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Positions Open for 2013 U18 Nordic Junior Countries Competition

Positions Open for 2013 U18 Nordic Junior Countries Competition (J1 Trip) Rovaniemi, Finland – Jan 26 – Feb 7, 2014

The U.S. Ski Team and National Nordic Foundation are hiring two service staff and one Trip Leader to this year’s championships in Finland. The positions will be funded by National Nordic Foundation. The position will provide invaluable experience to individual, club, and our developing ski nation. All applicants are welcome. The work is hard and the job is rewarding.

TRIP LEADER:

The Trip Leader will be in charge of planning, budgeting, reporting, and managing the trip with planning assistance from the U.S. Ski Team Development coach (Bryan Fish) and the National Nordic Foundation.

SERVICE STAFF:

The service staff will support the Trip Leader with management, coaching, and logistics. Staff support will be in charge of ski selection, testing skis flexes, grinds, and wax. The desired coaching applicant is a team player, and should have prior experience participating in many camps and race trips in organizational and ski service capacity. European experience is preferable, though not requisite. Applicants should be comfortable, clear, and effective in communicating regularly with athletes age 15 -­? 17, and be willing to work long days that will include talking with athletes about ski selection, testing skis flexes, grinds, and waxes, with both the coaches and athletes. Applicants must be licensed USSA Level 100 coaches, and have a valid passport. All staff on this trip must be able to drive manual transmissions.

Competition schedule

Friday, Jan 31: Sprint Freestyle
Saturday, Feb 1: 5/10 km Classic
Sunday, Feb 2: 3x3km & 3X5km Mixed Relays

Applications should send a brief cover letter and resume to Bryan Fish bfish@ussa.org by October 25. Questions about the trip are welcome. The staff will be selected by November 10. Trip details will be finalized and posted during November.