The Director of Coaching (DoC) is focused primarily on creating consistent and meaningful connections with the coaching staff with the goal of assisting them to move forward in their coaching education, training and knowledge. An effective DoC is capable of leading coaches through the process of not just understanding how to break down the game in order to teach it to young players, but the importance of connection and mentorship to those players as well. The DoC must be capable of looking at the micro, mezzo and macro aspects of coaching and then helping coaches to recognize these aspects as well. We have all volunteer coaches with historically high turnover. This position would require the ability to be flexible and creative in working with new coaches on a regular basis. The ideal candidate is someone who recognizes and is passionate about the innovative ways that PCFC is operating within the pay-to-play system. This is a unique opportunity to be a leader inside an organization that is working to disrupt the exclusionary, elite status quo of competitive soccer.
Compensation: We are able to offer a small monthly stipend currently for the position, depending on experience. We are in the process of creating a long-term sustainable funding structure to make this a part-time/full-time, paid position. We highly value the skill and time for anyone applying for this position and we are also a small organization with a limited budget.
EXAMPLE OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
● Uphold and instill the club values of Community, Inclusion, Whole Family Approach
● Create a positive and encouraging environment for all coaches
● Design and implement a comprehensive, sustainable coaching education curriculum
● Provide new and useful ideas/skills for coaches to implement
● Conduct annual reviews of coaching performance
● Oversee and manage multiple coaches at one time
● Frequent, consistent and clear communication with coaches, parents and players
● Assist in new coach recruitment
● Manage and problem solve individual coach needs with professionalism and collaborative problem solving
● Work directly and effectively with the Executive Director, Program Director and other key staff
● Attend at minimum one practice each week to oversee coaches
● Preferred advanced coaching license (USSF level ‘D’ or higher, or equivalent)
● We highly encourage members of communities of color, LGBTQ+, and historically marginalized communities to apply
● At least 1 year in a management position, preferably in a sports-related field
● Clear, direct and effective communication skills
● The ability to adapt to individual coach needs and team needs
● A good sense of humor and the ability to learn from your mistakes
● Preferred experience working with low-income and marginalized communities
The Director of Coaching (DoC) is focused primarily on creating consistent and meaningful connections with the coaching staff with the goal of assisting them to move forward in their coaching education, training…
Cully Park is our central location for all practices and many games. Most of the in-person work will be done at this location.