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Athlete Management/Coaching: World Class Athlete
Male Youth National Teams Sport Scientist - United States Soccer Federation (Los Angeles, CA)

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.

High Performance Department Overview:

Through a systematic, evidence led approach, provide all male and female senior and youth national teams with world class performance and medical support that is internally respected and globaly envied.  Develop and retain world experts throughout the performance pathway including physical, medical, technical/tactical and psychological development.

By retaining and developing internal experts and knowledge, develop specific research, data and analysis to ensure that all challenges have specific, proven and prior experience/evidence that can be utilized to provide the ultimate performance support for each and every team, player and eventuality.

Primary Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Provide performance support for MYNT as requested by the High Performance Director (HPD)
  • Travel extensively with MYNT to training camps and games both within the United States and abroad
  • Support and guide MYNT coaches in training, planning, and implementation
  • Partners with the medical staff to ensure all testing, screening, monitoring and return to play protocols are optimized and delivered
  • In conjunction with USSF standards, provide monitoring, testing, S&C, and nutrition support to all players within the training camps
  • Ensure all data is collected and stored correctly and disseminated to all required staff and players in line with the USSF standards
  • Build strong relationships with player’s clubs and academic institutes to gather feedback required for performance information
  • Provide performance education to players when required

Other Responsibilities: 

  • Contribute to the education of staff and coaches within the Federation and those enrolled into Federation specific qualification pathways.
  • Support the department with research within performance and medicine
  • Support the development of internal resources required within the High Performance Department
  • Support the development of any performance per-diem staff as required
  • Any other reasonable requests made by the HPD to ensure optimal service for the USSF

 Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 5 years of practical performance experience within elite sport
  • Bachelor degree in Sports Science, Kinesiology, Physiology or related field (or equivalent
  • Master degree preferred
  • Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) Accreditation (or equivalent)
  • Knowledge of and experience with performance requirements for adult and youth athletes
  • Experience working in collaboration with coaches and other support staff
  • Significant experience working with GPS and other monitoring systems
  • First Aid and CPR certification
  • Proficient in computer with software such as: Microsoft Office and Video Editing
  • Strong verbal, written, in-person and presentation communication skills
  • Excellent organizational, data collection, planning and leadership skills

Working at U.S. Soccer is a unique opportunity. Employees who work at U.S. Soccer have the following attributes:

  • Adopt a company centric approach—Serve the Athlete and the Fan
  • Embrace and see learning as a lifelong pursuit
  • Possess a growth mindset—keeps an open mind and seeks new challenges
  • Practice self-assessment and self-reflection
  • Open to criticism and does not make excuses
  • Possess a tireless work ethic
  • Wants to be part of a team that wins
  • Has the ability to be firm but fair
  • Communicate in a direct, open and honest manner
  • Build relationships through genuine interpersonal skills 

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Athlete Management/Coaching: Player Personnel/Scout
Director of Talent Identification-Girls - 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.

Primary Duties

  • Responsible for the development and oversight of a comprehensive and structured national identification plan to identify and track players (focus on ages U14 through U20)
  • Supervision and manage the entire scouting/identification network (full time and part time staff)
  • Create annual scouting calendar to include Youth National Team domestic and international camps centered around the Development Academy competition structure
  • Oversee the Training Centers program
  • Manage scouting technology to assist with process of reporting, data collection and analysis, player tracking, and etc.
  • Create strong working relationships and integrate with all Sport Development programs (Development Academy, Youth National Teams, Coaching Education, Refereeing, High Performance, etc.)
  • Continually evaluate the effectiveness of the program and monitor trends through internal/external and qualitative/quantitative means to help strategize across all related areas of youth development
  • Contribute to content development for elite youth coaching licenses and the creation/instruction of a new Talent Identification license

Minimum Qualifications

  • Expert knowledge of the sport and the overall soccer landscape in the US
  • Strong knowledge of elite youth player development and scouting, including international trends—informed and up to date.
  • Prior leadership and experience successfully managing people
  • Ability to think critically and problem solve
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with ability to communicate effectively to large internal and external audiences
  • Ability to develop constructive and cooperative working relationships and regular communication with key leaders and stakeholders in the soccer community
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Ability to gather information based on observation and receiving from all relevant sources
  • Exceptional time management skills and ability to prioritize workflow
  • Proficient with technology and video editing programs (Scout 7, Wscout, Sportscode, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe, Keynote, etc.)
  • Bilingual (English and Spanish) is preferred
  • Minimum of U.S. Soccer A License or UEFA Pro License
  • Bachelor’s degree required

Working at U.S. Soccer is a unique opportunity. Employees who work at U.S. Soccer have the following attributes:

  • Adopt a company centric approach—Serve the Athlete and the Fan
  • Embrace and see learning as a lifelong pursuit
  • Possess a growth mindset—keeps an open mind and seeks new challenges
  • Practice self-assessment and self-reflection
  • Open to criticism and does not make excuses
  • Possess a tireless work ethic
  • Wants to be part of a team that wins
  • Has the ability to be firm but fair
  • Communicate in a direct, open and honest manner
  • Build relationships through genuine interpersonal skills

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

1. Are you willing to relocate to Chicago?


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Athlete Management/Coaching: Team Administration/Operations
Vice President of Athletics - USA Cycling (Colorado Springs, CO)

The Vice President of Athletics will oversee USA Cycling’s elite athletics programs to ensure they attain outstanding international success at the highest level, efficiently utilize resources, meet best practices in athletics administration, and help grow the sport of cycling in America.  He or she will report directly to the CEO and oversee a staff of 15+, including a highly successful high performance director who leads USA Cycling’s elite athlete development programs and the management of coaching staff.  The Vice President of Athletics will be arriving at time when USA Cycling seeks to substantially revise and enhance its athletics programs, including launching high potential new programs, developing its high performance capabilities, and increasing athlete support.  Building on its remarkable success in Rio with 5 medals won, USA Cycling has the ambition to increase its medal count for the Tokyo quad to 7 medals and is looking for a dynamic leader to drive the organization toward this and other goals.

Key areas of responsibility will include making resource allocation decisions, managing the multi-million dollar athletics budget, overseeing athlete selection processes, securing incremental funding through corporate partnerships, working with the USA Cycling Foundation to increase donations, and overseeing the logistics management of USA Cycling’s athletics operations which span the globe.  In addition, as a member of the senior leadership team of USA Cycling, the Vice President of Athletics will also be responsible for guiding the direction of USA Cycling more broadly in the execution of its mission to grow the sport of cycling in America. 

The Vice President of Athletics will work closely with many areas of USA Cycling’s organization, including: 1) Marketing – to develop and support sponsors and to help leverage the image, rights of use, marks and engaging stories of USA Cycling’s exceptional athletes and programs; 2) Membership – to enhance  membership sales and customer retention by engaging members in USA Cycling’s elite athlete development programs; 3) USA Cycling Foundation – to animate engagement with prospective and current donors; 4) Technical Department – to help them administer the regulations pertaining to elite athletes; 5) Legal – to manage and develop athlete rights and access; 6) IT – to assure  tools and resources required by the athletics department are provided and utilized, particularly regarding communications and information access.

This is the top athletics position in one of the most successful elite athletics organizations in US Olympic sport.  It is a remarkable and highly exciting career opportunity for any sports management executive.

1.    Creating a high performance culture where teams are intensely focused on specific, measurable goals and expected to be best in class

2.    Leading strategic planning and budgeting processes, including making difficult resources allocation decisions

3.    Developing and documenting policies and procedures, including athlete selection and national team access, which balance the interests of all stakeholders, and ensuring adherence through exceptional management and personal influence skills

4.    Establishing successful sponsorships and corporate partnerships and managing their execution to ensure all parties’ objectives are met

5.    Fund-raising from high net worth individuals and foundations by communicating the mission and vision of the organization, expressing passion, and engaging others in a journey of accomplishment

6.    Writing grant proposals and documenting program plans to solicit funding from the USOC and other partners

7.    Overseeing budget management, including working with program managers to most effectively utilize available resources to achieve objectives

8.    Working collaboratively with other departments at USA Cycling to accomplish shared objectives

9.    Demanding high ethical standards from all team members and creating a culture of respect, transparency, and fairness

Other duties as assigned.

This will be a full-time role based at USA Cycling’s national headquarters in Colorado Springs, CO.

The successful candidate ideally comes from a senior role within a performance based athletics organization like an Olympic NGB, professional sports organization, or collegiate athletics department which has achieved outstanding success in the field of play while embodying the highest ideals of sport.  Demonstration of the effective use of resources to accomplish superior results is essential.  Candidate may be an existing highly successful athletics director, or an up and coming sports management executive that has demonstrated exceptional management and leadership skills and is now ready to lead an athletics department.

Experience in competitive cycling is preferred, but not required. 

Essential capabilities and characteristics:

·      Degree in sports management, business management, or equivalent

·      Ability to effectively develop and lead teams

·      Ability to communicate a clear vision of outstanding success and excellence which inspires others

·      Unimpeachable ethical standards with a strong commitment to clean sport and the well-being of athletes

·      Positive, can-do attitude with ability to be creative in overcoming resource limitations

·      Budget management and project management skills and experience

·      Exemplary personal work habits and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously

This role will oversee a department of 15+ professionals.

The employee may occasionally lift and / or move up to 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision.  The employee is regularly required to sit, talk, and hear; use hands to handle or feel objects; and, stand, walk, climb, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

Work is performed both in an office environment, where noise levels are usually moderate, and in a sporting environment where noise levels can be high.

Work is frequently performed around moving mechanical parts and athletes traveling at high speed, which requires close and constant attention to one’s environment.

Frequent air and ground travel will be required.

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

This is a full-time salary position, with compensation commensurate with experience.  Excellent benefits including medical, dental, and vision coverage; paid vacation, holidays, and sick leave; and the opportunity to participate in a 403b plan.


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Athlete Management/Coaching: Coach - Elite Athlete Coach
Women's Endurance Performance Director - USA Cycling (Colorado Springs, CO)

The Women’s Endurance Performance Director will lead the implementation of a women’s high-performance plan across multiple disciplines. This position will support the international success of the United States’ elite female cyclists by using the best technical, sports science, and specialized methods and equipment available to USA Cycling.  The Performance Director will be responsible for ongoing comprehensive assessment and development of individual athletes in a highly collaborative and interactive environment that is focused on maximizing the potential and realized success of each athlete they support.

The Performance Director will possess discipline specific knowledge and be responsible for the development and execution of athlete development plans. Daily duties will include athlete monitoring, data collection and analysis, athlete performance management, and implementing performance projects such as Alphamantis, Winning Algorithms, Solo Shot, or IBM.  Daily duties will also include working with national team coaches and performance team partners in the areas of nutrition, sport psychology, S&C, biomechanics, and aerodynamics – with the goal of ensuring the best performance optimization for each athlete.

The Performance Director will work in close collaboration with, but not limited to, the Vice President of Athletics, Vice President of High Performance, National Team coaching staff, the USA Cycling Development Foundation, USA Cycling sponsors, the United States Olympic Committee, and USA Cycling athletes – as well as their personal coaches, trade teams, and other partners.

This is one of the top coaching and leadership positions in one of the most successful women’s cycling programs in the world.  It is a remarkable and highly exciting career opportunity for any elite cycling coach.

1.    Leading the planning, development, and implementation of high performance plans consistent with USA Cycling’s strategic vision, goals and overarching athlete development philosophy.

2.    Developing high performance programs across multiple disciplines by identifying and recruiting the best and brightest high performance partners and developing USA Cycling’s coaches and staff.

3.    Creating individual athlete development plans, monitoring athlete progress, and ensuring the fulfilment of the sport science needs for each athlete.

4.    Working within all women’s endurance-based road, track, MTB, and cyclocross programs to ensure high standards for athlete support, communication, and teamwork are met.

5.    Developing and maintaining a high-performance environment and culture with superior standards and high expectations which results in the achievement of successful outcomes for athletes, coaches, and USA Cycling.

6.    Providing comprehensive leadership and/or effective management in the areas of finance/budgets, sponsorship, fundraising, HR, contracts, policy development, and staff development.

7.    Demanding high ethical standards from all team members and creating a culture of respect, transparency, and fairness

8.    Fostering a supportive and positive environment which enables athletes and staff to perform at their best.

Other duties as assigned.

This will be a full-time role which for the right candidate could be executed from anywhere in the United States.

·      Level 1 USA Cycling Coaching accreditation or equivalent

·      Bachelor’s degree in sport science (not essential)

·      Possession of an outstanding body of professional experience and training

·      Proven success as an endurance cycling coach at the world-class level

·      Demonstrable, high-level knowledge of scientifically based cycling coaching and training techniques

·      Ability to effectively develop and lead teams

·      Ability to communicate a clear vision of outstanding international success which inspires others

·      Unimpeachable ethical standards with a strong commitment to clean sport and the well-being of athletes

·      Positive, can-do attitude with ability to be creative in overcoming resource limitations

The successful candidate will supervise direct reports, indirect reports, and 15-20 athletes.

The employee may occasionally lift and / or move up to 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision.  The employee is regularly required to sit, talk, and hear; use hands to handle or feel objects; and, stand, walk, climb, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

Work is performed both in an office environment, where noise levels are usually moderate, and in a sporting environment where noise levels can be high.

Work is frequently performed around moving mechanical parts and athletes traveling at high speed, which requires close and constant attention to one’s environment.

Frequent air and ground travel will be required.

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

This is a full-time salary position, with compensation commensurate with experience.  Excellent benefits including medical, dental, and vision coverage; paid vacation, holidays, and sick leave; and the opportunity to participate in a 403b plan.


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Athlete Management/Coaching: Coach - Elite Athlete Coach
Men's Endurance Performance Director - USA Cycling (Colorado Springs, CO)

The Men’s Endurance Performance Director will lead the implementation of a men’s high-performance plan across multiple disciplines. This position will support the international success of the United States’ elite male cyclists by using the best technical, sports science, and specialized methods and equipment available to USA Cycling.  The Performance Director will be responsible for ongoing comprehensive assessment and development of individual athletes in a highly collaborative and interactive environment that is focused on maximizing the potential and realized success of each athlete they support.

The Performance Director will possess discipline specific knowledge and be responsible for the development and execution of athlete development plans. Daily duties will include athlete monitoring, data collection and analysis, athlete performance management, and implementing performance projects such as Alphamantis, Winning Algorithms, Solo Shot, or IBM.  Daily duties will also include working with national team coaches and performance team partners in the areas of nutrition, sport psychology, S&C, biomechanics, and aerodynamics – with the goal of ensuring the best performance optimization for each athlete.

The Performance Director will work in close collaboration with, but not limited to, the Vice President of Athletics, Vice President of High Performance, National Team coaching staff, the USA Cycling Development Foundation, USA Cycling sponsors, the United States Olympic Committee, and USA Cycling athletes – as well as their personal coaches, trade teams, and other partners.

This is one of the top coaching and leadership positions in one of the most successful cycling programs in the world.  It is a remarkable and highly exciting career opportunity for any elite cycling coach.

1.    Leading the planning, development, and implementation of high performance plans consistent with USA Cycling’s strategic vision, goals and overarching athlete development philosophy.

2.    Developing high performance programs across multiple disciplines by identifying and recruiting the best and brightest high performance partners and developing USA Cycling’s coaches and staff.

3.    Creating individual athlete development plans, monitoring athlete progress, and ensuring the fulfilment of the sport science needs for each athlete.

4.    Working within all men’s endurance-based road, track, MTB, and cyclocross programs to ensure high standards for athlete support, communication, and teamwork are met.

5.    Developing and maintaining a high-performance environment and culture with superior standards and high expectations which results in the achievement of successful outcomes for athletes, coaches, and USA Cycling.

6.    Providing comprehensive leadership and/or effective management in the areas of finance/budgets, sponsorship, fundraising, HR, contracts, policy development, and staff development.

7.    Demanding high ethical standards from all team members and creating a culture of respect, transparency, and fairness

8.    Fostering a supportive and positive environment which enables athletes and staff to perform at their best.

Other duties as assigned.

This will be a full-time role which for the right candidate could be executed from anywhere in the United States.

·      Level 1 USA Cycling Coaching accreditation or equivalent

·      Bachelor’s degree in sport science (not essential)

·      Possession of an outstanding body of professional experience and training

·      Proven success as an endurance cycling coach at the world-class level

·      Demonstrable, high-level knowledge of scientifically based cycling coaching and training techniques

·      Ability to effectively develop and lead teams

·      Ability to communicate a clear vision of outstanding international success which inspires others

·      Unimpeachable ethical standards with a strong commitment to clean sport and the well-being of athletes

·      Positive, can-do attitude with ability to be creative in overcoming resource limitations

The successful candidate will supervise direct reports, indirect reports, and 15-20 athletes.

The employee may occasionally lift and / or move up to 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision.  The employee is regularly required to sit, talk, and hear; use hands to handle or feel objects; and, stand, walk, climb, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

Work is performed both in an office environment, where noise levels are usually moderate, and in a sporting environment where noise levels can be high.

Work is frequently performed around moving mechanical parts and athletes traveling at high speed, which requires close and constant attention to one’s environment.

Frequent air and ground travel will be required.

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

This is a full-time salary position, with compensation commensurate with experience.  Excellent benefits including medical, dental, and vision coverage; paid vacation, holidays, and sick leave; and the opportunity to participate in a 403b plan.


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Athlete Management/Coaching: Coach - Elite Athlete Coach
Women's Endurance Track Coach - USA Cycling (Colorado Springs, CO)

SUMMARY

The Women’s Endurance Track Coach will be responsible for leading USA Cycling’s Women’s Endurance Track Program through the next Olympic cycle to meet our goal of being the number one women’s endurance track program in the world.  This role will be the head coach for the program and will focus on identifying and developing a deep pool of world-class athletes.  The role will also lead a team of assistant coaches, technical partners, and sports performance specialists to ensure our athletes receive the best possible equipment, training, and support.

The Women’s Endurance Track Coach will work in close collaboration with many USA Cycling stakeholders including, but not limited to: USA Cycling Foundation (fundraising arm), USA Cycling’s sponsors and partners, the United States Olympic Committee, and the media.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES
1.    Develop short and long-term strategies and programs for building the best women’s endurance track program in the world
2.    Ensure athletes are supported at the highest possible level to achieve remarkable international success
3.    Identify, recruit, and develop new talent for the program
4.    Provide team leadership to the women’s endurance track team in multiple disciplines
5.    Ensure athlete selection and program access processes are adhered to and implemented in a fair and transparent manner
6.    Collaborate with all stakeholders for success in fundraising, sponsorship development, brand management, and external communications
7.    Effectively recruit and manage support staff and partners
8.    Manage the day-to-day operations of the program to ensure the efficient use of financial and people resources
9.    Oversee essential administrative duties, particularly budget management
10.   Foster a supportive and positive environment which ensures the health and well-being of athletes and staff

Other duties as assigned.

DESIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

·        Level 1 USA Cycling Coaching accreditation or equivalent

·        Bachelor’s degree in sport science

·        Proven success as an endurance track coach at the world-class level

·        Demonstrable, high-level knowledge of scientifically based cycling coaching and training techniques

·        Ability to effectively develop and lead teams

·        Ability to communicate a clear vision of outstanding international success which inspires others

·        Unimpeachable ethical standards with a strong commitment to clean sport and the well-being of athletes

·        Positive, can-do attitude with ability to be creative in overcoming resource limitations

·        Budget management and project management skills and experience

LOCATION AND NATURE OF ROLE

This will be a full-time role based at USA Cycling’s national headquarters in Colorado Springs, CO.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY

This role will likely oversee 20+ athletes, supervise 3-6 staff members, and lead a wide range of external high performance partners and experts

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS

The employee may occasionally lift and / or move up to 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision.  The employee is regularly required to sit, talk, and hear; use hands to handle or feel objects; and, stand, walk, climb, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

Work is performed both in an office environment, where noise levels are usually moderate, and in a sporting environment where noise levels can be high.

Work is frequently performed around moving mechanical parts and athletes traveling at high speed, which requires close and constant attention to one’s environment.

Frequent air and ground travel will be required.

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

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

This is a full-time salary position, with compensation commensurate with experience.  Excellent benefits including medical, dental, and vision coverage; paid vacation, holidays, and sick leave; and the opportunity to participate in a 403b plan.


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