established skating clubs. We follow a team coaching approach in the delivery of our programs and are keen to support new and diverse skater and coach development ideas from the right candidate.

The Director of Skating will manage the strategic direction, technical direction and day to day operation of all club programs in addition to providing club group lessons and private lesson instruction. The position entails an average of 15 hours of work per week in addition to on and off ice coaching time. The club has 15-20 hours of ice time during Fall/Winter sessions and 8-10 hours for summer sessions.                         

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Develop, coordinate and execute quality inclusive skating programming for all levels of club programming, including Pre Can Skate, Can Skate, StarSkate, and Competitive Streams.
  • Provide instruction to all levels of figure skaters in Free, Dance and Skills disciplines    
  • Collaborate with coaching staff and administrator to plan and coordinate club competitions, travel to outside competitions, seminars,  Ice Shows, Arctic Winter Game trials and Starskate assessments    
  • Oversee alignment of club programs with the Skate Canada Long Term Athlete Development model.
  • Maintain positive working relationships with the Arctic Edge Board of Directors, club volunteers, coaches, officials, the BC-Yukon Division of Skate Canada, Sport Yukon, skating facility managers and other key stakeholders.
  • Attend monthly board meetings and provide written reports to the board of directors.
  • Work with the sport administrator to provide input on program budgets and funding applications and develop schedules and annual plans that align with Arctic Edge Skating Club Strategic Plan. 
  • Recruit, schedule and supervise coaching staff.
  • Develop collaborative annual training plans and conduct performance reviews.
  • Train and supervise program assistants and volunteers.
  • Establish and maintain positive, respectful working relationships with athletes and coaches to ensure effective and efficient delivery of programs.
  • 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.

Requirements:

  • Skate Canada member in good standing.
  • Minimum Regional Coach Trained, higher levels preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong organization skills and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and competing priorities
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, work independently, and as part of a team. 
  • Ability to handle sensitive information in a professional and confidential manner.

If you feel you are a good fit for our club or would like to discuss the opportunity further, please contact Lindsay Beebe, arcticedgechairs@gmail.com

*Relocation support may be available for the opportunity to work, live and play in one of Canada’s most stunning and unique natural and cultural regions!