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Title Adaptive Sports Program Site Coordinator
City Bethesda
State MD
Description Adaptive Sports Coordinator

Assist the Military Adaptive Sports team with the management and operations of its adapted sports programs and activities for recovering Service members to improve the recovery process and quality of life as the participants adjust to their 'new normal'. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply
Responsibilities:
• Assist in providing effective and efficient adapted sports programs for recovering Service members.
• Assist in coordinating adapted sports according to guidelines, standards of practice and professional code of ethics at multiple installations throughout the US.
• Assist in coordinating adapted sports opportunities with local community and National Paralympic organizations.
• Demonstrates ability to provide activities that are appropriate to the population being served.
• Communicates effectively and professionally with senior military and community leadership as well as activity participants.
• Identifies community resources to provide support and augment the program.
• Encourages and provides Service members with information about monthly activities in their local communities.
• Participates in DoD Military Adaptive Sports team decisions and problem solving that impacts programming and operations.
• Coordinates with VA adaptive sports opportunities to connect veterans with available programs.
Skills:
• Experience working with individuals with PTSD and TBI desired.
• Must have experience working with individuals that require sporting equipment modifications to participate in physical activity.
• Must have willingness, ability and experience participating in various adaptive sporting activities. Examples include Archery, Cycling, Rowing, Track and Field, Sitting volleyball, Swimming and Wheelchair basketball.
• Previous active duty military experience or experience working with recovering Service members or veterans is preferred.
• Proficiency with database management and other Administrative skills.
• Experienced in operating Microsoft office products.
• Ability to work with military Headquarters level staff or with local military commands.
• Ability to adapt to local military culture and effectively interact with military staff, government civilians, and other contractors.
• Ability to manage multiple activity schedules simultaneously.
• Must be able to communicate effectively and work with recovering Service members and make the appropriate registrations and travel arrangements for their participation at adaptive sports functions.
• Demonstrate quality communication (written and oral), interpersonal skills, and a positive “can-do” attitude.
• Excellent organizational skills required with attention to detail and follow-through.
• Demonstrate ability to lead within a complex system involving individuals with diverse levels of experience, skills and abilities.
• Ability to be a self-starter who can help develop and implement a program with limited direct supervision.
• Ability to travel to events throughout the year as directed by AFSC and client
Requirements Education and Experience:
• Bachelor’s degree in sports management, recreation, adaptive physical education, therapeutic recreation, health care or related field.
• Therapeutic Recreation Specialist certification or related certification preferred.
• Three to five years of appropriate experience in designing, developing, or executing adaptive sports programs with diverse populations.


General Office Demands:

• Must accurately record your daily timesheet per AFSC’s Timekeeping Policy.
• Must be able to operate general office equipment including but not limited to: computer, phones and related media and information devices on most or all workdays.
• Ability to communicate and interact with others, both in person, online and/or by telephone to conduct business.
• Working under time pressure.
• Working rapidly for long periods to meet deadlines.
• Must be able to travel as needed and adhere to AFSC travel policies and procedures.
• Physical requirements can typically be characterized as medium work: Lifting/moving items up to 50 pounds.

Major Job Activities and Mental Requirements:

• Multiple concurrent tasks.
• Ability to efficiently and effectively work in a client and recovering Service member environments
• Ability to perform under stress and effectively work in envrionment with military personnel, other contractors, government civilians, and non-governmental organizations.
• Reading and comprehension
• Writing
• Problem solving

Our Equal Employment Opportunity Policy:

Armed Forces Services Corporation (AFSC) is an equal opportunity employer. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.
  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
  • Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.
  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
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