Director of Ski Area Management Program

Gogebic Community College

Job Description

The Ski Area Management Program has a distinguished history at Gogebic Community College and is a signature program with national and international recognition. This is an exciting
opportunity to maintain tradition and lead the program into the future. This is a full-time 12- month position and the salary for this position is $67,514. The Director of Ski Area Management provides leadership, supervision, and vision of instructional programming and ski management operations. This position reports to the Vice President of Academic Services for instruction and the Vice President of Business Services for Mt. Zion Recreational Complex operations. It is
important that there is recognition, acceptance, and adherence to the community college mission and philosophy from our candidate.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Instructs the Ski Area Management (SAM) Program to include the development of curriculum, performance objectives, course outlines, course materials and texts, Syllabi and articulation agreements.
• Develops technology and program plans; Develops or modifies the curriculum to include online, remote, or hybrid options to allow students to complete the program in a variety of ways.
• Provides overall supervision for the Mt. Zion Recreational Complex.
• Actively participates in student recruitment, and student retention initiatives; In concert with administration, develops and implements short, mid-range, and long-term goals for continuous improvement of the program.
• Responsible for operational decisions that potentially can affect the health and safety of staff, students, and facility users; Operates a variety of ski operations equipment as needed to conduct effective operations.
• Develops and maintains policies/procedures as established by regulatory agencies and best practices; Completes reports as required in a timely and accurate manner; Develops and manages budgets, recommends purchases, and maintains operational inventories.
• Develops strong working relationships with local, regional, and national ski industry and various community partners such as supporting K-12 school programming.
• Coordinates nationwide internship program and assists with job placement.
• Leads and maintains advisory committee; Actively participates in assisting with promotional materials, advertising, and publicity through various media formats.
• Serves on local, civic and/or industry organizations relevant to the position; Attends conferences, workshops and seminars as needed.
• Performs other duties as may be assigned.

Knowledge Of/Ability To:
• Provide instructional leadership.
• Manage, organize, and plan.
• Communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
• Be proficient with Micro Office suite and/or other software as needed to maintain reports, records, and budgets.
• Maintain successful working relationships.
• Interact effectively with guests and customers.
• Teaching concepts and curriculum design.
• Regulations governing ski management operations.
• Change management.
• The mechanical aspects of ski operations.
• Blending instruction with ski operations.

Required Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree
• Ski area management experience
• Instructional or training experience
• First Aid and CPR certificates
• Valid driver’s license

Preferred qualifications
• Master’s degree
• Two or more years’ experience in ski management
• Two or more years’ instructional/training experience
• PSIA certification

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, and walk. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with
hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is often required to stand and walk. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up
to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations
may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in indoor conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Don’t just work here... Live here.

About Our College:
Gogebic Community College is more than a place to work. It’s a place to be. As an Aspen Award finalist and the premier provider of quality two-year education in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Gogebic employs a community college approach in delivering university-level quality.

Gogebic supports more than 1,000 students with small class sizes and an outcome focused philosophy.

Gogebic Community College’s “Go BOLD” motto prescribes a dynamic environment in which students and employees alike are supported as they do great work, live adventurous lives, and build extraordinary futures.

About Our Region:
A few miles north of ordinary lies the Upper Peninsula’s Gogebic region. Amid nearly a million acres of natural beauty in the Ottawa National Forest, Gogebic is a wonderland for work and a paradise for play. Our dazzling region, known for world-class fishing, hiking, skiing, biking, snowmobiling and outdoor adventuring, represents one of Michigan’s last unspoiled gems.

A Bold Place to Work…
Gogebic is more than a community college… It’s a college community—known for supportive leadership and dynamic, down-to-earth employees.

A community institution at the heart of our region’s workforce, the College and its graduates uplift not only local economies, but those throughout Michigan, and beyond. Combining high standards with a “serving the top 100%” approach, Gogebic Community College is a place to make a stand for your career…and make a difference in the lives of students.

A Bold Place to Ski…
Gogebic Community College is the only college in the United States hosting an on-campus ski resort. Home to GCC’s nationally renowned Ski Area Management program, the Mt. Zion Recreational Complex is a professionally managed and maintained public ski facility featuring a state-of-the-art lift and 300 feet of vertical.

A Bold Place to Be…
The Gogebic region provides a stunning, million-acre backdrop on which to explore adventure, connect with nature, and discover yourself.

Located four hours from the Twin Cities and six hours from Chicago, Gogebic residents get the best of both worlds: small-town connectedness, with access to big-city culture. Local hiking, biking, skiing, and snowboarding trails include the North Country Trail and the famed 1,200-
mile Iron Belle Trail, as well as routes traversing Black River Harbor, the Porcupine Mountains, Sylvania wilderness, and the Ottawa National Forest. With a persistent economy driven by a mix of construction, manufacturing, tourism, transportation, and retail, the region boasts a stable
workforce, with skilled positions paying living wages.

Gogebic’s Mission

Gogebic Community College is a learning community that contributes to academic, cultural, economic, and social success for our students and region.

Application Process
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, with an expected start date of July 1, 2023.

Interested individuals should submit a portfolio containing all the following in one email, or mailed in one envelope to the Human Resource’s Office:

  1. Letter of interest
    2. Detailed resume
    3. Three references with current contact information
    4. GCC Application for Employment
    5. Unofficial transcripts (official transcripts are required before employment)
    6. Other relevant material    

Debbie Janczak, Director of Human Resources
Gogebic Community College
E4946 Jackson Road
Ironwood, MI 49938
(906) 307-1324
Gogebic Community College is an equal opportunity educator and employer

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