The Colby College Department of Athletics seeks an assistant men’s and women’s Nordic ski coach beginning August 1, 2021 and ending May 31, 2022. The assistant men’s and women’s Nordic ski coach’s responsibilities include assisting the head coach in all duties involved in running a competitive Division I skiing program. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will contribute to the diversity of our College, including its cultural and ethnic diversity.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
On-site coaching in races and practices, including organization and implementation of daily practices
Create video and discuss video analysis and technique work with skiers
Manage team equipment
Plan and prepare for races
Contribute to strength and conditioning program including one-on-one strength and conditioning work with student athletes
Provide support and encouragement to student athletes including academic counseling and advising
Monitor academic progress of athletes
Recruit and retain talented athletes successfully
Research academic and athletic credentials
Build relationships with prospective student athletes and their families through email, phone, and one-on-one meetings
Organize and implement overnight visits
Understand NCAA rules, compliance, and laws
Ensure safety and well-being of student athletes
Serve as an effective role model for college-age students
Provide effective communication to head coach
Collaborate effectively with other Department of Athletics’ team members
Serve as a coordinator of team travel
Assist with day-to-day operations of the skiing program
Exhibit a commitment to upholding values surrounding diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging
Secondary assignment to be determined
Perform additional duties as assigned; duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice
KEY RELATIONSHIPS: This position has significant interaction with high school and college student athletes, their families, coaches, and administrators.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Operates on snow, trails, turf, grass, concrete, gymnasium, and training rooms. General open office and campus environment. Position involves sitting, movement, and occasional lifting up to 50 pounds in coaching and training situations. Frequent travel and early morning/evening/weekend work is required.
TO APPLY: Interested candidates should apply electronically by clicking the "Apply" button on the Colby College website. Please submit a letter of interest including salary requirements, resume, and the contact information of three professional references. Materials should be addressed to:
Assistant Men’s and Women’s Nordic Ski Coach – Search Committee Office of Human Resources
A review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent in education and experience
Previous experience coaching and or/competing at the collegiate level is required
Committed to the values of a liberal arts education
Strong attention to detail and a commitment to delivering
Must be organized, take initiative, and utilize strong time management skills
Proven ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
Valid driver’s license required and must meet the College’s Fleet Safety Policy requirements
Ability to travel for team practices, competition, and scouting in and out of state
Strong positive communication and interpersonal skills with all levels
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Ability to excel as a member of a diverse community
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 within the EISA (Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association). The department also hosts a variety of club and intramural sports. More than 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 just completed the construction of a new, state-of-the-art athletics complex, which opened this fall, and is among the best Division III facilities in the country. The 350,000 square-foot athletics center includes 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 ven...ues in Division III. The Quarry Road trail system, located minutes from campus is home to our nordic team. With snowmaking, lights, and grooming it is one of the top nordic ski race and training venues in the Northeast. In the non-snow months it is a great biking and running venue. Located in central Maine, the College has incredible access to other outdoor venues such as the Belgrade Lakes and Sugarloaf Mountain Resort, one of the premier ski destinations on the east coast.
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.