Sporting Kansas City is seeking a driven and ambitious individual with effective communication and leadership qualities to manage all aspects of our internal youth leagues and tournaments for its Coordinator, Competitions position. This individual will be responsible for creating exceptional experiences on and off the field by providing a high level of customer service and organization for our members, families, and players. This is a full-time position that will directly report to the Director, Youth Business Development, and work closely with the Coordinator, Competitions (Adult Leagues & Tournaments).
Manage all aspects of the recreation leagues, including but not limited to practice and game schedules, field set-up, roster management, league rules and hiring volunteer coaches.
Perform on-site management duties during game dates (weekdays and weekends).
Development and implementation of the league marketing plans.
Administer and enforce polices established by the Sporting Youth Soccer department.
Weekly communication during fall and spring seasons to members, coaches, referees, and volunteers.
Develop relationships will local public and private elementary schools, preschools, etc.
Integrate and communicate with internal departments – corporate partnerships, marketing, ticket sales, youth soccer, and Sporting Fields + Athletics.
Manage and execute all tournaments, ensuring a world-class environment that supports player, coach, & referee development, while delivering a fun & memorable experience for all attendees.
Create and execute marketing plan to drive tournament participation.
Effectively manage tournament budgets.
Assist in creating the yearlong calendar of competitions.
Strong leadership, organizational, communications, 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 and goal driven.
Ability to handle sensitive, confidential situations and information.
Exceptional customer service
Confident in speaking with coaches and making cold calls.
Professional appearance and attitude, demonstrating poise, tact, and diplomacy.
Skills and Experience
Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Sports Management, Marketing, or another related field required.
Minimum 1-2 years of experience managing youth sport leagues.
General understanding of Kansas City’s youth soccer landscape and youth clubs.
Awareness of youth league trends and developments.
Experience managing and administering youth sport events.
Demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Calendar.
Experience with SportsEngine and HTG preferred.
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.
About Sporting KC Youth Soccer
About Our Club
Sporting Kansas City was unveiled as one of the 10 charter members of Major League Soccer on June 6, 1995. Known as the Kansas City Wiz during the inaugural 1996 season and the Kansas City Wizards from 1997-2010, the club reached an early peak at the turn of the century when it won the 2000 MLS Cup and Supporters’ Shield title. On Aug. 31, 2006, a team of Kansas City entrepreneurs ushered in a new era by purchasing the club from founder Lamar Hunt and the Hunt Sports Group. Under the guidance of the new Sporting Club ownership group—comprised of Neal Patterson and Cliff Illig, two of the founders of healthcare software pioneer company Cerner Corporation, along with Pat Curran, Greg Maday and Robb Heineman—Kansas City’s professional soccer club rebranded from the Wizards to Sporting Kansas City in 2010 and moved into world-class Children’s Mercy Park the following year, setting the stage for a transformational decade of excellence.
In addition to winning two MLS Cups (2000, 2013) and four Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cups (2004, 2012, 2015, 2017), Sporting Kansas City has opened world-class facilities such as Swope Soccer Village, Children's Mercy Park, Wyandotte Sporti...ng Fields and Pinnacle while investing in the Sporting KC Academy and Sporting Kansas City II for developing local youth into homegrown talent.
At Sporting Kansas City, we continually strive to win championships, deliver a world-class product on and off the field, create the finest fan experience in sports, create meaningful connections with the community and innovate in all that we do.
Sporting Kansas City is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all associates.