NYSEF Seeks Assistant Cross-Country Coach

FasterSkierJune 4, 2019


Position: Assistant Cross-Country Coach

The New York Ski Educational Foundation (NYSEF) mission is to provide opportunities for athletes of all ages to reach their potential in snow sports – alpine skiing, freestyle skiing, snowboarding, ski jumping, cross country skiing, Nordic combined, and biathlon– through professional guidance and financial support.

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Job Summary

The purpose of this position is to assist in the day to day operations of the NYSEF Cross-Country Ski Program. The position works closely with the Head Cross-Country Coach to organize and develop current NYSEF athletes to reach their potential. The position primarily works with Junior athletes ages 14 -20. Other responsibilities include:

  • Analyze technique through one on one coaching, during practice and on race day.
  • Lead XC training sessions when Head coach is with Biathlon
  • Identify prospective athletes through a recruiting structure;
  • Understanding of on-site waxing (with race waxing experience);
  • Working with the NYSEF youth program athletes at times (ages 14 and under);
  • Assist Head Coach with all season training plans and help plan and run regular team training sessions;
  • Help with NYSEF fundraising and volunteer events; and
  • Maintain a positive and collaborative working environment with the NYSEF organization including administrative staff and other coaching staff across snowsports.


  • Bachelor’s degree;
  • Some coaching experience;
  • Biathlon experience a plus;
  • Collegiate racing experience preferred; and
  • Valid driver’s license.

How to apply

  • A current resume; and
  • A cover letter that specifically addresses how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications and responsibilities of the position.

This is a full year, salaried (with benefits) position. Please submit application materials to Head Cross-Country Ski Coach, Shane MacDowell at shanem@nysef.org.


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