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Spokane Nordic Seeks Nordic Kids Coordinator
2023-2024 Ski Season 

Lessons 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 the development of skills related to Nordic Skiing and promotes healthy outdoor winter activities. The SNSA Lessons bring families into the SNSA community and help 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. The Lessons Program runs every Saturday in January and February on the Mt. Spokane State Park Nordic ski trails and typically serves between 100-140 participants per weekend.

The responsibilities of the contractor are as follows:

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

  • Promote a fun and inclusive learning environment. Maintain and improve customer satisfaction with Lessons

  • Ensure program compliance with ‘safe sport’ standards.

  • Recruit and coordinate instructors and coaches

  • Coordinate training for Nordic Kids coaches

    • Note: The Lessons Program Coordinator doesn’t have to be an expert skier. Our ideal candidate will have experience skiing, but SNSA can support the Lessons Program coordinator by identifying experienced skiers to assist with coaching and instruction.

  • Coordinate training for Parents/adults who coach and support weekend lessons.

    • Coordinate instructor training in alignment with PSIA-AASI standards.

  • Work with SNSA marketing team to set up website registration for Nordic Kids and Adult Lessons.

  • Build, track, and communicate class rosters to participants.

  • Answer emails/questions that are submitted to SNSA regarding the lesson programs.

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

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

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

  • Build year-to-year continuity for the SNSA Lessons Program.

  • Work with SNSA program coaches (Race Team & T-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

    • Nordic Kids: Coordinate skier, parent, and coach welcome and daily check-in. Support participants and coaches by answering questions.

    • Coordinate daily ‘check out’ process

    • Set-up and tear down hot chocolate and snack station in the 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 of $21.00 per hour, not to exceed $6,000.00 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 ($120 dollar value).

The successful contractor must pass all required background and safety checks.

About Spokane Nordic 

The Spokane Nordic Ski Association (SNSA) is a community Nordic program and race team based at Mt. Spokane,  Washington which involves children, families, and teenage racers as part of the USSA Pacific Northwest Ski Association.  With up to 20 young skiers participating per season, the SNSA Race Team is focused on guiding skiers in the 12-18-year-old range to racing success in Pacific Northwest Ski Association and National races, fostering appreciation and enjoyment of Nordic skiing in a supportive community while providing the tools, knowledge, and experience for competitive success.

Interested? Contact us below to set up an interview

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