The Sporting Kansas City Assistant Director of Coaching, Academy Affiliates will assist with providing technical resources and experiences, along with administrative and operational support, to the network of Academy Affiliate members. This position will directly report to the Director of Coaching, Academy Affiliates.
The position is to be a key contributor to the Youth Business Development team while ensuring all work is consistent with the Sporting KC brand purpose: “We create memories through personalized experiences with our Club.”
Sporting Kansas City is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and equity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all associates. We encourage all talented individuals looking for a challenge to apply.
Manage and assist Director of Coaching and Coordinator with Academy Affiliate programs.
Plan and perform on-field and classroom coaching education clinics and unique experiences for Affiliate clubs and Youth Soccer programming.
Execute, design and deliver player development programs.
Assist in the creation and implementation of elite player pathway initiatives.
Assist with managing each club’s contractual and fulfilment obligations.
Establish and grow a positive working relationship with the SKC Academy and each Affiliate club.
Assist with oversight of each Academy Affiliate’s fulfillment requirements.
Integrate and communicate with internal departments – youth soccer, corporate sponsorships, marketing, ticket sales, etc.
Match Day Responsibilities
Full-time associates act as representatives of Sporting Kansas City at all home matches, engaging with guests and working to create Magic Moments for all fans.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Strong organizational, communications and interpersonal skills.
Ability to organize work effectively, conceptualize and prioritize objectives and exercise independent judgment based on an understanding of organizational policies and activities.
Independent judgment to plan, prioritize and organize a diversified workload.
Ability to coordinate and lead multiple tasks and projects.
Ability to demonstrate poise, tact and diplomacy. Strong teamwork aptitude required.
High level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive, confidential situations and information.
Self-motivated and goal-driven.
Professional appearance and attitude, as well as ability to work with others.
Skills and Experience
Bachelor’s Degree in business, sports science, sports management or other related field preferred.
USSF “C” License or higher required preferred.
Two (2) to four (4) years’ youth club coaching experience.
One (1) to two (2) years’ experience in a youth soccer director position or college coaching experience.
Experience in developing curriculums and training programs.
Awareness of youth soccer industry trends and developments.
Demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Calendar.
Applicants must be a US Citizen or currently have legal rights to work in the United States.
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 finger, hand or feel objects, tools or controls.
Frequent stooping, bending, pulling and pushing.
Reach with hands and arms.
Required to talk and hear consistently.
Ability to work non-traditional hours, including nights, weekends, and holidays as necessary.
About Sporting Kansas City
About Our Club
Sporting Kansas City was unveiled as one of the 10 charter members of Major League Soccer on June 6, 1995. Known as the Kansas City Wiz during the inaugural 1996 season and the Kansas City Wizards from 1997-2010, the club reached an early peak at the turn of the century when it won the 2000 MLS Cup and Supporters’ Shield title. On Aug. 31, 2006, a team of Kansas City entrepreneurs ushered in a new era by purchasing the club from founder Lamar Hunt and the Hunt Sports Group. Under the guidance of the new Sporting Club ownership group—comprised of Neal Patterson and Cliff Illig, two of the founders of healthcare software pioneer company Cerner Corporation, along with Pat Curran, Greg Maday and Robb Heineman—Kansas City’s professional soccer club rebranded from the Wizards to Sporting Kansas City in 2010 and moved into world-class Children’s Mercy Park the following year, setting the stage for a transformational decade of excellence.
In addition to winning two MLS Cups (2000, 2013) and four Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cups (2004, 2012, 2015, 2017), Sporting Kansas City has opened world-class facilities such as Swope Soccer Village, Children's Mercy Park, Wyandotte Sporti...ng Fields and Pinnacle while investing in the Sporting KC Academy and Sporting Kansas City II for developing local youth into homegrown talent.
At Sporting Kansas City, we continually strive to win championships, deliver a world-class product on and off the field, create the finest fan experience in sports, create meaningful connections with the community and innovate in all that we do.
Sporting Kansas City is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all associates.