The NCAA Men’s and Women’s Soccer Rules Committee is requesting applications from interested individuals to serve as the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Soccer Secretary-Rules Editor. The secretary-rules editor is the national interpreter for NCAA soccer rules issue throughout the year, working with the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Soccer Rules Committee and the national coordinator of officials. The new secretary-rules editor will shadow the current secretary-rules editor during his final two years (Sept. 1, 2020 – Aug. 31, 2022). This position is an eight-year term. The official term will begin Sept. 1, 2022. A modest stipend is paid during the official term.
Reports to: NCAA Men’s and Women’s Soccer Rules Committee and NCAA playing rules staff liaison.
Application Process: Please submit a cover letter, resume and list of references no later than Aug. 5, 2020 to Ashlee Follis via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Duties, Requirements and Responsibilities:
a. Record rules changes adopted by the committee and update the rules manuscript accordingly;
b. Act as the official interpreter of the rules between meetings of the committee and respond to all inquiries regarding soccer playing rules, copying the NCAA playing rules staff liaison on rules interpretations given by email;
c. Report to committee at the annual meeting key issues, interpretations and protests given throughout the year;
d. Adhere to publishing deadlines in submitting updated or new material for publications;
e. Ensure the technical accuracy of the rules in submitting them for publication and in proofreading the corrected version;
f. Assist with the production of finished artwork of diagrams or equipment that the committee wishes to include in the published rules;
g. Review and adjudicate all protests;
h. Develop, with support from the national coordinator of officials, the annual rules test, as well as the production of presentations/materials for the officiating clinics;
i. Attend and present at the NCAA Soccer Rules and Officiating Clinics, as requested;
j. Develop regular rules updates, points of emphasis, rules interpretations and clarifications to be posted on the Center Circle website on the ArbiterSports platform throughout the soccer season;
k. Attend and present at the United Soccer Coaches convention and facilitate discussions on playing rules;
l. Assist in the development of the rules survey;
m. Participate in all teleconferences that deal with soccer rules;
n. Assist the NCAA staff in gathering all pertinent facts dealing with violations of playing rules for adjudication by the committee;
o. Prepare an agenda of proposed rules changes for consideration by the Men’s and Women’s Soccer Rules Committee at the annual meeting;
p. Attend the National Federation of State High School Associations’ Soccer Rules meeting to represent collegiate soccer, as requested;
q. Attend the NCAA Men’s and Women’s College Cups and Divisions II and III Championships as the official rules interpreter for the committees, as requested;
r. Shall not be an active NCAA coach or official; and
s. Other duties as assigned by NCAA staff and/or the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Soccer Rules Committee.
Preferred Qualifications and Minimum Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree (essential).
Excellent written and verbal communication skills (essential).
Ability to relate effectively with officials and coaches on a national level (essential).
Extensive knowledge of NCAA soccer rules (essential).
Strong administrative and organizational skills (essential).
Ability to use email as a means of correspondence (essential).
Ability to use computer technology as a means of education (essential).
Experience in officiating or coaching at the collegiate level (preferred).
Extensive knowledge of national (U.S. Soccer) and international (IFAB/FIFA) competition rules (preferred).
Cannot be an active NCAA coach or official (essential).
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