Location: Greater Philadelphia Area
NXT Division: Events/ Operations
Experience: Entry Level to Professional
NXTsports is looking for a professional and reliable individual to work as a Tournament Director for our Boys summer lacrosse tournaments. A strong understanding of youth boys and mens lacrosse is required. The ideal Tournament Director is a strong leader who can keep a level head and work efficiently in a fast-paced atmosphere.
As an on-site Tournament Director, you will manage tournament staff, such as field coordinators, and clock operators. You will also communicate and collaborate with coaches, club directors, referee assignors, athletic trainers, and facility operators to ensure a safe and successful tournament. You will also work very closely with the NXT Operations team to assist in making logistical decisions.
This role requires weekend work, long hours, and travel before/after the event (if the tournament is out of state).
The mission of NXT is to create the most innovative education programs and execute industry-leading events at exceptional venues. NXT delivers a superior participant experience across its entire portfolio of brands
TIMEFRAME & EVENT DATES: Fall 2019 (October-November) with the possibility of being considered for the 2020 Winter and Summer seasons as well
RESPONSIBILITIES AS A TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR:
Handle coach/team issues
Manage referees along with head ref assignor
Answer questions related to schedule, rules, standings/advancements, etc.
Monitor input and posting of scores in a timely manner
Handle weather reports, make decisions or call games and rearrange schedule if needed
Ensure the safety of attendees: follow Emergency Action Plan & assist Athletic Trainers in an emergency situation
Work side by side with the facility operations crew
Oversee contractual workers
Passion for boys lacrosse and demonstrated knowledge of the sport, rules, and the recruiting landscape
Strong self-initiative and ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision
Aptitude for collaborating with others, establish and maintain positive working relationships with staff, coaches, and players
Ability to work events and weekends on a regular basis and travel is required
Clean driving record, practice safe driving, and comfortable driving for long periods of time
Excellent verbal and written communications; attention to detail
Willing and able to lift heavy equipment (50 lbs or more)
Understand social media, technology, and have good communication skills
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