Canada: Employment Opportunity – NextGen Director

Field Hockey Canada is looking for experienced and dedicated candidates to apply for the role of NextGen Director.

Working as part of an experienced high-performance team, the NextGen Director will lead the delivery of the NextGen program across Canada, where NextGen refers to athletes who are considered 5-8 years out from podium performance. Field Hockey Canada’s NextGen program has produced great success in recent years and this role builds on this success.

The role includes the creation and implementation of quadrennial and annual integrated training programs for identified NextGen athletes. Strengthening partner relationships and working towards common goals with National Training Centre leaders, the NextGen Director sets out the development pathway and plans for all NextGen athletes and coaches in Canada.


The NextGen Director will report to the High-Performance Director and work in collaboration with the national, junior and age group team coaches and National Training Centre (NTC) leads. Together, this team will implement the technical and cultural direction that will result in the continued build out of a world-class NextGen program. Collectively this leadership team will establish strategies to integrate NextGen athletes into the national teams, leading to long-term international performance excellence.

Experience and Qualifications

The successful candidate will have hands-on leadership experience in sports administration and field hockey technical expertise. They will be an outstanding leader, administrator, communicator and relationship builder. The attributes and qualifications the candidate should possess include:

  • Post-secondary degree required: related to sport and / or sport management is an asset
  • Forward focused and positive team orientation with the ability to effectively manage rapidly changing environments under pressure.
  • A strong understanding of high-performance sport and of field hockey
  • A minimum of 5 years progressive experience in sport
  • Competent working with Word, Excel, Outlook and Windows
  • Financially literate with experience in developing and managing budgets
  • Ability to work with limited supervision
  • Flexibility to manage competing priorities and timelines
  • Demonstrated critical thinking related to program planning and evaluation
  • Bilingualism an asset

Key Responsibilities

  1. Leadership
  2. Management
  3. Development & Education
  4. Technical Ability

Terms and Conditions

  • This position will be based in Vancouver, British Columbia or Toronto, Ontario. FHC offers a flexible hybrid working model.
  • A combination of on field and office work is required.
  • Domestic travel is required, with occasional international travel
  • Required to work irregular hours
  • The successful candidate will be required to provide a criminal reference check and complete safe sport training.
  • The successful candidate must be eligible to work in Canada


If you believe you possess the appropriate experience and skill set for the position, please submit your resume and covering letter that includes the top three reasons why you are the ideal candidate for this position.

Applications are to be submitted electronically by July 1, 2023, to Chief Executive Officer, Susan Ahrens at sahrens@fieldhockey.ca.

Field Hockey Canada is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates.  In addition, Field Hockey Canada is committed to providing accommodation for people with disabilities.  If you require accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

We appreciate your interest, however, only those applicants who are selected for an interview will be contacted.


Field Hockey Canada

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