Overview

U.S. Soccer Overview
We are U.S. Soccer and we are the future of sport in the United States.  Our mission is to make soccer the preeminent sport in the United States.  We embrace diversity, technology and global connections to drive the growth of our sport and serve our athletes and fans.  We seek motivated, passionate, skilled people who can think, create and work on a team.
U.S. Soccer is a growing company that looks for team members to grow with it. U.S. Soccer offers a comprehensive compensation package, casual work environment, an inclusive culture and an atmosphere for professional development.
 
Primary Responsibilities
  • Reports to the Chief Executive Officer
  • Fosters a day to day and long-term environment around the WNT
  • Works with the head coach and the staff
  • Builds a culture around the team with the head coach and staff
  • Continues to evolve the Style of Play, team tactical principles, and positional profiles together with the head coach
  • Collaborates with the head coach on creating the player depth chart
  • Communicates and works with the Sport Development Departments
  • Commits to the vision, mission, objectives, strategies, and policies of U.S. Soccer
Duties
Creates, executes and monitors a long-term technical plan aligned with U.S. Soccer’s Sport Development Programs
  • Creates a Style of Play for the WNT
  • Creates a long-term performance plan
  • Manages the current, and builds the future player pool with the head coach
  • Builds a culture within and around the team with the head coach
  • Creates team standards, camp processes, and protocols
 Creates partnerships and builds networks
  • Communicates regularly with clubs and coaches (domestic and international)
  • Communicates regularly with domestic professional leagues
  • Communicates and interacts with stakeholders from membership, media, donors, sponsors, etc.
  • Communicates and interacts with the other Sport Development Departments
  • Fosters a culture of open communication, collaboration, and sense of belonging (internally and externally)
Builds, leads, and evaluates the team behind the team
  • Hires the head coach
  • Hires the technical staff with the head coach
  • Selects the high performance staff with the Director of High Performance and the head coach
  • Communicates with the head coach and all staff on a regular basis
  • Fosters a culture of open communication, collaboration, and sense of belonging
Manages the day-to-day activities around the team
  • Executes daily decisions in accordance to team standards, camp processes, protocols, etc.
  • Guides and mentors players
  • Supports camps
  • Creates a forum for feedback, analysis, reflection, and discussion before and after each camp
Leads the planning of National Team activity
  • Plans the WNT calendar (camps, games, etc.) in accordance with the FIFA calendar
Leads the creation, implementation and evaluation of performance programs
  • Analyzes team and individual player performance
  • Works with the High Performance Department to create an elite performance environment
  • Tracks individual and team performance with the Analytics Department
  • Provides detailed reports on individual players and team performance
Leads oneself and the process
  • Represents the WNT internally and externally (staff meetings, Board of Director meetings, etc.)
  • Strives to be a leader
  • Strives to be a role model
  • Embodies U.S. Soccer culture, behaviors, and beliefs
  • Empowers others
  • Reflects on performance related to the tasks of the role
  • Understands and develops personal learning needs and development goals
Minimum Qualifications
  • Expert knowledge of the sport (team tactical principles, profiles, styles of play, etc.) and able to clearly articulate this knowledge to others
  • Experience working for a club or federation in a non-coaching technical leadership role
  • Familiarity with the soccer landscape in the U.S. with a specific understanding of the domestic professional game
  • Understanding of the current pool of U.S. players and the ability to compare/contrast them against the international benchmark
  • Desire to lead and work in a collaborative environment with the head coach and U.S. Soccer’s other technical leaders
 
Desired Qualifications
  • U.S. Soccer Pro License (or UEFA equivalent)
  • Bilingual (English and Spanish)
 
Working at U.S. Soccer is a unique opportunity. Employees who work at U.S. Soccer have the following attributes:
  • Adopt a company centric approach—Support the Member, Impact the Athlete, Serve the Fan Embrace and see learning as a lifelong pursuit
  • Possess a growth mindset—keeps an open mind and seeks new challenges
  • Practice self-assessment and self-reflection
  • Open to criticism and does not make excuses
  • Possess a tireless work ethic
  • Wants to be part of a team that wins
  • Has the ability to be firm but fair
  • Communicate in a direct, open and honest manner
  • Build relationships through genuine interpersonal skills
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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