The Program Director - MLS NEXT is expected to lead the efforts to ensure the growth and success of the MLS NEXT pillar of Total Football Club. The Program Director must have a strong soccer background and technical expertise to lead the TFC MLS NEXT coaching staff. The Program Director should possess exceptional communication skills and be able to resolve conflict in a professional manner. The Program Director - MLS NEXT is a full-time position requiring a non-traditional work schedule of daytime hours, evenings, weekends, and some holidays. Travel is required. The Program Director will have regular exposure to outdoor activities and weather conditions.
Coaching duties include:
Recruitment, background check, and selection, guidance, development and evaluation of coaching staff.
Oversee all MLS NEXT pillar programs of club.
Responsible for working with General Manager, BOD and appropriate club authorities on applicable club tournaments, camps, and player retention program.
Design and implement coaching education program utilizing blend of classroom (curriculum) and field sessions (application) that allows for evaluation and feedback.
Meet regularly with MLS NEXT pillar coaches.
Develop, oversee and manage MLS NEXT pillar Talent ID and Recruitment Strategy.
Establish effective player selection process for use during Talent ID.
Coordinate, oversee, and direct Talent ID for all age groups under the MLS NEXT pillar of TFC.
Host annual Parent Orientation Night at conclusion of Talent ID process.
Approve tournament schedules for TFC MLS NEXT pillar teams, consistent with philosophies of TFC and needs of individual teams and assist teams with choosing appropriate tournaments and playing leagues.
Other duties as assigned or required by General Manager.
Serve as TFC representative at applicable MLS NEXT pillar league meetings, and lead meetings when necessary.
Ensure accurate and timely completion of all administrative requirements for MLS NEXT program teams.
Report to General Manager and BOD, and work closely and collaboratively with General Manager and BODs, in day-to-day operations of the club pertaining to MLS NEXT programs.
Maintain positive relationships and open communication with BOD, GM, coaching staff, team managers, parents, players, and community at large.
Provide semi-annual written evaluations to coaching staff in MLS NEXT pillar.
Assist in the development of annual club budget pertaining to MLS NEXT pillar programs.
Seek corporate and other donors/sponsors for club.
Hiring and termination of coaching staff, subject to BOD approval.
USSF National “A” coaching license (or foreign equivalent). Appropriate combination of playing and coaching experience commensurate with an advanced license may be considered. Proficient use of e-mail, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc. Background check required through US Club and US Youth Soccer Unrestricted Authorization to work for any employer in the United States - No Visa Sponsorship is available for this role
The Total Football Club (TFC) has its humble beginnings in the idea that a different type of soccer organization was needed in the greater Houston area. TFC sought to create a club that would serve as more than just an avenue for children to play weekend soccer. This club would not only give Houston area soccer players the opportunity to develop at a high competitive level, it would also foster the idea that soccer is more than a sport, it is a culture. TFC was founded on the principal that development of all-around quality players can and should begin at a young age.
As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization we take great pride in serving our community and in offering opportunities for all children, from any background, the opportunity to play, learn, and learn to love, the beautiful game of soccer.