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Penn Fusion Soccer Academy

Penn Fusion Soccer Academy

Academy/ECNL Director - Girls


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Feb 3, 2024


This position will oversee the day-to-day operations of our nationally ranked girls ECNL ECNL-Regional League programs. Additionally, the Academy/ECNL Director will oversee our girls Elite Performance Program (EPP), and will be assigned as a head coach to two ECNL teams. This position will report directly to our Technical Director.
What We Offer:

Benefits: (Health Insurance + Dental Vision), (Group Life and ADD Insurance), (Voluntary Term Life Insurance), (403(b) Vanguard Retirement Plan).
Salary: Nationally competitive, commensurate upon experience and licensing.
Hybrid Office Environment: Mon Fri work from home / Tue,Wed,Thur in-office days.
Ability to lead a nationally ranked girls ECNL program.
Positive work environment with an experienced leadership team.
All full-time employees are issued a company laptop.
Professional development opportunities (full financial support of licensing and international/domestic coach education opportunities).
Vacation Days: minimum of two weeks per year.

Essential Functions:Academy/ECNL Director:

Technical Leadership: Provide technical leadership to all ECNL ECNL-RL teams, maintaining the clubs standing as a Top 25 Girls ECNL club in the nation.
Coach Education/Curriculum: Assist the Technical Director to run seasonal coach education sessions/seminars. Maintain, update, and implement the club mandated curriculum.
Technical Meetings: Assist the Technical Director conduct weekly/bi-monthly Technical Meetings for all full-time zone/level Directors.
Coach Evaluation Mentorship: Assist the Technical Director with coach recruitment, assessment, mentorship, and team assignment.
Annual Competition Plans/Schedule: Assist the Technical Director to create and manage the Travel/Academy seasonal competition plan for all levels of play (indoor outdoor events, league play, supplementary programming, tournaments showcases).
Membership Meetings: Assist the Executive Director and Technical Director with any ‘Open House/Membership Meetings’.
College Night Workshop: In conjunction with senior staff, manage and plan the annual ‘College Education Night’.
College Placement Program: Work with senior staff, players, staff coaches, and liaise with college coaches to ensure that 25+ players are being placed at the NCAA levels annually.
League Delegate Roles: Fulfill duties of the ECNL Delegate role.
ID Clinics Scouting: In conjunction with the Technical Director create, implement, and manage an annual ID Clinics Scouting plan.
Coach Player Evaluation Process: In conjunction with the Technical Director implement and manage a formalized coach and player seasonal evaluation process.
Tryouts: In conjunction with the Technical Director manage the annual Girls Travel/Academy Tryouts Process (U13-U19).
Game Observations: Observer/evaluate ECNL ECNL-Regional league teams throughout the course of the season.
PFSA Girls Winter Showcase: Assist with college coach and team recruitment.
Team Camps: Coach/Direct two weeks of mandatory team camps.
Monthly Technical Report: Submit a monthly report to the Executive Director Technical Director.
Miscellaneous tasks as assigned by the Executive Director, Technical Director, and Board of Directors.

Elite Performance Program:

Create, manage, and maintain individual development plans (IDP’s) for our most talented players within the U12-U19 age groups (30+/- players).
Direct monthly ‘best with best’ programming across the U12-U19 age groups.
Manage an annual competition plan that includes local and regional events.

Position Application:

Apply through the Linkedin job portal (must include a copy of your resume).


***US Citizens/Green Card holders only.
The application period will be open through to 2/29/2024.
Travel/hotel provided for selected out-of-state candidates.

Technical Skills, Qualifications, Requirements:

USSF A / B / or Academy Directors License (or international equivalent).
Minimum of 5+ years coaching within a national level league or at the collegiate level.
Preferred: 3+ years experience within a Director of Coaching role.
In-depth knowledge of the college recruitment and placement process.
Track record of developing collegiate/professional players.
A passion for girls youth development, and ability to work as part of a high-functioning team.
Ability to work in a structure with a defined style-of-play, curriculum, and player development philosophy.
In-depth knowledge of domestic and international youth development trends, systems, and best practices.
An understanding of the regional and national soccer landscape.
On-field: *6 weekly training sessions plus weekend games events (coaching observations).
Off-field: *20+/- hours administrative duties/program management.

Administrative Skills Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree preferred, but not required (Sports Management, Business Administration, Sports Science).
Technology: proficient with Sports Session Planner, Veo, Sports Analytic Platforms, and Google products.
Excellent communicator (written and verbal).
Creative innovative.
Collaborative and people person.
Detail-oriented and well organized.
Valid driver's license and personal transportation.
Candidate must provide up-to-date PA Child Abuse History Clearance, PA State Police Criminal Record Check, and the FBI Criminal Background Check.

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