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Youth Camp Technical Director with Seattle Sounders FC in Seattle, WA

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Player Operations: Soccer - Coach
JOB TITLE: Youth Camp Site Technical Director (multiple positions available)
DEPARTMENT: Soccer Programs
REPORTS TO: Director of Soccer Programs
FLSA STATUS: Part-Time, Hourly
Sounders FC Youth Camp Site Technical Directors will provide technical instruction and guidance to the camp coaches at the individual camp site they are supervising. 

 The Technical Director will ensure the staff coaches are following the camp curriculum and methodology as it pertains to each specific age group.  The Technical Director will provide on field coaching education to the camp staff coaches and assist with exercise implementation.  

 Additionally, the Technical Director will be responsible for announcing and explaining the technical and tactical topic each day at camp to the camp participants.  The Technical Director will also provide operational support at the camp regarding check-in and out procedures, daily giveaways, camp setup, item distribution, customer service to parents, and provide an additional line of safety for the camp.
Lastly, the Technical Director will be asked at times to provide coaching for various age groups and programs throughout the summer time.  Technical Directors will provide feedback to the camp directors regarding coaching performances, camp operations, and player talent.

Implementation of Sounders FC Curriculum and Methodology
  • Supervises camp site coaches and implements Sounders FC curriculum, methodology and system organization 
  • Coaching players in the u6 to u16 age range in accordance with Sounders curriculum and methodology
  • Display complete support of curriculum, methodology, and system organization at all times
  • Ability to effectively carry out the curriculum and explain it to coaches

  • Assist camp site manager with daily operations of camp
  • Help sign children in and out of soccer camp
  • Organize equipment each day
  • Hand out prizes and awards
  • Address the group on daily topic and activities

Customer Relationships
  • Be cordial and respectful when dealing with parents, fellow coaches and camp participants
  • Be a knowledgeable and positive ambassador for Sounders FC
  • First line of customer service for questions about camp operations, specifically technical aspects  
  • Escalate any issues to Manager of Soccer Programs

  • Survey camp sites daily for potential hazards.  Escalate issues to Manager of Soccer Programs
  • Implement all camp safety procedures and protocols and ensure that all camp site coaches follow safety procedures and protocols.  
  • Keep the children under control and behaving in a manner to avoid injury

  • 95% of the work will be done in an outdoor environment. 
  • Must be able to work outdoors in varying weather conditions. 
  • Must be able to work a minimum of 31 hours a week
  • Must be available to work a minimum of 6 weeks between June 24 and August 30
  • Must be able to provide one's own transportation to local camp locations
  • Strong leadership skills and ability to communicate effectively and clearly with coaching staff
  • Extremely punctual and meticulously organized
  • Must possess in-depth knowledge of the game of soccer
  • Ability to effectively carry out the Sounders FC curriculum and explain it to coaches
  • Demonstrated ability to teach techniques, tactics, physical and psychological components of soccer
  • Demonstrated ability to inspire, motivate and educate youth players and youth coaching staff
  • Ability to effectively carry out training sessions
  • Ability to move and transport various types of soccer equipment and lift and/or move up to 50 pounds
  • Must satisfactorily pass a criminal background check
  • Premier level soccer playing experience required
  • Professional playing experience preferred but not required 
  • Premier level coaching experience for a minimum of 3 years
  • Youth Soccer Director role experience preferred but not required
  • Experience in childcare preferred but not required
  • USSF “C” license required.  USSF “B” license or equivalent preferred, but not required
  • WA driver license required (by first day of employment)
Seattle Sounders FC strongly supports equal employment opportunity for all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

Job Questions:

  1. How did you hear about this job?

  2. Sounders FC hosts camps all over the greater Seattle area. Do you have a reliable means of transportation for getting to and from these various locations?

  3. Sounders FC does not provide relocation assistance for this role. Do you either already live in, or have accommodation in, the greater Seattle area?