The U.S. Equestrian Federation is seeking a Team Performance Director (previously Technical Advisor) “who will lead eventing in the U.S. to sustained success at World and Olympic Games level.
The title for the position is up for discussion as the process moves forward. The spot opened up when former USEF President David O’Connor, who had held it since 2012, resigned earlier this year.
Although the term of service is likely to run through the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, other terms may be considered.
Want to apply? As part of the interview process, present a draft plan and vision for the team’s sustainable international success, including World and Olympic Games level. Applicants are expected to have an understanding of the needs of athletes involved in elite and development programs and must have the skills and abilities essential to leading and motivating the athletes and their support teams.
An understanding of equestrian sport in the U.S. and eventing in particular is preferable.
Work will involve the development of the Eventing Pathway, programs and systems that support a comprehensive plan for sustainable international success, including the World and Olympic Games level.
Other criteria include, as one would expect, providing leadership, direction and motivation to participants in the Eventing High Performance Program–especially athletes in contention for selection to any senior U.S. Eventing Teams through Tokyo 2020.
The person selected would carry out the role of, or lead on the appointment of, the chef d’dquipe at the Olympic, World Equestrian and Pan American Games and other Nations’ Cups.
There’s lots more involved, so if you’re feeling ambitious, look at the request for proposal https://www.usef.org/forms-pubs/syk7LTxxVNw/us-eventing-team-performance-director.