Golden Nordic Club Seeks Head Coach

BrainspiralMay 3, 2017

Golden Nordic Ski Club

Job Posting: Golden Nordic Club Head Coach 2017- 2018

The Golden Nordic Ski Club in Golden, British Columbia, is seeking an enthusiastic, self motivated seasonal full time Head Coach with skills and integrity for the upcoming 2017/18 ski season, starting part time in October and November to more full time December to mid-April.  He/She will work directly with the Skills Development Committee and the Board of Directors of the Golden Nordic Ski Club.  This is a fantastic opportunity to become an integral part of Golden Nordic Clubs journey to grow our youth, racing and skills development programs!

The Head Coach shall be responsible for:

* Volunteer and Paid Coach coordination for Youth Programs

* Developing quality and sustainability of all our club programs with focus on youth

* Competitive Junior and Senior Race Team Coaching

* Skills development for Senior and Junior Race team members

* Provide any input for grant writing in conjunction with the Club’s grant writers

  • Researching applicable grants
  • Ensure timely and professional reporting to granters when required

* Responsible for staying with in the Programming Budget for expenses and meeting income targets

* Fund raising and promotion

  • To be done in conjunction with parent committee

* Management of youth and school program ski equipment, including skis, boots, poles

* Management of all equipment and supplies related to the competitive and regular programs

* Monthly reporting to the board of directors and season end detailed report

* Work with the Skills Development Committee to continue to offer high quality programs such as School Groups, Masters and a Women’s 55+ program and teach for these programs as well.

* Organize on snow training sessions for volunteer coaches (ICC and CC)

* The Club is considering a paid seasonal Program Coordinator position. This position requires proven coordination and supervisory experience. An appropriately qualified coach will be considered as a candidate to fill a combined role.


  • 5+ years coaching experience
  • Previous racing experience preferred
  • Minimum T2T (Training to Train) preferred with commitment to continuing professional development.
  • Strong technical knowledge and love of Cross Country skiing
  • Excellent race support abilities
  • Competence in race waxing and basic equipment repair and maintenance
  • Current First Aid and CPR
  • CANSI certification (optional but nice to have)
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent at being a team member and working in cooperation with others!
  • Excellent Administration and Organizational Skills
  • Excellent ability to organize and motivate volunteers
    Valid and clean driver’s license and vehicle for travel to races
  • Criminal Record check

There is also opportunity to live in the Dawn Mountain Chalet suite to be the caretaker for the Club of the Chalet.  This would be a separate contract.

Remuneration is $25/hour.

Please send resume, cover letter and reference contact information to:

For further questions and details call Annette at 250-344-1144 or email

Application deadline:  August 15th, 2017


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