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Karate Canada is hiring a Junior National Team Kumite Head Coach

February 09, 2023

POSITION TYPE: year part-time contract


EMPLOYMENT TYPE: 1 year contract


Karate Canada is the national sport governing body for the sport of karate in Canada. The
Association is seeking the services of a Junior National Team Kumite Head Coach who will
work under the direct supervision of the Sport Technical Lead (STL), to help execute Karate
Canada’s High-Performance plans, leading to sustainable medal performances at targeted
international events, such as Youth League, Junior Pan American Championships, Junior World


The Junior National Team Kumite Head Coach’s key responsibilities will include, but may not
be limited to:

  • Maintaining working relationships with all other Junior National Team Kumite Coaches,
    Senior National Team Kumite Coaches, Regional Training Centre Kumite Coaches and
    National Team athlete’s club coaches with regards to the Junior Kumite program, in
    order to help create an effective High Performance development pathway in line with
    Karate Canada’s Long Term Athlete Development principles and its High-Performance
  • Developing, organizing, supervising, and implementing the Junior National Team
    Kumite training and competitive programs.
  • Assisting in promoting and ensuring alignment of the Junior National Team kumite
    program with the Senior National Team kumite program.
  • Planning and executing the Junior National Team Kumite events, Selection Criteria,
    training plans and calendar until December 2023 inclusively.
  • Monitoring and evaluating targeted Junior National Team Kumite athletes’ yearly
    training plans in collaboration with their club coaches and Regional Centre Coaches.
  • Assisting with the selection and ensure the management, mentoring, evaluation, and
    development of other Junior National Team Kumite Coaching Staff.
  • Assisting the STL with strategic planning and development of all National Team and
    High-Performance programs, including the Athlete Assistance Program, as well as
    talent identification and development programs and initiatives.


The Junior National Team Kumite Head Coach will:

  • Have a minimum NCCP Comp-Dev certification or its equivalent as recognized by KC
    and the Coaching Association of Canada and
  • Maintain this minimum level of NCCP certification through continued participation in
    CAC approved Professional Development activities.
  • Comply with and undertake any approved professional development plan or activity as
    prescribed by KC (dependent on budget).
  • Comply with any and all aspects of the KC Code of Conduct that relate to his / her


  • Minimum 3 years of experience in training, coaching, and supporting sport teams
  • Minimum of two years’ experience coordinating and supervising programs for an
  • Demonstrated expertise in WKF karate, including in-depth knowledge of kumite
  • Knowledge of the Canadian Sport System and of Karate Canada’s policies, High
    Performance plan and programs, including the LTAD
  • Superior organizational and time management skills with a strong ability to multitask
    effectively and work under time constraints and deadlines
  • Highly adaptable, with strong leadership skills as well as consultative, facilitation,
    problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Ability to travel
  • Flexible schedule (ability to commit to attending certain events)
  • Demonstrated ability to train high-level athletes will constitute an important asset, as
    will past experience as a high-level competitor.


  • $150/day of National Team events upon the Sport Technical Lead (and/or the Executive
    Director’s) request.
  • Signing bonus and yearly renewal bonus
  • (Honorarium – no benefits)


Travel to domestic and international events may be required.




Qualified applicants are invited to submit their applications and resume in confidence, no later
than February 17 th , 5:00pm, to: Rodney Hobson, Sport Technical
Leader rodney.hobson@karatecanada.org.

We thank all the applicants for their interest. Please note that only those candidates selected
for an interview will be contacted.

Karate Canada is committed to creating an inclusive and diverse work environment and is
proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration
for contract without regard to race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship,
creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, family status or disability.

This position is made possible with the financial support from the Government of Canada.