OCF Job Posting – Head Coach

Description and Responsibilities

The Ontario Climbing Federation (OCF) is seeking a coach to design and implement a high performance program for OCF competitive athletes. 

The main deliverable of the Head Coach for the 2020-21 season will be to develop a high performance program for Ontario athletes that can be launched in time for the 2021-22 season. The goal of the program will be to support Ontario athletes in their progression along the Long Term Athlete Development pathway.

Going forward, the Head Coach will also be responsible for managing the OCF High Performance Program, including selecting athletes for the program, organizing training camps, managing Team Ontario at national level competitions, and working with personal coaches to support Ontario athletes preparing for events such as National Championships,  selection camps and Youth World Championships.

If conditions allow in 2020/21, the Head Coach may be tasked with organizing and running training camps to select athletes heading to national competitions this year. The Head Coach will also be asked to advise and participate in non-comp programming if the OCF is unable to run competitions this year.


This is a contract position from December 1, 2020 to May 31, 2021. There is potential for contract renewal based on performance and OCF budget.


The successful candidate will have:

  • Extensive coaching experience in sport climbing (both youth and open athletes)
  • Coaching certifications
  • Past experience designing and implementing athlete development programs and/or training camps
  • Good communication skills¬†
  • Experience managing a team
  • An ability to work independently

Compensation: Compensation will be based on an annual stipend, prorated for 2020/21.

Application Process: To apply for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to board@climbontario.ca. 

Application Deadline: 15 November 2020