Skating Coach

Opening: Immediate – Part-time – Open until filled

Position Summary: The Skating Coach will be responsible for teaching the fundamental basics of ice skating in group and one-on-one settings through the AFSC Learn to Skate programs under the supervision of the AFSC Skating Program Director and AFSC Board.

Required Qualifications

  • At least two (2) years of experience in coaching skaters in groups and private lessons ranging from pre-school age to adults, beginners to advanced, and recreational to competitive
  • Demonstrated knowledge of various levels and facets of figure skating, U.S. Figure Skating (USFS) rules and regulations, and Learn to Skate USA curriculum.
  • Demonstrated proper safety knowledge and use of all necessary skating equipment.
  • Current Learn to Skate USA Instructor Compliance, including SafeSport, background check, and professional liability insurance.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Current U.S. Figure Skating Coach Compliance and Professional Skaters Association (PSA) Membership
  • Maintain current Home-Club or Associate AFSC Membership.
  • Current certification in AED/CPR and First Aid

Nature and Scope of Duties:

  • Needs to be available for 75% of scheduled AFSC ice sessions (evenings and weekends)
  • Demonstrate proper use of skating equipment, techniques, and methods of proper movements to achieve proficiency in basic skills.
  • Follow the Learn to Skate USA Basic Skills program format.
  • Follow all club and rink rules, policies, and procedures.
  • Explain and enforce Learn to Skate USA and facility safety, rules, and regulations.
  • Keep group lesson attendance records up to date.
  • Ensure all students receive an equal amount of instruction.
  • Track hours and turn in timesheets on time to Skating Program Director.
  • Be available to meet with parents and discuss skater’s progress prior to class start time and after class time ends as needed.
  • Prepare skating level certificates and progress reports.
  • Recommend class level for re-enrollment.
  • Encourage new enrollment and promote re-enrollment.
  • Keep current with the latest skating rules and trends.
  • Keep students and parents informed of skating competitions and club activities such as ice exhibitions.
  • Prepare program a group for inclusion
  • Notify the AFSC Skating Program Director via email if you need to find a substitute, assist the Director in finding one, and prepare your students if you are missing a class.
Compensation

The position is paid hourly (rate commensurate with experience) based on timesheets submitted for on-ice activities.

Interested candidates, please email the Employment Application Form and any additional documents to: albanyfsc@gmail.com, use the subject of Skating Coach.

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