Competition and Programmatic Events Manager
Park City, UT Programs - Competition

Job Summary 

The Competition Program and Programmatic Events Manager provides leadership, oversight and direction for all competition programs including High Performance training teams for the Paralympics, Team Flyers, and programmatic events. A primary function of this and every other job at the National Ability Center is to ensure that each member, guest and visitor of NAC receives the highest caliber of service.

Job Information

Position Type: Full Time, Exempt, Some weekend, evening and travel required

Salary: $37,000-$59,500

Supervisor: Associate Program Director

Major Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Manage all Competition Programs including High Performance Teams (Alpine and Snowboard), Team Flyers (Winter – ski and snowboard, Cycling, teambuilding, and fitness), and Programmatic Events (Paratriathlon camps, Huntsman Cup, Field Day and potential High Performance camps: Nordic Skiing, Dressage, Archery, Sledge Hockey and Cycling, and Summit Challenge adaptive athletes only.)
  • Create and implement an annual plan and operating budget for competition programs as aligned with the organizational Strategic Plan while meeting budget and program goals
  • Responsible for hiring and mentoring coaches, providing performance evaluations and feedback on a regular basis
  • Steward the innovation and continual development of the future competition program to be an industry leader
  • Collaborate with Chief Operations Officer (COO), reservations team, and scholarship committee on the tracking and accuracy of awarded athlete ‘sponsorships’
  • Manage athlete sponsorships and the requirements outlined in the athlete sponsorship agreement
  • This includes but is not limited to tracking athlete engagements, social media tags, media appearances and event attendance
  • Support on communication between athletes and marketing for requests for athlete engagement
  • Advise and support National Ability Center finance team on Athlete Accounts and ‘1207’ account
  • Advise and support National Ability Center reservations team on athlete registration and invoicing
  • Recruitment and onboarding of athletes of all abilities for events and teams to meet program growth goals and raise awareness for the National Ability Center’s brand, programs and events nationally and internationally
  • Serve as a National Ability Center representative and manage partnerships with organizations such as the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), US Paralympics (USP), US Ski and Snowboard, Utah Olympic Legacy (UOLF), Team Utah (TUT), Balanced Art Multisport (BAM), Youth Sports Alliance (YSA), Utah State Sports Commission, and National Governing Bodies (NGBs) of sport including, but not limited to, US Equestrian, USA Archery, USA Hockey, US Cycling, and Special Olympics
  • Manage club membership with US Paralympic Sport Clubs and US Ski and Snowboard
  • Create and steward long term and lasting relationships with venue, competition and activity partners
  • Proactively research opportunities to host events in partnership with other organizations and National Ability Center branded competitions and events
  • Collect, analyze and maintain departmental statistics and records related to athletes, scholarships, and program statistics for both internal use and Paralympic Sport Club quarterly reporting
  • In partnership with the facilities and capital team, oversee the scheduling and coordination of facilities, vehicles and equipment for Competition programs
  • Oversight that coaches maintain program inventory and equipment wish list, including notes about condition, wish list and maintenance needs
  • Commit to continuing education in your field utilizing internal and external resources to ensure our programs sustain continual responsiveness and improvement
  • Implement and supervise safety/risk management protocols in a caring and fun environment for participants, volunteers and staff
  • Assist with fundraising and special events as needed
  • Represent the National Ability Center at conferences and outreach events
  • Operate as a strategic member of the National Ability Center staff team with an understanding and commitment to the organization’s short and long-term goals
  • Positively promote the National Ability Center within the community, participants, donors, partners, stakeholders and staff
  • Provide leadership in strengthening internal communications with staff at all levels throughout the organization
  • Manage internal communication to support the goals of the organization and provide a welcoming and inclusive environment for participants, staff, volunteers, partners, donors and the community.
  • Attend required staff meetings and trainings
  • Promote the development and stewardship of community partnerships
  • Comply with National Ability Center safety and health policies and procedures
  • Other duties as identified


Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of three years administrative and/or coaching experience, including at least one year in a supervisory capacity, or equivalent experience
  • Considerable knowledge of sports philosophy, planning and administration. Adaptive preferred, but not required
  • Strong computer skills including intermediate or higher-level proficiency in Microsoft Office. Salesforce experience preferredAbility to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, supervisors, other agencies, participants, instructors, community partners and the public
  • Must be able lift and maneuver equipment weighing 50 lbs and occasionally more
  • Must be comfortable working in inside and outside environmental conditions
  • Ability and willingness to work evenings, weekends and holidays as needed
  • Commitment to a positive, fun and team-oriented working environment
  • Demonstrated commitment to inclusion, community, diversity and gender equity
  • Demonstrated success playing and working in the competitive sports arena
  • Valid Driver’s License; must verify own auto insurance
  • Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities
  • Demonstrated ability to work productively and collaboratively within a team
  • Flexible with a strong work ethic and an entrepreneurial spirit to accommodate multiple responsibilities and shifting priorities
  • Ability to work well with others and motivate people
  • Demonstrated history of responsibility, dependability, and maturity
  • Ability to positively receive and provide job coaching for personal development
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and experience with database management


  • Medical, employer contribution to HSA, dental, long-term disability, life insurance, paid time off and holidays and optional vision, short-term disability and other benefits

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