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Colorado Rapids

Colorado Rapids

Director of Scouting


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Jun 25, 2024


About the job
Job Title: Director of Scouting

Department: Scouting

Business Unit: KSE

Location: Commerce City, Colorado

Reports To: Sporting Director

Employment Type: Full Time– Salaried

Supervisor Position: Yes


Kroenke Sports & Entertainment (KSE) is an American Sports and Entertainment holding company based in Denver, Colorado. KSE is committed to providing world class sports and entertainment for both live and broadcast audiences. We are the employer of choice as the owner and operator of Ball Arena, DICK’S Sporting Goods Park, the Paramount Theatre, Denver Nuggets (NBA), the Colorado Avalanche (NHL), Colorado Mammoth (NLL), Colorado Rapids (MLS), KIMN,KXKL, KKSE (FM/AM), Altitude Sports & Entertainment, Major League Fishing/Fishing League Worldwide (MLFLW), Winnercomm, Outdoor Sportsman Group and SkyCam.

Nature Of Work

Oversee and manage the scouting department.

Examples Of Work Performed

Deliver and present player targets to the Club’s General Manager and Sporting Director along with clear and concise justification as to why they fit the Club’s recruitment philosophy and strategy.
Manage the Club’s player database in conjunction with the Analytics Department.
Supervise the Club’s Head of European Scouting, Head of South American Scouting, and Head of North American Scouting.
Report on the performance and development of the Club’s scouts, as well as provide feedback on their work.
Establish and maintain a reliable network of scouts and recruitment contacts.
Attend Rapids 1 st team training sessions to ensure appropriate benchmarking of players.

This description is a summary only and highlights the general level of work being performed. It is not intended to be all-inclusive. The duties of this position may change based on business needs. The Company reserves the right to add or remove duties and responsibilities at the discretion of the supervisor and/or hiring authority.

Working Conditions & Physical Demands

Typical office conditions
Travel domestically and abroad
Stand and walk 1/3 to 2/3 of time.
Sit up to 1/3 of time.
Talk or hear 2/3 or more of time.
Moderate to loud noise.
Outdoor weather conditions 2/3 of time.
Clear vision at 20”, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


High School or GED
5+ years’ experience in field in a senior scouting or recruitment position
Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.
Certification or soccer licensure either as a coach or in talent identification
US Soccer B license or equivalent
US Soccer Scouting License preferred

Competencies/Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Ability to maintain positive attitude and demonstrate professionalism
Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality
Ability to complete work accurately and in a timely manner
Ability to work independently & in a group setting and demonstrate good judgment skills
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
Possesses excellent interpersonal skills
Ability to multi-task, prioritize and adapt to changing environments
Possess or have access to a broad network of scouting contacts both inside and outside the US
Ability to strategically execute on recruitment goals
Understanding of the rules and conditions of MLS and how they impact player recruitment
Ability to manage and delegate responsibility.


Base $100,000 per annum

Benefits Include

12 Paid Company Holidays
Health Insurance (Medical, Dental, Vision)
Paid Time Off (PTO)
Life Insurance
Short and Long-term Disability
Health Savings Account (HSA)
Flexible Spending plans (FSAs)
401K plan

Equal Employment Opportunity

Kroenke Sports & Entertainment (KSE) provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

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