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27 Jun 2024

International Scout

🇺🇸 Houston, TX, USA
3+ years exp.

REPORTS TO | Director of Scouting / Chief scout
STATUS | Independent Contractor

The Houston Dynamo Football Club (HDFC) is a multi-faceted organization dedicated to inspiring and supporting soccer participation and growth in Houston, TX and beyond. The Club’s brands include men's and women's professional teams - the Houston Dynamo (MLS) and Houston Dash (NWSL), a development academy, Houston Dynamo Dash Charities, as well as Shell Energy Stadium and Houston Sports Park. The Club has a rich history, including MLS Cup titles (2006, 2007) and in-season tournament championships for both the Dynamo (2018) and Dash (2020) and is focused on building toward the next championships, inspiring and uniting the city of Houston through the sport of soccer and community outreach, and creating the most inclusive sporting experience and diverse fan base in the city and state.

The international scout will work with and report to Chief Scout and Director of Scouting to identify players who may be of interest to Houston Dynamo FC in South America. The international scout will bring extensive knowledge of players, clubs, agents, and pertinent contacts in the region.

• To meaningfully contribute throughout the scouting processes by identifying, assessing, and recommending players on a regular basis.
• Attend and cover games pertinent to the coverage of South America and occasional international competitions, with a comprehensive understand of the region’s talent pool.
• Develop and facilitate relationships with relevant clubs, agents and contact in the region.
• Complete scouting reports as assigned by the Chief Scout and Director of Scouting.
• Liaise with Chief Scout and Director of Scouting to help coordinate travel to matches in the region.

• Experience working in the role or a similar role at a professional football club.
• Superior knowledge of football in South America
• Bilingual (English/ Portuguese) or (English/Spanish)
• Ability to handle confidential information.
• Proficient and experienced with pertinent scout tools such as Wyscout, ISF Scout7, Scoutastic, etc.

• Excellent communication, with the ability to meet specific deadlines.
• Acts with high levels of integrity and professionalism, with the ability to exercise discretion and good judgement.
• High level of detail orientation, accuracy, and organization.
• Excellent interpersonal and networking ability.
• Strong team philosophy: proven ability to work positively, collaboratively, and professionally with a team and across an organization.

Diverse candidates of all backgrounds are welcome, and the Club seeks individuals passionate about sport, inspiring the city and devoted to the organization's growth. While duties and responsibilities vary across positions, we are seeking individuals who are accountable, collaborative, progressive, agile and ethical/values driven.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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