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US Soccer Seeks Soccer Referee Development Coordinator near Chicago, IL


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Youth & Adult | Season
1 officials needed
TBD/Per Hour


Chicago, IL, US

Various Locations


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Starts on:

June 10, 2022

About this League/Association

US Soccer

How to apply

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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.


Primary Duties

  • 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


Minimum Qualifications 

  • 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 

Desired Qualifications 

  • 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
  • Bilingual

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 

COVID-19 Vaccination

  • U.S. Soccer has mandated the Covid-19 vaccine and is requiring all staff to be fully vaccinated at the start of employment

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