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The Sporting Kansas City Director of Coaching, Academy Affiliates will provide technical resources and experiences to the network of Academy Affiliate members. This position will directly report to the Vice President, Youth Business Development. Candidates must be legally eligible to work in the United States and not require any VISA sponsorship.

Essential Functions

  • Lead the internal SKC Academy Affiliate and Sporting Club Network division.

  • Work closely with the key stakeholders of each Academy Affiliate club to develop the club based on current/future needs.

  • Lead and manage the Sporting Development League.

  • Perform on-field and virtual coaching education clinics and unique experiences.

  • Design and deliver player and coach development programs.

  • Create and implement boys and girls player pathway initiatives.

  • Manage each club’s contractual and fulfillment obligations.

  • Facilitate a positive working relationship with SKC Academy Director and coaching staff.

  • Collaborate, integrate, and communicate with internal departments – youth soccer, ticket sales, corporate sponsorships, marketing, and Victory Project.

  • Attend SKC home matches and perform duties as assigned.

Personal Attributes

  • Strong organizational, communication, intrapersonal and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to organize work effectively, conceptualize and prioritize objectives and exercise independent judgment based on an understanding of organizational policies and activities.

  • Self-motivated with eagerness to grow and develop the Academy Affiliate network.

  • Strong networking skills.

  • Excellent public speaking skills.

  • Professional appearance and demeanor.

Skills and Experience

  • USSF “B” License or higher required.

  • USSF Coach Educator (Grassroots and D License Level) License preferred.

  • A degree in Sports Management education preferred.

  • 3-5 years of experience in a youth soccer director position.

  • Experience in facilitating player and coach development programming.

  • Experience in developing curriculums and training programs.

  • Awareness of youth soccer industry trends and developments.

  • Demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Calendar.

  • Proficient with Virtual facilitation platforms, including but not limited to; Zoom, Microsoft Teams

Physical Abilities

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:

  • Required to sit, stand and walk.

  • Use hands to finger, hand or feel objects, tools or controls.

  • Frequent stooping, bending, pulling and pushing.

  • Reach with hands and arms.

  • Required to talk and hear consistently.

  • Ability to work non-traditional hours, including nights, weekends, and holidays as necessary.

  • Ability to travel via air and road.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.

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