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Senior Director, National Teams

About USA Volleyball
Want to work in the Olympic Movement with one of the most successful organizations serving one of the fastest growing and exciting sports in the world? USA Volleyball is the national governing body for beach, indoor and sitting volleyball in the United States with over 360,000 members, responsible for selecting the Olympic and Paralympic volleyball teams. USA Volleyball also supports a network of regional associations, youth and junior programs, national championships, coaching and officials training, grassroots development, and the SafeSport initiative. Visit www.usavolleyball.org for more.

Job Description
The Senior Director, National Teams is a regular full-time, exempt position reporting directly to the CEO. The position is responsible for overseeing and directing all aspects of the National Team Programs (Beach, Indoor and Sitting disciplines), with the ultimate goal of achieving Olympic and Paralympic success. The role provides leadership, continuity, oversight and related performance services to the unified national team program. The position oversees the National Team Programs & Coaches, Sport Performance Services (i.e. sports science, sports medicine, strength & conditioning, nutrition, etc.), High Performance, California Operations, and Coaching Education Departments. Extended hours may be required to include nights, weekends and holidays, along with travel (including some international travel). The position will be located in one of USA Volleyball’s four office locations

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities include but are not necessarily limited to:

  • Provide vision and leadership for USAV’s national team coaches, sport performance staff, high performance staff and elite athletes, with the focus on performance success at the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, World Championships and other key international events.
  • Provide consistent leadership that ensures the perpetuation and continued growth of a National Team culture that has been historically characterized by the highest levels of personal accountability; medal-winning performance results; team spirit; and national pride.
  • Lead the creation and delivery of quadrennial High Performance Plans for each discipline.
  • Develop the selection procedures for the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, Parapan American Games, Youth Olympic Games and other USOC protected competitions.
  • Serve as the point of contact to the USOC Sport Performance Division.
  • Collaborate in the development of and be ultimately responsible for the National Team, High Performance, California Operations and Coaching Education budgets.
  • Work collaboratively as a member of the senior staff team to creatively develop and achieve USAV’s strategic plan and key objectives.
  • Work in collaboration with the Chief Executive Officer and others to effectively represent the vision, opportunities, challenges and needs of the National Team programs with domestic and international organizations.
  • Develop and implement programs to help identify and mentor future national team coaches.
  • Provide general oversight and philosophical direction to the High Performance, National Junior & Youth Team programs with the goal of maintaining a healthy and robust athlete and coaches pipeline to the National Team and fostering the culture that characterizes the National Team program.
  • Assume a strong leadership and communication role with the USAV and USOC Athletes’ Advisory Committee. Ensure that athlete concerns and opportunities are recognized and advocate for those concerns, as appropriate.
  • Assume a strong and vocal leadership role in support of USAV’s anti-doping, SafeSport and education programs
  • Collaborate with Marketing, Foundation and Communication Departments to develop individual team marketing/PR plans and promote specific events through all available avenues.
  • Perform duties, serve on task groups and take on special assignments as requested by the Chief Executive Officer.
  • Other duties and projects as assigned.
Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in sport management, related degree or equivalent work experience.
  • Leadership experience with a national level sports organization preferred but not required.
  • Minimum of ten years progressive coaching experience at a high level and/or administrating a national team program.
  • Thorough understanding of the athlete and coaches development pipeline.
  • Strong strategic planning skills.
  • Demonstrated experience with development and implementation of High Performance Plans focused on high level success.
  • Experience working in international sport.
  • Proven relationship-building skills.
  • Exemplary analytical, strategic thinking and organizational skills.
  • Experience working with elite-level athletes and coaches.
  • Proven financial management experience.
  • Proven staff management experience.
  • Familiarity with the sport of volleyball is highly desired.
  • Ability to travel and work effectively while away from the office.
  • Must successfully pass a USAV background screening (prior to hire date).
  • Must successfully complete SafeSport Certification within two weeks of hire date.

USAV also offers a comprehensive benefits package to all full-time employees.

Applications accepted online only – phone calls not accepted. Position will remain open until filled. Apply at Teamwork Online.