The Executive Director will focus on developing the mission and vision of the organization, as well as drive each department head to push towards the vision. The Director will develop and manage the organization’s budget and work with the Assistant Director of Member Services to oversee all HR & payroll functions. The Executive Director regularly reports back to the OFA Board and serves as their main point of contact. They will work with each Assistant Director to develop revenue generating initiatives and actively seek grants and community donors. The Executive Director will also focus on community outreach, advocating and representing youth soccer in Southern Oregon, and building relationships & benchmarking with other soccer clubs, recreation facilities and programs, and leagues. The Executive Director will oversee all Assistant Director performance, development, and evaluations.
Recommend development of existing and new recreation programs, services, and facilities to benefit community needs and wants; directs the development, implementation, administration, and evaluation of all programs and services
Oversee the Department of Member Services, Department of Operations & Facilities, and the Department of Coaching Education and Player Development
Participate as an engaged liaison to the Board of Directors
Coordinate the planning and initiation of facility improvements
Provide management, leadership, and insight to ensure quality facilities and programs
Develop and administer sound risk management practices for all operating units
Direct the development and review of policies and procedures to ensure consistency throughout OFA, as well as participate in state and national level youth soccer policy making bodies
Develop and implement a strategic plan outlining short-term and long-term goals, objectives, and action plans
Identify and initiate the process to assess and analyze programs and functions in order to ensure consistency with stated goals and objectives associated with the mission and strategic plan
Prepare the program budget; assist in budget implementation; participate in the forecast of additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; administer the approved budget
Develop, implement, and administer sound fiscal policy for all operating units
Management of substantial budget and overall financial authority of Oregon Futbol Academy
Develop and maintain sources of revenue relating to facility and program needs
Seek, develop, propose and justify grants in relation to facilities, programs, and services
Review and approve priorities and needs for equipment purchases
Report annual budget and subsequent changes and needs to the Board of Directors
Club and Community Public Relations
Develop formal and informal communication systems to foster and open an effective working relationship with club staff and the larger OFA community
Collaborate with community partners to advance OFA programs and facilities in the state of Oregon
Develop positive rapport and communication with local high school personnel and athletic directors
Oversee the development of marketing initiatives and strategies for increasing facility and program usage
Serve as an advocate for recreational needs and programs within the southern Oregon community
Serve as a resource to local recreation organizations and the Board in matters related to OFA facilities, programs, and services
Serve on local committees and state level, recreation or youth sport focused committees
Oversee the hiring, training, supervision, and performance evaluation, take corrective action, assign and schedule work, and act upon leave requests of Assistant Directors
Direct supervision, support, and mentorship of Assistant Directors & appropriate administrative staff. Indirect supervision, support, and mentorship of other OFA staff members, community members, players and volunteers, to include coaches
Ensure a safe and quality working environment for all employees
Actively engage in recruitment and hiring new employees
Clearly define performance expectations, ensure accountability, and provide ongoing informal feedback, coaching, and mentoring (conducts formal performance evaluations)
Ensure employees have necessary resources
Promote professional development opportunities
Develop and foster supportive working relationships, motivation and engagement
Communicate information to staff on an ongoing basis to influence staff engagement and to be a part of a larger Grants Pass community
Adjust leadership style as needed to achieve results
Other duties as assigned and as identified
Passion for the sport of soccer and working with youth
Pass a thorough background check and obtain CPR certification within 30 days of hire
Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation Administration, Sports Management, Physical Education, Higher Education Administration, or related field and significant experience with progressively increasing responsibility in the management of recreation programs and facilities
Demonstrated experience in preparation of budgets and the financial management of multiple entities
Demonstrated experience in the total development (design, staffing, budgeting, and marketing), implementation, and evaluation of an integrated and comprehensive recreational and fitness programs and services to a diverse community
Strong commitment to customer service
Experience in the development of short and long-range plans for financial and programmatic improvements
Risk management knowledge and experience as related to youth soccer, recreational facilities and programs, and the service industry
Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills
OR applicable combination of education and/or experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the essential functions of the position
Master’s Degree in Recreation Administration, Sports Management, Physical Education, Higher Education Administration, Organizational Leadership or related field
Strong commitment to non-profit, community focused development and experience working with advisory boards
Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusivity
Additional professional certifications and development within the recreation and/or soccer field
Experience using software associated with recreation programs
Accountability/Dependability: Accepts responsibility for quality of own work; acknowledges and corrects mistakes. Shows up on time, meets standards, deadlines and work schedules.
Judgement: Makes timely, informed decisions. Analyzes options and determines appropriate course of action.
Teamwork: Promotes cooperation and mutual support to achieve goals. Encourages participation and mutual support.
Adaptability/Flexibility: Responds positively to changing business needs and responsibilities. Adapts approach and methods to achieve results; recovers quickly from setbacks and finds alternatives.
Commitment to Diversity: Recognizes the value of diversity and helps create environment that supports and embraces diversity.
Additional Salary Information: Salary: $65,000-$80,000 annually; commensurate with experience
Schedule/Appointment: Monday - Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm (1 hour lunch), may require some nights and weekends
Working Conditions: Work is most often performed in an indoor office setting with frequent in-person interactions. Work is also performed outdoors, on fields, sometimes in hot, sunny, cold, wet, and/or snowy conditions. It is essential to be able to remain at a desk/computer work station for prolonged periods of time, perform extensive data entry and other computer-related tasks and create/maintain filing systems for departmental records. Some evening or weekend work and/or occasional travel may be required.
Benefits: OFA offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental insurance, along with vacation and sick leave plans.
About Oregon Futbol Academy
The mission of OFA is to develop our youth into skillful, intelligent, creative, self-confident, and
high-performing soccer players who can participate and compete at the highest levels possible.
To accomplish our mission, OFA is dedicated to providing the highest quality coach/player
instruction, through the utilization of professional coaching education, the latest generation
player development training techniques, and by incorporating scientifically-based, age-specific
curriculum, to cultivate premier level players.
OFA is “Fearless” in overcoming challenges.
OFA is “Relentless” in pursuing excellence.
OFA is “Limitless” in fostering potential.
OFA Commitment to Community
OFA is committed to acting as a responsible member of our community, focused on
development and education of youth. By opening the OFA facility year round to players and
families, OFA is committed to supplementing multiple sport development opportunities.
Players are encouraged to participate in a variety of school activities, including more than one
sport during the school year. Coaches, staff, and board members actively support families and
players in maki...ng decisions that support their long term health and development. The OFA
facility will provide our community’s athletes with a dedicated space to work on skill
development, conditioning, and overall athletic improvement. We believe that sport
development and education of all kinds is an important part of raising well-rounded individuals.
OFA Player Development Philosophy
OFA has a player-centric approach based on the premise of seeking and meeting long-term
objectives rather than obtaining short-term results such as winning. We have established
coaching protocols that specifically focus on the technical development of the individual player
to enhance their technical proficiency to the point of ensuring technical superiority. In essence,
the focal point has shifted from the idea of winning/success (e.g. team-centric approach) to the
idea that true player development is far more important in the long-run and that we should not
worry about short-span outcomes (i.e. winning/team success) at the younger age-groups (U7-
Once an individual player has mastered the technical components necessary to perform at the
highest levels of technical competency, the focus changes more toward an environment where
simple to advanced tactical concepts are introduced and broadened. This is not to say that the
technical mechanisms of the game are ignored but rather the focus leans more toward
instructing teams on how to play as a unit; subject matter that becomes more paramount as we
get further down the chain of overall player development. This type of training usually
constitutes small groups (e.g. 4v4, 5v5, 6v6) to larger team orientations where coaches focus on
the key principles of play within certain phases of the game (e.g. 7v7, 9v9 and/or 11v11).
Furthermore, competitive elements are introduced and heightened to show players what it
takes to fully engage and truly contend within the context of a soccer match (U13-U19).
OFA Philosophical Pillars – Play the OFA Way!
Attitude: Be positive toward others. Be dedicated in becoming the best you can be, on and off
the field. Choose to lead, not follow. Be the example that everyone looks up to (i.e., talk is
cheap). Set the standard for all those who are around you.
Education: Be a student of the game. Learn to understand and appreciate all the
mechanical/physical requirements to become a capable technical player. Be able to identify
and comprehend systems and styles of play to better position oneself for greater individual
and, ultimately, team achievement. Most importantly, do your homework!
Leadership: Be a purposeful leader in the face of challenge, adversity, and conflict. Look to
find solutions. Focus on “what is right” rather than “who is right.”
Respect: Be respectful toward others. Demonstrate the highest level of deference toward
opponents, teammates, coaches, parents, spectators and referees.
Team Building: Be a team player by being the significant difference to your team’s overall
performance and success.
Work-Ethic/Work- Rate: Be willing to outwork everyone, even your own teammates.
Remember, “the harder you work, the luckier you become.”
1. Develop players with superior technical aptitude/skill.
2. Create players with advanced tactical capability/awareness.
3. Establish a player’s ability to properly function within a team, and for a team.
4. Generate a culture of respect and sportsmanship.
5. Motivate players to achieve on the field, in the classroom, and within the family unit to
become outstanding contributors to their respective communities.