Lyndon Institute has an opening for Nordic Head Coach.
Experience and exemplary personal conduct is a requirement. In addition, all coaches must be certified or certifiable in Fundamentals of Coaching, First Aid for Coaches, and Concussion in Sports, as well as CPR/AED. Candidates must be available weekdays from 3:30 pm on (depending on practice and game times), and also on weekends.
Applicants must have good social skills and sound personal and professional judgment. The qualified candidate will have extensive knowledge of the sport and experience in coaching high school level athletes.
OVERVIEW: Since its start in 2006, Frost Mountain Nordic Ski Club has been dedicated to creating a healthier, more active, outdoor lifestyle for Central Vermont through Nordic skiing. Our goal is to foster the healthy, active outdoor culture of Vermont by offering a variety of programs and hosting premier events, emphasizing accessibility, sustainability and quality.
JOB DESCRIPTION: The Junior Coach works in partnership with the Bobcats Coach and BKL Coaches to develop programs that help the Club achieve the aforementioned goal. Primary responsibilities include (1) development, oversight and coordination of FMN Junior programming and (2) coaching of FMN athletes. Secondary responsibilities include helping the FMN board with organizing events, clinics and camps, serving as FMN ambassador in communicating and coordinating with other clubs on race calendars and promoting FMN events, coordinating team orders (apparel, gear and wax), and participation in FMN board meetings. The position is part-time with an hourly wage based on experience, the outlined responsibilities, and a coaching season from early November to mid-March. Additional compensation can be generated on an ad hoc basis if desired, by developing additional revenue streams through added programs, camps or clinics.
Qualifications, responsibilities, and more HERE.
Stowe Nordic Hiring BKL/Youth Ski Program Coach
Stowe Nordic is looking for an additional coach for their Bill Koch Youth Ski League Program for the winter of 2023-2024. The program meets after school twice a week (specific days are flexible but traditionally it has been Tuesday and Thursday). Current program maximum is 40 kids per day. A good number of parent/caregiver volunteers are available to help. The program is for kids ages 5-12, from beginners to those with several years of skiing experience. Coach responsibilities include organizing practices and overseeing parent volunteers to offer fun and safe activities on skis as well as encouraging and supporting participation in low-key fun oriented inter-club youth/BKL events. The focus is on skill development and fun. As a member of the New England wide NENSA BKL network, support and resources are available to coaches and participants.
Programming typically starts in mid-December and runs until mid-March, with a few breaks for holidays (approximately 12 weeks with 2 sessions per week (24 total) for the season). Sessions are at Trapp Family Lodge from 3:00PM to 4:30PM plus prep and break-down time plus any other special events outside regular program times.
The ideal candidate:
- Is knowledgeable about cross-country skiing, but expert ski skills are not required
- Loves working with kids and has lots of energy and enthusiasm
- Is well organized
- Consistent availability during the scheduled practice times
- A positive, team-focused attitude
- Can adapt on the fly to adjust for inclement weather and other unexpected obstacles
Position includes compensation per session as well as for time spent on pre-season planning or attending other events outside regular program times during the season. The position will also include a Trapps season ski pass. If interested, please contact [email protected]. You can read more about Stowe Nordic and their youth program on their website HERE
Do you like cross-country skiing? Do you like working with kids? Do you have a free hour or two on winter weekday afternoons or Sundays?
The Craftsbury Outdoor Center is seeking several very part-time coaches to assist with our youth ski programs for the winter of 2023-2024. These programs serve approximately 200 skiers ages 6-18, from absolute beginners to those who are internationally competitive. Our assistant coaches help our head coaches conduct fun and safe practices for kids. We’re recruiting coaches primarily for our Catamounts and Bill Koch League programs, but would love to hear from anyone interested in working with older kids as well.
Assistant Nordic Ski Coach
Do you love long van rides, testing wax and enjoy being outside in the winter? This is the job for you! The Department of Athletics at Saint Michael’s College in Colchester, Vermont is looking for an Assistant Nordic Ski Coach for the 2023/2024 season. We compete on the highly competitive EISA Carnival circuit. Looking for help starting mid-September through the end of February. It is a part-time stipend position with flexible hours and includes a free class each semester. Saint Michael’s has some wonderful class options. Waxing experience, a clean driving record and loving purple are all required. A great position for someone looking to get into college coaching. The position is open until filled.
Please contact Molly Peters for further information at [email protected]
Open Coaching Positions With EMXC Skiing
Eastern Mass Cross-Country (EMXC) is seeking two positions for its Juniors (high school) program. EMXC is seeking a new Head Coach and Program Director and has recently added a second position, Assistant Coach and Program Coordinator, to provide leadership and support to our growing cross country ski community.
EMXC supports approximately 350 skiers ages 7 - 18 across our Youth and Juniors programs in the Greater Boston area. The two coaches for the Juniors program will directly support over 50 high school age skiers and will work to uphold the mission and vision of EMXC.
- Vision: To bring the joy of cross-country skiing, whether recreational or competing at the highest levels, to youth and juniors. To grow the ski community across the greater Boston area.
- Mission: To offer high quality, age appropriate cross-country ski coaching and instruction to youth and juniors. To develop skilled coaches and engage athletes' families in skiing to build a lifelong appreciation and enjoyment of the sport.
The EMXC Juniors Head Coach and Program Director will lead the EMXC Juniors cross-country skiing program and ensure that EMXC is providing a high quality experience to its members. Coaching responsibilities include organizing and leading coaching development, planning and overseeing training sessions, organizing and planning racing and events, leading race-day waxing and support, and planning and leading athlete development. Program Director responsibilities include overseeing the coaches and volunteers in the program, leading local and regional outreach, ensuring program compliance with US Ski & Snowboard Minor Abuse and Prevention Policy, and collaborating with the EMXC board on strategic planning.
The EMXC Assistant Coach and Program Coordinator will assist the Head Coach and Program Director in leadership of the EMXC Juniors cross-country skiing program. Coaching responsibilities include assisting the Head Coach in coach development and education, developing age appropriate training plans with the Head Coach, supporting and leading training sessions, providing coaching support at races and other club events, and assisting athletes in the personalization of goal setting and training programs. Program coordination responsibilities include collaborating to ensure sufficient coaching and volunteer support, assisting with operating and administrative responsibilities, and supporting the program’s strategic planning and communications needs.
Detailed job descriptions and requirements can be found through the following links: Head Coach Job Description and Assistant Coach Job Description. Positions are full time and compensation is commensurate with experience. Job open date is immediate and the position will remain open until filled. Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to Sue LaChance at [email protected].
Nordic Ski Club Coach
The Wellesley College Nordic Ski team is looking for a head coach. We are a competitive club team competing in the Eastern Collegiate Ski Conference. Wellesley College is a women’s college located outside of Boston in Wellesley, MA. We had a great season last year. We are looking for a coach who can not only train new skiers, but also further existing skiers’ skills.
We hold three two-hour practices a week and are hoping that next season one of these three practices will be dedicated to new skiers while the other two will be for experienced skiers. We have 3-5 weekend competitions during the season, most of which are in February. These weekends typically include two races, one Saturday and one Sunday and so involve travel Friday-Sunday. This past season, the team had 28 student athletes on the roster.
First Aid/CPR certification
Ability to plan and attend three practices a week
Ability to attend weekend races
Communication with team presidents throughout season
Ability to provide instruction and encouragement to skiers of all skill levels
Ability to teach fundamentals to new skiers
Approve skier engagement and participation for Physical Education credits
Club Sports are under the supervision of the Director of Recreation in the department of Physical Education, Recreation and Athletics. Club Sport Coaches are part time faculty, non-benefit eligible employees. The position approval is contingent on approval of the Director of Recreation and completion of a CORI/SORI background and driver’s licenses screenings. The position compensation is $2,900.
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FKOC Venue Manager/Nordic Skiing Coach
Pineland Farms / FKOC have an immediate opening for a Venue Manager / Nordic Skiing Coach. This position will require 40 hrs/week and will require flexible hours including some nights and weekends.
Working together with the Pineland Outdoor Recreation Director, FKOC Board of Directors and local volunteers, the Venue Manager will establish a consistent presence at FKOC welcoming and assisting users and in the community promoting the activities available.
Duties to include the following
- Maintain and increase membership thru community outreach
- Oversee programming
- Coaching Nordic and Biathlon post graduate and youth athletes in the Jalbert program which would include coaching athletes at competitions off site, and coordinating the Saturday learn to ski program
- Solicit and coordinate events with partners; MPA, NENSA, USBA, NEMBA etc
- Venue development through new uses of facilities to engage new community members
- Coordinate maintenance of facilities indoor and outdoor together with volunteers and contractors
- Coordinate priorities with the board of directors
- Marketing events and programs through social media and website
- Ensure Pineland’s insurance and safety protocols are implemented
- Must be reliable
- Must have excellent communication skills with proficient computer skills
- Flexibility is a must as events/programs may dictate work time
- Strong customer service skills and attention to detail
- Must be self-motivated and able to work independently and collaboratively within a team of volunteers
- Must be able to perform light maintenance work around the venue, must be able to lift 50 pounds occasionally and must be able to stand for extended periods of time.
Salary commensurate with experience, position includes paid holidays and health care benefits.
Candidates are subject to a background check. Interested applicants may send cover letter and resume to: Fort Kent Outdoor Center, 33 Paradis Circle, POB 541, Fort Kent Maine 04743 or
Email to: Carl Theriault, [email protected]