Chicago Edge Soccer Club is one of the largest community-based youth soccer clubs in the Chicagoland area. Based in the Oak Park/River Forest community that borders the city of Chicago, we have over 1300 players that participate in our travel and recreational programs annually.
Reporting to the Executive Director and Director of Operations, we are looking for a Director of Coaching that will manage the Chicago Edge SC coaching staff and oversee the day-to-day operations of the club. The position requires remote, flexible office hours, with evening and weekend work required for training and game responsibilities. This is a full-time, salaried, W-2 position within the club, with opportunities for profit share bonuses based on program revenue.
Oversee the day-to-day operations of travel and recreational program implementation
Implement club curriculum and philosophy, promoting our core values across all teams and programs
Oversee overall coach performance - Identify, recruit, and evaluate the coaching staff
Conduct Coach development meetings and on-field sessions
Maintain open communication channels with staff, coaches, families, and community partners
Lead the parent outreach of the club in collaboration with the Executive Director
Serve as a Head Coach for at least 2 travel teams
Attend staff meetings, and monthly Board of Directors meetings to provide travel club updates as well as other reports as requested.
Be the point of contact for the State Association, and member leagues
Assist with tryout planning and organization.
Consistently communicate with coaches and Executive Director
Other duties may be assigned as needed to fulfill role responsibilities
Possess or working toward a minimum of a USSF ‘B’ License or USC Premier Diploma (or equivalent)
5+ years coaching youth soccer
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Previous experience as a Director of Coaching or Assistant Director of Coaching
Demonstrated experience developing coaches and players
A 4-year bachelor’s degree
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Google Docs. (social media a plus)
Chicago Edge Soccer Club is one of Chicago's largest youth soccer clubs in the Chicagoland area. Our mission is to provide a quality program for area soccer players at all levels, promoting growth and excellence in individual and team soccer skills, in a challenging and rewarding environment. We compete in local leagues (IWSL, YSSL and NISL) as well as the NPL and many in state and out of state tournaments.
The club strives for continual improvement in the quality of its coaching/training staff in order to offer a premier youth soccer club experience that provides its players the opportunity for a high level of achievement, sportsmanship, and character development.