We’re Hiring Mountain Biking Coaches

Do you love mountain biking? Do you like to work with kids? Boulder Junior Cycling is seeking mountain bike coaches for the 2021 season. We have a variety of paid positions available including both Lead and Assistant coaches in all age groups.

Boulder Junior Cycling (BJC) is a year-round cycling program in Boulder, Colorado whose mission is to develop, coach and inspire junior cycling athletes. BJC was founded in 2006 and is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. BJC provides programs for all abilities in Road, MTB, and Cyclocross for ages 6-19. BJC has been designated a “Center of Excellence” by USA Cycling every year since 2008.

The BJC MTB program offers 3 levels based on age and experience, with sub-groups formed within those levels. The Young Devo Program is 1x a week for 6-8 yr olds, the Devo Team is for riders aged 9-13 and focuses on skill development and introduction to racing, while the High School programs focus on skill development and further racing experience. 

The mountain bike season runs from March into August, with different sessions offered among the different levels. Practices are usually Monday-Thursday from 4:15-6:15 p.m. during the school year and at 8:30-11:30 a.m. during the summer, with Saturday programming from 8:30-1:00 pm. We ride at locations throughout Boulder County. 

To apply, please email resume and cover letter to Devo Programs Manager Lester Pardoe.

Details on the open positions are below:

Position: Lead Coach – Young Devo and Devo MTB Programs

Core Functions of the Role: Serve as Lead Coach in both our Young Devo (6-8 yrs) and Devo (9-13 yrs) MTB programs. This position requires Saturday morning availability April-November and availability at least one other evening per week April-May and Sept-Nov.  For June-August we require one weekday morning availability.   Additional week day hours are available, March-November, with potential to be 20+ hours / week for the right candidate.   

Responsibilities:

  • Teach fundamental mountain biking skills that focus on the 3 S’s.  Safety! Skills! Stoke!
  • Formulate and adapt existing lesson plans
  • Oversee and direct assistant coaches
  • Provide mentorship and teach life lessons through the bicycle
  • Provide a fun, challenging, and motivational atmosphere
  • Communicate effectively using various tools
  • Attend practices according to schedule
  • Communicate effectively and work positively as a member of a team
  • Know and follow BJC policies for safety

Qualifications:

  • Must have experience in some type of teaching, coaching, or instruction especially in early childhood and middle childhood ages
  • Skills assessment experience
  • Be creative and imaginative, as we are a game/fun based program
  • Skilled mountain biker, with excellent knowledge of trails in Boulder County
  • Mountain bike instruction certification or training a plus
  • Basic trailside bike maintenance skills
  • Outgoing, fun, and reliable with a positive attitude and excellent work ethic 
  • First Aid and CPR certified
  • Concussion, Double Goal Coaching and SafeSport certification, plus a Background Check is required, BJC will cover costs.
  • Must be available to attend bimonthly staff training January-March (2-3 hour sessions)

Position: Assistant MTB Coach (all age groups)

Core Functions of the Role: Serve as an Assistant Coach for the MTB programs. This includes coaching 2 practices per week, attending races, teaching MTB skills, and mentoring kids. This is a part time position. Typical workload is 5-10 hrs per week from March thru August.

Responsibilities

  • Attend practices and races according to schedule
  • Teach fundamental and advanced mountain biking skills
  • Provide mentorship and teach life lessons through the bike
  • Work collaboratively with the Lead Coach & other coaches
  • Communicate effectively and work positively as a member of a team
  • Know and follow BJC policies for safety

Qualifications

● Must have experience in some type of youth coaching, teaching or instruction

● Must be a skilled mountain bike rider with racing experience

● Must have competent bike mechanic skills

● Have a positive attitude and excellent work ethic

● Mountain bike instruction certification or training a plus

● First Aid, Concussion, SafeSport certifications required, BJC will cover costs

To apply, please email resume and cover letter to Devo Programs Manager Lester Pardoe.