POSITION: Interim- Assistant Ski Coach in charge of Nordic at Western State College of Colorado in Gunnison, CO. Salary is $21,000. Contract period is July, 2004 through April, 2005.
QUALIFICATIONS: B.A. or equivalent required/M.A. preferred. Will consider experience in lieu of degree for temporary appointment. Demonstrated ability to coach Nordic skiers at the elite level, preferably with college coaching experience, is required. Strong communications skills and the ability to relate to college level student-athletes are required and experience recruiting and knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations is preferred. Must become NCAA recruiting certified and maintain a valid drivers license.
Duties: Organizing, planning, managing, administering, supervising, recruiting, and coaching all aspects of an NCAA level Nordic program and assist the Head Ski Coach/Alpine in all phases of the Ski program. This includes practice planning and implementation, in-season and off-season training, travel planning and coordination, recruiting, academic monitoring of student-athletes and counseling. Alumni Cultivation and fund-raising are also important duties. Other duties as assigned.
DESCRIPTION: Western State College (WSC) is a four-year liberal arts college with an enrollment of approximately 2,400 students. WSC competes in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) and is a member of the NCAA Division II. WSC Skiing competes in the Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Ski Association RMISA and competes in the NCAA Collegiate Ski Championships as a member of the West Region. The WSC Mountaineers sponsor 12 sports. WSC is located in Gunnison, Colorado which is located approximately 200 miles southwest of Denver and has a population of approximately 6,000. For more information, visit our website www.western.edu
APPLICATIONS: Send a letter of application, resume with a list of references and a transcript to:
Mr. Jack Harbottle
Interim-Head Ski Coach/Alpine
Western State College
Gunnison, CO 81231
DEADLINE: Applications will begin to be reviewed immediately and the search will remain open until filled.
Western State College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.