Recruiting Observe, evaluate and recruit student-athletes who have the academic and athletic ability to succeed in the classroom and on the range.
Administrative Duties Comply with directives from the Director of Athletics. Immediately inform the Director of Athletics of rule violations or potential rule violations. Comply with all NCAA and conference rules and regulations; University of Alaska Policy and Regulations; UAF policies, rules and procedures; Athletic Dept. rules and procedures. Operate athletic program within assigned budget and assist in the development of the program budget, which is not limited to financial aid, travel, guarantees, equipment and supplies. Recruit, manage, coach and supervise all aspects of the Men's and Women's Rifle varsity sports team and program.
Community relations and fundraising Assist in the development and implementation of fundraising for the program and the department to include required camps and clinics. Promote a positive image for the athletic program and institution. Work with department liaison and local media to publicize the program, team members and season results. Foster positive relationships with all the campus community, alumni, boosters and Fairbanks community.
Consultation/advising of student-athlete welfare Foster team compliance with NCAA, conference and institution academic standards. Counsel student-athletes, to encourage satisfactory progress toward a degree and graduation. Create a positive team atmosphere. Supervise team while off-campus on trips.
Practice, competition, game organization and scheduling Design and conduct practice and competitive events for the team Develop training plans for each individual team member as well as mental training reviews and assessments. Schedule home and away events with conference, and non-conference opponents. Make travel arrangements for all away competitions. Organize and conduct home events. Secure return games with guarantees if possible.
Supervise and evaluate Assistant coaches and other staff.
The Department of Athletics at the University of Alaska Fairbanks is seeking qualified applicants to fill the position of Head Rifle Coach. The Alaska Nanook athletic program is a multidivisional member of the NCAA including The Patriot Rifle Conference, with 10 teams competing at the Division I and Division II levels.
To ensure consideration, please apply prior to the review date.
To ensure consideration please apply by the review date, April 30, 2020 at 11:55 pm Alaska Standard Time is listed, please attach a cover letter, resume and 3 professional references.
Experience and knowledge of Olympic style rifle shooting needed. Extensive technical knowledge of all rifle positions (kneeling, standing, prone, and air rifle standing) needed as well. Mental training/management experience is critical. Budget management experience required. Range maintenance and lead abatement is also required.
Extensive shooting experience at the Collegiate and National level preferred. International experience a bonus. Basic experience with budget management and personnel management is necessary for proper team management. Fundraising and public engagement.
Required Education or Training:
While not absolutely necessary, USA Shooting, ISSF, and/or NRA coaching certifications are preferred. NRA Range Safety Officer certification preferred as well. CPR/AED training required. Bachelor's degree in related field and four years relevant coaching experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Master's degree preferred.
This is a full-time, Grade 81, minimum $30.56 hourly, DOE, 11-month position complete with a competitive salary and UA employee benefits package.
This position is a term-funded position and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.
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