Exec. Dir., Athletes' Advisory Council with United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee in Colorado Springs · CO

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The Athletes’ Advisory Council (AAC) is seeking an Executive Director to lead a team that will work with the AAC to achieve its ambitious goals.  The AAC is seeking a strategic thinker with excellent communication skills and a demonstrated passion for the athletes of Team USA.  The Executive Director will work with the AAC leadership to professionalize the group, establish long- and short-term strategic goals, and build a strong working relationship between Team USA athletes, the AAC, the USOPC, and other stakeholders across the Team USA community.  The Executive Director will report functionally to the chair of the AAC and will have the opportunity to build a team to help design and shape the future of the AAC.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Develop strategic recommendations for AAC leadership on key issues based on feedback from athletes and other key stakeholders. Assist in implementing strategic recommendations, collaborating with appropriate AAC and USOPC representatives.
  • Assist with ongoing communications between athletes, AAC, USOPC, and other groups, such as news, events, trainings, conferences, career development opportunities, feedback, and surveys. Maintain connection with individuals the AAC has elected or nominated to key positions.
  • Determine which issues brought forth to the AAC are of highest priority and determine plans to address issues in most effective way for Team USA athletes. Advocate on behalf of the AAC on priority issues (e.g., rule 40, rule 50, etc.) to determine the best solutions.
  • Maintain awareness of key issues that may impact Team USA athletes (e.g., rule 40, anti-doping, TV contracts, sponsors). Conduct research or further investigations of key issues to determine best solutions for athletes.
  • Manage AAC group infrastructure and program to help ensure AAC success. This includes supporting elections of AAC leadership and representatives, managing calendar of events, and developing agendas for AAC meetings.
  • Maintain and support AAC policies, such as AAC bylaws, election guidelines, and assorted athlete policies. As necessary, revise existing or draft new policies to better reflect and support the needs of the AAC.
  • Provide leadership and direction to direct reports, including by delegating responsibilities, overseeing work product, providing mentoring and having development conversations, facilitating performance review process, and communicating deadlines.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 8-10 years of professional experience, preferably in a non-profit setting
  • Former athlete experience preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills (i.e. day-to-day discussions, team meetings, presentations, written status updates, etc.), as well as, an overall ability to be clear and concise in all communications
  • Strategic mindset and approach to solving problems and identifying creative solutions
  • Able to quickly build relationships and gain trust in virtual environments
  • Experience with contract negotiations or sports management is a plus

Tools, Equipment, & Conditions
  • Standard office equipment
  • Office environment on multi-story, multi-building site
  • Regular attendance at work is an essential job function
Work Location
Colorado Springs Downtown Headquarters
Salary Range
$129,834 - $164,889 per year

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