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Director of Coaching | Downtown United
Downtown United ("DUSC") is a youth soccer club founded in 1982, based in downtown Manhattan, that has provided soccer programs for children from 6-18, including recreational soccer, academy and travel soccer and soccer camps for over 30 years. DUSC offers the most comprehensive youth soccer programming in New York City and has longstanding history of providing soccer on an inclusive basis to its communities. We are proud to have founded the City Soccer in the Community outreach program for less well-off neighborhoods in New York City and have had players and teams that have been nationally recognized and ranked.
DUSC is seeking a full time Director of Coaching ("DOC") to oversee all current programs. We are seeking a DOC to lead us in next phase in the growth and development of this successful soccer organization, including the rebuilding of our girls Travel soccer program (following the spin-off of Gotham Girls, DUSC’s original girls Travel program). The DOC will directly supervise the coaching and development of staff and players in all programs and will have responsibility for ensuring consistency with the clubs’ coaching philosophy.
The DOC will be required to identify and recruit new coaches, review and approve coaching assignments, and coordinate coaching development. The DOC will oversee and supervise all player development initiatives including organizing and supervising travel tryouts, approving team league and tournament selections and developing opportunities for our most talented players. The DOC will be the lead soccer face of the club in soccer and local communities and to the parents of our players. The DOC will report to our General Manager, work with Technical, Academy and Recreational Directors and attend all regularly scheduled Board meetings
Requirements/ Personal Characteristics
The successful candidate should have significant soccer coaching experience, preferably in a youth environment, with requisite qualifications (college or equivalent playing experience preferred).
We seek someone who has inter-personal skills that would generate respect and build strong long term relationships with a wide range of club constituencies: the Board, coaching staff, parents and children.
The candidate needs to be an excellent communicator, a listener and collaborator. Self-assured and confident, this person should not be strident or egocentric. The candidate needs to be diplomatic and sufficiently focused yet flexible, practical and pragmatic, operating with utmost integrity.