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Head Alpine Ski Coach

St. Olaf College
Minnesota, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Jun 19, 2024

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Athletics
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Details

Head Alpine Ski Coach


St. Olaf College Job Description

Position Title: Alpine Head Coach, Part-Time

Department: Athletics

Reports To: Athletic Director

Classification: Exempt

Essential Job Duties:

1. Direct, organize and administer all aspects of the sport program
  • Organize competition schedule
  • Organize and administer practice/training and game plans and strategies
  • Manage program budget
  • Coordinate alumni relations and fundraising, as necessary
  • Oversee and administer all administrative functions of the program
  • Hire, train, and supervise assistant coaches and volunteers
  • Provide appropriate support and counsel to student athletes
  • Promote a team atmosphere and inclusion and acceptance
  • Set the standards and cultural expectations of the program

2. Actively recruit qualified student athletes
  • Formulate and execute a recruiting plan that targets a diverse group of potential student athletes that can achieve high levels of success academically, socially and athletically
  • Attend opportunities to evaluate potential student athletes regularly
  • Maintain consistent, effective and honest communication with potential student athletes
  • Maintain contact with high school and club coaches, as well as parents
  • Coordinate campus visits and actively engage and participate in those visits
  • Actively engage with admissions staff and events
  1. Support, respect, and commit to embracing diverse backgrounds, values, and points of view to build a strong and inclusive community

4. Complete and meet deadlines for required training, certifications and performance
management cycle

5. Perform other duties as assigned

Work Schedule:

Term: Year-round


Part-Time: Hours vary; hours typically worked between Monday - Friday, NOON - 8:00 p.m.; regular evening and weekend hours required (i.e. games/practice/recruiting activities); travel up to 25% of work schedule, which includes local (Twin Cities metro area) and national travel; overnight trips are required.

Required Qualifications:

Education: Bachelor's Degree

Experience: 2+ years of high school, club or college coaching experience

Preferred Qualifications:

Education: Master's Degree or PhD.

Experience: 4+ years of college coaching experience


Employment in this position is conditioned upon successful completion of a background check which may include: criminal background checks, reference checks, verification of work history, verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, a motor vehicle check, verification of DOT certification, a credit check, employment eligibility verification, and/or a pre-employment physical. Whether a background check is deemed successfully completed will be at the sole discretion of St. Olaf College. Please note that St. Olaf College reserves the right to conduct periodic background checks at its sole discretion.


This job description is for general information purposes. It is not intended to list all duties and responsibilities of the position. This job description is subject to change at any time, with or without prior notice, by St. Olaf College.

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St. Olaf College

One of the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges, St. Olaf serves 3,000 students, ranks #1 among U.S. colleges for the number of students studying abroad, and celebrates carbon-free electrical power.  Its mission is to challenge students to excel in the liberal arts, examine faith and values, and explore meaningful vocation in an inclusive, globally engaged community nourished by Lutheran tradition.  The college is located on a picturesque 300-acre campus in Northfield, Minnesota, a vibrant, restored, historic river town of 20,000 located 45 minutes south of the Twin Cities.

A St. Olaf education embraces the entire undergraduate experience. Students learn not only in the classroom, but also in residence halls, rehearsal rooms, practice fields, worship services, student employment, and community organizations. These diverse learning opportunities work together to help students achieve a comprehensive set of college-wide learning goals.

At St. Olaf College we are dedicated to creating an inclusive and globally engaged community. We believe in fostering different identities, beliefs, and traditions because our differences make us stronger. St. Olaf strives to promote cultural diversity and multicultural understanding and create a campus where individuals of all backgrounds feel accepted and supported. We encourage applications from candidates committed to the enrichment of our diverse community.

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