Job PostingsNewsThe Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks Seeks Head Coach Junior and Racing Program

FasterSkier FasterSkierApril 11, 2021

The Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks (NSCF) is looking for an energetic and enthusiastic Head Coach to lead its junior racing and training program, Fairbanks Cross Country (FX C).

Salary starts at $40,000 and up depending upon experience. The FXC Head Coach reports directly to the Director of Skier Development and the Skier Development Oversight Committee.

Ideally, the candidate who is selected would arrive in Fairbanks by June 1st and be leading the program by late summer.

Interested parties should send letters of interest and resumes to fxcmasters@nscfairbanks.org. Applicant packages should provide a summary of coaching experience, personal competition experience, and experience waxing for competition.  The position will remain open until filled. A selection committee from the NSCF will conduct interviews via zoom with qualified candidates. Please submit applications by April 19th, interviews will begin by April 26th.

Information about the program, the club and the community:

FXC has been in existence for 15 years, growing in that time from a program with less than a dozen skiers to a program with 100 or more skiers ages 10 – 18 involved in seasonal and year-round programs at the Competition, Prep, and Junior Development level. Along with the head coach, FXC also has one year-round assistant coach as well as part-time coaches. In addition to FXC, the Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks also runs a Junior Nordic program for skiers up to middle-school age, Adult Lessons program, Biathlon program, and Masters’ Training program.

Fairbanks is blessed with one of the longest ski seasons in the nation on natural snow — from late October to late April — at an elevation of under 1000′ above sea level. The home venue for the program is Birch Hill Recreation Area, known around the US for its outstanding trail network and world class facilities.

FXC has dedicated space in buildings at Birch Hill. FXC also owns a 2016 passenger van and trailer for hauling gear. FXC skiers participate in a full schedule of local races, as well as JNQ races elsewhere in Alaska. Top skiers in the program participate in US National Championships. FXC coaches are part of the coaching staff on the Alaska Junior National Team.

The SO-year-old Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks has approximately 1000 members and is in sound financial condition. It has provided strong support for cross country skiing in general and for FXC in particular since FXC’s inception in 2006. Fairbanks also has a strong tradition of high school cross country skiing.

The supportive and warm community is what truly makes Fairbanks special. Before you know it, you will not be able to go grocery shopping without bumping into someone you know! While Fairbanks has the small-town feel, it boasts some big opportunities for outdoor recreation! From world class Nordic ski trails, to running, mountain biking, road biking, and endless fat biking and mushing trails, you will not be bored here!

Along with ample outdoor opportunities Fairbanks has a thriving arts and music scene and is the home of the University of Alaska Fairbanks, which has a cross country ski team. Fairbanks has excellent connections by passenger jet to major airports throughout the US. The population of the Fairbanks North Star Borough is approximately 100,000.

For more information or questions please email: fxcmasters@nscfairbanks.org.

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