Job Posting – Head Coach at Beijing Hockey Club

October 18, 2016

Job Title: Head Coach
Location: Chaoyang District, Beijing, China
Duration: 1 Year contract with possibility for further extension
Start Date:  December 1st, 2016

Job Purpose

To develop, coordinate and deliver a high quality hockey program at hockey club, which increases the number of new skaters, develops current player performance, and delivers one of a kind unique programming.

Main Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Lead daily training to include: strength and conditioning, on-ice technical skill development, and tactical strategy implementation.
  • Oversee new player recruitment and current player selection process
  • Create a positive and enthusiastic learning environment
  • Ensure safety of all team members and coaches as a top priority at all times
  • Ensure training equipment is safe for use and inform management of damage or need for replacements
  • Represent the team in a professional manner at all times – in daily life and in the community
  • Design and implement practice plans and training schedules
  • Work with assistant coaches to coordinate practices and games 
  • Work collaboratively with team management and administrators to develop and achieve program priorities
  • Maintain team’s positive community standing

Required Skills & Competencies:

  • Demonstrates strong leadership qualities and an ability to delegate effectively
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong planning and excellent organizational skills
  • Creative and resourceful in communicating with children and parents
  • Open minded and sensitive to cultural differences
  • Highly adaptable and resilient with a positive, solutions oriented attitude
  • Self-motivated with the ability to enthuse a wide range of participants, including players, coaches, parents, and team management.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to manage young children effectively
  • Ability and willingness to work outside normal hours, including weekends.

Desirable Skills:

  • Basic Chinese language skills and understanding of Chinese customs and culture
  • Experience working in a foreign country and language


  • Hockey Canada Certified – or equivalent level of experience.
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized university (required for work visa).


  • Minimum 2 years work experience in a hockey related field (required for work visa)
  • Minimum 5 years experience coaching youth hockey team in paid or voluntary capacity in a club setting
  • Experience in youth sports/hockey program development
  • Management experience
  • Work experience in other settings including schools, clubs, community or training facilities.


  • Salary: CNY 240,000-300,000/ year
  • Flights: CNY 10,000/ year
  • Accommodation: CNY 6,000/ month
  • International Medical Insurance: YES
  • Equipment: Club clothing provided

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