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2013 IAAF World Championships Team Managerís Application Procedures

USA Track & Field is accepting applications for managerial staff for the 2013 IAAF World Championships until November 15, 2012. Managers will be selected at the 2012 Annual Meeting.

Contact Sandy Snow at sandy.snow@usatf.org or 770-392-1027 for questions concerning the application and selection process.

Application Process

Individuals interested in serving on the above national team managerial staffs must submit an online application to USATF no later than November 15, 2012 or be a member of the 2011-2012 National Team pools, or have an applications on file from the 2011-2012 Olympic Games, World Championships and Pan American Games. Applicants must meet the criteria listed below to be eligible to submit an application for a manager's position. Please do not submit and application if you do not meet the criteria. Individuals submitting a managerial application for the 2013 IAAF World Championships will automatically be considered for the Non-World managerís positions and need not submit another application.

Eligibility Criteria

An individual must meet the criteria listed below to be eligible to serve as a national team manager for the 2013 IAAF World Championships.

  • Submit a completed online application to USATF no later than November 15, 2012 or have an application on file for the 2011 World Championships, 2011 Pan American Games, or the 2012 Olympic Games
  • Be a member of USATF
  • Be able to pass a criminal background screening
  • Possess a valid passport that does not expire until at least six months after the conclusion of the event
  • Be available for the entire duration of the event
  • Be detail-oriented and logistically minded with a personality that puts the athlete first
  • Be willing to serve in a behind-the-scenes administrative position with limited or no opportunity to see the event
  • Be in good health and able to withstand the physical rigors of traveling with and working with the Team

Head Manager applicants must meet the following criteria in addition to the criteria listed above.

  • Have served as Head Manager or Event/Pool Manager in a complete track & field team environment on at least two (2) national teams during the last 8 years of which one (1) must have been a World Championships, Olympic Games, Pan American Games, World Junior Championships, World University Games or a NACAC Senior Championships.
  • Be experienced and have proven ability working with teams at the national and international levels.
  • Have proven ability to establish harmonious relationships with athletes, personal coaches and other Team personnel.
  • Be able to commit to three (3) weeks travel with the team.
  • Be able to participate in USATF Managers Training session

Event Managers applicants must meet the following criteria in addition to the basic eligibility criteria listed above.

  • Have served on a national team in some capacity (i.e. coach, manager, event manager, etc)

Selection

The 2013 IAAF World Championships managerial staffs shall be selected by the High Performance Executive Committee. A pool of candidates meeting the criteria above will be developed from the 2011-2012 National Team pools, applications on file from the 2011-2012 Olympic Games, World Championships and Pan American Games and new online applications received by the November 15, 2012 deadline. Individuals completing the application for a managerís position on the 2013 IAAF World Championships staff will automatically be added to the pool for consideration for the Non-World managerial staffs.

The individuals nominated for a managerial position by the High Performance Executive Committees will be forwarded to the CEO for background screening and to the Board of Directors for final approval.

REQUIREMENTS UPON ACCEPTANCE:

  • All managers must attend any USATF Managers Training related to their national team.
  • Staff members must submit all documentation required by USATF or USOC.

Click here for the application link for 2013 IAAF World Championships.

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