Volunteer Descriptions

Board Members

All members of the board of directors are expected to attend monthly board meetings, during which the business of the club is conducted.

 

President
Provides oversight and management for all club activities.  Plans and runs the meetings of the board of directors.  Serves as the primary point of contact between Pittsburgh Dynamo and (1) the city of Pittsburgh and (2) PA West.  With the city of Pittsburgh negotiates Dynamo’s access to the Schenley Oval and other fields.  Recruits and appoints commissioners for the travel, recreation, and indoor leagues.  Recruits board members as needed.  Represents Pittsburgh Dynamo at area functions and events.

 

Vice president
Stands in for the President and meetings and events that he cannot attend.  Performs other duties to help the club as assigned by the President.  In the event the President leaves office suddenly, the vice President fulfills the duties of President until the Board of Directors can elect a new President.

 

Secretary
Provides written minutes of board meetings to the other members of the board.  Makes revisions reflective of board consensus and produces an approved set of minutes that stand as a record of board decisions and actions.  Fields questions and comments from the Dynamo website/phone line and either addresses them or forwards them to other board members as appropriate.

 

Treasurer
Manages the financial affairs of the club.  Reviews expenditures and revenues and prepares a written financial statement for each board meeting and advises the board as to the financial status of the club.  Approves payment checks from Dynamo to vendors.  Manages the club’s bookkeeper and also the accounting firm that prepares the club's tax submittals.

 

Recreation League Commissioner
Recruits and appoints age group coordinators. Provides oversight and managements to the AGCs in the forming of teams and roster assignments, and in the recruiting of volunteer coaches.  Resolves requests from Dynamo families regarding team assignments and other issues.  Prepares the master practice and game schedule, including allocation of field space.  Provides oversight and management for the volunteer field set up crews.  Manages activities to advertize for spring and fall registration.  Organizes coaches training and other services to help volunteer coaches make learning soccer fun.  Takes actions as appropriate to address sportsmanship and other behavior issues that occur during Dynamo practices and games.  Plans and organizes the end-of-the-season celebrations.  Prepares a budget for the fall and spring leagues and provides a briefing of league activities during meetings of the Dynamo Board of Directors, including a statement of costs and revenues for the recreation league.

 

Travel League Commissioner
Plans and organizes the annual June tryouts for the travel league.  Assigns coaches and players to form team rosters.  Assembles and organizes needed information and presents rosters and player cards to the PA West regional official for certification.  Prepares the travel league schedule for practice days and field space.  Takes actions as appropriate to address sportsmanship and other behavior issues that occur during Dynamo practices and games.  Provides oversight and management for the volunteer field set up crews.  Prepares a budget for the fall and spring leagues and provides a briefing of league activities during meetings of the Dynamo Board of Directors, including a statement of league costs and revenues.

 

Indoor League Commissioner
Recruits coaches and plans and conducts a roster meeting with all the coaches.   Prepares the master game schedule.  Organizes efforts to set up and break down goals and other gymnasium equipment on game days.  Takes actions as appropriate to address sportsmanship and other behavior issues that occur during Dynamo practices and games.   Plans and organizes the end-of-the-season celebration.  Prepares a budget for the fall and spring leagues and provides a briefing of league activities during meetings of the Dynamo Board of Directors, including a statement of league costs and revenues.

 

Referee assignor, recreation league
Working with the travel league assignor, recruits and trains referees.  Assigns referees to all recreation league games.

 

Referee assignor, travel league
Working with the recreation league assignor, recruits and trains referees.  Develops the master schedule for travel league home games.  Adjusts and reposts on the website as needed during the season.  Assigns referees to all home travel league games. 

 

At-large members
Duties as assigned by the president.  These may include fund-raising activities, the selection and purchase of capital equipments (goals, etc.), or coordinated soccer-related activities with organizations outside Dynamo.