Job Posting

Director, High Performance Sports Programs


Institution: Queen's University


Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Deadline: February 12, 2023

Posted: January 20, 2023

Reporting to the Executive Director, Athletics and Recreation, the incumbent uses a values-based approach in the leadership, development, and cultivation of High-Performance programs which are sport-centred and student athlete-focused. These programs are designed to enhance the mission and vision of Queen’s University and position Queen’s University as a premier athletics program in Canada.

The Director fosters a culture within the High Performance sport unit where coaches, student athletes and teams feel supported and part of an evolving pathway that consistently pursues excellence. Further, is committed to an equity-focused, integrated and sustainable programs approach designed to result in an unparalleled experience.

The position requires extensive internal and external collaboration with a broad range of constituents including coaches, student athletes, alumni, all Athletics and Recreation (A&R) personnel, as well as key campus and community partners. The incumbent will be the primary liaison on behalf of Queen’s with athletic program peers at other educational institutions, as well as being one of the university representatives that consults and engages with sport governing organizations (OUA and U SPORTS). The incumbent will embed Queen’s in the community using strategic efforts to build networks across the community, provincial, national and international landscape of sport to achieve shared goals and advance sport.

The Director serves as a top advisor to the Executive Director, acting as the Executive Director’s representative when required. This position involves a high degree of independent decision-making, responsibility, personal initiative and university wide communication. The incumbent’s actions have department wide implications and must demonstrate the ability to address complexity that recognizes the impact and need for collaboration with all facets of the department.

This position is located in Kingston, Ontario and flexible work hours, including evening and weekends are required.

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