Overview

The Technical Director reports to the Board of Directors until there is an Administrative Lead.

Responsibilities

  • The ideal candidate will have a passion and enthusiasm for working with soccer youth, staff and volunteer coaches.
  • The candidate will thrive in a community club environment and demonstrate a commitment to continuous program improvement and modeling leadership character.
  • The candidate will have a strong passion to take soccer to a new level in the city, province and country.
  • You are well-experienced and educated on managing coach and player development programs consistent with the requirements of Ontario Soccer and Canada Soccer and can create a culture for learning.
  • You are a people person that works well in a team-oriented environment, you can inspire, delegate, and motivate others.
  • As a leader, you are professional, respectful, resourceful, organized and a good communicator. You have a strong work ethic and lead by example.

Requirements:

  • Minimum National B Soccer Coaching License or international equivalent, with National A preferred.
  • Preference given to individuals with post secondary education; degree or diploma and/or sports-related degree or equivalent experience.
  • The Technical Director must have completed the Ontario Soccer Technical Director Diploma.
  • Making Ethical Decisions Workshop and/or Online Evaluation.
  • Respect in Sport Activity Leader Program.
  • Certified B Licence Part II.
  • Certified Children's Licence (2020)
  • Certified Youth Licence (2021)
  • Canada Soccer Executive Leadership Diploma (2022)
  • The Technical Lead is committed to ongoing development and education.
  • The Technical Director oversees Player, Coach and Match Official Development Programs within the organization.
  • The Technical Director is not a coach of an OPDL team.
  • Experience in directly hiring, managing, mentoring and motivating highly- qualified, elite coaching personnel.
  • Experience managing technical budgets and associated cost management and reporting.
  • An ability to think and plan strategically, and effectively link technical planning with broader Club goals and strategic intent.
  • Strong communications skills and an ability to convey technical planning to non-technical Club stakeholders, including the parents of players.
  • A team player, with an ability to operate as part of an integrated multi-functional management team.
  • Strong use of technology and various software applications.
  • Working knowledge of Sports Engine registration system.
  • Valid Driver’s License.
  • Must undergo a Criminal Record Check (Police Vulnerable Sector Check)