Job PostingsNewsCXC Seeks Sport Development Manager

FasterSkierMay 4, 2022

 

POSITION SUMMARY

Sport Development Manager will lead the program operations of the Central Region using a strong athletic philosophy and methods.

  1. To lead and administer athletic programs, race calendars, policies, and procedures of US Ski & Snowboard and Central Region as they relate to increasing the quality of athletic experience and quantity of member athletes and coaches partaking in those programs.
  2. To coordinate and support the delivery of US Ski & Snowboard programs, products, policies, and services to US Ski & Snowboard members participating in activities in the Central Region of US Ski & Snowboard in an organized, efficient, effective, and timely manner.

MAIN ATTRIBUTES

The position requires a person who has a good understanding of competition programs for all ages and abilities, strong organizational skills, and a strong ability to interact with staff and volunteers.

  • Adherence to CXC and US Ski & Snowboard Vision, Mission and Core Values.
  • Strong work ethic with organizational skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively through a variety of mediums. Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of the US Ski & Snowboard cross country ski program.
  • Computer software applications in word processing and spreadsheets.
  • Accounting skills.
  • History of success in completion of tasks and projects.
  • Able to work independently.

DESIRABLE EXPERIENCES AND EDUCATION

  • CXC and/or US Ski & Snowboard experience as a competitor, coach, official or club leader.
  • Club program employment or volunteer history.
  • Governance coordination – meeting organization, planning, hosting and follow-up.
  • Website structure and maintenance.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Sport Development Manager is responsible for the following:

  • Work with the CXC Sport committee and sub-committees, as well as other divisional and regional leaders, to develop appropriate age-based policies, race calendars and training programs.
  • Athletic Development – Responsible for Central athlete advancement in the National Development Pipeline
  • Lead Central projects – provide athletic opportunity for Central athletes to obtain the skills to move into the Regional and National pipeline
  • Educate and lead clubs and coaches on athlete development and athlete management
  • Deliver information to CXC Member Clubs providing event information, athlete information and development tools.
  • Assist the Coach Developers in the scheduling of certification clinics in coaches’ education.
  • Conduct club visitations.
  • Actively consult with and be involved with the CXC Sport Committee, the Midwest and Great Lakes divisional leadership and MN, WI and MI high school leagues leadership.
  • Manage financial responsibilities applicable to US Ski & Snowboard and local entities.
  • Support the CXC planning, evaluation and implementation process of the Sport Development.
  • Support vital events such as CXC Cup, Regional FIS events, and State Championships as assigned.
  • Operate quota, selection and advancement systems rewarding athletes with the opportunity to advance to competition farther up the competition pipeline.
  • Support venue development.
  • Primary Regional contact for Coaches, Parents and athletes.
  • Develop and maintain programs to communicate information to members and clubs via email lists, newsletters, competition guides/handbooks.
    • Respond to telephone, email and social messaging inquiries.
    • Develop and promote the website and promote the use of web-based forms and applications.
    • Provide a high-level presence for CXC, as appropriate, at Youth, Regional and National events, meetings and projects.
  • Support efforts of athlete and skier development projects with other CXC staff and assist in regional and national talent identification.
  • Liaison and support for regional volunteers, including regular communication with and assistance to committees and subcommittees.
  • Assist with Officials education and organization.
  • Liaison with non-CXC competition programs including ski school based and school racing programs.
  • The Central Manager would reside in the Central Division.

REPORTS TO

  • CXC Executive Director

OTHER PROVISIONS

1. All policies of CXC regarding general operations, staff policies and procedures, and conduct as outlined in the CXC Staff Handbook are in effect for this position.

2. Cooperative and effective relationships with other staff are absolutely necessary. CXC staff members are expected to provide support outside their own areas of responsibilities when necessary and appropriate.

REVIEW AND EVALUATION

This position will be evaluated annually. The evaluation will include a review of the employee’s performance relative to annual goals established between the manager and the director.

COMPENSATION

Salaried full-time position based on candidate experience. The salary range for the job is $50,000 to $65,000.

POSITION AVAILABILITY

The position is available now. This is a full-time position based out of CXC’s Madison (WI) office.

APPLICATION

Interested applicants should send a current resume along with a cover letter addressing the specific criteria in the job description to Yuriy Gusev, yuriy.gusev@cxcskiing.org.

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