United Soccer League
Job Title: Match Observer – Richmond
Position Type: 1099 Independent Contractor
Location: Richmond, VA
Overview of the United Soccer League (USL)
The United Soccer League (USL) is the largest and fastest-growing professional soccer organization in North America, possessing more than a decade of experience in bringing the world’s game to communities across the United States and Canada. Overseeing the USL Championship (USSF Division II), USL League One (USSF Division III), and USL League Two (Pre-Professional), the organization is built on a proven and recognized model in international football and counts more than 125 clubs in its membership.
Based in Tampa, Fla., the USL has grown during the past decade into a model organization with strong corporate partnerships and stable organizational leadership. It features a dedicated staff of more than 60 professionals across 15 departments ranging from operations, digital, communications and club services, each of which provides unparalleled support to member clubs and outside partners. Sanctioned by the U.S. Soccer Federation, the USL is #UnitedForSoccer, moving the game forward in North America.
The United Soccer League is seeking a Match Observer (MO) who can represent the USL in a professional and impartial manner in each respective market. The Match Observer is responsible for documenting and reporting club match day procedures and operations, as well as making note of any violations of league guidelines. The MO will also document adherence to competition guidelines from both teams, and report any instances of irresponsible behavior from players, coaches, and staff, both on and off the field.
Duties and Responsibilities
Specific duties include, but are not limited to:
Evaluate matches during the regular season (March-October) as determined by the USL and any playoff matches if applicable
Effectively record and report any minimum standards violations to USL staff
Inspect the venue for league and federation compliance
Document safety and security incidents and making note of potential liabilities.
Document location and environment conditions of league broadcast equipment
Keep teams accountable in meeting professional standards.
Record and report any potential disciplinary incidents
Knowledge of soccer is required
Coaching or administrative background in soccer is preferred
Able to handle highly confidential material and information that could have substantial impact upon the organization
Ability to communicate accurately and meet strict league deadlines
Flexible work schedule with the ability to work nights, weekends, and holidays
Must have U.S. work authorization
Must be fluent in English; written and verbal
Must be 21 years or older
Must live within 50 miles of designated market
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.