Athlete Management/Coaching: Team Administration/Operations
Development Academy Coordinator (Technical and Data Analysis) - 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.
Oversee all aspects of the Development Academy (DA) technical management. Primarily this includes
managing all DA scouting, organizing national training centers, and managing reporting and analysis
of technical information and data. Additional responsibility includes providing administrative
support to youth national team staff and coordination with DA events.
•Develop procedures that facilitate efficient coordination of all DA scouting
•Work effectively with DA scouting network to confirm assignments, reporting, and data collection
that assists in the development of world-class players and clubs
•Collaborate with Technical Advisors on the schedule and operation of all National Training
Centers, games and events, as well as certification and scheduling of all scouting staff
• Take a proactive role in working with scouts, coaches and clubs in developing processes for
accurate data recording and analysis; ensure that all sport data is collected, recorded and
analyzed with a consistently high attention to detail
• Stay informed of current industry trends and developments; research and identify areas that will
directly impact player analysis and development
• Maintain a strong relationship with the U.S. Soccer Director of Scouting and Technical Advisors
• Experience with operation of large scale (soccer) events and ability to manage groups and
• Responsible for the financial components of the scouting budget including processing payroll,
reimbursements, and managing the staff travel component
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 working with statistics and data analytics with the ability to
translate to the sport of soccer. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to manage all
elements of the Development Academy scouting network. Proficient with Microsoft Office (especially
Excel), database management,data analysis and reporting.
• Bachelor’s degree required
• Working knowledge of statistics and data reporting
• 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
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.
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.
- 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