The Department of Athletics at the University of Alaska Fairbanks is seeking applicants to fill the position of Assistant Women’s & Men’s Nordic Ski Coach. The Alaska Nanook athletic program is a multidivisional member of the NCAA, with 10 teams competing at the Division I and Division II levels. This is a 11 month position located on the UAF campus.
- Knowledge of ski techniques, physiology, basic physics, ski waxing and ski selection, nutrition, and sports psychology.
- Ability to coach classical and skating ski technique.
- Ability to cooperate on development of strength training plans.
- Ability to demonstrate very strong organizational skills.
- Ability to demonstrate a high level of flexibility and adjustability.
- Ability to problem-solve in a high-stress setting.
- Ability to cooperate on choosing and applying ski wax for college and national level of racing.
- Willingness to keep up with the newest ski waxing trends and to learn new application processes.
- Willingness to keep developing a coaching knowledge through US Ski and Snowboard certifications.
A successful Assistant Coach will have a minimum of 3 years experience as a high level cross country ski athlete, preferably from a college program setting or comparable program. Past experience in coaching junior or higher level of adult skiers preferred.
REQUIRED EDUCATION OR TRAINING:
- A Bachelor’s Degree is required.
- It is hoped that the Assistant Coach will have earned their degree while participating as an athlete at their institution.
- Cross country ski racing experience.
- B.A. or B.S. in Physiology, Biology, Physics or similar equivalent experience is welcomed, but other majors are not excluded. USSS Coaches education L-100, or equivalent is preferred.
- This position will provide further ski and NCAA related education.
This is a full-time, Grade 79, minimum $26.08/hr, DOE, 11-month position complete with a competitive salary and UA employee benefits package. UA provides a generous compensation package that includes excellent benefits including retirement options, annual leave, 12 paid holidays per year, tuition waivers for employees and family members, and affordable medical, dental and vision care coverage.
*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized for unrestricted employment in the United States. No work visas will be sponsored for this position.
Please attach a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information (email and phone number) for three (3) professional references with your application.
To ensure consideration, please apply prior to the review date. This position is open until filled with the initial applications review taking place on May 09, 2022.
UAF COVID Requirements:
Effective immediately, all new UAF hires, whose job function or work location results in the employee being subject to the UAF vaccine requirements guided by the Federal Contractor Employee vaccine mandate*, must be fully vaccinated with an FDA- or WHO- authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine or have obtained a university-approved disability/medical or religious exemption no later than six weeks from the new hire’s start date.
*Employees based on UAF’s Troth Yeddha’ (Fairbanks) campus, regardless of university affiliation and remote work status; Employees based in UAF research units outside Fairbanks (including Seward Marine Center, Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center, HAARP, Poker Flat, Lena Point, and Toolik Field Station); and Employees, regardless of their work location, paid by or directly working on impacted UAF federal contract.
This position is a term-funded position and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University’s discretion
Reasonable Accommodation Statement:
The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.
Affirmative Action Statement:
UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination
The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.
Public Disclosure Statement:
Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.
University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace. University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free.
It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.
If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.