Chicago Fire FC

Chicago Fire FC

Coordinator of Academy Football Operations (U13/U14)


Role Type



Posting Date

Jun 13, 2022

Role description

Chicago Fire Football Club is a Major League Soccer team that was founded in 1997 and is Chicago’s ambassador to the global sport of soccer. The Club recently returned to Soldier Field as well as opened a new 50,000 square foot office in the heart of the city. With tremendous growth and expansion, the Club is laying the foundation for an audacious and ambitious vision that will transform the brand and the success of the Club in the coming years.

Some of the fabulous employee perks Chicago Fire Football Club offers to full-time employees include:
Work-Life Balance:
Option to work remotely 1 week from any place of choice per year
Flexible work arrangements & hybrid scheduling (upon manager approval)
Paid Time Off:
3 weeks of Paid Time Off upon hire
22 days of paid holiday time off (including 2 weeks off at the end of each calendar year)
4 hours of Volunteer Time Off per month
Excellent Benefit Programs:
Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D, Supplementary Life, Supplementary AD&D, Flexible, Spending Account & Pre-Tax Commuter Benefits
401k eligibility immediately upon hire with a 3% employer contribution rate
Educational Stipend of $1,500 per year
Paid Family Leave:
14-16 weeks fully paid leave for employees giving birth and 8 weeks fully paid leave for committed partners & spouses – applicable to foster care & adoptive parents as well
6 weeks fully paid FMLA leave to care for a family member with a serious medical condition
Office Culture & Facilities:
Full game room, frequent happy hours & parties, employee recognition programs and access to a full workout center & rooftop at our central office.

Position Overview:
The Coordinator of Academy Football Operations will directly manage & execute all aspects of Academy Team Operations & Administration for U13 & U14 teams. Aspects include but are not limited to budgeting, player registration & services, scheduling for training, games, and club events as well as the management of equipment. The Coordinator of Academy Football Operations will manage, coordinate, and execute all aspects of home and away games in accordance with the high standards of the Chicago Fire Football Club.

Budget, coordinate & facilitate all aspects of academy away trips which includes devising itineraries, hotel, bus/vans & flight reservations as well as nutrition for players & staff
Collaborate with Academy travel agents for bookings hotels, buses, vans, and flights
Coordinate & facilitate all aspects of academy home games with high standards which include coordinating schedules with our players & opponents, roster submittal to the league, field setup, video recording & uploading to MOD11, VEO & HUDL
Manage players registrations for the Club & MLS NEXT league to adhere to all rules & regulations
Manage HUDL, VEO, GotSport, and MOD11 databases for all video and player registrations
Manage weekly/daily communication with players, parents & Academy staff regarding training & travel schedules & important information as needed
Manage the execution of the Academy YSC order from Adidas which includes inventorying, printing, & distribution of gear to players & staff
Assist in the planning and operational execution of Academy events (i.e., ID Events, Family Orientation, Senior Night, College Signing Day)
Collaborate with the MARCOM department for all social media outlet needs
The above responsibilities are transferable to the U15/17 teams when required.

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, preferred
Minimum of 1-2 years of experience in a professional football club, required
Previous MLS/USSDA/USYSA Club experience an advantage
The ability to work independently and in a team/collaborative work environment is required along with strong organizational, interpersonal, analytical, and planning skills
Must be able to work evenings and weekends as required. This position requires travel with the Academy Teams.
Must have reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license
Proficient in using PC and Microsoft office products, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint
Fully Vaccinated for COVID-19

Please note:
Chicago Fire Football Club is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion. Our diversity initiatives start with the recruitment and selection process; therefore, we’d like to welcome all diverse candidates to apply to opportunities within our Club.
Chicago Fire Football Club is committed to providing equal employment opportunity and maintaining a workplace for employees and applicants for employment that is free from discrimination. The Club does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, citizenship, age, veteran or military status, disability, sexual orientation, sexual orientation or expression, marital status or any other characteristic protected by law. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including hiring, promotion, compensation, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training.
If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, please contact the Human Resources Department at to let us know the nature of your request and your contact information
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