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Coach Educator - United States Soccer Federation (Chicago, IL)

U.S. Soccer Overview:

We are U.S. Soccer and we are the future of sport in the United States. Our mission is to make soccer a preeminent sport in the United States. We embrace diversity, technology and global connections to drive the growth of our sport and serve our athletes and fans. We are seeking motivated, passionate, skillful people who can think, create and work on a team. 

U.S. Soccer is a growing company that looks for team members to grow with it. U.S. Soccer offers a comprehensive compensation package, casual work environment, an inclusive culture, and an atmosphere for professional development.

Position Overview

This position will report to the Director of Coaching Education and is based at U.S. Soccer’s headquarters in Chicago, Ill.  The core function of this position is to oversee the planning and teaching of Pro, A and B level courses, clinics and workshops in support of U.S. Soccer’s license pathway. This position will also assist in identifying, training and assessing instructors. This position requires effective influence through collaboration with a diverse technical group that includes various leaders and stakeholders from U.S. Soccer’s membership. 

Primary Duties

  • Lead instructional efforts at courses, clinics and workshops
  • Select, train and assess per diem instructional staff
  • Serve as a contact for updates to content, protocols and license information
  • Manage relationships with technical leaders and the coaching community for the purpose of continuous coaching development
  • Promote a candidate-centered learning environment at coaching schools
  • Participate in the ongoing process of working on the overall departments philosophy, methodology and core curriculum, while emphasizing within a particular license level
  • Create, edit and maintain training content and educational resources with a specific focus on the Digital Coaching Center (DCC)

Minimum Qualifications:

  • U.S. Soccer A License or equivalent
  • Practical teaching experience and/or degree in education
  • Practical instructor experience with (U.S. Soccer) teaching courses
  • Excellent written and verbal (English) communication skills
  • Proficient with technology and it’s use as an education tool
  • Exceptional attention to detail and ability to multi-task
  • Strong organizational skills and team player
  • Proven track record of personnel and project management
  • Proactive attitude with exceptional work ethic
  • Strong knowledge of the sport and the overall soccer landscape (in the US)
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and demanding environment
  • Lifelong learner with shared philosophy of reality based learning in a student centered environment
  • Experience in goalkeeping, fitness or sports science a plus
  • Significant travel required

Desired Characteristics:

  • Desire to be part of a team
  • Display a tireless work ethic
  • Exceptional diagnostic/troubleshooting skills
  • Possess a growth mindset, is open minded and seeks challenges
  • Pursue lifelong development and learning
  • Communicate in a direct, open and honest manner
  • Accountable for actions/decisions and does not make excuses
  • Request feedback and is open to criticism
  • Practice self-assessment and self-reflection
  • Believe and commit to the company’s culture and organizational goals
  • Passion for soccer

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

1. Are you willing to relocate to Chicago, Illinois?


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