The United States Chess Federation is currently looking for qualified people to fill the following positions:
4. Knowledge of FIDE Rating Regulations,
5. 5. Knowledge of the FIDE registration
procedures, transfers, and eligibility,
6. 6. Knowledge of USCF Rating Regulations,
7. 7. Knowledge of USCF Tournament rules.
certification of USCF Senior Tournament Director or higher and FIDE Arbiter or
International Arbiter is preferred.
This is an hourly part-time position, approximately 20 to 25 hours per
week. Work may be performed from areas
outside the USCF office in Crossville.
with cover letter, resume and three references should be sent to Judy Misner, email@example.com. For information, please contact
the USCF Director of Events, Franc Guadalupe, firstname.lastname@example.org.
DIRECTOR OF EVENTS
States Chess Federation (USCF) is accepting applications for the position of
Director of Events. The USCF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to
empowering people one move at a time. The USCF is the national governing body
for chess and serves over 85,000 members.
to the Executive Director, the Director of Events is responsible for the
execution of all USCF National and International Events, including staff
training, management, logistics coordination, program evaluation, and budget
Director of Events is not required to reside in the vicinity of the USCF office
in Crossville, TN, but will be expected to travel on a as needed to staff and
Executive Board meetings as well as USCF National Events. Applicants should
expect to travel regularly.
Duties and Responsibilities:
all events-related contract management and serves as the primary contact for
all event-related vendors and sponsors. Negotiates the contracts for future National Events organized by
the USCF. Visits potential sites for future USCF National Events.
the following USCF National tournaments: National High School, National Junior
High, and National Elementary Championships and every four years the
SuperNationals, the fall National K-12 Grade Championship, and the U.S. Open (including
the U.S. Open Blitz and U.S. Open Game 15) and any additional events as
directed by the Executive Director.
and oversees all event-related sponsorships for USCF events and programs.
bids and provides guidance for smaller National events organized by USCF
affiliates. These presently include the
U.S. Championship, U.S. Women’s Championship, U.S. Junior Championship, the
U.S. Junior Girls’ Championship, U.S. Senior Open, National Open, U.S. Women’s
Open, U.S. Junior Chess Congress, National Youth Action, U.S. Masters, U.S.
Game 10, U.S. Game 30, U.S. Game 60, U.S. Amateur Team (North, South, East
& West), U.S. Amateur (North, South, East & West), U.S. Blind and the
All-Girls National Championship.
budgets for all USCF events, providing timely updates to USCF Executive
Director and VP of Finance. Provides oversight for event-related budgets and
accounting, ensuring tournament fees, expenses and income are processed and
acknowledged in a timely manner.
budget proposals for events and tournaments for players representing the U.S.
at international events, including the World Chess Olympiad, World Team
Championships, World Youth Chess Championships and Pan-American Youth
and coordinates the attendance of U.S. players in International Events. Oversees
the activities of the office staff dealing with rating reports, both FIDE and
USCF. Oversees the activities of the office staff processing FIDE federation
transfers, titles and licenses.
guidance to staff and USCF members on matters related to tournament
organization, tournament directing, titles and procedures used by the USCF and
Preferred Hiring Qualifications
Knowledge of event planning practices, procedures, and operation.
Knowledge of computer software and hardware, such as Word, Excel,
Effective time management and organizational skills.
Experience supervising full-time staff.
Ability to manage multiple priorities, pay attention to detail,
supervise and exhibit excellent customer service.
Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
chess tournaments and their space requirements.
the game of chess.
Knowledge of USCF
and FIDE rating systems, FIDE title regulations, and FIDE federation transfer
working with 501(c)(3) organizations.
with qualifications and experience.
Application: Interested applicants should submit (in PDF format)
(1) a letter of interest, (2) resume, (3) three references, and (4) a writing
sample no longer than two pages to email@example.com by April 6,
2015. Review of the applications will begin immediately and will continue until
the position is filled.
United States Chess Federation is committed to having an inclusive community,
and as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate in its hiring or
employment practices on the basis of gender, race or ethnicity, color, national
origin, religion, age, disability, family or marital status, or sexual