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Recruitment Notice for USA Climbing Committees, Task Forces & Working Groups

Recruitment Notice for USA Climbing Committees, Task Forces & Working Groups

USA Climbing is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and supported by its hard-working staff and volunteer committees, task forces, and working groups. All of these are crucial to running our organization. You can see a full listing of Directors and current committee, task force and working group members at:

http://www.usaclimbing.org/About_USA_Climbing/Board_of_Directors.htm

http://www.usaclimbing.org/About_USA_Climbing/Committees.htm

These volunteers – USAC athletes, coaches, routesetters and supporters -- contribute their time and expertise to help USA Climbing grow and improve.

If you are interested in being considered as a volunteer for one or more of the below positions, please send a Letter Of Interest (LOI) and the position(s) you are seeking via email along with your resume to:

Charles Lamb
Chair, Nominating & Governance Committee (NGC)

charles@usaclimbing.org

Currently, we are searching for volunteers to serve in the following positions.

Committee,

Task Force or Working Group

Position(s)

Audit Committee

One (1) open position (must be Athlete eligible for a ‘Designated Committee’ – see below for details)

Coaching Committee

One (1) open position (preferably from Division 4, 6, or 7 – see below for details)

Ethics Committee

One (1) open position (must be an Athlete with standard Athlete eligibility - see below for details)

Judges Committee

One (1) open position (must be an Athlete with standard Athlete eligibility - see below for details)

Risk Management Committee

One (1) open position

Routesetting Committee

Two (2) to five (5) Open Positions

Rules Committee

Two (2) open positions (one of whom must be an Athlete with standard Athlete eligibility - see below for details)

USA Climbing’s Athletes’ Advisory Committee

One (1) open position BY ELECTION (watch for a separate announcement to all members concerning who is eligible to run and vote in this election)


Descriptions and requirements covering these opportunities can be found below.

If you are interested in being considered as a volunteer for one or more of these roles, please send a Letter Of Interest (LOI) and the position(s) you are seeking via email along with your resume to:

Charles Lamb
Chair, Nominating & Governance Committee (NGC)

charles@usaclimbing.org

On your resume, please include your full name and contact information, USAC member number, history of participation and support of USA Climbing, and any other information relevant to your experience or background in the context of the particular position(s) you seek. 

Please send your LOI and resume by 5:00 pm EDT August 15, 2019.

Descriptions of Committees:

Audit Committee

Purpose:  Includes recommending the independent auditors of USA Climbing, reviewing the report of the independent auditors and management letter, and recommending action as needed; investigating matters of financial controls and disclosure; reviewing budgets; and such other matters as directed by the Board.

Term: Two years. Members may serve a maximum of three two-year terms 

Current Need:  One (1) Athlete member. Must be Athlete eligible for a ‘Designated Committee’ – see below for details.

Coaching Committee

Purpose:  Includes educating and organizing coaches in an effort to raise the level of coaching in competition climbing in the USA and among US coaches in international competition; providing educational and development opportunities for USA Climbing Certified Coaches; evaluating the USA Climbing Coaches Code of Conduct; and representing coaches’ interests to USA Climbing and its committees.

Term:  Two years. Members may serve a maximum of three two-year terms.

Current Need:  One (1) coach as a general member, preferably from Division 4 (Desert and South Central regions), 6 (Southeast and Mid-South regions), or 7 (Capital and Rustbelt regions).

Ethics Committee

Purpose:  Includes overseeing implementation of, and compliance with, the Code of Ethics and Conflicts of Interest Policy; reporting to the Board on all ethical issues; reviewing and investigating any allegations of ethical impropriety and making recommendations on such matters to the Board, subject to the authority of the Judicial Committee; and reviewing and providing guidance on other ethical questions.

Term: Two years. Members may serve a maximum of three two-year terms.

Current Need:  One (1) Athlete member. Must be an Athlete with standard Athlete eligibility - see below for details. 

Judges Committee 

Purpose:  Includes supporting and advancing the development of judging at all USA Climbing sanctioned competitions; developing and improving the Judges Certification Program, and developing and improving Judging educational materials.  

Term: Two years.  Members may serve a maximum of three two-year terms.

Current Need:  One (1) Athlete member. Must be an Athlete with standard Athlete eligibility - see below for details.

Risk Management Committee

Purpose: Providing analysis and guidance for matters involving risk assessment, including acceptable practices for managing the risks and hazards related to competition climbing. The Committee’s work does not relate to financial controls (which are addressed by USAC’s Audit Committee), or SafeSport matters such as sexual misconduct (which are addressed under USAC’s SafeSport Policy).

Term: Two years.  Members may serve a maximum of three two-year terms.

Current Need:  One (1) member.

Routesetting Committee

Purpose:  The Routesetting Committee has the goal of developing the best routesetters and routesetting program by identifying and implementing current trends nationally and internationally into US routesetting education and competitions. Includes recommending routesetting clinic curriculum and instructors; recommending certification standards; and recommending protocols for review of routesetting at Championship level USAC events.

Term: Two years. Members may serve a maximum of three two-year terms.

Current Need:  At least two (2) and up to five (5) new members. If more than 2 new members are selected, then at least 1 new member must be an Athlete with standard Athlete eligibility - see below for details.

Rules Committee

Purpose:  The Rules Committee works to create clear and concise rules that achieve the strategic direction and objectives set by the Staff and Board.

Term: Two years. Members may serve a maximum of three two-year terms. 

Current Need:  Two (2) new members (one of whom must be an Athlete with standard Athlete eligibility - see below for details).


General Eligibility

From Section 5.2(c) of the Bylaws:

A candidate must be a citizen or a lawful permanent resident of the United States and must be at least eighteen (18) years of age by when the appointment is made.

Athlete Eligibility

Standard Athletic requirement for purposes of appointments:

From Section 11.2 of the Bylaws:

  1. has represented the United States as an Athlete in the Olympic Games, International Federation of Sport Climbing World Championships, International Federation of Sport Climbing Pan American Championships, or other major international competitions (including paraclimbing international championships) within the ten (10) year period prior to December 31 of the year in which . . . the appointment is made; or
  2. has been actively engaged in competition at USA Climbing sanctioned events, as determined by the Board of Directors in consultation with the CEO, within the two (2) year period prior to December 31 of the year in which the...appointment is made.

Additional Athletic Requirements for Athletes to be Appointed to Designated Committees(including the Audit Committee):

From Section 9.4 of the Bylaws, referencing Section 7.6(b) of the Bylaws:

  1. Within the ten (10) year period [prior to December 31 of the year in which the appointment is made], represented the United States in the Olympic or Pan American Games, or an Operation Gold event or a World Championship recognized by the IFSC for which a competitive selection process was administered by USA Climbing; or
  2. Within the twenty-four (24) months before [appointment], demonstrated that he or she is actively engaged in amateur athletic competition by finishing in the top half of USA Climbing’s national championships or team selection competition.

For this purpose (for members of Designated Committees), Athlete representatives may not be drawn from events that categorize entrants in age-restricted classifications commonly known as “Juniors,” “Masters,” “Seniors,” “Veterans” or other similarly designated age-restricted competition. This provision is not meant to exclude from eligibility athletes who compete in an event for which the IOC or the IFSC has established an age restriction but whom otherwise meet the standard set forth in this Section 7.6.b.

Concurrent Service. Athletes may simultaneously serve as Athlete directors, Athlete members of the USAC Athletes’ Advisory Committee, USOC Athlete Representatives or Alternates, members of other committees, working groups, or task forces, competitors, volunteers and/or officials, or in each case as candidates for those positions.

Other Requirements

Each candidate for a Board, Committee, Task Force or Working Group will be asked to complete various attestations and questionnaires, including as relates to ethics, confidentiality, and conflicts of interest, 

USA Climbing Commitment to Diversity

USA Climbing encourages all to participate.  Members of the Board, committees, working groups, and task-forces are selected without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or gender identity.  USA Climbing is committed to providing equal opportunity to amateur athletes, coaches, routesetters, trainers, managers, administrators, and officials to participate in climbing competitions without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation or gender identity, or national origin.  Diversity at all levels of USA Climbing is desirable, including among the membership of the Board and Committees, and among its athletes. Open discussion and the presentation of a diversity of views is encouraged. 


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