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Director of Communications and Digital / Social Media

 

The Director of Communications and Digital/ Social Media directs the activities and staff of the Communications and Digital/ Social Media Department to grow the brand of USA Cycling, and build awareness of the sport of cycling in America. The Director of Communications and Digital/ Social Media is responsible for effective communication with all stakeholders, across every medium and all media outlets, including social and digital channels.

 

The role is responsible for the delivery of the vision, purpose and goals of the Department.

 

Vision and Purpose

  • USA Cycling has a powerful, positive and unifying reputation and image across all stakeholders
  • The Communications and Digital / Social Media Department is a strategic driver of USA Cycling's growth and contributes toward the achievement of the company vision and mission.
  • USA Cycling builds fans, followers, engagement and excitement, like best in class organizations such as pro sports franchises, major teams and the USOC. As an enabler of this vision, USA Cycling develops a best in class digital and social media operation, being seen as a go-to portal for cycling related content and information.

 

Overall Goals for Communications and Digital / Social Media Department

 

  1. Team USA
    Tell the story of Team USA and our programs across all media. Create compelling content, grow fans, followers, engagement and media exposure. Establishes USA Cycling and Team USA online platforms as a go-to portal for cycling related content and information.
  2. Build a positive reputation and image for USA Cycling

Proactively take control of the agenda to a build positive image and reputation for USA Cycling across all stakeholder groups. Proactively and aggressively neutralize negative issues to cast USA Cycling in the best possible light.

  1. Retain and acquire members
    Execute an annual communication plan to retain and acquire members.
  2. Membership communications
    Provide ongoing communication on our events, services and operations to grow cycling.
  3. Sponsor communication and activation
    Deliver our sponsors' message in communications and activation at events; grow engagement and media exposure for our partners.

 

Key duties and interactions

  • Repositions the department to deliver a best in class digital and social media operation for USA Cycling. Develops USA Cycling and Team USA online platforms as a go-to portal for cycling related content and information.
  • Creates compelling content - directs communications activities including the development and distribution of content, such as stories, video, photography across all forms of mainstream, digital and social media, to grow the reputation and image of USA Cycling and Team USA. Oversees the development of press releases, web content, feature stories, newsletter content and internal communications.
  • Finds the appropriate balance between delivering sports information and the creation of content that builds the brand and reputation of USA Cycling. Appropriately allocates resources to deliver. The current mix is too far in favor of sports information.
  • Crisis management – plans and takes proactive measures to take control of the agenda, minimizing negative situations to ensure USAC is represented in the best possible light.
    • Proactively anticipates issues and develops appropriate plans.
    • Leads the USAC response, coordinating with executive team, staff and consultants.
  • Defines the objectives, strategy and plans to deliver on the overall department goals. Reviews and refines plans as part of the annual planning process.
  • Develops an annual content and messaging calendar.
  • Integrates plans with other departments and coordinates execution to ensure the delivery of departmental goals and objectives.
  • Integrates communications, digital/ social media with sponsorship, marketing and membership, to provide exposure to sponsors and to help increase membership.
  • Acts as company spokesperson - drafts comments and quotes for the executive team, and provides media advice to staff.
  • Sets goals, tracks and measures performance.
  • Provides day-to-day management of staff of four and oversees independent contractors.
  • Establishes and manages the annual departmental budget.
  • Responsible for proactive and reactive media relations.
  • Manages the content and feel of the USA Cycling website.
  • Leads the community management of the USA Cycling and Team USA social media sites; sets the schedule and manages the overall tone of voice.
  • Stages annual media meetings and develops effective, in-depth relationships with influential media outlets.

 

Key Skills and Experience

  • A seasoned communications and digital / social media expert – a persuasive communicator and storyteller who can create exciting content and deliver messages with flair, across all media and among all stakeholder groups.
  • Firm leadership stance – able to deliver under pressure and in the face of push back from stakeholders. Must be confident when dealing with USA Cycling executives, board members and other stakeholders, including the media, the UCI and the USOC.
  • Knows the sport (or similar field); is politically savvy in dealing with media and stakeholders.
  • Strong knowledge and active expertise in digital and social media to lead the strategy and execution of communication programs. Understands emerging trends and is capable of building and maintaining a consistent tone of voice on social media platforms.
  • Experience in working across communications, media and marketing to create content and deliver messages across various communications platforms and channels.
  • A leader and a doer – leads by example, inspires and is able to show the way.
  • Please send cover letter, resume, references, and salary requirements to:
    Debbie Hendrix, HR Director
    210 USA Cycling Point, Suite 100
    Colorado Springs, CO 80919
    dhendrix@usacycling.org
 
 

Technical Director

 

Job Purpose
The Technical Director oversees USA Cycling's nationwide membership of approximately 1600 officials. He or she constantly works to improve the professionalism of USA Cycling's officials by establishing, documenting, communicating, training, enforcing and demonstrating the highest level of professional officiating conduct.

 

Essential Duties:

  1. The Technical Director leads the planning, oversight, and management of the Officials Programs including educating, training, and assigning officials.
  2. Responsible for understanding, interpreting, and enforcing USA Cycling Rules and application of USA Cycling Policies.
  3. Oversees officials' assignments and coordination of officials' travel and logistics for national-level events.  Oversees assignment process for the regional and local level events.
  4. Responsible for budget development, management, and analysis for Technical Department programs.
  5. Provides customer service to members in a timely manner including responding to questions for a large member base requiring an in-depth understanding and evaluation of USA Cycling Rules and Policies.
  6. Manages disciplinary processes for USA Cycling rules violations including development of disciplinary policies and procedures.
  7. Works with Sport Committees and Staff Liaisons to develop/modify competition rules for each discipline.
  8. Manages logistics and processes for the Sport Committees including arranging meetings, travel, and agenda.
  9. Edits the USA Cycling Rulebook for ongoing changes.
  10. Provides technical guidance for national championship events; courses, schedules and required competitions.
  11. Oversees officials' evaluations and peer reviews and maintains program for officials advancement and the re-training or removal of poorly performing officials.
  12. Maintain and oversee National Technical Advisory Committee (NTC).
  13. Responsible for managing the Professional Officials Association.
  14. Manages the RaceClean program/budget and communicating with USADA about anti-doping at USA Cycling events.
  15. Manages registration for Union Cycliste Internationale (International Cycling Union - UCI) teams.  Acts as liaison for UCI and Foreign National Federation staff.

Other Duties:
Other duties as assigned.

 

INCUMBENTS ARE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR ALL DUTIES OF THIS JOB

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Effective ability to work with all USA Cycling departments regarding regulations and policies.
  • Superior ability to write and communicate at a senior management level.
  • Superior knowledge of USA Cycling and UCI rules, literally and in the spirit of the law.  
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively with multiple levels of an organization.
  • Superior ability to align with and drive strategic goals.
  • Superior technical knowledge of a high level cycling official.
  • Superior understanding of impact of business decisions.
  • Ability to work flexible schedule including travel and/or additional, non-traditional work hours.

Education:
Bachelor’s degree or, equivalent combination of education and experience.

Experience:
Generally, five (5) years or more of experience in cycling; high-level official background essential.

Equipment Utilized:
General office equipment such as a computer, scanner, fax and telephone.

Software Utilized:
Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Scope of Authority, Financial Authority, and Communication:
Responsible for department budget and financials; communicates with the Executive Staff, management team, and various departments. Communicates with officials, the Sport Committees, UCI, and members.

Supervisory Responsibility:
This position will supervise one direct report. The position also supervises volunteer commissions and has oversight of a large number of U.S. officials. Works under broad, minimal supervision.

Physical Demands and Working Conditions:
Generally, works in the office; therefore, the noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The employee may occasionally lift and / or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
Occasional exposure to extreme weather conditions such as high and low temperatures when working at events.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Benefits:
This is a full time salary position based at USA Cycling’s National Headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, paid vacation, sick and holidays and the opportunity to participate in a 403b plan

Note: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities or qualifications associated with the job.

Please send cover letter, resume, references, and salary requirements to:
Debbie Hendrix, HR Director
210 USA Cycling Point, Suite 100
Colorado Springs, CO 80919
dhendrix@usacycling.org

 
 

National Events Manager

 

Job Purpose
The National Events Manager will oversee the USA Cycling National Championships as directed by the Vice President of National Events, coordinate national race calendars for and have a high understanding of all cycling disciplines as they relate to the USA Cycling National Championships. The National Events Manager will be a contributing team member of the National Events Department.

 

Essential Duties:

  1. Assist Vice President of National Events to create and implement a bid process for selecting USA Cycling’s National Championship event properties. This includes a bid process for selected top-tier calendars. .
  2. Work closely with Communication Department on press releases, race information, etc. for the National Events Department.
  3. Responsible for all planning and on site organization as decided by the Vice President of National Events to include working with the Membership Department to ensure they are properly permitted.
  4. Ensure the "look" and "feel" of USA Cycling National Championships.
  5. Assist Vice President of National Events in creating contracts with LOC’s for USAC National Championships.
  6. Maintain all aspects of USA Cycling’s website related to the National Events Department.
  7. Negotiate and manage third party vendors for National Championships (venues, announcers, fencing, timing, sound, stage, etc.).
  8. Conduct site visits prior to National Events/Championships.
  9. Coordinate medical control with local organizing committees of select events.
  10. Order and manage bib numbers, medals, and jerseys for select National Championship events.
  11. Work closely with IT and membership departments on registration processes for select National Championships.
  12. Work with Race Director Certification Manager to plan and coordinate Race Director Annual Summits.
  13. Assist Vice President of National Events in maintaining National Events Department budget and maintain a working budget for selected National Championship events.
  14. Remain current on all USA Cycling Issues, i.e., membership, events and servicing promoters via website, brochures, etc.

Other Duties:
Other duties as assigned.

 

INCUMBENTS ARE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR ALL DUTIES OF THIS JOB

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong customer service and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure is a must.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Excellent ability to manage multiple concurrent projects.
  • Solid computer skills to perform basic website administration.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to work flexible schedule including frequent travel and non-traditional work hours including weekends and some holidays.

Education:
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required.

Experience:
Experience with sporting events necessary. Cycling event experience preferred.

Equipment Utilized:
General office equipment such as a computer, scanner, fax and telephone.

Software Utilized:
Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

Scope of Authority, Financial Authority, and Communication:
Communicates internally with all levels of the organization and externally with members, race directors, vendors, and professional organizations.

Supervisory Responsibility:
This position does not supervise direct reports. Reports directly to VP of National events but works under broad, minimal supervision across the Events, Membership and Communications departments. Carries out responsibilities in accordance with organization's policies and applicable laws.

Physical Demands and Working Conditions:
Generally, works in the office; therefore, the noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The employee may occasionally lift and / or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
Occasional exposure to extreme weather conditions such as high and low temperatures when working at events.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Benefits:
This is a full time salary position based at USA Cycling’s National Headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, paid vacation, sick and holidays and the opportunity to participate in a 403b plan.

Note: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities or qualifications associated with the job.

Please send cover letter, resume, references, and salary requirements to:
Debbie Hendrix, HR Director
210 USA Cycling Point, Suite 100
Colorado Springs, CO 80919
dhendrix@usacycling.org

 
 

National Sales Manager

 

Job Purpose
The position is responsible for promoting and selling USA Cycling's products and services, building strong relationships with event directors and clubs, and providing expertise to help grow participation in sanctioned events.

 

Essential Duties:

  1. Create and implement national and regional sales goals and strategies and lead regional sales staff toward achievement of organizational sales objectives.
  2. Develop competencies and processes required to create an effective and efficient sales organization.
  3. Provide leadership through effective communication of vision, active coaching and development while comparing sales results to goals and taking appropriate action when necessary.
  4. Provide sales management, budget control, compensation programs, and incentive planning.
  5. Provide the necessary coaching and direct support to the regional sales staff to ensure large, strategic events are acquired as new business and the large, strategic customers are retained.
  6. Ensure effective hiring, orientation, training, development, and retention of regional sales staff.
  7. Provide supervision through field visits, observations and measurement of results to include performance appraisals and salary reviews.
  8. Proactively identify changes in market trends, emerging cycling-related sports, and competitive forces to develop and modify strategies and tactics accordingly.
  9. Provide monthly, quarterly, and annual sales forecasts.
  10. Establishes sales objectives by forecasting and developing sales quotas for regions, projecting expected sales volume and revenue for new and existing events.
  11. Manage to meet/exceed monthly, quarterly and annual sales forecasts.
  12. Develop performance metrics and monitor individual and team performance to ensure performance metrics are met or exceeded.
  13. Partner with the department leadership and the IT staff in the identification, development, implementation, and maintenance of a customer relationship management system.
  14. Establish effective relationships and collaborations with other departments (Marketing, Information Technology, Communications, etc.) to address key business issues and opportunities.
  15. Maintain competitive knowledge to create and adjust sales strategies and tactics.

Other Duties:
Other duties as assigned.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Experience and success in recruiting and retaining a high performance team and demonstrated ability to lead and manage a diverse sales team.
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve sales plans.
  • Proven business analysis and judgment with the ability to proactively manage team and profit and loss to meet team objectives.
  • Demonstrated ability to professionally develop and coach team members.
  • Strategy development, project management, problem solving, and change management skills.
  • Solid understanding of competitive and non-competitive cycling events, challenges, and opportunities.
  • Exceptional negotiation skills.
  • Ability to build positive working relationships, both internally and externally.
  • Ability to effectively present information to all levels of management.
  • Demonstrated strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Fundamental knowledge of USA Cycling products, services, and online tools.
  • Knowledge of the cycling industry.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Ability to travel as required, estimated to be 50% or more.

Education:
Bachelor's degree in business or a related field is required.

Experience:

  • Five years of sales related experience, preferably in the cycling industry.
  • Three years of management experience.

Equipment Utilized:
General office equipment such as a computer, calculator, copier, scanner, and postage machines.

Software Utilized:
Microsoft Office products.

Scope of Authority, Financial Authority, and Communication:
Responsible for the overall success of the assigned region to include the region's budget and financials; communicates within the department, organization, and with members, race directors, and clubs.

Supervisory Responsibility:
Works under general supervision, and is responsible for the Regional Coordinator team.

Physical Demands and Working Conditions:
Normal office setting, therefore the noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The employees 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. Environmental conditions may cause exposure to fumes, gas, dust, and dirt. Outside temperatures may at times be extreme.
 
This is a full-time exempt, position based in Colorado Springs, CO

Benefits:
Excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, paid vacation and sick time, holidays, and the ability to participate in a 403b plan.

Note: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities or qualifications associated with the job.

Please send cover letter, resume, references, and salary requirements to:
Debbie Hendrix, HR Director
210 USA Cycling Point, Suite 100
Colorado Springs, CO 80919
dhendrix@usacycling.org

 
 

Race Director Certification Manager

 

Job Purpose
The Race Director Certification Manager develops, implements, and manages a nationwide Race Director Certification Program for all cycling disciplines including Road, Track, Mountain Bike, Cyclo-cross and BMX. The position works with department staff to plan and implement the annual race organizer summits that are held throughout the country.

 

Essential Duties:

  1. Develop, implement, and manage the Race Director Certification Program including developing course materials and curriculum for the education of event organizers and race directors.
  2. Work with management to develop incentives to create a winning value proposition for becoming a race director; and grow the number of race directors under USA Cycling.
  3. Schedule, plan, and implement seminars and webinars to include curriculum development and identification and training of presenters; provide administrative support for seminars hosted in and outside of Colorado Springs.
  4. Develop and manage the budget for Race Director Certification Program.
  5. Identify venues and oversee logistics for regionally based certification clinics.
  6. Maintain all aspects of USA Cycling's website related to education for race directors including managing online database of certified race directors.
  7. Manage and maintain online race director association including resources and databases.
  8. Develop, produce, edit, and manage resource manuals, exams, and all related course documents.
  9. Work closely with Membership, Marketing and Communication departments to develop and produce robust communication and marketing plans to engage race directors.
  10. Present program details to Chief Executive Officer, Board of Directors, and USA Cycling membership.
  11. Work closely with IT to develop technology to support the race director program as well as internal processes.
  12. Travel to and support National Events Department at National Championship Events.
  13. Remain current on all USA Cycling issues, i.e., membership, events, and organizers via website, brochures, etc.

Other Duties:
Other duties as assigned.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Superior ability to develop and maintain successful relationships with new and existing race directors.
  • Excellent public speaking skills.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Excellent ability to manage multiple concurrent projects.
  • Solid computer skills to perform basic website administration.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to work flexible schedule including frequent travel and non-traditional work hours including weekends.

Education:
Bachelor's degree required; event planning, sports management, or education degree and/or certificate preferred; or, equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

Experience:
Event and/or meeting planning experience required; experience with cycling events or teaching experience preferred.

 

Equipment Utilized:
General office equipment, such as computer, scanner, fax, and telephone.

 

Software Utilized:
Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

 

Scope of Authority, Financial Authority and Communication:
Responsible for race certification budget; communicates internally with all levels of the organization and externally with members, race directors, vendors, and professional organizations.

 

Supervisory Responsibility:
This position does not supervise direct reports. Reports directly to VP of National events but works under broad, minimal supervision across the Events, Membership and Communications departments. Carries out responsibilities in accordance with organization's policies and applicable laws.

 

Physical Demands and Working Conditions:
Generally, works in the office; therefore, the noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The employee may occasionally lift and / or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

Occasional exposure to extreme weather conditions such as high and low temperatures when working at events.

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

Benefits: This is a full time, salaried position based at USA Cycling's national headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, paid vacation, sick and holidays and the opportunity to participate in a403b plan. Salary range 35-40k, depending on experience.

Please send cover letter, 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.

 
 

Creative Content Manager

 

Job Purpose
Supports the organization's strategies and goals, relative to external communications by designing and populating web pages using a variety of graphics, software applications, tools, and techniques such as interface features, site animation, special-effects elements and general design. Using HTML and CSS, creates and develops visually aesthetic graphics. Adds links, ensuring theme and consistency. Requires a mastery of web-based technologies and thorough knowledge of HTML, CSS, PhotoShop, InDesign, Illustrator, and / or other design-related applications. Duties include design, production, and maintaining consistent structure and brand on the web, and print-related material such as name tags, magazine ads, event signage, etc.

 

Essential Duties:

  1. Provides content management, information posting in various forms, creating and manipulating graphics and general content.
  2. Modifies website graphics and content according to management requests from both IT and other departments. Modifying is defined as anything from small changes like adding links and changing logos to content layout.
  3. Designs and creates pages (using existing CMS), newsletters and templates.
  4. Maintain website by fixing links, replacing or removing outdated content, and reorganizing both graphically and structurally.
  5. Creates and maintains navigation. This includes adding, removing, reorganizing, and making aesthetic changes.
  6. Works with IT to streamline user experience, button design, and incorporation of new technologies such as mobile, video, and other interactive mediums.
  7. Provides miscellaneous design services, photo editing, graphic design, photo/video slideshows, and miscellaneous other graphic design used in flyers, certificates, banners, cards, advertisements and signage.
  8. Identify unknown file types and convert to useful formats for event listings on website
  9. Answers calls and emails from members regarding website-related changes and questions. Redirects inquiries to other departments as necessary.Assists USA Cycling staff with troubleshooting HTML issues that arise.
  10. Assists USA Cycling staff with troubleshooting HTML issues that arise.
  11. Maintains USA Cycling Lightroom catalog and uploads photos as received.
  12. Creates logos as needed and manages USA Cycling logo repository.

Other Duties:
Other duties as assigned.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Superior ability to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner.
  • Solid ability to balance team and individual responsibilities.
  • Solid ability to respond promptly to customer needs; solicits customer feedback to improve customer service; responds to requests for service and assistance; meets commitments.
  • Solid ability to adapt to changes in the work environment; manages competing demands; changes approach or methods to best fit the situation; ability to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
  • Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of picture and graphic formats as well as video editing and related concepts.
  • Solid ability to prioritize, balancing team and individual responsibilities.
  • Strong ability to work in team-centered environment.

Education:
Bachelors degree in Graphic Design or related field; or, equivalent combination of education and experience. Level of experience is highly considered.

 

Experience:
Generally, 3 - 4 years experience in web and graphic design and managing web services, plus 1 - 2 years of graphic design experience. Experience with print houses a plus.

 

Equipment Utilized:
General office equipment, such as computer, cameras, scanner, fax, and telephone.

 

Software Utilized:
Microsoft Office products. Java Script, JQuery, HTML and CSS. Requires understanding of Dreamweaver, Photoshop or FireWorks, Illustrator, Acrobat Pro, Lightroom and FTP (file transfer protocol) Client.

 

Supervisory Responsibility:
Works under general supervision. Has no direct reports.

 

Physical Demands and Working Conditions:
Generally, works in the office; therefore, the noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The employee must frequently lift and / or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and / or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
 
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

 



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