Director of High Performance - United States Soccer Federation (Chicago, IL)
U.S. Soccer Overview
We are U.S. Soccer and we are the future of sport in the United States. Our mission is to make soccer the preeminent sport in the United States. We embrace diversity, technology and global connections to drive the growth of our sport and serve our athletes and fans. We are seeking motivated, passionate, skillful people who can think, create and work on a team.
U.S. Soccer is a growing company that looks for team members to grow with it. U.S. Soccer offers a comprehensive compensation package, casual work environment, an inclusive culture and an atmosphere for professional development.
The High Performance Director will be responsible for leading the day-to-day requirements needed to support our teams with the objective of enhancing performance and improving the development of players. In addition, this role will create and oversee our strategy and programs for the Development Academy, Coaching Education and Refereeing.
Create the overall high performance plan for U.S. Soccer
Lead organization wide programming (nutrition, sleep, recovery, strength and conditioning, mental conditioning, etc.) and oversee implementation
Responsible for tracking, analyzing and reporting on all performance data
Provide direction and guidance on specific performance issues (altitude training, time zone adjustment, etc.)
Serve as content creator and educator for Coach Education, Player Development and Referee programs
Manage fulltime/part-time staff and specialists/experts
Provide support to meet the diverse needs of both senior national teams
PhD in Exercise/Sport Physiology
Significant work in soccer at the professional club or federation level (multiple teams from within one organization)
Previous role managing high performance programs
Track record of performance enhancement resulting in improved/successful outcomes
Excellent analytical and communication skills
Balance of theoretical and applied experiences
USSF A License or UEFA (A or Pro) License preferred
Desire to be part of a team
Display a tireless work ethic
Possess a growth mindset, is open minded and seeks challenges
Pursue lifelong development and learning
Communicate in a direct, open and honest manner
Accountable for actions/decisions and does not make excuses
Request feedback and is open to criticism
Practice self-assessment and self-reflection
Believe and commit to the company’s culture and organizational goals
High Performance Athlete Services Coordinator - USA Diving (Indianapolis, IN)
High Performance Athlete Services Coordinator
USA Diving, recognized by the USOC as the national governing body for Diving in the U.S., seeks an Athlete Services Coordinator. The ideal candidate will have experience managing team travel, coordinating logistics for International travel and is well versed in international travel requirements. This team player will have experience managing budgets, leading groups of people and can maintain confidentiality at all times.
Key Responsibilities include:
The High Performance Athlete Services Coordinator is charged to provide support and coordination for all teams representing USA Diving, while addressing the needs of the athlete, in competitions, camps and exhibitions.
Strategically plan and coordinate logistics for all international competitions and camps for diving, high diving, junior, and senior athletes (approximately 15 competitions and 5 camps)
Communicate all logistical aspects with the local organizing committee, FINA, and the USOC as needed
Create and distribute informational documents to athletes, parents, coaches, medical staff, judges, and USA Diving staff
Assemble and ship the Team Leader Binder
Forecast expenses for annual budget and track current expenditures
Coordinate National Team Outfitting, provide information to merchandise manger
Oversee USA Diving’s doping control program (USADA)
Communicate athlete’s needs (e.g., nutrition, sports psychology, weight-training, etc.) with our Sports Performance Team at the OTC, handle logistics for necessary travel
Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of two years’ experience in coordinating Olympic team travel
Excellent written and verbal communication skills including high level attention to detail, together with developed networking, negotiation and consultation skills.
Attention to detail and having the ability to manage your time to meet deadlines is critical
Demonstrated leadership, influencing, and communication skills across a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.
Experience with the requirements of International travel
High competency level of MS Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
Strong interpersonal skills and commitment to a high level of customer service
Event operations and logistics experience preferred
USA Diving provides a competitive salary and generous benefits including health and life insurance.