Operations, Operations - Administrative Support, Operations - Business Office, Operations - Player Development
4 Year Degree
The Horizons Edge Sports Campus is a 50-acre residential multi-use, multi-sport complex, nestled in between the Allegheny Mountains to the west and the Blue Ridge Mountain to the east, in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley in Harrisonburg Virginia.
The Horizons Edge Sports Campus is a one-stop destination for sports, events, banquets, meetings, tradeshows, parties, overnight camps, and much more. The field house consists of approximately 90,000 sq. ft. and includes 4-basketball courts, 6-volleyball courts, a 100 x 40 yd. multipurpose/indoor soccer field, and a family entertainment center. Outdoor facilities include a regulation size multipurpose/soccer lighted artificial turf field.
Job Summary: The Manager of Soccer Operations and Club Director will work directly with the Horizons Edge Director of Sports Operations and Travel Coordinator to guide Shenandoah Valley United (SVU), Edge adult soccer programs and associated staff in executing their positions in order to uphold expectations in building a developmentally appropriate, inclusive culture across all soccer programs.
Essential Functions • Manage the daily operations, staff, marketing, and finances of SVU to ensure long-term success and sustainability. • Lead internal and external communications as chief spokesperson for SVU. • Maintain relationship with the SVU Board of Directors to achieve organization’s mission, values, and objectives. • Development & Implementation of Grassroots, school-based soccer programs • Point person for all SVU programs • Recruitment, retention & development of coaches for all three levels • Recruitment, retention & development of players for all three levels • Comprehensive marketing and communication plan across all three programs • Plan, develop, and execute Horizons Edge soccer camps, leagues, clinics, and tournaments. • Plan, develop and execute soccer coaching and refereeing licensing and certification clinics and camps. • Manage all soccer related scheduling • Work closely with a contracted referee assignor to insure proper coverage • Work with Travel Coordinator to ensure SVU compliance with CCL, VYSA, Metro DC-Virginia Referee Program, and USSF requirements and guidelines for play. • Actively work to develop and maintain relationships with community partners. • Develop programming to target various market segments ranging from corporate, group, adult/youth/family, and special interest groups. • Create and develop sales initiatives and goals for leagues, tournaments, special events, etc. • Generate sales through networking, building relationships, and creating strategic alliances.
Minimum Qualifications • Bachelor’s degree required. • U.S. Soccer C License or higher preferred. • Minimum 1 year experience as Assistant Director or Director of a comprehensive soccer program preferred. • Demonstrated ability to guide, lead, and manage youth and adult programs. • Bilingual (English and Spanish) preferred. • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. • Competent computer skills including but not limited to Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. • Must be trained, or be willing to be trained, on company software and website software: Blue Sombrero, Dash and others as needed.
About Horizons Edge Sports Campus
The Horizons Edge Sports Campus is Virginia’s newest destination for sports tournaments and events. This is a state-of-the-art sports facility and event complex, designed to be Virginia’s premier host for sports, family activities, and convention events. At Horizons Edge, our vision is to harness the power of sports to change lives, empower athletes, and use competition for good.
Horizons Edge Fieldhouse will be accompanied by a 130 yd. by 75 yd., outdoor, lighted, synthetic turf, multipurpose soccer field. The field sits directly behind the fieldhouse with an entrance from the 2,900 sq. ft. basement that includes three (3) team rooms and is overlooked by a 80’ by 20’ balcony on the Mezzanine level.
Horizons Edge offers recreational, intermediate, and competitive youth indoor soccer leagues for boys and girls U8 through U19 age groups. Invite your kid’s friends and form a team. Continue the fun through the winter months.
Recreational soccer is devoted to the enjoyment and development of soccer players without an emphasis on high level competition. The purpose is to provide an opportunity for the participants to have fun, learn the sport, and develop life skills including a... lifelong love of the game.
Intermediate soccer is focused on mastery of basic skills and game concepts for players with a desire for a more advanced recreational setting with higher level skill training. The purpose is to provide game tactics while continuing to develop a player’s love of the game.
Competitive soccer is concentrated on advanced skill development for players seeking a more competitive soccer program. The purpose is to provide players with strong soccer skills the opportunity to further advance those abilities while mastering a higher aptitude for the game.
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