Assistant Men's and Women's Alpine Ski Coach

Colby College - Waterville, ME4.1

Department: Athletics
Date: 11/05/2018
Founded in 1813, Colby is one of America’s most selective colleges. Serving only undergraduates, Colby’s rigorous academic program is rooted in deep exploration of ideas and close interaction with world-class faculty scholars. Students pursue intellectual passions, choosing among 58 majors or developing their own. Independent and collaborative research, study abroad, and internships offer robust opportunities to prepare students for postgraduate success. Colby is home to a community of 2,000 dedicated and diverse students from around the globe. Its Maine location provides easy access to world-class research institutions and civic engagement experiences.

In a period of fast-paced progress, Colby is building on its strong foundation while remaining committed to excellence, to supporting students and faculty at the highest levels, and to the College’s deep liberal arts traditions. This new chapter includes the creation of innovative academic initiatives and partnerships, strengthening the connections between the liberal arts and the professional world, revitalizing downtown Waterville, and pursuing significant capital projects for performing arts and athletics. Colby invites applicants to apply for the position of:

Department of Athletics
Part-Time, 5-Month, Non-Exempt, Hourly, Administrative, Staff Appointment

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. The department also hosts a variety of club and intramural sports. Over 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 has broken ground on the construction of a new, state-of-the-art athletics complex, scheduled to open in the fall of 2020, which is destined to be among the best Division III facilities in the country. The 350,000 square-foot athletics center will include an indoor track and field competition center, aquatic center with Maine’s first 50-meter pool, squash center, gymnasium, hockey arena, strength & 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 venues in Division III.

The Colby College Department of Athletics seeks an assistant men’s and women’s alpine ski coach beginning November 1, 2018 and ending March 30, 2019. This is a part-time appointment. The assistant alpine ski coach’s responsibilities include assisting the head coach in all duties involved in running a competitive Division I Alpine ski program. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our college.

On-site coaching in races, must be available from Thursday afternoon to Sunday for each weekend from January to March
Prepare film breakdown and analysis, and present analysis to team members
Plan and prepare for races
Provide support and encouragement to student athletes including academic counseling and advising
Build relationships with prospective student athletes and their families through email, phone, and one-on-one meetings
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
Perform additional duties as assigned; duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice

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

This position has significant interaction with high school and college student athletes, their families, coaches, and administrators.

Operates on ski mountain, 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.