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US Figure Skating - High Performance Intern

Sports Management


Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Job Status: Internship
Posted/Updated: 03-13-2017

Job Description:

The High Performance Intern will provide direct support to the Athlete High Performance Department at U.S. Figure Skating for all functions relating to International Selection Pool (ISP) athletes and coaches in singles, pairs and ice dance. The High Performance Intern will support the Team USA Coordinator with organizing the logistics of all U.S. teams traveling to international competitions during the 2017-18 season. Additional duties include assisting the department with the 2017 S.T.A.R.S. Combine season and the 2017 Champs Camp. Internship will run from June 1, 2017 through March 2018.

1. Coordinating the logistics of at least six (6) U.S. teams traveling internationally. Tasks will include:
• Utilizing our High Performance Database to collect information from athletes, coaches, and staff
• Communicating with the delegation and team staff prior to the event
• Working closely with U.S. Figure Skating’s travel manager
• Completing entry, hotel and travel forms and sending them to the respective Local Organizing Committee (LOC) and International Skating Union (ISU)
• Communicating with foreign federations to accommodate their requests
• Preparing the team leader with all information necessary prior to departure
• Assisting in the final wrap-up of each event

2. The High Performance Intern will assist with coordinating the 2017 Champs Camp hosted at the Olympic Training Center and World Arena in Colorado Springs. Tasks will include.
• Providing logistical support to the High Performance Department
• Creating individualized schedules
• Work closely with the Colorado Springs World Arena/Ice Hall and Olympic Training Center (OTC)

3. The High Performance Intern will assist with operation of the 2017 S.T.A.R.S. Combine season. Tasks will include:
• Providing logistical support to the High Performance Department
• Process registration forms and create Combine schedules
• Oversee the distribution and shipments of event materials and supplies

4. The High Performance Intern will assist with the following daily operations:
• Apparel/Pins/Supplies
• Funding Management
• Eligibility Management
• Team Communications and Mailings

Functions include but are not limited to the following:

1. Support the Team USA Coordinator with organizing the logistics of U.S. teams traveling to international competitions during the 2017-18 season
2. Assist the High Performance staff with the logistical organization of the 2017 Champs Camp for Grand Prix athletes, coaches and officials
3. Assist with the coordination of the International Committee selection meetings at the 2018 U.S. Championships
4. Provide logistical support at headquarters through the duration of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games
5. Attend weekly meetings and participate as part of the Athlete High Performance Department

• Education: Minimum of 3 years of undergraduate study in sports management or similar field
• Passion for sport and the ideals of the Olympic Movement
• Knowledge of figure skating preferred
• Must be eligible to work in the USA
• Excellent communication, organization and human relations skills
• Demonstrated ability to work in fast paced multidisciplinary team environment
• Willingness to participate in the full Intern Program
• Standard Office Equipment
• Microsoft Applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Outlook
• Proficiency with internet search capabilities and usage telecommunications equipment, fax machine, copier
• Office environment in multi-story building on multi-building site
• Transportation to office building is required


 

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