University of Denver Seeks Head Nordic Skiing Coach

FasterSkierMay 21, 2019

Position Summary

The Head Nordic Skiing Coach will be responsible for organizing and administering all aspects of the varsity nordic skiing program including: coaching, recruiting, event scheduling, supervision of program personnel, fundraising, marketing, budget management, and compliance with NCAA and Conference rules/regulations.

Essential Functions

  • Recruit quality student-athletes capable of pursuing a baccalaureate degree as demonstrated by maintenance of an exemplary graduation rate while managing a cost-effective and administratively efficient nordic skiing program.
  • Demonstrate excellent teaching and coaching competencies with regard to: (a) sport skill instruction, (b) motivation, (c) tactical strategies, and (d) design a competitive schedule that maximizes student-athlete development and performance.
  • Provide leadership in the personal development of student-athletes by projecting a positive and professional image including opportunities for the social, emotional, academic development, and athletic welfare of the student-athletes.
  • Initiate and participate in public relations, marketing, and fundraising activities as well as continuing education conferences, workshops, or meetings to increase professional skills and knowledge.
  • Train and supervise assistant coaches with the goal of developing head coach capabilities while relating to officials, junior college, high school, and club coaches, the media and general public.
  • Exhibiting the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and the Department of Athletics Code of Ethics rules and regulations.
    Contribute to the maintenance of good working relationships with all members of the Division by demonstrating excellent writing, speaking, and listening skills.
  • Assuming other duties as assigned by the Vice Chancellor of Athletics and Recreation and Ritchie Center Operations.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of NCAA rules and a proven commitment to high ethical standards
  • Demonstrated commitment to academics
  • Excellent organizational and supervisory skills

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience in a related field
  • Demonstrated successful coaching experience

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Master’s degree
  • Collegiate head coaching experience
  • Success in recruiting student-athletes committed to academic and athletic excellence

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Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) on May 30, 2019

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Salary Range:
Salary will be determined by the qualifications of the selected candidate balanced with departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information.

Please include the following documents with your application:
1. Resume
2. Cover Letter

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

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All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.


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