Harvard seeks male and female assistant coach – FasterSkier.com


Job Summary:

Under the supervision of the Head Coach, the purpose of this position is to use athletics as a tool to educate college students. Using inter-collegiate competition and all activities related to this competition, this position serves as a teacher and mentor to help develop student character, prepare students for meaningful and effective living, and teach valuable life lessons , including work ethics; discipline; resilience; persistence; teamwork and altruism; goal setting and goal achievement; overcoming adversity; and management. This position typically influences student-athletes during their entire four years at Harvard and plays a key role in shaping their personal development.

This position helps plan, direct and coach the men’s/women’s intercollegiate Nordic ski program. Generally works with all student-athletes in the program.

This position plays a key leadership role for the Nordic ski program. Will fill in when the Head Coach is absent. May play a liaison role with athletics administrative services. Requires coaching experience at the college level or comparable experience, which may include coaching/teaching at the club or professional level or competing in a professional or other high performance environment.

This is a 75% full-time position from September 1 to April 30 with seasonal leave from May 1 to August 31.

Job Description :

  1. Athlete team management
  • Assists the Head Coach in developing, coordinating and planning practices and competitions to develop student-athlete skills and helps the team perform at competitive levels.
  • Develops, coordinates and plans assigned portions of training and competition management in accordance with the Head Coach’s strategic vision.
  • Analyze the video to develop strategies for athlete development.
  • Executes a student-athlete talent recruitment plan and retention strategy aligned with the values ​​of excellence and inclusion.
  • Leads and communicates effectively with students by generating enthusiasm for the team through credible coaching.
  • Supports the culture of education through athletics. Assistance with academic integration with the team.
  1. Operational complexity
  • Assist in the development and execution of team strategy, logistics and operational direction.
  • Works within budget.
  • Maintains compliance with University, Ivy League, NCAA and other rules and regulations.
  • Coordinates with less experienced coaches in implementing goals.
  • Participates in professional development activities; follows trends and seizes opportunities for innovation.
  • Assists the head coach in problem solving.
  • Requires the ability to communicate effectively with the head coach and sports administrators.
  1. Communication & Influencing
  • Assists the Head Coach in maintaining and growing viewership, as well as maintaining and creating positive media interest, consistent with the sport.
  • Assists the Head Coach in influencing the public interest when appropriate.

In addition, the assistant coach will be responsible for:

  • Maintain team equipment, organize equipment orders and assist in the preparation of skis for training and competition.
  • Assist in the planning and organization of home competition events.
  • Assistance with travel planning.
  • Drive team vehicles safely, including in winter weather conditions

The assistant coach may lead some trips independent of the head coach when academic or competition schedules require it and will need to be able to test wax and prepare skis for high level competition.

Basic qualities:

Requires at least 2 years of training, professional or Olympic experience or equivalent.

Additional qualifications and skills:

  • Requires substantial mastery of Nordic skiing knowledge and relevant issues.
  • Understands the philosophy, principles, and policies of collegiate athletics (including the Conflict of Interest Policy and University Commitments).
  • Requires moderate knowledge of management and leadership.

Certificates and Licenses:

  • Valid driver’s license required.
  • CPR and first aid required.

Physical requirements: Must be able to lift approximately 50 lbs of sports associated equipment.

Labor conditions:

  • Evening and weekend work required.
  • The job requires working in extreme environmental conditions, including extreme heat and cold, rain and high noise levels.

TO REMARK: The University requires that all members of the Harvard community be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and remain current with COVID-19 vaccine boosters, as detailed in Harvard’s Vaccine and Booster Requirements. People can request an exemption from the obligation to vaccinate for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University’s COVID vaccination requirement, exemptions, and verification of vaccination status can be found on the University’s “COVID-19 Vaccine Information” web page: http://www. harvard.edu/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine-information/.

Further information:

Harvard is a highly selective liberal arts university whose mission is to educate citizens and citizen-leaders in our society. The College is a residential institution of nearly 7,000 undergraduate students and is located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Harvard is deeply committed to the intellectual, social, and personal transformation of its undergraduate students during their four years at Harvard.

The Department of Athletics offers 42 varsity programs for men and women, more than any other Division I school in the United States. We also offer extensive recreational and intramural programs.

Harvard employees have access to a competitive benefits package that includes multiple options for the health and well-being of our employees as well as ongoing professional development.

All formal offers will be made by FAS Human Resources. We regret that due to the volume of responses we generally receive, we are unable to answer telephone calls or personally contact applicants not selected for an interview.

We believe that creating and sustaining an inclusive workplace empowers employees of all backgrounds and backgrounds to reach their full potential. We also believe that an inclusive culture is one that accepts, values ​​and considers the differences we all bring to work as strengths. We actively seek and welcome applications from members of underrepresented groups and individuals with a demonstrable commitment to a more inclusive society.

Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging:

Harvard University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the path to inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws on the broadest pool of talent possible to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, varied life experiences, perspectives, beliefs and values.

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