This job is open to remote
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Department: Officiating Education Program
Reports To: Manager, Youth Officiating Development
Basic Function: Coordinate officiating development best practices, Long-Term Officiating Development (LTOD) initiatives and support day-to-day Officiating Education Program operations
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO, THE FOLLOWING:
- Drive the implementation of officiating development best practices nationwide.
- Educate and assist all USA Hockey Affiliate bodies in Long Term Officiating Development initiatives and best practices to improve recruitment and retention of officials at the local level.
- Work closely with Hockey Development department staff to liaise with hockey associations and hockey directors about implementing successful local officiating development programs.
- Create a nationwide mentorship program to support club level officiating leaders and assignors.
- Assist in developing content and resource material to support officiating education and development.
- Assist with coordination and operation of all officiating education programs and events – including local seminars, summer camps, district officiating seminars, and instructor training programs.
- Assist Referees-in-Chief, in developing and facilitating district and affiliate officiating development camps.
- Assist districts and affiliates in identifying local officials for participation in national development programs.
- Prepare verbal and written reports on membership development and retention efforts nationwide.
- Represent USA Hockey and the Officiating Program as an ambassador at the local level in a manner that instills pride, loyalty, and enjoyment in being a grassroots official.
- Provide support to local-level grassroots officiating leadership and assignors.
- Assist with coordination and facilitation of Youth and Girls National Championships.
MINIMIUM QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
- Passion and dedication to the sport of hockey and the “art” of officiating.
- Experience in officiating and officiating development.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Administration, Physical Education, or equivalent work experience.
- Knowledge of USA Hockey’s grassroots programs and/or Officiating Education Program.
- Ability to collaborate constructively with local and national volunteers and staff.
- Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.
- Enthusiastic, positive attitude and strong work ethic.
- Proficient computer and technology skills, and the ability to work both remotely and in an office environment.
- Extensive travel is required.
This is a full-time, exempt position. This position will require work during weekends, holidays, and other non-traditional hours.
LOCATION: USA Hockey National Office, Colorado Springs, CO/Open to remote
AVAILABILITY: September 2023