Job Description

SVSEF Alpine FIS Women’s Assistant Coach

Come Join the Team at USSS Club of the Year! SVSEF Alpine has a storied history of excellence in ski training and athlete development. Founded in 1966, our program has become one of the premier Alpine skiing programs in the country, known for its commitment to developing world-class athletes while fostering a love for the sport. Our program encompasses a range of training modules, from introductory sessions for young enthusiasts to high-level competition preparation for advanced athletes. Over the years, SVSEF Alpine has produced numerous athletes who have gone on to compete at national and international levels, including Olympic and World Cup competitions. At the heart of our success is a deep-rooted belief in holistic development, where we focus not just on the technical aspects of skiing and sport but also on building strong character, such as sportsmanship and resilience. Our coaches, many of whom have extensive experience both as competitors and trainers, bring a wealth of knowledge and passion to the program, enriching the training experience for every athlete. As we continue to evolve and grow, our commitment remains steadfast: to provide an environment where young athletes can flourish and reach their full potential both on and off the snow. The FIS Assistant Coach will assist the FIS Head Coach to train FIS athletes during ski season, including accompanying athletes to ski races.

Reports to

Alpine FIS Women's Head Coach





Full-Time Seasonal, November 1, 2024- May 1, 2025

Job Salary- $35,000
Benefits: USSS License & Education Reimbursement, Cell Phone Reimbursement ($30/month), Simple IRA Contributions, Season Ski Passes- Sun Valley, Rotarun & Soldier Mountain

The FIS Assistant Coach will assist the FIS Head Coach to train FIS athletes during ski season, including accompanying athletes to ski races.

General Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Head Coach(s) in successful implementation of the team plan in all areas.
  • Teach the art of skiing and ski racing with age-appropriate instructing methods.
  • Be respectful towards all athletes, parents, coaches, and SVSEF personnel.
  • Be professional, punctual, and well prepared for each day.
  • Be proactive – acts when something needs done.
  • Be responsible and takes care of all team equipment.
  • Attend weekly team planning and coaches’ meetings when needed.
  • Work to ensure all team rules and philosophies are adhered to.
  • Present a professional and positive image of the team when interacting in the community on and off the job.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for assisting in managing, guiding, and mentoring SVSEF FIS athletes.
  • Assist Head FIS coach(s) with intents, entries, and competition planning as needed.
  • Work with Western Region to maintain a solid relationship between the region and SVSEF.
  • Assist head coach with mid and end of season athlete evaluations as outlined by SVSEF.
  • Work closely and in coordination with SVSEF FIS Coaching Staff throughout the season.
  • Bring issues and questions to leadership personnel as quickly as possible so resolution can be obtained and prevent misunderstandings or miscommunication from occurring.
  • Assist with the races conducted at Sun Valley Resort.
  • Video and video review.
    • Placing video on Sprongo.
  • Take care of team equipment and notifying head coach if maintenance or replacement is needed.
  • Wax room oversight and assisting athletes on the road.
  • Responsible for looking after athletes on the road including but not limited to redirecting poor decision making, in rooms at appropriate time, following instructions, being safe and respectful etc.
    • Room checks while on the road.
  • Take care of vans and other company vehicles and trailers while on the road.
  • Ensure professional and efficient athlete and race management while on the road making sure SVSEF athletes are getting everything they need to perform well.
  • FIS Coaches may have additional responsibilities due to team needs and personal skills/ nterests as per Head Coach instructions.
  • FIS coaches should work together in close coordination with each other as a coaching staff making sure that all team needs are being fulfilled.

Competition and Travel:

  • Be knowledgeable about appropriate local, national, or international rules and regulations that govern alpine ski racing.
  • Drive to race/training venues.
  • Attend team captain/race meetings.
  • Attend or conduct (if traveling or at home managing the team alone) athlete/team race info and meetings while at home and away competitions.
    • Consider both athletes who stay with the team, or with parents.
  • Assist with maintaining athlete competition and results profiles as required.
  • Assist with the supervision of athletes (who are staying with the team) while at away competitions.
  • Assist with the submission of travel expense forms in a timely manner (within 7 days) following trips.


  • Assist with inventory records of all FIS Team related program equipment (drills, gates, spare parts, bits, radios, tool kits, wax, etc.)
    • Communicate with head coach if replacement or repair of equipment is necessary.
  • Repair existing club/program equipment where possible.


  • Assist in managing club/athlete end of season awards as per SVSEF guidelines and venue.
  • Assist in providing race result updates to media and Communications Director following events.
  • Attend necessary meetings – club (parent/athlete/sponsor/board etc.)
    • Regional/division/national

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent Communication Skills
  • Able to manage and keep organized many different tasks simultaneously.
  • Able to adhere to SVSEF Alpine Vision and creatively implement programming and plans with minimal supervision.
  • Computer skills – adept at Word, Excel, Power Point and able to quickly and intuitively learn new programs as needed.
  • Open minded and willing to continue learning.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • All FIS assistant coaches are required to complete the USSA Level 100 certification or be fully engaged in completing these processes during the coming season of employment – this cost is reimbursed by SVSEF.

To Apply:

Please email the following to, and prior to June 20, 2024:

  • Cover Letter
  • Full Resume
  • Two References including relationship, phone number and email
  • “FIS Women’s Coach- (YOUR NAME)” in the subject line.
  • Please note: application deadline will close June 20, at which time SVSEF will begin a finalists interview process.

Applications Open

May 30, 2024

Applications Close

June 20, 2024

Position Start Date

November 1, 2024

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to