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Director of Refereeing

CONCACAF-FEATURE

Position Title: Director of Refereeing, CONCACAF                
Department: Referee Department
Reports to: General Secretary
Supports:  All refereeing issues within CONCACAF
Position based in: Miami Beach, FL

COMPANY INFORMATION:

CONCACAF “The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football” is one of six continental confederations of FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) and serves as the governing body of football in this part of the world. It is composed of 41 national associations united by the passion for football, from Canada in the north to Guyana, Surinam and French Guyana in the south. 

POSITION PURPOSE:

Will oversee all of CONCACAF officiating programs and referee development in order to improve refereeing standards across de region. He/She will direct the functions of the Head of Refereeing in the Central American Football Union (UNCAF) and the Caribbean Football Union (CFU). This role will evaluate and elevate the region’s referee’s performance by planning and implementing strategic education and training programs for referee development at multiple levels.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Ensure the quality, uniformity and consistency of the refereeing program across the CONCACAF Region and implemented in line with the FIFA requirements.
  • Exchange knowledge with FIFA and other Confederations to expand CONCACAF’s Refereeing program and improve performances on the field
  • Direct and coordinate the functions of the Heads of Refereeing in UNCAF and the CFU.
  • Oversee the referee and assessor appointments for all CONCACAF, UNCAF and CFU competitions and assure that they are made using the established procedures.
  • Supervise the planning and organization of the program and materials for all CONCACAF courses
  • Establish a strong relationship with the refereeing community within CONCACAF.
  • Evaluate and propose recommendations to address the needs of refereeing in the region
  • Create referee “profiles” by tracking performances (assessments) and assignments as well as fitness results.
  • Attend CONCACAF and regional (as needed) tournaments to monitor, evaluate and train officials and assessors.
  • Monitor CONCACAF matches (in person, on television, or on video) for the purpose of assessing referee and assessor performance and providing feedback as needed.
  • Build and manage a video library from all CONCACAF matches to be used for training purposes and match analysis
  • Oversee regular training of referees, assessors and instructors through the use of video and on-line tools
  • Work closely with all departments and directors to assure that appointments and event logistics are coordinated in a timely manner.

SUPPORTIVE FUNCTIONS: (Secondary to required function)

In addition to performance of the essential functions, this position may be required to perform a combination of the following supportive functions, with the percentage of time performing each function to be solely determined by the supervisor based upon the particular requirements of the company:.

  • Support FIFA initiatives.
  • Ensure all logistics are performed and managed correctly in events and tournaments of the Confederation.
  • Plan and budget all activities of the department.
  • Serve as point of contact regarding refereeing issues among Member Associations, referees, assessors and instructors.
  • Review and approve technical reports for each CONCACAF tournament providing an overview of referee performance.
  • Provide performance feedback to referees and assessors.

SPECIFIC JOB KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:

The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities and be able to explain and demonstrate that He/She can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field, Master degree prefer
  • Experience as a FIFA certified referee and/or top-level/elite referee
  • Proven track record managing staff
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Ability to travel continuously
  • Proficiency Microsoft office (Word, Excel PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Ideal candidate must be fully bi-lingual (English and Spanish). 

Due to the cyclical nature of the soccer industry, the employee may be required to work varying schedules including game nights to reflect the business needs of the company.

This job description in no way implies that the duties listed here are the only ones the employee can be required to perform. The employee is expected to perform other tasks, duties and training as dictated by their supervisor.

CONCACAF provides comprehensive benefits offerings to all full-time employees. Our benefits include medical, dental and vision insurance, life insurance and a paid time-off program, 401K and assigned gym membership.

CONCACAF is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from all backgrounds regardless of race, color, religion, sex, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or any other classification protected by law.