Under the direction of the Arizona Soccer Association (ASA) Board of Directors and under the supervision of the Board President, assist the Board of Directors in developing and administering programs and services to help accomplish the vision and goals of the nonprofit Arizona Soccer Association (ASA) in support of servicing and growing its membership and affecting the state in positive ways.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Includes but is not limited to the following:
The CEO will:
Confer with the Board of Directors, staff, national organizations, individuals, groups and committees in the development, implementation, and management of ASA short and long term goals, strategies, programs and services
With the President and Treasurer, be responsible for developing financial goals and budget; recognizing and assessing key indicators of financial health of the association; and, managing the organization’s budget and fiscal matters
Provide information and contribute continuous constructive enhancements to ASA Business plan
Conduct the daily business of the association in matters of:
monitoring and enforcing contracts;
contracting of supplies and service;
ensuring payment of invoices and bills;
maintaining appropriate financial records as required to maintain nonprofit status with the United States government as well as corporation status with the State of Arizona Secretary of State
Interpret organization programs, policies and practices to soccer and other public and community groups
Advise and work with the Board of Directors to ensure quality of programs and services and effective use of resources
Interpret and review ASA Bylaws, Rules, Regulations and Policies for member leagues, clubs, teams, players, coaches, managers, administrators and others
Serve and support the entire ASA membership
Seek, develop and implement revenue generating initiatives to include sponsorships, grants, and community donors
Develop, implement, and oversee community outreach, advocacy programs representing youth soccer and wellness throughout Arizona
Develop and modify personnel policies, benefits and job descriptions
Recommend new positions
Oversee all department heads and ensure each department (Technical, Operations, Member Services, and Communication etc) has clear goals linked directly to the Vision of ASA.
Oversee the Director of Member Services on all HR and payroll responsibilities
Build and leverage relationships at the state, regional, and national levels to include organizations such as US Youth Soccer, US Soccer Foundation, and US Soccer as well as local organizations in order to promote the Vision and Goals of ASA.
Represent ASA in and outside the soccer community
Become a vital part of the Arizona community
In addition, the CEO must be able to travel overnight on association business.
The CEO will not accept any assignments or employment, perform any services for any other soccer organization, or engage in any other soccer administration actively outside ASA without the permission of the AYSA President.
The CEO will:
Directly supervise all office staff, both full and part-time employees, and contractors
Develop a cooperative team spirit in the office
Supervise all financial aspects, including the Association budget
Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policy and applicable laws.
Be responsible for interviewing, hiring and training employees
Plan, assign and direct work
Appraise performance through regular performance reviews
Act on the results of the regular performance reviews
Address complaints and resolve problems
To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to constantly exceed expectations while performing each essential duty. The requirements listed below are representative of knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
**No Coaching Diploma is required for this position**
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
The Applicant will possess a Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in business, nonprofit management, or a related management experience field. An advanced degree or experience equivalent is a plus.
The Applicant will be able to demonstrate previous success in managing all aspects of a complex organization including but not limited to financial management and planning, policy development and implementation.
The Applicant will be able to demonstrate a minimum of ten years of progressive work experience in leadership of a complex and dynamic organization.
While not a requirement, a working knowledge of Spanish will be considered a plus.
LEADERSHIP SKILLS and MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE
Ability to demonstrate decisiveness, self-motivation, and exemplary leadership skills. Ability to facilitate and adapt strategically to changing markets and implementation vision of the Board to address the growth of soccer
Strong ability to organize effectively, delegate responsibility, solve problems quickly and communicate clearly
Proven track record of developing and implementing advocacy plans that promote diversity and inclusivity
Knowledge of the local, regional, and national soccer landscape. This would include state-wide Clubs and leagues as well as organizations such as US Youth Soccer, US Soccer Foundation, and US Soccer
Demonstrated experience and success in recruiting, retaining, developing, and motivating staff at all levels.
Expertise in attracting, developing and incentivizing volunteers
Excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and handle multiple projects with deadlines.
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Strong commitment to customer service and developing a best in class service organization.
Passion for the sport of soccer and promoting the game with focus on inclusion and growth.
Ability to read, analyze and interpret the most complex documents. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints. Ability to write and/or make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics to membership, public groups, and/or boards of directors. Ability to read, write and interpret document on policies and procedures.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
Must have no felony convictions in the past twenty-five (25) years and be able to pass a background check.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to walk, talk and listen. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those and employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions, extreme cold and extreme heat. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. The work environment is nonsmoking.
***No Coaching Diploma is required for this position***
Additional Salary Information: Salary: Negotiable based on Experience and Skills ($120,000 up to $140,000)
FSLA Status: Exempt
About Arizona Soccer Association
Arizona Soccer Association is a Arizona non-profit, 501(c)(3) Tax Exempt Corporation formed to promote, foster, and advance the cause of soccer within Arizona. It is the mission of ASA to foster the physical, mental and emotional growth and development of the state of Arizona's youth through the sport of soccer at all levels, ages and competition level. Arizona Soccer Association is a member of United States Youth Soccer, United States Soccer Federation and Federation Internationale de Football Association.