The Colby College Department of Athletics seeks a full-time head coach of men’s and women’s alpine skiing, beginning October 1, 2019. This is an adjunct faculty position with benefits. In the context of Colby’s commitment to comprehensive excellence, the head coach is responsible for the direction, instruction, supervision, and coaching of a division I alpine skiing program with championship aspirations.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Responsible for the management and administration of an intercollegiate alpine skiing program that competes regularly for EISA and NCAA championships
Comply with all guidelines, rules, and regulations set forth by Colby College, the New England Small College Athletic Conference, EISA, and the NCAA
Create a dynamic and inclusive recruiting plan for the alpine ski program. Lead the effort to recruit high-achieving student athletes from geographically and demographically diverse populations. Identify prospective student athletes through scouting athletic events, film review, developing industry contacts, and analysis of various performance indicators. Supervise all correspondence with prospective student athletes, coaches, and parents
Monitor academic progress of student athletes, understand academic needs, communicate with academic liaisons, identify any issues that may occur, and provide direction and guidance when necessary
Hire, supervise, and evaluate assistant coaches.
Manage program budget, travel, and equipment logistics with department administration
Establish strong relationships with student athletes and maintain effective lines of communication
Analyze performance and instruct athlete’s technique and strategy in preparation for and during athletic competition.
Enhance ongoing engagement with internal and external entities, including Friends of Colby Skiing, the C Club, and the greater Waterville community
Work with strength and conditioning staff, athletic trainers, and peak performance team as needed to implement team-conditioning programs
In conjunction with the Harold Alfond Director of Athletics and Colby’s Office of Advancement, coordinate the program’s fundraising activities
Promote the program in harmony with institutional mission and oversight of all phases of a competitive NCAA D-I ski program
Develop student athletes of character who are committed to fostering a campus environment of respect and inclusion
A secondary responsibility within the Department of Athletics will be added, depending on the qualifications of the applicant
Perform other duties as assigned
KEY RELATIONSHIPS: The head coach of men’s and women’s alpine skiing has significant interaction with staff, students, faculty, parents, and alumni.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: General open office and campus environment. Position involves frequent movement. Computer usage involving repetitive hand/wrist motion is also necessary. Several weeks of domestic travel and frequent evening and weekend work required throughout the year. Heavy lifting (up to 50 lbs.) may be necessary.
TO APPLY: Materials must be submitted electronically to Interfolio at: http://apply.interfolio.com/67456 . Confidential review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the appointment is made.
Bachelor’s degree required
Experience working within a successful collegiate skiing environment preferred
Successful track record of fostering and maintaining working relationships with various athletic constituents
Working knowledge of rules and regulations governing collegiate skiing.
Outstanding organizational, communication, writing, interpersonal, and analytical skills and the capacity to work effectively in a fast-paced environment
Ability to initiate, analyze, monitor, evaluate, and advance strategic planning
Ability to work independently and to exercise sound judgment and discretion
Demonstrated commitment to supporting the development of student athletes from varied backgrounds
Ability to work weekends and nights
About Colby College
Colby is a member of the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) and has 28 intercollegiate sports that compete at the Division III level, and four programs (men’s and women’s Alpine and Nordic Skiing) that complete at the Division I level. The department also hosts a variety of club and intramural sports. Over one-third of Colby’s 2,000 students participate in intercollegiate sports, and in total, nearly three-quarters are involved in fitness and recreation activities in the department.
The College has broken ground on the construction of a new, state-of-the-art athletics complex, scheduled to open in the fall of 2020, which is destined to be among the best Division III facilities in the country. The 350,000 square-foot athletics center will include an indoor track and field competition center, aquatic center with Maine’s first 50-meter pool, squash center, gymnasium, hockey arena, strength and fitness center, training rooms, and coaching suites. Additionally, the College recently opened a 70-acre-plus outdoor competition center that consists of three gleaming new competition and recreational fields that are also among the finest outdoor venues in Division III.
Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes employment decisions on the basis of the individual's qualifications to contribute to Colby's educational objectives and institutional needs. Colby College does not discriminate in its educational programs or employment on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religion, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, or military or veteran’s status. Colby is an equal opportunity employer and operates in accordance with federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination. Colby complies with Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in an institution’s education programs and activities. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to Colby’s Title IX coordinator or to the federal Office of Civil Rights. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our college.
For more information about the College, please visit the Colby web site: www.colby.edu.