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U.S. Soccer Federation

U.S. Soccer Federation

Manager, Youth National Teams


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Jun 12, 2024


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U.S. Soccer Overview
We are U.S. Soccer and we are the future of sport in the United States. Our mission is to make soccer the preeminent sport in the United States. We embrace diversity, technology and global connections to drive the growth of our sport and serve our athletes and fans. We seek motivated, passionate, skilled people who can think, create and work on a team.

U.S. Soccer is a growing company that looks for team members to grow with it. U.S. Soccer offers a comprehensive compensation package, casual work environment, an inclusive culture and an atmosphere for professional development.

The Federation’s core principles set organization-wide standards to identify and foster our culture and inform how we interact and hold each other accountable. These principles guide U.S. Soccer: We Win Together. We Aim High. We Champion Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. To be successful as a USSF employee, it is critical to demonstrate and live up to these principles every day and with every interaction with peers, stakeholders, and partners.

The Federation’s core values are the individual attributes and characteristics that staff embody to uphold the organization’s principles and succeed. These values guide our employees: Integrity. Commitment. Teamwork. Respect.

Position Description
The Manager, Youth National Teams works to support the administration and operations of all sixteen Youth National Teams. Also, this individual is responsible for the day-to-day management of all full-time and network Youth National Team Administrators.

Primary Responsibilities
Support and advance the overall and long-term vision of the YNT Department
Contribute to the development and management of a world-class schedule for all 16 youth national teams
Manage, approve and track all expenses of the department's overall yearly budget
Process all network-employee expenses, invoices, and payroll requests
Support all parts of the YNT player pathway through cross-collaboration with other U.S. Soccer departments
Manage, develop and support all full-time and network YNT administrative staff
Manage and implement all administrative and operational contracts
Implement and ensure all staff adhere to established YNT department policies, practices, and procedures
Evaluate and report on the efficiency and effectiveness of YNT department policies, practices, and procedures
Lead and oversee all staffing for YNT camps, events and related activities
Support the administrative staff during their planning and preparation phase before camps
Identify candidates for full-time and network opportunities
Complete goal setting and performance review discussions with staff on an annual basis

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in Business, Sports Management, Hospitality/Tourism or a related discipline
5+ years' experience in Team Management/Administration and/or sport setting
General knowledge of soccer
Capable of working in fast-paced and demanding environments
Exceptional time-management skills and ability to prioritize workflow
Must be able to connect “micro” details to the “macro” vision and mission
Ability to deliver high-quality work and execute under pressure and deadlines
Detailed oriented and meticulous work style
Excellent written and verbal communication combined with a professional demeanor
Excellent work ethic and relentless desire to contribute to the team’s success on the field
Experience in managing a budget, travel (domestic and international) and operations for an elite sports team
Uncompromising ethical standards, trustworthy and discreet
Proficient experience with Microsoft Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook)
Able and willing to travel up to 50% of the year, domestic and international
Able and willing to work non-traditional hours including evenings, weekends and holidays

Desired Qualifications
Master’s degree in Business Administration, MBA
Bilingual (English, Spanish or other)
Elevated critical thinking skills
Outstanding interpersonal skills and a proven ability to collaborate with others
Achievement-oriented and confident with a drive to succeed
Thorough institutional knowledge of U.S. Soccer’s mission, goals, technical plan, policies, practices, and procedures
Previous experience with a club or national team

U.S. Soccer is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, citizenship, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information, military status, political belief, or any other characteristic protected under the law. This policy applies to all our employment practices within our organization.

We strongly encourage women, people of color, LGBTQIA, veterans, parents, and persons with disabilities to apply.

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