NENSA Member Club/Team Job Openings:
Program Director/ Head Coach – Bethel Outing Club
The Bethel Outing Club seeks a Program Director/Head Coach to launch their 3-year
initiative ‘Maine West Project Play.’ A successful candidate will be:
- Creative in designing an outdoor sport program that equally emphasizes physical
literacy and social/emotional well-being.
- Resourceful in managing existing program assets and developing new funding
- Collaborative in reinforcing community partnerships and broadening the reach of
- Committed to ensuring that all members of our community have access to high
quality outdoor programming regardless of financial ability.
- Experienced in coaching the technical aspects of the people-powered sports of
cross country skiing, mountain biking, running and alpine ski touring.
This 3-year initiative is a direct response to the heightened sense of isolation,
hopelessness and depression in our community resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic.
In addition to being a great coach, we are looking for a candidate interested in working
with mental health experts to build resilience in our kids and adhere to the philosophy of
The Aspen Institute’s “Project Play.” Although based in Bethel, Maine, we hope to scale
the program to reach other communities in subsequent years.
The Bethel Outing Club (BOC) is a 501c3 organization that has historically been
committed to fostering the development of Nordic Skiing in Western Maine. Although
the BOC believes in the importance of competition, it is refocusing its programming to
meet the needs of the moment. We hope to utilize sport to build resilience in our
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and three references to Wade
Kavanaugh, [email protected]. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
Executive Director – GMNC
The Grand Mesa Nordic Council (GMNC) is seeking a dynamic and energetic individual to fill the role of Executive Director. The Executive Director will be the professional liaison between the public, GMNC members, staff, and board. This person will hold a key leadership role and will be responsible for ensuring the effective operation of the GMNC and will implement the Annual Operating Plan.
The Executive Director will report to the Board Chairs and will work with the board, all sub-committees, and staff to fulfill our mission to promote cross country skiing on Grand Mesa in western Colorado.
In many ways, the GMNC’s first ever Executive Director will be defining and refining their own job scope and responsibilities.
Required Skills and Experience
- Proven leader, self-motivated, highly organized, and adept at prioritizing competing demands
- Creative, resourceful, and solution-oriented
- Effective interpersonal communication, and conflict management skills
- Expert reading, writing, and editing skills
- Proficient computer skills. The GMNC is currently using Microsoft Office, Google Mail, Google Drive, Little Green Light (LGL), Zoom, Facebook, Instagram, MailChimp
- Experience with raising funds for a non-profit, including grant writing and obtaining sponsorships
- Experience working with volunteer boards and committees
- Experience managing staff and volunteers
Preferred Skills and Experience
- Experience with Nordic skiing facility operations
- A passion for Nordic skiing and proficient ski skills to use and enjoy the trails
Deadline for applications June 15th, 2021.
Assistant Coach – Men’s and Women’s Nordic Skiing
Under the supervision of the Head Coach, the purpose of this position is to use athletics as a tool to educate college students. By using inter-collegiate competition and all activities related to such competition, this position serves as a teacher and mentor to help build student character, prepare students for a constructive and effective life, and teach valuable life lessons including work ethic; discipline; resilience; persistence; teamwork and selflessness; goal-setting and goal achievement; overcoming adversity; and leadership. This position typically influences student-athletes for their entire four years at Harvard and plays a key role in shaping their personal development.
This position assists in planning, directing, and coaching the Mens/Womens inter-collegiate Nordic Skiing program. Typically works with all student-athletes in the program.
This position plays a key leadership role for the Nordic skiing program. Will fill in when the Head Coach is absent. May play a role as liaison with Athletics administrative departments. Requires experience coaching at the collegiate level or comparable experience, which may include coaching/teaching at the professional level. Comparable experience may include competing in a professional or other high-performance environment, such as for a national team or at the Olympic level.
This is a 75% of full-time position from September 1 – April 31 with a seasonal leave from May 1 – August 31.
Basic Qualifications :
Requires at least 2 years of coaching, professional or Olympic experience, or equivalent.
Additional Qualifications and Skills :
Please apply here if interested – https://bit.ly/3ev1jmG
Head coach job opening for 2021-2022 season
Position: Head Coach, ConVal High School Nordic Team
Location: ConVal High School, Peterborough, NH
Contact: John Reitnauer, Athletic Director, [email protected]
Likely start: mid November, 2021
Assistant Coach, Nordic Skiing – Williams College
Williams College invites applications for the position of Assistant Coach of Nordic Skiing for the academic year 2021-2022. This is a full-time, academic year (10 month) term position with the possibility of
Our expectation is that the successful candidate will excel at working in a community that is broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and
religion. We are especially interested in individuals who have experience with diverse populations who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of athletic opportunities at Williams. Candidates from under-represented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. In your cover letter, please highlight your experience with and commitment to supporting diverse and inclusive communities.
Responsibilities include providing assistance to the Head Coach in all aspects of the Nordic Ski program, including, but not limited to student-athlete development, coaching, training plans, travel, waxing,
equipment management, driving team vans, video analysis, recruiting, team website updates and other duties as assigned.
● Bachelor’s Degree, and collegiate racing experience preferred
● Successful candidates will be self-motivated and possess the ability to recruit, teach and coach highly talented student-athletes who can succeed in a challenging academic environment
● Knowledge and commitment to NCAA and NESCAC rules
● Cultural competence and effective communication skills are required
● Valid driver’s license is required
Resume review will begin on March 29 and continue until the position is filled. Williams offers a full-board meal plan for assistant coaches and also offers excellent benefits including medical, dental, and vision insurances, life insurance, staff rental housing, paid time off, tuition assistance, and more.
Employment at Williams is contingent on the verification of background information submitted by the applicant, including the completion of a criminal record check, and education when applicable.
To apply for this position, please visit staff-careers.williams.edu. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us via phone at (413) 597-4247 or email at [email protected].
Williams College is a coeducational liberal arts institution located in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts with easy access to the culturally rich cities of Albany, Boston, and New York City. The College is committed to building and supporting a diverse population of approximately 2,000 students, and to fostering an inclusive faculty, staff and curriculum. Williams has built its reputation on outstanding teaching and scholarship and on the academic excellence of its students. Please visit the
Williams College website (http://www.williams.edu).
Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn and thrive.