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  • Golden Opportunities -- Business Opportunities Across the Olympic Movement


    The featured opportunity this week is USA Hockey’s search for a director, internet communications. The IOC has a position open for project officer and wants it promptly filled with the right candidate. Vancouver 2010 takes the lead again week with six opportunities including an opening for an manager, NOC/NPC assistants program…London 2012 is looking to recruit an enterprise project manager and Singapore Youth Olympic Games 2010 needs an assistant manager, power supply. Other opportunities Sport England’s quest to find an executive director of finance and corporate services.

    Featured Opportunities:

    New Technologies Business Developer
    Closing: October 21, 2008
    SPORTELMonaco is the International Sports Program Market For Television & New Media. It is internationally recognized as the must-attend international Market for companies involved with any aspect of sports programming and sports content across all distribution platforms.

    OC Events

    Account Manager / Director
    Closing: October 30, 2008
    Candidate will be expected to confidently manage the needs of title and main sponsors, work well in a small project orientated team, be ready to travel, and have a good understanding of all aspects of event marketing and sponsorship fulfillment.

    USA Hockey

    Director, Internet Communications
    Closing: October 31, 2008
    To direct all strategic planning, implementation and daily management of the USA Hockey website and any third party web/media affiliates.

    USA Water Polo

    Women’s National Team Head Coach
    Closing: Open until filled
    Oversee coaching and management of USA Water Polo women’s senior national and Olympic teams to ensure long-term medal-winning performance.

    USA Track and Field

    Web Developer  
    Closing: Open until filled
    Seeking a motivated Web Developer to program and integrate New Media and interactive technologies into the current USATF Web site,, and provide back-end program support to the database-driven portions of the site.

    U.S. Fencing Association

    Executive Director
    Closing: Open until filled
    The Executive Director manages and leads the USFA in accordance with the organization by-laws and Board policies, giving appropriate consideration to the rules and policies of the Federation International d'Escrime  (FIE, the world governing body) and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC).  The ED supervises a staff of seven. 

    United States Olympic Committee (USOC)

    Director, Talent Management
    Closing: Open until filled
    Manage effective HR systems to achieve organizational goals.  Ensure employment practices are non-discriminating and meet federal and state requirements.  Work to educate leaders in areas of recruitment, compensation and benefits, employee relations, policies and procedures and HRIS systems.

    USOC – Lake Placid, NY

    Operations Specialist
    Closing: Open until filled
    Provide direct support to the Operations Department for all program-related functions (i.e. scheduling, housing, transportation) including the registration of all users of the LPOTC (verifying all forms are complete), issuing ID cards through the security system, checking out keys for meeting rooms and storage areas for each program and resident sport.  

    Opportunities from Lausanne, Switzerland

    OGKM “Back Office” Project Officer
    Closing: October 29, 2008
    The IOC has an opening as OGKM “Back Office” Project Officer within the Olympic Games Department. Entry date: as soon as possible.

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

    Vancouver 2010 Opportunities

    Manager, NOC/NPC Assistants Program
    Closing: October 19, 2008
    The Manager of  NOC/NPC Assistants Program will be responsible for the development and implementation of the volunteer host program for the National Olympic Committees (NOC) and National Paralympic Committees (NPC).

    Procurement Data Entry Coordinator
    Closing: October 19, 2008
    Responsible for the coordination and input of data entry requirements for the Procurement team including but not limited to Personal Services contracts.

    Site Coordinator, Overlay
    Closing: October 22, 2008
    The primary responsibility of this position is to assist the Overlay Manager on the delivery and decommissioning of temporary commodities required at a venue for the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

    Team Leader, T3
    Closing: October 22, 2008
    This position will assist with the coordination and delivery of VANOC’s T3 Operations.

    Deputy Manager, Cable Management & Broadcast Lighting
    Closing: October 23, 2008
    Support and assist the Manager, Energy Services & Broadcast Technical Integration with the development, project management and implementation of designs and integration plans to support cable management systems and broadcast lighting required for all of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games venues.

    Volunteer, Homestay Program Liason
    Closing: October 31, 2008
    Responsible for the recruitment and management of Team Leaders and their group of Homestay Hosts for the Homestay Program for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

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

    Vancouver 2010 offers RSS feeds for daily updated job and procurement opportunities.

    London 2012 Opportunities:

    Enterprise Project Manager
    Closing: October 21, 2008
    The London Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) is looking for someone to join our Education team in a 12 month fixed-term role which will involve getting young people involved in the Games through our London 2012 education program.

    Clinical Lead – Physical Therapy Services Work Stream
    Closing: October 31, 2008
    Initially a voluntary role, knowledge of different physical therapy services used in elite sport at international multi sport events, the National Health Service and its systems and governance and the requirements of medical services at Olympic, Paralympic and other multi-sport events is essential.

    Clinical Lead – Sports Medicine Work Stream
    Closing: October 31, 2008
    Initially a voluntary role, extensive experience and knowledge of the specialist requirements for the care of elite athletes and detailed knowledge of the National Health Service its systems and governance are essential.

    Records Coordinator
    Closing: October 31, 2008
    To ensure consistent usage by the legal function of company information policies. To liaise with other functional areas to formulate and implement a data protection policy. To ensure that the legal function complies with its responsibilities in knowledge transfer to the IOC.

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

    Sochi 2014 Opportunities

    View the Sochi 2014 Job Opportunities page to search volunteer and full-time positions.

    Singapore Youth Olympic Games 2010 Opportunities

    Assistant Manager, Power Supply
    Closing: October 19, 2008
    As an Assistant Manager, Power Supply, you will report to the Manager, Event Services.

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

    Additional Opportunities:

    Sport England

    Executive Director of Finance & Corporate Services
    Closing: October 31, 2008
    This is an exciting time to join Sport England as the Director of Finance and Corporate Services. This position which will play a pivotal role in leading the Finance and Corporate Services Directorate’s contribution to our new strategy.

    USA Water Polo

    Video Production Internship
    Closing: December 12, 2008
    Candidates should be comfortable using a HDV Camcorder specifically a Cannon XH-AI including all of the setup and breakdown that is involved with this device. In addition they should possess a strong ability to edit using Final Cut Pro on a Mac Book Pro as well an understanding of compression and formatting standards in the use of flash video, quicktime, windows media and exportation to DVD.

    England 2018

    Chief Executive
    Closing: Open until filled
    As Chief Executive you will have overall responsibility for the strategic direction and daily operations of the BidCo. You will be a member of the Executive Board and report to the Chair. You are accountable to the Executive Board for delivery of the strategic objectives of the Bid and are responsible for the creation of the organization to deliver those objectives and secure the FIFA World CupTM for England in 2018.

    England 2018

    Chief Operating Officer
    Closing: Open until filled
    Ensure the efficient day-to-day operations and coordination of all Bid Team functions and deputize for the Chief Executive in his absence.

    England 2018

    Director of Communications
    Closing: Open until filled
    The Director of Communications will report directly to the Chief Executive. S/he will work closely with all functional teams, to ensure that the Bid and brand messaging is consistent.

    USA Gymnastics

    Men's Junior Olympic Program Coordinator
    Closing: Open until filled
    This position, reporting to the Men’s Program Director, is responsible for overall management and supervision of the technical aspects of the Men’s Junior Olympic Program for USA gymnastics, and for assistance with other aspects of the Men’s program as requested.

    USOC - Colorado Springs, CO

    Coordinator, Major Gifts
    Closing: Open until filled
    Coordinator will provide administrative and strategic assistance to Director, Chief Development Officer and other team members to support activities of Major Gift Division including fundraising, special events, donor relations, donor fulfillment, collateral materials, hospitality, prospect research, and database management.

    USOC - Colorado Springs, CO

    Steward - PT Temporary
    Closing: Open until filled
    Maintains sanitation and cleanliness of the kitchen, dish room and service area. Operates dish machine to wash all dishes, pots and pans. Responsible for the efficient set-up, break down for food services and special events as directed by Executive Chef, Dining Service Operations Coordinator, or Sous Chef.

    USOC - Colorado Springs, CO

    Service Specialist - PT Temporary
    Closing: Open until filled
    Assists Food & Nutrition Service Department in multiple areas to include cashier, attendants, servery, steward, and production assistants as assigned. 

    USA Field Hockey

    Director of Brand Management and Marketing
    Closing: Open until filled
    Position involves responsibility for internal and external brand development and management for USA Field Hockey.  Also involves brand compliance with all USOC marketing specifications.  Revenue production is the major emphasis of the position that extends to increasing sponsor, licensee, vendor and member awareness leading to increased revenue to USA Field Hockey.

    USA Team Handball

    Regional Director
    Closing: Open until filled
    The Regional Director shall be responsible for the development of Team Handball on a regional basis, both in terms of attracting financial support (donations, sponsorships, new members) and building non-professional handball programs including at the youth, recreational, secondary school and university levels.

    Written by Tristan Luciotti