USA Roller Sports

Notice and Call for Board of Directors and Committee Applicants for Open Positions

USA Roller Sports is accepting applications, letters, and resumes from its members in good standing to serve on the following committees that will be officially seated at the Fall 2021 Board of Directors meeting in October. All committees have term limits that may range from 1 to 4 years, depending on the committee, and the majority of the committees are required to have athlete representation, as such athletes are strongly encouraged to apply!

When applying, please indicate your choice in board or committee position(s). As there are multiple needs across the organization and should you not be able to be seated on a committee of your first choice, options are available to still make a difference elsewhere.   

Board of Directors

Directors have the responsibility of overseeing, monitoring, evaluating, managing, and deciding on numerous items across the entire USA Roller Sports landscape.

Opening Positions

 

Grassroots

 

1. Be a current and a minimum 3-year continuous member of USARS; 2. Possess overall knowledge and experience of the technical aspects for the sport, including, but not limited to, competitive roller sports, coaching, various official assignments and administrative experience as a club officer; 3. Be actively involved in USARS programs; 4. Contribute significantly to the advancement of roller sports; 5. Agree in writing to abide by USARS Code of Ethics; and 6. Submit a resume and application for a board seat.

 

Officials Representative

 

Class II members with voting rights (USARS commissioned national championship meet officials who are serving and have served in such capacity for at least the immediately preceding two (2) years) shall be entitled to elect one (1) director. Each "official" elector will be entitled to one vote per person, regardless of the number of commissions held by an official or positions filled at the National Championships. Candidates may be nominated by the nominating committee or by petition and shall meet the following requirements: 1. Be a USARS commissioned national championship meet official for a minimum of five (5) years; 2. Be a current USARS member; 3. Be actively involved in USARS programs; 4. Contribute significantly to the advancement of roller sports; 5. Agree in writing to abide by USARS Code of Ethics; and 6. Shall submit a resume and application for the board seat.

 

Figure Athlete

 

Eligibility and Procedure. Only current USARS members, who have attained 18 years of age or older and who either meet the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee definition of an active athlete and/or who have competed in roller sports in the Olympics, Pan American Games, Senior World Championships or other Senior International Elite Level Competitions within the immediately preceding ten years may apply for and qualify for nomination for a Board seat. The ten-year qualification period for nomination must be met by the athlete as of the date of the annual meeting at the close of which the director to be elected will take office.

 

At Large Position

 

1. Be a current member of USARS; 2. Possess special knowledge and experience of a technical or business nature or of the professions, which could be utilized to improve the management and development of the sport of competitive roller sports; 3. Be actively involved in USARS programs; 4. Agree in writing to abide by all current USARS policies and codes. 5. Submit a resume and application for a board seat.

 

Athlete Advisory Committee Representative Alternate

Serve as the alternate to the current AAC representative and fill in when the current AAC representative is unavailable or unable.

Only athletes who have represented roller sports in the Olympics, Pan American Games, World Championships or other major international competitions are eligible to be nominated for election to the AAC. Such representation must have occurred within the preceding ten years as measured from the first AAC meeting of the quadrennial, which USARS will interpret as January 1. The athlete must not have served two previous terms on the AAC as a representative, but status as an alternate does not constitute serving as a term. If an alternate replaces a representative and serves over half of the quadrennial in the latter capacity, one term has then been served. Athletes cannot be paid employees of the USOPC or USARS and simultaneously serve on the USOPC AAC.

All Sport Committees

(Figure, Inline Hockey, Rink Hockey, Roller Derby, Speed): Sport committees have the responsibility of monitoring, evaluating, and recommending changes or improvements to the curriculum of the competitive program including, but not limited to, skating requirements, divisional eligibility, establishing sport-specific standards, and creating/managing seminar and training programs.    

Opening Positions

Athlete Positions Eligibility

Only current USARS members, who have attained 18 years of age or older and who either meet the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee definition of an active athlete and/or who have competed in roller sports in the Olympics, Pan American Games, Senior World Championships or other Senior International Elite Level Competitions within the immediately preceding ten years may apply for and qualify for nomination for a Board seat. The ten-year qualification period for nomination must be met by the athlete as of the date of the annual meeting at the close of which the director to be elected will take office.

Figure Committee

 

2 General Positions

1 Athlete Position

 

Inline Hockey Committee

 

1 General Position

 

Rink Hockey Committee

 

1 Athlete Position

 

Roller Derby Committee

 

1 General Position

 

Speed Committee

 

2 General Positions

 

Standing Committees- Several Spots opening Fall of 2021

Finance Committee: Sets the annual budget subject to modification and approval of the Board of Directors or by the Executive Committee as designated by the Board of Directors and shall review the monthly and annual statements of the organization, while making appropriate decisions regarding financial matters, investments, best practices and initial review of bids for expenses across the organization.    

Compliance Committee: Oversee all administrative grievances, eligibility, right to compete matters, and matters of ethical impropriety filed with USARS that are not connected with SafeSport.   The compliance committee is also tasked with issuing discipline sanctions.

Committee on Committees- Oversee all applications, letters and resumes submitted for open committee positions and make recommendations on placement of committee positions.

Special Committees- Several Spots opening Fall of 2021

Hall of Fame and Honors Committee: Reviews and recommends individuals nominated for the Hall of Fame and other awards/honors bestowed by USA Roller Sports.

Elite Coaches Committee: Charged with evaluating and recommending applications received from USARS Advanced Coaches who seek Elite Coaching status. 

National Championships Planning Committee:  Oversees the planning and implementation of the annual National Championships.                                                                                

Committee on Education (Star Skate):  Oversees the Star Skate Development program and other Grassroots skating programs.

Communications and Technology Committee:  This committee reviews and recommends issues related to marketing and technology within the organization.

 

Those interested in applying must be an active member in good standing of USA Roller Sports and must apply no later than October 1, 2021.

 

Please click the link below to apply and submit your resume.

https://form.jotform.com/212244809877061