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USL League Office

Director of Referee Development

United Soccer Leagues
Tampa, FL
Player Operations: Official
USL is seeking a resident expert with a broad range of experience in the field of professional refereeing to work on a full-time basis and be responsible for the administration and development of professional refereeing in USL competitions. Position reports directly to Vice President of Competition.

  • Develop and improve the performance of referees in USL competitions
  • Ensure uniform interpretations and application of the Laws of the Game
  • Offer dynamic support and programs adapted to the needs of each referee
  • Improve the identification and training process of referees involved in USL competitions
  • Collaborate with PRO & USSF on the transition of USL referees to MLS & international competition

  • Develop and implement programs, platforms and processes for the identification, selection, training and development of elite, professional referees for USL competitions
  • Organize courses, seminars and workshops for Referees, Referee Instructors and Referee Assessors 
  • Assist PRO and USSF referee committees
  • Implement decisions adopted by USL, PRO & USSF
  • Carry out all tasks related to the logistics and administrative of refereeing
  • Prepare and produce teaching materials in line with the Laws of the Game issues by the IFAB
  • Manage USL Referee Assessment platform and coordinate feedback with USL Vice President of Competition & USL Vice President of Operations
  • Provide feedback to USL Technical Staff members with USL Vice President of Competition upon request
  • Propose annual budget which will include provisions for grassroots, amateur and professional refereeing programs
  • Manage payments, hotel requests and reimbursements for referees in all USL competitions 
  • Develop criteria for the promotion and demotion of referees in collaborations with USL Vice President of Competition 
  • Oversee the appeals process and supplemental disciplinary process through the USL Independent Disciplinary Panel

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

Job Questions:

  1. How did you hear about this job?

  2. In what leagues have you worked as a professional referee?

  3. Do you have refereeing experience at the international level?