Club Team Job Postings

NENSA Member Club/Team Job Openings: 

CSU– Assistant Coach to CSU Juniors

Program Overview

CSU Juniors Nordic Ski Team is a youth athletic organization that serves high school aged athletes who have a passion for cross-country ski racing and can commit to year-round training. Located in the Boston metropolitan area in eastern Massachusetts, the team has roughly 40 skiers of a range of athletic abilities. Some are vying to make their high school varsity teams and some can win medals on national podiums. CSU Jr skiers have gone on to ski for USCSA Division III schools, NCAA Division I schools, the US Ski Team, and a lifetime of recreational skiing. This program is a fundamental stepping stone for those later successes.

CSU offers year-round, structured training:  six days a week of coached practices, several week-long training camps during school vacations, and several long-weekend training camps. Up to this point, the club has been 100% volunteer-driven, including the coaching. The athletes attend public or private school in the area and race for their school teams where applicable. During the winter, the CSU Junior team attends the four weekends of Eastern Cup races, Senior Nationals, any regional Supertours, the Massachusetts State Qualifier race, and national or regional championship races as applicable (Junior Nationals, U16 Championships, and Eastern High School Championships).

CSU Juniors is the youth skiing division of a larger non-profit sports organization, Cambridge Sports Union, which is incorporated in Cambridge, MA.  The CSU Juniors Advisory Board sets policies and oversees the general direction of this skiing section of the club.

Position:                      Assistant Coach to CSU Juniors

Employer:                    Cambridge Sports Union

Reports to:                   Alex Jospe, head coach CSU Juniors

Employee period:        May 2019 – Mid-March 2020, weeknights, weekends, and several week-long

training camps

Compensation:                        DOE

Benefits:                      Continuing education and US Ski and Snowboard Licensing

Access to the vast professional network of CSU parents and alumni

Season’s ski pass to Leo J. Martin Ski Track

Travel and expenses for all coach-related duties

Job Description

CSU Juniors is hiring an assistant coach, to work under head coach. The assistant coach will also work with qualified volunteer and parent coaches. Because of the large size of this team, the coach will rarely be working alone.

This is a part-time position, salary depends on experience. All travel expenses for coaching-related duties are covered.

Job duties include:

  • – Presence at weekly practices
    • – Coaching 4-6 weekly practices, generally from 5-7pm during the week
    • – Working enthusiastically with beginner skiers as well as the fastest skiers
    • – Facilitating practice scheduling with head coach and volunteer coaches
    • – Moderate amount of traveling on non-race weekends
  • – Training planning
    • – Oversee at least five athletes’ training logs
    • – Work with head coach to refine and adjust training plans
  • – Attendance at all three week-long CSU training camps:
    • – CSU Summer Camp, Winchendon MA (July 7-13)
    • – Mont Sainte Anne Training Week, Beaupre, Quebec (December 25-31)
    • – Bretton Woods February Vacation week, Bretton Woods NH (February 15-21)
  • – Race support, working with CSU head coach and qualified volunteer coaches
    • – Senior Nationals (first week of January, Houghton MI)
    • – U16 Championships (3 days, Chittendon VT)
    • – Eastern High School Championships (3 days, Gore NY)
    • – Apply to coach with New England on the Junior National team
  • – Continuing Education:
    • – NENSA L100 training
    • – Other conferences as applicable


  • – NENSA L100 license (to be acquired within 9 months of start date)
    • – Includes First Aid training and Safesport certification
  • – NENSA L200 license (to be acquired within 12 months of start date)
  • – Previous and recent high-level race experience
  • – Strong rapport with high school-aged athletes
  • – Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
  • – Effective written and spoken communication
  • – Completion of a background screening

To Apply

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to Alex Jospe: [email protected] by April 28th, 2019. Starting date can be flexible, early May is preferred.

Casper Mountain Outdoor Center – Nordic Coach

Casper Mountain Biathlon and Nordic Club is seeking a dedicated Nordic Coach to lead the U8-U20 junior Nordic competition program. We are looking for a dynamic individual to motivate, educate, and provide direction to athletes/members of the CMBC Biathlon and Nordic Program.

Job Qualifications

Applicant must have practical knowledge of current cross-country techniques and training methods. Must have proficiency with wax selection and application, an aptitude for equipment repair and selection, working knowledge of video equipment, and some basic computer skills. Good communication skills a must. Current USSA coaching license, biathlon experience a plus but not required.

Primary responsibilities

• Contribute to a positive and motivating environment to foster a lifelong love for the sport of Nordic skiing.

  • Work to support the vision, mission and philosophy of CMBC
  • Instruct athletes training in Year Round and Winter U8-U20 competition


  • Help design schedules and training programs
  • Assist Director with organization and execution of CMBC races
  • Support staff and racers at local races
  • Attend various staff/program meetings
  • Conduct team meetings, communicate via text, phone and email to athletes

and parents regarding training plans/schedules

  • Conduct Athlete Performance testing
  • Help develop program information and promotional materials
  • Assist Admin by updating website calendar and social media with program

related schedules and information.
• Drive team van for daily practice and race/camp travel

Secondary responsibilities

• Assist with CMBC fundraising and outreach events
• Assist with Masters and Development programs during Summer and Fall

(training center operations and maintenance work may be used to fill in hour

shortages in Nordic program duties during the summer and fall.)

• Help to maintain the integrity of the CMBC Nordic/Biathlon as well as other programs and activities of CMBC.

Minimum Qualifications

• 3 or more years of coaching experience preferred

  • Biathlon experience a plus
  • Driver’s license – clean record
  • CPR/First Aid

• Minimum Level 1 US Ski and Snowboard Cross Country Certification Position: Part Time 20-25 hours per week. June – Nov

25-30 hours per week. Dec. – April Wage negotiable based on experience