Head Ski Coach for the University of Maine at Presque Isle
7 Month Temporary Position (Sept 1st to March 31st)
Position Summary & Responsibilities:
The head ski coach is responsible for the direction of the men’s and women’s skiing programs, adhering to NCAA rules and regulations and providing technical expertise to maximize performance of team members. The head coach will also be responsible for all recruiting efforts in bringing in quality student-athletes and meeting roster sizes to fulfill sports sponsorship requirements.
- Coach, teach, and advance athletes during practice, race, and in the pursuit of academic excellence.
- Recruit quality student-athletes that can compete at the NCAA level as well as meeting roster sizes that fulfill sports sponsorship requirements.
- Coordinate with the Admissions Office and Recruitment and Retention Coordinator with recruiting efforts.
- Manage and adhere to the ski team’s budget.
- Assist the athletic director in planning, supervising, and implementing the ski program.
- Collaborate with Communication Relations and Media Office and the Sports Information Director in the preparation of press releases and arrangement of media coverage.
- Maintain up to date knowledge of NCAA, FIS, and USSA rules and regulations.
This position will report directly to the Athletic Director.
This position will coordinate with different colleagues in athletics for a number of different reasons including: Athletic Director, Assistant Athletic Director, Sports Information Director, Compliance Officer, Facilities/Equipment Director, and the Recruitment and Retention Coordinator.
This position will supervise the assistant ski coach.
With the nature of skiing this position may find themselves working in very cold and tough weather conditions. This position will include driving for multiple hours at a time to transport teams to their races as well as loading and unloading materials into university vehicles.
The work schedule may vary from week to week, with the bulk of the work occurring during the traditional ski season. This position will be expected to work some long nights and weekends dependent on the ski team’s race schedule and location of those races.
- Ability to write, direct, and monitor individualized training plans that are safe and productive in the growth and development for collegiate skiers.
- Working knowledge of ski preparation for a college ski team, including picking skis, testing wax and structure, and ride day ski preparation.
- The ability to recruit and retain quality student-athletes.
- Good oral and written communication skills.
- Valid Driver’s License and be an authorized and approved University Driver based on the Driver Administration Policy.
- Outgoing, positive, professional manner.
- Ability to load, unload, transport and assemble materials.
- Collegiate or elite club level coaching experience.
- USSA, CCC, or NENSA Coaches certification
Stipend amount for this position is $12,000 with the possibility of on-campus housing.
Review of applications begins immediately. Materials must be submitted via the link below:
You will need to create an applicant profile, complete an application (which includes contact information for three professional references), and upload a cover letter and a resume/curriculum vitae which fully describes your qualifications and experiences with specific reference to the required and preferred qualifications. You will also need to complete the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status form.
The successful applicant is subject to background screening.
All UMS employees are required to comply with applicable policies and procedures, as well as to complete applicable workplace related screenings, and required employee trainings, such as Information Security, Safety Training, Workplace Violence and Sexual Harassment.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, including transgender status and gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Sarah E. Harebo, Director of Equal Opportunity, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).