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Coordinator, High Performance Administration

U.S. Soccer Federation
Chicago, IL
Player Operations: Athletic Trainer/Physical Therapy/Doctor
Job Title:                             Coordinator, High Performance Administration
Location:                            Chicago 
Department:                     High Performance (OT-28D) 
Reporting To:                    Director, High Performance (HPD) & Senior Manager, High Performance Administration 
Normal Work Hours:      Varies 
FLSA Status:                      Exempt
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 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 Description: 
Working within the High Performance Department to provide administrative support and help to enhance all functions, processes and projects.
High Performance Department (HPD) Overview
o   Maximize performance across all sport development programs
o   Provide multi-disciplinary expertise
o   Integrate high performance into everyday environment
o   Develop innovative and soccer specific research
  • Utilize multi-disciplinary standards
  • Implement systematic and evidence based approaches
  • Make information accessible and practical
  • Develop and manage a network of qualified experts
Primary Responsibilities
·         Support the High Performance department functions in the preparation for all pre, during and post camp needs.
·         Support and develop the software and strategies for injury surveillance, management and research.
·         Support and develop software and strategies for growth & maturation/bio-banding, management and research.
·         Support and develop software and strategies for technical and tactical, management and research.
·         Support the department in all High Performance all future project planning, execution and analysis
·         Provide and support a robust link of data sharing between national players and the club teams to ensure regular and accurate data sharing.
·         Provide regular, detailed and accurate feedback on performance measures to various levels within the federation.
·         Develop and improve the R2R online platform with specific and detailed resources.
·         Support and manage contractual arrangements with external consultants.
·         Development of “science behind the stars and stripes” –Federation specifc high perofrmance specifc book/document detailing the various compnents of U.S soccer high perfoamnce delviery.
·         Manage, support and develop high performance interns
Other duties as assigned or required.  May include:   
  • Support and develop performance systems, data and staff within the MLS when required by USSF
  • Support and develop performance systems, data and staff within the college and/or other soccer institutions when required by USSF 
  • Build links with various research or academic organizations.
  • Identify latest technology, or best practice with the performance industry and disseminate across the USSF.
  • Help support and develop an internal and external CPD program for staff within the federation and practitioners within clubs.

Minimum Qualifications

·         Bachelor’s degree (preferably in Science/medical/data or sports related)
·         Experience working within elite sporting environment
·         Ability to prioritize and manage a number of different projects simultaneously
·         History of meeting and/or exceeding deadlines
·         Ability to work under guidance and with autonomy
·         Experience in analyzing/managing data (performance and financial)
·         Passion and knowledge of the High Performance industry 
·         Strong knowledge soccer 
·         Weekend and holiday work may be required
·         Travel required
Desired Qualifications 
·         Strong verbal, written, in-person and presentation communication skills
·         Excellent organizational, data collection, planning and leadership skills

Working at U.S. Soccer is a unique opportunity. Employees who work at U.S. Soccer have the following attributes: 

  • Adopt a company centric approach—Serve the Athlete and the Fan
  • Embrace and see learning as a lifelong pursuit 
  • Possess a growth mindset—keeps an open mind and seeks new challenges 
  • Practice self-assessment and self-reflection
  • Open to criticism and does not make excuses
  • Possess a tireless work ethic
  • Wants to be part of a team that wins
  • Has the ability to be firm but fair 
  • Communicate in a direct, open and honest manner
  • Build relationships through genuine interpersonal skills 
Performance Evaluation Criteria:
How are you successful?
  • Think/Create – Are you thinking strategically and creating new processes to increase efficiency and improve the program?
  • Manage – Do you have a development plan for teams and players and are you providing regular, necessary and meaningful feedback?
  • Communicate – Are you communicating proactively, openly and effectively about your efforts and productivity with internal and external audiences?
  • Execute – In order of priority, what plans/initiatives are currently in deployment and are they meeting all established deadlines?
  • Measure – What quantitative data are you using and reporting on to continually measure effectiveness and/or support new ideas/asks?
  • Deliver – Are you performing at a level comparable with your peers in the company and are you seen internally and externally as a credible expert?
  • Service – Do you act in a manner consistent with the company’s values and serve as a mentor/role model?

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