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Row Nova Scotia: Technical Director

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 11:01

Job Title: Technical Director

Anticipated Start Date: January 6, 2019

Employment: Part Time (18.75 hours per week)

Anticipated Salary: $22,500

Deadline to Apply: November 29, 2019


The role of the Row Nova Scotia (Row NS) Technical Director will be to work closely with the Row NS Provincial Coach, Administrative Staff, and Board of Directors to assist in the development of rowing in Nova Scotia, including competitive rowing that will continue to make Nova Scotia successful on the National and International stages.


The Technical Director will be chiefly responsible for interacting with the member clubs of Row NS to increase the base of competitive rowers, to increase the number of rowers participating in rowing across Nova Scotia, and developing the quantity and capacity of coaches through coach identification, professional development, and NCCP training and certifications.


The work that the Technical Director will undertake will be in accordance with the results from the Sport Development Tool funding model developed by Sport Nova Scotia, Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic, and the Province of Nova Scotia. The Technical Director will play a large role in helping Row NS increase scores in the Participation, Coaching and Officiating, and Excellence pillars of the Sport Development Tool.

Job Description: 


The Technical Director will be responsible for the following areas


Participation (40% time allocation):

  • Work closely with member clubs to ensure sustainable membership growth;
  • Reach into non-rowing (but parallel) communities to create strategic partnerships;
  • Create partnerships with existing sport organizations to remove barriers of participating in rowing (eg. swimming clubs, lifesaving organizations);
  • Improve our alignment with the RCA long term athlete development (LTAD) model and create increased awareness across the province for coaches, rowers, and parents; and
  • Continue work on new and current initiatives within rowing (eg. coastal rowing, indoor rowing, high school rowing, university rowing, masters rowing, programs targeting underrepresented populations) to make rowing more accessible in new populations and regions of Nova Scotia.


Coaching and Officiating (40% time allocation):

  • Create personalized pathways for coaches, and track and support coaches through education and certification;
  • Create professional development (PD) opportunities for existing coaches in Responsible Coaching;
  • Create on-boarding strategy for ensuring coaches in competition are certified;
  • Import Master Learning Facilitators to educate Coach Developers from existing ranks; and
  • Create and implement a strategic pathway for umpire recruitment and development.
  • Work with the NS Umpire Clinician, the Row NS Umpire Committee and the RCA Umpires’ Committee to provide more educational opportunities to umpires in Nova Scotia.


Excellence (20% time allocation):

  • Assist Provincial Coach with the day-to-day coaching of the Provincial Team training groups;
  • Assist Provincial Coach with HP camps;
  • Assist with Talent Identification of athletes;
  • Assist with athlete data management; and
  • Track athletes along the pathway.



  • Undergraduate University degree preferred;
  • Excellent administrative and organizational skills, written and oral communication abilities, and strong interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and meet deadlines;
  • Proven capacity to develop and manage major projects to successful and timely completion;
  • At least three years experience in rowing, preferably with high performance sport in an organizational context;
  • A proven track record of planning, implementing, and organizing coach development;
  • Proven experience working with rowing clubs or non-profit groups;
  • A minimum of NCCP Learn to Row trained and a plan to acquire further NCCP rowing-specific training in the next year;
  • Clean Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Check;
  • Current First Aid and CPR certificate or plan to acquire this in next three months;
  • Experience working with athletes, coaches, and board of directors in the past; and
  • Trained or certified as a NCCP Coach Developer (preferred).
Application Deadline: 
Friday November 29, 2019 at midnight

Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to [email protected] no later than Friday November 29, 2019 at midnight.