Chicago Fire FC

Chicago Fire FC

Language Coach


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Posting Date

Jun 15, 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 hire22 days of paid holiday time off (including 2 weeks off at the end of each calendar year)4 hours of Volunteer Time Off per monthExcellent 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 rateEducational Stipend of $1,500 per yearPaid 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 conditionOffice Culture & Facilities:Full game room, frequent happy hours & parties, employee recognition programs, and access to a full workout center & rooftop at our central office. Job Overview:Chicago Fire Football Club is seeking a dedicated Language Instructor to join our team! This individual will directly support Chicago Fire FC’s First Team players, families, coaches, and support staff to liaison language barriers and facilitate Spanish language education. The Language Instructor may assist with language learning and translation for Chicago Fire FC’s Academy, in addition to their main duties.  Job Responsibilities:Translating:Administer individual and group language education programs for players and staff.Attend training sessions, workouts, and pre-season, regular season, and postseason games to interpret and translate instructions for athletes, as needed.Work closely with coaching and support staff to identify verbal conversations and written correspondence requiring translation. Act as a language liaison for players, families, coaches, and support staff. Training and Education:Identify short-term and long-term goals of the organization and the individuals to create realistic and measurable goals for direction. Prepare education materials to facilitate instruction for different learning styles (e.g., spatial, audio, linguistic, etc.)Monitor progress of language fluency by conducting progress assessments and offering feedback. Establish professional relationships with players to encourage an open learning environment. Exhibit a high level of excitement and encouragement to motivative individuals through learning obstacles.  Qualifications:Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree preferred. Spanish and English language fluency required, German, French, and Portuguese language proficiency a plus. Previous experience providing translation assistance and educational instruction to adult learners. Excellent written and oral communication in English and Spanish languages. The ability to become knowledgeable of the relevant Major League Soccer performance, statistics, rules, and regulations.  Ability to work in a team/collaborative work environment.Must be able to maintain a high level of confidentiality and discretion. Must be able to work a non-traditional workweek which includes nights, weekends, and holidays. Ability to travel domestically and internationally. 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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