USA Judo National Office Career Opportunities

USA Judo is the national governing body for the sport of judo recognized by the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee and the International Judo Federation. Its main headquarters is in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

USA Judo is an equal opportunity employer committed to increasing diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, gender identity or expression, disability, or sexual orientation or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal and state laws.

USA Judo is responsible for hosting four national events annually and sanctioning 150 regional and local events with a focus on growing the sport of judo in the United States.

The events coordinator supports the operation and administration of USA Judo’s national office with a focus on regional and local events’ sanctioning from bid submission to post-event reporting as well as providing operational support at USA Judo’s four national events. The ideal candidate will be customer-service and process-oriented as well as well-organized with the ability to multitask in a time-sensitive environment. This position reports to the Events and Technology Manager and works closely with the entire national office staff.

  • Process and track sanctioned event requests according to standard operating policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
  • Ensure compliance with sanctioned events requirements, including pre and post event enforcement and documentation.
  • Maintain accurate reports pertaining to event participants, revenue and other data analytics as requested by management.
  • Build and strengthen trusting relationships with event organizers.
  • Learn how to use Smoothcomp Tournament Software to assist event organizers with setup and use. Issue, track and bill back Smoothcomp software credits.
  • Primary contact for calls and emails from event organizers.
  • Become an expert in day-to-day administration of event data and related operations included in the membership database.
  • Create and further develop efficiencies with the sanctioned events process.
  • Assist with national event-related duties to include, but not be limited to, hotel and event logistics, credentialing, registration, set up and changes, weigh ins and overall operations.
  • Other projects as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications & Requirements
  • Experience in athletic administration or event administration preferred.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and execute competing assignments.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, anticipate needs and exercise sound independent judgment.
  • Experience with database management, processes and computer-generated reporting preferred.
  • Strong professionalism, verbal, written and listening skills.
  • Creative thinker and innovative, solutions-based problem solver.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with people of diverse identities and provide impeccable customer service.
  • Ability to travel and work non-traditional hours, including weekends as needed.
  • Essential computer skills including Microsoft Office, especially Word, Excel, Power Point & Outlook.
  • Confidentiality of information a must.
  • Must be able to successfully pass a USA Judo background screen and complete SafeSport training.

Starting Salary Range

  • $18-20/hour (commensurate with experience)
  • Occasional overtime available


  • Unlimited vacation
  • 10 paid holidays per year
  • 401(k) retirement plan with company match up to 3% after one year of employment
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Employer paid life, short and long-term disability insurance
  • Reports to Events and Technology Manager.
  • Ability to work from national office is preferred.
  • This is a full-time, non-exempt position.
  • Ability to travel up to four times per year to national events.

To be considered, applicants must submit a cover letter and resume to by May 3, 2024.

Review of applications will begin immediately, and interviews may commence prior to submission deadline.

The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or physical requirements. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.