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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Men’s National Goalball Team Head & Resident Coach and Goalball High Performance Manager

Posted September 3, 2019  Uncategorized

JOB ANNOUCEMENT

 

Position Title:                     Men’s National Goalball Team Head & Resident Coach and Goalball High Performance Manager

 

Posting Dates:                    September 3-18, 2019

 

The United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) seeks to hire a dynamic individual with impeccable character and leadership skills to serve as the Men’s National Team Goalball Head & Resident Coach & Men’s Goalball High Performance Manger to support the well-being of goalball athletes in achieving sustained competitive excellence and preserve the Paralympic principles by representing the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC)  and the United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA).

 

Brief Overview of Organization

USABA is unique within the sports community. As the member organization of the USOPC, USABA is the High-Performance Management Organization (HPMO) for the sport of goalball. As an organization, we develop all aspects of the sport of Goalball from grassroots to elite teams with consistent medal-winning performances at elite international competitions and highly-trained coaches who represent our country both on and off the field of play.

 

Mission

The United States Association of Blind Athletes empowers Americans who are blind and visually impaired to experience life-changing opportunities in sports, recreation and physical activities, thereby educating and inspiring the nation.

 

Our Vision

Every American who is blind or visually impaired will lead a healthy lifestyle by actively participating in sports, recreation and physical activity.

History

Since its founding in 1976, the USABA has reached more than 100,000 blind and visually impaired individuals. During that time, the organization has emerged as more than just a world-class trainer of blind athletes. It has become a vocal champion of the abilities of America’s legally blind residents.

 

Minimum Qualifications Required:

Education:
Bachelor’s degree is required

 

Additional Requirements:

·         Successful completion of a favorable background check

·         Successful completion of the U.S. Safe Sport on-line training course

·         Success completion of the Center for Disease Control on-line concussion course

 
 
Experience:
·         Minimum of 3 years of experience in managing teams in high-performance sports and sports development

·         Minimum 3 years of coaching experience with a proven track record of success

·         Experience working independently

·         Experience in planning and organization

·         Demonstrated ability to meet competing demands through effective prioritization in a results-oriented environment

·         Demonstrated success in managing individual differences and group dynamics

·         Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment, observe confidentiality, use discretion and take initiative

 
Skills:
·      Ability to build and nurture key professional relationships

·      Have exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal

·      Must be proficient in Microsoft Office programs

·      Ability to multi-task, handle frequent interruptions and competing priorities, be good at time management and meet deadlines

·      Ability to manage multiple tasks and remain calm under pressure

·      Self-motivated and able to work independently and as part of a team

·      Strong awareness of self and self-regulation

·      Must be flexible and approachable with a positive attitude

·      Ability to thrive and willingness to work in a pressured environment with irregular and long hours

·      Driven by achieving results and a passion to succeed

 
Tools, Equipment, & Conditions
·      Office work will be required; incumbent will need to be able to successfully operate office equipment with ease. Incumbent must be flexible with their schedule as work on weekends, evenings and holidays is also be required. Rigorous travel will be required.
 
   Salary Range:
 Commensurate with experience and qualifications

 

To apply

Interested parties should email a cover letter, resume and salary requirements no later than September 18, 2019 to: Mark Lucas; Executive Director at mlucas@usaba.org. In the subject line of the email write Men’s National Team Coach position.

 

For more information on USABA, go to our web site at www.usaba.org.

 

 

 

 

 

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

Position Title:                     Men’s National Goalball Team Head & Resident Coach and Goalball High Performance Manager

 

Reports to:                           Mark Lucas re: goalball programs and services

Kevin Brousard re: budget and finances

 

Position Summary: Major Responsibilities include;

To support goalball athletes in achieving sustained competitive excellence and preserve the Paralympic principles by representing the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee and the United States Association of Blind Athletes.

 

Work Conditions: 

 

Job Description:

1.   Knowledge of tactics and sport

Maintain the highest level of technical proficiency coaching the sport of goalball and the philosophies of coaching to improve the athletes and overall team’s peak performance.

·         Coach the athletes in the national program and athlete pipeline to assure their maximum long-term progress, while maintaining athlete health and safety.

·         Coordinate activities including optimal sport science, recovery methods, nutrition, educational, medical and other support available for national team athletes.

 

2.       Manage the Goalball Center of Excellence Resident program and National Goalball Team

Properly design training that focuses on the development of skills, strength, team play and recovery that is essential to a winning program.

 

3.   Selection of athletes

Assist in writing and implementing athlete selection criteria for the selection of the Resident Program, National Team and international competition.

 

4.  Management of Athletes/Team

Motivate and lead the team with the highest integrity.

 

  1. Management of Sanctioned Regional Tournaments and National Championships

Plan and implement annual competition schedule.

 

6.  Management of staff

Create a mutually cooperative and respectful atmosphere to administer program. 

 

7.  Development of High-Performance Plan

Coordinate, develop and finalize a high-performance plan with the Executive Director.

 

Budgeting

Track and manage expenditures and stay within the parameters of the annual budget that accomplishes goals of achieving competitive excellence in concert with USABA staff.

 

8.   Knowledge of Sport Rules

Intimate knowledge of the international sport rules.

 

9.       Participation in Goalball Coaching Education/Mentoring

Develop and implement mentoring opportunities to develop coaches.

 

  1. Duties as assigned

Further duties can be assigned by executive director.

 

  1. USABA Policies & Procedures

Staff are required to follow all policies and procedures of USABA (refer to staff manual).

 

  1. Performance Evaluation

An annual evaluation by the executive director will occur.

 


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