Position: Skeleton Head Coach of Performance
Summary: The Skeleton Head Coach of Performance is responsible for providing coaching support on and off the track to ensure optimal performance for USABS performance athletes. This support includes domestic programs and international competitions, such as World Cup competitions, World Championships and Olympic Games. The Skeleton Head Coach of Performance will also work as part of the collaborative skeleton coaching team guided by the skeleton program strategy and progression pathway.

 

USA Bobsled/Skeleton (USABS) is dedicated to providing an athlete-focused training environment, which is built on the development of the whole athlete. Our goal is to provide a positive and competitive training culture by teaching physical, mental, and technical skills. USABS strives to be the world leader in bobsled and skeleton training and competition.

 

Roles and Responsibilities
1. Create a culture of passion, teamwork, support, innovation, transparency, and clear communication throughout all aspects of USABS
2. Provide a safe, positive, and ethical environment for all athletes, coaches, and staff members and create and maintain the performance program environment
3. Inspire and support athletes in their pursuit of excellence through verbal communication, actions, and decision-making
4. Serve as a lead skeleton coach on the World Cup tour, World Championships and Olympic Games
5. Provide technical coaching, and feedback to skeleton athletes during training and competition that aligns with the coaches’ technical plans, including track preparation, track walks, video review and debriefs
6. Meet with individual athletes throughout the year to review individual and team goals, progress, strengths and areas of necessary improvements, and provides timely feedback to athletes regarding performance
7. Create and maintain Individual Athlete Plans (IAP) for performance athletes that align within the Athlete Planning Profile (APP) and collaborate with performance services for refined integration
8. Support the Director of Skeleton Programs through the design and execution of a skeleton program, including recruitment, development and performance at all levels
9. May provide support at other international competitions, such as NAC, EC, and ICC when necessary
10. In collaboration with the Director of Skeleton Programs, ensure that all skeleton events, competitions, training camps and programs are properly staffed
11. Create and execute a skeleton equipment and technology plan for national team members which includes sleds, runners, etc., manage equipment inventory, preparation and distribution, and communicate with equipment partners, all in collaboration Director of Sport Performance, Director of Skeleton Programs and other coaches
12. In collaboration with Director of Skeleton Programs develop and manage off-season schedule, including national team camps, team trials, etc. and provide off-season coaching and support in Lake Placid
13. Participate in skeleton and development staff meetings to discuss philosophies, review alignment, determine strategies, and identify priorities
14. In partnership with the Selection Committee, make final determinations of athletes to represent the United States in National Team events
15. Develop and maintain positive working partnerships with the USOPC, IBSF, UOP and ORDA
16. Coordinate all external communications with the Director of Marketing & Communications
17. Other responsibilities and duties as necessary

 

Skills
• Commitment to the mission of USABS
• Ability to maintain positive and productive relationships with USABS staff, contractors, and
athletes
• Work as part of a multi-function team to achieve the goals of the USABS strategic plan
• Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities
• Strong customer service skills
• Adhere to USABS code of conduct, policies, procedures, bylaws, U.S. Center for SafeSport
policies, and USOPC coaching ethics


Experience
• 5+ years of sport-specific experience is preferred
• Successful background check and SafeSport Training required


Supervisor: Director of Skeleton Programs
Location of Employment: Lake Placid, NY preferred
Employment Status: Permanent, Full-time Position
Hours of Work: The nature of the position demands flexible hours until work is completed to meet the requirements, including but not limited to working extended hours, evenings, and weekends, particularly in-season and during off-season camps. Candidates must be willing and able to travel 120+ days per year, on the IBSF World Cup tour and to related bobsled and skeleton events. 

 

USA Bobsled/Skeleton is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a work environment that respects diversity, fosters equal employment opportunity and is free from discrimination. USABS shall not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, creed (religion), color, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, age, disability, predisposing genetic characteristic, marital status or domestic violence victim status, and shall also follow the requirements of the Human Rights Law with regard to non-discrimination on the basis of prior criminal conviction and prior arrest.

 

Interested candidates may send a resume and cover letter to aron.mcguire@usabs.com.