Full Time
Washington, DC
Posted 2 months ago

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Volo City is the largest sport and social company in America with over 200,000 players in eight cities nationwide. We offer a variety of leagues for all skill levels including kickball, soccer, flag football, volleyball, softball, bocce ball, skeeball and more! We also provide corporate and private events.

Our mission is to create sustainable free youth leagues through adult social sports. The Volo City Kids Foundation provides free organized sports for the kids of  Baltimore, Boston, Denver, New York, San Francisco, and Washington, DC. Our programs remove barriers to athletic participation such as gender, skill, and financial resources while bringing different communities together. We play so kids can play for free!

 

Role: Sports Commissioner – Ref 

Job Type: Full Time

 

SUMMARY

The ideal candidate works well in a team environment, isn’t afraid to ask for help and is willing to tackle any job that comes their way. Volo City is looking for someone who is:

  • Entrepreneurial: ability to recognize and seize opportunities, and requires low supervision/direction
  • Driven: self-directed leader who takes initiative and a solutions-oriented approach to problem solving; demonstrates a willingness to learn and improve
  • Relationship Focused: Comfortable with all types of clients and decision-makers; able to put the customer first in order to best solve their problems

 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

This role is for you if you are passionate about organized sports and interested in playing in recreational leagues and events. Schedules are flexible and subject to change based on the season. Your responsibilities will include but will not be limited to:

 

League Operations:

  • On-field support including refereeing 20 games per week
  • Player communication – sending all emails for assigned sport leagues
  • Updating scores for all assigned leagues 
  • Maintain equipment for assigned sports including ordering replacements, noting damages, and reporting to the market’s equipment lead
  • Maintain fields as needed based on weather, location, and sport-specific requirements

Talent Development:

  • Support training in your market for assigned sport(s) to the part-time hosts as well as all internal referees
  •  Recruiting, mentoring, and ensuring quality staff and product – includes reviewing sport-specific league audits

Customer Service:

  • Resolve any problems that players might face with accuracy and efficiency
  • Anticipate and provide proactive solutions to prevent problems from arising in the future

 

DESIRED SKILLS + EXPERIENCE

  • BA or BS degree; 1-2 years of experience ideally refereeing or coaching sports
  • Ability to work nights and weekends (most hours will be on the field and/or court with 3-4 hours of in-office support. This will not fall into a general work-week and hours will typically fall Sunday-Thursday between 12:00pm – 10:00pm)
  • Can marshal resources effectively and comfortably navigate a fast-paced, ever changing environment with minimal supervision
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Dynamic personality interested in working in, and contributing to, a fun and active sporting environment

 

POSITION DETAILS

  • Start Date: April 2020 

 

Volo City is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that proudly pursues and hires a diverse workforce. Volo City does not make hiring or employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion or religious belief, ethnic or national origin, nationality, sex, gender, gender-identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable local, state, or federal laws or prohibited by Company policy. Volo City also strives for a healthy and safe workplace and strictly prohibits harassment of any kind.

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