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Current Employment Opportunities:

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There are currently no employment opportunities available within Region II.

 


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ODP STAFF COACHES


ODP Region II is currently accepting applications for both boys and girls staff for our upcoming ODP Region II ID Camps to be held in July in Saginaw, Mich.  Application required by all staff for consideration.  Completion of an application does not guarantee a staff appointment.  The application process provides ODP Region II with current applicant details to promote the quality staff within our programming, as well as allows for potential staff to indicate their interest in being added to our staff.  For consideration, complete online application by March 1st.


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US Youth Soccer Region II is currently seeking motivated individuals with a positive attitude to work our upcoming ODP Region II ID Camps held July 5-15, 2017 in Saginaw, MI.

US Youth Soccer Region II is comprised of the following Midwest Region State Associations; Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio North, Ohio South, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

US Youth Soccer ODP is the original Olympic Development Program and the only elite player development program that can claim members for Major League Soccer and National Women’s Soccer League, as well as a majority of current and past national and youth national team members, as alumni. With programs in all 55 State Associations, as well as regional and national championships and participate in international tournaments, US Youth Soccer ODP continues to offer development and exposure opportunities to any player, regardless of hometown or club affiliation.

We rely on many volunteers and interns to help make our ODP Region II ID Camps a premier experience! The candidate(s) will be an essential part of our communications, operational and equipment management support to our Regional Coaching Staff and players. These positions will provide a broad resume-building experience for individuals interested in athletic administration/sports management.

Qualifications:

  • Ability to work July 4 – July 15, 2017 at our ODP Region II ID Camps (Minimum of 100 hours)
  • Submission of cover letter and resume required
  • Must be able to work independently, as well as with a team
  • Strong written and verbal skills
  • Superior communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to prioritize and handle various tasks simultaneously
     

Responsibilities:

  • Assume responsibility for assisting in managing (1) age group/gender of approx. 50-100 pool players during both the boys and girls 5-day residential camps
  • Communicate daily schedules with staff and players
  • Supervise and accompany players to all training, meetings, meals, dorms, etc.
  • Coordinate regional staff equipment needs
  • Coordinate and mange training gear and laundry
  • Operational set-up, on and off the fields
  • Represent US Youth Soccer ODP Region II with pride and passion
  • Additional duties as assigned by Regional ODP Administrator
     

Additional Information:

  • All internship positions are unpaid
  • May be eligible for college credit
  • Travel expense reimbursements to be determined
  • Room and board will be provided for all interns for the duration of the event
  • Region II to provide interns with Nike gear
     

Interested applicants are to email a current resume and cover letter to Jessica Eberle at jeberle@usyouthsoccer.org for consideration. Final candidates MUST successfully pass a background check and sexual abuse awareness training.

Resumes will be accepted until May 1st or until positions are filled.

US Youth Soccer is the largest member of the United States Soccer Federation, the governing body for soccer in the United States. US Youth Soccer is a nationwide body of over 600,000 volunteers and administrators, and over 300,000 dedicated coaches. US Youth Soccer is a non-profit and educational organization whose mission is to foster the physical, mental and emotional growth and development of America’s youth though the sport of soccer at all levels of age and competition. 


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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/TECHNICAL DIRECTOR


The South Dakota State Soccer Association (SDSSA) is seeking a qualified Executive Director/Technical Director to lead the organization in support of its mission. SDSSA is affiliated with United States Youth Soccer Association (USYSA) and the United States Soccer Federation (USSF).

SDSA has approximately 15,500 players participating in our state, regional and national leagues and competitions. Along with this are several hundred coaches and volunteers working to promote the game.  

SDSSA has a Board of Directors that sets policy, approves new member application, determines member services, establishes events, approves contracts and appoints committee members, etc.

Listed below is a job description for the Executive Director position. Interested individuals may send your resume including salary requirements to president@southdakotasoccer.com by March 1st.

Overview:

  • Administer directives from the SDSSA Board of Directors.
  • Creates and oversees the SDSSA business plan and/or strategic plan as approved by the SDSSA Board of Directors.
  • Implements policies as directed by the SDSSA Board of Directors.
  • Administers programs and tournament event development.
  • Responsible for creating budget with Treasurer and/or a finance committee.
  • Handles all grievances, mediations, leagues issues, insurance issues and regional/national matters on behalf of SDSSA.
  • Serves as a point of contact or ex officio on all SDSSA Board appointed committees.
  • Serves as a point of contact at Regional and National events and meetings.
  • Manages the SDSSA State Office, employees and contract labor individuals.
  • Involves respective board members in projects
     

Reports to:

  • President of South Dakota State Soccer Association and the Board of Directors
     

Detailed Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage/Supervise: Direct authority for hiring, terminating, managing, and supervising the staff of SDSSA. The Executive Director will develop a staff of part time employees who will be incorporated into present and future operations of the SDSSA. This does not exclude the hiring of full time employees in the future.  The Executive Director will be responsible for the development of training sessions and update personnel on skills needed to maintain and increase the quality and quantity of SDSSA operations.
  • Reviews/Evaluations: The Executive Director will develop an appraisal system for the personnel of the SDSSA office so that all can be evaluated on performance and responsibilities.
  • Marketing/Sponsorship:  The Executive Director will be responsible for cultivating strategic marketing partnerships and sponsorships as sources of non-fee based revenue.
  • Administers Directives: Administers directives from the Board of Directors on the day to day operations of SDSSA.
  • SDSSA Business Plan: Oversees the SDSSA business plan and/or strategic plan as approved by the SDSSA Board of Directors.
  • Implementation of Policies: The Executive Director is responsible for implementing changes needed to address the growth of the game in South Dakota that is established by the SDSSA Board of Directors.
  • Program Development: As identified by the President of SDSSA and/or the SDSSA Board of Directors.
  • Special Events: The Executive Director agrees to assist special events such as the SDSSA Annual General Meeting, South Dakota State Cup, President’s Cup, Olympic Development Program as specifically requested or required by the SDSSA Board of Director’s.
  • Budget Development: In association with the SDSSA Treasurer develops an annual budget, implementation of the budget and monitoring of all monies throughout the year.
  • Membership Development: The Executive Director is directly responsible for the development and service to the membership of SDSSA. The Executive Director is responsible for implementing changes needed to address the growth of the game in South Dakota. 
  • League/Member Assistance: Serve as primary contact for affiliated member organizations with regard to matters in which assistance of the SDSSA is needed or required. Attend, from time to time, affiliated member meetings as requested, assist with the formation of new programs, serve as the direct link on interpreting SDSSA and/or rules, policies and bylaws. Assist affiliated member organizations in questions of discipline, risk management, coach and/or player issues.
  • Marketing/PR Development (Sponsorship): The Executive Director will be responsible for the development of all marketing and PR operations for SDSSA to identify grant programs and file appropriate applications.
  • Regional/National Events/Meetings: The Executive Director serves as the point of contact for South Dakota State Soccer Association at Regional/National Events/Meetings.
  • Technology:  The Executive Director will be responsible for updating the SDSSA website, registration databases, tournament software and other applications that may be needed to conduct Association business.
     

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in related field preferred
  • Soccer background preferred but not necessarily required
  • Experience in leading and managing a non-profit organization strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of and experience in constructing and implementing strategic plans
  • Proven record of effectively constructing and effectively managing budgets
  • High level written and oral communication skills
  • Strong leadership and management skills
     

Additional Requirements:

  • Candidate will hold a USSF A License.
    • Instruction Course Certificate must be attained within 18 months.
    • USSF B License is considered if A License can be attained within 12 months.
  • Candidate will hold dual roles as the Executive Director and the named Technical Director of SDSSA.

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DIRECTOR OF COACHING
 

Zionsville Youth Soccer Association (ZYSA) serves more than 1,500 players, including travel, academy, rec and rec+ programs, ranging in age from 7 to 18 in central Indiana. ZYSA strives to develop the complete player -- tactical and technical skill, teamwork and sportsmanship, and a passion for the game. Our teams are competitive in their respective leagues (including MRL), but that is an outcome of training on fundamentals and instilling respect for the game and those play / coach / officiate it.

The next ZYSA Director of Coaching will exemplify the Club’s commitment to quality, integrity and positive energy. S/he will cultivate, develop and manage a top-notch crew of coaches whose impact and approach are consistent with the Club’s objectives. S/he will oversee player development and team formation, implement (and improve) ZYSA’s coaching curriculum and will lead by example. The four primary areas of responsibility are:

Coaching Development

  • Recruit and Develop Travel Coaches
    • Help them plan and implement sessions
    • Design a continuing education plan for all club coaches
    • Assist coaches in creating seasonal plans
    • Help bring state coaching licensing courses to ZYSA
    • Conduct coaching clinics for Travel coaches on a regular basis.
  • Bring experts such as state, regional and national staff coaches to present clinics.
  • Design an evaluation / feedback process that guides coaches in how and when to provide feedback to the players.
  • Provide annual coaches’ reviews
     

Player Development

  • Take active role in the assessment and development of individual players
    • Collaborate with coaches, parents, ZYSA Executive Director
    • Work closely with Travel Committee and ZYSA Executive Director to strengthen relationships with ID camps and college programs
    • Create a college recruiting information program
    • Alert State and regional staff of potential players in your club
  • Assist Rec / Rec + Director in executing vision for recreational program
  • Design training priorities per age group.
  • Organize supplementary skill clinics and camps.
  • Summer Camp Director – Design and Supervise ZYSA’s summer camps
     

Parent Outreach

  • Design a Parent education program
  • Bring referee instructors to educate coaches and parents.
  • Bring in experts in other fields; Health, Concussions, Sports Science, nutrition fitness etc.
  • Design / update parents code of conduct
  • Educate players and parents about other playing opportunities beyond the club such as ODP, and encourage the best players to try out for ODP
     

Administration

  • Report to the ZYSA Executive Director; attend staff and Board of Director meetings
  • Design / update coaches’ and players’ codes of conduct
  • Design / update players’ code of conduct
  • Yearly Travel Budget projections (first draft)
  • Design and oversee club tryouts (including yearly Informational meetings)
  • Promote the club within the community.
  • Represent the club at state, regional, national, and international workshops, clinics, education courses. 
  • Supervise Registration of Academy and Travel Players
  • Supervise roster changes and player movement
  • Attend State, Challenge, and Presidents Cups games
  • Supervise the Summer Camp scheduling and communication process
  • Run ZYSA Staff and Travel Committee meetings as needed
  • Supervise the Uniforms selection process

 

The DOC job description is not limited to this document.  The day-to-day demands of this role vary routinely and ZYSA expects the Director of Coaching will be flexible and able to adjust to the fluid demands of the role. Interest and materials should be sent to Mike Bandick, ZYSA Board of Directors Executive Committee, at mike.bandick@gmail.com.

 


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DIRECTOR OF COACHING AND PLAYER DEVELOPMENT


REV Soccer Club is based in the Minneapolis/St Paul area and serves more than 1,200 players including travel, (academy and competitive) and rec ranging in age from 5 to 19.  REV’s mission is to provide a fun, challenging and developmental environment for our youth to enhance their love, knowledge and skill in the game of soccer.  Our goal at REV is to provide our members with the highest quality coaches and trainers offering young players the opportunity to play at a level consistent with their ability and commitment. REV currently participates in MRL, local MYSA leagues as well as various other leagues. 

Summary 

The Director of Coaching and Player Development is the leader of all soccer operations within REV, including all teams and recreational/youth programs.  The position is responsible for the strategic planning and budgeting of all programs, coach management/evaluation and team formation process for all teams.  All aspects of this role should be completed while maintaining focus of the clubs existing mission, vision and goals. The position is responsible for creating and implementing the coaching development and continuous coaching education for all coaches. The position is also responsible for creating and implementing training curriculum for all ages and levels of play within the club. The position is restricted from performing similar duties for other clubs or organizations.   

Essential Duties & Responsbilities

  • Create, implement and manage resources for training curriculum for all programs/teams in the Club.
    • Evaluate effectiveness of training programs and report outcomes to the Executive Director/Board of Directors.
  • Create and implement coach and staff development curriculum for all coaches in the club.
    • evaluate effectiveness of development program and report outcomes to Executive Director/Board of Director.
  • Develop, monitor and report on club coaching performance against documented  standards and expectations.
  • Facilitate coach education programming and work with all coaches to determine appropriate plan for continuing education. 
  • Manage day to day coach operations.
    • responsible for all coach inquiries
    • recruit and retain top level coaches
    • assist coaches in creating seasonal plans for their team’s development
  • Oversee player development and create a curriculum and player development plans for all teams and ages.
  • Perform annual coach evaluations.
    • Measure coaches’ performance through coach survey, observation and input from REV staff. Tabulate and communicate feedback to coaches.
  • Create and execute strategic plan and operating budget for the Club in collaboration with the Executive Director.
  • Lead team formation processes.
    • Decide how many teams the Club will form for each season and who will coach teams.
    • Provide input on estimated team/player costs and amount of training time required/expected for each team.
    • Collect coaches’ data on current players.
    • Adequately staff all team formation sessions.
    • Integrate and resolve year-end player rankings with team formation ratings. Consult with coaches on individual players when necessary.
    • Lead evaluations and final player placements and teams.
    • Respond to player/parent inquiries regarding individual placements.
  • Primary contact in mitigating and resolving soccer issues.
  • Update the Executive Director and Board of Directors on programs, teams, etc with metric based measurements and objectives. To include league strategy (DA, ECNL, MRL State, and other Leagues that may be available player development avenues for REV SC teams and players.
  • Determine appropriate organization structure of soccer staff and implement a budget to execute, manage and monitor the plan, with oversight and approval from the Executive Director and Board of Directors.
  • Provide college recruiting education to the club members and coaches.
    • organize college recruiting education seminar for club parents and players
  • Coach no more than one (1) team per season
     

Qualifications

Licenses:  Coaching license of a B or higher – (or hold a C license and in the process of earning a B)

Experience: This position requires 3 years of experience in a related position.  Proper Licenses and education and successful experience as a coach, trainer and a director in a soccer club

Skills:

  • Highly detailed oriented and ability to produce accurate results
  • Management skills – ability to hold people accountable for the efforts and actions.
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong people skills
  • Excellent prioritization, organizational and problem solving skills
  • Strong conflict resolution skills
  • Team player with the ability to collaborate
  • Organizational leadership and team development, ability to build a team; putting people in the best position to succeed.
  • Strong emphasis on development of successful ‘player pathway’ from recreation through academy (high performance).
  • Adept at utilizing web based applications for registration, team management, resource management and club organization.
     

Relationships

  • Reports to Board of Directors/Executive Director
  • Works closely with All Staff members
  • Works with Shattuck-St Mary’s staff and DA representatives
  • Works with Board of Directors and Volunteer committees
  • Works with team coaches, managers and parents
     

Interested parties should send their cover letter and resume to Lisa Wolf, Executive Director, REV Soccer Club at admin@revsoccer.org.

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