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Athlete Management/Coaching: Team Administration/Operations
Rugby NorCal Operations Manager - Rugby NorCal (Dixon, CA)

Position Description

Rugby NorCal (RNC) is the governing body for all youth (18 and under) rugby in northern California. With over 5,200 members and 65 clubs, RNC is large and growing fast. Future growth will be driven by a comprehensive strategic plan and a transition from volunteer to professional leadership, including a new Operations Manager position.

The RNC Operations Manager will be responsible for three critical primary functions: rugby growth & development (15%), member services (30%), and organizational administration (45%). In addition, the Operations Manager will support the Executive Director with any special projects as needed (10%). This is a full time position with 40 or more hours of work per week anticipated.

Qualifications & Competencies

RNC is looking for a person with a demonstrated commitment to the growth and development of the game of rugby in the United States, as well as knowledge of, and experience with, youth sports. A Bachelor’s degree is required, (MBA desired) with a degree in business preferred. At least two y e a r s o f e x p erienc e i n a s p o r t s management related position, preferably in management, and with an emphasis on operations management, is desired. Excellent oral & written communication skills must be demonstrable, along with the ability to set and implement a detailed plan and to manage complex logistics and multiple projects simultaneously. Adaptability and the ability to update priorities and strategies as needed are desired traits, as is the ability to collaborate effectively with internal and external stakeholders. The Operations Manager will interface frequently with RNC members and other stakeholders and a friendly and positive personality matched with a service-oriented outlook is vital to the success and effectiveness of the position.

Duties & Responsibilities

Rugby Growth & Development

  • Manage initiatives aimed at growing the game at every level and across every category (high school, U8-U18 club, 7s, boys and girls)
  • Implement a comprehensive, structured Rookie Rugby Leauge of youth outreach and implementation in Northern California, including:
    • Identifying target organizations/partners and outreach tactics
    • Delivering Rookie Rugby and Try On Rugby program materials to organizations
    • Assist in the selection, training and supervising of part-time League Coordinators/ Coaches in each sub-region
  • Refine and expand pilot programs aimed at “capturing” participants in youth outreach activities and channeling them into full participation in local club or full Rookie Rugby League activities
  • Support the existing membership and committee leaders to execute development plans, Schedules, trainings, and meetings
  • Support the implementation of continuing referee and coach development programs

Member Services

  • Implement revised organizational policies and procedures and ensure that members have an effective understanding of, and access to these policies
  • Support updated communication pathways and protocols including the RNC website, newsletters, social media, etc., to ensure active and participatory engagement with membership and a broader external audience
  • Manage member categories and ensure top-notch customer-focused member service delivery
  • Uphold disciplinary policies and support the RNC Disciplinary Committee
  • Work with the Executive Director to create a pervasive and self-sustaining positive and supportive youth sports culture within RNC including:
    • Partnership with the local organizations or chapters. e.g. Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA)
    • Implementing policies and incentives for positive behavior by athletes, coaches, parents, fans, etc.

Organizational Administration

  • Effectively take over the duties currently performed by the RNC Executive Director, including:
    • Assisting members with the online registration process
    • Verifying match reports
    • Sending general email notifications to membership
    • Updating website/social media content as needed
    • Supporting annual (AGM) and quarterly BOD Meeting logistical planning and execution
    • Supporting playoff events (trophies, food, setup)
    • Coordinating coaching and referee course logistics
    • Assisting with ordering and shipping supplies for outreach and marketing, etc.

Special Projects

  • Assist and support the Executive Director as needed on designated projects

The Operations Manager is a full time position that will report to the Executive Director of RNC. Compensation will be commensurate with relevant skills and experience, with a starting salary no less that $38,000. The Operations Manager position will be located in the Sacramento area (no relocation assistance available). Certain benefits may be available and are open to negotiation.

Please submit a Resume, cover letter, and at least 3 references to mcarney@rugbynorcal.org by Monday, September 14th, 2015 for consideration.

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Are you eligible to work in the United States?
2. Are you willing and able to relocate at your own expense?
3. Please describe your previous rugby experience.


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Athlete Management/Coaching: Coach
Coach Educator (Chicago) - United States Soccer Federation (Chicago, IL)

Overview

This position will report to the Director of Coaching Education and is based at U.S. Soccer’s headquarters in Chicago, Ill.  The core function of this position is to create course content for all license levels.  This position will also identify, train and assess other course instructors.  In addition, this role will oversee the planning and teaching of courses, clinics and workshops in support of U.S. Soccer’s entire license pathway.  This position requires effective influence through collaboration with a diverse technical group that includes various leaders and stakeholders from U.S. Soccer’s membership. 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Create, edit and maintain training content and educational resources with a specific focus on the Digital Coaching Center (DCC)
  • Lead instructional efforts at courses, clinics and workshops
  • Select, train and assess per diem instructional staff
  • Serve as a contact for updates to content, protocols and license information
  • Manage relationships with technical leaders and the coaching community for the purpose of continuous coaching development
  • Promote a candidate-centered learning environment at coaching schools
  • Other duties as assigned

Education, Work Experience, Special Skills/Knowledge Required

  • Bachelor’s Degree and U.S. Soccer A License
  • Practical instructor experience with U.S. Soccer coaching courses
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient with technology and it’s use as an education tool
  • Exceptional attention to detail and ability to multi-task
  • Strong organizational skills and team player
  • Proven track record of personnel and project management
  • Proactive attitude with exceptional work ethic
  • Strong knowledge of the sport and the overall soccer landscape in the US
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and demanding environment
  • Lifelong learner with shared philosophy of reality based learning in a student centered environment
  • Experience in goalkeeping, fitness or sports science a plus
  • Significant travel required

Benefits

•         401(k), Health, Dental, Vision and Long-Term Disability

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Do you hold a current U.S. Soccer license?


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Athlete Management/Coaching: Coach
Coach Educator (Remote) - United States Soccer Federation (Remote, US)

Overview

This position will report to the Director of Coaching Education and is based remotely. The core function of this position will oversee the planning and teaching of courses, clinics and workshops in support of U.S. Soccer’s entire license pathway.  In addition, this role is to identify, train and assess course instructors and assist in the creation of course content for all license levels.  This position requires effective influence through collaboration with a diverse technical group that includes various leaders and stakeholders from U.S. Soccer’s membership. 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead instructional efforts at courses, clinics and workshops
  • Select, train and assess per diem instructional staff
  • Create, edit and maintain training content and educational resources with a specific focus on the Digital Coaching Center (DCC)
  • Serve as a contact for updates to content, protocols and license information
  • Manage relationships with technical leaders and the coaching community for the purpose of continuous coaching development
  • Promote a candidate-centered learning environment at coaching schools
  • Other duties as assigned

Education, Work Experience, Special Skills/Knowledge Required

  • Bachelor’s Degree and U.S. Soccer A License
  • Practical instructor experience with U.S. Soccer coaching courses
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient with technology and it’s use as an education tool
  • Exceptional attention to detail and ability to multi-task
  • Strong organizational skills and team player
  • Proven track record of personnel and project management
  • Proactive attitude with exceptional work ethic
  • Strong knowledge of the sport and the overall soccer landscape in the US
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and demanding environment
  • Lifelong learner with shared philosophy of reality based learning in a student centered environment
  • Experience in goalkeeping, fitness or sport science a plus
  • Significant travel required

Benefits

•         401(k), Health, Dental, Vision and Long-Term Disability

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Do you hold a current U.S. Soccer license?


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Athlete Management/Coaching: Athletic Trainer/Physical Therapy/Doctor
Athletic Trainer/Manager - Women - USA Water Polo, Inc. (Huntington Beach, CA)

SCOPE OF POSITION

The Athletic Trainer/Manager is responsible for the coordination, implementation, and administration of a comprehensive athletic training and sports medicine program for all USA Water Polo Women's National Teams, including: Senior, Junior, and Olympic Development Program. The Athletic Trainer will provide professional and administrative services essential for the success of the programs and athletes.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND BASIC DUTIES

1.    Oversee sports medicine program for USA Water Polo Senior National Team, including: injury prevention programs, evaluations, management, treatment, rehabilitation, & educational programs including counseling for the athletes at all team practices and competitions.

2.    Design, implement, and supervise a comprehensive sports medicine program for USA Water Polo High Performance, including the following:

•    Athlete injury prevention, evaluations, management, treatment, and rehabilitation programs.

•    Develop and implement educational programs and counseling for the athletes at all scheduled team practices, and home and away competitions. 

•    In collaboration with the senior team head coach and strength & conditioning coach, develop and administer a dynamic warm-up for scheduled team practices and home/away competitions.

•    In collaboration with USAWP Team Physicians and USOC Sports Medicine, coordinate and schedule physical examinations and medical referrals for athletes to determine their readiness for training and competition.

•    Communicate appropriately with coaches and staff in regards to athlete health and wellness status, including injury and rehabilitation.

•    Work in collaboration with the USOC Sport Performance staff and Sports Medicine & Sport Performance Coordinator to ensure safety and efficacy in the design and implementation of fitness, nutrition and conditioning programs customized to meet individual athlete needs.

•    Build a network of medical providers for all High Performance users. Provide AT coverage for all ODP/High Performance events via this network.

•    Maintain compliance with IOC, WADA, USADA, and the Olympic Code in order to provide for maximum sports performance from each athlete.

•    Work with the medical team to schedule and coordinate athletic training staff for coverage of all team practices and competitions as necessary.

•    Assist sports medicine staff in stocking and ordering medical supplies.

•    Evaluate and recommend new techniques and equipment that will enhance and benefit the sports medicine program and the athlete. 

•    Record keeping and documentation with the medical record keeping system is required. This includes but is not limited to starting and completing insurance forms and corresponding with our primary and secondary insurances.

•    Establish programming, educational documents, and protocol for ODP athletes, coaches and staff.

General 

•      Embody the highest ethical standards consistent with the duty to represent the USA

•      Participate as USA Water Polo representative in national and international events where necessary

•      Develop trust of athletes and staff in order to provide the highest level of care

Performance Measurements

•      Quality of record keeping

•      Effectiveness of injury prevention program

•      Overall health of the athletes (injuries, recovery, rehabilitation, etc.)

•      Positive example that reflects the standards of USA Water Polo

•      Professional appearance, conduct, impartiality and communication

Qualifications  

•   Master’s Degree in appropriate area of specialization and 4 – 5 years of professional sport experience (preferably with team sports). Experience and/or familiarity with water polo is preferred.

•   Certified by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification (NATABOC)

•   Licensed Physical Therapist preferred (with licensure in the State of California)

•   Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) preferred

•   Current CPR/First Aid Certification

•  Familiarity with, and knowledge of, all current US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) guidelines, rules, and regulations

•     Available to travel internationally for significant periods of time

•     Familiarity with all USOC Sports Medicine procedures and guidelines

•     Detail oriented and excellent communication skills, both written & oral

•     Knowledge of Excel, Word, Outlook

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                 Local candidates preferred -- no relocation assistance available at this time


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