The Sporting Kansas City Assistant Director of Coaching, Academy Affiliates will assist with providing technical resources and experiences, along with administrative and operational support, to the network of Academy Affiliate members. This position will directly report to the Director of Coaching, Academy Affiliates.
Create, implement, and maintain an internal college placement program and database.
Plan and perform on-field coaching education clinics and unique experiences.
Execute, design and deliver player development programs.
Assist in the creation and implementation of pro player pathway initiatives.
Assist with managing each clubs contractual and fulfilment obligations.
Establish and grow a positive working relationship with the SKC Academy and each Affiliate club.
Assist with oversight of each Academy Affiliate’s fulfillment requirements.
Integrate and communicate with internal departments – youth soccer, corporate sponsorships, marketing, ticket sales, etc.
Attend all Sporting Kansas City home matches and perform duties as assigned.
Strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.
Ability to organize work effectively, conceptualize and prioritize objectives, and exercise independent judgment based on an understanding of organizational policies and activities.
Self-motivated and growth mindset.
Strong networking skills.
Professional appearance and attitude, demonstrating poise, tact and diplomacy.
Skills and Experience
USSF “C” License or higher or equivalent level coaching certificate required.
2-4 years youth club coaching experience.
1-2 years of experience in a youth soccer director position or college coaching experience.
Experience in developing curriculums and training programs.
Awareness of youth soccer industry trends and developments.
Demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Calendar.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:
Required to sit, stand and walk.
Use hands to finger, hand or feel objects, tools or controls.
Frequent stooping, bending, pulling and pushing.
Reach with hands and arms.
Required to talk and hear consistently.
Ability to work non-traditional hours, including nights, weekends, and holidays as necessary.
Internal Number: REQ-2280
About Sporting Kansas City
About Our Club
Sporting Kansas City was introduced as one of the 10 charter members of MLS on June 6, 1995. On August 31, 2006, a group of Kansas City entrepreneurs ushered in a new era for the professional soccer club previously known as the Kansas City Wizards. A group led by Neal Patterson and Cliff Illig, two of the founders of healthcare software pioneer company Cerner Corporation, along with Pat Curran, Greg Maday, and Robb Heineman purchased the club from club founder Lamar Hunt and the Hunt Sports Group. On November 17, 2010, the Kansas City Wizards officially became Sporting Kansas City. After several seasons of the team playing in temporary venues, on June 9, 2011, Sporting Park, now called Children’s Mercy Park, opened, securing the future of professional soccer in Kansas City for years to come.
At Sporting Kansas City, we continually strive to win championships, deliver a world-class performance on and off the field, create the finest fan experience, be connected to the community, and innovate in all that we do.