The Director, SafeSport is responsible for leading the U.S. Olympic Committee’s (USOC) work in raising awareness, and preventing emotional, physical and sexual abuse in sport (including bullying, hazing and harassment). The Director is responsible for overseeing compliance with USOC SafeSport policies and procedures, developing and deploying SafeSport training, resources and publications, and serving as the staff liaison to the U.S. Center for SafeSport, National Governing Bodies (NGBs) and High Performance Management Organizations (HPMOs). Duties & Responsibilities Compliance 1.Review, update and develop all USOC SafeSport policies and procedures. Work closely with USOC departments to ensure that leading practices are created, communicated and consistently followed. 2.Work closely with the USOC Internal Audit, as they conduct thorough audits of NGB and HPMO SafeSport policies and procedures. Identify areas of non-compliance and areas for improvement. Work with NGBs and HPMOs to develop a compliance plan. 3.Support the Games Operations department regarding policies and procedures for SafeSport training at all delegation events, such as Pan Am Games, Olympic Games and Paralympic Games. 4.Review and manage Olympic Training Sites, Community Olympic Development Programs, Paralympic Sport Clubs and other organizations against compliance with USOC SafeSport requirements. 5.Work closely with USOC Sports Medicine to develop and implement SafeSport practices, policies and procedures at USOC operated medical treatment and physical therapy facilities at U.S. Delegation events. 6.Partner with internal USOC departments in investigating SafeSport complaints and violations. 7.Act as the USOC’s liaison with the U.S. Center for SafeSport and NGBs by building a critical knowledge base and perspective on SafeSport matters as they relate to the USOC and NGBs, and work to identify and recommend future opportunities for improvement. 8.Maintain confidentiality and use discretion and judgement in sharing and discussing information regarding complaints, disputes, etc. Training & Education 9.Manage all SafeSport training and education to ensure that comprehensive training is provided on SafeSport matters. Deploy training requirements, ensure that all necessary groups receive initial and refresher training, and ensure compliance with training requirements. 10.Negotiate contracts and coordinate usage with service providers of SafeSport environment products (e.g., background check providers). Review and consolidate information from third-party providers pertaining to SafeSport environments for resource links. 11.Create resources related to SafeSport environments for third parties (e.g., sample templates, forms and procedures). Develop and implement training for SafeSport environments (in-person and web-based). Develop strategies to promote training, resource and other SafeSport programs. Answer questions resulting from posted information and the USOC’s training programs. 12.Build alliances with NGBs and other key stakeholders in the SafeSport environment field to maximize adoption of training and use of educational resources and SafeSport environment products. 13.Provide information to the sport community regarding SafeSport leading practices related to preventing emotional, physical and sexual abuse in sport, including creating respectful and inclusive environments. Identify and integrate abuse prevention leading practices into knowledge base and practice. 14.Maintain communications and manage relationships with relevant service providers, including, but not limited to, background screening, pre-employment screening and reference checking, counseling services, education program providers, websites, etc. 15.Utilize effective presentation and facilitation skills to provide accurate and appropriate technical assistance, tailored to specific audiences. Communicate the complexities of abuse prevention issues to key USOC stakeholders and the public. 16.Regular attendance at work is an essential job function. Minimum Qualifications Required
Education: •Master’s degree in relevant discipline (education, sport) strongly preferred, Bachelor’s degree required or equivalent work experience
Experience: •7 years of process driven professional experience preferably leading compliance efforts •Solid interpersonal, communication and collaboration skills •Ability to assess a problem objectively and move through problem solving effectively using discretion and judgement •Experience with conducting multiple parties/complex investigations including interviewing skills, assessments and recommendations •Negotiation experience
Skills: •Ability to teach and train effectively •Ability to maintain confidentiality •Ability to work with numerous departments •Strong attention to detail •Knowledge of USOC, NGB and HPMO structure •Skill in developing and fostering effective working relationships with internal and external constituents •Ability to manage multiple, complex cross functional projects and priorities Skill in building and leading effective work teams •Excellent presentation and communication skills and the ability to influence and work successfully with diverse audiences •Ability to develop innovative and strategic solutions to meet business needs and goals •Knowledge of business and financial acumen and ability to translate organizational priorities into practical action •Understanding of the general structure and scope of sport organizations across the country from grassroots to Olympic/Paralympic and professional.
Tools, Equipment, & Conditions •Office environment, multi-building complex •Frequent domestic and occasional international travel •Standard office equipment
Work Location Colorado Springs Downtown Headquarters
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