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Soccer Without Borders USA is a 501c3 non-profit organization that uses soccer as a vehicle for positive change, providing newcomer refugee, asylee, and immigrant youth with a toolkit to overcome obstacles to growth, inclusion, and personal success. Our holistic programs provide youth who are traditionally excluded from extracurricular opportunities with a platform for positive engagement, an avenue for personal growth, and a toolkit for a brighter future.
About SWB Seattle
Soccer Without Borders (SWB) Seattle was launched in 2018 and is one of SWB’s newest locations. Beginning with partnerships at the Seattle World School and with World Relief in South King County, SWB Seattle has created strong foundations and is poised for growth under the right leadership. Our current year-round programming serves newcomer boys and girls through soccer, education, and community-building activities. Using soccer as a platform, our trauma-informed program model provides newcomer youth with a toolkit to develop personally, advance academically, build social capital, gain English language skills, and make healthy choices.
SWB Seattle is one of eight Soccer Without Borders offices that collectively oversee 82 teams, 8 leagues, 8 summer camps, and 12 major community events across 26 program sites. Collectively all locations operate under one shared 501(c)(3) status, providing shared infrastructure and creating a learning community of peers. Founded in 2006, Soccer Without Borders’ work has been recognized locally, nationally, and globally as an effective model for youth development and social change, most recently winning the 2019 Beyond Sport/Dick’s Sporting Goods Collective Impact Award, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Sports Award, and the FIFA Diversity Award.
Soccer Without Borders Program Directors are the most senior position at a given location, leading all aspects of program implementation, staffing, and partnerships, as well as local fundraising, grantwriting, budgeting, and program planning. At this stage of its development, SWB Seattle needs a leader who is a proven builder, someone who knows how to balance opportunism with strategy, strengthening foundations and expanding partnerships. The ideal candidate will thrive in a generalist role, with a willingness to lead and implement all aspects of program development, including partnership-building, fund development, quality program delivery, and daily operations with the support of a small team. Program Directors must be energetic, communicative, collaborative, proactive, organized, and great multi-taskers. As a Director with a small but growing team, the ideal candidate embraces a mentoring role and is able to creatively manage resources for greater impact. The Director of SWB Seattle will be a part of the SWB Directors’ Council, a leadership team within the organization. This team of Directors are passionate advocates that sport can shape and influence outcomes for youth, and are able to bring that mission to life day-to-day through quality program activities and community-building.
Previous experience in sport for development and proficiency in a second or third language are preferred but not required.
A bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 5 years related work experience
Prior experience in a non-profit either as staff or through a significant volunteer experience
Prior experience working cross-culturally and/or internationally
Prior experience in a small team and/or start-up environment
Work authorization in the United States
About this Position
The time for this position breaks down approximately as follows:
Program Implementation and Management (60%)
Deliver a high-quality program that places the needs of newcomer youth in King County as the centerpiece.
Invest in constant improvement, adopting a culture of learning that values all learners as teachers and all teachers as learners.
Ensure that the quality and depth of programming aligns with the SWB mission, values, logic model, and goals.
Ensure fidelity to the SWB program model via the FAMILY Framework and other tools. • Recruit, on-board, train, and evaluate program staff.
Work to secure program inputs including facilities, participants, equipment, and partnerships.
Identify and cultivate partnerships to build year-round program opportunities across King County.
Maintain high standards of monitoring and evaluation, including ensuring quality and accuracy of all attendance, complete season, and evaluation reports.
Additional responsibilities include liaising with schools and other program partners, managing facilities and equipment, overseeing transportation logistics, and generally ensuring the day-to-day operation of a quality program.
Fundraising, Stewardship, and Program Development (30%)
Secure sufficient funding to meet the program’s annual budget through individual contributions, partnerships, events, and grants.
Submit a thorough and detailed budget request and funding plan each year, participating actively in the budget revision and review process.
Steward program funds responsibly and transparently.
Creatively seek new funding opportunities and steward existing funding relationships.
Represent the program publicly through networking events, conferences, and media.
Lead the SWB Seattle Advisory Board.
Envision and oversee strategic decision-making to ensure a thriving, dynamic program.
Organizational Participation (10%)
Participate actively in the SWB community as an individual and as a program, actively contributing to the Directors’ Council, organizational campaigns, sharing best practices, exchanges and trainings, and leading and/or supporting other organizationwide initiatives.
Time and Compensation
The Seattle Director position is a full-time exempt position with an ideal start date of January 6, 2020, reporting to the Managing Director of Programs. SWB encourages persons of any race, ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation, gender identity, and background to apply. Unfortunately, SWB is not able to provide visa sponsorship. The salary range for this position is in the low to mid-50s and includes a health care stipend, a 401k savings plan, generous vacation time, opportunities for travel, and a flexible office schedule. Plus t-shirts. So many t-shirts.
Please send a meaningful email introduction including how you heard about this position along with a resume to Lucas Holmes, Staffing Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org. To help us with our process, please put “SWB Seattle Director” in the subject line.
Soccer Without Borders (SWB) aims to build a more inclusive world through soccer. Our holistic youth development programs combine soccer, education, and community-based activities to provide underserved youth with a toolkit to overcome obstacles to growth, inclusion, and personal success. Operating in multiple locations throughout the United States and internationally, SWB provides year-round direct services to more than 2,300 newcomers and girls, ages 5–23 from 68 different countries of origin, speaking 54 languages.