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Ford Sayre Seeks Full-Time XC Ski Head Coach (posted 12/19/2018)

Ford Sayre, a growing ski club that supports nearly 300 Nordic skiers in the Upper Valley of New Hampshire and Vermont, is seeking a full-time head coach to provide leadership and coaching continuity across the club’s cross-country skiing programs (Youth, Juniors, Masters).  The head coach will have primary coaching responsibility for the club’s high school (U16/U18/U20) age group.

Ford Sayre Memorial Ski Council is a 501(c3) established in 1950 to promote the sport of skiing in the Upper Valley.  The Nordic Club has historically been run by a dedicated group of part-time coaches and volunteers.  This new full-time position, reporting to the Ford Sayre Nordic Committee, creates an opportunity for the right individual to engage and leverage this group while establishing a unified, consistent coaching approach across the club’s offerings.  Ford Sayre Nordic primarily skis at Oak Hill in Hanover, NH, the ski venue of Dartmouth College.  The club includes members from a number of area towns and schools.

The main areas of responsibility include:


Lead a team to oversee the delivery of quality coaching to each of Ford Sayre’s program offerings and to develop new and/or expanded offerings.  Currently the program has three main components: Youth (Kindergarten through 8th grade; approximately 225 skiers and 55 volunteer coaches), JNT (Competitive High School Program; 14-20 skiers and 3-5 coaches), and Masters (50 registered skiers).

  • Assume direct coaching responsibility of the JNT program
  • Develop annual, period-based training plans for use by athletes and run training sessions throughout the year
  • Demonstrate a strong knowledge of the physiological, technical, emotional and mental demands of Nordic skiing and the ability to incorporate this knowledge into individualized training planning, execution and assessment
  • Run at least one summer and one fall training camp for club and out-of-town athletes
  • Coordinate the plans and provisions for the team’s requirements for out-of-town competitions including transportation, accommodation, wax and equipment, and race entries


  • Train and recruit coaches to ensure that the club has sufficient high-quality coaching resources for each of its programs
  • Work closely with Ford Sayre volunteers and two Ford Sayre employees (administrative and IT staff) to administer day-to-day operations of the club
  • Plan and implement several dryland and on-snow coaching clinics
  • Coordinate coaching plans with lead coaches of Youth and Masters programs to ensure Ford Sayre is providing a consistent experience across the spectrum of its programs
  • During the offseason, develop an annual plan for each of the programs in collaboration with lead coaches and supported by members of the Ford Sayre Nordic Committee.  This plan will include the development of a draft budget


  • Keep the club’s various constituencies informed with regular verbal and written communications.  Constituencies include athletes, coaches, the Ford Sayre Nordic Committee, non-coach volunteers, parents, and the local ski community
  • In all communications within and outside the club, represent the club in a positive and professional manner

Implementing Vision & Strategic Direction

The full-time coach will collaborate with the Ford Sayre Nordic Committee to set the strategic direction of the overall program and implement programming in accordance with Ford Sayre Nordic’s Guiding Principles.

Skills & Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability to create a positive, athlete-centered, team experience working with a dynamic group of part-time coaches, volunteers, Nordic Committee members, and community members
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to lead and motivate athletes, coaches, and volunteers
  • Exceptional planning, organizational, and communication skills
  • USSS (or equivalent) coaching certification
  • Extensive knowledge and passion for Nordic skiing and ski racing
  • High level of ski waxing knowledge and proficiency

This is a full-time exempt, salaried position. Compensation range of $35,000-$45,000 annually based on experience with room for growth, with contribution toward healthcare benefits.

For more information please contact [email protected].org.

Craftsbury Outdoor Center, Craftsbury Common, VT  (posted 10/19/18)

Ski Instructor/Shop Employee
The Craftsbury Outdoor Center is seeking an experienced instructor/shop employee to work in the Nordic Center for the 2018-2019 winter season. The position, which starts in mid-November and runs through the end of March, is scheduled for 30-40 hours per week and requires availability on weekends.
Qualified candidates must:
– have teaching experience in both skate and classic techniques
– be capable of successfully instructing intermediate to advanced Nordic skiers
– work well as a team member in a fast-paced shop that caters to diverse needs
– be highly familiar with current Nordic equipment and its maintenance
– have great customer service skills
– have excellent communication skills
– be able to maintain good cheer in all weather conditions

The ideal candidate will also:
– have experience Nordic ski racing
– have a love for Nordic skiing and an eagerness to share it
– possess a desire to be a life-long student of the sport

This job presents a wonderful opportunity for an experienced skier/instructor who loves the outdoors and wants to join a supportive staff and community New England’s premier Nordic Center.

Pay commensurate with experience. All Outdoor Center employees receive a meal with each shift and free access to the trails and gym. Applicants should email a resume and short letter of interest to [email protected] as soon as possible.

Head Coach Job – Newton North High School Cross Country, Newton MA (posted  on 10/18/18)

About 40 skiers, from novice to experienced. High levels of enthusiasm.
Must coach 4 sessions per week.
Only required time slot is race day – 3pm on six Wednesdays.
Other sessions have traditionally been after school, but can be anytime.
Begins after Thanksgiving, ends in late February after state meet, with Christmas and President’s Week breaks.
Pay is approximately $5000 for the season.
Assistant coach position has also been funded.

Please contact:
Tom Giusti, Athletic Director
[email protected]


Employment Type: Contractor

Why Work Here?
Flexible hours, work from home, mission-driven work, help children, build community by promoting outdoor sports.

The Grant Writer / Fundraiser is primarily responsible for developing and writing grant proposals to foundations and other grant-making organizations, and will persuasively communicate our mission and programs to potential funders.  Reporting to the non-profit President and Vice President, the Grant Writer/Fundraiser will assemble and submit grant requests, establish and maintain personal contact and relationships with foundation contacts, conduct prospect research, and maintain a calendar of submissions and other deadlines.

Responsibilities include: • Developing and writing grant proposals to foundations and other grant-making organizations, persuasively communicating the organization’s mission and programs to potential funders;  •Assembling and submitting grant requests, including letters, proposals, budgets, and presentations; • Establishing and maintaining personal contact and relationships with foundation contacts and program officers; • Ensuring prompt acknowledgement of foundation gifts; • Maintaining calendar to ensure timely submission of letters of inquiry, proposal deadlines, and reports; • Conducting prospect research; • Prioritizing projects to keep multiple projects moving in a timely manner, meet deadlines and manage supplemental material required for proposals’ • Providing writing support for major donor and individual contribution letters and acknowledgements.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will be able to craft funding proposals in a clear and compelling manner. Excellent writing, analytical, and research skills are essential. Candidates must be self-motivated, detail oriented, and highly-organized, and have experience using online databases and other sources to locate biographical, financial, and philanthropic information. A high level of computer literacy required, including familiarity Microsoft Office 365, Foundation Center databases. Candidates must be self-motivated, possess an ability to seek and synthesize information and communicate in a compelling and succinct form. A solid understanding of budgets as they relate to proposals and grants, a Bachelor’s degree, and at least 2 years of relevant experience are required.

Compensation will be based on results. You will earn 20% percent of successful grants.

Compensation: Up to $100,000 Annually. You will earn 20% of every dollar raised.

About Agamenticus Ski Club: Agamenticus Ski Club was founded in 2011 and is an IRS Non-Profit 501(c) (3) tax exempt organization and a Maine domestic non-profit corporation organized under Title 13-B: Maine Non-Profit Corporations Act of the Maine Statutes.

Agamenticus Ski Club is a community-based ski club committed to meeting the needs of a wide range of skiers – including youths, juniors, seniors and masters.  Our mission is to support and build a strong community through educational programs to promote health, fitness and fun through skiing.

The goal of Agamenticus Ski Club is to develop a broad range of programs, events and training opportunities to support recreational skiers and racers throughout the Greater York Region.


Send cover letter, resume and letter of references to: [email protected]com

Agamenticus Ski Club
P.O. Box 592
York, Maine 03909