Director of Talent Identification-Girls

United States Soccer Federation

Full Time
United States Soccer Federation
Chicago, IL

Job Details

U.S. Soccer Overview

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 are seeking motivated, passionate, skillful 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.

Primary Duties

  • Responsible for the development and oversight of a comprehensive and structured national identification plan to identify and track players (focus on ages U14 through U20)
  • Supervision and manage the entire scouting/identification network (full time and part time staff)
  • Create annual scouting calendar to include Youth National Team domestic and international camps centered around the Development Academy competition structure
  • Oversee the Training Centers program
  • Manage scouting technology to assist with process of reporting, data collection and analysis, player tracking, and etc.
  • Create strong working relationships and integrate with all Sport Development programs (Development Academy, Youth National Teams, Coaching Education, Refereeing, High Performance, etc.)
  • Continually evaluate the effectiveness of the program and monitor trends through internal/external and qualitative/quantitative means to help strategize across all related areas of youth development
  • Contribute to content development for elite youth coaching licenses and the creation/instruction of a new Talent Identification license

Minimum Qualifications

  • Expert knowledge of the sport and the overall soccer landscape in the US
  • Strong knowledge of elite youth player development and scouting, including international trends—informed and up to date.
  • Prior leadership and experience successfully managing people
  • Ability to think critically and problem solve
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with ability to communicate effectively to large internal and external audiences
  • Ability to develop constructive and cooperative working relationships and regular communication with key leaders and stakeholders in the soccer community
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Ability to gather information based on observation and receiving from all relevant sources
  • Exceptional time management skills and ability to prioritize workflow
  • Proficient with technology and video editing programs (Scout 7, Wscout, Sportscode, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe, Keynote, etc.)
  • Bilingual (English and Spanish) is preferred
  • Minimum of U.S. Soccer A License or UEFA Pro License
  • Bachelor’s degree required

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

  • 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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