Assistant Alpine Skiing Coach

Location
Maine, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Aug 06, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Description
Department:
Athletics
Pay Rate Type:
Salary
Employee Type:
Job Summary:Colby is a member of the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) and has 28 intercollegiate sports that compete at the Division III level, and four programs (men’s and women’s Alpine and Nordic Skiing) that compete at the Division I level. The department also hosts a variety of club and intramural sports. Over one-third of Colby’s 2,000 students participate in intercollegiate sports, and in total, nearly three-quarters are involved in fitness and recreation activities in the department.

The College just completed the construction of a new, state-of-the-art athletics complex, opening this fall, which is destined to be among the best Division III facilities in the country. The 350,000 square-foot athletics center includes an indoor track and field competition center, aquatic center with Maine’s first 50-meter pool, squash center, gymnasium, hockey arena, strength and fitness center, training rooms, and coaching suites. Additionally, the College recently opened a 70-acre-plus outdoor competition center that consists of three gleaming new competition and recreational fields that are also among the finest outdoor venues in Division III.

The Colby College Department of Athletics seeks an assistant men’s and women’s alpine ski coach beginning October 12, 2020 and ending June 30, 2021. The assistant men’s and women’s alpine ski coach’s responsibilities include assisting the head coach in all duties involved in running a competitive Division I alpine ski program. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will contribute to the diversity of our College, including its cultural and ethnic diversity.

Assistant Men’s and Women’s Alpine Ski Coach

Department of Athletics

Full-time, 6-month, Exempt, Salaried, Administrative Staff Appointment

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • On-site coaching in races and practices, including organization and implementation of daily practices
  • Prepare testing breakdown and analysis, and present analysis to team members
  • Plan and prepare for meets
  • Contribute to strength and conditioning program including one-on-one strength and conditioning work with student athletes
  • Provide support and encouragement to student athletes including academic counseling and advising
  • Monitor academic progress of athletes
  • Recruit and retain talented athletes successfully
  • Research academic and athletic credentials
  • Build relationships with prospective student athletes and their families through email, phone, and one-on-one meetings
  • Organize and implement overnight visits
  • Understand NCAA rules, compliance, and laws
  • Ensure safety and well-being of student athletes
  • Serve as an effective role model for college-age students
  • Provide effective communication to head coach
  • Collaborate effectively with other Department of Athletic’s team members
  • Serve as a coordinator of team travel
  • Assist with day-to-day operations of the alpine ski program
  • Secondary assignment to be determined
  • Perform additional duties as assigned; duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice


QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent in education and experience
  • Previous experience coaching and or/competing at the collegiate level is required
  • Committed to the values of a liberal arts education
  • Strong attention to detail and a commitment to delivering
  • Must be organized, take initiative, and utilize strong time management skills
  • Proven ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Valid driver’s license required and must meet the College’s Fleet Safety Policy requirements
  • Ability to travel for team practices, competition, and scouting in and out of state
  • Strong positive communication and interpersonal skills with all levels
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to excel as a member of a diverse community


KEY RELATIONSHIPS:

This position has significant interaction with high school and college student athletes, their families, coaches, and administrators.

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Operates on snow mountains, indoor surfaces, weight room, and training rooms with possible work on turf, grass, and in the gymnasium. General open office and campus environment. Position involves sitting, movement and occasional lifting up to 50 pounds in coaching and training situations. Frequent travel and early morning/evening/weekend work is required.

TO APPLY:

Interested candidates should apply electronically by clicking the 'Apply' button on the Colby College website. Please submit a letter of interest including salary requirements, resume, and the contact information of three professional references. Materials should be addressed to:

Assistant Men’s and Women’s Alpine Ski Coach – Search Committee

Office of Human Resources

Colby College

5500 Mayflower Hill

Waterville, ME 04901-8855

A review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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