Employment

Nordic Program Director Job Announcement

The Bend Endurance Academy has an immediate opening for the Nordic Program Director position located in beautiful Bend, Oregon. This position is primarily responsible for coordinating and supervising all aspects of our growing Nordic Program and supports the general operations of the organization.

The Bend Endurance Academy is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to promote healthy living through active, outdoor experiences. We emphasize teamwork, personal growth and community responsibility. The Academy currently features development programs for youth and juniors in Rock Climbing, Cycling and youth, juniors and adults in Nordic Skiing. Since 2009, we have been teaching kids core values that will serve them throughout their lives including perseverance, resilience, confidence, and respect for the environment. We teach kids the joys of endurance sports.

The Bend Endurance Academy Nordic Program is a member club of the United States Ski Association (USSA) and a member of the Pacific Northwest Ski Association (PNSA). We are one of the largest clubs in the region. While we cater to myriad ages and abilities, all programs are centered on exploration, self-discovery and social interaction. From introductory skill development to competition based training, the Nordic team strives to instill a love of being active.

We offer the following Nordic programs:

  • Mini Nordies: Ages 4-6
  • Youth Program: Ages 7-11
  • Development Program: Ages 11-14
  • Competition Program: Ages 14+
  • Masters Programs: Adults
  • Trips and Camps
  • School Partnership Programs: REALMS, Montessori Center, Cascades Academy

Position Summary:

The primary duties of this position include designing and implementing a structure that fits the needs of the Nordic community, delivering a product true to mission, and supporting staff to provide a safe and fun environment for learning. The Nordic Director will manage and develop a staff of Head Coaches for our Competition, Development and Youth Nordic programs and help oversee their management of assistant coaches.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement all aspects of youth Nordic programs for beginner, intermediate, and competition level athletes.
  • Provide opportunities to engage Bend Endurance Academy athletes in community events to promote personal growth and instill a sense of responsibility to the community.
  • Provide input in planning and business development for the organization.
  • Assist in the development of organizational goals and objectives consistent with the mission
    and vision of the organization.
  • The Bend Endurance Academy Nordic Program is a member club of the United States Ski Association (USSA) and a member of the Pacific Northwest Ski Association (PNSA). We are one of the largest clubs in the region. While we cater to myriad ages and abilities, all programs are centered on exploration, self-discovery and social interaction. From introductory skill development to competition based training, the Nordic team strives to instill a love of being active.
  • Develop and monitor annual budget, ensuring targets are consistently met.
  • Work with Academy staff to develop and implement fundraising strategies and events to support the Nordic Program and the organization.
  • Design and implement developmentally appropriate training programs and competition strategies.
  • Organize and conduct races, events, trips, and travel to camps and competitions.
  • Hire and supervise paid and volunteer coaches.
  • Train and support paid and volunteer coaches.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor degree in related field
  • Extensive technical knowledge and passion for Nordic skiing and XC racing
  • 3-5 years of experience in program management, Nordic coaching, supervising employees
  • Proven ability to positively inspire athletes of all ages and skill levels
  • Ability to work as part of a team and be productive when unsupervised
  • Proven organizational, communication, computer and writing skills
  • Clean motor vehicle record
  • Completion of background screening
  • Ability to travel

Compensation:

  • $40,000 – $43,000 annually.
  • This position is full time, year-round, salaried, and exempt from overtime.

Download the full Nordic Director Job Description PDF and view this Job Announcement as a PDF.

To Apply:

For confidential consideration, submit a resume and cover letter to Sandy Visnack, Executive Director, at Sandy@bendenduranceacademy.org.

Cycling Program Youth & After School Coordinator

Job Description for Youth Coordinator (YC)

Youth & After School programs are the bedrock upon which all higher level programs are built. By creating meaningful relationships with our younger athletes, their families, the schools and the broader community, the YC is crucial to BEA’s success. The ideal candidate will have a passion for outdoors activities (like Cycling, Nordic Skiing or Rock Climbing), and will have the personality, skills and aptitude to ensure the quality of these foundational programs while teaching the youth the joys of endurance sports.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Assist the Cycling Director with Youth Coach Training and Recruiting
  • Schedule Youth Coaches for their practices
  • Be main contact of communication for all Youth & After School Riders and Families
  • Ensure the quality of programming continues to improve
  • Create a safe, inviting, fun, professional atmosphere for all participants and Coaches
  • Train and support the Youth staff so they are always informed, prepared and enthusiastic about their work
  • Create, monitor and adjust After School & Summer Youth logistics around transportation, pick up / drop off and riding locations
  • Must have some weekends available to assist with BEA events such as Bend Bike Swap, Bend Bicycle Film Festival, Chainbreaker Races, Bike Rodeos, etc. as required
  • Assist Cycling Director with Clinics, Camps and Trips whenever appropriate
  • Ensure program information is correct, complete, and published / distributed in a timely fashion online, via emails and in other forms as needed
  • Gather feedback from Coaches, Parents, Riders and elsewhere to assist the Cycling Director with both growing the programs and ensuring quality

Employee Skillset & Experience:

  • Must be capable of riding a mountain bike on the local trails
  • Must pass background check, be able to drive BEA vehicles and complete all other BEA training (First Aid, Concussion, etc.)
  • Must be excellent working with children
  • Must be comfortable managing a group of Coaches
  • Must always represent the mission and vision of BEA to the public, our families and co-workers
  • Previous experience working events, leading peers or leading youth
  • Knowledge of local trail system
  • Ability to teach basic mountain biking skills

Details

  • Salaried full-time.
  • Begins mid-April, goes until August 31
  • $1,850 per month

TO APPLY: Email an introduction and resume of relatable work and life experiences to Cycling Director, Bill Warburton, bill@bendenduranceacademy.org.

Deadline is Friday, April 7, 2017

You will be contacted by April 12th if you have been selected for further consideration.

We are always on the lookout for mentors and ride leaders who can help with our young cyclists. If you have a passion for cycling and a desire to be a positive influence on our team then get in touch!

  • After School Coaches – May, June, September and October. Afternoons Monday – Friday. Sessions run 3 – 4 hours and we often need Drivers. No previous Coaching experience is necessary; we provide the training.
  • Summer Youth Coaches – June through August, Monday – Friday mornings. 3.5 hours per day. No previous Coaching experience is necessary; we provide the training.
  • Girls Team Coaches – We try to balance our coaching staff across all programs with men and women, but for the Girls Groups we specifically pair up junior women with adult women coaches.
  • Devo Team Coaches – these spots are usually filled by returning Coaches who have experience Coaching. Must be capable of teaching more advanced skills while always having fun.
  • Competition Coaches – These riders are coached by the upper level staff with the most experience and we often have Guest Riders plug in to keep it fresh.
  • Guest Coaches – Can’t commit to working a program? Talk to Bill about coming as a guest.
  • Intern Coaches – For older teens who want to work with younger riders.
  • Volunteering – Most of our coaches are paid, but some people donate their time, which helps keep program costs low for our riders. Beyond coaching, we have many events where we need parents, athletes and coaches to volunteer.