SR Staff Report
The Snowboard Development Coach is primarily responsible for the training for and execution of USASA, US Ski and Snowboard Team and other non-sanctioned snowboard competitions. The Snowboard Development (DEV) Coach works with the Snowboard Program Director to assist in planning both on and off snow training sessions and then execute those sessions. Plans should be congruent with the Program’s current philosophy and follow the guidelines of safe and healthy competition as described by the USASA and US Ski and Snowboard Team. Snowboard Development (DEV) Coach is also responsible for competition execution including transportation, lodging, tuning and supervision at regional and some national level events.
Gould snowboard riders are members of United States Ski and Snowboard (USSS) and compete at their sanctioned levels. Our Snowboard Program prepares student-athletes to compete at the highest levels in each age group. We strike a balance of technical skills between free riding and discipline training at Sunday River Resort, while offering the best opportunity for student-athletes to reach their potential. Gould also manages a 250+ member weekend club-level program with athletes ranging from 7-17 years old. This rich gathering of development-age skiers ensures a steady pipeline of potential academy level USASA and FIS Snowboard future athletes.
As a representative of Gould Academy, it is essential to have an understanding and support the school’s mission as well as culture. The job also requires good attendance, punctuality, and to be a positive team leader (coach).
Snowboard Student-Athletes, Snowboard coaches, Gould Admissions, Gould Faculty, Gould student Advisors, On Snow Business Manager, Sunday River Management and Staff, Donors, Parents, Vendors, US Ski and Snowboard Team, FIS, USASA Alumni, Sunday River Speedworks, Equipment manufacturers, event organizers..
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Setup and breakdown of training venues as needed
- Follow Coaching plan; deviate when conditions, fatigue, other factors necessitate
- Provide feedback to athletes; Communicate successes and failures with other coaches and Program Director
- Note athlete attendance
- Communicate professionally to parents
- Check training plan, make adjustments
- Meet with other snowboard coaches, discipline head coaches and Program Director to plan for the short and long term
- Plan and execute away competitions including travel, lodging and supervision
- Submit receipts to discipline Head Coach for accurate Trip IT’s and Trip Recons in a timely fashion
- Post photos and program commentary on Social Media Human Resources
- Conduct trampoline/dryland/off snow training activities
- Conduct regular video review sessions either on-hill or as soon as possible after
- Attend Weekly Staff Meetings
- Communicate Professionally to Parents
- Assist with recruiting and retention initiatives as directed
- Transport on-snow athletes to/from airport
- Write athlete comments
- Assist athletes with gear selection and maintenance
- Coach and support commercial training camps
- Coach and or administer summer camps
- Regular communication with athletes, parents, and faculty
- Participate in Professional Development Clinics/training
- Assist Weekend Snowboard Program and Coaches as needed
- Winter Term Supervision Support
- Participate in the annual review process
- Assist in end of season debrief and planning for next season
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. The Snowboard Development (DEV) Coach will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties requested by their supervisor(s) and/or the Head of School.
- Transporting athletes to training, competitions, Dr. appointments, airports, etc
- Course/park maintenance
- Communicating with teachers, advisors, and parents regularly to ensure academic and athletic goal attainment
- Supervision of athletes on the road 24 hours/day when required
- Management of student-athlete academic work while traveling
- Job requires considerable travel, working weekends and regularly 10+ hour days in the season
- Dorm Duty
- Community life responsibilities associated with athletes on campus
- Winter Term community life support
- Ability to get along with co-workers, and other school community members, etc
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Competence in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Apple Numbers, and Google Docs
- USASA Level 200/AASI Level II or above preferred
- USASA Level 100/AASI Level I required
- Competitive snowboard background preferred
- First Aid/CPR training required (Must be willing to enroll if not current)
- Must be able to lift 40 plus lbs of equipment for training Human Resources
- Possess a valid driver’s license and passport
- Successfully pass a criminal and sexual offender background check, obtain CHRC clear status from the Maine Department of Education
- Provide proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or must request an exemption due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief
Physical Work Environment
- Ability to ride while carrying more than 50lbs of equipment
- Occasional prolonged and irregular hours, working November through April 6 – 7 days a week
- Frequent standing, stooping, bending, kneeling, pushing and pulling
- The DEV Coach must be able to demonstrate basic race and freestyle technique, including backside and frontside 360’s, backside and frontside boardslides on low-consequence features (NSAA S/M Freestyle Terrain)
- Occasional lifting up to 10-30 pounds of supplies
- Must be able to travel to all campus locations and to appropriate training and meetings
- Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
Compensation and Benefits
This is a full-time, seasonal exempt position beginning around the beginning to mid November. Benefits include Sunday River seasons pass, use of the fitness center, including indoor tennis and skate park. Gould provides meals at our campus dining facility. Compensation is commensurate with experience.
Qualified candidates apply for this position by creating an applicant profile online and apply for this role. You will be asked to answer a few questions, upload your resume and a cover letter. Please share with us, Why Gould?
To learn more about Gould Academy and other career opportunities, please visit us at: www.gouldacademy.org/careers. If you prefer to apply by mail please contact Deborah Menezes at 207-824-7797.
Equal Employment Opportunities
Gould Academy does not discriminate on the basis of national origin, race, creed, color, gender, disability, or sexual orientation in the administration of its educational policies, admission, financial aid, loans, hiring process, and other school programs.