MWSC Searches for a Community Development Coach

FasterSkierMay 29, 2007

The Maine Winter Sports Center (MWSC) is looking for a multitalented Community Development Coach to join its staff in Aroostook County Maine. The candidate will be responsible for creating and implementing introductory and development ski programs to participants at every age group, but focused primarily on youth and adults. In addition, this coach will share direct responsibility for community outreach and ski club building in remote communities around Aroostook County. These grassroots community outreach efforts may include meetings, speaking engagements, trail building, ski park design, community races and events, learn to ski clinics, learn-to-shoot clinics and on-snow school visits. The candidate will need to learn the sport of Biathlon to a point that they can run learn-to-shoot programs with live ammunition rifles as well as with laser rifles. Candidate will need to play a supportive role in MWSC XC and Biathlon training sessions designed primarily for Youth and Juniors, including biathlon range support. Candidate will have some travel responsibilities, including coordinating and transporting athletes to events and camps around the East. Candidate will be expected to create strong relationships with local and regional coaches, Community Ski Clubs, municipal recreation directors, and the organizing committees of our two World Class Nordic/Biathlon Venues. The MWSC Community Development Coach will manage the deployment of the Healthy Hometown Ski Trailers to communities and events to provide ski equipment and instruction to people of all ages. The Community Development Coach will oversee the Aroostook Cup Ski Race Series and may be required to assist in executing the events as well managing the scheduling, scoring, and results for all events. Skilled and effective communication, creativity, initiative, self-direction, as well as inspired leadership are all critical pre-requisites for the position of MWSC Community Development Coach. A four-year college degree, experience as a coach and Nordic skier are requirements for the position. All MWSC Coaches will be involved in the initiation and implementation of other programs and events and other duties that will advance the MWSC toward its mission. Female coaches are strongly encouraged to apply.

This position is a full-time position to begin June 18, 2007. Applicants should send a short cover letter and resume with three professional references to or to John Farra, Vice President, Maine Winter Sports Center, 552 Main St, Caribou, ME 04736

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