Assistant Alpine Ski Coach

Boulder, Colorado
May 05, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Requisition Number:


Boulder, Colorado Employment Type:

University StaffSchedule:

Full-TimePosting Close Date:

07-May-2021Date Posted:

03-May-2021 Close All Job SummaryThe University of Colorado Boulder encourages applications for an Assistant Alpine Ski Coach! The purpose of this position is to assist in the coaching, personal and team development of student athletes, in order to compete for and win National Championships. This position will assist the head coach in the coaching of athletes as well as planning, organization and administration of all facets of the Ski program.
This position is responsible for promoting the philosophy and objectives of the intercollegiate athletics program. This shall include adhering to the principles of the Athletic Department’s Mission Statement, Diversity and Inclusion Mission Statement, Core Values, Policies and Procedures, as well as the rules and regulations of the University, the Pac 12 Conference and the NCAA.
The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Who We AreAs one of 34 U.S. public research institutions belonging to the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU)—and the only member in the Rocky Mountain region—our goal at CU Boulder is to directly affect Colorado communities through collaborative research, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Our faculty, staff, and students work with the broader community to establish outstanding connections that have lasting outcomes—both across Colorado and around the world. What Your Key Responsibilities Will BeAthletic Success:
  • Evaluate, analyze and instruct student-athletes in off-season and in-season training, practice, and competition. Partner with the head coach and student-athletes to determine the best race strategies for the conditions and the course. Conduct video analysis with Alpine skiers to determine ways to improve technique and tactics. Use video post-competition to analyze areas of improvement. Collaborate with the coaching staff and student-athletes to determine the best wax to use, for the appropriate conditions, in order to optimize performance. Help maintain the training and racing environments and teach accurate safety technique in order to prevent injuries. Win Conference and National Championships.
Academic/Administrative Success:
  • Responsible for tracking the student-athlete's countable athletic related activity (CARA logs) and other compliance related documentation and upload appropriate documents to Jump Forward. Serve as a liaison to Academics, Compliance, and Sports Information. Communicate practice and travel schedules with the team, coordinating meetings through Teamworks. Work closely with the Head Coach to secure reservations and travel itineraries. Submit completed expense reports in a diligent and timely manner. Attend all staff, Compliance, Department meetings and events.
  • Assist the Head Coach in identifying and recruiting student-athletes who can compete for and win national championships.
Responsible for Selection, Maintenance and Equipment Inventory:
  • Duties include, but are not limited to, the ordering of skis, boots, etc. for the entire team as well as supplies; radios, drills, timing, gates, panels, etc. Responsible for tuning equipment and overall maintenance of program assets.
Secure and Monitor Team Transportation:
  • Help maintain ski team van fleet. Arrange student-athlete Defensive Driving Courses and ensure student-athletes are prepared and have proper driving supplies for safe and timely travel. Ensure team equipment is safely packed/secured for training sessions and competition travel.
  • Participate as an active member of the annual Ski Ball Gala Committee: Help organized and host Ski Ball. Track attendees, Raffle items and assist in sending out invitations. Attend Regional and National Events that are held locally when appropriate.
Rules and Regulations:
  • Demonstrate a detailed knowledge of NCAA, Pac-12, RMISA league, university and departmental policy and regulations. Adhere to principles stated in the Athletic Department’s mission statement and promote dedication to the mission by all staff and student-athletes under his/her supervision.
What You Should KnowThis positions requires a valid driver's license to operate University vehicles. What We Can Offer
  • The salary is $60,000.
  • Relocation is available within department guidelines.
    • Additional Athletics benefits include: Athletic Event Tickets: Per Athletic Department Policy and NCAA regulations, Nike Elite Employee Benefit: Per Nike Elite Policy.
BenefitsThe University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.Be StatementsBe Driven. Be Unique. Be Boulder.What We Require
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute.
  • Two years of Alpine ski racing as a student athlete or one season of club level or intercollegiate.
  • Alpine ski racing coaching experience.
  • Maintain good standing with USSA's Coaching Certifications.
What You Will Need
  • Good communication skills.
  • Ability to work under stress and under extreme weather conditions.
  • Ability to advise student athletes on technique and racing strategy.
What We Would Like You To Have
  • Knowledge of NCAA rules.
Special InstructionsTo apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. A current resume.
  2. A cover letter that specifically tells us how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications, and responsibilities of the position.
We may request references at a later time.
Please apply by May 7, 2021 for consideration.
Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs.Posting Contact InformationPosting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

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