The University of Winnipeg has formally posted the employment opportunity following the announced departure of Tanya McKay as its long time head coach of the women's basketball program with the Wesmen.  The close date for the position is Sunday, April 24, 2022.  

  • Job Number: E09.22
  • Classification: Coach
  • Date Posted: April 18, 2022
  • Employee Group: CMP
  • Funding: Budget
  • Position Category: Full-Time, Continuing
  • Probation/Trial Period: 6 months
  • Salary Range: $54,447 - $97,792
  • Start Date: As soon as possible
  • Status: Existing
  • Hours: 35 hours per week
  • Department: Athletics
  • Location: Winnipeg, MB
  • Job Type: Continuing
  • Close Date: 04/24/2022
  • Professional Areas: Staff

Description: Note: The work described in this posting will be conducted in-person.

All members of the UW Community and anyone who seeks entry to indoor campus spaces are required to comply with the University of Winnipeg’s Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy:

Position Summary

The University of Winnipeg is currently recruiting for a Head Coach for our Women’s Basketball Program. 

The Opportunity

All involved with Wesmen Athletics represent The University of Winnipeg and the broader University community. The University is not only concerned with developing students academically, but also with fostering a sense of responsibility to the University and community. Wesmen Athletics strives to develop an awareness of important societal issues, foster concern for the welfare of others, and enrich understanding of the interdependence of all aspects of life in society. The University of Winnipeg pays particular attention to ways in which athletic and recreational experiences can improve the quality of life in the broader community. Essential components of the Wesmen tradition include values of equality, inclusion, diversity, and community service that create an environment whereby student athletes can make a contribution on and off the court or field of play.

Reporting to the Athletic Director, the Head Coach will lead the team to ensure and promote an environment that is safe, positive, respectful, and conducive to the pursuit of academic and athletic excellence. You will be responsible for the organization and operation of the Women’s Basketball Program including recruitment, retention, and supporting the academic success of student athletes. In addition, the Coach will ensure compliance with USport rules and regulations. This position will also play a key role in the promotion, fundraising, and marketing of the program to the Alumni and the community.

Other areas of responsibility will include:

  1. Responsible for the selection and leadership of team personnel;
  2. In conjunction with the Athletic Director, is responsible for orientating student-athletes to the policies, regulations, and code of conduct of the University, Department of Athletics, Canada West, and USport;
  3. In conjunction with Wesmen Athletic staff, responsible for the scheduling of games, travel arrangements, student-athlete financial awards, housing;
  4. Establishing a culture that ensures equal and fair treatment of all team members;
  5. Establishing team practices that promote the philosophy of excellence in academics, athletics, and community engagement;
  6. Encouragement of student-athletes to develop and maintain the required academic standing and monitor academic progress;
  7. Responsible for budget preparation related to the Women’s Basketball program.


  • The successful candidate will hold a minimum of a Bachelor's degree.
  • Certified Performance Coach.
  • Minimum of 5 or more years of coaching experience, preferably with USport involvement.
  • Excellent leadership skills, with demonstrated ability to recruit athletes.
  • Evidence of involvement in developmental sports programs and a demonstrated understanding of the urban and inner-city community will also be considered assets.
  • Excellent communication skills, oral and written.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, the ability to build develop, establish, and maintain effective relationships among the athletes, faculty, staff, media, alumni & donors, and surrounding communities are essential.
  • Strong mentoring skills to support student-athletes.
  • Knowledge and understanding of USport rules and regulations.

Applicants are requested to submit a complete application that will include:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Proof of coaching certification
Condition(s) of Employment:
  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada.
Enquiries about the position may be addressed to Erin McCarthy, Human Resources Consultant,

The University of Winnipeg is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognizes that a diverse staff and faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research environments, and is essential to academic and institutional excellence. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals and encourage women, racialized persons, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and 2SLGBTQ+ persons to confidentially self-identify at time of application.

If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact Shelby Phillips, HR Assistant at  The personal information of applicants is collected under the authority of the University of Winnipeg Act and 36(1)(b) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. All personal information collected via the recruitment process is used to assess the applicant’s suitability, eligibility, and qualifications for employment, and to otherwise support recruitment activities. This information will be provided to participating members of the recruitment process. Questions regarding the collection of your personal information may be directed to the Director, HR Services, 515 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, R3B 2E9 or 204.786.9066.


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