USA Wrestling seeks Manager of Grass Roots Development

By Mark Scott | June 02, 2006, 3 p.m. (ET)
USA Wrestling Job Opportunity

Position Title:Manager of Grass-Roots Development

Division/Department:Department of State Services


Job Responsibility: USA Wrestling is seeking a self-motivated, highly energetic, qualified individual who seeks to make a difference in youth wrestling, and is committed to develop, promote and implement strategies that will enhance USA Wrestling programs at the Grass-Roots level. The qualified individual will be responsible to assist with increasing membership opportunities with a focus on folkstyle wrestling, inner city programs, leagues, international exchanges, and club programming at the junior high, high school, and colleges levels. In addition, the individual shall institute marketing strategies in order to encourage non-USA Wrestling affiliated organizations and event promoters to sanction their activities with USA Wrestling. The qualified individual shall also manage and assist with various volunteer training and recognition programs, training and resource materials for club leaders and state leadership positions. The successful applicant will also assist with various regional and National event duties as determined by USA Wrestling's Director of National Events. This dynamic individual must also demonstrate the ability to work with diverse groups of individuals, volunteers and business professionals, and exhibit the ability to work as a team player, communicate effectively and interject new ideas and concepts.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications: Minimum of two years experience working within USAW's grass-roots structure. A bachelor's degree in sports management, marketing, or related fields. Ability to travel is required. Computer skills are required. Event management experience is required. Graphic design, desktop publishing, database development and management skills preferred. Must be able to lift a minimum of 50lbs. Must be self-motivated and be willing to develop and present creative and innovative ideas related to grass-roots membership development. Must have organizational skills and be able to maintain clear concise files and records. Competitive salary and comprehensive benefit program. USA Wrestling is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Application Process: Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and three references to: Mark A. Scott, Director of State Services, USA Wrestling, 6155 Lehman Drive, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80918. Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.