U.S. Soccer Federation

U.S. Soccer Federation

Talent Identification Coordinator

Country

Role Type

USA

Scout

Posting Date

Apr 8, 2022

Role description

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

Position Description

The Talent Identification Coordinator is responsible for providing administrative support to the Department Operations Manager, Directors, Remote TID Managers, and YNT Network Scouts, to efficiently organize and execute all processes and special projects. As part of the role, the coordinator needs to initiate, analyze, and interpret various data sets to help drive strategy.
Primary Responsibilities

Commits to the mission, objectives, and policies of U.S. Soccer
Applies U.S. Soccer Talent Identification Philosophy and Framework
Works closely with all other sporting departments, to maintain inter-departmental communication with Sport Analytics and Youth National Teams
Communicates effectively with all stakeholders (staff, scouts, coaches, members, clubs, parents, etc.) involved in talent identification
Coordinates all Talent ID procedures to support YNT Scouting and Scout development and all other strategic components
Assists Manager to monitor department budget, finances, and spending
Oversees Talent ID Associate program

Tasks and Duties of the position are based on five strategic components:
Technology (Data and Analysis)

Assist with management of player and scouting databases and reporting platforms in partnership with the sport performance departments
Discover and create new avenues (e.g., processes, software, data visualizations, and technology) to support and positively impact player identification and monitoring
Compile, create, and distribute scouting data, statistics and reports for both internal and external purposes
Assists with analysis of elite player pathways, to help signal trends and drive strategy (i.e., club, market, paths, chronological age, etc.)

YNT Scouting Network

Provide administrative support
Coordinate scouting calendar, compile and distribute activity report summaries
Coordinate all logistics for scouting games, events and YNT ID Centers (travel, rosters, game schedules, player recommendation forms, point of contacts, etc.)
Assist with the onboarding process for all YNT Network Scouts and monitor scouts for full compliance with procedures and code of behavior
Distribute equipment and apparel packages
Oversee YNT Scouting Network payroll and reimbursements in concert with Finance department

Scout Education and Development
Manage YNT Scouting Network resource library (video, source documents, and webinar recordings)
Provide Coaching Education department with additional administrative support for the Talent Scout License courses
Create individual scout dashboards for (self) monitoring and development and for use as part of formal scout/TID Manager reviews (2 x annual)
Technology training and support (schedule and facilitate training webinars)
YNT ID Centers and Regional Mini-Camps

Support TID Managers with planning and execution
Coordinate personnel and administrative items (roster, invitations, athletic trainers, referees, facilities)
Manage annual calendar and timelines
Update player database after every ID Center

Youth National Team Scouting
Fielding all external scouting inquiries (scouting@ussoccer.org) and responding/filtering appropriately?
Support TID Manager to provide player watchlists and game schedules
Provide administrative support to YNT coaches for all Talent Identification related needs
Manage international player tracking
Support YNT player monitoring and update player database after every camp
Attend specified (larger) events/showcases to provide in-person, ground-level support to the scouting team

Requirements

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor degree or higher
Strong knowledge of soccer and the overall soccer landscape in the U.S.
Excellent written and verbal communication combined with a professional demeanor
Customer service focus to solve complex and urgent situations
Exceptional attention to detail
Capable of working in fast-paced and demanding environments
Ability to deliver high-quality work and execute under pressure and deadlines
Exceptional time management skills and ability to prioritize workflow
Must be able to connect “micro” details to the “macro” vision and mission
Proficient experience with Microsoft Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook), Adobe, Keynote, PowerPlan, etc.
Able and willing to travel up to 15% of the year
Able and willing to work non-traditional hours including evenings and weekends as needed

Desired Qualifications

Passion for soccer
Bilingual (English and Spanish)
Experience in developing/supporting technology platforms or database management
Knowledge with soccer scouting and data platforms (Scout7, Wyscout, Opta, etc.)
Proficiency with numerical analysis and/or data visualization platform (R, Tableau, SQL, etc.)
Thorough institutional knowledge of U.S. Soccer mission, goals, technical plan, policies, practices, and procedures
Previous experience with a club or national team

Working at U.S. Soccer is a unique opportunity. Employees who work at U.S. Soccer have the following attributes:

Live our Principles Values
Adopt a company centric approach—Serve the Athlete and the Fan
Embrace and see learning as a lifelong pursuit
Possess a growth mindset—keeps an open mind and seeks new challenges
Practice self-assessment and self-reflection
Open to criticism and does not make excuses
Possess a tireless work ethic
Wants to be part of a team that wins
Has the ability to be firm but fair
Communicate in a direct, open and honest manner
Build relationships through genuine interpersonal skills

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