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Organization:        USA TABLE TENNIS
Position Title:        Chief Executive Officer (CEO)    
Reports to:           Executive Board
Location:              Colorado Springs, CO
Search Contact:    Prodigy Sports


Headquartered at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, USA Table Tennis is an Olympic class member organization of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and is the National Governing Body (NGB) for the sport of Table Tennis in the United States. 

The mission of USA Table Tennis is to promote table tennis in America and to provide all participants with the best possible experience by advancing and administering the sport. USA Table Tennis is responsible for organizing and training teams for national and international competitions. USA Table Tennis is a member of the United States Olympic Committee and International Table Tennis Federation. The Chief Executive Officer reports to the Executive Board and is responsible for the organization's consistent achievement of its mission and financial objectives.


The CEO is responsible for the day-to-day operations of USA Table Tennis. As such, he/she is in charge of driving revenue through membership and sponsorships, directs the staff and administers the policies and operations of the organization in accordance with established policies.

In Sales and Promotions:
•    Sell sponsorships ranging from $5,000 to $200,000.
•    Meet revenue targets for membership and sponsorship sales.
•    Manage the Marketing and Fund Raising Advisory Committee for all sponsorship, hospitality and exhibit efforts.
•    Build business with local, national and international accounts/sponsors.
•    Create and manage a pipeline of prospects to grow the sponsorship and membership client base and ensure target attainment. 
•    Pro-actively building relationships to maximize business opportunities, promoting sales into the event properties and sports represented by USATT.
•    Maintain and build relationships to renew sponsorship and membership business.
•    Represent USATT at relevant events.
•    Achieve high levels of customer satisfaction among sponsors and members.

In Sports Programs:
•    Ensure that the organization has a long-range strategy which achieves its mission, and toward which it makes consistent and timely progress.
•    Recruit and develop world-class athletes to represent the U.S. successfully in international competition.
•    Provide leadership in developing programs, organizational and financial plans with the Executive Board and staff, and carry out plans and policies authorized by the Board.
•    Promote active and broad participation by volunteers in all areas of the organization's work.
•    Be fully conversant with the USOC Constitution and By Laws, the Amateur Sports Act of 1978, and the USATT Constitution and By Laws, the USATT Policies and Procedures Manual, the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Statutes, and any other documents relative to the operation of this National Governing Body.

In Administration, the CEO shall:
•    Maintain official records and documents, and ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations.
•    Maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the sport of Table Tennis.
•    Serve as USATT’s representative to the ITTF and United States Olympic Committee.

In Communications, the CEO shall:
•    Ensure that the board is kept fully informed on the condition of the organization and any important factors influencing it.
•    Publicize the activities of the organization, its programs and goals.  Assures the organization and its mission, programs, products and services are consistently presented in strong, positive image to relevant stakeholders.
•    Establish sound working relationships and cooperative arrangements with community groups, partners, and sponsors.
•    Develop collegial, fiscal, and partnership relationships with sister sports, clubs, the United States Olympic Committee, and the ITTF.
•    Represent the programs and point of view of USATT to agencies, organizations, and the general public.   Ensure that communications with the ITTF and foreign National Governing Bodies comply with expected protocols.

In Relations with Staff, the CEO shall:
•    Be responsible for the recruitment, employment, and release of full-time and part-time staff members. 
•    Effectively manages the human resources of the organization according to authorized personnel policies and procedures that fully conform to current laws and regulations.
•    Ensure that job descriptions are developed, that regular performance evaluations are held, and that sound human resource practices are in place.
•    See that an effective management team, with appropriate provision for succession, is in place.
•    Encourage staff and volunteer development and education, and assist program staff in relating their specialized work to the total program of the organization.
•    Establish job descriptions and compensation scales that are competitive, fiscally sound, and provide for career path development within USATT.
•    Establish and maintain a climate that attracts, keeps, and motivates a diverse staff of top quality people.

In Budget and Finance, the CEO shall:
•    Be responsible for developing and maintaining sound financial practices, including compliance with all state and federal laws relative to 501(c)3 organizations.
•    Oversees fundraising planning and implementation, including identifying resource requirements, researching funding sources, establishing strategies to approach funders, submitting proposals and administrating fundraising records and documentation
•    Work with the staff and the Board in preparing a budget; see that the organization operates within budget guidelines.
•    Ensure that adequate funds are available to permit the organization to carry out its work.
•    Create and execute a revenue plan that supports the organization through a mix of revenue sources such as sponsorships, grants, and organic fundraising.

1.    Proven success in effectively leading, building, mentoring, managing, motivating, encouraging professional growth of, and delegating to staff.
2.    Credible, truthful and honest; a person of high integrity.  Able to express themselves frankly but with respect.  Conflict resolution and sound decision-making skills critical.
3.    Experience in planning and executing fundraising activities in non-profit and/or amateur sports organizations.  Track record of growing revenue and creating progressive, stable and sustainable funding sources.
4.    A self-starter able to independently assess or enhance existing programs as well as initiate new programs as needed.
5.    Skilled written and verbal communicator on all levels along with ability to liaise with Board of Directors, the USOC, and other organizations within and related to the sport.
6.    Ability to initiate, develop, and maintain favorable relationships with athletes, volunteers, parents, officials, sponsors, members, other related organizations, such as the ITTF, and the United States Olympic Committee.
7.    Knowledge and skill to manage a budget effectively.
8.    Ability to successfully negotiate contracts.
9.    Organizational competence and multitasking proficiency.
10.    Tested business savvy coupled with strong people skills.


•    Advanced degree or significant career experience in business or sports management.
•    Minimum 3-5 years prior experience as a CEO and/or CEO in an Olympic-affiliated NGB, an amateur sports organization, or a sports-related non-profit.  Experience within the USOC structure helpful.
•    A genuine passion for the sport of Table Tennis.  Exposure to, or involvement in the sport is a plus.
•    Willingness to relocate to Colorado Springs, CO.


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