U.S. Soccer Federation

U.S. Soccer Federation

Senior Manager, Safeguarding Operations

U.S Soccer Federation - Manager
Atlanta · GA
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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 the 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 seek motivated, passionate, skilled 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.

The Federation’s core principles set organization-wide standards to identify and foster our culture and inform how we interact and hold each other accountable. These principles guide U.S. Soccer: We Win Together. We Aim High. We Champion Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. To be successful as a USSF employee, it is critical to demonstrate and live up to these principles every day and with every interaction with peers, stakeholders, and partners. 

The Federation’s core values are the individual attributes and characteristics that staff embody to uphold the organization’s principles and succeed. These values guide our employees: Integrity. Commitment. Teamwork. Respect.

Position Description 
The Senior Manager of Safeguarding Operations is an operational leader who will be responsible for supporting the implementation of the safeguarding strategic and operational roadmap. They will work closely with the VP of Safeguarding Prevention & Education, VP of Safeguarding Response & Resolution, executive leadership, and broader stakeholders to carry out key priorities in support of fostering safe environments for play within the U.S. ecosystem. They will be a natural leader and relationship builder, with experience designing and scaling programs to achieve specific objectives. This person will report to the VP of Safeguarding Prevention and Education. 

Primary Responsibilities
  • Act as a key contributor to the overall operational roadmap for the USSF Safeguarding Strategy and Priorities
  • Support the implementation of programs directed at fostering safe environments for play, including the Safe Soccer Clearance Program
  • Manage planning and execution of day-to-day business operations in support of short-term and long-term Safeguarding objectives
  • Develop a strong operating model between USSF and key ecosystem stakeholder partners
  • Support all external communication and representation of the Safeguarding Department
  • Contribute to the development and management of departmental key performance indicators (KPIs)
  • Responsible for conducting qualitative and quantitative assessments that guide future state strategies and solutions in Safeguarding
  • Identify and implement digital tools and resources to enhance safeguarding operations

Minimum Qualifications
  • B.S./B.A. or Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university required
  • 3-5+ years of experience in business operations / general management
  • Must have a strong belief in fostering safer environments for play
  • Preference for someone with safeguarding experience and familiarity with governing USOPC, FIFA, and USCSS policies 
  • Experience supporting program design and delivery that drive results against priority objectives
  • Strong project management skillset 
  • Proven problem solver and operator
  • Strong ability to influence key stakeholder partners
  • Capable of working in fast-paced and demanding environments
  • Ability to deliver high quality work and execute under pressure/deadlines
  • Must be able to connect “micro” details to the “macro” vision and mission
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Passion for the sport of soccer
  • Proficient experience with Microsoft Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook)

U.S Soccer is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, citizenship, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information, military status, political belief, or any other characteristic protected under the law. This policy applies to all our employment practices within our organization. 

We strongly encourage women, people of color, LGBTQIA, veterans, parents, and persons with disabilities to apply.