Field Hockey Canada (FHC) is the national sport governing body responsible for the development, growth and promotion of field hockey in Canada. Among its responsibilities and in collaboration with a variety of partners, FHC selects, prepares and promotes Canada’s teams towards the goal of delivering sustained podium performances in international competitions including FIH World League, Continental Championships, World Championships, and major multi-sport games (e.g. Olympic Games and Commonwealth Games).
Responsible to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the High Performance Director (HPD) is the Senior Technical Leader for FHC and has central accountability for the planning, delivery and success of the high-performance programs, including annual and quadrennial plans. The HPD is responsible for establishing clear performance objectives, building the required performance culture, monitoring and reporting of associated metrics for measuring program progression.
The HPD is responsible for overseeing and managing the National Coaching staff, associated program budgets, and other general areas pertaining to the development of the program including the NextGen program and overall system building initiatives. Administrative accountabilities include all aspects of high performance management for Major Games and the creation and implementation of appropriate HP policies such as Selection Policy & Criteria and the Athlete Assistance Program (AAP Carding).
Additional responsibilities include leadership for athlete and coach development in the areas of Podium Pathway (e.g. Gold Medal Profile, Podium Results Track), Athlete Development Matrix, Professional Development, and Research & Innovation projects.
The HPD acts as liaison with performance stakeholders such as Sport Canada, Own the Podium and the Canadian Olympic Committee. The position also acts as liaison with the Coaching Association of Canada and other national sport organizations, multi-sport and multi-games organizations and other related agencies and organizations.
This position is ideally based in Vancouver, British Columbia, and will involve extensive travel across Canada and internationally.