Apr 10, 2012

USABA is hiring an Outreach & Membership Coordinator

Job Announcement
Posting Window:  April 10-May 4, 2012


Organization:   The United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA)
Title:      Outreach & Membership Coordinator
Start Date:   June 1, 2012
Location:   Colorado Springs, CO
Position Type:    Full-time
Salary:   $25,000-$30,000 per year plus benefits

This position requires a proactive, detailed and customer service oriented self-starter with a strong sense of teamwork. This person must be capable of managing multiple tasks simultaneously and following through on issues in a timely manner. He/she must have the proven ability to demonstrate professionalism; establish and maintain effective professional relationships with all staff levels, volunteers, executives, board members, donors and USABA members.

Major duties and responsibilities include:
• Develops and implements specific, targeted initiatives to maintain and increase membership;
• Establish, communicate and maintain relationships with our members to keep them interested and satisfied with USABA’s benefits and  programs;
• Cultivate an outreach network by establishing good working relationships with the program director’s our key constituent groups including USABA Sports Clubs, agencies that serve the blind and visually impaired, National Governing Bodies, U.S. Paralympics, Paralympic Sports Clubs, Multi-Sport Organizations, teacher’s for the visually impaired, etc.;
• Maintain, manage and build existing and new USABA Sports Clubs with the goal of increasing membership through good partnership;
• Manage receipts, processing/data entry, fulfillment and acknowledgments for all membership and administrative functions;
• Perform key administrative functions to support all staff;
• Promote and sell merchandise;
• Maintain regular information on website, social media and database;
• Assist staff in the planning and implementation of training camps, sporting events and special events;
• Be a self-motivated member of the fundraising team;
• Prepare monthly program and fiscal reports;
• Perform other duties as assigned.

• Bachelor’s degree is preferred;
• At least one year of proven professional experience;
• Demonstrated commitment to the use of sports as a method to enhance the lives of individuals who are blind and visually impaired;
• Displays good oral, written, and listening skills for individuals / groups;
• Demonstrated ability to develop detailed, executable complex programs, projects and activities;
• Inspires, motivates, and guides diverse individuals, groups and organizations toward the attainment of a common task or purpose;
• Proficient with Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel software programs;
• Reasonable travel and evening/weekend work involved;
• Ability to travel throughout the State of Colorado to implement USABA programs.

USABA Mission: The mission of the United States Association of Blind Athletes is to increase the number and quality of grassroots-through-competitive, world-class athletic opportunities for Americans who are blind or visually impaired.

USABA Vision: We envision a world in which all individuals who are blind or visually impaired have the same opportunities to discover their athletic potential and pursue their athletic dreams

History:  Since its founding in 1976, the USABA has reached more than 100,000 blind and visually impaired individuals. During that time, the organization has emerged as more than just a world-class trainer of blind athletes and has become a vocal champion of the abilities of America's legally blind residents.

To apply- Email a resume, three references and a cover letter summarizing your background, experience and salary requirement to Mark Lucas at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).   Please include what you can specifically contribute to the success of USABA. 

Questions: Contact Mark Lucas, USABA Executive Director at (719) 866-3220 or e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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