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Police Athletic League Basketball Referee in New York, New York

The Police Athletic League (PAL) is the largest independent youth organization in New York City that provides educational and recreational activities for children and young adults. PAL Inc. and The New York City Police Department work in partnership to provide communities with summer and after-school recreational and educational activities.

We are looking for a part-time Basketball Referee who will be responsible for officiating basketball games or competitions (both indoor and outdoor) for the Police Athletic League.

Major Duties & Responsibilities

  • Must have knowledge of the rules of basketball and the modified rules by the Sports Department.

  • Referee youth games, while keeping the youth safe and the games under control.

  • Serve as a role model for the participants.

  • Must be able to communicate with Coaches effectively.

  • Officiate or judge activities occurring either indoor or outdoor

  • Keep track of event times, starting and stopping play when necessary

  • Must wear referee jerseys when working games.

  • Responsible for the overall officiating/judging of sports, program activities, and/or events to maintain standards.

  • Submit written and verbal reports as requested.

  • When directed, attend meetings with staff, parents, volunteers, and community residents as needed to assist in program delivery and promotion of programs.

  • Interact with parents and keep open lines of communication to better understand and manage the youth.

Additional Responsibilities

  • File incident reports (accidents, injuries, altercations, etc.) no later than the day of the incident.

  • Work with Director of Sports and Sports Program Managers on specialized projects and assignments as needed and assist with the coordination of special activities and events.

Skills/Knowledge Required

  • Prior Basketball Playing/Coaching Experience

  • A minimum of two years of work experience in a non-profit youth or social service agency.

  • Demonstrated skills and competency in youth service and recreation.

  • Understanding of conflict resolution, mediation, and mentoring concepts.

  • Good communication skills, both oral and written. Ability to speak professionally to staff members, parents, community residents, visitors, NYPD officers, and PAL partner organizations.

  • Familiarity with administrative protocols involving dress, demeanor, record keeping, reporting, confidentiality, visitors, use of supplies and equipment, and cell phone.

The Police Athletic League seeks to hire staff who reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. All positions at PAL are filled without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, HIV/AIDS status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. All are encouraged to apply.

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