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Goalkeeper Coach with Red Bull New York, Inc. in Harrison · NJ

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Player Operations: Coach - Elite Athlete Coach
ABOUT THE NEW YORK RED BULLS
The New York Red Bulls are one of 27 teams in Major League Soccer (MLS). RBNY, one of the ten charter clubs of MLS, have competed in the league since its founding in 1996. The Red Bulls play home matches at Red Bull Arena (RBA) in Harrison, New Jersey. The three-time MLS Supporters' Shield Winners are owned by the Austrian beverage company Red Bull for which the team is named. The New York Red Bulls offer one of the nation's premier youth soccer development programs, from local soccer partnerships across New York and New Jersey to Regional Development Schools and the Red Bulls Academy teams.

POSITION SUMMARY
  • Coach and develop New York Red Bulls Goalkeepers in the NYRB playing philosophy
  • Be an ambassador of the NYRB culture and philosophy
  • Liaise with fellow NYRB Goalkeeper coaches to ensure continuity of player development from the Academy all the way through to the 1st Team.

LOCATION & TRAVEL
  • Our Training Facility is located in Whippany, New Jersey.
  • You will be expected to travel as it is deemed necessary to fulfil your job requirements.

WORKING HOURS
  • A minimum of 40 hours per week.
  • Flexibility in this role is essential; we’re looking for someone with the ability to work irregular and unsocial hours as required. Work may be subject to change with less than 24 hours’ notice.
  • Work will regularly be outside ‘normal’ working hours, in evenings, weekends and holidays.
  • Attendance may be required at consultant appointments/special events/dinners/tournaments.
  • All time off is to be taken during breaks in the soccer season.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (REQUIRED TO PERFORM THE JOB)
  • Lead Goalkeeper (GK) training and support sessions as part of a coordinated training strategy
  • Create a Goalkeeper-specific training and performance plan that is aligned with the Club’s philosophy
  • Implement development plans and communicate with a multi-disciplinary perspective to support the holistic development of Red Bull Goalkeepers
  •  Administration of player performance data
  • Conduct meetings with Goalkeepers during pre-season to discuss and align on their respective development plans
  • Schedule monthly progress meetings with each player, reference and edit their plans based on performance
  • Work with the Head Coach to identify objectives to include in team presentations prior to every game
  • Complete post-game reports including video clips focusing on objectives and overall performance of Goalkeepers to present on a weekly basis
  • Participate in discussions of Goalkeepers to be retained and released at the end of their contracts or when deemed appropriate
  • Support the talent identification & recruitment strategy for Goalkeepers
  • Support and develop Coaches as part of a wider strategy both internally and externally
  • Responsibility for the welfare of players
  • Additional tasks/duties as assigned 

CONTINUAL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
  • Work towards designated targets for personal development and departmental progression (via Asana).
  • Highlight areas for development and allow us to support your work towards these objectives wherever possible.
  • Take responsibility for your own continued professional development, ensuring that you attend regular courses/conferences and keeping an up to date portfolio of achievements.
  • Where required, complete the mandatory qualifications and relevant requirements as required by associated governing bodies.
  • Ensure knowledge in relation to all aspect of Goalkeeper coaching and coach development is up to date and forward thinking.
  • Build relationships throughout the Academy & broader Club community.
  • Maintain/enhance soccer and cross-sport coaching competence.

SPECIFIC JOB KNOWLEDGE, SKILL & ABILITY
The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities and be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.
  • The ability to speak and write English is required; Spanish is a PLUS!
  • Highly motivated with a proactive attitude towards service development and a passion for working in professional sports
  • Excellent problem solving and decision-making skills, especially when under pressure
  • Personal integrity and the ability to invoke trust and respect from others
  • Ability to prioritize your own workload and that of colleagues
  • Open minded individual with a view of adopting new practices
  • A positive attitude to information technology 
  • Advanced personal commitment to continuous professional development 
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Must have a reliable form of transportation

EDUCATION
  • USSF “A” License or UEFA equivalent required

EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED)
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in the elite sports setting
  • Evidence of player development from youth and/or USL levels to MLS level
  • Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team in a professional sporting environment
  • An understanding of working in the soccer environment
  • Experience of developing and implementing innovative ideas and putting them into practice

Due to the cyclical nature of the entertainment industry, the employee may be required to work varying schedules to reflect the business needs of the company.

Red Bull New York provides comprehensive benefits offerings to all full-time employees. Our benefits include medical and dental insurance, 401(k) plan, flexible spending accounts, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, health and wellness benefits, and a paid time-off program.


Red Bull New York is an equal opportunity employer and we will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality or any other classification protected by law.

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