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Executive Director - Virginia Youth Soccer Association

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Summary:
The Virginia Youth Soccer Association (VYSA), one of the largest youth soccer development organizations in the United States, a member of the United States Youth Soccer Association and United States Soccer, seeks its next Executive Director to help lead the organization well situated for growth. VYSA serves over 100,000 members in the Commonwealth of Virginia and DC and operates diverse programs including Coaching Education, State Championships, the Olympic Development Program, Futsal, Player Safety and more. VYSA owns and operates the Publix Virginia Soccer Training Center (vysatc.com) a 50-acre athletic complex located in Fredericksburg, VA.
 
Posted Date:
9/14/2021
 
Job Location:
Virginia
 
Position Type:
Full-time
 
Contact Email:
zzlive4soccerzz@gmail.com
 
Description:

Executive Director 
The Virginia Youth Soccer Association – Fredericksburg, Virginia 

About the Virginia Youth Soccer Association 
The Virginia Youth Soccer Association (VYSA), one of the largest youth soccer development organizations in the United States, a member of the United States Youth Soccer Association and United States Soccer, seeks its next Executive Director to help lead the organization well situated for growth. VYSA serves over 100,000 members in the Commonwealth of Virginia and DC and operates diverse programs including Coaching Education, State Championships, the Olympic Development Program, Futsal, Player Safety and more. VYSA owns and operates the Publix Virginia Soccer Training Center (vysatc.com) a 50-acre athletic complex located in Fredericksburg, VA. 

About the Position 
Reporting to VYSA’s Board of Directors, the incoming Executive Director will serve as a visionary leader for this multi-million-dollar non-profit that provides life-changing programs and services to thousands of members throughout the Commonwealth and District of Columbia. The incoming Executive Director will have the opportunity to lead an organization well positioned for growth working with partner clubs, leagues, national governing bodies and sponsors.  

Responsibilities 

Strategic Planning: Serve as VYSA’s CEO, developing and launching new strategic plans that will ensure the Associations continued growth and success. Strategic planning must help to expand VYSA’s current programming, member services and continued brand development to help the Association remain relevant in the youth soccer landscape. 

Financial Management: Bring strong financial control experience to the Association to manage all aspects regarding the financial health of the organization. 

Team Management: Lead, with the support of the State Office Staff, all operations with ultimate responsibility for the success of the organization. Mentor the high performing team already in place to advance VYSA’s mission to support the game and our member clubs and leagues. 

Marketing: Provide extensive marketing leadership to continue the growth of the VYSA brand via digital, social media and event marketing. Bring extensive experience in SEM, SEO, digital analytics, social media tactics and sponsorship marketing. 

Gaming: Experience with e-sports gaming within the Gen Z demo 

Sponsorship: Continue VYSA’s success in attracting high level sponsorships through asset management, marketing and the sales process. 

Facility Management: Continue to develop and improve the Publix Virginia Soccer Training Center with attention to turf management, rental optimization and potential overall improvements to operations, marketing and sales. 

Thought Leadership: Amplify the impact of VYSA’s programming, member services and other initiatives to national partners, governing bodies and membership ensuring all understand the benefit of their association with VYSA

Board Development: Work to develop, expand and diversify VYSA’s Board of Directors 

Candidate Requirements 

A minimum of seven years of senior leadership experience and 15 years of overall related experience is required. Experience leading an organization for a youth sports development nonprofit preferred. 

Significant marketing, branding and public relations experience with the ability to communicate VYSA’s mission, impact and goals. 

Financial control management experience with budgets in excess of $4 million dollars. 

Operating experience with a large athletic or other facility including maintenance, turf management, staffing, event marketing and sales preferred 

Commitment to diversity in the workplace

Compensation and Benefits 

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and will include generous benefits including paid medical, 401K with company match and paid time off.  

To apply, please forward your resume and cover letter, which must include salary requirements no later than October 30th, 2021 to zzlive4soccerzz@gmail.com 
No phone calls please. Applications submitted without a cover letter that includes salary requirements will not be considered.  

The Virginia Youth Soccer Association (vysa.com) provides equal opportunity and prohibits discrimination, harassment and retaliation based upon a person’s race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law, in the administration of its policies, programs, and activities. The Association recognizes and rewards individuals on the basis of qualifications and performance. 

 
 
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