A non-profit soccer organization in the northwest suburbs of Chicago is accepting applications for the position of Director of Coaching (DOC). Our club fields boys’ and girls’ teams from ages U8 to U18 that compete in the regional YSSL and IWSL leagues. Working in conjunction with the club’s Board of Directors, the DOC is primarily responsible for overseeing day-to-day soccer operations, implementing a comprehensive player development strategy, rostering teams that will compete at appropriately high levels, representing club in all league matters, and representing club at various community events.
The ideal candidate will possess the ability to think and plan strategically and practically to convert the club’s visions into reality. Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to, implementing an age appropriate training curriculum; recruiting, leading, and retaining top-level coaches; fostering skill development and a positive environment throughout the club; setting and achieving training goals for teams; leading coaching educational training sessions for travel and recreational coaches; ensuring completion and distribution of player evaluations on a seasonal basis; organizing unique training, promotional, and marketing events; and growing the enrollment of recreational and premier soccer programs. Candidates should possess exceptional inclusive leadership and management skills; outstanding organizational skills and a working knowledge of club soccer operations and administration; excellent verbal and written communication skills; and premier level coaching and playing experience.
Associates Degree related to athletics; Bachelor Degree preferred.
USSF “B” license at minimum; USSF “A” license preferred.
At minimum, three (3) years of youth coaching experience; National Youth license preferred.
Coaching assigned teams (2 teams, at minimum).
Attendance at monthly Board Meetings and on-going communication with Board members to advise on all soccer and club related issues.
Experience with developing players to succeed at the college level, knowledge of the college recruiting process, and having an extensive network of college-level contacts.
Knowledge of and compliance with institutional, conference and YSSL and IWSL rules.
Additional Salary Information: Salary range is based on experience; successful candidate will be subject to a background check prior to employment.