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USA Wrestling Job Opportunity: USA Wrestling Events Assistant

by USA Wrestling

About USA Wrestling

Want to work in the Olympic Movement with one of the most successful organizations serving one of the greatest sports in the world? USA Wrestling is the national governing body for freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling in the United States with over 240,000 members, responsible for selecting the Olympic teams. USA Wrestling also supports a network of regional associations, youth, junior and senior programs, national championships, coaching and officials training, grassroots development, and the SafeSport initiative. Visit for more.

Job Description

The Assistant, Events is a regular full-time exempt position reporting to the Director, Events. The successful candidate will be an experienced professional tasked with supporting all aspects of department operations to include but not limited to: websites, registration, event logistics and execution, and budget management. This position requires excellent organization, communication, planning and coordination. Independent judgment is required to plan, prioritize, and organize a diversified workload, and make recommendations for changes in office processes, programs, and practices. This position answers non-routine correspondence exercising the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of constituencies.

Additional hours may be required to include nights, weekends, and holidays. This position is located in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Job Responsibility

USA Wrestling (USAW) is seeking a qualified individual to assist in the area of National Events to develop, promote, implement and coordinate USA Wrestling’s national events programs at regional, national and international levels. Specific duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

• Create and maintain calendars of upcoming competitions, events, and content. Assist in on-the-ground coverage at domestic events as requested.

• Coordinate the purchasing, cleaning, packaging and distribution of all event related materials, equipment, and supplies.

• Manage inventories and coordinate all areas of shipping equipment and other supplies, including contract negotiation.

• Coordinate set-up of USAW events, including venue layout, sponsorship fulfillment, and general venue appearance.

• Responsible for managing/training various levels of volunteers

• Responsible for networking computers, printers, score-clocks, and servers at USAW Events.

• Responsible for blast email and social media promotion of prospective events, message board posting and online registrations.

• Serve as event director/USAW point of contact for event public relations needs, television broadcast needs, internet transmission needs, sponsorship acquisition and fulfillment needs prior to and during events.

• Design images/GIFs in Photoshop for posting on various digital media platforms.

• Actively generate new social media concepts to increase fan engagement and audience growth

• Maintain a pulse on trends in sports, pop culture, and fan culture, specifically related to sport events

• Manage signage, decor, ancillary events, and game day atmosphere in order to improve fan/athlete experience for all regional and national events

• Assist USAW Marketing Department with implementing and managing ticketing sales strategy for all senior level events

• Assist with the preparation and distribution of bid specifications for future USAW events.

• Responsible for all pre and post event USAW accounting and invoicing procedures and paperwork.

• Responsible for all transportation and lodging logistics

• Able to lift heavy objects over 50 lbs.

• Perform such duties as may be assigned by the Director of National Events.

Minimum Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree, Business or Sport Administration or related degree or equivalent work experience preferred.

• Minimum two years of related experience.

• Creative, energetic self-starter with good interpersonal skills and focus on details.

• Strong organizational and communication skills with attention to detail.

• Proficiency in all Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel and Outlook.

• Experience with creating content and using digital media platforms for professional/journalistic endeavors (i.e., Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, content management system, etc.)

• Demonstrated graphic design skills with Adobe Creative Cloud Software (Photoshop, Illustrator, Adobe Premier)

• Experience working with database systems is a plus.

• Must be able to successfully pass a USA Wrestling background screening (prior to hire date).

Hiring Pay Range

$45,000-50,000 per year depending on experience.


• Paid vacation, personal and sick time

• Approximately 10 paid holidays per year

• 403 (b) retirement plan

• Medical, dental and vision insurance

• Employer paid life insurance

• Benefits may be modified or discontinued from time to time at the company’s discretion as permitted by law

Other Information

• The USA Wrestling Office is located in Colorado Springs, CO - ability to work from National Office is required.

• PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. Stand for long periods of time during events.

• NON-PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Travel at least 15 times per year (including weekend travel)

Application Process

• To be considered, applicants must submit a cover letter and resume to Pete Isais,