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Digital and Social Media Manager

 

OVERVIEW:
USA Cycling is in search of a digital and social media manager to join its communications team. The individual must be a dynamic and self-motivated with experience, knowledge and skills in web content management, writing, photo and video editing, basic programming and social media. Communications is a strategic driver of USA Cycling's growth and contributes toward the achievement of our vision and mission. The digital and social media manager will be responsible for enhancing USA Cycling's brand across all aspects of the organization's online presence. In addition to organizing, writing and proofreading site content, this person will work closely with the communications and IT teams to enhance site standards with regard to new development. The digital and social media manager will also be responsible for driving social media efforts, assisting in media relations initiatives and overseeing online metrics including analytics and SEO.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Create, develop, organize, write/edit and manage content for organization's web presence (requires working with content management software) , including writing and copy editing
  • Oversee and implement organization's social media outreach through sustained communication strategies
  • Organize web content, including video and photos, across all departments while maintaining consistent structure and brand
  • Contribute to communications initiatives including press release, feature writing and email communications
  • Integrate social media strategy and execution with marketing and sponsorship to increase value to sponsor partners and to enhance the USA Cycling reputation
  • Establish, maintain and train staff on corporate social media policy
  • Create and develop innovative new opportunities, tools and features to engage online audience
  • Define social media and web metrics; develop plans for the achievement of metrics
  • Monitor social media platforms to identify negative and positive content and respond as appropriate – enhancing the positive and neutralizing the negative
  • Travel to select USA Cycling events and provide on-site event coverage
  • Remote coverage of events, including some weekends, required
  • This position will be based at the USA Cycling Corporate Office located in Colorado Springs, Colorado
 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Strong writing, editing, communication and organizational skills
  • Knowledge of HTML and experience with content management systems
  • Knowledge of SEO and on-line metrics, including video SEO and embedding practices
  • Experience with e-mail marketing
  • Extensive knowledge of social media including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and Google+
  • Experience managing and developing web content, including familiarity with Dreamweaver, HTML and CSS
  • Experience in social media marketing – building and amplifying a brand image and presence via social media platforms that deliver results
  • Experience in building a fan base with social media
  • Experience in effectively monitoring and dealing with negative social media content
  • Bachelor's degree in communication or a related field required
  • Flexibility to work nights, weekends and travel, as required
  • Attention to detail, creativity and the capacity to multitask
  • Knowledge of competitive cycling a plus
  • Basic graphic design and video production knowledge a plus
  • Social media marketing and PR experience with a company or agency a plus

Normal office setting therefore the noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required include both close and distance vision. While performing duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, feel and/or reach with hands and arms. The employee is also required to stand and walk to complete tasks and occasionally may climb, balance, stoop, kneel, and crouch to complete tasks.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

 

BENEFITS:

  • This is a full-time, salaried position and will be based at USA Cycling's national headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colo. Excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, paid vacation, holidays, 403b plan. Salary commensurate with experience.

Please send resume and references to:
Debbie Hendrix, HR Director
210 USA Cycling Point, Suite 100
Colorado Springs, CO 80919
dhendrix@usacycling.org
Position will remain open until filled.

 


Western Collegiate Cycling Conference Director

 
Supervisor: USA Cycling Regional Programs Manager
 
Summary: This is an unpaid volunteer position responsible for guiding the vision and overall structure of the WCCC, assigned by location with an operating budget provided by USA Cycling for the administration of Collegiate Cycling within the Conference. Volunteer must possess high levels of customer service, managerial skills, and motivation with the desire to develop the program. Pre-existing working knowledge of collegiate race promotion, rules, scoring, and rankings, in all disciplines of cycling, is also necessary. The ability to work cohesively as part of a team, manage volunteers, and delegate responsibilities as appropriate is a must. Above all, a passion for the sport of cycling and for collegiate cycling in particular is essential to success in this position.
 
USA Cycling provides:

  • Annual operating budget for reimbursement of basic administrative expenses and travel to some conference races.
  • Medals and trophies for conference championships
  • Annual USA Cycling membership (racing and/or officiating license)
 
Basic Responsibilities:
  • Lead the conference and set a strategic vision and plan in place to lead to immediate and sustained growth of the conference
  • Guide coordination of conference season schedules
  • Oversee conference volunteer staff and roles, assisting and filling holes where necessary
  • Manage collegiate upgrade requests
  • Manage National Championship qualifications Attend races throughout the season and stay in constant contact with team leaders and riders
  • Manage conference website and e-mail listserv(s)
  • Administer conference rules and regulations, so long as they do not supplant those of USA Cycling
  • Act as first point of contact for USA Cycling collegiate membership issues and pass along to USA Cycling staff wherever appropriate
  • Maintain communication with USA Cycling staff to assist in the development of the collegiate program and refinement of rules
  • Host conference meetings for team leaders to discuss conference rules, issues, schedules, and provide leadership training when possible
  • Coordinate volunteers (e.g. results, clinics, media/pr, other positions as necessary)
  • Attend annual Collegiate Conference Director Summit in Colorado Springs and regular conference calls with other Conference Directors

Second Tier Responsibilities:
  • Work closely with USA Cycling staff to ensure all conference races are permitted in a timely fashion and organized safely in accordance with all USA Cycling rules and regulations
  • Work closely with all other volunteer conference directors and USA Cycling staff to maintain an open line of communication between conferences and share best practices
  • Work with Local Association and Regional Coordinators to coordinate schedules, officials, and funding
  • Aid in development of new leaders within the conference
  • Assist with the founding new collegiate cycling clubs, and provide support to existing and developing clubs
  • Contribute conference news to be posted on USAC website, conference website and/or distributed by e-newsletter or other media coverage to market collegiate cycling
  • Perform other miscellaneous duties as required (e.g. race announcing, intro clinic coaching, etc.)

Assumptions:
  • Uphold USA Cycling rules, regulations, and code of conduct.
  • Manage budget to ensure the provided budget is used in most productive fashion within the conference.
 
Requirements:
  • Ability to travel within the conference
  • Basic understanding of collegiate rules and scoring
  • Geographically located in the conference
 
How to Apply:
  • Send a résumé and cover letter to Jeffrey Hansen, USA Cycling Regional Programs Manager, at jhansen@usacycling.org and Emily Palmer, USA Cycling Interscholastic and Club Development Coordinator, at epalmer@usacycling.org

 


Western Collegiate Cycling Conference Coordinator (Road and/or Mountain)

Supervisor: Western Collegiate Cycling Conference Director
 
Summary: This position is primarily responsible for attending races throughout the racing season to manage on-site issues and coordinate the registration, results, and conference omnium processes. The individual will receive a stipend from the Western Collegiate Cycling Conference based on race participation, with an operating budget provided by both USA Cycling and the Western Conference for the reimbursement of certain expenses associated with the administration of collegiate cycling within the conference. Applicant must possess high levels of customer service, managerial skills, and motivation with the desire to develop the program. Pre-existing working knowledge of collegiate race promotion, rules, scoring, and rankings, in all disciplines of cycling, is also necessary. An extensive familiarity with Microsoft Excel is helpful. The ability to work cohesively as part of a team, manage volunteers, and delegate responsibilities as appropriate is a must. Above all, a passion for the sport of cycling and for collegiate cycling in particular is essential to success in this position.
 
USA Cycling provides:

  • Annual operating budget for reimbursement of basic administrative expenses and travel to some conference races.
  • Medals and trophies for conference championships
  • Annual USA Cycling membership (racing and/or officiating license)
 
Western Collegiate Cycling Conference provides:
  • A stipend based on the number of riders at each race weekend the coordinator attends
 
Basic Responsibilities:
  • Attend the majority of races in designated collegiate season (mountain bike, road or both)
  • Assist with race day issues and help ensure events are of the highest quality
  • Coordinate on-site registration, assist with results processing, and help manage conference omnium rankings for each race and event (mountain bike, road or both)
  • Help coordinate conference season schedules (mountain bike, road or both)
  • Administer conference rules and regulations during the race weekends, so long as they do not supplant those of USA Cycling
  • Act as first point of contact for USA Cycling collegiate membership issues while on site and pass along to USA Cycling staff wherever appropriate
  • Maintain communication with USA Cycling staff to assist in the development of the collegiate program and refinement of rules
  • Work with conference leadership to host conference meetings for team leaders to discuss conference rules, issues, schedules, and provide leadership training when possible
  • Work with Local Association and Regional Coordinators to coordinate schedules, officials, and funding
  • Coordinate volunteers (e.g. results, clinics, media/pr, other positions as necessary)
 
Second Tier Responsibilities:
  • Work closely with USA Cycling staff to ensure all conference races are permitted in a timely fashion and organized safely in accordance with all USA Cycling rules and regulations
  • Contribute conference news to be posted on USAC website, conference website and/or distributed by e-newsletter or other media coverage to market collegiate cycling
  • Perform other miscellaneous duties as required (e.g. race announcing, intro clinic coaching, etc.)
 
Assumptions:
  • Uphold USA Cycling rules, regulations, and code of conduct.
  • Manage budget to ensure the provided budget is used in most productive fashion within the conference.
 
Requirements:
  • Ability to travel within the conference to all races during season (MTB, Road, or both)
  • Basic understanding of collegiate rules and scoring
  • Geographically located in the conference
 
How to Apply:
  • Send a résumé and cover letter to Jeffrey Hansen, USA Cycling Regional Programs Manager, at jhansen@usacycling.org and Emily Palmer, USA Cycling Interscholastic and Club Development Coordinator, at epalmer@usacycling.org

 

USA Cycling Communications Team Intern Role

The ideal intern candidate would have experience in running a club or sports team, and would use digital and social media tools to market the organization and communicate with members and other stakeholders. The intern role can provide the platform for someone with this experience to work with a team of communications professionals to grow the profile of USA Cycling and our Team USA athletes.

Must receive school credit for this position.

Approximately 20 hours per week.

The role would include the following

  • Editing, archiving, and tagging photos to maximize their ability to increase our social media presence
  • Editing, updating and maintaining the USA Cycling web site
  • Editing and posting videos relating to cycling content
  • Supporting and assisting the team of social media managers with initiatives to grow the media profile of USA Cycling and Team USA athletes

Desired knowledge and experience

  • Knowledge of HTML and experience with using content management systems to develop web content
  • Knowledge of SEO principles
  • knowledge of social media including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and Google+

Please send cover letter and resume to:

Debbie Hendrix at dhendrix@usacycling.org



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