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Athletics Operations Coordinator with USA Cycling in Colorado Springs, CO

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Athletics Operations Coordinator- USA Cycling (Colorado Springs, CO)
USA Cycling is the national governing body for the sport of cycling and oversees the disciplines of road, track, mountain bike, cyclocross and BMX. With a mission to develop the sport of cycling in the United States and to achieve sustained international racing success, USA Cycling supports cyclists at all levels, from those just beginning in the sport and participating in fun rides 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 the provision of critical infrastructure to run organized racing. By joining USA Cycling, you will be able apply your individual talent and passion to our mission and shape the future of our organization! The Athletics Operations Coordinator role will be based in our Colorado Springs, Colorado headquarters. The ideal candidate will have prior experience as a cycling race mechanic supporting multiple disciplines (i.e. road and track). The Athletics Operations Coordinator will work closely with various departments within the team to assist with management and administration with running multiple talent identification and development programs.

The Athletics Operation Coordinator will be responsible for the following: 
  • Extensive travel with the team to provide logistical and mechanic support at domestic and international events. 
  • Collaborate on departmental budget expenses and reimbursements with department supervisor.
  • Liaison with United States Olympic Training Center and Paralympic Training Center to coordinate services required to achieve team high performance goals. 
  • Evaluate and lead contracted support staff for camps and competitions. 
  • Extensive travel with the team to provide logistical and mechanic support at domestic and international events. 
  • Logistics transportation arrangements to and from domestic and international airports for USA Cycling athletes and staff. 
  • Maintain equipment housed in Colorado Springs headquarters-vehicles, track bikes, wheels, rollers, trainers, travel cases and road bikes as needed. 
  • Prepare, repair and maintain equipment for all for all training camps and track workout days to ensure both riders and coaches are supported.
  • Onsite support of all training camps as requested by Athletics coaches.
  • Operate as a point of contact as needed for entire Athletics department on equipment needs for athletes.
  • Assist with inventory cycle counts as needed. 
  • Performs these above and other duties as assigned.
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience as a high-level bike mechanic (race mechanic is a plus). 
  • Adaptability: quickly learning complex systems and intricate policies in a rapidly changing environment, and the ability to recommend and implement improvements
  • Strong decision making capabilities along with the ability to work independently. 
  • Good discernment in determining which athlete requests should be escalated to coaching staff 
  • Teamwork: working selflessly with others in the pursuit of a common cause 
  • Extreme attention to detail as significant errors could compromise safety of athletes
  • Unimpeachable ethical standards with a strong commitment to clean sport and the well-being of athletes
  • Power to build positive, professional relationships with internal and external customers and members of the Cycling community.
  • Positive, can-do attitude with ability to be creative in overcoming resource limitations.
  • Willingness to work non-traditional work hours including weekends and holidays.

  • Bike mechanic certification or equivalent work experience.

  • A minimum of 3 years’ prior experience in a cycling team operation (i.e. staff and athletes)
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience as a high-level bike mechanic 

Software Utilized
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), team management software, cloud based file sharing systems

  • 30-35% 
  • Frequent air and ground travel will be required.

Compensation and Benefits
  • This is a full-time non-exempt position that will be based in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
  • Compensation commensurate with experience and qualifications.
  • Comprehensive benefits package, an exciting work environment and inclusive culture.  
USA Cycling is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

Job Questions:

  1. How did you hear about this job?

  2. Do you have a minimum of two years' experience as a high-level bike mechanic?

  3. Are you willing to work non-traditional hours including nights and weekends?

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