This seasonal, part-time position is responsible for leading the Thayer Academy Alpine Ski program. This includes promoting a culture and practice of excellence and sportsmanship consistent with the philosophy and policies of Thayer Academy and the program’s long history of achievement. The head coach is responsible for all aspects of the program including student recruitment, managing practices and meets/championships, supervising assistant coaches, communicating with families and the Thayer Athletic Department, and supporting student-athletes in the college recruitment process.
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities
Partner with Admissions in support of student-athlete recruitment and retention; assist student-athletes and their families with the college recruitment process
Supervise, develop, and execute effective practices, prepare athletes for competition, and support meaningful skills building and growth among all players
Instruct players on the rules and fundamentals of high school giant slalom and slalom competition
Maintain athletic rosters and manage attendance
Attend all Thayer Academy Seasonal Coaches’ Meetings, ISL and NEPSAC Meetings as designated by sport
Provide timely meet reports immediately following a contest
Travel with the team on school-provided transportation
Follow all safety practices and Thayer Academy policies as outlined in the Student Handbook and Coaches’ Handbook, including the policies against hazing and bullying
Support a program culture of respect, inclusion, belonging, and exceptional sportsmanship
Other duties as assigned
Substantial coaching and/or giant slalom and slalom competitive experience
Detailed understanding of the rules of giant slalom and slalom high school competition
History and practice of exemplary sportsmanship and role modeling appropriate behavior with student-athletes
Excellent interpersonal, leadership, and communication skills including a cooperative, professional, and collaborative work ethic
Commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging
Occasional lifting and moving equipment, bending, and climbing hills.
Frequent talking, listening, walking, sitting, standing, and skiing
Ability to perform multiple concurrent tasks and function in a fast-paced working
The Athletics department is a busy work environment in which there is a significant amount of personal interaction
The Coach must be flexible, enthusiastic, hard-working, and responsible
Blue Hills Ski Area and Nashoba Valley are cold environments. Must be able to work in a cold environment and be able to ski
Must have a valid driver’s license
Thayer Academy is a non-smoking campus
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Equal Opportunity Act: Thayer Academy is an equal opportunity employer. The Academy complies with and adheres to all state and federal anti-discrimination laws with respect to its employment practices. Thayer Academy does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin or ancestry, age, or disability, or any other category protected under state or federal law. This policy extends to recruiting, hiring, compensation, benefits, assignment, working conditions, promotions, transfers, termination, re-employment, education, tuition assistance, employee treatment, and all other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment. All employment-related decisions are made on a nondiscriminatory basis so as to further the principle of equal employment opportunity.
Americans with Disabilities Act: Thayer Academy complies with all aspects of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and state disability laws. This means that we will not discriminate against qualified individuals with a disability in any phase of the employment relationship including application for employment, hiring, promotions and/or advancement opportunities, termination, compensation, training and any other conditions or privileges of employment.
About Thayer Academy Thayer Academy's mission is “to inspire a diverse community of students to moral, intellectual, aesthetic, and physical excellence so that each may rise to honorable achievement and contribute to the common good.” In its hiring practices, Thayer Academy seeks candidates who come from a broad range of backgrounds and can contribute to a diverse community, who love working with young people, who thrive when engaged in multiple arenas of school life, and who welcome professional growth. Located next to Braintree's historic district and just up the hill from the MBTA’s final Red Line stop is the historic 34-acre campus of Thayer Academy. Since 1877, our coeducational day school for grades 5-12 has been a dynamic learning environment in which each student is affirmed, supported, and challenged to grow and meaningfully achieve as young scholars, athletes, artists and leaders. Thayer continues to be a place where tradition and innovation meet, and where students form lifelong relationships with one another and with inspiring teachers who care deeply about their students' personal growth and academic success. Thayer is rooted in the intentionally holistic education of ...our students, who are viewed as whole individuals with affinities and talents in many areas. Unique to Thayer, because of deliberately coordinated scheduling, it is possible to be both a varsity athlete and sing on stage in the school musical--students here are not forced to choose one path or another. There is a supportive and collaborative camaraderie that pervades our halls and campus--one where students view their classmates as partners, encouraging one another to discover their hidden talents and develop them into lifelong strengths. When you work at Thayer Academy, you join a warm community of students, parents, and colleagues who value not only academic achievement but also a supportive environment in which continual growth and learning is encouraged and supportive through a robust array of professional development opportunities
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