Location: Sun Valley, Idaho
Type: Full Time
Salary: Commensurate with experience.
4 Year Degree
Sun Valley Community School in Sun Valley, Idaho, is seeking an experienced and enthusiastic Sun Valley Ski Academy (SVSA) Program Coordinator to join the school’s staff for the 2023-24 school year. This is a full-time position, with benefits, and school housing options to begin August 14, 2023. This unique position offers an energetic, and organized individual the opportunity to work closely with our SVSA Program Director in all facets of our thriving ski academy program.
The Program Coordinator supports our skiers and snowboarders by monitoring academic performance, offering support through one-one-one and group tutoring, working alongside faculty to ensure student-athletes are receiving the support they need, facilitating a plan for those who are not realizing their academic potential, and traveling regionally, nationally, or internationally periodically to academically support student-athletes while they train and compete.
Throughout the school year, the SVSA Academic Coordinator will have opportunities to expand their work with our faculty, communications team, Residential Program, Outdoor Program, and athletic programs depending on interest, background, and/or time restrictions or availability. Ski coaching with our partner, Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation is a distinct possibility with the right background and experience. If interested, Residential Advisor and/or Assistant Residential Coordinator roles may also be available. School housing may be available for the right candidate.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Interested candidates should complete the application.
Any additional questions can be directed to Jonna Mendes, Sun Valley Ski Academy Program Director.
Sun Valley Community School is an equal opportunity employer. The school encourages, seeks, and will employ applicants the school deems qualified for the position sought, regardless of age, ethnic background, nationality, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identification, or physical ability, with reasonable accommodation to fulfill the responsibilities of the position.
The ideal SVSA Academic Coordinator will have a competitive ski or snowboard background or understand the unique dynamics of being a high school student-athlete.
The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to connect with students and faculty and communicate clearly and in a timely manner with students, faculty, coaches, and parents. Candidates also should understand and embrace the unique Sun Valley Community School culture of a small independent school in a mountain resort town. Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree, and preference will be given to applicants who have previous experience working with adolescents.
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About Sun Valley Community School
Since its inception in 1973, Sun Valley Community School in Sun Valley, Idaho has inspired its students to think critically, embrace challenges, and lead impactful, purposeful lives. The school serves more than 430 day and boarding students in grades pre-kindergarten through twelve. Close student-faculty relationships and experiential, project-centered learning define the school’s distinctive educational experience.
Our philosophy? Build community. Take risks. Grow your curiosities. Pursue your passions. Aim for personal bests. We are a preK-12 day and boarding college prep school of more than 400 students set in the iconic mountain resort town of Sun Valley, Idaho. Our faculty and staff are passionate about the outdoors, the arts, innovation, athletics, adventure, and the work they do with students. They are engaged and encouraging and believe in our student-centered approach.
Our students are open to new experiences, take advantage of the natural environment, thrive in a small-town community but have a solid sense of the broader world. A Sun Valley Community School experience balances intellectual inquiry with adventure. We ask students and faculty alike to push comfort zon...es and seek understanding. We value inclusivity, authenticity, and critical thinking. Please see our website for further details about our school’s guiding principles as well as our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion work.
Our mission: "From our campus to the wilderness, we inspire students to think critically, engage confidently, embrace challenges, and lead impactful, purposeful lives."