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  • Golden Opportunities: Business Opportunities across the Olympic Movement


    (ATR) Golden Opportunities is ATR's guide to business opportunities across the Olympic Movement. This week's Golden Opportunities includes several positions with international sport federations and Olympic Organizing Committees.

    Vancouver 2010
    A stone inukshuk watches over the ski jump venue at the Whistler Olympic Park. (ATR)

    Torch Relays Community Celebrations Manager
    Closing: March 14, 2008
    The Torch Relays Community Celebrations Manager is responsible for overall management of the Olympic and Paralympic Torch Relays community celebrations planning and operations.

    Torch Relays Torchbearer Manager
    Closing: March 14, 2008
    The Torch Relays Torchbearer Manager is responsible for the overall management of the Olympic and Paralympic Torch Relays torchbearer programs, including planning and delivery of selection procedures, communications, activities and integration with partners.

    Torch Relays Transport & Logistics Manager
    Closing: March 14, 2008
    The Torch Relays Transport & Logistics Manager is responsible for the planning and operations of the convoy vehicles for the Olympic and the Paralympic Torch Relays. This includes planning the scopes of vehicle fit out, maintenance, wash refresh and parking services.

    Senior Financial Accountant
    Closing: March 17, 2008
    The Senior Financial Accountant is a key position to be filled in the Financial Services department. Reporting to the Manager, Financial Reporting, this position would be required to work with the entire Financial Services team to ensure accurate financial records are maintained.

    Southeast False Creek Plaza and Plaza Extension Design
    Closing: March 19, 2008
    To provide consulting services related to the design and construction of the Southeast False Creek plaza and plaza extension (including an adjacent site). A proponents' information meeting will be held Wednesday, February 27, 2008.

    Cleaning Services for Competition and Non-Competition Venues
    Closing: March 27, 2008
    Request for Expressions of Interest and Statement of Qualifications is issued by VANOC to pre-qualify contract cleaning service firms with the capability and experience in providing cleaning based services for various venues in the Vancouver and Whistler areas.

    2009 and 2010 Cultural Olympiad Events Co-Presentation
    Closing: April 30, 2008
    This Call for Proposals is issued by VANOC to obtain proposals from cultural organizations who wish to participate with VANOC as part of the 2009 and/or 2010 Cultural Olympiad.

    EOI Olympics Opportunity
    Closing: June 13, 2008
    Vancouver Community College invites interested parties to submit expressions of interest regarding the possible use of College facilities.

    View the Vancouver 2010 Job Opportunities page to search volunteer and full-time positions.

    Vancouver2012 offers RSS feeds for daily updated job and procurement opportunities.

    London 2012

    Stakeholder Events Manager, Nations and Regions
    Closing: March 12, 2008
    Opportunity for an individual with excellent planning, stakeholder management and interpersonal skills to contribute to delivery of the wider objective of engendering support and enabling benefits to the whole of the UK from the 2012 Games.

    Commercial Negotiations Team Assistant

    Closing: March 12, 2008
    LOCOG is recruiting a Team Assistant for the Commercial Negotiations team who will provide PA support to the Commercial Negotiations Director as well as general administrative and research support for the team in its work.

    Transport Planner

    Closing: March 14, 2008
    A vacancy for an individual to undertake a wide range of transport planning and analysis to support the delivery of the Olympic Transport Strategy.

    Head of Press Operations (Press Chief)
    Closing: March 14, 2008
    A high performing media professional experienced in press operations design, planning and management at major sporting/international events is required for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

    Senior Infrastructure Engineer
    Closing: March 14, 2008
    LOCOG is seeking an individual to work with a team of infrastructure engineers to provide 2nd and 3rd line infrastructure support for London 2012 IT services, including technical fix-on-fail, infrastructure monitoring and maintenance.

    Internal Audit Manager
    Closing: March 14, 2008
    Individuals with experience in developing and delivering risk based audit plans, delivering Board level reporting and providing timely advice to the management on risk and assurance matters are encouraged to apply.

    Senior Manager- Telecommunications Architecture
    Closing: March 14, 2008
    Vacancy for an individual with experience of designing and managing large corporate/enterprise networks, who can ensure that our Telecoms Partner delivers a robust and resilient telecoms network.

    Program Analyst - Telecommunications
    Closing: March 14, 2008
    Role for an individual with proven experience in project controls management to execute effective controls across the telecoms delivery program, such that it delivers in line with expectations to time, cost and quality.

    Junior New Media Producer
    Closing: March 17, 2008
    The Team is seeking a junior producer to assist the production of and the planning, production and delivery of new applications.

    Supply London 2
    Closing: March 24, 2008
    The London Development Agency is seeking to identify a partner to provide procurement business support services to London's small and medium size enterprises (SMEs), including third sector organizations, particularly targeting diverse SMEs through its new Supply London Phase 2 Program.

    Community Relations Executive
    Closing: March 25, 2008
    A busy role working to ensure London’s diverse communities are effectively engaged with the development of and the opportunities arising from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

    Construction Project Management Services
    Closing: March 26, 2008
    The Authority is looking for a Client Project Manager to proactively look after its interests in a Landmark project to build a new leisure centre,. consisting of a new building containing a new 25M swimming pool, a teaching pool, and leisure facilities, to be operational by 2010.

    Hackney Enterprise Network
    Closing: March 26, 2008
    The London Borough of Hackney wishes to invite expressions of interest for a new contract for the delivery of the Hackney Enterprise Network to provide support and networking services for the boroughs small business community.

    Timber Supply Panel
    Closing: April 7, 2008
    The Contracting Authority (CA) is seeking to procure the appointment of a number of suppliers to a panel that will become the 'Timber Supplier Panel'. The CA currently envisages that the Timber Supplier Panel will comprise approximately 20 members.

    Wind Turbine
    Closing: April 9, 2008
    Works comprise the design, build, finance and operation of at least 1 wind turbine generator for the London 2012 Olympic Games site in Stratford, East London. This wind turbine located in the North of the Olympic Park will be approximately 2 to 2.5MW, and a total height of 130m. The Wind turbine is a key piece of infrastructure and will provide a major part of ODA's renewables obligations.

    Check out CompeteFor, part of LOCOG’s new Business Network, which matches companies with thousands of opportunities supplying London 2012 contractors. Companies will be able to advertise through CompeteFor with up to 20 percent of all London 2012 supply chain opportunities expected to go through the system.

    Additional Opportunities

    National Olympic committee for France
    STAPS Advisor
    The national Olympic committee for France seeks an advisor on contract for its STAPS staff, who coordinates sports opportunities for youth in urban areas. A full description of the job is available at .

    Major League Baseball
    Vice President, Business Public Relations
    Major League Baseball is looking for a new vice president of business public relations in its Office of the Commissioner, charged with directing all PR efforts for non-baseball units. Also, will work with senior MLB executives to develop PR strategies. To apply for open positions, please e-mail your resume to with the job title in the subject line. No telephone calls, please.

    For additional opportunities with Major League Baseball, click here.
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    International Tennis Federation
    Professional Tennis Assistant, Men’s & Women’s Circuits
    Assist with the organization of the annual Men’s & Women’s Circuits, including, but not limited to, tournament information sheets, entry systems, sanctioning process, fines, scheduling, rules and regulations, officiating requirements.

    Sport Knowledge Australia
    Women in Sports Scholarship
    Sport Knowledge Australia (SKA) is Australia's International Centre of Excellence in Sports Science and Management defined by its development and delivery of premium sport knowledge products and services. Women in sport scholarships for the residential programs will provide applicants with half of the total cost, including the meals and accommodation.
    Contact Samantha Wright on +61 2 9390 9390 or email .

    Cowichan 2008 North American Indigenous Games

    Temporary Showers
    Closing: March 14, 2008
    The Cowichan 2008 North American Indigenous Games intends to contract one company to either provide and/or maintain existing Temporary Shower structures/trailers or to design, build and maintain Temporary Showers for the Games.

    Security Services
    Closing: March 14, 2008
    The 2008 Cowichan North American Indigenous Games is looking for a qualified and experienced security firm to provide and assist with the coordination of all overnight security required for the Cowichan 2008 Games.

    Temporary Toilet and Hand Wash Stations
    Closing: March 14, 2008
    The Cowichan 2008 North American Indigenous Games wishes to contract one or more companies to provide and maintain Temporary Toilets and Hand Wash Stations to Sport Competition and Non-Sport Venues during the period July 29 - August 12, 2008.

    British Gymnastics
    Olympic Performance Director
    Closing: March 14, 2008
    The Olympic Performance Director will be responsible for the overall strategic delivery of British Gymnastics’ World Class Program. The role is to lead and direct the Women’s Artistic, Trampoline, Men’s Artistic and Rhythmic World Class Programs, to achieve medal-winning success at significant competitions including the World Championships and Olympic Games.

    USA Triathlon
    National Events Coordinator
    Closing: March 15, 2008
    USA Triathlon is seeking an energetic, well organized individual to assist with the management of USAT National Events. The ideal candidate must be detailed oriented and able to manage multiple tasks. This individual will assist with logistical coordination, travel arrangements, equipment management and numerous other event management activities.

    World Air Games 2011
    Interested parties host the World Air Games in 2011 are invited to bid until March 17, 2008. The bidding process is open to all cities, regions, FAI member associations, private event organizers and corporate partners.

    British Equestrian Federation
    Closing: March 30, 2008
    The BEF is seeking a new Chairman, who in leading a Board of Directors, is responsible for performance and accountability in all matters relating to the agreed policy of the Federation. The Chairman also acts as President of the Federation in the international field and is closely involved in its role within the FEI.

    USA Diving
    High Performance Director
    Submit Resumes by March 30, 2008
    USA Diving is seeking applicants with strong and respected leadership skills and a vision to return USA Diving to No. 1 in the world. The successful candidate will oversee elite level programs from talent identification to Olympic and World Championship success and will be responsible for the development of a seamless athlete pipeline in cooperation with the clubs and coaches throughout the United States.

    International Table Tennis Federation
    Competitions Director
    Closing: March 31, 2008
    The Director of the Competition Department will be responsible for all the ITTF competitions and will work in close cooperation with the ITTF Technical Committee, the IT Manager, other ITTF Departments and Committees as well as TMS International.

    Crew Members with Nike ACG
    Closing: April 1, 2008
    As part of its ground-breaking Sweetspots project, Nike ACG is offering the opportunity to join the crew on an all-expenses-paid trip to South America to film next winter’s first Sweetspot. The group will consist of a filmer, photographer, director and a journalist to showcase Nike ACG riders in their element.

    British Swimming
    National Coach - Synchronized Swimming
    Closing: April 23, 2008
    Applications are invited for the exciting new post of National Coach – Synchronized Swimming, reporting to the National Performance Director. The main focus of the role is to take ownership of the competitive program and training plans and monitor and evaluate them to ensure continuous professional development.

    Bid Process open for 2014 World Championship
    Letters of Interest must be sent by April 30, 2008