USS Short Track Manager/Assistant Coach
Closing Date: May 11, 2014
Area: HP Programs
Department/Unit: Short Track Speedskating
Job Family: Administration/Coaching
Nature of the Work:
The US Speedskating (USS) Short Track Program Manager is a full time position that reports to the USS High Performance Director (or designee). The position is at-will employment, eligible for participation in current USS Speedskating benefits, including health insurance, long-term disability, retirement plan, vacation pay, etc. Hours vary from 8-10 hours a day with heavier commitment necessary during the peak skating season. Extensive travel during the year may be required. Evenings and weekends should be expected as much of the sporting environment occurs during non-office hours.
US Speedskating is the National Governing Body for the sports of Long and Short Track Speed Skating in the United States. The mission of US Speedskating’s Short Track Program is to support Short Track athletes in achieving consistent world-class competitive skating excellence, to embody world class ideals, and to serve as a model for developing programs and skaters.
Qualifications/Expertise Required of the Position:
This position works primarily in the environment of the USS National Training Center, currently located at the Utah Olympic Oval in Kearns, Utah. The position supports the Administrative needs of Short Track Speedskating in the United States and additionally supports the athletes of the Short Track National Training Program (NTP). The position is expected to interact closely with other USS staff and departments in meeting the goals of the organization.
- Comprehension of both ISU and USS Short Track Rules and Regulations is required.
- Knowledge of sport bodies and partners such as the ISU, USOC, USADA, UAF, PNIC etc. is needed.
- Excellent organization skills and the ability to work under pressure is required.
- Responsible for keeping track of the Short Track Rules and Regulations and Short Track athlete stratification Levels (1, 2 & 3).
- Ability to foster and maintain excellent positive working relationships with the USS program coaches and staff, partnering oval programs and development programs is needed.
- Must have technical knowledge of Short Track and advanced knowledge of Short Track Equipment.
- Advanced certification as a USS coach preferred.
- Ability to work within, implement, respect and adhere to USS policies and procedures.
The USS Short Track Manager will support Domestic Short Track Speedskating administratively and support the USS Short Track NTP Head Coach with coaching and skate technical expertise in shared time with his/her administrative duties. The position is subject to a required USS background check and completion of the Safe Sport training is mandatory as well as any additional training and/or requirements to keep them in good standing within USS.
Budget and Financial Responsibilities
- Carries out duties under the direction and guidance of the High Performance Director (or designee).
- Works with the High Performance Director (or designee) and program staff in building a sustainable HP model utilizing venue/partner programs to create a pipeline of successful high performance development athletes and coaches.
- Considered the administrative management lead for Short Track with US Speedskating.
- Oversees communication and responsibilities with partnering groups such as the ISU and USADA with various/needed Short Track athletes.
- Works with the USS Event Director in planning and arranging logistics of events for domestic Short Track events across the United States and event bids for ISU Short Track events.
- Liaise with USS Short Track Head Coach, support staff and venue/development coaches as appropriate at practice, training session, and competitions.
- May be called upon to support other Short Track training groups (including venue partners) during coach absences for either other team travel or unforeseen circumstances.
- Supports USS events and competitions planning with general and specific expertise when requested.
- Designs and contributes knowledge and materials and is instrumental in the creation of the USS High Performance Plan.
- Monitors Short Track Specific equipment and educates skaters on equipment set up and maintenance.
- Helps manage logistics as a key member of a Performance Enhancement Team reviewing essential physiological measures, support services and individual progress of NTP athletes.
- Effectively implement policy and procedures to assist leadership in the Short Track Programs area.
- Responsible for any reasonable additional duties and tasks assigned by the supervisor.
Communication and Professional Development:
- Demonstrates responsibility for budget/forecasting and applicable rules/restrictions of respective program area.
- Helps plan detailed budgets/forecasting for the needs of the program with the HP Director (or designee)
- Demonstrates and respects USS budgetary/forecasting policies and procedures.
- Produces timely and accurate detailed expense, budget/forecast, and status reports as required.
- Works within budgetary/forecasting guidelines, is proactive, and works collaboratively in being a part of USS and achieving the greater goals of the organization.
- Stays up to date on the latest developments in areas relevant to Short Track Speed Skating.
- Ensures positive communication with athletes, coaches, staff and membership.
- Instills continual exchange of knowledge and ideas within USS Short Track program staff.
- Regularly attends USS meetings, planning sessions, sponsor functions and others as requested and/or assigned.
- Educates athletes, members, clients, sponsors, partners, and additional third parties regarding USS Speed Skating programs and policies where appropriate and shares knowledge for the benefit of colleagues and the next generation of USS coaches when necessary.
- Works closely when necessary with the USOC, the ISU, and other external coaches and support staff.
Interested candidates please submit you cover letter and resume to Mr. Guy Thibault, USS High Performance Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org by no later than midnight (MST) May 11th, 2014