Major League Soccer

Sr. Coordinator, Coaching Education and Performance (Player Development)

Job Locations US-NY-New York
ID
2022-1816
# of Openings
1
Category
Player Development

Overview

Reports To

Vice President & Technical Director, Player Development


Position Summary

MLS (Major League Soccer) Player Development Senior Coordinator will help aid MLS initiatives to further build and improve upon player development in North America. The position within the Player Development Department will support and coordinate all aspects of coaching education and performance.

 

Responsibilities

  • Facilitate, organize, and coordinate MLS Coaching Education programs across MLS Player Development properties including but not limited to Elite Formation Coaching License, MLS Next and other Player Development initiatives related to performance
  • Deliver and operate as liaison for MLS Coaching Education courses designed in collaboration with partners based domestically as well as those international (i.e., USSF).
  • Administer mentoring programs to support those committed in coaching coursework.
  • Support MLS Player Development in database design and management with emphasis in tracking of coaching licensing and education specifications.
  • Support process of evaluating prospective and existing MLS NEXT coaches.
  • Helps lead and manage homegrown player list.
  • Participate in MLS identification and scouting initiatives.
  • Support process of evaluating MLS NEXT clubs and standards.
  • Coordinate with MLS, Soccer United Marketing, and MLS NEXT to support coaching education initiatives and provide general assistance at related events.
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 3+ years of relevant experience

Required Skills

  • USSF A/B license or international equivalent (instructor license preferred)
  • Experience in Coaching Education and/or Education
  • Experience in coaching within North America or abroad
  • Proficiency in IT platform dedicated to online teaching
  • High-level commitment to a high-quality work product and organizational ethics, integrity, and compliance
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing
  • Commitment to building positive team environments, and to working effectively within such teams
  • High attention to detail with the ability to multi-task and meet timelines
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced collaborative environment
  • Demonstrated decision making and problem-solving skills
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Ability to travel and to work non-traditional hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays

Desired Skills

  • Knowledge and interest in Major League Soccer and player development
  • Knowledge of video content collection and editing is a plus
  • Knowledge of additional languages is a plus

Total Rewards

Starting Base Salary: $58,500 – $65,000. MLS/SUM base salaries are contingent upon several factors including individual qualifications, market financials, and operational business needs.

We are committed to providing a Total Rewards package that attracts, supports, engages, and retains talent through the following:

  • Benefits – comprehensive and competitive medical, dental, and vision benefits, as well as a suite of programs to promote well-being including a $500 Wellness Reimbursement. A generous PTO offering, and hybrid Office/Remote Work Schedule are also offered to promote Work-Life balance.
  • Career & Professional Development – on the job training, feedback, and on-going educational opportunities to continue your personal and professional development.
  • Employee Engagement – office perks, discounts and employee events that go “beyond the traditional paycheck” to make you feel a part of our team and inspire you to elevate the Game.

 

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

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