Job PostingsNewsVermont Academy Seeks Head Nordic Coach

FasterSkierOctober 3, 2022

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Nordic Ski Coach

Vermont Academy is nestled on four hundred fifty acres at the foothills of the Green Mountains in Saxtons River, Vermont, and has provided a supportive community and close personal attention to its students for 146 years.

Vermont Academy is accepting applications for Head Coach of our Nordic Ski Program. The Nordic Ski Program has been a tradition at Vermont Academy since its inception. The winter season is a long one in Vermont, and our 20 kilometers of national-level cross-country trails offer everything our Nordic athletes need, including snowmaking equipment and state-of-the-art grooming equipment.

The goal of the Vermont Academy Nordic program is to develop high-level skiers. Our varsity team competes in the Lakes Region and many members have recently participated in New England JOQ and NEPSAC races. Our JV Nordic team focuses on introducing novice skiers to the exciting aspects of the sport. All team members receive customized instruction and the opportunity to progress as far and quickly as they want. The Vermont Academy Nordic program is sponsored by Salomon Skis, Boots, and Bindings, V2 Jenex Roller Skis, and Dominator Ski Wax.

The Head Nordic Coach directs and coordinates the operation of the Nordic Ski Program in concert with Vermont Academy’s mission and core beliefs under the management and supervision of the Athletic Director. Responsibilities include preparing for and running daily practices, race day prep and coaching, race day travel, coordinating with the Communications Department on game results and social media updates, coordinating with College Counseling to place interested athletes in college Nordic programs, and coordinating with the Admissions Office to recruit mission appropriate student athletes to VA. Vermont Academy’s Nordic Coach must possess a strong ethical coaching philosophy with an emphasis on player development and positive team culture and contribution to campus wide community engagement.

Vermont Academy is open to part time winter seasonal candidates as well as full time applicants. In addition to coaching, a full time candidate can expect to be a part of the residential life program, including participating in dorm coverage and weekend activities. Availability for travel, and evening or weekend hours as necessary.

Disclaimer: The above declarations are not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the position described, nor are they intended to be such a listing of the skills

and abilities required to do the job. Rather, they are intended only to describe the general nature of the position.

Job Description Status: The duties and responsibilities listed in this job description are illustrative ones anticipated for this position. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned as required. Vermont Academy reserves the right to amend or change this job description to meet the needs of its programs. This job description and any attachments do not constitute or represent a contract.

Employment decisions are made at Vermont Academy without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status

Please submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@vermontacademy.org. It is recommended that all documents be in PDF format and uploaded at one time. Review of applications will begin immediately.

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