The Race Director Certification Manager develops, implements, and manages a nationwide Race Director Certification Program for all cycling disciplines including Road, Track, Mountain Bike, Cyclo-cross and BMX. The position works with department staff to plan and implement the annual race organizer summits that are held throughout the country.
- Develop, implement, and manage the Race Director Certification Program including developing course materials and curriculum for the education of event organizers and race directors.
- Work with management to develop incentives to create a winning value proposition for becoming a race director; and grow the number of race directors under USA Cycling.
- Schedule, plan, and implement seminars and webinars to include curriculum development and identification and training of presenters; provide administrative support for seminars hosted in and outside of Colorado Springs.
- Develop and manage the budget for Race Director Certification Program.
- Identify venues and oversee logistics for regionally based certification clinics.
- Maintain all aspects of USA Cycling’s website related to education for race directors including managing online database of certified race directors.
- Manage and maintain online race director association including resources and databases.
- Develop, produce, edit, and manage resource manuals, exams, and all related course documents.
- Work closely with Membership, Marketing and Communication departments to develop and produce robust communication and marketing plans to engage race directors.
- Present program details to Chief Executive Officer, Board of Directors, and USA Cycling membership.
- Work closely with IT to develop technology to support the race director program as well as internal processes.
- Travel to and support National Events Department at National Championship Events.
- Remain current on all USA Cycling issues, i.e., membership, events, and organizers via website, brochures, etc.
Knowledge Skills And Abilities
- Superior ability to develop and maintain successful relationships with new and existing race directors.
- Excellent public speaking skills.
- Excellent writing skills.
- Excellent ability to manage multiple concurrent projects.
- Solid computer skills to perform basic web site administration.
- Excellent attention to detail.
- Ability to work flexible schedule including frequent travel and non-traditional work hours including weekends.
Bachelor’s degree required; event planning, sports management, or education degree and/or certificate preferred; or, equivalent combination of education and experience.
Event and/or meeting planning experience required; experience with cycling events or teaching experience preferred.
General office equipment, such as computer, scanner, fax, and telephone.
Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
Scope of Authority, Financial Authority and Communication
Responsible for race certification budget; communicates internally with all levels of the organization and externally with members, race directors, vendors, and professional organizations.
This position does not supervise direct reports. Reports directly to VP of National events but works under broad, minimal supervision across the Events, Membership and Communications departments. Carries out responsibilities in accordance with organization's policies and applicable laws.
Generally, works in the office; therefore, the noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The employee may occasionally lift and / or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
Occasional exposure to extreme weather conditions such as high and low temperatures when working at events.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
This is a full time, salaried position based at USA Cycling’s national headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, paid vacation, sick and holidays and the opportunity to participate in a403b plan. Salary range 35-40k, depending on experience.
Send cover letter, resume and references to Debbie Hendrix – firstname.lastname@example.org.