Dubuque Independent Football League (DIFL) employs three (3) volunteer “Division Coordinators” for each organization of teams that is aligned with a specific high school football program in Dubuque. For example, the Mustangs has a Division I Coordinator that oversees the operation of all three Division I teams under the Mustangs organization—Mustangs Green DI, Mustangs Gold DI, and Mustangs White DI. The job of Division Coordinator is a very demanding job that requires several hours of dedication each week during the youth football season, as well as additional hours throughout the year when planning, preparation, and other organizational work occurs. The Organization Head must be trusted to perform all required duties in a timely manner, as well as absorb the duties of other volunteers when they are unavailable to perform their duties. This is a leadership position that reports to the Organization Head, subject to the rules and policies of the DIFL Board of Directors in partnership with Youth Sports Foundation (YSF).
- Help the Organization Head organize players, head coaches, and assistant coaches, into teams for the assigned division.
- Help the Organization Head manage all activities and operations of the teams in the assigned division in order to secure efficiency and compliance with DIFL and YSF rules and policies.
- Make sure all players are able to enjoy a safe and friendly environment that encourages learning, fitness, and fun.
- Resolve disputes involving players, coaches, and parents, with the assistance of the DIFL.
- Serve as main point of contact for the division teams within the organization so that players, parents, and coaches, have a clear leader who they can contact with questions and concerns that pertain to a specific division.
- Serve as a liaison between the organizations teams in the assigned division and the organization head, DIFL, and YSF.
- Attend all relevant team meetings, organization meetings, DIFL board meetings, and other meeting requirements as they are identified.
- Maintain records associated with the assigned division.
- Other responsibilities as assigned.
- Previous football experience, either as a player or a coach—preferably youth football.
- Strong organizational and leadership skills.
- Strong business communication skills, including written, verbal, and electronic. (e.g. access to email, familiarity with electronic documents and other collaboration, etc.)
- All applicants must pass a criminal background check.
- Professional supervisory experience is preferred but not required.