Northern Michigan University Seeks Assistant Coach

BrainspiralApril 10, 2015

Northern Michigan University Wildcats

The NMU Nordic Team is Hiring

Visit to obtain additional information and apply for the Assistant Ski Coach vacancy.  This position will assist the Head Ski Coach with all assigned duties associated with the Intercollegiate Ski Programs. Teach in the Health and Human Performance Department as assigned.

Minimum qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree. NCAA recruiting test proficiency, or passing within one month of hire. Possess a current CPR certification or the ability to obtain upon hire. Demonstrated successful skiing coaching or racing experience at the collegiate or comparative level. No prior involvement with NCAA major rules violations. Commitment to the academic success of student athletes.

Knowledge/skills/abilities required:

  • Knowledge of NCAA and conference compliance rules.
  • Education and Training – Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
  • Instructing – Teaching others how to do something.
  • Oral and Written Communication – Active listening, speaking, and writing which ensures comprehension and understanding in both the speaker and target audience.
  • Time Management – Managing one’s own time and the time of others.
  • Social Perceptiveness – Being aware of others’ reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Coordination – Adjusting actions in relation to others’ actions.
  • Monitoring – Monitoring/assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Critical Thinking – Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Ability to demonstrate both classic and skating techniques.
  • Ability to use various computer software applications to include video editing systems.
  • Problem Sensitivity – The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
  • Originality – The ability to come up with unusual or original ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
  • Ability to establish a good rapport and effective working relationship with student athletes, coaches, assistant coaches, administrators, college faculty and staff, alumni, professional colleagues, and the general public.
  • Service Orientation – Actively looking for ways to help people. Ability to work effectively under stressful and high-pressure situations.

The position is ten months; traditionally August through May; variable hours/days, depending on practice and competition schedule, recruiting demands and department events. One year contract subject to annual renewal. The salary is commensurate with experience.

Submit NMU staff application, cover letter and resume utilizing our on-line application process by accessing  All required application materials must be submitted electronically by April 17, 2015.

NMU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, and is strongly committed to increasing diversity.


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