Big Mountain Head Coach - Park City Ski & Snowboard Club


PCSS Big Mountain Head Coach


Reports to: PCSS Freeski Director
Employment Status: Full-time salaried employee, overtime exempt
Supervises: Big Mountain Division Coaching Staff

If interested, please apply online application will be open until filled. All applicants must register online to be considered for this position.

Position Summary:

The Park City Ski & Snowboard (“PCSS”) Big Mountain Head Coach is responsible for developing and managing all aspects of the PCSS Big Mountain program. The role includes creating and implementing a long term strategic plan and vision for the Big Mountain program, managing the Big Mountain division budget, overseeing all Big Mountain coaching staff, managing venues/facilities/hosted events, fostering the Backcountry training and growing the program. The Big Mountain Head Coach will also provide on hill technical training/coaching, at all levels of the program, as needed.

The Big Mountain Head Coach reports directly to and works closely with the PCSS Freeski Director to ensure club-wide standards for program delivery, communications, operational excellence, and culture/community are met.

The Big Mountain Head Coach is the face of the Park City Big Mountain community and the successful candidate will possess high-touch public relations and constituent engagement skills to appropriately and persuasively represent PCSS. The Big Mountain Head Coach is also responsible for maintaining positive relationships with the donor community, alumni, business partners, and the Big Mountain ecosystem globally to effectively support club-wide fundraising efforts for PCSS.

Primary Big Mountain Head Coach Responsibilities:

  • Long-Range Strategic Plan and Vision: Responsible for creating a 1- and 5-year Strategic Plan and Vision for PCSS Big Mountain. This plan will be approved by the PCSS Freeski Director and then communicated by the Big Mountain Head Coach to the athletes, parents, coaches, and closely aligned business partners on an annual basis.

  • Athlete Development: Responsible for creating and implementing both group and individual athlete development plans. Such plans include seasonal and longer-term dryland and Big Mountain training, competition schedules, summer camps, and progression to the highest level of competition for individual athletes at all levels of the program, etc.

  • Coaching Staff and Development: Responsible for recruiting, retaining and developing the highest caliber coaching staff and creating coach education material.

  • Budgeting and Accounting: Work with Freeski Director on all financial aspects of the program, including managing the Big Mountain division budget, payroll, and ensuring all PCSS accounting protocols and financial controls are followed by Big Mountain coaches and staff. The Freeski Director shall provide regular financial updates to the Executive Director and PCSS finance committee.

  • Venue Operations: The Big Mountain Head Coach is responsible for developing and maintaining strong working relationships with Vail/Park City Mountain, the Utah Olympic Park and Woodward Park City. This will require prompt and timely communication to these partner venues regarding needs and/or changes to training and competition schedules. The Program Director will follow and enforce with coaches and athletes all venue protocols and directives.

  • Hosting Events: The Big Mountain Head Coach will plan the Big Mountain sport event calendar in coordination with IFSA and assist the PCSS Event Director in executing PCSS Big Mountain fundraising and community events.

  • PCSS Code of Conduct: Responsible for abiding by and enforcing the PCSS, USSS and IFSA Codes of Conduct as applicable to all PCSS athletes, coaches, and administrative staff.

  • Communication: Responsible for managing all internal and external communications involving the Big Mountain division. The Big Mountain Head Coach shall ensure in particular that communications to membership are clear, promptly and regularly delivered, and consistent across the division. Such communications shall include but are not limited to information regarding program updates, practice schedules, race schedules, news about club culture, club policies and procedures, travel information, etc. The Big Mountain Head Coach is also responsible for ensuring the Big Mountain section of the PCSS website, including the staff roster, are up to date. The Big Mountain Head Coach is also responsible for providing a monthly “Update” to the Community Engagement Director with information about the division to be included in club-wide newsletters, donor updates, and partner communications.

  • Fundraising and Sponsorship: The Big Mountain Head Coach is responsible for supporting all PCSS-wide fundraising and scholarship efforts and to maintain strong relationships with all PCSS partners, sponsors, and donors.

  • Equipment: The Big Mountain Head Coach is responsible for overseeing the equipment needs, inventory, maintenance, and repairs of all PCSS common equipment, whether owned, leased, or on loan -- including all facility assets and related equipment, professional tools, vehicles, and other real property.

  • Transportation: The Big Mountain Head Coach is responsible for helping maintain PCSS’ vehicle fleet as well as supervising and enforcing all PCSS transportation policies.

  • Leadership: The Big Mountain Head Coach will maintain positions in IMD and/or IFSA and provide input for the Big Mountain calendar. The position will also regularly interface with NGB counterparts to ensure best practices for Big Mountain athlete development are being met.

  • Membership Engagement: While coaches are the primary line of communication for athletes and parents, the Big Mountain Head Coach will develop a membership engagement strategy and serve as an escalation point to resolve broader issues.

  • The Big Mountain Head Coach will assist the Freeski Director and other Sport Directors in meeting goals of the “Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation’s Sport 2030 Initiative” including promoting broad and diverse participation in the Big Mountain program, increasing retention and cultivating programming and culture that supports athletes becoming “champions in life”. See Sport 2030 Executive Summary


Knowledge, Skills and Competencies:
● Equal commitment to athletic excellence and character development of young athletes
● Respect for and a strong commitment to the legacy, tenets, and mission of PCSS
● Passion for athlete development at all ages
● Commitment to “one club” philosophy and demonstrating a high level of respect for all PCSS divisions and disciplines
● Desire to retain current athletes and grow participation in the Big Mountain program
● Commitment to supporting the PCSS goal of increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion within the Big Mountain program
● Ability to lead and inspire staff, athletes, PCSS leadership team, members and partners
● Ability develop strong working relationships with a variety of stakeholders
● Ability to plan, prioritize, coordinate, delegate, manage own work, make decisions, and solve problems effectively and creatively
● Avalanche Level 1 with ability to acquire Level 2 next winter
● US Ski and Snowboard Volunteer membership or Level 100 coaching license or better
● IFSA Level 100 coaching license with ability to acquire Level 200 next winter
● Strong budgeting skills and willingness to work within budget
● Excellent interpersonal and communication skills both verbal and written
● A goal-oriented, thorough, and detailed approach to work
● Ability to present information and motivate individuals, groups, and business partners about the PCSS mission in order to recruit athletes, coaches, and sponsors/partners
● Ability to represent PCSS Big Mountain in the Park City community and nationally

Education and Experience:

● Bachelor’s Degree and either a Master’s Degree or equivalent work experience.
● Experience managing and leading high-level teams and programs
● Extensive knowledge of competitive Big Mountain Skiing
● Extensive knowledge of USSS and IFSA
● Extensive knowledge of Avalanche/Snow Awareness and Safety
● Extensive knowledge of all IFSA regulations and protocols
● Significant background in Big Mountain as both a coach and administrator, prior competitive experience preferred
● Proficient knowledge of and comfort with technology. Familiarity with Google suite, Microsoft Outlook, Exchange, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other commonly used computer based tools and resources


Physical Requirements:
● On snow up to 8 hours per day on expert terrain
● Can require course preparation, and working in extreme winter conditions
● Will require attendance at all PCSS fundraising and social events, and other such similar functions as may be requested by the Executive Director
● Can require up to 7-days per week schedule during competition season
This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Management has the exclusive right to alter the scope of work within the framework of the job description at any time without prior notice.


If interested, please apply online application will be open until filled. All applicants must register online to be considered for this position.


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