Job Posting: Plain Valley Ski Trails and Nordic Ski Team Program Director and Head Coach

Jun 4th 2024

Job Posting: Plain Valley Ski Trails and Nordic Ski Team Program Director and Head Coach

Plain Valley Ski Trails (PVST)’s mission is to create and sustain a high-quality ski trail system that serves the community and funds barrier-free ski educational programs that motivate individual and team achievement. PVST is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit public charity. Our youth programs, known as the Plain Valley Nordic Team (PVNT), offer accessible year-round ski education programs, fostering an environment where we encourage each other to set and achieve goals within a supportive community.

PVNT has the advantage of managing its own trail system, the Plain Valley Ski Trails. These trails span the length of the Plain Valley, including 25 kilometers groomed daily for skate and classic. Grooming operations are tailored to meet the coaches’ needs, ensuring optimal conditions for training. The valley provides excellent dry-land training opportunities, including running, roller skiing and biking terrain.

PVNT is a well established club in the PNW (pacific northwest division). Its diverse youth ski education programs serve over 120 children from preschool to high school age, providing outdoor exposure and racing opportunities up to the highest levels, including Nationals. The accolades speak volumes about PVNT’s impact. PVNT is a three year running top 15 club at Junior Nationals. From national championships to All-American honors and even spots on the US Ski Team, the achievements of PVNT skiers are testament to their dedication and the program’s efficacy. Yet, beyond the medals and titles, Plain Valley Ski Trails harbors a deeper ambition — to shatter barriers and empower children to reach for the stars, fostering not just skiers, but resilient, healthy young adults.

Position: PVNT Program Director & Head Coach

As a full-time, year-round role, the PVNT Program Director & Head Coach will lead our youth ski education programs and oversee a team of 130 skiers and 20+ coaches. Responsibilities include communicating PVNT culture & philosophy, designing training programs, coaching skiers, managing communication, recruitment of coaching volunteers, and representing PVNT locally and nationally. The ideal candidate will have coaching experience with skiers aged 5 to 18, expertise in cross-country skiing, strong communication skills, and relevant coaching certification.

Salary: $50,000 to $60,000 with benefits.

How to Apply:

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references to PVST Executive Director, Christie Saugen at Applications will be reviewed starting the first week of June until positions are filled.