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Academy Equipment Coordinator with FC Cincinnati in Milford · OH

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About FC Cincinnati
FC Cincinnati is a professional soccer team that plays in Major League Soccer, having entered the league as its 24th team in 2019. The club’s wide and diverse ownership group is led by controlling owner Carl H. Lindner III; as well as managing owners Meg Whitman and Dr. Griff Harsh; Scott Farmer; and George Joseph. MLS invited Cincinnati to the league as an expansion team in May 2018, giving the club one of the fastest run-ups to its first-division launch in league history – 277 days from invitation to its first game. Originally founded in 2015 by Lindner III and current president Jeff Berding, FCC began play in the United Soccer League (USL) in 2016. The club won the 2018 USL Regular-Season Championship in record-setting fashion, and earned postseason berths in all three of its USL seasons. In 2017, FC Cincinnati also advanced to the semifinals of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, a run that included victories over two MLS squads. The team currently plays its home games at the historic Nippert Stadium on the campus of the University of Cincinnati, while its $250 million, privately funded, 26,000-seat soccer-specific stadium is constructed in the West End neighborhood of Cincinnati. The new stadium is expected to open in Spring 2021.  

The team also opened the state-of-the-art Mercy Health Training Center (MHTC) in Milford, Ohio. Designed by MSA Sport, the $30 million, 24-acre facility includes three full-size, lighted soccer fields – including two stabilized natural grass surfaces and one synthetic turf surface – as well as a goalkeeper-specific training area.  The MLS team is housed in a 30,000 sq. ft., multilevel building abutting the fields, while the FCC Academy teams utilize a separate 4,000 sq. ft. wing of the building. Additionally, there is a 3,000 sq. ft. maintenance facility on the property.  In the design process, the MSA Sport design team benchmarked training grounds across the world, including the best in Europe, South America and Asia. The goal of the design meets the original goal to develop one of the premier and most progressive team facilities in Major League Soccer and North America.

Position Summary
FC Cincinnati is searching for an experienced, reliable, and detail-oriented Equipment Coordinator for our Academy teams. This position will work alongside the 1st Team Equipment Managers and report directly to the Director of Soccer Operations.  The ideal candidate must be self-motivated, detailed- oriented, professional, and capable of managing their work load and prioritizing tasks in a fast-paced environment.  

Primary Responsibilities
  •   Manage the daily equipment needs during Academy team practice
  •   Manage the Academy locker rooms at the Merch Health Training Center
  •   Oversee Academy team travel equipment inventory and logistics
  •   Travel with the Academy teams (when required) and perform all equipment related logistics on the road
  •  Work alongside 1st Team Equipment Managers during the equipment ordering process
  •  Attend weekly Soccer Operations Staff Meetings
Education and Experience
  •  Bachelors or Associates degree sports administration or other similar areas of academic accomplishment.
  •  Experience working in the sports industry preferred
Required Skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  •  Detail and deadline-oriented multi-tasker
  •  Positive upbeat attitude
  •  Able to work independently and prioritize tasks with minimal supervision
  •  Able to communicate well with coaching staff and other members of the club to organize field schedules
  •  Work in a team environment to accomplish common goals
  •  Consistently be at work on time
  •  Strong organizational skills with the ability to multitask in a fast-paced working environment and make decisions under pressure
  •  Possess excellent personal quality of honesty, integrity, credibility, strong work ethic
  • Ability to work non-traditional hours in non-traditional settings within a professional team atmosphere.
Physical Requirements
  • Ability to work in various positions, including but not limited to, stooping, standing, bending over, sitting, kneeling and squatting for extended periods of time
  •  Ability to push, pull and lift approximately 20 - 50 pounds of weight throughout the work day
  •  Ability to work in various weather conditions including heat, cold, and rain

FC Cincinnati is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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