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Head Nordic Ski Coach

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Head Nordic Ski Coach
Department General Athletics
Location Main Campus (Houghton, MI)
Position Type Staff
Full-time/ Part-time Full-time
Full-Time Equivalent (1.0=100%) 1.0
Appointment Term 12 Month
Pay Type Salary Basis
Salary or Hourly Rate Negotiable based on experience.
Position Duration Dependent on External Funding? No
Title of Position Supervisor Associate Athletic Director

Position Summary Information

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Job Description Summary

Oversee the direction of the Varsity Nordic Skiing Program. Responsible for recruitment, scheduling, practice/event preparation, overseeing competition days, budget management, fundraising, travel logistics, and promotion of the programs. Assist AD to enhance internal and external visibility and recognition of the programs. Consult with auxiliary services on maintenance of Nordic Ski trail system. Teach activity classes in the Department of Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology (KIP).

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned)

1. Plan, organize and administer the university’s Nordic Skiing program
2. Direct the recruitment of Nordic Skiing student-athletes on a national basis
3. Collaborate with current coaching staff for Cross Country and Track & Field
4. Develop and implement Nordic skiing practice sessions, coordinating skiing staff to determine needs for individual and team improvement
5. Evaluate Michigan Tech and opposing team capabilities to determine meet strategy and manage / prepare team for competition; determine strategy during meets in consultation with coaching staff
6. Enhance and promote the internal and external visibility and recognition of the University and team to a variety of alumni, campus and off-campus groups
7. Actively participate in fund raising and alumni activities
8. Provide necessary resources to monitor and promote the academic success of student-athletes
9. Plan, develop and administer budgets
10. Represent and act on behalf of the University as directed by the Director of Athletics
11. Teach activity classes in the Department of KIP
12. Commit to learning about continuous improvement strategies and applying them to everyday work. Actively engage in University continuous improvement initiatives.
13. Provide leadership to foster a culture of safety; promote safety through actions, communication, and training.
14. Administrative supervision is exercised over graduate assistant coaches and student assistants. Supervisory responsibilities include interviewing, hiring and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; and addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Required Education (minimum requirements)

• Bachelor’s Degree

Required Experience (minimum requirements)

• Experience playing and/or coaching nordic skiing at the collegiate level
• Experience planning, developing, and administering budgets
• Experience using personal computers and basic software packages
• Significant nordic skiing recruiting experience

Desirable Education and/or Experience

• Head coaching experience
• Fund raising experience

Required Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities (minimum requirements)

• Demonstrated ability to foster a positive and enthusiastic team attitude
• Superior written and oral communication and public relations skills
• Mental agility and dedication to ingenuity
• Exceptional organizational and administrative skills
• Demonstrated strong work ethic
• Demonstrated commitment to comply with all NCAA rules and regulations
• Demonstrated excellent decision making capabilities
• A passion for the success of student-athletes
• Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively across cultural boundaries and work harmoniously with diverse groups of students, faculty and staff
• Demonstrated commitment to contribute to a safe work environment.
• Demonstrated leadership of safety principles and practices.

Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities

• Commitment to continued personal and professional development
• Experience as a goal-oriented, charismatic, self-disciplined, willing risk-taker with a genuine interest in the success of all student-athletes
• A positive attitude towards innovation and creativity

Language, Mathematical, and/or Reasoning Skills
Work Environment and/or Physical Demands

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet, humid conditions (non-weather) and outdoor weather conditions.

Ability to wax test.

Required Training and Other Conditions of Employment

Every employee at Michigan Technological University will receive the following 3 required trainings; additional training may be required by the department.

Required University Training:**
• Employee Safety Overview
• Anti-Harassment, Discrimination, Retaliation Training
• Annual Data Security Training

Background Check:
Offers of employment are contingent upon and not considered finalized until the required background check has been performed and the results received and assessed.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number 17105
Posting Type Internal & External Posting
Internal Posting Date 03/15/2017
External Posting Date 03/15/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants (if applicable)
Additional Information

Please upload a list of at least (3) professional references.



Accept References No
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Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a bachelor's degree?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have experience playing and/or coaching nordic skiing at the collegiate level?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Reference List
Optional Documents