Summary: This is an unpaid volunteer position, assigned by location with an operating budget provided by USA Cycling for the administration of Collegiate Cycling within the Conference. Volunteer must possess high levels of customer service, managerial skills, and motivation with the desire to develop the program. Pre-existing working knowledge of collegiate race promotion, rules, scoring, and rankings, in all disciplines of cycling, is also necessary. The ability to work cohesively as part of a team, manage volunteers, and delegate responsibilities as appropriate is a must. Above all, a passion for the sport of cycling and for collegiate cycling in particular is essential to success in this position.
Ideally this position will be divided between at least two individuals: a Conference Director and an Assistant Conference Director. Some duties will be handled exclusively by the Conference Director, some by the Assistant Director, and others will be shared between the two positions. How these duties are divided between the positions (whether by season or by duty, etc) is flexible and can be determined by the successful candidate(s). Some duties can also be delegated to additional individuals (i.e. conference communications manager, webmaster, results coordinator, etc).
USA Cycling provides:
Annual operating budget for reimbursement of basic administrative expenses and travel to some conference races.
Medals and trophies for conference championships
Annual USA Cycling membership (racing and/or officiating license)
Coordinate conference season schedules
Coordinate conference omnium rankings for each race and event
Manage collegiate upgrade requests
Manage National Championship qualifications
Manage conference website and e-mail listserv(s)
Administer conference rules and regulations, so long as they do not supplant those of USA Cycling
Act as first point of contact for USA Cycling collegiate membership issues and pass along to USA Cycling staff wherever appropriate
Maintain communication with USA Cycling staff to assist in the development of the collegiate program and refinement of rules
Host conference meetings for team leaders to discuss conference rules, issues, schedules, and provide leadership training when possible
Coordinate volunteers (e.g. results, clinics, media/pr, other positions as necessary)
Attend annual Collegiate Conference Director Summit in Colorado Springs and regular conference calls with other Conference Directors
Second Tier Responsibilities:
Work closely with USA Cycling staff to ensure all conference races are permitted in a timely fashion and organized safely in accordance with all USA Cycling rules and regulations
Work closely with all other Volunteer Conference Directors and the Collegiate Manager to maintain an open line of communication between conferences and share best practices
Work with Local Association and Regional Coordinators to coordinate schedules, officials, and funding
Aid in development of new leaders within the conference
Assist with the founding new collegiate cycling clubs, and provide support to existing and developing clubs
Contribute conference news to be posted on USAC website, conference website and/or distributed by e-newsletter or other media coverage to market collegiate cycling
Perform other miscellaneous duties as required (e.g. race announcing, intro clinic coaching, etc.)
Uphold USA Cycling rules, regulations, and code of conduct.
Manage budget to ensure the provided budget is used in most productive fashion within the conference.
Ability to travel within the conference
Basic understanding of collegiate rules and scoring
Geographically located in the conference
How to Apply:
Send a résumé and cover letter to Jeffrey Hansen, USA Cycling Collegiate Manager, at email@example.com and Topher Hurley, RMCCC Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org. The cover letter should address the candidate’s ideas regarding what strategies could help the RMCCC continue to grow and develop in the future.