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Divisional Openings

Discovery Ski Team

Race Coach

The Discovery Ski Education Foundation (DSEF), a member club of the USSA Northern Division, is currently accepting resumes for the Race Coach Position.

  • Prefer candidates with prior racing and coaching U8-U16 experience.  Candidates should hold a USSA coaching license and race official credentials, or show the ability to get those credentials by fall of 2014.  Candidates should have good communication and strong leadership skills.  
  • Coach responsibilities include mentoring athlete development, coordinating training and racing schedules, communicating with athletes and parents, and leading, administering and building the race programs.
  • Candidates must also be willing to travel.

DSEF has a long history of developing junior athletes that successfully compete at the divisional and regional levels.  The race and learn to race programs has approximately U8 U16 athletes with a strong parent and volunteer support base.

Interested applicants should forward their resume/bio, including:  years coaching; number of years skiing, and any special qualifications or certifications.  Please submit your cover letter and resume by September 15, 2014.  For questions, please contact Jennifer Williamson at paigeandmax@msn.com or 406-218-8273.

USSA Openings

High Performance Coordinator

High Performance Coordinator (Certified COE & High Performance Club Partnership), High Performance Department, U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association

High Performance Coordinator (Certified COE & High Performance Club Partnership), High Performance Department, U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association

Main Attributes:

  • Masters degree in Sport Science, Kinesiology, Physiotherapy, Athletic Training or related subject.
  • Minimum 5 years experience working with elite/future elite athletes (ideally within a skiing and/or snowboarding context).
  • Knowledge and experience of setting up/running world class sports training/rehabilitation facility and programs.
  • Excellent knowledge of international best practices in athlete development
  • Proven experience of leading change within sporting environments.
  • A motivation and drive to make a system-wide impact.
  • Ability to travel extensively, including extended stays in Lake Tahoe, CA (total travel expected to be 60-100 days a year).

Position Summary:

As a result of a unique collaboration between the US Ski & Snowboard Association (USSA) and Barton Health, USSA has an opening for an exceptional individual to fill the role of High Performance Coordinator (Certified Center Of Excellence & High Performance Club Partnerships), within USSAs High Performance team.

This innovative role will serve two primary functions:

Certified Center Of Excellence (COE) Coordinator to Barton Health (~50%)

  1. Lead the development of a comprehensive criteria and evaluation process for the establishment of a 밬SSA Certified COE designation
  2. Learn, develop and document USSA뭩 COE standard operating procedures in all areas of sport science and sports medicine support (including but not limited to: facility design and equipment needs, staffing structure/requirements and education/certification, athlete intake, testing and monitoring, injury prevention and return to snow protocols).
  3. Work with Barton Health뭩 COE project administrative team to translate those USSA COE standard operating procedures into effective work practices at Barton Health뭩 COE.
  4. Assist, support and mentor Barton Health뭩 COE staff in all aspects of USSA뭩 COE operations.
  5. Travel to Barton Health in a Lake Tahoe, a minimum of 40 days a year (more travel may be be required)
  6. Conduct professional development sessions for Barton Health뭩 COE rehabilitation and performance staff.
  7. Comply with Barton policies for dress, conduct and identification in a Barton facility, and at Barton뭩 request complete a one-day orientation program tailored for non-Barton personnel who perform services in the COE or other Barton facilities.

High Performance Club Partnership Program (~50%)

  1. Work closely with USSAs High Performance Director, Director of Sport Education, Club Development Manager and other USSA staff, lead the creation of a High Performance Club Partnership Program
  2. Develop and lead a High Performance Club Partnership steering group, consisting of Gold/Silver club coaches/executives, USSA staff and relevant subject matter experts, to shape a world leading programs in athlete development
  3. Develop and manage online and in person, communication and collaboration platforms between USSA and High Performance Partnership clubs
  4. Ensure best practices from within skiing and snowboarding (and across the whole of sport), are translated and applied to USSA High Performance Partnership clubs and academies
  5. Lead in the development, education and monitoring of a national physical fitness assessment

Contract Length:

      3 years (Oct 2016 2019) in the first instance, renewable depending on extension of sponsorship contract

Supervises

  • Co-supervises high performance club staff
  • USSA High Performance Specialists (as added)

Supervisor

Primary - USSAs High Performance Director

Secondary Barton Health COE Administrative Director

Additional Info

EMPLOYMENT IS CONTINGENT ON SUCESSFUL COMPLETION OF USSA'S BACKGROUND SCREENING. COMPLIANCE WITH SCREENING REQUIREMENTS MUST BE MAINTAINED. SCREENING CRITERIA AVAILABLE BY CLICKING HERE.

COMPLETION OF THE USSA EMPLOYEE CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENT

HIRING AND CONTINUED EMPLOYMENT ARE AT THE WILL OF USSA. USSA OR EMPLOYEE MAY TERMINATE THE EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP AT ANY TIME, FOR ANY REASON, WITH OR WITHOUT CAUSE OR NOTICE.

Please submit resume to HumanResources@ussa.org no later than: 
Open until filled.

 

 

 
 

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