Within the global parameters of the U.S. Paralympics Sport strategy, direct the U.S. Paralympic Cycling national team and athlete development programs. Develop and implement the long-range, quadrennial and annual plans for U.S. Paralympics Cycling. Select and direct U.S. Paralympics Cycling coaches, national team and development staff as well as contractors and volunteers necessary to implement the program. Serve as the principal liaison to the UCI, USA Cycling and other organizations that conduct Paralympic cycling programs. Work closely with Performance Services, International Games and Sport Partnerships in developing and implementing the program. Contribute to the overall planning, sport planning and implementation of U.S. Paralympics priorities.
Duties & Responsibilities
Under general supervision of the Team Leader, Sport Performance VI, lead development and implementation of long-range, quadrennial and annual U.S. Paralympics Cycling performance plans.
Supervise U.S. Paralympics Cycling coaches, national team staff, contractors and volunteers as necessary to implement the program.
Ensure communication with team athletes, coaches and the broader athlete pool, including the development of written performance plans, team selection procedures and similar documents.
In collaboration with other Paralympic staff members, contribute to the U.S. Paralympics athlete identification and development strategy, creating and directing implementation of cycling specific programs within that strategy and utilizing available USOC resources and partnerships with other organizations.
Represent U.S. Paralympics at national, regional and local competitions and functions with particular emphasis on supporting the identification and development of potential Paralympic team members.
Identify and coordinate U.S. Paralympics involvement with national and international level Paralympic cycling competitions hosted in the United States.Contribute to the overall planning and sport planning for the U.S. Paralympics division.
Take leadership in developing and delivering on goals and accountabilities as assigned by Team Leader, Sport Performance VI.Perform other duties as assigned by Team Leader, Sport Performance VI.
Tools, Equipment, & Conditions
Standard office equipment
Sports training and sport science equipment
Office environment in a multi-story building
Sport training and competition venues
Hotels, dorms and other camp and competition environments
Significant national and international travel
Colorado Springs Downtown Headquarters
Minimum Qualifications Required
Bachelor degree in Sports Administration, Coaching, Physiology, Exercise Science, Education or related field
7 years of experience coaching at the elite junior, collegiate, national or international level
A combination of 7 years in competition and sport management
3 years of supervisory experience, preferably as a head coach leading 3 or more coaches
Professional experience with Paralympic programs desired
Proven ability to promote sport performance
Demonstrated leadership skills, specifically with athletes and staff
Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Strong customer service skills
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