Technical Development Manager, Goalkeeping and Pathways
Atlanta, GA
Description

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Position Description

Reporting directly to the ENT Heads of Department, the Technical Development Manager Extended National Teams will support the development and execution of the department’s strategic plan, goals, and initiatives for the ENT program from a technical perspective. This role will support efforts to identify, track, and accelerate the national and grassroots technical development of U.S. Soccer’s Extended National Team’s disciplines. 


Primary Responsibilities 

  • Provide Technical leadership and support across all ENT disciplines
  • Contribute to growing the soccer culture in the U.S. by providing alternative versions of the sport to players, coaches, referees, fans, donors, and other key stakeholders to remain invested and engaged in the game on the grass, court, and sand
  • Contribute to developing the unique environments necessary for the ENT programs to accelerate player, coach, and referee development at all levels of the sport
  • Guide the preparation the ENT National Teams to win at the highest international levels
  • Lead a goalkeeper player and coach enhancement to impact elite environments for players and coaches across all our ENT
  • Support the Talent Identification Department in identifying markets and players to enhance our elite teams. 
  • Led integration of ENT’s style of play, player tracking, and analytics into the U.S. Soccer-integrated player pathway platform.
  • Support our Soccer Growth Department in identifying and enhancing playing opportunities within ENT disciplines. 


Technical Programs:

  • Lead the recruitment and development of the goalkeeping position across the Extended National Team’s elite environments.
  • Support the ENT Head Coaches in defining philosophies, developing a recognizable style of play, and producing positional player profiles.
  • Lead the development of and connection between the ENT and the Talent Identification department to increase the quality of National Team player pools.
  • Support the Soccer Growth Department to provide grassroots opportunities and intersections into markets such as soccer/futsal schools and league structures that are not yet affiliated with U.S. Soccer.
  • Support the Extended National Team’s Department Development Manager to develop a domestic competitive strategy to serve U.S. Soccer Members.
  • Lead the ENT’s integration within U.S. Soccer’s player pathway platform. 
  • Provide oversight of network coaching staff and players while traveling with ENT national teams
  • Guide all ENT coaching staffs to create the best environments for ENT players
  • Support the ENT Heads of Department, ENT Technical Development Managers to deliver department strategic objectives. 
  • Support the ENT Development Manager to facilitate competitive opportunities within each discipline at a local, regional and national level
  • Contributes to U.S Soccer’s development of the Technical Plan
  • Communicate and interact with stakeholders from membership, media, donors, sponsors, etc., as needed
  • Evaluate and report the program's effectiveness and monitor trends through internal/external and qualitative/quantitative research to make improvements as needed
Requirements

Minimum Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Have knowledge and elite level experience with an ENT discipline 
  • Experience in a High-Performance soccer environment (senior pro, youth pro, YNTs, elite youth or comparable, etc.)
  • Must understand the soccer landscape in the U.S. and have a passion for the sport and culture
  • Must have knowledge and understanding of working within National Team high performance settings.
  • Strong leadership skills and ability to solve problems and execute decisions under pressure
  • Able and willing to travel up to 30% of the time required (domestic and international) 
  • Able and willing to work non-traditional hours including weekends, evenings and holidays as needed


Desired Qualifications 

  • Bilingual (Spanish)
  • Proven history of developing players 
  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills
  • Proficient in with computers/software such as Microsoft Office and Video Editing
  • Strong verbal, written, in-person and presentation communication skills
  • Excellent organizational, data collection, planning, and leadership skills


 

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.