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  • Golden Opportunities: Business Opportunities Across The Olympic Movement


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    Job openings with VANOC top Golden Opportunities this week with four staff positions, including a domestic media relations manager. The IOC is searching for a Spanish translator and London 2012 needs a village integration manager…other opportunities include Sport England's search for a director of communications and public affairs.

    Featured Opportunities:

    The National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD)
    Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
    Closing: N/A
    This position reports to the CEO/President and is responsible for Human Resources, IT, Accounting and Finance, and Risk Management.

    National Museum of Roller Skating
    Director // Curator
    Closing: N/A
    Responsible for preparation, four times annually, of the Museum newsletter Historical Roller Skating Overview, to maintain contact and enthusiasm for Museum projects among members and potential contributors; responsible for updating and enhancing website.

    World Hockey Academy
    World Hockey Academy Manager
    Closing: N/A
    Developing, implementing and managing an operational structure for the day to day operation of the World Hockey Academy including the operating requirements of utilization programs in line with the business plan and creating operational standards offering international standard facilities and support services.

    USA Figure Skating
    Network Administrator
    Closing: N/A
    Responsibilities include: design, install, monitor, maintain and secure a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active Director infrastructure; design, install, monitor, maintain and secure a Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 and Microsoft SQL Server 2000/2005 infrastructure; provide technical, user-based support for a Windows XP Professional and Microsoft Office 2003 desktop environment.

    Sport England
    Director of Communications and Public Affairs
    Closing: June 2, 2008
    The Director of Communications and Public Affairs is a new role. The post holder will be a key member of the Executive Management Team and will provide strategic direction and leadership on all matters relating to public affairs, communications, stakeholder relations and reputation management.

    International Gymnastics Federation
    Export and Customs Specialist
    Closing: June 6, 2008
    Reception and expedition of the mail and Imports / Exports equipment. Exports diverted products and provides management of stock of the diverted products. Also provides management of the subscribers to the publications.

    Opportunities from Lausanne, Switzerland:

    IOC - Spanish Translator
    Closing: June 6, 2008
    The IOC has an opening position of a Spanish Translator within the Communications / Language Services department. Starting date is September 1, 2008.

    IOC - Youth Olympic Games Coordinator
    Closing: June 6, 2008

    The IOC has an open position for an intern within the Youth Olympic Games department.

    IOC - Broadcast and Exhibition Rights for 2014 and 2016 Olympic Games
    Closing: July 1, 2008
    The IOC will assess bids on their ability to meet the highest standards in broadcast quality, their capacity to reach the broadest possible audience across different media platforms, their commitment to promoting the Olympic Games and the values of the Olympic Movement.

    Vancouver 2010 Opportunities:

    Strategic Communications
    Closing: June 4, 2008
    The BC Secretariat is seeking a Contractor to provide planning, execution and support for
    Strategic Communications running 2008 - 2010, including proactive media relations, special
    events (e.g. press conferences, program launches) and planning, development and operations.

    Manager, Media Relations (Domestic)
    Closing: June 4, 2008
    The VANOC Manager, Media Relations (Domestic) is a senior and seasoned communications professional who will assist in developing and delivering VANOC’s domestic media relations plan and strategies.

    Coordinator, Cross Country
    Closing: June 6, 2008
    The Coordinator, Cross-Country Skiing will assist the sport manager in delivering the field of play including the field of play workforce for training/Sport events and the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

    Executive Assistant, Venue Management
    Closing: June 9, 2008
    Provide direct assistance to the Vice President, Venue Management & Event Services and overall executive administrative support for the Venue Management Department as required.

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

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    London 2012 Opportunities:

    Village Integration Manager
    Closing: June 4, 2008
    Vacancy for an individual to work with other LOCOG Functional Areas to develop operational plans for each of the functional services provided to the Athlete Villages.

    Licensing and Merchandising Executive
    Closing: June 6, 2008
    London 2012 are now looking for an individual to support the Senior Manager of Licensing and Merchandising in driving the program forward through to 2012.

    View the London 2012 Job Opportunities page to search volunteer and full-time positions.

    Additional Opportunities:

    International Gymnastics Federation
    Administrative Assistant to the Secretary General
    Closing: June 7, 2008
    Must be able to correspond in English and French. Main responsibility is to assist the secretary general and if needed, the president. Position will be located at Lausanne headquarters.

    U.S. Olympic Weightlifting Team
    High Performance Director
    Closing: August 29, 2008
    The High Performance Director will be the Team Leader at all major International Events: Olympic, Pan American Games, Senior World Championships, Junior World Championships and Grand Prix Events.


    Written by Tristan Luciotti