Bridger Ski Foundation Seeks Executive Director

Maddy WendtJune 2, 2010

Executive Director – Bridger Ski Foundation (BSF)

BSF seeks a qualified and motivated individual to fill a newly created leadership position within a well established and growing community nonprofit organization.  Home to BSF, Bozeman, Montana provides an optimal environment for success in our three skiing disciplines (Alpine, Freestyle, Nordic).  The Executive Director would provide daily oversight, management, and assistance to the individual Program Directors and staff in the pursuit of fundraising, marketing, program development, and cohesive general operations.  Salary DOE.  Review complete job description below or at  Send resume to

Bridger Ski Foundation is a nonprofit community organization based in Bozeman, Montana, that promotes athletic and personal excellence through educational and competitive programs in three Olympic ski disciplines.  Our statement and values drive the organization.
Athlete Potential: Provide educational and competitive programs that assist each participant and athlete in reaching his/her potential in the sports of Alpine, Freestyle and Nordic skiing.
Quality Programs: Provide quality training, educational and competitive venues that support and develop athletic excellence.
High Caliber Coaching: Attract and retain coaches of the highest caliber, both personally and professionally.  Provide ongoing training and learning opportunities for the coaches.
Development: Develop the program through athlete endowment and fundraising in order to accommodate the financial requirements of the program.
Athlete Endowment: Create and grow an endowment sufficient to provide both financial and merit scholarships at all levels of the program.
Sportsmanship: Maintain and further develop the positive image of BSF by requiring all athletes, coaches, volunteers and employees to exhibit appropriate sportsmanship.
Community Relations: Develop and promote a positive relationship with the greater Bozeman community and supporters of BSF.
Academics: Builds relationships with the school system to promote the disciplines with a goal of helping participants maintain the requirements of both BSF and their schools.
Efficient Administration: Develop and maintain an administrative system which can efficiently service the needs of the program and its participants.
Communication: Promote communication with participants, parents and other stakeholders.

The Executive Director is a newly created position that recognizes the importance of aligning the entire organization toward its mission and  values and building on the rich history of BSF.  In this role, you will report to the BSF Board.  You will provide daily and long term leadership and management of the BSF operations, including the athletic programs, development, fundraising, finance and administration, and policies and procedures.  You will manage the Program Director/Head Coach in each of the 3 disciplines, the grooming coordinator for the Nordic trails program and Finance/Administrative personnel.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Translate mission and values into BSF operations and update strategic direction with Board annually.
Prepare annual budget, manage the finances (with Finance/Admin manager) and review status with Board monthly.
Work with Program Directors/Head Coaches to prepare annual capital plans designed to support long term program and venue requirements.
Prepare and implement the annual development plan which includes athlete recruitment and fundraising.
Provide direction and oversight to Program Directors/Head Coaches as needed.  We expect those individuals to be responsible for additional coach staffing, coach development, athlete development, inputs to budgets, operation of budgets, coordination with volunteer event organizers (i.e. race committees) and vision for the discipline.
Establish administrative policies, update handbooks, forms, etc.
Perform annual evaluations for Program Directors/Head Coaches and administrative staff.
Develop community marketing and communications program, network with community partners.
Oversee Nordic grooming operations.
Coordinate scholarship programs.
Ensure compliance with applicable state nonprofit laws and IRS charitable regulations.

Essential Skills, Knowledge, Abilities and Background:
Excellent communication (written, verbal, public, new media)
Planning, organizing and managing systems and processes
Fundraising/program development
Passion around mission of organization
Nonprofit experience a plus
Ski competition experience a plus

Maddy Wendt

Maddy is on the Nordic ski team at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, where her majors are psychology, political science, skiing, and being an awesome JA.

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