USA Field Hockey Weekly Report-Week of December 27, 2010
Candidates will work with the Managing Director of Olympic and Athlete Development in consultation with USA Field Hockey Technical Director to prioritize the job responsibilities for 2011.
Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Laura Darling, Managing Director of Olympic and Athlete Development at Ldarling@usafieldhockey.com. Applications will be accepted until January 14, 2011. The position will commence on January 31, 2011, and the new incumbent may choose to work from home or the National Office site in Colorado Springs.
National Umpire and Technical Manager
The National Umpire and Technical Manager will manage and coordinate USA Field Hockey’s umpiring and umpire technical programs with an emphasis on recruitment, training, development and growth of umpires within the USA at all levels to include field hockey and indoor.
This includes managing the Development and Rating process for all Development and Managerial positions including but not limited to Umpire Managers, Umpire Coaches, Umpires, Tournament Directors, Tournament Officials, and Tournament Judges both domestically and when international matches are held on soil.
National Umpire and Technical Manager will report to the Managing Director of Olympic and Athlete Development.
Duties Include but are not limited to:
· Administer umpire development including managing umpires at domestic training sessions, high performance matches
· Standardizing the umpire evaluation and rating system, including establishment of an accurate record keeping system for Level I, II, and III USA Field Hockey certified umpires
· Create and manage policies and procedures for games and tournaments, travel, room, board and appointments (become familiar with present arrangements)
· Educating the other communities such as coaching, players and support in the role and expectations of umpires
· Establish and manage umpire program budgets (become familiar with)
· Manage and coordinate the regional umpire coordinators
· Attend all USFHA major events monitoring administration of umpires and technical table: NIT, WNC, MNC, National Futures and Festival
· Lobby to be appointed to Pan Am and FIH Committees and, if possible, become trained to be an umpire manager for the FIH and Pan Am Federations
· Manage International appointments and oversee domestic appointments
· Establish Umpire Manager and Umpire Coach structure
· Act as National rules interpreter
· Liaison for NCAA and NFHS for establishment of consistent rules
· Edit and publish the USA rule book.
· Monitor the web content and the “Ask the Umpire” feature on the web
· Other duties as assigned
For 2011, this is a contracted position. Weekends and travel required as necessary for events. Compensation commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Skill / Requirements / Experience
· Must be a retired umpire and have held the highest umpire certificate domestically. International experience preferred with experience demonstrating the ability to work closely with the Pan Am and International Federations with regard to ensuring USA umpire and technical development is consistent with the global game.
· Must have sound teaching and presentation abilities along with the technical knowledge to create educational materials.
· Ability to concurrently manage several high-priority programs
We see with the installation of this person much opportunity to advance our umpire corps. Umpiring is fundamental to the quality of the sport, and we will continue toward enhancing the experience for umpires.
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