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Ontario Soccer Association

Ontario Soccer Association

Club Head Referee (Oshawa Kicks SC)


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Posting Date

Sep 14, 2023

Role description

Position: Club Head RefereePosition Type: Part Time ContractDepartment: Head RefereeReports to: Executive Director
Oshawa Kicks Soccer ClubThe Oshawa Kicks Soccer Club is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing quality soccer programs to the Oshawa community since 1975. The Oshawa Kicks Soccer Club offers both Recreational and Competitive soccer for children and Adults starting with our U3 introductory program through to adult. The Oshawa Kicks Soccer Club strives to provide programs to ensure that every person of all ages and abilities have a place to learn and play the beautiful game.
Position Summary:Under the direction of the Club Executive Director, the Club Head Referee will be responsible for the management of all matters directly relating to referees including but not restricted to education, development, and assigning within the Club. Successful candidate will be required to submit a Vulnerable Sector Police check and complete the Club screening process.
Responsibilities: Provide a leadership role with the referees. Develop an annual work plan for referee instruction, development, recruitment, and retention. Maintain appropriate records including a current list of referees and contact information. Oversee assignment of all games directly associated with the Club, ensuring proper coverage for all games, including appropriate age, classification, and experience level of referee consistent with the level of the game.
Submit approved monthly (bi-monthly?) tally of hours to the finance manager for payment. Ensure referees are fully informed of dress code, and proper administration of game sheets. Ensure adherence of all referees to OSA policies and procedures, and code of conduct, and any Club policies and procedures. Report any referee who fails to attend game appointments, or breaches any of the policies and procedures of the OSA and/or Club to the District or DRC whichever is the appropriate process in the district. Oversee the acquisition, storage and inventory of uniforms and equipment for new referees. Organize preseason education sessions for referees and establish biannual meeting schedules. Coordinate the delivery of entry level clinics as needed. Coordinate the delivery of mini referee courses as needed. Act as a liaison with DRC (District Referee Co-ordinator) to remain current on referee information. Establish a mentor program and identify and designate potential mentors. Act as a liaison with DRC, local assignors, and leagues to determine their referee requirements, and provide opportunities for appropriate referees within the Club. Prepare communication plan to address any clinic information, and/or education sessions, meetings, and pertinent information sharing. Attend education sessions to ensure required qualifications remain current. Act as a liaison on referee matters with coaches and managers as needed. Attend club staff meetings as required. Submit an annual report to the Club Board of Directors, and DRC. Ensure content pertaining to referee matters on Club website is kept up to date, and pertinent. Other duties as assigned. Flexibility to work off‐business hours such as evenings and weekends.
Recommended Qualifications: Current CSA registered referee in good standing, minimum Grade 9 Regional Level. Minimum 5 years’ experience as a referee. Assessor and instructor qualifications an asset. Experience using Google Workplace and MS office platforms. Ability to prepare and administer a budget. Demonstrated knowledge of computer applications. Effective communication skills. Ability to manage volunteers. Capability of working with a wide range of individuals. Personal qualities to include integrity and attention to detail. Committed to professional development and self‐improvement. Valid Driver’s License

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