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Employment opportunity: Head Coach, Men’s National Team

Employment opportunity: Head Coach, Men’s National Team

Position: Head Coach, Men s National Team

Location: Montreal Olympic Park, QC

Job Type: Full-time

Start Date: July 1, 2021 (ideally)


Under the direction of the High Performance Director (HPD) the Senior Men’s National Head Coach (HCM) is responsible for designing, overseeing the implementation of, and leading Water Polo Canada’s (WPC) Senior Men’s National Team (MNT) training and competition programs. Delivery of a top eight performance at Los Angeles 2028 and an Olympic qualification in Paris 2024 are the goals guiding the interventions of the HCM.

The HCM will be a key member of the leadership group providing support throughout the high performance stream relative to alignment, programming, coaching and athlete development as well as other aspects as identified within WPC’s high performance plan.


Water Polo Canada (WPC) is the National Sport Organization for Water Polo in Canada. Its vision is to constantly strive to be a leader in High Performance, Growth of Water Polo and Organizational Excellence. Its mission is to create and offer a sport system that allows people to achieve their goals and dreams while respecting the following set of values: Integrity & Respect, Teamwork & Solidarity, Leadership & Accountability, and Excellence & Professionalism.


The ideal candidate has world-class water polo technical expertise, proven senior international experience and credibility in the area of high-level water polo. A university degree in coaching, sports science and/or physical education and/or a Level 4 National Coaching Certification or equivalent (combination of equivalent training and experience will be considered) is required. The successful candidate will possess excellent leadership and team-building skills combined with exceptional work ethic. The ability to work and excel in multi-disciplinary, cross-functional environments is critical to this role. He or she will behave in an open, transparent, respectful and fair manner with players, team staff, colleagues and partners and has a proven record in demonstrating the highest professional standards when it comes to all aspect of Safe Sport and Responsible Coaching principles. The ideal candidate is also a “student of the sport” of water polo, continually looking at ways to improve and develop. Knowledge of the Canadian Sport System and specifically the Canadian Water Polo landscape as well as the ability to work effectively in both English & French will be considered as important assets.


The HCM reports directly to the HPD and collaborates with various technical and sport science staff.

For full job description and how to apply, please see official posting



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