The National Events Manager oversees various USA Cycling National Championships as directed by the Director of National Events, coordinates national race calendars, and has a high understanding of all cycling disciplines. The National Events Manager will be a contributing team member of the overall National Events Department. The ideal candidate will possess deep experience in the sport of mountain bike and will be an active influencer within the greater cycling community groups including: racers, race directors, and industry partners.
The National Events Manager will be responsible for the following:
USA Cycling’s National Championship Event Properties
- Create and implement a bid process for selecting National Championship event properties based on direction from the Director of National Events.
- Responsible for all planning and on site day-to-day operations as Race Director of National Championships as decided by the Director of National Events to include working with the Membership Department to ensure they are properly permitted.
- Execute the USA Cycling National Championships setup to ensure that it adheres to USAC standards.
- Manage travel logistics for the National Events team including the following: vehicle management, flight arrangements and lodging for event staff and vendors.
- Create contracts with Local Organizing Committees for USAC National Championships with guidance from Director of National Events.
- Negotiate and manage third party vendors for National Championships (announcers, fencing, etc.).
- Order and manage bib numbers, medals, and jerseys for National Championship events.
- Work closely with IT, membership departments, and external partner on registration processes for National Championships.
- Maintain a working budget for selected National Championship Events.
- Serve as a resource for members in coordination with National Championships and National Calendars.
- Work with USAC Sport Committees to ensure National Championship Events are aligned with industry standards.
- Serve as support staff at various National Championships.
USA Cycling’s National Events Properties
- Collaborate with Communication Department on press releases, race information, etc. for the National Events Department.
- Maintain all aspects of USA Cycling’s website related to the National Events Department.
- Monitor National Events Department budget according to departmental guidelines.
- Conduct site visits prior to National Events/Championships.
- Ensure proper coordination on anti-doping for select events with local organizing committees and USADA.
- Remain current on all USA Cycling Issues, i.e., membership, events and servicing promoters via website, brochures, etc.
- Advanced verbal and written communication and editing skills.
- Power to build positive, professional, collaborative relationships with internal and external customers and members of the cycling community.
- Ability to maintain positive and professional attitude toward participants, event staff, and vendors especially in high-stress situations.
- Capability to manage concurrent projects with tight deadlines.
- Experience managing basic website content.
- Willingness to work non-traditional work hours including weekends and some holidays.
The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by potential candidates to successfully perform the essential functions of the role.
- Ability to work in conditions with occasional exposure to extreme weather such as high and low temperatures and variable precipitation when working at events.
- Visual capabilities for both long and short distance measurement at events.
- Frequently communicate with staff and participants and must be able to exchange accurate information in event situations.
- Dolly and lift-assist equipment. Incumbent may occasionally lift/move up to 50 lbs.
- Use of hands to finger, handle, or feel along with reaching with hands and arms.
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required.
- Significant industry knowledge of cycling is preferred.
- Experience and familiarity with sporting events required.
- Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
- Race registration software and applications.
- Website management through CMS tools.
Compensation and Benefits
- This is a full-time exempt position located in Colorado Springs, CO.
- Compensation commensurate with experience and qualifications.
- Comprehensive benefits package, an exciting work environment and inclusive culture.
We are 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.