WANTED: USA Rugby Rugby Development Officer – TEXAS

RUGBY DEVELOPMENT OFFICER – Fixed Term, Contracted Position

LOCATION: Texas

The Rugby Development Officer will work with USA Rugby Youth & HS and Rugby Texas to develop new playing opportunities and USA Rugby members.

Term of Contract: From date of execution through Dec 31, 2017.

Definitions

  • Participation opportunities: USA Rugby Membership programs that meet 2 or more times.
  • Educational Activities: All activities that train adults in an aspect of supporting youth rugby, coaching, teaching, administrative, referee, etc.
  • Outreach activities: All participation activities that do not require a USA Rugby membership. These may be free clinics, school PE courses, etc.

Deliverables

  • Implement a defined “premier season” for Rookie Rugby in Rugby Texas.
  • Usually June-July in other SROs, this is a 6-8 week recreational season which includes regular round-robins on the weekend, once or twice a week practices, and a season-culminating festival.
  • Track and manage 20 total new rookie rugby clubs, rookie rugby leagues or youth programs for 5-12 year olds.
    • 10 new club participation opportunities.
    • 10 new community based organization participation opportunities.
    • at least 5 of these opportunities are girls-focused participation opportunities
    • Meet bi-monthly to review current registration numbers in USA Rugby database.
  • Offer and track educational activities in co-ordination with every participation activity.
    • Develop a calendar with clearly identified coaching, refereeing and administrative plans for each participation target.
  • Texas Markets: Dallas, Houston, Austin/San Antonio
    • Outline and develop a 5-12 strategy with stakeholders for execution targets in summer, fall, and 2018 in line with experience and the above growth deliverables.
  • Develop a calendar and strategy for any outreach activities.
    • Clearly show connection between outreach activities and participation activities.
    • Maintain a list of all participants, USA Rugby waivers, and parent emails.
    • Submit outreach activity logs at www.rookierugby.com

Responsibilities:

  • Communicate weekly with USA Rugby to document progress and coordinate future activities.
  • Document and deliver all expenses in a timely manner, communicate expected expenses ahead of expenditures.

Education & Qualifications:

  • Bachelor Degree or equivalent qualification preferred.
  • Sales experience desired.
  • Experience working with coaches or teachers.
  • Coaching experience, particularly with young children, ages 5-12.
  • Highly organized and structured.
  • Previous experience with budgets including creation, monitoring and management.
  • Experience with social media.
  • Ability to work across multiple departments and manage time effectively.

Other Information:

  • Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States.
  • Relocation expenses will not be provided by USA Rugby.
  • Contract evaluated by the USA Rugby Youth Programs Manager.

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