Rugby Nova Scotia is hiring a Part Time Rookie Rugby Coordinator and a Under 16 Men's Provincial Head Coach. 

Rugby Nova Scotia Rookie Rugby Coordinator

Position: Part time

Term: Feb-April (20 hours a week)

Rugby Nova Scotia is a Provincial Sport Organization dedicated to the advancement, encouragement, promotion, administration, development and coordination of the sport of rugby in Nova Scotia through progressive leadership in cooperation with its membership and in liaison with its National Sport Organization Rugby Canada. In the last five years Rugby Nova Scotia has substantially increased both its membership and number of players competing at the national and international level.

We are looking for a passionate, professional and hardworking individual to represent Rugby Nova Scotia as the Rookie Rugby Coordinator for the province. The main goal of this position is to direct the sustainable growth of Rookie Rugby programs in Nova Scotia. The individual selected would need the ability to work out of the Halifax regional school board area.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Acts as link between regional clubs and Rugby Nova Scotia regarding all Rookie Rugby matters
  • Attends executive meetings (when required) on behalf of Rookie Rugby in the province (non-voting member)
  • Ensures all Rookie Rugby information circulated is correct and reaches the representatives from clubs, schools and communities.
  • Ensures that all official policies and developments relating to mini rugby are adhered to
  • Performs Rookie Rugby visits to schools/day camps/public events
  • Coordinates volunteers for Rookie Rugby Events
  • Records all Rookie Rugby activity through the Rugby Canada Rookie Rugby website
  • Acts with Rugby Nova Scotia Administrator to book fixtures for Rookie Rugby events
  • Deliver teacher and volunteer Rookie Rugby training days
  • Work with Provincial Coach to establish key factors and key skills for Rugby NS curriculum
  • Member of Rookie Rugby provincial Committee
  • Work with school boards and Administration to establish Rookie Rugby curriculum in each school district
  • After hour/weekend work will be required


  • Has or is willing to obtain Community Initiation/World Rugby 1 certification
  • Has reliable transportation, own car required as travel across the province is mandatory
  • Experience working within a Rookie Rugby program
  • Experience managing volunteers
  • Experience working within/alongside the provincial school boards
  • Knowledge of the Microsoft suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

Reports to:

RNS Provincial Coach

RNS Admin coordinator

Board of Rugby Nova Scotia


Ideally a student for the 2018/2019 calendar year 

Must have access to own vehicle

Criminal Record and Child Abuse Registry Checks with be required upon offer of employment.


Dates:                                     Starting Feb 2018 (10 weeks)

Hours:                                      20hr/week

Salary:                                      $12/hour

Location:                                 Halifax, NS

Please submit in confidence to by February 16th 2018 with Subject “Rookie Rugby Program Coordinator”

Keltics U16 Men’s Head Coach

REPORTS TO:   Provincial Coach– Rugby Nova Scotia


 Principle Responsibilities:

  • Maintenance of squad and team discipline on and off the field to the highest standards while administering the approved disciplinary procedures for players
  • Monitor and provide reports as required on team performance, achievements, and outcomes
  • Establish team and individual performance goals
  • Adheres to all Rugby Nova Scotia requirements for coaching standards and expectations
  • Work with local coaches (club and HS) to identify potential players (where applicable)
  • Attend Coach Development sessions as required on a variety of topics including player Individual Performance Plans (IPPs), technical assessment, and development.
  • Creation of player database to be regularly updated  

Experience and Qualifications:

  •  Must demonstrate a minimum of one to two years of previous coaching experience
  • Must have a minimum certification at the NCCP Competition Introduction level (old level 2) or in the process of achieving.
  • Must have completed the online concussion management and World Rugby laws test.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • A modern understanding of the demands of Rugby
  • Excellent ability to coach technical skills along with taking ownership of either attack or defense and forwards or backs
  • Ability to provide feedback to players and staff
  • Strong coaching leadership skills
  • Solid organizational skills
  • Familiarity with team environment and dynamics
  • Enjoy working in a team environment
  • Excellent conflict management and resolution skills
  • Computer aptitude
  • Strong writing skills
  • Excellent communication skills


To explore this opportunity further, please forward your coaching resume and cover letter in confidence to the Provincial coach and High Performance committee member, Jack Hanratty, by email to  

by February 16, 2018 with the title of “Application for the position of Keltics men’s U16 Head Coach"

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