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

Assistant Women's Basketball Coach

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Classification:Athletics Coach 2

Grade:Grade 79

Work type:Staff Full-time

Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks

School/Business unit:UAF Advancement & Outreach



Position Summary:The Department of Athletics at the University of Alaska Fairbanks is seeking qualified applicants to fill the position of Assistant 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.


  • Ability to develop players of all positions.

  • Ability to conduct relative conditioning programs.

  • Ability to demonstrate basketball skill technique.

  • Ability to work with computers, maintain databases, and operate video recording equipment.

Required Experience:

Three years relevant coaching experience or one to two years assistant coaching experience at the Division I, II, III or junior college level.

Typical Education or Training:

  • B. A. or B. S. Degree.

  • NCAA Coaches Certification to recruit off campus.

Preferred Knowledge, skills or abilities:

  • Four years of collegiate athletic competition.

  • Previous coaching experience at an NCAA member institution preferred.

  • Preferred knowledge of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC) members, including travel, opponent's personnel and strategy, and recruiting areas.

Other special skills/knowledge needed for this position:

  • Ability to instruct youth at basketball camps and clinics.

  • Ability to identify quality prospective student-athletes.

  • Ability to travel to recruiting events for up to two weeks at a time.

  • Ability to maintain student-athletes' safety and well-being during practice, play and team travel.

  • Ability to drive rental cars and team vans.

  • Instruction and correction of technique throughout games and practices.

  • Development and implementation of recruiting strategies and determination of when, where and who to recruit within NCAA rules.

  • Monitor and compliance with NCAA rules regarding length of season, practice scheduling, competitions, and recruiting.

  • Identification and recruitment of prospective student athletes.

This is a Grade 79; minimum starting pay $25.82.

Application Review Date: Applications must be received prior to 11:55 PM Alaska time on June 25, 2017 to be considered. Applications received after this time and date may not be considered for this position.

Special instructions to applicants:

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

This position is a term-funded position through June 30, 2018 and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.

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

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action:

The University of Alaska is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and educational institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

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

Advertised:19 Jun 2017Alaskan Daylight Time

Applications close:


10- Travel -

  • Spend 3-10 days each trip to evaluate and recruit prospective student-athletes.
  • During game travel (4 - 5 days per trip) ensure student-athlete safety and health and monitor student-athletes as ambassadors of UAF and the Fairbanks community.Essential

30- Academic Advising -

  • Guide and promote academic success of student-athletes including their individual degree requirements, helping them detemine a plan that balances the rigors of playing a competitive NCAA sport and being successful in the classroom.
  • Monitor academic progress of individual student-athletes.
  • Provide a positive atmosphere conducive to the moral, academic and athletic growth of the student-athlete.
  • Serve as mentor to the student-athlete to ensure graduation.
  • Ensuring eligibility and academic progress of student-athletes, while adhering to and explaining NCAA rules.
  • Conducting and monitoring study hall sessions for student-athletes.
  • Monitoring student-athletes'' progress in on-campus and correspondence classes.

  • NCAA and Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC) rules Compliance -

  • Annually pass NCAA recruiting certification test.

  • Understand, abide and comply with NCAA and GNAC rules.Essential


  • Player development -

  • With the assistance of the Strength and Conditioning coach, develop and monitor the strength and conditioning program for individual athletes within the women''s basketball team to develop individual and team potential and lessen occurrence of injuries.

  • Monitor and encourage players'' strength and conditioning levels.
  • Assist head coach with devising and facilitating practices.

  • Game Strategy -

  • Assist head coach with devising offensive sets.

  • Breakdown multiple videos of each opponent to learn what type of offenses and defenses utilized.
  • Develop scouting reports per opponent (describing player personnel, offensive sets, & defensive tendencies).

  • Game Coaching -

  • Managing play chart to keep track of plays run and if successful, track fouls and timeouts, and encouraging and correcting players after substitutions.

  • Camps and Clinics - Assist head coach with planning, promotion, and implementation of daily camp schedule.Essential


  • Developing and implementing recruiting strategies.
  • Determining when, where and who to recruit and evaluating perspective student-athletes according to NCAA rules and team needs.
  • Passing NCAA''s Certification to Recruit Off Campus test.
  • Evaluating players in person and through film.
  • Sending UAF information to recruits.
  • Organizing and managing NCAA''s Compliance Assistant Internet recruiting database including entering recruits'' addresses, phone numbers, coaches information and evaluations; recording of all mailings to recruits; upkeep of recruiting phone log.
  • Maintaining relationships with AAU, high school, and junior college coaches.
  • Maintaining relationships with recruits through phone or email either on the road, at home, at the office, or on cell phone.
  • Organizing official visits to campus including travel, academic meetings, and activities.
  • Assist head coach in planning and monitoring the recruiting budget.
  • Assist head coach with practice and game schedules.
  • Ensure compliance with GNAC film exchange policy by copying and sending game tape to other team''s opponents.
  • Contacting other coaches asking for game tape of UAF opponents.Essential