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Windham Mountain Resort Windham Race Factory Development Team Coach in Windham, New York

Overview of Position: Development Team Coaches work with a group of athletes throughout the course of the season developing a strong foundation of skiing skills and fundamentals, preparing them for competitive ski racing. Successful candidates will demonstrate professionalism and enthusiasm for the sport of skiing and racing as well as coaching children to enhance their skills and fundamentals through work in training environments, training in gates, and guided free-skiing. This is a part-time seasonal position on weekends and holiday periods from mid-December through mid-March, with the possibility of full-time work for the right candidate. Prior racing or coaching experience is preferred but not required. Training is provided and professional education and certification through PSIA or USSS may be supported by the WRFPA.

Job Responsibilities and Duties:

· Be present and ready to accept all coaching assignments based on the needs of the program

· Utilize modern teaching and coaching methods and tactics in alignment with the Alpine Skiing Fundamentals and consistent with PSIA, USSS, and the direction of the Race Program Director

· Demonstrate a willingness to learn and apply skills and tactics of managing groups of athletes in varying on-snow training environments

· Demonstrate strong decision-making skills regarding on-mountain safety including appropriate terrain selection, and effective group management

· Adhere to all Windham Race Factory policies and procedures particularly as it relates to guest and employee safety

· Assist in setting up and tearing down equipment in training environments as needed

· Deliver exceptional guest service to all resort guests

· Fulfill a season long coaching commitment

· Other undefined duties may be required periodically

Job Qualifications:

· Skiing Ability:

o Must be an advanced level skier

o Must have a strong understanding of the Alpine Responsibility Code

o Previous racing or coaching experience preferred

o PSIA/USSS Certification preferred

· Teaching Skills:

o Be willing to learn how to manage information, activities, terrain selection, and pacing of students to achieve desired outcomes.

o Promote play, experimentation, and exploration of skills and mountain terrain appropriately

o Be willing to learn how to adapt to the changing needs of the athletes throughout training sessions

· Technical Skills:

o Be willing to learn about, convey, and apply accurate technical information

o Be willing to learn about and develop an understanding of Alpine Skiing Fundamentals as they relate to ski racing

o Demonstrate a commitment to ongoing development of skills and knowledge

· People Skills:

o Develop relationships with athletes and co-workers based on trust to create an environment in which skill development is likely to occur

o Engage in meaningful two-way communication with athletes to successfully accomplish established training goals

o Identify, understand, and manage your emotions and actions in a manner that fosters an effective coaching environment for athletes

o Be willing to learn how to recognize and influence the behaviors, motivations, and emotions of athletes to facilitate their ability to perform to their full potential

Work Schedule and Conditions: We are in the business of providing an Above and Beyond product and guest experience. Traditionally our busy periods are during weekends and holidays which you will be expected to work. You can also expect to be asked to work extra hours or days on occasion, especially during the holidays.