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Player Operations: Coach
Youth Programs Technical Coordinator / Development Academy Coach - Minnesota United FC (Blaine, MN)

About Us

Soccer is the global game and the fastest growing sport in the country, and Minnesota United FC (MNUFC) is at the center of growth of the game in the Twin Cities and greater Minnesota. MNUFC is dedicated to growing professional soccer in Minnesota—2017 marks MNUFC’s inaugural season in Major League Soccer. Our position as a growing sports franchise creates a unique atmosphere where "start-up" meets pro sports team. In addition to our fast-paced environment with hard-working, collegial, energetic coworkers, we offer generous benefits, a forward-thinking culture, and the opportunity for career growth. We value creativity, dedication, curiosity, diversity, knowledge, and confidence.

Job Description

The Youth Programs Technical Coordinator (YPTC) is a full-time role that will work closely with the Academy Director, Academy General Manager and the Youth Programs Manager to develop, grow and deliver camps, clinics and club programs for youth club affiliates.  In addition, the YPTC will recruit, manage and supervise an adjunct staff of coaches hired on a per diem basis for camps and clinics. The YPTC also serves as a member of the MNUFC Development Academy staff as an assistant coach.

Responsibilities

·         Work with Youth Programs Manager to promote and sell camps or clinics.

·         Develop necessary curriculums and educational materials for camps and clinics.

·         Recruit, manage and supervise an adjunct staff of coaches needed for all community, top talent, residential camps and clinics.

·         Schedule, assign and coordinate all adjunct staff for camps and clinics.

·         Assist Academy Director to fulfill all technical commitments of youth club affiliates.

·         Represent MNUFC at events, games, tournaments, meetings or functions that offer an opportunity to promote or sell camps, clinics or club affiliate memberships.

·         Work with Academy General Manager and Youth Programs Manager to develop and implement a strategic plan to expand and increase the business goals established for camps, clinics and club affiliate membership.

·         Communicate with youth soccer club Director’s of Coaching and/or their designated representative to promote and coordinate camps, clinics and affiliate club activities.

Experience

·         Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university; master’s preferred.

·         Minimum of 5 year’s of experience coaching at youth or higher levels.

·         Past playing experience at intercollegiate or professional levels.

·         Past experience as a director or coordinator within a youth, amateur or professional club.

·         Previous MLS and/or US Soccer Development Academy experienced preferred.

·         Holds valid US Soccer Federation National “B” coaching license.

Requirements

·         Ability and willingness to work an event driven schedule, which includes weekends, evenings and some holidays.

·         Ability to work independently and in a collaborative teamwork environment where strong organization, interpersonal, analytical and planning skills are required.

·         Must have own transportation and valid driver’s license.

·         Proficient using PC and Microsoft products including Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point.

·         Must successfully pass an individual background check.

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Do you have a Bachelor's degree (or Master's degree) from an accredited college or university in related field?
2. Do you at least 5 years of experience coaching at youth or higher levels?
3. Do you hold a valid US Soccer Federation National B coaching license?
4. Are you able to work flexible hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays?


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Player Operations: Official
Player Care Coordinator - New York City FC (Purchase, NY)

NEW YORK CITY FOOTBALL CLUB OVERVIEW:

As the 20th member of Major League Soccer, NYCFC strives to be the new benchmark for professional soccer in the United States. With the support of majority owner City Football Group (owners of Manchester City, Melbourne City and Yokohama F Marinos) as well as minority owner, the New York Yankees, NYCFC kicked off the third season in club history in March 2017 at Yankee Stadium.

POSITION OVERVIEW:

The Player Care Coordinator will assist all players and their families with the transition into the NYC area and helping establish their new lives within the community. These tasks can range from the acquisition of work permits and visas to assisting in the securing of mobile phone plans and everything in between. This role is vital to the transition of the players as it provides them an opportunity to concentrate solely on their profession.

There will also be various game day responsibilities throughout the course of the summer.

As the nature of operations is fast paced and changing often, there will be additional tasks needed throughout the year.

 

Job Details:

Reporting to the Director of Team Operations, the main duties of the Player Care Coordinator will be as follows…

  • Help newly acquired players move into market, including:

    • Helping set up transportation

    • Securing hotel rooms

    • Assisting in lifestyle adjustments

      • Housing searches

      • Opening Bank accounts

      • Obtaining SSN

      • Plus more…

  • Organize and help facilitate weekly player appearances with other departments within the company

  • Assist in day-to-day administration of player needs; including

    • Collecting and filing reimbursement sheets for players

    • Help facilitate the home game ticket requests for players

    • Assisting in game-day administration for players at Yankee Stadium

      • You will be expected to work all home match throughout the course of the season.

    • Organization of player databases and information

    • Other duties as directed by the Sporting Department

Job Requirements & Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously

  • Ability to be a self-starter and work autonomously, as well as be part of a successful team

  • Passionate about providing excellent customer service to both internal and external customer

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

    • This is an outward facing positions that represents the individual player as well as the organization as whole.

  • Ability to work long hours and weekends

  • Position is currently based in Purchase, NY but will be moving to Orangeburg, NY beginning in 2018.

  • Fluent in Spanish (mandatory)


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Player Operations: Coach
U-12 Academy Assistant Coach - New York City FC (Purchase, NY)

JOB TITLE: U15 Academy Head Coach

DEPARTMENT: Sporting

REPORTING TO: Academy Director and Sporting Director

LOCATION: Purchase, NY

NEW YORK CITY FOOTBALL CLUB OVERVIEW:

As the 20th member of Major League Soccer, NYCFC strives to be the new benchmark for professional soccer in the United States. With the support of majority owner City Football Group (owners of Manchester City, Melbourne City and Yokohama F Marinos) as well as minority owner, the New York Yankees, NYCFC kicked off the third season in club history in March 2017 at Yankee Stadium.

JOB DESCRIPTION OVERVIEW

The youth coaching position requires at least 1-3 years of coaching experienceage at the 9-14 year old level. The candidate’s primary responsibility will be assistant coach to the Academy U-12 team. In addition, the coach will be responsible for linking NYCFC Youth Programs to the Academy level; including scouting and attending NYCFC indentification programs. This position requires the candidate to have a clear understanding of youth development and the New York City soccer market as well as a high level of personal and mentoring skills to communicate effectively with youth players and parents.

JOB DETAILS EXPLAINED

Reporting to the Academy Director and the Sporting Director, the main duties of the Youth Academy Coach will include the following:

YOUTH ACADEMY COACH DUTIES/QUALIFICATIONS

  • Creating an exciting daily training environment for players
  • Scouting I.D. programs
  • Respect/recognition of youth needs
  • Attend NYCFC Affiliate Development League games on the weekends
  • Submit daily and weekly training logs accordingly to session builder plan
  • Attend evening, weekend and holiday tournaments/competitions/games/trainings as required
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with local youth soccer landscape
  • Acts as a positive role model and mentor for both staff and players
  • Work in collaboration with Academy Director and Sporting Director
  • Other duties as directed by the Academy Director

EXPERIENCE/PERTINENT SKILL

  • Bachelor’s degree (required)
  • Valid driver’s license
  • 1-3 year experience in youth coaching at academy level, age specific 9 - 14 years old
  • Coaching License required; minimum of working towards a ‘B’ license
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to work with others
  • Ability to work independently, self-starter, enthusiastic, flexible
  • Strong leadership and organizational skills
  • Must have access to reliable transportation to arrive at work site at scheduled time consistently
  • Bilingual Spanish a plus
  • Knowledge of Microsoft office; PowerPoint, Word, and Excel


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Player Operations: Coach
Strength and Conditioning Coach - New York Red Bulls II (Harrison, NJ)

COMPANY INFORMATION:

The New York Red Bulls are one of 22 teams in Major League Soccer (MLS). They are one of the ten charter clubs of MLS, having competed in the league since its founding in 1996.   They currently play their home matches at Red Bull Arena (RBA) in Harrison, New Jersey. RBA, a state-of-the-art 25,000-seat stadium, is widely regarded as the top soccer-specific stadium in North America. The club is owned by the Austrian beverage company Red Bull for which the team is named. The first team features 2015 Goalkeeper of the Year Luis Robles, 2014 MLS Golden Boot Winner Bradley Wright-Phillips, U.S. international Sacha Kljestan, and several players with USMNT experience.  The New York Red Bulls offer one of the nation's premier youth soccer development programs, from local soccer partnerships across New York and New Jersey to Regional Development Schools and the Red Bulls Academy teams. 

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

This position requires a dynamic, self-motivated, organized, energetic and creative strength and conditioning coach with a working experience in collegiate, minor league and/or professional sports. This position represents one of the key functions within the New York Red Bulls organization to allow players to reach their top level in training and competition. The position focuses on the Red Bulls’ United Soccer League (USL) team, named NYRB II, although it also supports the Red Bulls’ academy and first team in MLS. This is a full-time position.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Required to perform the job)

       Develop and implement training programs to increase players’ performance and reduce injuries

       Monitor fitness and fatigue of the USL team

       Organize strength and fitness training sessions with players returning from injury.

       Test and evaluate players’ physical performance and create reports for coaches and players.

       Assist First team strength and conditioning coach with the first team training.

       Develop and implement fitness program for RBNY’s youth academy

SPECIFIC JOB KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:

The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities and be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of the job.

       Candidate should possess an excellent knowledge of Excel.

       Candidates may be required to work varying schedules, weekends.

       Candidate must possess strong communication skills, be detail-oriented and have the ability to adapt in a fast-paced environment.

       The candidate should also be well-organized, enthusiastic, focused, aggressive, goal oriented and committed to culture developed by the New York Red Bulls and Major League Soccer.

EXPERIENCE:

       Candidate should have minimum of 2 years’ experience as a strength and conditioning coach in a college or professional setting.

EDUCATION:

       Master of Science in Exercise Physiology (preferred)

       Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science (preferred)

       CSCS certification

 

Due to the cyclical nature of the entertainment industry, the employee may be required to work varying

schedules to reflect the business needs of the company.

Red Bull New York provides comprehensive benefits offerings to all full-time employees. Our benefits include medical and dental insurance, 401(k) plan, flexible spending accounts, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, health and wellness benefits, and a paid time-off program.

Red Bull New York is an equal opportunity employer and we will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality or any other classification protected by law.


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Player Operations: Coach
Club Development Program Coach (Multiple positions available) - Seattle Sounders FC (Seattle, WA)

JOB TITLE: Club Development Program Coach (Multiple positions available)

DEPARTMENT: Soccer Programs

REPORTS TO: Director of Soccer Programs

STATUS: Part-time, hourly.  Hours will average 15-20 per week and shall not to exceed 30 per week.

DURATION:  Approx. April – November each year

SUMMARY
The Sounders FC Youth Club Development program is designed to provide local clubs with curriculum and coaching support to improve grassroots soccer programming.  Club Development Coaches will represent Sounders FC in leading local club training sessions, providing technical instruction, and supporting parent volunteer coaches within these clubs.

The Club Development Coaches will learn, follow, and lead training sessions using Sounders FC designed curriculum.  Coaches will be working with a variety of age ranges (5 to 12) and abilities each week and will be responsible for delivering high quality, engaging training sessions.

The Club Development Coaches will be responsible for helping volunteer coaches understand and run training sessions.  Coaches will use techniques such as demonstration, presentation, and active observation to help develop the volunteer coaches’ ability to understand and deliver training sessions based on Sounders FC curriculum.

The Club Development Coaches will be supported by and will interface with a dedicated liaison from the club.  The liaison will provide support, direction, and feedback to ensure each Club Development Coach has a positive and high impact experience.

Club Development Coaches will also be key members of our Summer Camp programming.  During this time, these individuals will be tasked with coaching their own groups, training other coaches and/or providing logistical help to camp operations.


The Club Development Coaches will participate in weekly educational meetings, as well as have the opportunity to work at additional camps and clinics througout the year. Club Development Coaches are expected to spend two (2) or more hours a week outside of the coaching support preparing for the upcoming week’s focus.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Curriculum and Metholody Implementation

·        Deeply familiar with Sounders FC curriclum and methodology and display a complete support of curriculum, methodology, and system organization

·        Ability to effectively carry out the curriculum and explain it to volunteer coaches

·        Comfortable coaching a variety of ages at grassroots level

Club Development Program Relationships

·        Bring energy, excitement and fun to build a love of the sport of soccer.

·        Build positive and energizing working relationships with players, club volunteer coaches and parents.

·        Be cordial and respectful when dealing with teams, players, parents, coaches and club staff

·        Be a source of information within the club for key personnel

·        Uphold Sounders FC values and represent the club and brand in a positive way at all times

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

·        Professional/College playing experience preferred but not required

·        Premier level coaching experience preferred but not required

·        At least two years of coaching experience within soccer

·        USSF “D” license or NSCAA National Diploma highly preferred, however relevant playing or coaching experience may be suitable


QUALIFICATIONS

·        Must have strong leadership skills and as the ability to communicate effectively and clearly

·        Must have strong people and relationship building skills to connect with players, club coaches and parents

·        Must possess strong desire to grow soccer from a grassroots level

·        Must be extremely punctual

·        Must have in-depth knowledge of the game

·        Excellent cultural fit with the values of the organization, with a prior history of community involvement desired

·        Must be able to effectively demonstrate soccer specific technical abilities

·        Must be able to effectively carry out training sessions


WORK ENVIRONMENT

·        95% of the work will be done in an outdoor environment

·        Must be able to work a minimum of 15 hours a week, including weekends

·        Must have availability to work from April to November

·        Must be able to provide your own transportation to club fields

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Seattle Sounders FC strongly supports equal employment opportunity for all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire. Currently residing in the US. Non-US citizens (students, etc.) must have the ability & documentation to live and work in the US for all of 2017. Our organization will not be able to provide any help or aid for Visa or work permit issues.


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