The Cal Futures Soccer Festivals volunteer position of Regional Commissioner is intended to have the responsibility and the authority to manage the day-to-day business of the Region as described in Article III of the Standard Regional Guidelines within the framework of the Cal Futures Soccer Festivals operation regulations.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
The Regional Commissioner is expected to perform their duties consistent with the directions as detailed in the training, certification, and continuing education provided by Cal Futures Soccer Festivals for this position including:
1. Support the Cal Futures Soccer Festivals Vision, Mission and National Programs in both specifics and spirit;
2. Collect and disburse fees in a fiscally responsible manner, maintain records and submit reports as required by the National Office;
3. Appoint, at a minimum, a CVPA, a Treasurer, a Registrar, a Safety Director, a Regional Coach Administrator, and a Regional Referee Administrator;
4. Publish Regional guidelines for the operation of Cal Futures Soccer Festivals within the Region which conforms to all provisions of the Standard Regional Guidelines;
5. Comply with the Soccer Accident Insurance plan and submit insurance claims according to current procedures;
6. Budget for and participate at Cal Futures Soccer Festivals annual business meeting, the National Annual General Meeting (NAGM);
7. Oversee dispute resolution within the Region pursuant to Article Nine of the guidelines and Cal Futures Soccer Festivals operating regulations;
8. Maintain oversight of the Regional Treasury by reviewing Region cancelled checks, bank statements, the National Accounting Program (NAP) reports, and periodically, internal financial control procedures in order to ensure fiscal responsibility.
9. Preside at all District Board Meetings;
10. District Commissioner or delegate attended at least one Area meeting or Area conference call that was offered during the past year; and
11. Maintain close liaison with the Area Director and the Section Director, and coordinate all extra-Regional activities through the Area Director.
Qualifications and Desired Skills
To be considered for the position of District Commissioner, the applicant must:
1. Annually submit Cal Futures Soccer Festivals Volunteer Application form; Regional Commissioner Position Description 2013 2
2. Pass the Cal Futures Soccer Festivals screening and background check;
3. Have good management, administrative and communication skills; and
4. Know the Cal Futures Soccer Festivals Vision, Mission and structure.
While performing as the District Commissioner, the volunteer is:
1. Subject to the bylaws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and guidelines of Cal Futures Soccer Festivals;
2. Under the overall authority of and directly supervised by the Area Director, and supervised indirectly by the Section Director; and
3. To maintain the recommended adult to child supervision ratio of 1:8 or less; that is one adult for every eight or fewer children and two adults (one of whom may be the coach and one of whom should be of the same gender as the group) present at all times, for the protection of both the children and the volunteer, no volunteer should permit himself or herself to be alone with any child or group of children (except his or her own) during Cal Futures Soccer Festivals-sponsored activities.
Time commitment will vary depending on Region size and length of playing season(s). For the typical Cal Futures Soccer Festivals Region, the District Commissioner will devote about 9 hours per week per playing season.
Orientation, Training, Certification, and Continued Education Provided
To fully prepare for the position, the Regional Commissioner is expected to participate in the following Cal Futures Soccer Festivals training, certification and continuing education opportunities:
1. Orientation by the Area Director;
2. eCal Futures Soccer Festivals Training – 1 ¼ hours;
3. Cal Futures Soccer Festivals Safe Haven – 2 hours;
4. District Commissioner and Board Member Orientation – 3 hours;
5. District Commissioner Training – 20 hours
6. Introductory Management Training – 4 ½ hours;
7. Dispute Resolution – 2 ½ hours; and
8. Annual Management Update – 1 ¼ hours.
While performing the duties of District Commissioner, the volunteer is limited to the following locations, unless expressly authorized in writing by the Area Director to hold or participate in activities in another location:
1. Regularly scheduled and duly approved inside or outside Cal Futures Soccer Festivals activities; and
2. Independent work at home alone, in committees of adults, or in a properly supervised situation with children.