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Programmer/Analyst

Job Purpose
Creates and updates programs as needed including: management reports, a workflow system, results and rankings, membership tracking, and an online payment system. Programming is mainly in PHP but other software languages may be used on the job as needed. Works closely with others in the organization to create new website functionality based on department needs. Performs software testing and database administration to support of programs created. Must have strong analytical and problem-solving abilities. Must be able to understand and conceptualize applications from both a technical/programming perspective, and a business point of view. Must have a focus on providing user friendly applications that meet the needs of end-users.  

Essential Duties:

  1. Works with key staff to develop business application requirements for functional areas such as membership, event permitting, club management, results and rankings, post-event processing, licensing, etc…
  2. Writes codes to specification to meet expectations of key staff. Tests, and debugs software applications prior to release, as well as during the lifecycle of the product.
  3. Provides programming support for organization utilizing PHP language. Analysis of needs, testing of solutions, and applying the enhanced functionality.
  4. Makes recommendations for system changes, including redesign and enhancements to ensure process efficiencies, staff productivity, user friendliness, and end-user satisfaction.
  5. Documents software specifications, and provides training to staff on how to use and support new functionality.
  6. Produces management reports, monitors and maintains various website systems such as the ticketing system and online payment system. Supports all backend functions, including creating and maintaining website code that auto-sends emails to members and report tools.
  7. Creates and builds new functionality into web site. Requests come from members, local associations, internal organization, etc.
  8. Occasionally takes calls from members on unrelated matters that require unique care.

Other Duties:
Other duties as assigned.

INCUMBENTS ARE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR ALL DUTIES OF THIS JOB

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Superior ability to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner.
  • Solid ability to balance team and individual responsibilities.
  • Solid ability to respond promptly to customer needs; solicits customer feedback to improve customer service; responds to requests for service and assistance; meets commitments.
  • Solid ability to adapt to changes in the work environment; manages competing demands; changes approach or methods to best fit the situation; ability to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
  • Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality.
  • Must display an understanding of business processes and the ability to develop user-friendly systems that support the organizational processes and goals.

Education:
Bachelor’s degree or, equivalent combination of education and experience.

Experience:
More than 3 years’ experience writing software code for data driven projects. At least one year developing in PHP and SQL. Requires a general understanding of web development and testing experience (software and web development). Knowledge of Object Oriented Programming concepts, JavaScript, CSS, MySQL, Sessions, code repositories (Subversion preferred) and JQuery necessary.

Equipment Utilized:
General office equipment such as a computer, scanner, fax and telephone.

Software Utilized:
Microsoft Office products. Programming in PHP. Requires basic understanding of Linux. Dreamweaver, Photoshop, telnet program, putty, and code repositories.

Scope of Authority, Financial Authority, and Communication:
Responsible for function of individual position.

Supervisory Responsibility:
Works under general supervision. Has no direct report.

Physical Demands and Working Conditions:
Generally, works in the office; therefore, the noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The employee may occasionally lift and / or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
Occasional exposure to extreme weather conditions such as high and low temperatures when working at events.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Benefits:
This is a full time salary position based at USA Cycling’s National Headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, paid vacation, sick and holidays and the opportunity to participate in a 403b plan

Note: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities or qualifications associated with the job.

Please send cover letter, resume, references, and salary requirements to:
Debbie Hendrix, HR Director
210 USA Cycling Point, Suite 100
Colorado Springs, CO 80919
dhendrix@usacycling.org

 
 

Creative Content Manager

 

Job Purpose
Supports the organization's strategies and goals, relative to external communications by designing and populating web pages using a variety of graphics, software applications, tools, and techniques such as interface features, site animation, special-effects elements and general design. Using HTML and CSS, creates and develops visually aesthetic graphics. Adds links, ensuring theme and consistency. Requires a mastery of web-based technologies and thorough knowledge of HTML, CSS, PhotoShop, InDesign, Illustrator, and / or other design-related applications. Duties include design, production, and maintaining consistent structure and brand on the web, and print-related material such as name tags, magazine ads, event signage, etc.

 

Essential Duties:

  1. Provides content management, information posting in various forms, creating and manipulating graphics and general content.
  2. Modifies website graphics and content according to management requests from both IT and other departments. Modifying is defined as anything from small changes like adding links and changing logos to content layout.
  3. Designs and creates pages (using existing CMS), newsletters and templates.
  4. Maintain website by fixing links, replacing or removing outdated content, and reorganizing both graphically and structurally.
  5. Creates and maintains navigation. This includes adding, removing, reorganizing, and making aesthetic changes.
  6. Works with IT to streamline user experience, button design, and incorporation of new technologies such as mobile, video, and other interactive mediums.
  7. Provides miscellaneous design services, photo editing, graphic design, photo/video slideshows, and miscellaneous other graphic design used in flyers, certificates, banners, cards, advertisements and signage.
  8. Identify unknown file types and convert to useful formats for event listings on website
  9. Answers calls and emails from members regarding website-related changes and questions. Redirects inquiries to other departments as necessary.Assists USA Cycling staff with troubleshooting HTML issues that arise.
  10. Assists USA Cycling staff with troubleshooting HTML issues that arise.
  11. Maintains USA Cycling Lightroom catalog and uploads photos as received.
  12. Creates logos as needed and manages USA Cycling logo repository.

Other Duties:
Other duties as assigned.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Superior ability to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner.
  • Solid ability to balance team and individual responsibilities.
  • Solid ability to respond promptly to customer needs; solicits customer feedback to improve customer service; responds to requests for service and assistance; meets commitments.
  • Solid ability to adapt to changes in the work environment; manages competing demands; changes approach or methods to best fit the situation; ability to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
  • Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of picture and graphic formats as well as video editing and related concepts.
  • Solid ability to prioritize, balancing team and individual responsibilities.
  • Strong ability to work in team-centered environment.

Education:
Bachelors degree in Graphic Design or related field; or, equivalent combination of education and experience. Level of experience is highly considered.

 

Experience:
Generally, 3 - 4 years experience in web and graphic design and managing web services, plus 1 - 2 years of graphic design experience. Experience with print houses a plus.

 

Equipment Utilized:
General office equipment, such as computer, cameras, scanner, fax, and telephone.

 

Software Utilized:
Microsoft Office products. Java Script, JQuery, HTML and CSS. Requires understanding of Dreamweaver, Photoshop or FireWorks, Illustrator, Acrobat Pro, Lightroom and FTP (file transfer protocol) Client.

 

Supervisory Responsibility:
Works under general supervision. Has no direct reports.

 

Physical Demands and Working Conditions:
Generally, works in the office; therefore, the noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The employee must frequently lift and / or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and / or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
 
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Benefits:
This is a full-time, salaried position and will be based at USA Cycling's national headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colo. Excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, paid vacation, holidays, 403b plan. Salary commensurate with experience.

Please send resume and references to:
Debbie Hendrix, HR Director
210 USA Cycling Point, Suite 100
Colorado Springs, CO 80919
dhendrix@usacycling.org
Position will remain open until filled.


 Collegiate Content Creator Intern 

The ideal intern candidate would have experience in journalism and communications, as well as a firm cycling background. The intern role can provide the platform for someone with this background to gain experience in an Olympic organization as well as increased exposure to sports journalism and the cycling industry.

Must receive school or class credit for this position.
Hours variable, approximately 20 hours a month. Candidate does not need to be based out of Colorado Springs.

The role would include the following
  • Completing one to two articles a month for use in the collegiate newsletter and social media outlets, with the chance for articles to be used in overall membership communications
  • Conducting interviews with those involved in collegiate cycling, often remotely
  • Generating ideas for stories
  • Sourcing images to accompany written pieces when feasible
 
Desired knowledge and experience
  • Pursuing a degree in journalism, communication, English or related area
  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing
  • Ability to work independently
 
Please send curriculum vitae and writing sample to:
Debbie Hendrix at dhendrix@usacycling.org
 
 

Western Collegiate Cycling Conference Director

 
Supervisor: USA Cycling Regional Programs Manager
 
Summary: This is an unpaid volunteer position responsible for guiding the vision and overall structure of the WCCC, assigned by location with an operating budget provided by USA Cycling for the administration of Collegiate Cycling within the Conference. Volunteer must possess high levels of customer service, managerial skills, and motivation with the desire to develop the program. Pre-existing working knowledge of collegiate race promotion, rules, scoring, and rankings, in all disciplines of cycling, is also necessary. The ability to work cohesively as part of a team, manage volunteers, and delegate responsibilities as appropriate is a must. Above all, a passion for the sport of cycling and for collegiate cycling in particular is essential to success in this position.
 
USA Cycling provides:

  • Annual operating budget for reimbursement of basic administrative expenses and travel to some conference races.
  • Medals and trophies for conference championships
  • Annual USA Cycling membership (racing and/or officiating license)
 
Basic Responsibilities:
  • Lead the conference and set a strategic vision and plan in place to lead to immediate and sustained growth of the conference
  • Guide coordination of conference season schedules
  • Oversee conference volunteer staff and roles, assisting and filling holes where necessary
  • Manage collegiate upgrade requests
  • Manage National Championship qualifications
  • Attend races throughout the season and stay in constant contact with team leaders and riders
  • Manage conference website and e-mail listserv(s)
  • Administer conference rules and regulations, so long as they do not supplant those of USA Cycling
  • Act as first point of contact for USA Cycling collegiate membership issues and pass along to USA Cycling staff wherever appropriate
  • Maintain communication with USA Cycling staff to assist in the development of the collegiate program and refinement of rules
  • Host conference meetings for team leaders to discuss conference rules, issues, schedules, and provide leadership training when possible
  • Coordinate volunteers (e.g. results, clinics, media/pr, other positions as necessary)
  • Attend annual Collegiate Conference Director Summit in Colorado Springs and regular conference calls with other Conference Directors

Second Tier Responsibilities:
  • Work closely with USA Cycling staff to ensure all conference races are permitted in a timely fashion and organized safely in accordance with all USA Cycling rules and regulations
  • Work closely with all other volunteer conference directors and USA Cycling staff to maintain an open line of communication between conferences and share best practices
  • Work with Local Association and Regional Coordinators to coordinate schedules, officials, and funding
  • Aid in development of new leaders within the conference
  • Assist with the founding new collegiate cycling clubs, and provide support to existing and developing clubs
  • Contribute conference news to be posted on USAC website, conference website and/or distributed by e-newsletter or other media coverage to market collegiate cycling
  • Perform other miscellaneous duties as required (e.g. race announcing, intro clinic coaching, etc.)

Assumptions:
  • Uphold USA Cycling rules, regulations, and code of conduct.
  • Manage budget to ensure the provided budget is used in most productive fashion within the conference.
 
Requirements:
  • Ability to travel within the conference
  • Basic understanding of collegiate rules and scoring
  • Geographically located in the conference
 
How to Apply:
  • Send a résumé and cover letter to Jeffrey Hansen, USA Cycling Regional Programs Manager, at jhansen@usacycling.org and Emily Palmer, USA Cycling Interscholastic and Club Development Coordinator, at epalmer@usacycling.org

 



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