University of Maine at Farmington Athletics Employment

PROFESSIONAL/CLASSIFIED EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Nordic Coach - Part Time

The University of Maine at Farmington seeks a qualified candidate to coach its USCSA Nordic team. The team includes both men and women student-athletes. The average size of the team has been around 8-12 participants and has growth potential and aspirations.

Time requirements for the position include necessary meetings from mid-September through early December, with program administration/team to coordinate dryland training. Cross-country running is anticipated as part of the training. If snow is available, weekend training in December is desired. The Nordic team returns to campus the second week of January for a two-week training camp prior to the beginning of the season. These sessions are typically two-three hours in duration.

The competitive season is from mid-January through the second week of March. Coaching is at Titcomb Mt. two to three times a week, and at weekend race events. These competitions may be one to two days depending upon the schedule/location. Schedule includes travel to ECSC events in Vermont on two or three weekends during this period; other events are single-day events that are typically at Titcomb or approximately one hour from campus. In mid-to late February, there is a Regional weekend competition in Vermont where participants may qualify for Nationals. Nationals occur during the second week of March and are a week-long event that generally alternates between east or west areas of the United States. The 2018 championships will be in the East. Our season is complete when Nationals are over.

The ability to train and guide student-athletes to reach their potential and perform their best under variable conditions is desired. Professionalism at all times is a must. A clean driving record and ability to drive a University vehicle (typically a van) is needed. Availability for all race-day events, traveling with the team, assisting with equipment preparation and event execution, and communicating with the athletics department to maintain NCAA regulations of the athletic and academic requirements for the athletes are some of the responsibilities for the position. Participation in recruitment activities is also desired and would be done collaboratively with program administration. An earned Bachelor’s degree, and coaching/collegiate experience is preferred, but not required.

The position is open now and will remain open until filled. Interested parties should direct

inquiries/nominations/application to Scott Hoisington at james.hoisington@maine.edu, 207.272.2266

Complete applications include: cover letter addressing applicable interest/experience, resume addressing work history, and contact information (email and phone numbers) for three professional references (direct work supervisors are preferred).


Snowboard/Freeride Team Coach - Part Time

The University of Maine at Farmington seeks a qualified candidate to coach its USCSA snowboard/freeride team.

The team includes both men and women student-athletes. The average size of the team is 10-15 participants with growth potential and aspirations.

Time requirements for the position include necessary meetings from mid-September through early December, with program administration/team to coordinate dryland/fall training. A part of the preparation is done through trampoline training in the fall once a week starting in mid-October in the anti-gravity center at Carrabassett Valley. If snow is available, weekend training in December is desired. The snowboard/freeride team returns to campus the second week of January for a two-week training camp prior to the beginning of the season. These sessions are typically two-three hours in duration.

The competitive season is from mid-January through the second week of March. Coaching is at Titcomb Mt. two to three times a week, and at weekend events as determined. These events may be one to two days depending upon the schedule/location. Schedule may include travel to USASA events on two or three weekends during this period; other events are single-day events that are typically at Titcomb or approximately one hour from campus. The goal is to prepare athletes to qualify for USCSA  Nationals. These Nationals occur during the second week of March and are a week-long event that generally alternates between east or west areas of the United States. The 2018 championships will be in the East. Our season is complete when Nationals are over.

The ability to train and guide student-athletes to reach their potential and perform their best under variable conditions is desired. Professionalism at all times is a must. A clean driving record and ability to drive a University vehicle (typically a van) is needed. Availability for all race-day events, traveling with the team, assisting with equipment preparation and event execution, and communicating with the athletics department to maintain NCAA regulations of the athletic and academic requirements for the athletes are some of the responsibilities for the position. Participation in recruitment activities is also desired and would be done collaboratively with program administration. An earned bachelor’s degree, and coaching/collegiate experience is preferred but not required.

The position will remain open until filled. Interested parties should direct

inquiries/nominations/application to Scott Hoisington at james.hoisington@maine.edu, 207-272-2266.

Complete applications include: cover letter addressing applicable interest/experience, resume addressing work history, and contact information (email and phone numbers) for three professional references (direct work supervisors are preferred).


Other Information:

THE UNIVERSITY: Established in 1864 as Maine’s first public institution of higher education, with historic and continued strength in teacher education and a contemporary role as Maine’s public liberal arts college, the University of Maine at Farmington offers undergraduate programs in arts and sciences, teacher education, and human services. A commitment to sustainability informs all facilities projects, including our LEED-certified Education Center, the Emery Community Arts Center, which opened in fall 2011 and our 80 geothermal well field which came online fall 2013. UMF has the highest graduation rates in the University of Maine System. UMF is a founding member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges, which includes twenty-six public colleges and universities dedicated to the liberal arts tradition and quality undergraduate education. The Farmington area is rich in cultural offerings and recreational opportunities. The natural beauty of its mountains, lakes, woods, and streams draws people to the region. Please check out our home page at: www.umf.maine.edu.


STUDENT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

The University of Maine at Farmington Athletics Department has Federal Work Study and University Work Initiative positions available for the 2017-18 academic year. For a full list of positions, visit the UMF job list.

For more information
General athletics: Cyndi Pratt
Sports information: Cam Eggeman
Sports medicine: Karin Krzal