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Education & Administrative Staff

Snowsports Instruction Support Crew

Administrative Staff

Education Staff

instructors and assessors

Discipline Administrators

Ed Staff Pathways

Becoming Education Staff

Meet Your Education Staff:

Our work is our passion.

In order to provide quality educational products for our membership, we have a trained professional staff of advanced educators. In order to be education staff, rigorous requirements must be met and maintained in the hiring, training, and regular review process to determine that skiing and riding, coaching and examining skills are at the National Standard for Education Staff.

Education Staff Pathways

All of our education staff members work at a member school as well as providing their services for the organization. It takes a huge amount of time and commitment to be a member of this group of professionals, and we feel they are the best in the industry.

The description below covers the pathway for Alpine Education Staff.  Most disciplines are similar, but view the Education Staff Career Pathways menu at right for more information on how to become education staff in each discipline. (Or visit the “Education” page of each discipline.)

Education Staff Pathway:
(General pathway for Alpine. Other disciplines may have some variation in the tryout process.)

General Prerequisites:

  1. 1. Level 3 Certified and Children’s CS2 specialization
  2. 2. Have an active trainer role at home resort ski school
  3. 3. Current in your Dues and Education with PSIA-AASI Central
  4. 4. A Resident within PSIA-AASI Central, or affiliated (at least) Part Time with a PSIA-C Member School. 
  5. 5. Able to commit annually to a minimum of 6 on-snow working days (2 midweek days, 4 weekend days), 1 online education event (3 evenings), 1 online exam (one evening), and two training days. Staff who do not fulfill annual commitments will lose their current staff status.
  6. 6. Able to provide letters of reference and consent from their primary employer and snowsports school, acknowledging the above commitment (due before hiring)

Education Staff Tryout Process:

  1. 1. Successfully demonstrate Tech/Movement Analysis via a Virtual Review, 2 CEUs. (Due: February)
    Register by 2/20/24 for sessions available
    February 27 or March 6.

    Use the Central Events Calender to register: Alpine Education Staff Try-outs – TECH/MA.

  2. 2. Prepare and Present a 5-7 minute video (Due: Feb)
    To give us a sense of who you are so we can get to know you a little bit prior to the on-snow audition, submit a 5-7 Minute Video of you talking to the camera about the following topics, in no specific order:
    • Who you are as a person
    • Who you are as a ski professional
    • Who or what are your ski influences
    • What motivates you to be a part of PSIA-C’s Education Staff
    • Submit to info@psia-c.org
    • Due 2/20/24
  3. 3. Submit an original article, suitable for publication. (due Feb)
    See past Central Line and 32 Degrees publications for examples.
    Submit to info@psia-c.org
    –Deadline to submit 2/20/2024

  4. 4. Participate in the on-Snow event, complete with a teach and ski component. (12 CEUs)

     —2024 On-Snow Alpine Staff Tryout: March 9-10, 2024, Boyne Mountain
    —-Register for 2024: https://psia-c.org/events-calendar/?cal-month=3&cal-year=2024&disciplines=1,5,8,12,11&event=11851

    (Register via the Central Events Calendar https://psia-c.org/events-calendar/ at least 1 week prior to the event)

**The PSIA-AASI tryout process is a demonstration of skills and capabilities. Tryouts are not a job interview nor offer of employment. It is a pre-employment screening. Applicants will be required to submit a separate job application prior to being considered for a role as education staff member. Ed staff members are subject to a pre-employment background check. 

Requirements:

  1. 1. High degree of professionalism, ongoing and continuous development in skiing and teaching abilities
  2. 2. Comfortable with e-learning, virtual meetings, pdf and web forms, workplace communication tools (e.g. google drive, ms teams, basecamp
  3. 3. Outstanding communication skills
  4. 4. Self-starter
  5. 5. Commitment to work when/as needed
  6. 6. Ongoing contributor to the PSIA-AASI Knowledge Base
     

For more information, contact a Central Discipline Administrator and read the discipline-specific pathway requirements.

We will reserve the right to cancel if we do not have enough qualified applicants.

Discipline Administrators

Contact them for more info on becoming education staff:
  • ADAPTIVE:
    Ann Papenfuss-Wing
    apapenfuss@comcast.net
  • ALPINE:
    Greg Chmielecki

    gchmielecki@gmail.com

  • SNOWBOARD:
    Jeremy Cabalka

    jcabalka@gmail.com

  • CROSS COUNTRY:
    Zeke Fashingbauer
    zekefash@gmail.com
  • TELEMARK:
    John Fay
    telemanskis55@yahoo.com