Vice President, Communications with United States Olympic &
Paralympic Committee in Colorado Springs · CO United States Olympic
& Paralympic Committee jobs
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Develop and execute strategic communications campaigns to
increase the visibility of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Movement
and the USOPC, including that of USOPC programs, athletes,
stakeholders, and team members. Direct various programs and
initiatives in support of executive visibility and reputation
management. Oversee the development and implementation of internal
and change-management communications efforts at the USOPC. Direct
Olympic and Paralympic media services for the United States. Lead
Team USA’s communications staff at Olympic and Paralympic
Duties & Responsibilities
Provide leadership and management to the Communications
department leads, and thus oversee the functions of the
Communications team, including external-facing media and public
relations, internal communications for USOPC employees and Team USA
athletes, marketing communications, and community relations.
Lead USOPC’s reputation management and crisis response, to
include monitoring domestic and international Olympic, Paralympic,
and political media for relevant news, working closely with support
staff to coordinate any necessary response and distribute content
to targeted media.
Oversee internal and change-management communications
initiatives that aid the development of a world-class organization,
a healthy and collaborative workplace, and empowered employees able
to serve America’s Olympic and Paralympic athletes.
Lead the development and implementation of communications
strategies for various USOPC programs, public relations campaigns,
and marketing communications initiatives, aimed at increasing the
value of the Olympic and Paralympic Movement in the United
Develop and oversee the overall budget for the Communications
function, working with department leads to ensure budget compliance
and operation within approved budget guidelines.
Manage media relations related to development, international
relations, government relations, community relations, corporate
governance, anti-doping, etc. Build and maintain relationships with
key media officials to conduct ongoing media relations.
Direct executive visibility, including coordination of
interviews and speaking requests. Serve as the lead speechwriter
for the USOPC.
Direct National Governing Body media operations and services,
including press officer education and development and the biennial
Team USA Communications Workshop.
Serve as the primary liaison with USOPP and LA28 regarding
partner communications, organizational initiatives, and issues
Oversee production of USOPC publications for both external and
internal audiences, including USOPC Media Guide, USA Daily, Team
USA Media Guides, USOPC Annual Report, Media Summit Media Guide, 1
Year Out Media Guide, U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Hall of Fame
program, Stewardship reports, Insider newsletter, etc.
Oversee management of all on-complex media requests at the
Olympic & Paralympic Training Center in Colorado Springs and assist
with media requests for training centers in Lake Placid and Chula
Oversee the creation of opportunities to enhance the public
image of Team USA athletes as stewards and ambassadors of the U.S.
Olympic and Paralympic Movement, connect the public with Team USA
athletes and their journeys, and tell stories of the human
experience that transcend sport.
Serve as primary point contact for managing relationships with
NOC and IF colleagues, IOC communications and media operations
divisions, and communications staffs and press chiefs for each
Olympic and/or Paralympic organizing committee.
Develop and execute Team USA’s communications strategy for
Olympic and Paralympic Games. Lead the allocation and distribution
of all Olympic and Paralympic media credentials for the United
Direct Olympic and Paralympic media services, including
Games-time press conferences and Managing Victory, and act as Team
USA’s main point of contact at the Main Press Center during the
Oversee management of multi-million-dollar budget and logistics
for up to 75 staff members at the Olympic and Paralympic Games,
including air and ground transportation, housing, meals, apparel,
internet access, office space, etc.
In collaboration with the Communications leadership team,
perform personnel management responsibilities for the division,
including staffing requisitions, job descriptions, and performance
appraisals. Manage administrative requirements of team member
matters, such as new hire selection, termination, and disciplinary
actions. Analyze and recommend position changes or restructures as
Other duties as assigned or required.
Minimum Qualifications Required
Bachelor degree in Political Science, Journalism, English,
Organizational Communications or related field
Experience: 12-15 years of full-time, professional media/public
relations experience with a university, professional sports
franchise, or national sports organization
Skills: Strong understanding of the Olympic and Paralympic
ideals and the worldwide Olympic and Paralympic movements
Excellent writing, public speaking, and overall communication
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to earn the
confidence and support of a wide range of internal and external
Proven leadership skills and ability to guide and direct the
activities of large teams in dynamic environments and assure high
levels of team performance
Proven ability to oversee large operational budgets and ensure
that funds are used efficiently and effectively
Tools, Equipment, & Conditions Office environment in a
multi-level building on a multi-building site
Significant domestic and international travel
Standard office equipment
Regular attendance at work is an essential job function
Empower Team USA athletes to achieve sustained competitive
excellence and well-being.