Academy Director - Vancouver United Football Club

Post date: Feb. 25, 2016

Application Deadline: May. 31, 2016

Start Date: Aug. 15, 2016

Vancouver United Football Club
Game.Club.Community
 
Vancouver United FC ("VanU") is seeking to hire a suitable candidate for the position of Academy Director/ Assistant Technical Director for our academy; youth development and youth coach development programs. Ideally, this candidate will bring experience from a proven, "state of the art" youth development environment to assist our current staff in raising the level of programming and training at VanU
 
About the Club
Vancouver United FC draws its 4,000 male and female players primarily from the west side of the Vancouver, British Columbia. Our club enters teams in most levels competition in our region. Efforts are currently underway to enter teams in the highest tier of community soccer (Metro Select League) for the 2016-17 season. We do not currently operate teams at the regional high performance league.
 
About the Role
Our club is focused on raising the standard of coaching and player performance within our club. As such, our club is seeking a candidate that brings advanced coaching accreditation and extensive experience in youth development in a national or acclaimed Club program. We are also looking for a coach with the ability to infuse best practices and a love of the game throughout our programs.Working under the Technical Director, the Academy Director is responsible for the overall implementation and quality of the Academy program (U9-U13). The Academy Director also participates in program planning and administration. The position acts as primary support coach for all U13 to U18 teams and plays an pivotal role in evaluating players for placement on U11-U14 teams.
 
Coaching Credentials
The ideal candidate should possess a minimum of a either a UEFA B license, CSA B National or equivalent coach certification. Preference will be given to candidates who have completed the Scottish FA’s Advanced Children’s License or equivalent.
 
Term
The position is initially being appointed on a two-year contract and may be extended by mutual agreement and upon certain conditions. Overseas applications are being accepted from suitably qualified candidates. The club would provide assistance securing a Canadian work visa for the right candidate.
 
Salary and Benefits
The position is based in Vancouver and will pay a monthly salary of $4000 plus an additional $50 per hour for on fieldwork assigned by the Technical Director. These additional hours would be assigned mainly for work with player evaluations (U9-U13), game support (U9/U10) and spring/summer camps. A benefits package or pay in lieu will be offered. The position offers three weeks paid vacation to be taken during non-programmed times.
 
Candidate Profile
A successful candidate will, at a minimum, have the following experience and general experience and attributes:
  • Written and spoken English language fluency is required.
  • Candidate should possess a degree or diploma in a relevant field of study.
  • At least five (5) years experience coaching in Club-based youth soccer programs
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate with young players of various levels and abilities
  • Possess strong practical playing ability at the professional, semi-professional, or college level
  • Possess strong interpersonal skills with solid written and oral communication skills
  • Possess computer literacy, including the ability to work with standard word-processing (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) tools
  • Possess proven ability to influence adults and articulate concepts to large audiences
  • Demonstrate leadership qualities
  • Experience in instructing coaching courses to adults
  • Possess integrity and follow morally and ethically sound standards
  • Possess good organizational skills and administrative skills with good time management
  • Have a dynamic personality with innovative ideas and strong motivational skills
  • Be responsible with a mature personality
  • Committed to working non traditional hours, nights and weekends
  • Possess a valid drivers license and access to an insured vehicle
The position is initially being appointed on a two-year contract and may be extended by mutual agreement and upon certain conditions.  Overseas applications are being accepted from suitably qualified candidates. The club would provide assistance securing a Canadian work visa for the right candidate. 

 

Type of Position: Full Time
Employment Type: Employee
Salary Range: $60,000

Contact Details

Contact Name: Gregor Young
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
Address: 
315-2083 Alma Street
Vancouver, BC V6R 4N6
Canada
Contact Phone: 604-674-4109
Contact Fax: 604-677-5372
Web Address: http://www.vancouverunitedfc.com
Contact Email: 
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