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Tahoe XC is committed to inclusive excellence by striving to advance equity and diversity in all that we do. We encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. We have updated our hiring practices in 3 ways:

  1. Focus on relevant skills as well as years of related experience
  2. No longer require a Bachelor’s degree for applicants
  3. Ask prospective employees to write a Diversity Statement

Why a Diversity Statement?

We encourage our employees and community members to think more deeply about how we are experiencing and understanding diversity, especially in the outdoors. A Diversity Statement is a personal essay that explains how your past experiences have contributed to your personal and professional growth, which may include your values related to diversity, experiences working with diverse populations, and future plans related to inclusivity.

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Junior Development (Devo) Team Coach

posted 3/8/2021

TITLE: Junior Development Team Coach
DEPARTMENT: Tahoe Cross-Country Ski Education Association
REPORTS TO: Programs Coordinator
PART-TIME: 15hrs/week average
Hourly: $20-$25; depending upon experience

Applications due April 15, 2021, with a start date of May 15, 2021

Position Summary

Junior Development (Devo) Team is a year-round, cross-country ski program that encourages athletes ages 11-14 to develop their Nordic ski skills through physical training and technical and mental development in a small team setting. This position is responsible for coaching up to 20 athletes, implementing the fun-meter, ensuring safety, managing schedules and overseeing the Junior Development Team program.

Essential Duties

Team Coaching

  • Foster a positive, inclusive, and cohesive environment between athletes and coaches to foster a lifelong love for the sport of Nordic skiing and being outdoors.
  • Facilitate on-snow and dry-land training sessions, training camps, summer/fall programs, and winter ski training sessions in accordance with Tahoe XC guidelines.
  • Coordinate Team training with North Tahoe High/Middle School Coaches, Far West Divisional Coaches, and Regional Club Teams.
  • Understand and implement age-appropriate, sports-related activities including weekly workouts for Devo Team participants.
  • Coordinate and implement Devo Team budget with the Program Coordinator, provide timely and accurate accounting of team-related expenses, and adhere to approved budget.
  • Develop and implement specific athlete training programs that includes, but is not limited to, yearly plan, technical training, fitness training, waxing techniques, goal setting, nutrition, physical testing, equipment selection, and competition planning.
  • Assist athletes with competition preparation: planning, rule changes, equipment checks, wax techniques, and logitis of competitions.
  • Make recommendations to Regional Coaches for athletes who are ready to move up to higher level programs.
  • Assist with organization of local, national, and international competitions at Tahoe XC as assigned.
  • Assist in developing links between youth programs to create bridges between Devo Team and other TCCSEA programs.

Organization & Communication

  • Regularly communicate with athletes, parents, coaches, volunteers and Program Coordinator.
  • Assist with parent orientation at the beginning of each season; be available to meet and communicate with parents at the beginning and end of each training session.
  • Ensure weekly program communications are delivered in a timely manner to parents and athletes.
  • Ensure travel plans are communicated a minimum of two weeks prior to trips.
  • Meet regularly with the Program Coordinator to discuss training/events, training plan/preparation, athlete wellness,and upcoming events.
  • Report/document incidents or accidents to parents and the Program Coordinator.
  • Collaborate on recruitment opportunities for programs, such as school outreach, and after-school programs.
  • Assist with marketing communications, which include but is not limited to promotional plans, website updates, blog updates, images, social media, press releases, etc.
  • Assist with fundraising and events as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Cross-country race experience with knowledge of classic and skate technique
  • Valid Driver’s license – clean record; experience towing a trailer helpful
  • CPR/First Aid certification - may be acquired after hire

Preferred Qualifications

  • Level 100 USSA Cross-Country Certification preferred
  • 3 or more years of coaching experience preferred

Environmental Job Requirements

  • Ability to work outdoors in all temperatures/weather extremes
  • Ability to lift 25+ pounds
  • Ability to drive Team 15-passenger van

Required In-House Training

  • Employee Training
  • Sexual Harassment Training

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Prior to a final offer, the selected candidate will be required to submit to a background check including, but not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, SafeSport certification and criminal background check.

How to Apply.


Summer Sales & Bike Shop Associate

posted 3/8/2021
Rolling application period

TITLE: Summer Sales & Bike Shop Associate
DEPARTMENT: Tahoe Cross-Country
REPORTS TO: Executive Director
FULL- or PART-TIME: summer seasonal (June-October), hours are flexible
HOURLY: $13-$15, depending on experience

Position Summary

Spend your summer at Tahoe XC’s summer bike rental and retail shop, located just outside Tahoe City, California. Responsibilities include greeting customers, answering questions, fitting bike rental gear for kids and adults, merchandising, and providing helpful information about our trail systems and the general Tahoe area. You will also be responsible for processing payments and customer refunds courteously and professionally, as well as assisting with overall lodge operations and maintenance. Additional responsibilities include cleaning, stocking and organizing rental area, and (if qualified) providing mountain bike instructions during group and private lessons. This can be a full-time or part-time seasonal position, with start and end dates ranging from June to October.

Essential Dutes

Customer Service

  • Greet visitors, answer incoming phone calls, and deliver world-class service to our customers
  • Assist customers with rental gear, retail items, cafe items, and trail map information
  • Use POS system for purchases and returns
  • Informing customers about trails, conditions, lesson times, how to use equipment, and general recreation and trail safety
  • Work with staff and instructors to ensure maximum productivity

Organization & Communication

  • Able to offer excellent customer service, which means being friendly, understanding, and willing to work in busy conditions while maintaining a happy attitude
  • Ability to multitask, while being attentive to customers and remaining flexible to the complex and ever-changing needs of the business
  • Willing to work as part of a team
  • Eager to take initiative independent of direct supervision
  • Enthusiastic, friendly and energetic with a genuine desire to provide outstanding customer service
  • Available to work a variety of hours, which may include early mornings, evenings, and weekend shifts
  • Stay up to date on sales, events and company activities
  • Proficient communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to read, write and effectively communicate with customers, peers and management
  • Have excellent telephone etiquette

Rental & Retail Shop

  • Merchandise, stock, and tidy retail store, rental area, and cafe area
  • Maintain overall cleanliness and standards of lodge, office, and facilities
  • Perform rental area duties such as cleaning and organizing rental gear
  • Complete tasks accurately and efficiently

Demonstrate ability to

  • Maintain a high energy level
  • Be comfortable performing multi-faceted projects in conjunction with day-to-day activities, which may involve occasional stooping, kneeling, crouching, and climbing ladders

Environmental Working Conditions

  • Most work is conducted at Tahoe XC, inside and outside
  • Ability to work outdoors in all temperatures and weather extremes
  • Ability to lift 25+ pounds

Become an Instructor (Optional)

Applicants with coaching experience may be considered for the additional position of mountain bike instructor. We are willing to train the right candidate if interested, even with limited experience. Being an instructor is not a required part of this job.

How to Apply.


How to Apply

Thank you for interest in working with Tahoe XC! To apply, please email the following 4 documents as email attachments (PDF, .doc, .docx) to ben@tahoexc.org:

  • Resume/CV
  • 1-page Cover Letter indicating how your experience has prepared you for this job
  • 1- to 3-page Diversity Statement, indicating how your work and/or life philosophy and practices promote diversity, equal opportunity and inclusion in sports and in the broader community
  • Names and contact information of 3 professional references

Application Process

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Prior to a final offer, the selected candidate will be required to submit to a background check including, but not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, SafeSport certification and criminal background check.

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