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Chicago Fire Football Club is a Major League Soccer team that was founded in 1997 and is Chicago’s ambassador to the global sport of soccer. The Club recently returned to Soldier Field as well as opened a new 50,000 square foot office in the heart of the city. With tremendous growth and expansion, the Club is laying the foundation for an audacious and ambitious vision that will transform the brand and the success of the Club in the coming years.

Some of the fabulous employee perks Chicago Fire Football Club offers to full-time employees include:

Work-Life Balance

  • Option to work remotely 1 week from any place of choice per year

  • Flexible work arrangements & hybrid scheduling (upon manager approval)

Paid Time Off

  • 3 weeks of Paid Time Off upon hire

  • 22 days of paid holiday time off (including 2 weeks off at the end of each calendar year)

  • 1 day of birthday PTO

  • 4 hours of Volunteer Time Off per month

Excellent Benefit Programs

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D, Supplementary Life, Supplementary AD&D, Flexible, Spending Account & Pre-Tax Commuter Benefits

  • 401k eligibility immediately upon hire with a 3% employer contribution rate

  • Educational Stipend of $1,500 per year

Paid Parental Leave

  • 14-16 weeks fully paid leave for employees giving birth and 8 weeks fully paid leave for committed partners & spouses – applicable to foster care & adoptive parents as well

  • 6 weeks fully paid FMLA leave to care for a family member with a serious medical condition

Office Culture & Facilities

  • Once a month ‘Wellness Wednesdays’ to focus on employee wellbeing

  • Full game room, frequent happy hours & parties, employee recognition programs, and access to a full workout center and rooftop at our central office

Position Overview:

The Senior Coordinator, Academy Football Operations will directly manage & execute all aspects of Academy Team Operations & Administration for all academy teams (U13, U14, U15 & U17). Aspects include but are not limited to budgeting, player registration & services, scheduling for training, games, and club events as well as the ordering & management of equipment. The Senior Coordinator, Academy Football Operations will manage, coordinate, and execute all aspects of home and away games in accordance with the high standards of the Chicago Fire Football Club.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Build & manage the annual Academy budget in collaboration with the Academy Technical Director

  • Budget, coordinate & facilitate all aspects of academy away trips which include devising itineraries, hotel, bus/vans & flight reservations as well as nutrition for players & staff

  • Collaborate with Academy travel agents for bookings hotels, busses, vans & flights

  • Coordinate & facilitate all aspects of academy home games with high standards which include coordinating schedules with our players & opponents, roster submittal to the league, field setup, video recording & uploading to MOD11, VEO & HUDL

  • Liaise with the Sporting Operations Department the field schedules for Academy training and games to assure all necessary reservations are booked in a timely matter

  • Manage players registrations for the Club & MLS NEXT league to adhere to all rules & regulations

  • Manage HUDL, VEO, GotSport and MOD11 databases for all video and player registrations

  • Execute the players' ITCs as needed

  • Manage weekly/daily communication with players, parents & Academy staff regarding training & travel schedules & important information as needed

  • Manage the execution of the Academy YSC order from Adidas which includes inventorying, printing, & distribution of gear to players & staff

  • Collaborate with the Federations for player call-ups

  • Assist in the planning and operational execution of Academy events (i.e., ID Events, Family Orientation, Senior Night, College Signing Day)

  • Collaborate with the MARCOM department for all social media outlet needs

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university, preferred

  • Minimum of 2-3 years experience in a professional football club, required. Previous MLS/USSDA/USYSA Club experience an advantage

  • The ability to work independently and in a team/collaborative work environment is required along with strong organizational, interpersonal, analytical, and planning skills

  • Must be able to work evenings and weekends as required. Will be required to travel with the Academy Teams

  • Must have reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license

  • Proficient using PC and Microsoft office products, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint

  • Must be fully vaccinated and boosted for COVID-19

Progressions: The above responsibilities are transferable to the 2nd team when required.

Please note:

  • Chicago Fire FC is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion. Our diversity initiatives start with the recruitment and selection process; therefore, we’d like to welcome all diverse candidates to apply to opportunities within our Club.

  • CFFC is committed to providing equal employment opportunity and maintaining a workplace for employees and applicants for employment that is free from discrimination. The Company does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, citizenship, age, veteran or military status, disability, sexual orientation, sexual orientation or expression, marital status or any other characteristic protected by law. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including hiring, promotion, compensation, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training.

  • If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, please contact the Human Resources Department at [email protected] to let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

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