USA FIELD HOCKEY is recognized by the United States Olympic Committee as the national governing body for the sport of field hockey in the USA. USA Field Hockey has over 26,000 members and oversees the junior national and Olympic teams and is responsible for the development and promotion of the game

USA Field Hockey Job Opportunities:

Sport Development Coordinator | Colorado Springs, Colo.
Closes: Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Summary:

The Sport Development Coordinator is responsible for assisting in the delivery and execution of the sport developmental programs of USA Field Hockey.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assists in the delivery, management, marketing and optimization of the USA Field Hockey youth development, umpire and coach education programs including the Fundamental Field Hockey Equipment Grant Program and all Coach Education initiatives including our Foundations, Accreditation Courses and Workshops.

  • Reviews and updates sport development, umpire and coach education sections of the website to ensure content is accurate. Creates social media posts as necessary to promote programs and initiatives

  • Assists in the creation and maintenance of key stakeholder databases in Webpoint, USA Field Hockey’s proprietary software system

  • Assist in managing high quality programs that produce enjoyable field hockey experiences for participants, parents, coaches, and volunteers

  • Help ensure all programs and services are consistent with USA Field Hockey policies and protocols

  • Assists in the creation and delivery of USA Field Hockey diversity and inclusion initiatives, meeting program and athlete targets, while working closely with grant funding partners to ensure that program milestones and grant requirements are accomplished

  • With the Commercial Manager and National Development Director, helps deliver partner obligations

  • Periodically attends national and regional sport and youth conferences and events for marketing our developmental programs

  • Assists in the development of reports as necessary

  • Help prepare budgets and forecasts for Sport Development and Coach Education programs and initiatives

  • Provides superior customer service to internal and external constituents

    • Manages auxiliary sport development email inboxes

  • Perform other related duties as assigned

Education:

  • Bachelor's degree required

 Licensure & Certification:

  • None

 Experience:

  • Minimum 1 year experience working in the sports industry field
  • Ideal candidate has a passion for sports development and field hockey
  • Experience providing high level customer service
  • Experience working independently

 Skills:

  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office programs
  • Prefer candidate with video editing experience
  • Have exceptional interpersonal and communication skills both written and verbal
  • Ability to multi-task, handle frequent interruptions and competing priorities, be good at time management and meet deadlines

 Tools, Equipment, & Conditions:

  • This is primarily an office position, although some field work will be required. Incumbent will need to be able to successfully operate basic office equipment with ease.  Incumbent will also be required do to some lifting of no more than 50 lbs. Long periods of sitting may occur.  Field work may consist of standing for long periods of time, crouching, reaching and bending.  Field work may also be in areas of high noise levels.  Some travel and work on weekends is required of this position.

 Work Location:

  • Preferably Colorado Springs, CO in the USA Field Hockey National Office, through remote candidates will be considered. 

Salary Range:

  • Commensurate with experience and qualifications

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Human Resources and Office Manager | Colorado Springs, Colo.
Closes: Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Summary:

The Human Resources/Office Manager manages all aspects of benefits, employee relations and retention and assists with office administrative duties as needed.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Benefits Duties

  • Administers employee health, welfare and retirement plans company-wide. Benefit programs include: 403B Retirement Plan, Medical/dental/vision/life insurance, workers’ compensation, leave of absence, Flexible Spending (Section 125).  Responsible for annual filing of Form 5500.

  • Coordinates health, life and disability insurance enrollments and communicates with service providers concerning routine administration of programs

  • Manages annual open enrollment period each year.  Arranges for distribution of materials from carriers, assists with communicating changes to employees.  Processes changes within deadlines

  • Serves as COBRA Administrator for company; assures compliance with COBRA guidelines by preparing letters and other paperwork as directed; receives and records COBRA insurance premium payments

  • Acts as liaison between employees and insurance providers to resolve benefit related problems and ensure effective utilization of plans and positive employee relations.

  • Strives to ensure employee understanding of benefit programs by regularly generating communication and counseling employees.

  • Resolves employee complaints related to health and welfare plans.  Refers difficult or very complex complaints to manager as needed.

  • Acts as liaison with various insurance carriers and fosters effective relationships with client representatives.

  • Acts as a resource for Payroll/HR contacts to ensure their understanding and compliance with benefit and HR policies and regulations.

  • Keeps management advised of potential problem areas and recommends/implements solutions as appropriate.

    Duties & Responsibilities Continued:

     Human Resources Functions

  • Keeps employee records up-to-date by processing employee status changes in timely fashion.

  • Maintains listing of approved positions along with assigned salary grade levels.

  • Processes personnel action forms and assures proper approvals; disseminates approved forms.

  • Prepares paperwork required to place employee on payroll and establishes personnel file.  Maintains personnel files in compliance with applicable legal requirements.

  • Assists in hiring process for FT, PT and intern positions by coordinating job posting on Web site and other platforms as appropriate, reviewing resumes, performing telephone and in-person interviews and reference checks.

  • Develops and leads onboarding process for new hires.

  • Identify and secure appropriate training opportunities for employees to support ongoing career development.

  • Maintains compliance with federal and state regulations concerning employment

  • Handles employee relations counseling, outplacement counseling and exit interviewing

  • Administers compensation program; performs compensation analysis on each position; monitors performance evaluation program and revises as necessary

  • Administers various human resources plans and procedures for all company personnel; assists in development and implementation of personnel policies and procedures; prepares and maintains employee handbook and policies and procedures manual.

  • Writes, revises, edits and proofreads company policies and procedures and related documents as needed.  Uses electronic benefits bulletin board and other vehicles to communicate information.  Produces the company telephone directory.

  • Works with Communications department to ensure all HR content on the website is appropriately communicated.

  • Develops internship program with each department that would like to participate. Develops Job Descriptions, recruits, hires, onboards and trains interns.

Office Administration Duties

  • Point of contact with telephone and voice mail system providers, employee cell phones, office copier vendor; handles minor repairs and coordinates repairs with technicians when required

  • Provides training for new and current employees on communication systems, including telephone and voice mail

  • Oversees special events for staff by coordinating committees and schedules, and staying within budget

  • Participates in administrative staff meetings and attends other meetings and seminars.

  • Maintains company organization charts and employee directory

  • Assists with travel arrangements for the Executive Director and Board of Directors.

    Other Duties

  • Performs other related duties as required and assigned

    Minimum Qualifications Required:

  Education:

  • A bachelor’s degree is preferred

Experience:

  • Minimum 3 years’ Human Resources experience
  • Experience administering 403B or 401 (k) retirement programs
  • Familiarity with COBRA, ERISA, FMLA and related state and federal regulations required

Skills:

  • Technical experience, including responsibility for maintaining computer systems or any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Tools, Equipment, & Conditions:

  • Primarily an office sitting position requiring occasional lifting of no more than 15 pounds. Incumbent will need to be able to successfully operate basic office equipment with ease. Noise level is moderate to low. Some travel may be required.

Work Location:

  • Colorado Springs, Colorado

Salary Range:

  • Commensurate with experience and qualifications

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

  1. Describe your experience with developing: 1. Professional Development plans. 2. Internship Program. 3. Performance Review Process and Program.
  2. Describe your experience with 403B administration.
  3. Describe a typical orientation program for new employees.

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National Teams Manager | Lancaster, Pa.
Closes: Thursday, October 6, 2016

Summary:

The National Teams Manager will work with the WNT Head Coach to administer all aspects of the Senior Women’s National Team Program. This will involve liaising with the relevant Women’s National Team High Performance Staff and USA Field Hockey departments in all matters concerning the dissemination of information to the Women’s National Team.  Manage day to day administration of the Junior High Performance (JHP) Teams program and assist in the continuing development of a high performance culture within the Women’s Senior and JHP programs.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Administrative Duties

    • Out of Competition Duties

      • Communicate all Women’s National Team Program information as required by the Head Coach

      • Liaise with the Head Coach to ensure the smooth running of the Women’s National Team Program

      • Act as the first point of contact for any administrative inquiries relating to the Women’s National Team

      • Manage Women’s National Team athletes’ monthly stipends

      • Liaise directly with USADA and oversee the quarterly athlete Registererd Testing Pool (RTP) for the Women’s National Team

      • Organize all travel, travel documentation, venues and transport for the team as necessary

      • Organize all training and competition kit for Senior and Junior High Performance Teams including embroidery

      • Ensure correct kit for international competition including names, numbers, blood shirts etc.

      • Assist in building and managing budgets for all WNT programs/events

      • Manager the delivery and execution of annual athlete contracts

      • Manage the budget for training and competition kit for Senior and Junior High Performance Teams

      • Liaise with Women’s National Team Manager travelling with the WNT in relation to travel and international competition

      • Complete and submit team sheets (FIH TMS system)

      • Liaise directly with kit sponsor(s) and players to ensure timely order, delivery and correct allocation of kit on budget

      • Assist with organization and ordering playing equipment such as game/practice balls etc.

      • Administer team expenses

      • Compile tour call up letter details and disseminate to team

      • Maintain database of player caps & records

      • Responsible for maintaining appropriate stationery and office stocks in USA Field Hockey office at The Nook

  • Duties at Spooky Nook:

    • Main contact with Spooky Nook administration

    • Coordinate meeting room and facility usage

    • Coordinate player meals

    • Coordinate guest pass access to USA Field Hockey areas

Liaise with Spooky Nook in relation to Women’s National Team needs surrounding training, events and matches

Player Appearance Duties:

  • Coordinate player appearances as requested by USA Field Hockey and USA Field Hockey stakeholders

  • Coordinate additional community outreach player appearances

  • Communicate closely with the Head Coach in relation to player appearance requests

  • Liaise with USA Field Hockey marketing department

  • Create a player appearance protocol and communicate protocol as appropriate

  • Create a database of appearance requests and completion

  • Liaise with players, sponsors/partners and third parties

  • JHP National Team Program duties:

    • Liaise with the JHP Coaches in relation to the training and competition program

    • Act as the first point of contact for any administrative inquiries relating to the JHP Programs

    • Assist in building and managing budgets for the JHP programs

    • Organize all travel, travel documentation, venues and transport for the JHP teams as necessary

    • Liaise with the JHP Managers in relation to camps, international tours and details

  • Other Duties

    • Work with the High Performance team to ensure effective integration of support services and communications across the Women’s National Team

    • Offer a positive role model for athletes and staff

    • Assist in USA Field Hockey activities where required

    • Other duties as directed by the Head Coach

Minimum Qualifications Required:

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree is required

Experience:

  • Experience in high performance sports and sports development, specifically Field Hockey, is preferred
  • Minimum of 2 years’ administrative experience dealing with scheduling, organizing, data entry and finance work
  • Experience working independently
  • Experience in planning and organization with attention to detail
  • Experience of managing teams in a high performance tournament environment is preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to meet competing demands through effective prioritization in a results oriented environment.
  • Demonstrated success in managing individual differences and group dynamics
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment, observe confidentiality, use discretion and initiative

Skills:

  • Ability to build and nurture key professional relationships
  • Have exceptional interpersonal and communication skills both written and verbal
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office programs
  • Ability to multi-task, handle frequent interruptions and competing priorities, be good at time management and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and remain calm under pressure
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Strong awareness of self and self-regulation
  • Must be flexible and approachable with a positive attitude
  • Ability to thrive and willingness to work in a pressured environment with irregular and long hours
  • Driven by achieving results and a passion to exceed

Tools, Equipment, & Conditions:

  • Office work will be required; incumbent will need to be able to successfully operate office equipment with ease.  Incumbent must be flexible with their schedule as work on weekends, evenings and holidays is also be required.

Work Location:

  • Lancaster, Pa.

Salary Range:

Commensurate with experience and qualifications

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Strength and Conditioning Coach | Lancaster, Pa.
Closes: Thursday, October 13, 2016

Summary:

The Strength & Conditioning Coach works with the Women’s Head Coach to develop, implement and lead an integrated strength, conditioning and sports science program for the US Women’s National Team, in line with the Women’s Head Coach’s Program, that will lead to success at FIH, Pan American and Olympic competition.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • U.S. Women’s National Team Duties

    • Lead and provide individualized strength and conditioning programs based on current needs analysis, screening processes, testing and monitoring data

    • Deliver a physical performance program that complements current performance targets, training needs and competition schedule of the USAFH program

    • Developing novel and innovating training and monitoring methodologies that will serve to make the USAFH performance program world leading

    • Continually monitor, review and work with the medical team services to ensure the needs of the women’s Head Coach are met in conjunction with the Orthopedic Group and other appropriate service providers

    • Support the Head Coach with input into budget preparation and budget management for physical performance services into the women’s hockey performance program.

    • Maintain an effective working relationship with the Women’s Senior Team Head Coach, other USAFH Senior Management Team members, the Nook staff, coaches and the Orthopedic Associates of Lancaster, contributing to the strategic development and direction of USAFH

    • Collaborate with the medical team in the development of robust and effective ‘return to play’, ‘injury prevention’ and ‘screening’ protocols

    • Collaborate with the WNT Head Coach and medical team in multi-disciplinary team meetings to address on-going athlete performance status and support the review processes

    • Drive and manage research and innovation projects in conjunction with Women’s Head Coach’s performance model

  • Junior High Performance Resource Duties

    • Provide a long-term development pathway to link the strength and conditioning activities of JHP players with senior athletes training full-time at the Spooky Nook facility

    • Develop system, resources and protocols that will support and provide a long-term development pathway for the JHP players through to senior level

    • Be available from time to time (whether via teleconference, e-mail, webex, meeting etc. as reasonably required) as a resource for the JHP coaches to share relevant and appropriate information that would benefit the development of the JHP program and pathway

  • Other Duties

    • Represent USA Field Hockey nationally and internationally as reasonably requested by the Executive Director at conferences, seminars, the media, and other occasions as necessary and when available and where such conferences, seminars and other appearances do not conflict with the timing of the program

    • Represent USA Field Hockey at all times in a professional and personal manner that reflects positively upon the program, the organization and the United States of America

    • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications Required:

Education:

  • Degree in Sports Science or equivalent NSCA  

Licensure & Certification:

  • CPR and First Aid Certified

Experience:

  • Must be able to work with cutting edge technologies in team sports such as GPS, Heart Rate Monitoring, etc.
  • Experience travelling with a team to major international competition at senior level
  • Highly competent in performance profiling, trend analysis, data mining and managing large longitudinal data sets that systematically track and objectify performance
  • Ability to scientifically validate and interpret methodology
  • Knowledge of field hockey and female hockey athletes is preferred

Skills:

  • Must be an expert in various computer systems and platforms including Microsoft Office, Outlook and Excel in particular using data packages to manage and interrogate novel data sets.
  • Strong communications skills both written and verbal and an ability to communicate complex data in terms that are easily understood by a wide range of audiences.
  • Ability to prioritize own workload
  • Ability to balance conflicting demands and tight deadlines
  • Excellent problem solving and decision making skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Open minded with a view to adopting new practices
  • Highly motivated, positive disposition with a passion for high performance sport
  • Personal integrity and the ability to invoke trust and respect from others
  • Ability to build and nurture key professional relationships
  • Communicate clearly both written and verbal

Tools, Equipment, & Conditions:

This is primarily a field position where incumbent will be primarily standing, bending, crouching, and lifting of not more than 20 lbs. Office work will be required so incumbent will need to be able to successfully operate basic office equipment with ease.  Noise levels can be rather loud especially in indoor settings where whistles and crowd applause may be excessive. Traveling long distances by plane or car is required and may require sitting for long periods of time. Incumbent must be flexible with their schedule as work on weekends, evenings and holidays is also be required.

Work Location:

This role will be predominantly based at Spooky Nook Sports, Lancaster, Pa., with significant overseas team travel to competition and tours.

Salary Range:

Commensurate with experience and qualifications

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