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2012 Athlete Service Coordinator Positions - Olympic & Paralympic Games
The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and its Athletes’ Advisory Council (AAC) is looking for elite-level athletes in Olympic, Paralympic, or Pan American sports to volunteer at the Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games in London.
- Have you competed in an Olympic, Paralympic, Pan-American Games or Operation Gold event within the preceding 10 years?
- Are you known for your ability to multi-task effectively?
- Are you a great communicator?
- Do you understand the needs of a world-class athlete’s living and training environment?
- Do you thrive in a fast-paced and demanding environment?
If so, apply to be an Athlete Services Coordinator for the 2012 Games in London!
As an Athlete Services Coordinator, you have a great opportunity to give back to the US Olympic Movement in an exciting and rewarding position. It is an experience that will stay with you for life!
The ASC Position Announcement and Job Descriptions are available in PDF format by clicking the links on the right-hand side of the page.
Deadline: 7:00 PM EDT, March 4, 2011
Submit to: Connie Smotek, Chair, ASC Task Force, at email@example.com
What to submit: Letter of interest, résumé, contact information (no photographs, please), and three references.
If you have any questions, please contact us via email.
USOC Athlete Career Program
The USOC and the Adecco Group understand that elite athletes' priority is to focus on their sport career. However, we also know that there comes a point in life when individuals need to make decisions about their post-athletic careers and their future. Through utilizing the ACP, U.S. Olympians, Paralympians, coaches, and Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls can accomplish two main objectives:
- Alleviate career or job-related concerns, outside of the field of play, which will allow them to perform better while training and competing.
- Better prepare themselves for the inevitable transition from sport, thus allowing them to be more focused on their sport while they are an active competitor.
Through the ACP, athletes can receive personalized career management resources and services, such as a personal career coach, resume assistance, access to a variety of seminars, and job placement assistance.
Learn more about the USOC Athlete Career Program.
USADA's "Supplement Safety Now," a public protection initiative, is a nationwide effort to protect Americans whose health is threatened by the consumption of dangerous over-the-counter products disguised as "healthy" supplements. Learn more at www.supplementsafetynow.com.
The Athletes Advantage Tutorial will be updated for 2011. Returning USADA athletes will have the opportunity to watch a shortened version of the tutorial, while new athletes will continue to watch the full-length tutorial to learn about the doping control process.
Be sure to continue to check the Prohibited Substance List before taking any medications.
For more information on USADA, visit www.usantidoping.org.
Dow Chemical Career Opportunities
Paralympians looking for employment are encouraged to apply for career opportunities at Dow Chemical. Job descriptions can be found at www.CareersatDow.com and athletes can contact Kathy McCreedy at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.