Requisition Number: 28419
Location: Boulder, Colorado
Employment Type: University Staff
Posting Close Date: 31-Jan-2021
Date Posted: 15-Jan-2021
The Athletics Department at CU Boulder encourages applications for a Head Coach – Men’s/Women’s Ski! This position is responsible for the overall vision and direction of the University of Colorado Ski program. Specific areas of responsibility include the recruitment and development of high-level prospects, the hiring of qualified and experienced assistant coaches and staff members, the completion of a competitive schedule, collaboration with sports medicine, marketing, development, strength and conditioning, and academics on the operation of a nationally competitive Division I Ski team and 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, the Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Ski Association 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 are
As 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.
- Direct, coordinate and supervise the activities of the Skiing Staff in the planning, organizing, and coaching of the University of Colorado Ski team ensuring compliance with University, Pac-12 Conference, RMISA, and NCAA policies and regulations. Schedule and conduct regular practice sessions in and out of season, as permitted by NCAA rules and regulations.
- Coach the teams during scheduled events.
- Determine and implement the strategies necessary to motivate players to maximum levels of individual and team performance.
- The Head Coach is responsible for identifying, recruiting, and acquiring commitments to attend the University of Colorado from quality student-athletes capable of competing for a national championship in a highly competitive academic environment; for initiating, evaluating, and maintaining contact with in-state, out-of-state and international recruits.
- Coordinate eligibility checks to ensure prospective student-athletes qualify for grants-in-aid and admission by the Registrar. Responsible for all contact with prospective student-athletes to avoid violations of recruiting rules and regulations.
- The Head Coach is responsible for creating an atmosphere and culture that is a reflection of the missions of both the Athletic Department and the University. A positive student-athlete experience is the number one priority of the coaching staff and administration. This includes, but is not limited to, monitoring academic performance including graduation and NCAA academic progress rates, and class attendance.
- The Head Coach will work closely with the Herbst Academic Center for Student-Athletes to monitor the scholastic progress of each student-athlete. The Head Coach will work closely with the Leadership and Career Development Program to promote personal success and career readiness for student-athletes.
- The Head Coach will counsel team members in academic, disciplinary, and personal matters; consult with athletics administration for timely resolution of problems as required.
- Represent the University Athletic Department in professional, alumni, civic, and charitable events. The Head Coach is expected to participate in campus activities to promote the Ski Program and the Department of Athletics. Maintain a positive working relationship with departmental media relations staff. Prepare and execute the annual fundraisers (Ski Ball, ski meet, alumni race).
- Assist in developing a competitive and challenging event schedule at the direction of the Athletic Director (or a designated representative).
- Develop and present annual budget requirements to the Associate Athletic Director and is accountable for expense control compliance and administration of the sport’s budget. Monitor the purchase of uniforms, equipment and supplies throughout the year.
- Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of NCAA, Pac-12 Conference, University and departmental rules and regulations and is responsible for the observance of such rules by his/her staff and student-athletes. The violation of NCAA or Conference rules on the part of Athletic Department Personnel may result in disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment.
- The hiring range is $80,000.00-$120,000.00.
- Relocation is available per department guidelines. Additional Athletics benefits include Athletic Event Tickets: Per Athletic Department Policy and NCAA regulations, Nike Elite Employee Benefit: Per Nike Elite Policy. Supplemental camp pay: per Athletic Department Summer Camp Policy.
The 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.
What you will need
- In-depth knowledge of competitive skiing strategies.
- Ability to develop student-athletes with athletic skills and individual and academic growth.
- Ability to identify and recruit student talent.
- Ability to work under stress and under extreme weather conditions.
- Ability to develop and manage the program budget.
- Good communication skills.
What we would like you to have
- Previous coaching experience in a Division I program.
- Knowledge of NCAA rules.
- Three years of supervisory experience.
To apply, please submit the following materials:
- A current resume.
- A cover letter that specifically addresses how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications and responsibilities of the position.
- Coaching Philosophy Statement (1 page)
- 3-5 year Vision (1-2 pages)
You will not be asked to upload references at this time.
Please apply by January 31, 2021 for consideration.
Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.