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    Competitive Climbing Assistant Coach

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    Website Multnomah Athletic Club

    We are seeking an experienced and motivated Competitive Climbing Assistant Coach to join our dynamic team. In this role, you will coach MAC athletes at various competitive levels and contribute to the setting program to support team recreational programming in the climbing gym. We are looking for a community-minded individual who aligns with our mission of creating lifelong climbers and fostering a positive, healthy environment.


    What You’ll Gain:
    At Multnomah Athletic Club, we believe in taking care of our team members. We offer a wide range of benefits to ensure your well-being, both inside and outside the club. Here’s what’s in it for you:

    • Full-time employees: Enjoy medical, dental, and vision insurance.
    • Facility access: Free access to our exercise room and classes, climbing gym, and pools.
    • Convenience: Free parking and discounted public transportation passes.
    • Retirement: Participate in our 401(k) program with an employer match.
    • Well-being: Access our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and the Headspace wellness app for free.
    • Perks: Enjoy discounts on club services and meals.

    Essential Job Functions:

    • Coaching & Development:
      • Oversee and teach rock climbing skills under the guidance of the Climbing Team Head Coach.
      • Develop long-range training systems, including goals, timelines, and evaluation methods.
      • Inspire and motivate climbers toward skill development and progression.
      • Participate in weekly route setting on boulder, sport, and speed walls.
      • Support local and regional events for competitive and recreational teams.
    • Communication & Collaboration:
      • Maintain open communication with climbers, parents, and staff.
      • Follow training schedules established by the Head Climbing Coach.
      • Travel to competitions as assigned and provide coaching support.
      • Submit written reports and communicate member concerns to the Outdoor Manager or Head Coach.
    • Safety & Professionalism:
      • Recognize and address potentially dangerous situations and unsafe behaviors.
      • Promote and demonstrate the MAC code of conduct in all club activities.
      • Maintain regular attendance at scheduled meetings, clinics, and workshops.
      • Perform other tasks as assigned by the Outdoor Manager or Head Climbing Coach.

    Essential Tools & Equipment:

    • Proficiency with ropes, carabiners, harnesses, belay devices (ABD and Manual), climbing shoes, and webbing.
    • Use of multi-line telephone, Windows operating system, and software applications such as Word and Excel.

    Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:

    • Comfortable working at varying heights and lifting up to 50lbs.
    • Ability to work in awkward positions and perform minor repairs.
    • Frequent walking, stooping, bending, and standing for extended periods.
    • Work is performed in a gymnasium with routine noise exposure.
    • Occasional administration of minor first aid.


    • Proficient in top rope and lead belaying with an Assisted Braking Device (ABD) or willingness to learn.
    • Minimum of 2 years of experience coaching competitive climbing.
    • At least 4 years of personal climbing experience.
    • Must pass a background check.
    • CPR, First Aid, AED, and SafeSport certifications.
    • USA Climbing Level 2 coach.
    • Ability to multitask, prioritize, and manage time effectively.
    • Strong communication skills and a collaborative working style.
    • Professional and courteous interaction with parents and children, emphasizing customer service.
    • Preferred:
      • Experience coaching all competitive climbing disciplines.
      • Route setting experience with relevant USAC certifications.
      • Knowledge of basic computer skills and office procedures.

    Elevate your career and become part of a legacy of excellence. Apply now to join the MAC team as our Competitive Climbing Assistant Coach.

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