Hiring status/organizational supervision of contract:
The Director of Coaching is a “for hire”, independent contractor and will demonstrate execution of contractual requirements to the Vice-President of League Play and President.
Possess integrity and demonstrates and ability to adhere to ethically sound standards.
Committed to working a non-regular, unbalanced, demand-based work schedule, including many weekend and evening hours.
Ability to show evidence of creating and implementing a vision for the future direction of Mankato United Soccer Club, including its players, coaches, and teams.
Ensure club programming is designed to benefit the majority of Mankato United players and are aligned with Club’s philosophy and mission statements.
It is the responsibility of the DOC to establish and document written guidelines for safe and well organized practice sessions that will enable all players to develop and improve their skills.
It is the responsibility of the DOC to promote fair play and good sportsmanship.
Develop and implement age group curriculums for U5-U19 (Developmental Academy & Competitive).
Develop and implement goalkeeper curriculum.
Develop and implement a consistent style of play across all age groups.
Return all DOC related e-mails and phone calls in a timely manner (expected standard is within a 24-hour period).
Manage MUSC player evaluation process annually.
Arrange for the evaluators, produce and distribute information about the evaluation protocols to surrounding communities.
Incorporate coach’s evaluations into the player evaluation process to create a more comprehensive assessment of each individual player.
Work with the Development Committee and Vice President of League Play in the team formation process.
Identify and recommend coaching assignments in collaboration with the Development Committee and Vice President of League Play.
Direct preseason orientation meetings with all coaches and team managers.
Organize coaching clinics to develop coaches and facilitate licensure.
Develop, coordinate or conduct internal training opportunities for MUSC players
Document development of each team and coach on a regular basis.
Train, educate, and assess coaches and their teams on a regular basis.
Oversee consistent and regular player evaluation and feedback by team coaches to players and parents.
Establish a program to expose players to college recruiting process.
The DOC will attend MYSA board meetings and be an ex-officio (non-voting) member of the Board of Directors.
Report to the MUSC board in writing all proposals for bylaw updates, policy changes and other ideas for the Club’s growth and development.
DOC will advise and assist the tournament director when requested in promoting the Club’s tournaments.
Maintain lines of communication with MUSC Board of Directors, parents, and coaching staff.
Assist all teams with tournament entry processes and league play preparation.
Serve as the primary contact person for any coaching issues, including training, concerns disputes and report all relevant matters to the Board.
Attend MYSA annual meetings and MUSC District meetings.
Work with MYSA to expose MUSC players to the ODP program.
Be the contact person for any coaching and team issues and report all relevant matters to the Board of Directors.
No conflict of Interest:
This is a part-time position, but the DOC shall not engage in any other soccer-related employment or outside activities that compete directly with Mankato United Soccer Club unless previously authorized or approved by the Board of Directors.
The DOC will be given time to participate in soccer camps operated by other entities the BOD deems not to be in conflict with camps or programs run by MUSC and its members.
Employment eligibility: Must be eligible for legal employment in the United States without sponsorship and must pass required background checks.
Licensure: Certification level of USSF National “C” or higher and/or USSF National Youth License or equivalent.
Playing Experience: College level or higher equivalent playing experience preferred.
Coaching/previous experience: Previous DOC experience preferred or a minimum of three years youth club or high school coaching experience, or one year college or professional coaching experiences.
Education: Bachelor’s degree preferred.
Effective written, oral communication and dispute resolution skills.
Must impart a high level of energy and passion for the game, with an ability to relate well with players and coaches and possess the skills necessary to communicative responsively, clearly and effectively with parents.
Ability to relate to and motivate players and coaches.
Excellent organizational and time management skills.
Proven computer and technology skills, including ability to use word processing, spreadsheets, registration tools, database management and website development programs.
Maintains effective working relationship with members and BOD.
Additional Salary Information: Annual compensation commensurate with experience and qualifications (no personal benefits). Bonuses include, 1) 50% of any newly developed “in house” camp net revenue (revenue intake minus expenses). 2) 100% of independently contracted, 1-on-1 individual player training.
As an independent contractor, it is understood and agreed upon that there will be no additional reimbursement of job related expenses, including, but not limited to: training and licensure costs, professional development opportunities, technology (mobile phone, computer, etc.), mileage, meals lodging.
About Mankato United Soccer Club
Mankato United Soccer Club was founded in 1986 - a 501(c)(3) with the mission to promote, foster, and perpetuate the game of soccer for players under 20 years of age. We serve over 1,500 youth players in the Mankato area in both recreational and competitve soccer. In 2013, we partnered with North Mankato and ISD77 to develop 17.6 acre Caswell North Soccer Complex. In 2019, we are expanding our mission beyond U19 players with a WPSL team and continued development opportunities and growth of the game of soccer.