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Chief Executive Officer - USA Diving (Indianapolis, IN)

USA Diving, Inc. is the sole official national governing body for the sport of Olympic diving in the United States. USA Diving, Inc. is responsible for enabling USA athletes to achieve sustained competitive excellence in Olympic competition, for promoting and developing participation and public interest in the sport of diving in the USA and for operating consistent with a tax-exempt status in accordance with section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code.

Reporting and Accountabilities

The CEO of USA Diving, Inc. reports to and is accountable to the USA Diving Board of Directors.

Overall Responsibilities
The CEO is responsible for the organization's consistent achievement of its mission and financial objectives and for its day-to-day operations. As such, he/she is in charge of the administrative headquarters, directs the staff and administers the policies and operations of the organization in accordance with the policies and regulations established by the Board of Directors.

Program Development and Administration

  • Understanding of fundamental and current issues in USA Diving, Inc. or a similar sport and a passion to address the issues in such a way to benefit the safety, opportunity, and overall well-being of the athlete body
  • Develop and implement a long-range strategy toward which consistent and timely progress is made
  • Provide insightful leadership in developing programs, organizational and financial plans with the Board of Directors and staff while carrying out plans and policies authorized by the Board
  • Create strategies for and oversee, corporate partnerships, fundraising, marketing, coaching education/certification, coordinate team selection procedures at all levels and membership expansion
  • Maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the field from the past, present and foreseeable future


  • Communicate with the Board on the state of the organization and any important factors influencing that state
  • Develop collegial, fiscal, and partnering relationships with all sport partner organizations including the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), FINA, United States Anti-Doping Agency, United States Aquatic Sports and all other organizations that participate in or have interest in the diving world
  • Act as spokesperson of USA Diving, Inc.
  • Establish sound working relationships and cooperative arrangements with constituent groups as well as community groups, schools, universities and additional sports organizations

Staff Relations

  • Recruit, lead and supervise staff, and make changes when necessary
  • Approve job descriptions for national office staff; ensure not-for-profit standard human resource practices are adhered to and perform and sign off on annual performance evaluations
  • See that an effective management team, with appropriate provision for succession, is in place
  • Provide educational opportunities for staff and volunteers for professional development and education relating to their specialized work within the organization
  • Develop and execute a total organizational program to ensure that each staff member understands how his or her specialized work contributes to the mission of USA Diving, Inc. 
  • Maintain a climate that attracts, motivates and retains qualified, and enthusiastic staff and volunteers 
  • Oversight of the High Performance Director and in full consultation with the High Performance Director, the competitive development program

Budget and Finance

  • Ensure that USA Diving, Inc. operates within standard not-for-profit financial and accounting practices
  • Work with the staff, Audit Committee, and the Board in establishing a budget; see that the organization operates within budget guidelines; develop and execute fundraising program
  • Possess and utilize the ability to successfully negotiate all contracts as authorized by the Board of Directors; negotiate and procure sponsorships on behalf of USA Diving, Inc.
  • Demonstrated ability to grow revenues and increase membership base

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities of the Successful Candidate:

  • Proven success in effectively leading, building, managing, motivating, encouraging professional growth of, and delegating to staff
  • Skilled written and oral communicator on all levels along with ability to liaise with Board of Directors, the USOC, FINA, and other organizations within and related to the sport
  • Knowledge and skill to manage a budget effectively
  • Ability to remain organized and maneuver effectively in a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment, while maintaining great attention to detail and provide clear decision-making leadership under pressure
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills, proven ability to establish and maintain relationships with grassroots thru elite level programs, as well as on a business-to-business level
  • Ability to communicate with athletes and membership body on a relative level
  • Demonstrated ability to assertively coordinate major diving competitions throughout the USA, such as Junior Nationals, Senior Nationals, Olympic Trials and international events
  • Significant familiarity or experience with NCAA structure, rules and regulations
  • Public relations and media relation skills, a high degree of technological savvy to be able to use best practices for information technology including social and digital media for the growth and efficiency of the corporation
  • Possess a working understanding of the history and trials of USA Diving as an organization, along with the sport of diving in the United States and its position internationally

Other Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree or higher preferred; minimum ten+ years business experience required, with five year’s experience in a non-profit sports organization preferred
  • Ability to create, develop and oversee the implementation of strategic and innovative business plans
  • Demonstrated financial management skills, including budgeting, planning and administration
  • A track record of success in membership development and growth
  • Experience organizing and managing key personnel, support agencies and other constituents and delegating responsibility appropriately; proven success in overseeing the completion of projects
  • Political instinct and acumen with skills in issues management and dispute resolution as well as the experience to operate on many levels while bringing diverse groups to consensus, always knowing the most critical and essential outcome is serving the athletes so they can excel
  • A collaborative, team-oriented management style that engages volunteer leadership
  • Ability to prepare for and travel extensively to competitions, conferences, meetings and presentations, nationally and internationally
  • Position requires full-time residence in Indianapolis or neighboring community

Please include cover letter with application. 

USA Diving Board of Directors
Applicants who are invited to interview will be asked to provide references.  
USA Diving is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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