Under the direction and supervision of the DOC, Technical Advisor, and Club President, perform the following tasks:
Coaching Responsibilities (40 percent)
Serve as head coach and fulfill all responsibilities required of this position for 2-3 teams in the U11-U19 age groups.
Conduct technical skills training sessions for groups throughout the club on a scheduled basis.
Provide coaching support to teams and other coaches as needed at the request of the Director of Coaching.
Serve as a lead coach for all additional club programs (U6-U8 Rec League, Futsal, Summer Escola, Summer Camps, and Spring Break Camps).
Assist in the documentation and development of curriculum materials both for coaches and for players through our TFA Player Portal.
Uphold and perpetuate the TFA WIllamette style of play by conducting training sessions in accordance with TFA Willamette’s standardized curriculums and distinct style of play, and reinforce these training methods by upholding the same standards and expectations in game play.
Administrative Responsibilities (30 percent)
Oversee the administration, promotion, and facilitation of the following programs:
U9/10 Academy League Home Game Dates
U6-U8 Rec League
Spring Break Camps
Fall & Winter Club Friendlies
Assist in the procurement of facilities through Greater Albany Public Schools, LBCC, and the City of Albany and develop training and game schedules in a fair and equitable manner for all members of the club.
Help to maintain accurate club rosters for all teams in all age groups, including contact information and uniform numbers. Distribute these rosters as needed to staff coaches and team managers.
Work with the club administrator to manage the club’s uniform ordering platform through Soccer.com.
Assist as needed in the registration of all players and coaches annually through the Oregon Youth Soccer Association.
Attend and participate in board meetings as required by the Board of Directors.
Under the supervision of the Director of Coaching and/or Board, participate in the procurement of other equipment and supplies needed for club events such as tryouts, tournaments, or house leagues.
Working in partnership with the Treasurer, Director of Coaching, Club Administrator, Staff Coaches, and Team Managers actively work to collect and track all payments due on a monthly basis.
Work with the treasurer, registrar, and team coaches to track payments and enforce payment procedures.
Report all expenses accurately and in a timely manner, at least once per month.
Report all issues (on and off the field) that may have an impact on the perception, liability, or financial security of the club to the board immediately, including any actions that are being taken or need to be taken to mitigate or resolve the issue.
Serve as an administrator with the club’s U23 programs.
Marketing & Communications (20 percent)
Respond in a timely and professional manner to all communication from club membership, staff, and board members via email, phone calls, text message, and social media.
Manage all social media accounts, the website, and promotional efforts, and actively publish to these mediums on a regular basis to keep club information relevant.
Assist the Board and Director of Coaching with club-wide communication via email and other forms to insure effective information sharing throughout the club.
Work with the Club Translator when necessary to communicate with parents and families whose primary language is not English.
Community Engagement/Outreach (10 percent)
Participate in activities related to TFA’s partnership with the Greater Albany Public School (GAPS) and South Albany High School (SAHS), including but not limited to SAHS Redhawks Rising programming.
Participate in activities related to TFA’s partnership with the Boys & Girls Club of Albany.
Participate in community engagement and outreach efforts as required by the Director of Coaching or the Board of Directors.
Represent the club in a professional manner at all times within the greater TFA community and the Oregon Youth Soccer Association.
Desired Personal Attributes
The ideal candidate for this position possesses the following personal skills, attributes, and passions:
Self-motivated with the ability to manage your own time and complete tasks with little oversight
Organized & detail oriented
Excellent communicator both verbally and in writing (English; Spanish is a bonus!)
Possesses strong levels of emotional intelligence with the ability to empathize, communicate, and diffuse tense/emotionally charged situations
Problem solver who can resolve issues on the fly as they arise
Comfortable as both a team player and leader when required
Belief in a player development focused model that values competition and prioritizes development over winning at younger age groups
Belief in and ability to implement TFA’s core values and style of play
Passion for program development at the grassroots level of the US Soccer pyramid
Minimum Professional Qualifications
Candidates must possess the following minimum professional qualifications to be considered for this position:
1-2 years previous youth coaching experience
USSF D License or equivalent (including United Soccer Coaches/NSCAA)*
CPR & First Aid Certified or the ability to become certified within 2 months of hire
2-year college degree or greater in a relevant field of study (exercise science, education, child development, or business. If your degree is in a different field of study that you think is relevant please explain within your cover letter why you think your degree has relevance to this position)
Ability to pass a background check and complete SafeSport training
* We will consider candidates with high level playing experience in replace of initial licensing. Candidates will be required to obtain licensing within 12 months of accepting job.
Preferred Professional Qualifications
The ideal candidate for this position will possess the following professional qualifications:
3-4 years previous youth coaching experience
USSF C License or equivalent
4-year college degree in a relevant field of study
Additional Salary Information: Anticipated $26,000-28,000 annual salary (40 hrs/week average) plus additional benefits (outlined below) based on experience and re-evaluated annually.
3 weeks paid vacation/sick time (1 summer, 1 winter, 1 flex w/ approval); United Soccer Coaches Annual Membership; $1000 Annual Coaching Education Reimbursement; $100/mo. Seasonal Gas Stipend (Sept.-Nov.; Feb.-April); $2000 Annual Health Insurance Stipend; Great opportunities for growth and promotion within a growing organization; Additional compensation opportunities, such as individual player training, also available through the club and may be discussed with DOC & Club President.
About TFA Willamette
TFA Willamette is a 501(c)(3) non-profit youth soccer organization that is part of the Total Futbol Academy network of clubs. Our membership of 400+ players includes youth from Albany, Oregon and surrounding communities in Linn, Benton, Marion, and Lane counties. Our members come from all socio-economic backgrounds, and we embrace high levels of diversity within our club community.
TFA Willamette is the only full service youth soccer club in the greater Willamette Valley that utilizes an integrated club model which requires the use of standardized curriculums, coaching methodologies, and a style of play that emphasizes purposeful possession called, "total futbol." This creates a clear path and progression for all of our players from 5 years old through to our high school-aged and senior-level teams.