MAIN PURPOSE OF JOBUnder the direction of the GM, the Director of Scouting and Recruitment will be responsible for player identification and recruitment. He will manage a team of scouts for early identification and recruitment scouting as well as advanced scouting. The Director will be responsible for the scouting, evaluation, ranking and projection of potential player acquisitions based upon the processing of reports and data gathered by himself and the scout staff. He will oversee both scout staff development and education. The Director of Scouting and Recruitment is responsible for quality assurance for the scouting and resulting data (reporting). The Director will coordinate with the General Manager, and Head Coach for all levels of the developmental pyramid to ensure maximization of opportunity and team resources. Finally, he will oversee process development, logistics, targeting, and scheduling and bear responsibility for the scouting budget. GENERIC DUTIES Oversee International scouting and recruitmentResponsible for overseeing Domestic Scouting and Recruitment including a knowledge of MLS, USL, MLSNP, and NCAA levels. Develop target markets along with the GM and Head Coach: (youth/collegiate/professional) targets Ensure accurate and consistent presentation of all scout reports, as well as facilitate the process and procedure for information flow to the technical staff at all levels of the team’s pyramidCollaborate with coaches of recruitment targets, agents and families as appropriate to ensure rules and procedures are followed and player experience is maximizedOversee, guide, and communicate effectively with Scouting and Recruitment Manager ensuring scouting objectives and timelines are clearRecruit, hire, supervise, and provide technical guidance to all scoutsCommunicate effectively with all staffEnsure General Manager and Head Coach has everything he needs to succeedOrganize scouting meetings with Head Coach to ensure all targets and important scouting matters are discussed with coaching staffFocus on all scouting related responsibilities to allow the Head Coach more time with the team SPECIFIC DUTIESServe as a leader and resource to all team coaches and technical staff on matters pertaining to player scouting, recruitment, and monitoring of potential players of interestAssist in the hiring of and manages the members of the scout staffCreate, direct, and implement Timbers’ recruitment development program to prepare and develop scouts who organically recruit to Timbers’ style and philosophyDevelop scouting templates and procedures supporting Timbers’ style and philosophyRecruit, hire, train and assign staff scouts to regions and levels; assist player targeting Work with the Video Analyst for recruitment and advanced scouting purposesWork with the Academy and MLSNP staffs in supporting development recruitmentAssist the GM, Head Coach, and technical staff with the development of the standards and methodology for scouts to use in identifying playersPerform annual evaluations of all scouts Represent Timbers’ in professional manner on all club related travel and scouting tripsSupport the Timbers relationship with NCAA, NAIA and Youth Soccer AssociationsMaintain and enhance the Timbers relationship with MLS, MLSNP, USL, and the MLS Academy Assist youth development with player identification and tracking methodologyWork with the GM and Head Coach to write and maintain the scouting performance planTargets/options for GM and Head Coach, wages + transfer budget. It is imperative that the Head Coach has involvement, and supports decisions once all pre work of budget, salary, transfer fee, and agent fee has been completed Provide quality options at various prices that fit the needs of the Club. Succession planning is vital for every position in the Club. The Timbers GM will help lead in the selection of players in player drafts and work with the coaching staff and scouts (assist coaches) to build a strong team (for more details refer to scouting handbook)This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive, and employee will also perform other reasonably related business duties as assigned by their immediate supervisor and other management as required COLLEGEOversee all NCAA scouting and help manage college scouting networkWork with college scouts to produce a NCAA summary shadow team composed of college players ranked by position including identifying non-seniors, academy affiliation and international playersDevelop NCAA summary shadow teams and distribute at the following times to the GM and coaching staff when necessaryHelp lead the MLS Superdraft process including meetings prior to draft to discuss targets, strategy, and objectives REQUIRED SKILLSManage and communicate with all agentsA voice of support/getting thoughts through in a way that is heard/help managingPlayer issues – a sounding board and guidanceFive years’ experience as a scout or equivalent in a club, collegiate, professional and/or State/Regional/National institutionFive years’ experience as an scout or equivalent in a club, collegiate, professional and/or State/Regional/National institution(s)Demonstrated administrative and organizational abilities to manage multiple programs and priorities, including event and long-range planningDemonstrated ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writingKnowledge of MLS and American Soccer landscape is importantBilingual (English/Spanish) helpful but not requiredThis position is considered exempt from minimum wage and overtime pay requirementsThe Timbers organization reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as the need arises. This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.