We seek one individual for a single, full-time contract position that combines two existing part-time roles: Senior Staff Coach and Communications Manager.
As a Senior Staff Coach, you will lead training sessions for our U7-U10 Academy Program and for teams in our U11-U19 Select (D1/D2) Program. The Senior Staff Coach will likely serve as Head Coach for one of our older Select teams. Sessions will generally run from 5-8:30pm on weeknights when in season. You will also observe matches for teams in these programs (generally on Saturdays), and assist the Technical Director with evaluating, tracking, and monitoring the individual development of our players in these programs.
As our Communications Manager, you will be responsible for implementing the club's marketing and communication plans, including production of print and video materials, management of social media and website content, distribution of marketing materials, managing the club's alumni association, conducting member surveys, and responding to phone calls and emails from members. You will also assist with routine administrative tasks, including player registration, volunteer recruitment, and solicitation of club sponsors.
Work hours will be variable and non-traditional, often requiring work during evenings and weekends. This is a 40-hour per week position, but specific duties and work hours will adjust throughout the year to fit current demands.
Applications will be reviewed as they are received. The target start date is July 9, 2018.
The person who will fill this position will meet the following requirements...
Be qualified to serve as a Senior Staff Coach for our Academy and Select Programs. At a minimum, this requires a US Soccer National "D" License or NSCAA National Diploma, with higher licenses strongly preferred. Applicants must have meaningful playing experience (the ability to demonstrate high-level skills) and meaningful experience coaching youth soccer players (at least 3 years of continuous coaching experience). Qualified candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to coaching education, and will be expected to pursue advanced coaching licenses on an ongoing basis.
Be qualified to serve as Communications Manager. This will require demonstrated organizational and communication skills. The applicant must be proficient with the use of standard office management software and web-based applications. Experience managing social media accounts and audio/video production strongly preferred. Fluency in both English and Spanish is strongly preferred. A 4-year college degree in a related field (Marketing, Communications, Public Relations, etc.) is strongly preferred.
All applicants must pass a KidSafe Background Check and be authorized to work in the United States.
Established in 1981, Gulf Coast Soccer is a full-service club that serves nearly 1600 youth soccer players annually. We are located in SE Texas, approximately 70 miles east of Houston, serving a metro population over 400,000 people within 25 miles of our club. Our members reside in the cities of Port Arthur, Port Neches, Groves, Nederland, Bridge City, Beaumont, and surrounding areas.
We are committed to providing quality soccer programs for boys and girls of all ability levels, ages 3-18. We rely upon both professional staff and parent volunteers to implement nationally-recognized best practices in all areas of our operations and programming. Our focus on continuous improvement and community service has helped us grow by nearly 40% over the past three years.
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