UMPI Assistant Nordic Ski Coach

FasterSkierNovember 29, 2006

This is an outstanding opportunity for someone looking to be a part of one of the most exciting Nordic skiing communities in North America

The University of Maine at Presque Isle is accepting applications for the position of Division I Assistant Nordic Ski Coach. This is a part-time, four-month appointment. Responsibilities include: recruiting quality student-athletes; assisting in the training of athletes for successful competition; supporting the academic success of the student-athletes; undertaking public relations and promotional activities appropriate to the position and carrying out other related duties.

Candidates will be expected and have the opportunity to work in cooperation with the coaches of the Maine Winter Sports Center. Many of the University skiing student-athletes also work with the coaches and teams of the MWSC on a weekly basis. In addition, there are numerous occasions to be involved with a highly engaged local community that embraces cross-country skiing and its associated lifestyle.

The University of Maine at Presque Isle has started a Cross Country Ski Coaching degree program. In association with this program there are many opportunities to gain exposure to the academic and science pieces of coaching. These include testing with lactate and VO2 Max in the field (only lactate) and on the over-sized treadmill at the University.

This is a stipend position and also offers the opportunity for room, board and tuition waiver at the University of Maine at Presque Isle.

Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications accepted until position is filled. Preferred starting date is January 8, 2007. Send letter of interest, resume, names, addresses and phone number and email of three professional references to: Kris Cheney Seymour, Head Nordic Ski Coach, University of Maine at Presque Isle, 181 Main Street, Presque Isle, Maine or e-mail to

The University of Maine at Presque Isle is an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.


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