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