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Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

MLS Academy Equipment Coordinator


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Feb 27, 2024


Position Title:MLS Academy Equipment Coordinator
Location:National Soccer Development Centre (UBC), Vancouver, BC
Terms:Full-time, Permanent
Reports to:Manager, Equipment Operations MLS Academy Equipment Manager

Vancouver Whitecaps FC is looking for a new team member to join our Soccer Operations department in the position ofMLS Academy Equipment Coordinator.

TheMLS Academy Equipment Coordinatorwill be responsible for assisting with all equipment and apparel requirements for the Whitecaps FC MLS Academy teams. This position will also support the overall equipment needs of all club programs and events.

Specific Job Duties include, but are not limited to:

General Duties

Perform all job-related administrative tasks as assigned by the MLS Academy Equipment Manager
Ensure that the standards of organization and cleanliness are upheld in all equipment and kit storage areas, as well as the team locker rooms
Work with the equipment manager to ensure that all facilities, equipment and training sessions meet the club standard
Work with the equipment team to ensure that the equipment facilities are always kept in a clean and orderly manner
Enforce training facility rules, policies and procedures for players and staff
Run MLS Academy training days/match days when the MLS Academy Equipment Manager is traveling with a team

Apparel and Equipment Management

Assist with the distribution and inventory control of all equipment and apparel for the MLS Academy players and staff
Ensure that all uniforms and related apparel/equipment are maintained in a clean and serviceable condition
Assist with uniform and equipment distribution and retrieval at training and on game day

Team Travel

Assist with packing and preparation for each team trip and travel, as required, for away matches (local league play, tournaments, MLS NEXT regular season and Playoffs/Showcases)
Assist with equipment transport to and from the airport before/after team travel dates

Training Day and Game Day Responsibilities

Assist with all MLS Academy home game days
Be familiar with all league match day requirements and ensure that all league rules, policies, and standards are strictly adhered to
Work with the MLS Academy Equipment Manager to execute the game day set up for all home games
Transport all team warm-up equipment to the field (balls, cones, pinnies, etc.)
Inflate and transport match balls as per specific league requirements

In addition to bringing a commitment to Vancouver Whitecaps FC vision and values, the successful candidate will have degrees of demonstrated skills and experience as follows:

Must be legally authorized to work in Canada
Experience in a High-Performance Sports Environment
Additional languages (Spanish, French, etc.) is an asset
A clean and valid BC driver license
Must have knowledge and passion for soccer
Must be able to lift upwards of 50 lbs
Must complete a Vulnerable Sector Check and additional background screening
Must successfully complete MLS Safe Sport training
Must possess a passport and be able to freely travel internationally
Ability to work non-standard work week, including early mornings, evenings, weekends, holidays

The Club
Vancouver Whitecaps FC is the longest-running professional soccer club in Canada and the United States. Since its inaugural season in 1974, the club has united generations of loyal fans in British Columbia and beyond. With academies in eight out of ten provinces, a network of partner clubs, and hundreds of camps and clinics every year, Whitecaps FC provide a foundation for Canada soccer future.

In addition to its two professional men teams, the Club isproud to be one of the first two founding teams for a new professional women league in Canada, which will be launched in the year 2025. We are also stronglycommitted to providing opportunities to Canadian athletes, both male and female, with the largest soccer development structure in Canada. This includes academy programs in eight of ten provinces across the country.

In addition to building a winning team on and off the pitch, the Club places great importance in giving back to our community, harnessing the power of sportto create a stronger, more equitable inclusive society throughthree key community goals: helping meet critical needs, using soccer to build life skills and creating soccer participation opportunities in Indigenous communities.

Vancouver Whitecaps FC believes that diversity and inclusion is critical to our success, and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.This includes but is not limitedto people of colour, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.Should you require any accommodation throughout the recruitment process, please do not hesitate to contact our People Culture department.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

No recruiters or agencies, please.

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