EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY AT BC ALPINE IN VANCOUVER - BC Alpine Ski Association

Seeking Candidates for BC Alpine Program Director Position
The British Columbia Alpine Ski Association is the provincial sport organization that oversees the sport of alpine ski racing in BC. Working with the ski clubs across the province, BC Alpine provides the structure for athlete-focused, skill-based ski programs for entry level through to the BC Ski Team.

The BC Alpine Program Director provides the technical and organizational direction for BC Alpine. Reporting to the General Manager, the Program Director’s main focus will be to lead participation and performance programs. As a club liaison, the Program Director will work with club coaches and volunteers to provide service for their continued improvement. This includes a broad range of tasks such as: planning, direction-setting for BC Alpine, coaching development and education programs, club communication, rules, direction modification and implementation of our strategic plan.

Athlete Programs:
• Coordinate the Alcan NGSL program, including the Entry Level Academies and Snow Stars training
• Manage Team BC activities for National Championship events (K2, J1, Senior)
• Manage Performance Enhancement Team (P.E.T.)
• Manage the B2B programs (Kinder, FIS, Zone)
• Oversee BC Ski Team activities
• Liaise with the Alpine Canada Alpin to provide feedback and program modification for BC
• Monitor club and zone programs, recommending changes to make BC’s programs the best in Canada
• Promote and implement AIM in the province
• Coordinate the dryland testing protocols and data collection
• Act as facilitator for the BC Games and Canada Games
• Work with BCST coaches to build continuity in the Provincial programs
• Extensive planning and implementation to facilitate an integrated program
• Coordinate the provincial programs with the educational needs of our athletes

Program Delivery:
• Help in developing an annual competition calendar following AIM
• Ensure a coordinated effort with club coaches in the province
• Monitor participation and satisfaction in all programs

Coaching Development:
• Manage the Provincial Coaches Council (PCC)
• Organize and implement coaching certification and delivery of the CSCF Entry Level (Level 1) courses, integrate activities with the CSCF and coordinate the professional development seminars bi- annually
• Communicate with clubs on coaching development, hiring, education and other best practices

Qualifications:
• Minimum 5 years coaching experience
• University or post-secondary degree (Physical Education / Kinesiology an asset)
• Minimum CSCF High Performance Level 3 or foreign equivalency
• Superior inter-personal skills and organizational expertise
• Superior communication and writing skills
• Computer and IT expertise
• Ability to build teams and encourage cooperation

Please submit cover letter and resume to Bruce Goldsmid (bruceg@bcalpine.com or by mail to #306, 1367 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC, V6H 4A9) by May 20, 2006 and include salary expectations and references.

The position starts August 1, 2006 at the BC Alpine office in Vancouver