Technical Director

North Vancouver Football Club

North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

We are looking to recruit a Technical Director.

Job Role Summary

Job TitleTechnical Director
LocationNorth Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, North America
FunctionCoaching & PerformanceTechnical Director/Performance Management
Employment TermsPermanent, Full Time
Closing DateApplications must be submitted by Sunday, 30th January 2022 at 6:00pm

Job Role Details

Overview

The successful applicant will have the passion and leadership abilities to bring our programs to the next level with innovative and progressive ideas. Reporting to senior management, the Technical Director will be responsible for leading and managing a team of staff coaches in daily technical operations and coaching consistent with club objectives. The Technical Director will also work closely and collaboratively with the Soccer Development Committee and staff coaches in each section of the Club to develop new programs and procedures that ensure the progress of player and coaching development and the advancement of the club.

Nature and Scope of Work

- Undertake a full review of the existing club developmental programs and make recommendations for improvement based on club objectives.

- Develop a 3-year technical plan consistent with club objectives.

- Implement player and coach development programming, curriculum and manuals.

- Increase the quantity of coaches through an extensive program of recruitment, professional development and training.

- Organize, guide and deliver a specific coach education program for volunteers and staff

- Evaluate and select coaches within the club.

- Monitor compliance of club curriculum with CSA LTPD guidelines.

- Act as a technical resource to all coaches within the club.

- Provide direction and leadership on the field for all staff coaches and team coaches.

- Identify and promote talented players in the club and the soccer community (regional/provincial/national and collegiate).

- Create and design summer camps and other summer programming.

- Liaise with provincial and national soccer organizations and review and implement coaching material/information where appropriate.

- Participate in coaching symposiums and transfer the lessons learned back to the club.

- Manage and organize player evaluations and team formation processes

- Monitor and control approved budget, income and expenditures, as they relate to all development activity and club programs.

- Submit complete and accurate monthly reports, plans, and expense reports on the last working day of each month.

- Provide an annual review and budget recommendations for following year.

- Participate in staff meetings.

- Maintain close working relationships with district and provincial bodies as it relates to technical programming.

Required Skills and Knowledge

- Progressive experience in management, a significant portion of which is within a complex nonprofit organization with a member-service focus.

- Excellent people skills, including strong consultative facilitation, listening, and decision-making skills.

- Demonstrated leadership and management skills, including the ability to attract, motivate and develop staff and leadership volunteers.

- Strong communication skills with both staff, board and members. This would include but not be limited to one-on-one, group presentation and telephone dynamics.

- Proven track record of providing strategic direction in a collaborative manner, (i.e., inspiring and implementing a shared vision).

- Ability to work flexible office hours, including nights and weekends.

- Ability to work flexible on field hours 4-5 days per week, including nights and weekends.

- Experience with youth soccer and/or youth-centered organizations.

- Knowledge of regional and national player and coach development practices.

- Understanding and knowledge as it relates to the CSA LTPD vision and all stage specific details.

- Working knowledge of the CSA LTPD curriculum.

- Lead the Technical Based criteria completion process for the CSA National Youth Club License and BCSA Club Charter programs

- Proficient in Learning Facilitation (Coach Education).

- Good understanding of modern office and IT applications.

- Professional in appearance and manner.

- Ability to organize and prioritize a variety of tasks on and off the field of play.

- Able to work independently and within a team environment.

Required Training and Experience

- Is in good standing with governing bodies of soccer (District, Provincial and National)

- Minimum CSA National B License is preferred or recognized equivalency.

- 5 or more years experience coaching players and coaches of all calibres is preferred.

- Experience in coach education would be an asset.

- Experience in player development activities at all levels.

- Must have current Criminal Records Check available or willing to submit to clearance.

Compensation

Salary commensurate with experience.

Anti-Discrimination and Equal Opportunities

North Vancouver Football Club is committed to eliminating discrimination whether by reason of gender, sexual orientation, race, nationality, ethnic origin, colour, religion or ability and to encourage equal opportunities.

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