SNSA JOB OPENINGS

Nordic Kids Program Coordinator

 

Spokane Nordic Ski Association (SNSA), an independent 501c(3) non-profit organization, is seeking a qualified individual to lead and coordinate our youth cross-country ski lesson program ‘Nordic Kids.’  This is a contract position that supports development of skills related to Nordic skiing and promotes healthy outdoor winter activities.  The Nordic Kids program brings families into the SNSA community and helps to ensure future generations of skiers are being developed.  We are seeking someone who is passionate about the outdoor community, can organize and wants to promote safe, healthy outdoor activities for children ages 5-12 in the Spokane region.  The Nordic Kids program runs every Saturday in January and February on the Mt. Spokane State Park Nordic ski trails and typically serves between 100-140 athletes.

Responsibilities of the contractor are as follows:

  • Support SNSA in delivering the highest quality experience possible for youth and parents interested in cross country skiing.

  • Promote a fun and inclusive learning environment.

  • Ensure program compliance with ‘safe sport’ standards.

  • Maintain and improve customer satisfaction.

  • Recruit and coordinate volunteer coaches (typically parents whose children participate in the program)

    • Identify primary and back-up coaches.

  • Coordinate training for Nordic Kids coaches

    • Note:  The Nordic Kids coordinator doesn’t have to be an expert skier.  Our ideal candidate will have experience skiing, but SNSA can support the Nordic Kids coordinator by identifying experienced skiers to train Nordic Kids coaches.

  • Work with SNSA marketing team to set-up website registration

  • Build, track and communicate class rosters to parents.

  • Answer parent emails/questions that are submitted to SNSA regarding Nordic Kids

  • Work with SNSA marketing team to develop of a Nordic Kids marketing plan.

  • Work with SNSA marketing team to execute a Nordic Kids marketing plan.

  • Work with SNSA board liaison to establish a vision for the future of NK kids and develop a roadmap for how the program can evolve over time to meet the needs of our customers.

  • Build year-to-year continuity for the program.

  • Work with SNSA program coaches (Race Team) to identify athletes with interest in progressing skills.

  • Encourage skier development and advancement onto SNSA supported ski team.

  • Onsite/On-mountain: Coordinate ‘day-of’ activities and volunteers

    • Coordinate skier, parent and coach welcome and daily check-in

    • Support parents and coaches by answering questions

    • Coordinate daily ‘check out’ process

    • Set-up and tear-down hot chocolate and snack station in lodge

    • Monitor weather and communicate if classes are canceled.

Time and Compensation

Estimated time requirements to successfully coordinate the program are approximately 4-10 hours per week over the course of 6 months (September through February).  SNSA will pay the successful contractor monthly at the billed rate $20.00 per hour, not to exceed $5,000.00 in the program year.  Additionally, since the program requires the successful contractor to be onsite on Mt. Spokane 1 day per week in January and February, we will pay for the required parking permit ($85 dollar value). The successful contractor must pass all required background and safety checks.

Contact
 

To apply or learn more about Spokane Nordic, please email info@spokanenordic.org.