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Talent Identification Program Manager - USA Cycling (Los Angeles · CA · Los Angeles · CA)

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About USA Cycling:
USA Cycling is the national governing body for the Olympic sport of cycling in the United States and oversees the disciplines of road, track, mountain bike, cyclocross and BMX. With a mission to develop the sport of cycling on a national level and achieve sustained international racing success, USA Cycling supports cyclists of all ages and abilities, from enthusiasts to seasoned professionals. The organization not only identifies, develops, and selects cyclists to represent the United States in international competition, but also supports amateur bike racing through grassroots development programs and organized racing. In other words, we are striving to bring home Olympic medals while at the same time, doing all we can to grow the fun, enriching, and rewarding sport of bike racing in communities across the country.
 
USA Cycling is actively engaged in growing the cycling community to better reflect the diversity of our nation. Our staff is now geographically spread well beyond our Colorado Springs headquarters, offering localized, hybrid, and remote positions across the United States. By joining USA Cycling, you will be able to apply your individual talent and passion towards shaping the future of American bike racing.
 
 About the Position:
With the LA 2028 Olympics on the horizon, USA Cycling is developing a new track sprint program based out the VELO Sports Center in Carson, California. The Talent Identification Program Manager is responsible for the management and oversight of a new talent identification program designed to fast-track local talent into USA Cycling’s elite athletics pipeline.
 
The Los Angeles-based program manager will be responsible for scheduling and hosting a series of pop-up activations that allow local teens and young adults the opportunity to test their athletic potential and earn a spot in a USA Cycling talent integration camp. From there, select participants will participate in a cycling-specific skills camp with hopes of progressing into an elite development program and the USA Cycling National Team.
 
In addition to finding and identifying local talent in the LA area, this program is designed to strengthen diversity within the sport of cycling and introduce new communities to bicycle racing. The ideal candidate should have strong connections within the LA market and the ability to develop and foster relationships with a wide variety of constituents.
 
This role reports directly to the Director of Track and works closely with individuals from Sports Performance, Commercial, DEI, and Marketing/Communications departments.

 Core Responsibilities:
  • Manage and oversee all operational aspects of the talent identification program including scheduling and managing activations, communicating with participants and constituents, supervising support staff, and tracking program metrics.
  • Identify and work closely with key stakeholders in LA County (public schools, community colleges, sports venues, YMCA, etc.) to host activations and events that attract and recruit participants.
  • Work with USA Cycling track coaches and the Sports Performance department to determine dates and locations for open qualifier activations and talent ID and combines; ensure necessary permits and legal requirements are met.
  • Serve as spokesperson and representative for the program locally and nationally.
  • Work closely with the marketing and communications department to develop and launch program communications, including all recruitment materials.
  • Help identify and establish program team members (employees and contractors) and provide supervision for team, including weekly program meetings.
  • Provide program updates on a weekly and monthly basis.
  • Determine options for expanding the program beyond LA County.
  • Other duties as requested and/or determined.

 Experience
Required:
  • 3 years’ experience in program management
  • Experience with event coordination, experiential marketing, or activation management
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to establish connections with external stakeholders
  • Experience managing budgets
  • Able to work in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment
  • Authorized to work in the United States
 
Desirable:
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Experience engaging with and empowering members of disinvested communities
  • Industry experience within the sport of cycling, the Olympic movement, or a related field
 
 About You:
  • Highly detail-orientated with exceptional organizational skills
  • Ability to maintain a positive and professional attitude in high pressure situations
  • Excellent verbal presentation and interpersonal skills 
  • Self-starter and creative problem-starter
  • Passionate about building and supporting community
  • Able to adapt and adjust plans as necessary
  • Awareness of the various dimensions of diversity, including gender, race, ethnicity, and cultural competency. 
  • Willingness to work weekends as required
  • Mission-driven and motivated to work in the cycling and/or Olympic space
  • Experience, understanding, and/or appreciation for the sport of bicycle racing and an eagerness to grow participation and engagement on a national level.
 
Software Experience:
Familiarity with the following software applications (or similar) is preferred: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), budgeting software, and athlete data management software.
 
Travel:
This position will be based in Los Angeles County but will require occasional travel.
  •  5-10% travel 
  • Occasional travel to the USA Cycling headquarters in Colorado Springs
           
Comprehensive benefits package including:
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Group Term Life Insurance
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Plan and Heath Saving Accounts
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • Paid Vacation Time
  • 403b Retirement Savings Plan 
 
USA Cycling is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age 40 and over, race, sex, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.