Dubuque Independent Football League (DIFL) employs one volunteer “Organization Head” for each organization of teams that is aligned with a specific high school football program in Dubuque. Each such organization is comprised of one or more Division 1 teams, one or more Division 2 teams, and one or more Division 3 teams. It is the job of the Organization Head to supervise all activities of these teams with the assistance of head coaches and assistant coaches. The job of Organization Head 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 subordinate coaches when they are unavailable to perform their duties. This is a leadership position that reports to the DIFL Board of Directors in partnership with Youth Sports Foundation (YSF).
- Organize players, head coaches, and assistant coaches, into teams.
- Manage all organization activities and operations 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 organization and all teams within that organization so that players, parents, and coaches, have a clear leader who they can contact with questions and concerns.
- Serve as a liaison between the organization, DIFL, and YSF.
- Attend all team meetings, organization meetings, DIFL board meetings, and other meeting requirements as they are identified.
- Oversee organization-specific fundraising activities and report to DIFL as required. (These activities are still being defined by the DIFL.)
- Maintain records required to insure the efficient operation of organization and team activities. Much record-keeping is performed by DIFL and YSF, but some record-keeping will be the responsibility of the Organization Head.
- Submit reports and other information requested by DIFL and YSF.
- Delegate responsibilities and manage subordinates, who include head coaches, assistant coaches, and other organization volunteers.
- Other responsibilities as assigned.
- Previous experience coaching football, 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.