Club Alpine Skiing Coach

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Work type: Staff Part-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Recreation / Kennedy Mountain Campus
Division: Recreation and Wellness

Position Overview

The University of Denver is seeking a dedicated and experienced Club Alpine Ski Team Coach to lead and develop our alpine ski team. The ideal candidate will have 2-4 years of coaching experience in alpine skiing and possess strong leadership and organizational skills. The coach is required to attend all off-campus practices, trainings, and competitions and must be available throughout the academic year, especially during the winter session.

This is a part-time, non-benefited position not to exceed 1,000 hours in a calendar year.

Essential Functions 

  • Plan, organize, and conduct off-campus practice sessions to enhance athletes' skills, techniques, and overall team performance in alpine skiing.
  • Develop and implement effective training programs and competition strategies.
  • Provide mentorship and guidance to student-athletes, supporting their academic and athletic development.
  • Foster a positive and inclusive team environment that promotes sportsmanship, teamwork, and personal growth.
  • Manage competition-day operations, including athlete preparation, in-race adjustments, and post-race analysis.
  • Accompany the team to all training sessions, practices, and competitions.
  • Ensure the safety and well-being of all team members during practices, training sessions, competitions, and travel.
  • Communicate regularly with club officers and the Student Program Manager regarding team activities, schedules, and administrative matters.
  • Maintain compliance with University policies and guidelines related to club sports.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 

  • Strong knowledge of alpine skiing techniques, training methodologies, and competition rules
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work evenings, weekends, and travel for off-campus practices, trainings, and competitions
  • Commitment to fostering a positive and inclusive team culture

Required Qualifications

  • 2-4 years of coaching experience in alpine skiing, preferably at the club or collegiate level
  • Availability throughout the academic year, particularly during the winter session
  • PSIA and AASI Level 1, 2, or 3 certifications

Preferred Qualifications

  • CPR certification

Work Schedule

Part-time, weekday evenings, weekends, travel for off-campus practices/trainings and competitions.

Application Deadline

For consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) August 26, 2024.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Hourly Range

The hourly range for the position is $20.00-$30.00.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.


The University of Denver offers some benefits for non-benefited employees. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Resume
  2. PSIA and AASI Level 1, 2, or 3 certifications
  3. CPR certification (optional)

The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, religion, creed, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, military enlistment, or veteran status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the University's educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; the Americans with Disabilities Act; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; Equal Pay Act; Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act; the Colorado Protecting Opportunities and Workers' Rights ("POWR") Act; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For more information, please see the University of Denver's Non‑Discrimination‑Statement.

All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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