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Eastern Region Alpine Development Director

Position Summary:

  • The Eastern Region Alpine Development Director will lead the implementation of broad-based alpine programs within the Eastern Region, including the scheduling, facilitation, evaluation and growth of National and FIS scored and non-scored racing, club development and education, coach education, SkillsQuest events and education.
  • The Director will oversee and direct the implementation and operation of the Eastern Region competition system (competition calendars at all levels of National and FIS competition within the region)
  • The Director is responsible for direct communication with the U.S. Ski & Snowboard clubs within the Eastern Region, providing leadership, information, education, and an avenue for coordination and feedback.
  • The Director is responsible for providing leadership to the Eastern Alpine Program Manager, the Eastern Region Coach, the Eastern Region Youth Coach, and other staff as assigned.

Attributes:

  • Passion for the vision of U.S. Ski & Snowboard
  • Commitment to U.S. Ski & Snowboard’s mission, values, and goals
  • Experience in running alpine competitions 
  • National-level experience in alpine racing as competitor, coach, administrator or official
  • Proven leadership, management, and administration skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment, and with diverse stakeholders
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Proven organizational and project detail skills 
  • Computer skills in email, word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation applications
  • Ability to travel

 

Responsible to:

  • Eastern Region competition system: Work with Eastern Alpine Competition Committee (EACC), Eastern Development Committee (EDC), and Eastern Children’s Committee (ECC) to develop and implement annual short- and long-term competition calendars. Calendars should maximize the competitive opportunities at multiple levels for athletes throughout the region, within the context of the National Development System.
  • Eastern Region management: Direct the Eastern Region Alpine Program Manager in the operation of the competition system (qualifications, confirmations, entry lists, race files, etc.).
  • Athletic development: Work with the Eastern Region staff and EDC to design and implement high level regional projects for developing athletes.  Collaborate with U.S. Ski & Snowboard regional colleagues to design and implement cross-regional training opportunities.
  • Club development and education: Work directly with the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Sport Education Director and Club Development Manager to assist with the education and certification of clubs in the Eastern Region. Provide timely and relevant information to clubs regarding U.S. Ski & Snowboard programming, direction, and coordination of activities supporting clubs, also providing an avenue for feedback.
  • Coach education: Work directly with the Sport Education Director to assist with the education and certification of coaches in the Eastern Region. Facilitate broad-based coaches’ education (including certification, continuing education, and general education) opportunities throughout the Region.
  • SkillsQuest: Work with regional, divisional, and club leaders to develop, schedule and facilitate the execution of SkillsQuest programming within the Eastern Region. Execution of the program should be broad-based and incorporate as many U.S. Ski & Snowboard athletes as practical. 
  • Governance: Provide leadership to the EACC, EDC, and ECC, facilitating their work to advise on the implementation of U.S. Ski & Snowboard programs throughout the Eastern region.
  • Planning: Contribute to the short- and long-term planning of the U.S. Ski & Snowboard alpine program by participating in the relevant planning processes, providing evaluation, goal-setting, and feedback for key opportunities to further U.S. Ski & Snowboard’s vision

 Staff supervision:

Oversee Eastern Region Alpine Program Manager, Eastern Region Coach and Eastern Region Youth Coach. Responsible for the organization, direction, evaluation and performance reporting on staff. 

 

Reports To:

Alpine Development Director

APPLICATION PROCESS: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply by completing the U.S. Ski & Snowboard employment application (refer to the References Section on the right), attaching a cover letter and/or résumé and submitting via the online employment application.

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