Cycling Program Director

The Bend Endurance Academy has an immediate opening for the Cycling Program Director position located in beautiful Bend, Oregon. This position is primarily responsible for coordinating and supervising all aspects of our growing Cycling 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 ClimbingCycling and 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.  Bend Endurance Academy Cycling Program is a member club of the USA Cycling and a member of the Oregon Bicycle Racing Association (OBRA). We are the largest and most experienced 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 Cycling program strives to instill a love of being active.   

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

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement all aspects of youth Cycling 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.
  • 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 Cycling 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.


  • Bachelor degree in related field.
  • Extensive technical knowledge and passion for Cycling (Cross Country and Enduro Mountain Biking, Cyclocross, and other disciplines).
  • 3-5 years of experience in program management, Cycling 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:  Compensation range is $35,000-43,000 depending on qualifications, with potential for growth. The position is expected to begin in January 2020 on a part-time basis and grow to full-time by March 2020. 

For confidential consideration, submit a resume and cover letter to employment@bendenduranceacademy.org.  No phone calls please.

Nordic Skiing Program Employment

Nordic Ski Coaches – Afterschool Programs

Mentor and coach participants in afterschool Nordic ski programs in an enthusiastic and effective manner.   Help participants set and achieve goals in skiing technique and inspire life-long enjoyment in sport.

Essential Duties:

  • Conduct and supervise Nordic skiing activities for participants as scheduled by the Nordic Program Coordinator.
  • Ensure high standards for safety in all aspects of Nordic programming including on-snow activities and during pick up, drop off, and travel.
  • Assure that all equipment is properly maintained and stored.
  • Provide positive feedback on a daily basis to participants and submit written program-end evaluations on each participant.
  • Communicate needs effectively to coaching staff and to Nordic Program Coordinator.
  • Participate in coaches meetings, briefings, and other professional functions as directed by the Nordic Program Coordinator.
  • Maintain a safe environment and provide a fun and motivating atmosphere while adhering to BEA policies and procedures.
  • Represent BEA in a positive way in community while on and off duty.

Travel Requirements: 

  • Local travel required to and from trails and trailheads.

Education and Experience:

  • High school graduate or GED is required.  Will also consider High School aged coaches with Nordic Skiing experience.
  • Knowledge of and experience in Classic Nordic skiing.   
  • Must have an understanding developmental needs of children.
  • Good physical condition.
  • High level of energy and good communication skill.
  • Ability and enthusiasm to work outside in varying weather conditions.

Other Requirements

  • Travel as needed.
  • Ensure all equipment and transportation is properly cared for and maintained.
  • Driver’s license with clear record.
  • Pass background screening.
  • Possess current and valid First Aid, CPR and SafeSport certification.
  • Complete concussion training.
  • Other duties as requested and required.


Compensation $14-$16 per hour, depending on qualifications.  Expected start date is in January 2020. More Information: For more information, email  employment@bendenduranceacademy.org.

Climbing Program Employment

Climbing Employment

Climbing Coach


  • January 30, – May 22, 2020
  • On the job training
  • Part time: 6 – 12 hrs per/week
  • Afternoon Schedule: 2:30pm – 6:30pm
  • Pay D.O.E

Job Description for Climbing Coach

The Bend Endurance Academy Climbing Programs strive to be at the forefront of climbing focused youth programming. Our programs are designed to inspire and fuel the next generation of climbers and focus on turning out well-rounded climbers who respect the climbing community and the sport. By creating meaningful relationships with our athletes, their families, our climbing coaches are crucial to the Academy’s success. The ideal candidate will have a passion for rock climbing and will have the personality, skills, and aptitude to ensure the quality and safety of the programs and it’s participants.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Coaching youth climbers ranging from 8 -18 years of age from beginner to advanced
  • Maintaining group and participant safety during practice sessions
  • Planning and implementing age appropriate climbing/training sessions for a variety of ages and abilities following the Climbing Directors guidance
  • Maintaining a healthy working relationship with our host facility (Bend Rock Gym).
  • Coaching team on scheduled days, each week as part of a small coaching team
  • Working with Climbing Director and other coaches to maintain a healthy and welcoming environment.
  • Maintaining a positive energy and ensuring that participants are engaged, motivated and improving on a physical-technical-mental-tactical-social level
  • Keeping the Climbing Director informed about participant’s progress and any ongoing issues or challenges

Required Skillset & Experience:

  • Must pass a background check, be able to drive our vehicles and complete all other required training (First Aid, Concussion, SafeSport, etc.)
  • Must be excellent working with children
  • Must possess an in-depth knowledge of all aspects of rock climbing

Desired Skillset & Experience

  • Previous experience coaching youth climbing or other movement-based sports
  • Previous experience transporting children in 15 passenger vans
  • Familiarity with competition climbing
  • Previous route setting experience
  • Previous commercial guiding experience

To apply: email a copy of your resume and introductory letter to our Climbing Director, Mike Rougeux, mike@bendenduranceacademy.org. Contact Mike Rougeux for more information, 541.419.5071

More Cycling Program Employment!

Cycling Employment

We are always looking for great people who want to share their passion for the outdoors with young people.

JOB: Cycling Program Coaches

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? Contact us 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.



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