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Athlete Management/Coaching: Team Administration/Operations
Registration Coordinator - United States Soccer Federation (Chicago, IL)

Brief Narrative Overview

This position will assist in the day-to-day operations of the U.S. Soccer Registration Department.  The Coordinator will develop in-depth knowledge of FIFA regulations concerning the registration and international transfer of players.  Due to the high volume of registration requests and inquiries, this role requires exceptional customer service and multi-tasking abilities.  In working with our affiliated amateur and professional leagues, the Coordinator is required to effectively execute a variety of different tasks with strict deadlines.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Serve as the primary contact for amateur player international clearances for all affiliated leagues and teams
  • Process amateur international clearances for amateur players and provide approvals for registrations, per FIFA regulations
  • Provide customer service in answering incoming e-mails and calls regarding player registration and compliance issues
  • Develop informational presentations for membership on player registration and compliance policies, including FIFA regulations and U.S. Soccer procedures on international clearance
  • Assist with the registrations for the U.S. Soccer Development Academy, approving players and staff per league guidelines
  • Aid in reviewing and verifying rosters for affiliated teams participating in national adult soccer tournaments, specifically the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup
  • Assist with professional player registration for MLS, NASL, USL PRO, and the NWSL, including review of player contracts, communicating approved registrations accordingly, and processing international player transfers
  • Perform various administrative duties for the department, such as data entry and filing
  • Assist with other Federation tasks and events as needed (Annual General Meeting, National Team matches, etc.)

Education, Work Experience, Special Skills/Knowledge Required

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required
  • Exceptional attention to detail and ability to multi-task
  • Strong organizational skills
  • General knowledge of the sport of soccer is preferred
  • Bachelor’s Degree required

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Athlete Management/Coaching: Official
Director of Referee Programs - United States Soccer Federation (Chicago, IL)

U.S. Soccer Overview

U.S. Soccer is the National Governing Body for the sport of soccer in the United States. Its mission is to make soccer, in all its forms, a preeminent sport in the United States and lead and guide the development of soccer at all levels.  U.S. Soccer operates across the spectrum of the sport from the National Teams to entry level coaching and refereeing education. 

Position Overview

The Director of Referee Programs will be responsible for managing all aspects of the U.S. Soccer Referee Department operations from administrative to technical to achieve the strategic objectives of the department. While the position is administrative in nature, it requires a strong understanding of both soccer and refereeing.

In order to perform the primary duties and functions, this position requires someone who is highly organized, has the ability to communicate effectively in writing and as a public speaker and is able to provide solutions in a fair and firm manner.  It is also expected that the person in this position will work to incorporate new ideas to increase efficiency and productivity (organizational processes, new technology, financial expenditures, etc.).  This position is responsible for ensuring the Referee Department exhibits a high-degree of professionalism, maintains a customer service mentality and communicates consistently and transparently with membership. 

Primary Duties

  • Manage the department’s 3 administrative and 7 technical staff.  These are full-time, part-time and contract employees, some of whom work remotely.
  • Responsible for planning, production and distribution of training content for officials, instructors, assignors and assessors of all levels.
  • Create and maintain positive working relationships with 55 State Referee Associations and other areas of U.S. Soccer’s membership.
  • Supervise event assignments for instructors, assessors and mentors (over 450 assignments per year).
  • Manage and direct referee programs in support of player development including the Development Academy.
  • Manage and lead the Referee Program’s communication efforts (web and social) and make presentations at various U.S. Soccer and membership events.
  • Communicate with FIFA and CONCACAF in support of international referee initiatives and the assignment of National Team games.
  • Plan and monitor all financial aspects of the referee program (responsible for the P&L of the Department).
  • Additional duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Minimum of 5-10 years’ experience, preferably in sport/athletic administration
  • Experience working in fast-paced and demanding environments
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Effective and strong communication to different and distinct audiences
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • History of working with deadlines
  • Comfort and confidence as a public speaker
  • Ability to be flexible and use compromise when resolving issues
  • Can analyze data (performance and financial) and translate analysis to action
  • Knowledge of soccer and refereeing is strongly preferred and an advantage
  • Full-time position, minimum 40 hour work week
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs
  • Travel required

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Athlete Management/Coaching: Team Administration/Operations
Development Academy Coordinator (League Scheduling and Operations) - United States Soccer Federation (Chicago, IL)

U.S. Soccer Overview

U.S. Soccer, a non-profit organization, is the National Governing Body for the sport of soccer in the United States. Its mission is to make soccer, in all its forms, a preeminent sport in the United States and to continue the development of soccer at all levels.


Coordinate all aspects of the Development Academy league scheduling, game reporting, registration and assist with logistical operations. Serve as the main scheduling and registration point of contact for Development Academy (DA) clubs, coaches and administrative personnel.  Create processes and initiatives that directly impact the league operation and assist in the development of world-class players and clubs. This position will work closely with the Coordinator of Development Academy Program Operations to assist with compliance of all DA rules and regulations.


•Work effectively with DA Program Operations Coordinator to ensure efficient management of scheduling and operations that maximizes meaningful competition and develops world-class players and clubs

•Build and maintain a relationship with the DA Registration and Coaching Coordinators to ensure all players, coaches and staff are properly registered and manage their eligibility for competition

•Assist with development of policies and procedures that improve league scheduling and operations

•Collaborate with DA Technical Coordinator to ensure scheduling is designed to maximize scouting opportunities for U.S. Soccer Technical Advisors and Scouts

•Work with DA League Coordinators during pre-event operations to create a schedule that maximizes value

•Serve as league scheduling point of contact on site at all DA events

•Manage scheduling with the DA Referee Coordinator to ensure appropriate assignments and coverage

•Knowledge of and ability to use new technology to assist with scheduling and reporting that increases accuracy and efficiency, reduces resources (time and money), and improves data collection


Ideal employee is committed, driven, proactive, accepts responsibility and creates avenues to assist with the development of world-class players.

Must have a strong background in operations and logistics, preferably operation/management of sport leagues and/or events. Ability to analyze goals and big picture ideas and scale to a weekly operation for multiple teams and groups. Must possess strong interpersonal skills and take a customer service approach and demeanor to fulfill goals of the league while satisfying all parties. Strong oral and written communication skills are essential to the success of this position. Proficient with Microsoft Office and website database management technology.

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Ability to prioritize and manage different projects simultaneously
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Strong understanding of the U.S. Soccer Federation and the soccer landscape
  • Full-time position, minimum 40 hour work week
  • Travel required
  • Perform other assignments as directed by key U.S. Soccer personnel

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Athlete Management/Coaching: Team Administration/Operations
Senior Manager, Coaching Education Program - US Lacrosse (Baltimore, MD)

US Lacrosse, the national governing body of lacrosse, announces an opening for a Senior Manager, Coaching Education Program working as part of our Lacrosse Operations team. If you’re looking for a dynamic atmosphere surrounded by supportive, fun and passionate co-workers, then US Lacrosse is the place to be.

About US Lacrosse:
US Lacrosse, a 501(c) (3) nonprofit association is the national governing body of lacrosse. The organization has over 425,000 individual members within 67 regional chapters throughout the country and employs a national staff of more than 80 at its Baltimore headquarters. US Lacrosse provides a leadership role in virtually every aspect of the sport throughout the United States, and offers numerous programs and services to its national membership and more than one million lacrosse enthusiasts throughout the country.

General Description:

Responsible for the overall delivery and integrity of the US Lacrosse education, training, recruitment and retention programs for coaches. Oversees the operations of the US Lacrosse Coaching Education Program and is responsible for the effective implementation, delivery, growth, and administration of the program and its related components.  Also leads CEP staff and guides priorities for content and curriculum development for new and existing program components as identified by the education and training department. 

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Primary leader of the US Lacrosse CEP.

  • Oversees all aspects of the US Lacrosse CEP, including online courses, nationwide instructional clinics and training events, and multi-level certification programs.

  • Develops short and long term plans for program evolution, scalability, and growth; carries out implementation strategies to achieve goals

  • Aligns program priorities and initiatives in accordance with the US Lacrosse strategic plan and organizational goals.

  • Identifies tactics and strategies to increase participation and program efficiency, and to remove barriers to participation. Creates strategies to retain trained coaches and develop long-term educational relationships with coach members.

  • Develops and implements metrics and methods to track, report and evaluate participation data and program growth. Sets short-term and long-term participation goals for program and implements strategies to meet goals. Regularly measures program performance. Engages staff to assist in collection and analysis of data.

  • Manages CEP staff including content manager, program manager, part- time and contracted staff.

  • Develops annual budget and business plan to be reviewed by Director. Implements and administers budget and business plan to achieve target revenue and expenditures.

  • Oversees third-party accounts and contracts for the coaching education program; responsible for financial compliance and integrity of the program.

  • Guides and provides direction for content and curriculum with the program content manager.

  • Responsible for departmental standard operating procedure adherence and upkeep.

  • Sets overall CEP national trainer recruitment, development, administration, and retention strategies in conjunction with the coaching education content manager.

  • Primary liaison for the US Lacrosse sport development coaching education sub-committee.

  • Collaborates with US Lacrosse staff to accomplish program goals and organizational mission. This includes educating staff about program and identifying potential collaborative opportunities within the organization.

  • Attends meeting and events to educate the lacrosse community about US Lacrosse’s coach training program; prepares and presents presentations for key stakeholders and constituents.

  • Works with the marketing and communications teams to develop marketing initiatives that raise awareness and increase participation in coaching education programs and opportunities.

  • Works with business and financial development teams to secure funding and sponsorships to support coach training and certification programs as well as fund new initiatives. Delivers on sponsorship agreements in partnership with the business development department.

  • Works with regional development staff to identify strategies to best deliver US Lacrosse’ s coaching education programs and services locally while maintaining consistency and quality of the programs.

  • Identifies, evaluates and recommends external opportunities for organizational collaboration to further coaching education initiatives – manages relationships when appropriate.

  • Drives initiatives to encourage programs to adopt the CEP and certification as their standard; Cultivates relationships with leagues and programs looking to require certification through educational partnerships. Works in close collaboration with membership department and group membership staff.

  • Fulfills education partnership agreements and supports programs looking to achieve gold stick standards for coaching education.

  • Contributes to the development and implementation of recruitment and retention initiatives as related to the CEP and the US Lacrosse strategic plan.

  • Develops and delivers incentive and recognition programs for certified coaches.

  • Oversees program presence at US Lacrosse national convention.

  • Other duties as assigned.

    Required Skills, Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • 5 years of progressive non-profit management experience, program development and/or experience in education and training

  • Involvement in the sport of Lacrosse; prior coaching experience a plus

  • Ability to solve problems independently and effectively

  • Ability to effectively communicate

  • Ability to lead and manage staff and volunteers

  • Ability to set goals and develop short and long term plans

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Excellent computer skills – MS Office; database experience a plus

  • Must be available for occasional evening and weekend work 

    Work Conditions and Physical Requirements:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions, including occasional extreme temperatures

  • Lift and move boxes, supplies and equipment up to 20-50lbs

    All applicants must include a cover letter, resume, and minimum salary requirements in order to be considered for this position. Relocation costs are not included.

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. What is your minimum salary requirement (list annual amount)?

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