Alpine Director-Head Coach
ABOUT THE CLUB
Since 1947, the McCall Winter Sports Club has been dedicated to providing a personalized snow sports experience for every athlete. We offer a supportive environment where our kids will build character, develop confidence both on and off the snow, and can challenge themselves to reach their highest potential. Our vision is to be the McCall area’s premier Winter Sports Club promoting fun, fitness, sportsmanship, teamwork, citizenship, community, and ethics.
Status: Full-Time, Seasonal
Season: October 15 - May 15 (with an additional week for summer camp)
Reports To: Executive Director
POSITION GOALS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Alpine Director-Head Coach reports directly to the Executive Director and works in close collaboration with host resorts, the board of directors, and team managers to ensure the alpine program is operating in alignment with the MWSC Mission and Vision. The Alpine Director-Head Coach is tasked with developing and facilitating a world class alpine ski program for young athletes ages 6-18 including race training, free-skiing, skill enhancement, race tactics, conditioning, and mental preparation in an atmosphere that encourages athlete development at an individual level, teamwork, and having fun. The Alpine Director-Head Coach directly oversees U8, U10-U12, U14 and U16-U18 Head Alpine Coaches. The Alpine Director-Head Coach is required to serve as Head Alpine Coach for one of the divisions.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Recruit, manage and develop professional staff and coaches.
• Ensure alpine coaches are current on all licensing, as required by the USSA Intermountain Division.
• Enforce all proper safety policies to meet USSA safety standards including, but not limited to; Code of Conduct, SafeSport Code, Concussion Policy, Housing and Travel Policies.
• Travel to races for the purpose of coaching and mentoring athletes and other coaches.
• Oversee alpine training program and best practices; including dryland and on-snow.
• Organize, track and ensure appropriate levels of training and development for all alpine coaching staff.
• Provide both verbal and written feedback to coaches; including mid and end-of-season performance evaluations.
• Manage Employee and Athlete Policies and Codes of Conduct; including ensuring written
agreement and signed documentation.
• Manage all aspects of race organization, in conjunction with the Race Administrator, Race Committee and appropriate staff from host resorts. This includes, but is not limited to; on hill preparations, site selections, course setting, timing and officiating.
• Work with our Alpine staff, Brundage Mountain Resort, and Little Ski Hill to ensure all venues are managed for optimal alpine training and competitions.
• Ensure MWSC is represented at all necessary IMD and USSA meetings.
• Act as equipment and facilities manager, maintaining program inventory and reporting any MWSC equipment or maintenance issues to the Executive Director.
• Build strong, trusting relationships with our athletes, families, coaches, volunteers and supporting community.
• Inspire a team culture of mutual respect and sportsmanship.
• Effectively and timely communicate on all aspects of our program via email, text, newsletters and calendar updates.
• Help the ED manage a net positive, annual budget with detailed reports and back-up.
• Attend monthly BOD meetings or planning sessions as requested.
• Actively participate in fundraising events and help coordinate as needed.
QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS
• USSA coaching membership required.
• Minimum 3 seasons of Alpine Coaching experience or equivalent leadership role in an alpine racing program required.
• Demonstrated supervisory, leadership, educator, and mentoring ability
• Understand progression, pipeline and rules of US Ski & Snowboard Alpine competitions
• Demonstrate a positive, energetic and enthusiastic attitude
• Able to maintain professional demeanor in all situations and conditions
• Possess excellent verbal and written communication and relationship skills
• Professional organizational skills along with a professional sense of urgency
• Competitive Background preferred
• A strong record of community involvement and influence
• US Ski & Snowboard Chief of Course, Chief of Race, Referee and/or TD designations preferred
• Knowledge of timing and race administration preferred.
• Must be able to carry 50lbs on skis.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
Salary commensurate on experience.
Winter Season Passes at Brundage Mountain Resort and Little Ski Hill.
Liability and workman’s compensation insurance.
Staff development reimbursement as approved by the Executive Director.
Professional license reimbursement as approved by the Executive Director.
Submit a resume and cover letter to Chris Costa, Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail.
McCall Winter Sport Club
PO Box 38
McCall, ID 83638
Questions about the position can be addressed by calling (208) 918-0234 or emailing email@example.com
Other Coaching Positions Available for the 18/19 Season
Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to Executive Director, Chris Costa at: mccallwintersportsclub@gmail or by mail to PO Box 38, McCall, ID 83638.
Questions about the position can be addressed by emailing or calling 208-918-0234.