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Assistant Athlete Ombudsman

Company name

The United States Olympic Committee

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Date Last Verified

Jun 13,2019

Valid Through

Sep 26,2019

Posted on

Apr 21,2019

Min Salary/Max Salary

USD 72296 to 91816 Annually

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required


Colorado Springs, CO, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Sports >> Sports
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Assistant Athlete Ombudsman
Responsibilities: Collaborate with the Athlete Ombudsman in all aspects of the role of the office and its service to athletes. Help create and deliver an environment that is accessible, supportive, competent, inviting, helpful and resourceful for athletes and other constituents. Adhere to the core principles of Athlete Ombudsman Office: independence, impartiality, and confidentiality. Assist with researching and understanding laws, rules, requirements, policies, and precedent of all relevant bodies affecting athletes in order to provide competent, thorough advice to athletes and other constituents regarding athletes’ rights, resources and responsibilities. Assist in the resolution of athlete concerns and disputes through fact-finding, facilitated communication, and mediation; advise parties in understanding other available options for resolution in cases where informal resolution is not attained. Assist in solving complex problems facing athletes through competent and adaptive skills such as listening, researching, problem identification, consensus building, educating constituents, and developing cooperative strategies to resolve current issues and prevent future problems. Assist in reviewing relevant policies and documents and provide recommendations to advocate for fair, transparent, timely and equitably administered policies and processes that are compliant with the Sports Act, USOC Bylaws, and other governing rules. Assist in managing case logs and preparing reports, presentations and memos regarding activities, trends and future success strategies. Coordinate with Athlete Ombudsman in providing support to athletes at Olympic, Paralympic, Pan American and Parapan American Games. Develop and maintain strong relations with athletes, NGBs, outside counsel, and other stakeholders in order to effectively manage communication and facilitate resolution of disputes. Develop and maintain an appropriate professional leadership role and be available at all times to support the work of the Athlete Ombudsman Office, particularly in urgent situations when assistance outside normal working hours is required to support athletes. Answer inquiries in a timely fashion to assist in triaging and providing guidance and resources, understanding that many communications within the office are confidential. Assist with other duties as assigned.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree Law degree or demonstrated proficiency in legal analysis, research and writing. Advanced degree or certification in dispute resolution, or closely related field, preferred. Certification in dispute resolution preferred Experience: Demonstrated patterns of a strong work ethic and accomplishment. Strong athletic background or prior experience working for a sports organization, with strong preference for knowledge of Olympic and Paralympic Movement. Training and/or experience in crisis response or with individuals in crisis. Highly developed communication skills in problem solving, ability to analyze and gather information, manage strong emotions, and resolve conflicts, in the context of a complex set of governing rules. Demonstrated ability in strategic thinking, adaptability and the courage and skill to constructively and proactively work with constituents at all levels of the Movement. Demonstrated ability to connect with and build strong relationships across multiple constituents. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively and respectfully with individuals from diverse backgrounds and with diverse groups throughout the Olympic and Paralympic Movements. Demonstrated ability to maintain integrity, exercise independent judgment and prudence in dealing with sensitive, confidential matters and remain non-judgmental. Demonstrated ability to obtain the trust and confidence of individuals at all organizational levels. Fast, resourceful learner. Excellent customer service skills.

Additional info

Ref. ASSTA01649

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
The United States Olympic Committee
One Olympic Plaza
Colorado Springs, CO 80909