National Sports Center for the Disabled
Therapeutic Sports and Recreation – All ages, all disabilities
Position: Competition Coach – Alpine Development
Location: Winter Park Resort, Winter Park, CO
Reports to: Director – Competition Center
Fair Labor Standards Act: Exempt
Classification: Winter Seasonal
Duties and Responsibilities:
Mentor and coach participants with physical disabilities in an enthusiastic and effective manner that helps the participants set and achieve goals in advanced skiing technique and competition and to inspire life-long enjoyment in sport.
- Plan and supervise daily race training for full-time and development competitors.
- Plan and Coordinate on and off site Cooperative Development Projects.
- Contact and recruit potential athletes for program enrollment.
- Set and maintain race courses and closures in slalom, GS, and speed events, following course setting standards of the USASA and IPC.
- Maintain high standards for safety in all training environments.
- Maintain facility use including inventory and storage of equipment.
- Shoot video and conduct video analysis sessions with participants.
- Conduct athlete goal setting meetings at start of year and review throughout season.
- Create racer management with athlete and family based on the participant’s goals.
- Travel to domestic disabled races with participants. Responsible for athlete supervision, van transportation, lodging check in/out, and on-hill coaching duties.
- Provide positive feedback on a daily basis to participants and submit written camp, mid-season and year-end evaluations on each participant.
- Assist athletes and their families in the selection and care of equipment from manufacturers’ representatives.
- Communicate needs to effectively do job on a regular basis to director/ head coach.
- Participate in coaches meetings, briefings, and other professional functions as directed by the director/ head coach.
- Enforce athlete code-of-conduct and hold self and athletes to the highest standard of behavior.
- Address any breach of conduct immediately and inform/involve other staff as necessary.
- Assist with the production of races at Winter Park Resort.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Education /Experience Required:
- Strong leadership and communication skills to develop successful coach/athlete mentoring relationships.
- Is able to handle and manage confidential information.
- Adheres to grooming guidelines and maintains standard among athletes.
- Challenge established policies and procedures, but once established, is supportive of those rules.
Education and Experience Preferred:
- High school graduate or GED is required.
- Advanced level skiing skills and knowledge as indicated by demonstration to alpine director.
- Equivalent to skills required for Level 100 education in USSA (U.S. Ski & Snowboard Association) Coaches Education program.
- Three seasons as a coach in an organized USSA, collegiate, or high school racing program; or have experience in adaptive skiing.
- Experience in ski tuning, boot modification, and related equipment experience desirable.
- Modern side cut skis required for adequate demonstration.
- Uniform and Radio must be worn at all times while skiing during work hours.
- Drills, gate wrench, flex poles, and wireless timing equipment.
- Digital video equipment and video analysis software.
- Applied use of waxes, overlays and ski tuning equipment.
- Must be able to work outside year round at elevations higher than 11,000 feet above sea level in varying conditions including uneven terrain in frequent inclement weather.
- Must have dexterity to operate computer daily.
- Must have auditory and visual acuity to operate computers and phones or mobile devices.
- Must have auditory and visual acuity to interact with guests, sponsors, clients on a daily basis.
- Must be available for long periods of time without breaks.
- Must be able to successfully manage multiple, high priority tasks in a fast-paced environment.
- Must be able to drive NSCD vehicle.
- Must be able to lift, carry, ski, and load chairlift with up to 50 lbs. on a frequent basis.
- Must be able to ski/ride all terrain on the mountain comfortably.
Submit resume, application and cover letter with answers to the following questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Why do you want to work for the NSCD?
- What type of opportunities have you encountered with people with disabilities?
- Describe your current ski / snowboard ability.
- Tell us something about yourself that others have told you is interesting.
- An answer to a question we should have asked!
Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy
NSCD is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity. We prohibit unlawful discrimination against applicants or employees on the basis of age 40 and over, race, sex, color, creed, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, ancestry, citizenship, veteran status, genetic information, or any other applicable status protected by state or local law.
NSCD will consider providing reasonable workplace accommodations if needed.
NCSD is committed to a drug free work place.