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Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks’ Fairbanks Cross Country (NSCF-FXC) junior racing program is looking for an assistant coach to begin work this fall.

 Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks’ Fairbanks Cross Country (NSCF-FXC) junior racing program is looking for an assistant coach to begin work this fall.

Our team has been steadily growing and improving since its inception in 2006; the program currently engages more than 80 athletes on an annual basis and qualified 13 athletes to Junior Nationals this season.

Athletes in the FXC racing program are split among three tiers and the prospective coach would work with all groups over the course of the year, although primary responsibilities would be with the Prep (middle school) and Comp Team (high school and post-graduate).  This position could also be involved in a potential expansion of our masters program.

The assistant coach is a year-round position and generally involves 5-6 days and 20-30 hours of work per week, although additional hours are required at busier times of year.  The starting wage is $19/hr ($20/hr with completion of USSA L100 coaches certification).  The coaching schedule can allow for additional employment within the local ski community (high school coaching, lessons, grooming, etc.) and the Fairbanks community at large.  The University of Alaska offers a wide variety of college and graduate level courses at its Fairbanks campus for those wishing to further their education.

The ideal candidate would have raced at the collegiate level or higher, be enthusiastic about and have experience coaching or working with youth, possess excellent communication and organization skills, and be able to complete miscellaneous projects in a timely manner with minimal oversight.  The assistant coach must be able to pass a background check and possess a valid driver’s license.  If not already certified, it would be expected that the candidate completes the USSA Level 100 certification within 90 days of hire (with educational costs to be covered).

For a broader sense ofthe NSCF as a whole, please consult our website: www.nscfairbanks.org, or the NSCF-FXC Facebook page for a better picture of our program.  For questions or to submit an application, contact NSCF-FXC Head Coach and Director of Skier Development Alasdair Tutt at alasdairtutt@gmail.com or (907) 347-7118.  Applications should be submitted to the aforementioned email address and should include a cover letter, resume and contact information for three references.  Initial review of applications will begin August 24, and the position will remain open until filled.  Ideally the candidate would be on the ground in Fairbanks by early October.

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