Houston Dynamo FC

Houston Dynamo FC

Director of Methodology

Country

Role Type

USA

Academy

Posting Date

Apr 14, 2022

Role description

Reports To: General Manager                                                  Other:  Head Coach, Technical Director, and Assistant GM
Type: Full Time                                                                    Start Date: May 1, 2022
Salary: TBD based on experience                                                           Overview:Houston Dynamo FC is seeking candidates to assist with the creation of a soccer identity for the club’s first team, second team, Academy teams, and other soccer departments. This position will work closely with the General Manager, Technical Director, and First Team Head Coach to codify the soccer philosophy of the club, including principles, values, training methodology, positional profiles, game planning, and evaluation. 
The positional responsibilities will include four areas of emphasis. First, the individual will be responsible to work with technical leadership to produce a living document explaining the club’s soccer identity, including written descriptions, graphics, and video. Second, the position will be responsible to work with the first team staff on developing and executing the club’s game model. Third, the position will work with different departments, including the Second Team, Academy, Player Identification, Analytics, and High Performance to ensure all stakeholders understand the soccer philosophy and implement into their overall strategy and daily decision-making. Finally, the individual will be responsible for continuously evaluating the implementation of the identity across the club and updating the overall identity with technical leadership as required.  
 Responsibilities:
Work with technical leadership to create a soccer identity for Houston Dynamo FC
Create a living document to codify the soccer identity, including written descriptions, graphics, and video
Assist First Team staff with developing and executing the game model 
Work with other sporting departments (i.e. Second Team, Academy, Player Identification, Analytics, High Performance) on implementation of soccer identity 
Evaluate execution of identity across club
Update the soccer identity as needed
Other duties as assigned
 
Requirements
Previous experience developing Professional Club / National Team methodologies
Minimum of 10 years of experience training professional coaches 
Minimum of 5 years of experience in high performance environment (i.e. professional first division, Senior National Team)
Coach Education Instructor License
Minimum USSF A or equivalent (i.e. UEFA A Coaching License)
Knowledge of Microsoft Office including PowerPoint, Word, and Excel
Experience using game analysis software (Sports Code, HUDL, etc.)
English and Spanish language fluency is strongly preferred
 Other Attributes
Excellent team member, who always puts the club first
Dedicated to the pursuit of excellence 
High standards of accountability 
Respectful in their communication, empathy, and inclusiveness
Must have ability to travel internationally
Ability to work in a high stress and competitive environment
High level of confidentiality 
Available to work evenings, weekends, and holidays
 *We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. **Houston Dynamo FC has implemented a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy.  Please note that reasonable accommodations will be considered if you have a qualifying medical condition that is a contraindication to vaccination or you object to vaccination based on sincerely held religious beliefs and practices.

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