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The NE10 Conference is soliciting proposals for an independent contractor to manage the recruitment, selection, assignment, education and evaluation of field hockey officials beginning with the non-championship segment in Spring 2022 and fully operational for the Fall 2022 season. The length of the initial agreement will be three years with annual review.

The NE10 is a 14-member NCAA Division II multi-sport conference with headquarters in Mansfield, MA. 12 full-time members sponsor field hockey and additionally the Conference has 3 associate members in the sport.

The Conference is committed to ensuring that all NE10 competitions are conducted in a manner that provides a positive and memorable student-athlete experience, promotes fairness and competitive equity, and fosters respect and good sporting behavior by student-athletes, coaches, officials, administrators and fans. Please visit www.northeast10.org for more information on the Conference.


Adelphi University (Garden City, NY) American International College (Springfield, MA)
Assumption University (Worcester, MA) Bentley University (Waltham, MA)
Franklin Pierce University (Rindge, NH) Pace University (Pleasantville, NY)
University of New Haven (New Haven, CT) Saint Michael’s College (Colchester, VT)
Saint Anselm College (Manchester, NH) Southern Connecticut St Univ. (New Haven, CT)
Southern New Hampshire Univ. (Manchester, NH) Stonehill College (North Easton, MA)
Mercy College (Dobbs Ferry, NY) Molloy College (Rockville Centre, NY)
St Thomas Aquinas College (Sparkill, NY)


Completed proposals must include a written description of the proposer’s plans to fulfill the duties of the position listed below, a current resume and three references.

Proposal should specifically address the following:

  1. The history and experience of the applicant with regard to field hockey officiating;
  2. Geographic and demographic breakdown of existing officials within your organization, if applicable, or in the alternate an anticipated breakdown of officials you would include on your roster;
  3. Plans and methods for identifying, recruiting, educating/training and retaining a qualified, diverse pool of officials;
  4. Current and potential partnerships with other conferences and institutions, or non-collegiate organizations, that could benefit the NE10’s goals;
  5. Thoughts on future use of technology/video in training, evaluation and coaches communication;
  6. Confirmation of the ability to successfully fulfill the duties and requirements below:
  7. Assign officials for all home contests of the NE10 member institutions, for regular season as well as the NE10 postseason play.
  8. Develop a pool of qualified officials within the entire geographical footprint of the Conference and provide ongoing education and evaluation of officials within the available pool.
  9. Develop a broad-based plan to identify and recruit officials, ensuring that the officials reflect the diverse community they are serving.
  10. Manage a secure website for posting of assignments, schedule, reports and all other information necessary for a successful program. The conference office shall pay for cost of maintenance. All coaches and designated athletic administrators from the NE10 and member institutions shall be provided access.
  11. Provide consistent communication through the use of a trusted post-game evaluation tool for coaches and review all applicable data for the purpose of developing consistent and accurate in-game performances.
  12. Provide a post-game comment and request for review protocol for coaches and ensure responsiveness to such requests.
  13. Develop system for reports regarding any ejections, fights, protest or other incidents. Should such events occur, the commissioner or their representative shall be notified within 24 hours.
  14. Actively participate in NCAA and other approved training programs and ensure proper training/education and certification to officials assigned to NE10 contests.
  15. Conduct a virtual preseason staff meeting.
  16. Submit an annual post-season report on the program.
  17. Serve as liaison between the NE10 membership and officials for the purpose of interpreting rules.
  18. Implement conference policy as it relates to NE10 and NCAA play.
  19. Develop and implement an on-site observation program for contest for the purpose of providing additional feedback and training for officials.
  20. Establish relationships with other officiating bodies and conference that will enhance the NE10 program through training and collaboration.
  21. Recommend fee structure for officials within the scope of being regionally competitive with fees. [Note: 2022 NE10 Game Official Fee is flat fee of $250 for each umpire]

All proposals shall be submitted to Julie Ruppert via email at jruppert@northeast10.org by Friday, January 21, 2022

The NE10 reserves the right to reject any and all proposals, or to negotiate separately with competing contractors.

Interested individuals who submit proposals may be required to make oral presentations of their capability to perform as described in their proposal. Such presentations provide an opportunity for the contractors to clarify their proposal to ensure understanding.

All proposals will be held in confidence and will not be shared with competitors. All material submitted becomes the property of the NE10 Conference. Proposals may be reviewed and evaluated by any person(s) other than the competing contractors at the discretion of the Commissioner.

To apply for this job email your details to jruppert@northeast10.org

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