Lakeville SC's Recreation Program is provided year-round, with our traditional competitive Rec League taking place in the Spring/Summer/Fall months. Our yearly registrations for these programs totals over 3,500 players.
The LSC Recreation Director is primarily responsible for administering and managing the LSC Recreational League seasons for the Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter seasons. Working hours will vary depending on the time of year, but the role can expect around 40-50hr/week on average. Below are a list of tasks Technical Directors are responsible for within each calendar year. The Executive Director and Travel Coordinator are in place to hold TD’s accountable for the completion of each task.
The ideal candidate will have a passion and enthusiasm for working with soccer players of all ages/abilities, staff, and volunteer coaches. The candidate will thrive in a community club & high-performance soccer environment and demonstrate a passion for continuous program improvement and leadership. The candidate will have a strong passion to take the club to the next level that aligns with the club’s strategic goals. The candidate must work well in a team environment and will inspire, delegate, and motivate others. As a key leader in the club, the candidate will be looked upon for professionalism, mindfulness, organization, and good communication.
The start date for this position will be no later than July 1, 2023.
Oversee all soccer related activities and the development of Club's teams, coaches, and players in the Recreation Program.
Oversee the ID, recruitment, and retention of all coaches
Design and implement all player development initiatives to further the technical and tactical abilities of all LSC players
Develop and implement coaching curriculum that supports the Club's overall player development guidelines and game model
Host kick-off educational event for team coaches
Create game schedules for all seasonal programs
Leader of all aspects of Winter Rec Training Program and Summer/Fall TOTS
Coordinate uniform orders and distribution with club apparel provider
Submit weekly reports to Executive Director regarding program status
Leader of conflict resolution with parents/players/coaches/staff to ensure the Club's Code of Conduct and it's associated policies are upheld
Leader of Junior Academy program to ensure successful transition of players into travel program
Assist Executive Director in marketing and communications of current/future programming
Other duties as may be assigned from time-to-time
Hybrid position that includes both office and field time
Weekdays and Weekends
Travel required. Must have reliable transportation
Reports to Executive Director
Weekly hours range from 40-45hrs
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 operate and feel objects, tools or controls.
Reach with hands and arms.
Required to talk and hear consistently.
Ability to occasionally lift, carry and/or drag up to twenty-five (25) 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 and game days, including evenings, weekends and holidays as necessary.
Skills & Experience
Strong communication skills and ability to convey technical planning to non-technical stakeholders, including parents.
Must be approachable, enthusiastic, and committed to providing a positive experience for all LSC members.
Ideal candidate currently possesses a National C License or higher
Preference will be given to individuals with a degree, diploma, and/or equivalent experience.
Experience hiring, managing, mentoring, and motivating highly qualified coaching personnel.
Ability to work well and communicate effective with both paid and volunteer members of the club
Ability to align annual operating plans to broader club strategic plans.
Use of various software programs including google docs/sheets/forms, teamsnap, session planner, and team genius
Self-motivated, able to take initiative, and work independently with minimal direction.
Detail oriented, highly organized, team player who thrives in a fast-paced environment.
Impeccable attention to detail, excellent proofreading skills.
Excellent time-management skills, manage multiple tasks and projects, track details, and ensure timely and accurate results.
Valid drivers’ license
A criminal record check with vulnerable sector search
Lakeville Soccer Club, established in 1983, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit soccer organization that serves more than 3800 youth soccer players from Lakeville, Minnesota and surrounding communities. We offer a full range of soccer experiences for our athletes at all skill levels and youth age groups including TOTS, Recreational, Junior Academy, Recreational and Travel levels play. We are an important part of our local community and work closely with local schools and city parks. Our club ensures that affordability is at the forefront, providing financial assistance to those in need.