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Director of Referee Programs - United States Soccer Federation (Chicago, IL)

U.S. Soccer Overview

U.S. Soccer is the National Governing Body for the sport of soccer in the United States. Its mission is to make soccer, in all its forms, a preeminent sport in the United States and lead and guide the development of soccer at all levels.  U.S. Soccer operates across the spectrum of the sport from the National Teams to entry level coaching and refereeing education. 

Position Overview

The Director of Referee Programs will be responsible for managing all aspects of the U.S. Soccer Referee Department operations from administrative to technical to achieve the strategic objectives of the department. While the position is administrative in nature, it requires a strong understanding of both soccer and refereeing.

In order to perform the primary duties and functions, this position requires someone who is highly organized, has the ability to communicate effectively in writing and as a public speaker and is able to provide solutions in a fair and firm manner.  It is also expected that the person in this position will work to incorporate new ideas to increase efficiency and productivity (organizational processes, new technology, financial expenditures, etc.).  This position is responsible for ensuring the Referee Department exhibits a high-degree of professionalism, maintains a customer service mentality and communicates consistently and transparently with membership. 

Primary Duties

  • Manage the department’s 3 administrative and 7 technical staff.  These are full-time, part-time and contract employees, some of whom work remotely.
  • Responsible for planning, production and distribution of training content for officials, instructors, assignors and assessors of all levels.
  • Create and maintain positive working relationships with 55 State Referee Associations and other areas of U.S. Soccer’s membership.
  • Supervise event assignments for instructors, assessors and mentors (over 450 assignments per year).
  • Manage and direct referee programs in support of player development including the Development Academy.
  • Manage and lead the Referee Program’s communication efforts (web and social) and make presentations at various U.S. Soccer and membership events.
  • Communicate with FIFA and CONCACAF in support of international referee initiatives and the assignment of National Team games.
  • Plan and monitor all financial aspects of the referee program (responsible for the P&L of the Department).
  • Additional duties as assigned

Requirements/Characteristics:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Minimum of 5-10 years’ experience, preferably in sport/athletic administration
  • Experience working in fast-paced and demanding environments
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Effective and strong communication to different and distinct audiences
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • History of working with deadlines
  • Comfort and confidence as a public speaker
  • Ability to be flexible and use compromise when resolving issues
  • Can analyze data (performance and financial) and translate analysis to action
  • Knowledge of soccer and refereeing is strongly preferred and an advantage
  • Full-time position, minimum 40 hour work week
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs
  • Travel required

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Athlete Management/Coaching: Athletic Trainer/Physical Therapy/Doctor
Seasonal Assistant Athletic Trainer - USA Volleyball (Anaheim, CA)

About USA Volleyball

USA Volleyball (USAV) is the National Governing Body (NGB) for the sports of volleyball, beach volleyball, and sitting volleyball in the United States and is recognized as such by the Federation International de Volleyball (FIVB), the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), and the World ParaVolley.  USAV has over 300,000 registered members and supports athletes, coaches, officials, members and fans at every level and every discipline of the sport.

USAV is a 501(c)(3) organization with an operating budget in excess of $25M and approximately 75 staff and coaches in four offices (National Office in Colorado Springs, CO; Beach Operations in Torrance, CA; National Team Operations (Indoor) in Anaheim, CA; and Sitting Program in Edmond, OK). 

Job Description- Seasonal Assistant Athletic Trainer

USA Volleyball seeks a Seasonal Assistant Athletic Trainer (ATC) to work within the Sports Medicine and Performance Division of the National Teams Program.  USA Volleyball’s interdisciplinary medical and performance team provides an excellent work environment while demonstrating the comprehensive approach to athlete care.  The Seasonal ATC will be an integral member of this medical team and will report directly to the staff Certified Athletic Trainers. 

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities include but are not necessarily limited to:

  • Work within the current sports medicine team to provide comprehensive medical care for all athletes

  • Work independently as the sole medical provider for non-traveling athletes while staff ATCs are away with the traveling teams

  • Monitor training sessions and assist with pre and post-practice preparation and therapy

  • Implement and/or carry out injury prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation programs

  • Assist with supervision of auxiliary support staff

  • Document daily injury evaluations, treatments, and rehabilitation

  • Demonstrate a high level of professionalism at all times

  • Activate emergency protocols when necessary

  • Contribute to positive team culture

 

 Minimum Qualifications

  • NATA BOC certification required

  • 3-5 year minimum ATC experience

  • Proficient with manual therapy and rehabilitation techniques

  • Successful completion of background check

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Must be able to successfully pass a USAV background screening

 

Position Duration and Logistics: 

  • Start:  April 20th, 2015
  • End:  Oct 16th, 2015         
  • Hours:  7am-5pm with occasional weekend and evening obligations
  • Location:  National Teams Training Center in Anaheim CA 

 

Desired Qualification

  • Elite athlete experience

  • Strength and conditioning experience

 

Starting Salary:

$21,000 - Commensurate with experience

Applications accepted online only.  Applications must be received by no later than [3-16], 2015.


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