Director of Soccer Operations
Calgary South West United
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Job Role Summary
|Job Title||Director of Soccer Operations|
|Location||Calgary, Canada, North America|
|Function||Board & Executive — Boardroom/Director|
|Employment Terms||Permanent, Full Time|
|Closing Date||Closing date and time for applications passed|
Job Role Details
SWU began in 2003 when communities in South West Calgary formed a cooperative to provide a more comprehensive soccer program and improve the development opportunities for our players. From the beginning, our emphasis has been player development with a strong focus on individual technical skills. We offer boys and girls programs ranging from U3 – U19 and we are in the process of building a stronger relationship with the Callies Soccer Club for adult programming. The 2003 collaboration of Shawnee, Cedar Ridge, Fish Creek and South Four communities forming CSWU has grown significantly and, as of March 15, 2018, we have started training at our own indoor soccer facility. CSWU's extensive membership and our own indoor Soccer Center have afforded us an optimistic and positive future and we look forward to continuing our strong participation in the Canadian soccer community.
Overview of Qualifications
The successful candidate will, at minimum, possess the following skills, qualifications, and prerequisites:
• National B License or International equivalent, with National A license preferred
• Preference given to individuals with post-secondary education; degree or diploma
• Experience in directly hiring, managing, mentoring and motivating highly-qualified, elite coaching personnel
• Experience managing technical budgets and associated cost management and reporting
• Experience and understanding within the Canadian Usport and/or NCAA systems
• An ability to think and plan strategically, and effectively link technical planning with broader Club goals and strategic intent
• Strong communications skills and an ability to convey technical planning to non-technical Club stakeholders, including the parents of players
• A team player, with an ability to operate as part of an integrated multi-functional management team
• Hold a valid driver's license
• Up to date criminal record and background check required
Compensation will be commensurate with experience. Interested candidates should forward their resume,salary expectations, and references to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Director of Soccer Operation reports to the President and works collaboratively with the CSWUBoard of Directors The DSO is responsible for:
• Liaising with CSWU administrative staffo CSWU player & parent community of CMSA as CSWU representativeo Calgary soccer club so Alberta Soccer & Canada Soccero
Community partners & stakeholders
• Technical Leadership• Formal Player & Coach Program Plans
• Coach Development - staff and volunteer development pathways
• Player Development - documentation, education and execution
• Creating a player development pathway
• Budget Management
• Manage full and part time training staff
• Create a High Performance, elite, year-round technical program
• Member Relations & Communication
• Meeting or exceeding Board mandated performance metrics
• Club Growth and Inspiration
Knowledge and Experience
• A belief that youth coaches and youth soccer clubs play a fundamental role in the development of soccer in the country• Knowledge of and support for the Canada Soccer Pathway (LTPD) model
• A proven track record of success in the development of large youth soccer programs at every level
• Knowledge of the Canadian soccer landscape, and the challenges and opportunities it presents to player development
• Knowledge of elite player development systems and how they differ and integrate with community sport programs.
Technical program development
u25cf Build on the Club's existing player development program base and improve program quality,delivery and communication
u25cf Maintain procedures for monitoring and evaluating the progress of the Technical Development Plan including player retention, transition and promotion
u25cf Development of specialized programs such as Keeper training, fitness, sport science, skillscamps, etc.
u25cf Ensure that the established CSWU style of play is implemented into Technical programming
u25cf Coaches are mentored on supporting and promoting a highly-skilled/technical possession style of play
u25cf Develop and establish an elite player plan and pathway that will incorporate a High Performance Training Center
u25cf Establish structured program quality management initiatives including in-season player evaluations and try-outs.
u25cf Create a culture of ongoing coach education through annual planning and hosting of agespecific LTPD Coaching Community & Licensing Streams in accordance with the CSA Coach Education Pathwayu25cf Support and guide the development of Club-wide curriculums for all age groups, including the development of an online technical library
u25cf Build partnerships with external technical service providers to create a fully integrated onand off field coach and player development program Budget Management
u25cf Be responsible for the Club's overall technical budget including Academy, Grassroots and Community programs
u25cf Work with the Executive Director, administration staff and CSWU Board to manage related costs
u25cf Directly manage the technical staff budget dedicated to coaching and administrative personnel in the Club's technical department and associated programs and teams Reporting
u25cf Provide the Board with monthly technical reports for inclusion in monthly management reporting
u25cf Provide an annual review and budget recommendations for the following year
u25cf Contribute as part of the Club's staff management team to meeting and reporting requirements of the Club's Board of Directors and its Technical Committee
More About CSWU
To ensure that boys and girls of all ages and abilities have equal access to the game of soccer. To inspire them to technically develop their game through a focus on individual success and personal growth rather than winning at all cost. To become the soccer club of choice for players of all levels and abilities.To develop and support a life long love for the game.
• We believe that the development of both male and female players is equally important.
• We believe that financial, social and cultural barriers should never stand in the way of player development. As an outcome, we are committed to working with families to remove these barriers.
• We believe that although team success is important, individual development of young athletes both on and off the field is the most valuable take away for all our players.
• We respect and appreciate the dedication of all age groups and divisions equally.
• We believe in and promote a highly technical "possession" style of play, which has been the hallmark of our top teams. Our goal for all teams and players at all levels within CSWU is to play this style of soccer.
• We create opportunities for players to continue soccer at the Men's, Women's, Collegiate,University and Professional levels. We work with other Clubs and organizations in Calgary and elsewhere, where appropriate, to advance individual and team development.
• We endeavor to promote a culture at SWU where all players, parents and coaches believe that Club comes first – players play for the Club and on a team. We additionally endeavor to provide a variety of programming suitable for all players.
• Our player development process includes transparent practices which promote the inclusion of
Anti-Discrimination and Equal Opportunities
Calgary South West United is committed to eliminating discrimination whether by reason of gender, sexual orientation, race, nationality, ethnic origin, colour, religion or ability and to encourage equal opportunities.