Employment within the club

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR OPENING

Western Lehigh United Soccer Club is seeking candidates to fill a “Technical Director” staff position. The deadline for application is Friday March 4, 2016.

JOB DESCRIPTION:
This job description shall act as a guide and may at times be altered to benefit the needs of the Western Lehigh United Soccer Club:

Shall report directly to the Board of Directors
Responsible for the design and implementation of technical programs for the Club upon approval of the Board of Directors
Responsible for ensuring that technical programs are current with latest updates from U.S. Youth Club Soccer
Assist with miscellaneous unspecified administrative duties in order to complement the day-to-day running of the Club
Responsible, in conjunction with the Board of Directors, for appointing all coaches and also, when necessary removing them
Responsible, in conjunction with the Board of Directors, the appointing of Directors of Coaching for both boys and girls and also, when necessary removing them
Working directly with the Directors of Coaching and providing guidance, coach development, training program design, and including at times the delivery of training sessions
Implementation of a recreation soccer program to supplement the travel teams
Act as a liaison with the Technical Directors from other local and regional clubs
A qualified candidate shall possess the following:
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
Strong practical playing ability at the professional, semi-professional, or college level
Strong interpersonal skills with solid written and oral communication skills
Computer literacy, including the ability to work with standard word-processing (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) tools
Proven ability to influence adults and articulate concepts to large audiences
Demonstrate leadership qualities
Integrity and follow morally and ethically sound standards
Good organizational skills and administrative skills with good time management
Have a dynamic personality with innovative ideas and strong motivational skills
A player development policy that is in line with the Club’s mission and objective
Be responsible with a mature personality
Committed to working non traditional hours, nights and weekends
A valid drivers license and insurance

To apply, please submit your resume and salary requirements to:

westernlehighunitedsoccerclub@gmail.com

ANNOUNCING DIRECTOR OF COACHING OPENINGS

Western Lehigh United Soccer Club is seeking candidates to fill two “Director of Coaching” staff positions. There will be a Director of Coaching for the boys and one for the girls. The deadline for application is Friday March 11, 2016.

JOB DESCRIPTION

This job description shall act as a guide and may at times be altered to benefit the needs of the Western Lehigh United Soccer Club.

  • Shall report directly to the Technical Director and the Board of Directors
  • Train and monitor the team coaches and help them plan and implement practice sessions. Design and administer a continuing education program for the team coaches. Conduct coaches clinics. Bring experts such as state, regional, and national staff coaches, to present clinics.
  • Bring Referee Instructors to educate the coaches and the parents on the rules of the game.
  • Design and administer the team tryouts.
  • Design the training priorities for each age group and level.
  • Organize supplementary skill clinics and camps for the players.
  • Assist Technical Director with planning, organizing and implementing the Recreation Program.
  • Create a college recruiting information program and educate the players and parents on college playing opportunities.
  • Educate the players and the parents about the playing opportunities beyond the club level, such as the ODP, and encourage the best players to try out for the ODP.
  • Assist with the creation of a suitable library of books, videos and articles for all the team coaches to access
  • Promote the club within the community and help with public relations

A qualified candidate shall possess the following:

  • Organizational Skills
  • Leadership Skills
  • Coaching Ability
  • Motivation to Succeed
  • Possesses Developmental Oriented Philosophies vs. Result Oriented Philosophies
  • Teaching Skills / Communication Skills
  • Is he/she in it for the good of the game
  • Possess strong practical coaching experience at the youth level.
  • Demonstrate ability to relate to and communicate with young players of all levels, from recreational to top select.
  • Possess strong practical playing ability at the professional, semi-professional and/or college varsity level.
  • Possess strong interpersonal skills with solid written and oral communication skills.
  • Possess proven ability to influence adults and articulate concepts to large audiences.
  • Committed to working a non-traditional schedule of afternoons, evenings, and weekends
  • Have a dynamic personality with innovative ideas and strong motivational skills.