Bowdoin College Looking For Nordic Skiing Head Coach

FasterSkierApril 20, 2007

Head Coach of Men’s and Women’s Nordic Skiing

Bowdoin College invites applications for a Head Coach of Men’s and Women’s Nordic Skiing. The Head Coach directs all aspects of the intercollegiate Nordic Ski team including coaching, recruiting, scheduling, program administration and budgeting. Additional responsibilities may include teaching, assisting in another sport or performing administrative duties as assigned at the discretion of the Director of Athletics.

Bachelor's degree (Physical Education or related field) preferred, or 5 years coaching experience at the post secondary level and/or professional competitive experience.
Required skills include: Knowledge of Nordic skiing skills and strategy and the ability to effectively teach them; ability to motivate and effectively communicate with student-athletes; willingness and ability to actively recruit qualified candidates to Bowdoin; commitment to being a positive member of the Athletics Department, the College community and the ability to influence his/her athletes to do the same; working knowledge of NCAA and NESCAC rules and an understanding of the philosophy behind them; Administrative skills such as prioritization, organization, and budgeting are needed. The coach must be self directed and motivated and be able to work independently and work in a stressful environment. Current CPR, AED, and First Aid certification must be maintained. Subject to pre-placement criminal background check. Valid driver's license and ability to meet the standards of the College's current Motor Vehicle Policy required. Demonstrated effectiveness in coaching Nordic skiing is required. 1 – 3 years head coaching at the secondary or post secondary level or 1 – 3 years experience working in a competitive collegiate environment is required. Successful recruiting to a highly selective institution is desirable.

To apply, please visit, select the Employment link, and complete an online application for the position. Our new online application system will allow you to fill out one application that may be used to apply for any posting, to attach documents that may be job-specific, and to check the status of your application at any time. Paper or emailed applications for this position will not be accepted. If you have any questions about this process, please call 207-725-3923 or email Bowdoin College is committed to equality through affirmative action and is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will enrich and contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our College. Bowdoin College does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, creed, color, religion, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, veteran status, national origin, or disability status in employment, or in our education programs.


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