The Assistant Coach of Nordic Skiing assists in all aspects of the intercollegiate Nordic Ski team including race day logistics and waxing, recruiting, scheduling, program administration and budgeting. Additional responsibilities may include performing administrative duties as assigned at the discretion of the Director of Athletics.
Part-time academic year position. Hours variable depending on season. Ability to work weekends and evenings. *Coaches are expected to be on campus during the academic year (late August – Reunion Weekend in June) and are expected to keep hours during this time that make them readily available to students. *It is expected that coaches will recruit during the summer months requiring possible additional travel. *Frequent overnight travel with student athletes is required during the Nordic Skiing season.
High School diploma or GED equivalent required. Bachelor’s degree (Physical Education or related field) preferred OR a minimum of 2 years of coaching experience at the post-secondary level and/or professional competitive experience. Demonstrated knowledge of ski technique and training methods and the ability to effectively teach them; ability to test, select and apply race waxes, ability to motivate and effectively communicate with student-athletes; willingness and ability to actively recruit qualified candidates to Bowdoin; commitment to being a positive member of the Athletics Department, the College community and the ability to influence his/her athletes to do the same; working knowledge of NCAA and NESCAC rules and an understanding of the philosophy behind them. Administrative skills such as prioritization, organization, and budgeting are needed. Strong writing and communication skills as well as familiarity with video technology are preferred. The coach must be self-directed and motivated and be able to work independently and work under pressure.
A valid driver’s license and ability to meet the standards of the College’s current Motor Vehicle Policy are required. Current CPR, AED, and First Aid certification must be maintained.
Demonstrated effectiveness in coaching Nordic Skiing is required. At least two years experience coaching at the secondary or post-secondary level or one year experience working in a competitive collegiate environment is required. Successful recruiting to a highly selective institution is preferred.
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