Head Nordic Ski Coach
The University of Denver has a proud athletic tradition that compliments the school's academic endeavors. In its history, DU has won 33 national championships and enables student-athletes to compete on 18 Division 1 teams. The Pioneers pursue championships, excel academically, and represent both the University and their respective conferences to the best of their abilities.
The Head Nordic Ski Coach will be responsible for organizing and administering all aspects of the varsity program including: coaching, recruiting, event scheduling, supervision of program personnel, fund-raising, marketing, budget management, and compliance with NCAA and The Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Ski Association rules/regulations. The Head Coach will embrace and model a positive coaching philosophy and associated techniques; insisting on a culture of respect and positive communication. The Head Coach will demonstrate an on-going commitment to the principles of multiculturalism and diversity through hiring practices, training and development programming, campus collaborations, or involvement and participation in university/divisional multiculturalism and diversity projects or initiatives.
- Recruit world-class quality student-athletes in their sport discipline who are capable of pursuing a baccalaureate degree as demonstrated by maintenance of an exemplary graduation rate while managing a cost-effective and administratively efficient Nordic ski program.
- Demonstrate excellent teaching and coaching competencies with regard to: (a) sport skill instruction, (b) motivation, (c) tactical strategies, and (d) design a competitive schedule that maximizes student-athlete development and performance. Train and supervise assistant coaches with the goal of developing head coach capabilities while relating to officials, college, high school, and club coaches, the media and general public.
- Train and supervise assistant coaches with the goal of developing head coach capabilities while relating to officials, college, high school, and club coaches, the media and general public. Exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and the Department of Athletics Code of Ethics rules and regulations.
- Initiate and participate in fundraising, public relations, and marketing of the program.
- Contribute to the maintenance of good working relationships with all members of the Division by demonstrating excellent writing, speaking, and listening skills as well as continuing education conferences, workshops, or meetings to increase professional skills and knowledge. Assume other duties as assigned by the Vice Chancellor of Athletics and Recreation and Ritchie Center Operations.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Demonstrated knowledge and application of NCAA rules and a proven commitment to high ethical standards.
- Demonstrated commitment to academics.
- Excellent organizational and supervisory skills.
- Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience in a related field.
- Demonstrated successful coaching experience.
- Master's degree.
- Collegiate head coaching experience.
- Success in recruiting student-athletes committed to academic and athletic excellence.
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by May 7, 2021.
Candidates must apply online through jobs.du.edu to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.
Salary Grade Number
The salary grade for the position is 11.
The salary range for this position is $70,000 - $80,000.
The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidates sex or any other protected status.
The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.
Please include the following documents with your application:
2. Cover Letter
The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.
All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.