Global Premier Soccer Iowa and Altoona Soccer Club are seeking applications for the position of part-time Academy Director. The GPS Iowa Academy Director is the club’s Academy program administrator, reporting directly to the Executive Director. The Academy Director will guide the management of all Academy program execution, sharing some duties while being solely responsible for others.
The GPS Iowa 9U and 10U Academy program has a development first philosophy and is filled with extremely passionate players and supportive parents. The club seeks an experienced program director with exceptional administrative skills to lead, under the guidance of the GPS Executive Director, a comprehensive 9U/10U player development program within the GPS IOWA Playing Concept & Philosophy.
Duties & Responsibilities
Deliver the objectives of the age-appropriate Player Development Plan in an effective manner
Maintain procedures for monitoring and evaluating the progress of the Player Development Plan
Maintain partnership with Iowa Youth Soccer Association
Ensure that the Player Development Plan is the core element of the Academy’s mission of developing technically competent players.
Increase the quality and quantity of coaches through mentorship, education, training, and resources at the academy level.
Maintain and prepare documents, research, or materials as needed for coaches' meetings and communicating the program's curriculum and purpose to the club as a whole.
Attend meetings/educational events at the local, state and regional levels as directed
Maintain a clear development structure for emerging talent:
Implement partnership with relevant affiliates
Maintain and develop appropriate competition structures
Negotiable, depending upon experience and/or soccer specific education, diplomas and courses
Submission of Interest:
Interested candidates should send their cover letter, resume, and references to:
U.S. Soccer National “D” License (Valid), “C” License or above is preferred
Excellent people skills, including strong consultative facilitation, listening, and decision making
Demonstrated leadership and management skills, including the ability to attract, motivate and develop staff and volunteers
Excellent written, and verbal communication skills
Outstanding public speaking skills
Proven ability to maintain confidentiality and to work with tact and diplomacy
Ability to work flexible hours, including nights and weekends
Ability to travel
Experience with youth soccer and/or youth-centered organizations
Proven track record of success coaching and developing younger players
Internal Number: 004
About Global Premier Soccer-Iowa and Altoona Soccer Club
A Proud Soccer Heritage Founded in a Love for Soccer
The Altoona Soccer Club was originally established in 1974 as a club committed to creating a love and passion for soccer. Our goal is to further and promote youth soccer in the City of Altoona, Iowa and surrounding communities through education of parents and players, as well as organizing and training our players to participate and compete at different age levels and in Recreational, Academy and Select levels of competition.
As a reputable and distinguished Soccer Club, the Altoona Soccer Club belongs to numerous soccer associations and leagues in the state of Iowa. We are a member of the Iowa Soccer Association, Iowa Soccer League (ISL) and the East Coalition.
Commitment to a Positive Playing Environment
The Altoona Soccer Club is committed to providing a positive environment for players, as well as coaches, parents and referees. We are part of the Alliance 4 All program, a program that brings these four groups together for better sportsmanship and a better all-around soccer experience.
Violations of conduct by any of these four parties are taken seriously in an effort to keep the focus on the promoting soccer and foster...ing a love for the game. By working with players, coaches, parents and referees, the Altoona Soccer Club provides a positive soccer experience for youth soccer players of all ages and abilities.
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