U.S. Soccer Overview
We are U.S. Soccer and we are the future of sport in the United States. Our mission is to make soccer the preeminent sport in the United States. We embrace diversity, technology and global connections to drive the growth of our sport and by supporting members, impacting athletes, and serving fans. We seek motivated, passionate, skilled people who can think, create and work on a team.
U.S. Soccer is a growing company that looks for team members to grow with it. U.S. Soccer offers a comprehensive compensation package, casual work environment, an inclusive culture and an atmosphere for professional development.
The Federation’s core principles set organization-wide standards to identify and foster our culture and inform how we interact and hold each other accountable. These principles guide U.S. Soccer: We Win Together. We Aim High. We Champion Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. To be successful as a USSF employee, it is critical to demonstrate and live up to these principles every day and with every interaction with peers, stakeholders, and partners.
The Federation’s core values are the individual attributes and characteristics that staff embody to uphold the organization’s principles and succeed. These values guide our employees: Integrity. Commitment. Teamwork. Respect.
The Referee Development Coordinator will work within the Referee Technical Department and will be responsible for providing technical support with the preparation and execution of new course content and updating existing courses to accelerate the development of referees. The coordinator will be expected to lead the content creation of monthly technical topics, provide excellent customer service to both our members and state referee committee members. This position is also responsible for exhibiting a high-degree of professionalism, time management, and the ability to manage varying personalities. The Referee Development Coordinator will become an expert in IFAB Laws of the Game, U.S. Soccer’s assignment platform and game assignment process, U.S. Soccer’s Sport Development Philosophy, and creating educational content for referee licensing and continuing education.
Work collaboratively to execute the day-to-day tasks to create education material for all levels of referees and referee coaches.
Create and maintain positive working relationships with all members, State Referee Committees, referees and other affiliated members
Assist in the course creation process, including revisions, implementation, and pedagogical discussions
View game files to capture educational content using video editing applications
Assists with producing educational and course content
Ability to maintain a working relationship with 55 state referee associations
Contribute to content creation based on IFAB’s Laws of the Game and current trends and team tactics
Coordinate with State Referee Committees’ to monitor the use of referee mentors, referee coaches and national referee coaches in the development of referees in their state
Assist with developing a depth chart for referees to be assigned to higher level competitions
Assist with coordinating education/training sessions remotely and in-person
Bachelor’s degree required
Minimum 1-3 years’ experience as a sports official
Ability to prioritize and manage a number of different projects simultaneously
History of meeting and/or exceeding deadlines
Detail orientated and a quick learner
Experience with creating and editing content
Strong Customer service and/or technical support experience
Excellent organizational and time management skills
Capable of working in a face-paced and demanding environments
Comfort working with online platforms
Proficient with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel) and Adobe programs
Able and willing to travel up to 25% of the time
Able and willing to work non-traditional hours including evenings and weekends as needed
History of working in a team setting
General soccer knowledge
General knowledge of the referee community
Knowledge of the referee pathway and referee coach pathways
Knowledge of learning management, data analytics, CRM, assignment and registration platforms (Salesforce, Game Officials, Demosphere, Hudl, U.S. Soccer’s Learning Center, Tableau, FIFA Red)
Proficient presentation skills
Working at U.S. Soccer is a unique opportunity. Employees who work at U.S. Soccer have the following attributes:
Desire to be part of a team
Belief and commitment to company culture and organization goals – Support the Member, Impact the Athlete, Serve the Fan
Embrace and see learning and personal development as a lifelong pursuit
Possess a growth mindset—keeps an open mind and seeks new challenges
Practice self-assessment and self-reflection
Open to feedback, seeks opportunity to improve
Possess a tireless work ethic
Wants to be part of a team that wins
Has the ability to be firm but fair
Communicate in a direct, open and honest manner
Build relationships through genuine interpersonal skills
U.S. Soccer has mandated the Covid-19 vaccine and is requiring all staff to be fully vaccinated at the start of employment