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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 openings:

National Development Director - USA Field Hockey (Colorado Springs, CO)


The National Development Director is responsible for growing the sport of field hockey through delivery of effective and responsible national development programs for players, coaches and umpires.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Develop, review, evolve and follow a Sport Development Plan

    • Ensure that development efforts remain consistent and contemporary with the USA Field Hockey Strategic Plan

    • Work with the leadership team to evolve development strategy

    • Develop and evolve programs and services to best achieve development strategy

  • Create and evolve national development programs for delivery on the local level to ultimately responsibly grow the sport of field hockey.

  • Establish objectives and processes for regional delivery of national programs.

  • Ensure that annual targets for developmental activities are met in each region across all areas including:

    • Player Development, Umpire Recruitment and Training, Coach Education and Accreditation

      • Ultimately responsible for the quality and delivery of the FUNdamental Field Hockey Grant Program (including Physical Educator Edition)

      • Ultimately responsible for the quality and delivery of the Futures and Olympic Development Program (through Junior National Camp)

      • Develop, review and evolve and follow Futures program strategic plan

      • Ultimately responsible for quality and delivery of Coaching Education Program

  • Manage staff in multiple development functions of the organization:

    • Senior Manager of Coaching Education

      • Guide priority setting process for coaching education programming

      • Guide timelines for completion of large projects

      • Monitor progress and provide support for priorities and timelines

      • Monitor progress and provide support priorities and timelines

    • Senior Manager of Futures and Olympic Development Program

      • Guide priority setting for programs

      • Guide timeline and quality of annual programmatic delivery

      • Monitor progress and provide support for priorities and timelines

  • Design, manage and execute the USA Field Hockey National Convention

    • Plan overall event with respect to venue and programming

    • Create and maintain budget for event

    • Work with a task force to ensure appropriate programming in various constituent tracks

    • Work with various department heads to ensure appropriate representation at event where needed

    • Create and monitor event registration

    • Create and follow timeline for tasks leading to event

    • Onsite act as lead for overall event

    • Review past year’s event and continually improve to ensure member satisfaction

  • Lead initiatives to generate broader adoption of field hockey at school and university

    • Collaborate with the State Associations and NFHS to encourage additional field hockey programs at schools

    • Advocate for field hockey to be in elementary school curriculums

  • Additional Responsibilities include:

    • Provide reports as required to Executive Director

    • Represent USA Field Hockey's development programs, champion the initiatives, be the organizational spokesperson for the developmental programming

    • With the Commercial Manager, deliver partner obligations

    • Ensure all programs and services are consistent with USA Field Hockey policies and protocols including Safe Sport

    • Prepare budget and forecasts for Development activities.

    • Enlist support from members, staff, board members and volunteers to provide leads

    • Monitor and where appropriate, translate best practice from other sports and hockey in other countries

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications Required:


·      Bachelor’s degree is required

·      Masters degree preferred

Licensure & Certification:

·       None


·      Minimum 8 years’ experience in the sports industry field

·      Experience in sports development and coaching and in particular field hockey is preferred

·      Demonstrated experience in managing a departmental budget

·      Demonstrated experience in managing a team of staff to achieve individual and departmental milestones


·      Must be proficient in Microsoft Office programs

·      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 a field position, although some office work will be required.  Incumbent will be required do to some lifting of no more than 20lbs. 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. Incumbent will need to be able to successfully operate basic office equipment with ease. Travel and work on weekends is a requirement of this position.

This position is based out of the USA Field Hockey National Office in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications

*Closes October 19, 2015

Regional Openings: None