University of Alaska Head Women's Basketball Coach in Fairbanks, Alaska

Head Women's Basketball Coach

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Classification:Athletics Coach 3

Grade:Grade 81

Work type:Staff Full-time

Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks

School/Business unit:UAF Advancement & Outreach


Categories:Athletics, Other

Position Summary:The Department of Athletics at the University of Alaska Fairbanks is seeking qualified applicants to fill the position of Head Women's Basketball Coach. The Alaska Nanook athletic program is a multidivisional member of the NCAA including The Great Northwest Athletic Conference for Women’s Basketball, with 10 teams competing at the Division I and Division II levels.


10Community relations and fundraising

Assist in the development and implementation of fundraising for the program and the department. 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.Essential

15Consultation/advising of student-athlete welfare

Foster team compliance with NCAA, conference and institution academic standards. Counsel student-athletses, to encourage satisfactory progress toward a degree and graduation. Create a positive team atmosphere. Supervise team while off-campus on trips.Essential

20Administrative 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, officiating, equipment and supplies. Recruit, manage, coach and supervise all aspects of the Women''s Basketball varsity sports team and program.Essential

25Practice and competition and game organization and scheduling

Schedule Design and conduct practice and competitive events of the team Conduct pre-season conditioning and practice Coach Promote, recruit Division II teams through contacts with coaches, athletic directors and conference commissioners for UAF''s Division II basketball tournament. Schedule opponents years in advance. Secure return games with guarantees.Essential


Observe, evaluate and recruit student-athletes who have the academic and athletic ability to succeed in the classroom and on the court. All recruiting efforts must demonstrate the conscience effort to recruit students from diverse racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.Essential

5Supervise and evaluate Assistant coaches and other staff.Essential


Must have an in-depth knowledge of the sport of basketball. Must have previous coaching experience at the junior, NCAA or professional level. Must have CPR certification. Pass annual NCAA recruiting exam. Demonstrate a commitment to recruiting students of a diverse background and foster an atmosphere of inclusivity and equality. Must be familiar with NCAA rules and regulations. Must have strong interpersonal and motivational skills as well as strong oral and written communication skills. Experience in recruitment of student-athletes. Experience in community relations and community involvement. Experience in fund raising. Experience in finance and budget management.

Required Experience:

Three years successful experience coaching Women's Basketball at the NCAA DI/DII level.

Typical Education or Training:

Bachelor’s Degree and four years relevant coaching experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Other special skills/knowledge:

Extensive traveling is required for team competitions, recruiting and attending conferences and seminars.

Preferred knowledge, skills or abilities:

Experience generating external funds preferred. Collegiate and/or professional playing experience preferred.

Application Review Date:

This position is open until filled, applications must be received prior to 11:55 PM Alaska time on March 18, 2018 to be considered. Applications received after this time and date may not be considered for this position.

This is a Grade 81; minimum starting pay $30.56.

Special instructions to applicants:

Please attach a resume, cover letter, and names and contact information (email and phone number) for three (3) references.

If you need assistance applying to this posting, please contact UAF Office of Human Resources at 907-474-7700.

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Term Position:

This position is a term-funded position and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.


Pursuant to University Regulation 04.07.020, new employees of the University are employed in an at-will probationary status for the first six months of employment. During the probationary period, employment may be terminated for no reason or any reason. Promoted employees also serve a probationary period with limited rights of retreat.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska Fairbanks that all employees are required to attend training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period of time to remain employed at UAF. The policy can be located at:

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Notice of Nondiscrimination:

The University of Alaska is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educational institution. The University of Alaska does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, physical or mental disability, status as a protected veteran, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, parenthood, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, or other legally protected status. The University's commitment to nondiscrimination, including against sex discrimination, applies to students, employees, and applicants for admission and employment. Contact information, applicable laws, and complaint procedures are included on UA's statement of nondiscrimination available at

Advertised:08 Mar 2018Alaskan Standard Time

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