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National Events Manager - USA Fencing (Colorado Springs, CO)

USA Fencing is the National Governing Body (NGB) for the sport of fencing in the United States. Its mission is to grow and promote the sport of fencing in the United States, honor its rich traditions and to achieve sustained international success.

Position Overview
The Senior National Events Manager will be responsible for coordinating USA Fencing tournaments which include the North American Cup series, international events held in the U.S. and other championship events.  The position will report to the Director Operations and will involve frequent interaction with National Office staff members, contractors and event volunteers.
 
Primary Duties

  • Responsible for management of fencing tournaments held in the United States, including approximately 2-3 international tournaments on the World Cup Circuit as well as 8 national tournaments.
  • Oversee domestic fencing tournaments, including coordinating hotel and travel arrangements for tournament volunteers, managing catering needs, shipping tournament equipment, hiring and coordinating additional event contractors (AV, electrical, decorators, etc), ordering event supplies, print materials, and signage for events.
  • Manages on-site tournament operations including setup/takedown and organization of check-in and registration.
  • Serve as main contact for members, volunteers and Local Organizing Committee members as well as Convention and Visitor’s Bureau/Sports Commission and Convention Center staff.
  • Serve as a contact in the National Office for national inquiries including registration and qualification paths. Also responsible for updating tournament information on website and in operations manuals.
  • Work with relevant National Office staff to assist with data management for national events, including tournament seeding.
  • Provide assistance to the Director of Operations with city evaluation for future tournaments to include organizing bids for events and evaluating / visiting potential locations; may attend sports conferences to promote USA Fencing events.
  • Work with the Communications Department to coordinate national event marketing and communications needs, including community outreach opportunities to help grow the sport in areas in which tournaments are held.
  • Responsible for data analysis of events to include examining a large volume of tournament data, finding trends in the data and creating tournament schedules.
  • Assist with the creation of the events budget and monitor expenses and revenue to meet or exceed budget goals.
  • Collaborate with other staff members and contractors to develop plans to expand and improve tournament operations, including technology improvements; conduct event surveys for designated tournaments.
  • Supervise relevant staff members within the National Events Department.
  • Additional duties as assigned.
     

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing or sports management and 4-6 years of experience in event management preferred.
  • Professional experience effectively managing staff, including full-time staff, contractors, volunteers, etc.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work well with others in both office and tournament-based settings.
  • Strong analytical skills a requirement; must have the ability to collect and analyze information, problem-solve and make decisions.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize tasks and projects and multi-task, while working independently and in team situations involving fellow staff members and relevant volunteer committees.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and website content management systems required. Experience with CAD a plus.
  • Ability to maintain confidential or sensitive information.
  • Experience with the sport of fencing is ideal, but not required.
  • Travel required and must have ability to work a flexible schedule, including weeknights and weekends as needed.

Other Information

  • The USA Fencing National Office is located in Colorado Springs, CO; ability to work from National Office is required.
  • The employee will be required to occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 lbs.
  • This is a full-time exempt position with benefits and competitive salary.

Application Process

To be considered, applicants must submit a cover letter and resume.

Review of resume and applications will begin immediately and applicants will be accepted until May 3, 2017.


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