Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian (USEF) and its Driving Sport Committee are accepting applications for the newly created position of the U.S. Driving Performance Manager. This position will be part of the core U.S. driving team and staff that will lead U.S. Combined Driving into sustained success at the national and world championship level. The position will be on part-time basis and report to the USEF Director of Driving, held accountable by annual review to the USEF Sport Director and CEO.
This individual’s primary focus will be on implementing systems and measures that monitor athlete performance progression, identifying areas of need in training and coaching support, and leading on the delivery of support through the High Performance Programs in order to deliver sustained results. Developing a communication plan to athletes and establishing key performance indicators with athletes and their coaches will also be a primary responsibility of the U.S. Driving Performance Manager.
“The new position of a Driving Performance Manager is a step towards enhancing the U.S. High Performance Driving program,” said Richard Nicoll, Chairman of the USEF Driving Sport Committee. “This hire further creates the opportunity for U.S. drivers to pursue and reach the highest levels of our sport, both in the U.S. and internationally.”
Qualified applicants must have been involved with combined driving for a minimum of five years and have experience in CAI competition at the national and international level. A narrative must be included with the application that demonstrates a knowledge and ability to identify performance development needs and how to achieve them. The individual must be able to articulate the level of performance needed to achieve success at FEI Combined Driving Championships, understand the different training levels for horses at the international FEI level, and demonstrate an intricate knowledge of FEI rules and processes. Applications must be completed and submitted by December 1, 2018.
The USEF International High Performance Programs are generously supported by the USET Foundation, USOC, and USEF Sponsors and Members.