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Education & Administrative Staff

Snowsports Instruction Support Crew

Administrative Staff

Education Staff

instructors and examiners

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
  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 Division, or affiliated (at least) Part Time with a PSIA-C Member School. 
  5. 5. Able to commit 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
  6. 6. Able to provide letters of consent from their primary employer and snowsports school, acknowledging the above commitment (due before hiring)

Education Staff Tryout Process:

  1. 1. Participate in the on-Snow event, receive results and invitation to proceed within 72 hours
  2. 2. Submit an original article, suitable for publication. (required, due March 31)
  3. 3. Prepare and Present a 20-minute virtual clinic/presentation
  4. 4. Successfully demonstrate Tech/M.A. via a Virtual Review
  5. 5. Interview

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:
  • 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
  • ADAPTIVE:
    Ann Papenfuss-Wing
    apapenfuss@comcast.net

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