Position Summary The Sporting Stripes Coordinator will be the lead associate for the premier 2-5y early childhood soccer program in the KC Metro and Midwest region: Sporting Stripes. This individual will be tasked with planning, coordination, and execution of all Sporting Stripes events, sessions, and classes. This full-time position within the Sporting Kansas City Youth Soccer department will report directly to the Manager of Youth Programs.
Administrative and coaching support at all youth programs; primarily focused on Sporting Stripes.
Lead and supervise a range of part-time associates, contractors, and coaches working at all events, camps, clinics, and classes; primarily at Sporting Stripes events. Effectively communicating responsibilities and delegating tasks to staff as needed. Ability to hire and terminate associates/contractors/coaches to maintain quality staff.
Manage annual calendar of critical dates as it relates to marketing, youth programs, and participant communications.
Maintain Sporting Stripes budget, including profit/loss tracking, in order meet department objectives.
Assist in planning and developing a curriculum for all programs that is in-line with Sporting Stripes player development philosophy and “Playing the Sporting Way”.
Lead expansion efforts for Sporting Stripes program into new markets, facilities and partnerships.
Collaborate on designing, ordering and managing inventory of Sporting Stripes and Sporting Stars uniforms.
Uphold standards set in Sporting Kansas City Youth Soccer Coach handbook and provide exceptional customer service to program participants and families.
Perform other related tasks as assigned: including, but not limited to, assistance in execution of Sporting Kansas City soccer camps, clinics, Academy Affiliate fulfillment and events as needed.
Game Day Responsibilities
Assist with Youth Soccer activations.
Attend all Sporting Kansas City home matches and perform duties as assigned.
Ability to organize work effectively, conceptualize and prioritize objectives and exercise independent judgment based on an understanding of organizational policies and activities.
Team-first mindset; willing and able to help with any and all Youth Soccer initiatives.
Ability to multitask and work effectively with exceptional time management skills and proven ability to meet deadlines.
Remarkable leadership and motivational skills.
Passion for the game of soccer.
Detail-oriented and organized approach.
Skills & Experience
?Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education, business, sports management, marketing or other related field required.
1-2 year(s) experience coaching in early childhood soccer programs preferred.
Strong soccer knowledge and demonstrated skills, coaching licenses and/or playing experience preferred.
Proficient in the 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.
Required to talk and hear consistently.
Ability to occasionally lift, carry and/or drag up to fifty (50) pounds if necessary.
Specific vision abilities required by the role include the ability to distinguish the nature of objects by using the eye.
Ability to work non-traditional hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays as necessary.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
About Sporting Kansas City
Sporting Kansas City's 2020 season will mark the club's 25th year in Major League Soccer.
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