Ascent Soccer is looking to hire an Academy Coach to join the team in Lilongwe, Malawi, in early 2023.
Ascent Soccer unlocks the competitive advantages of frontier regions in Southeast Africa to identify and develop youth football talent by delivering professional level soccer training, education and personal development to deliver global pathways for youth of promise.
Ascent Soccer launched in 2015, and quickly became the region’s top full-time youth football academy and scholarship program. In the past four years alone, Ascent Soccer has produced 25+ youth internationals at the U15, U17, U20 and senior team levels and has six scholars at world-class boarding schools and universities in Canada and the United States as athlete-scholars. Our squads are formed following the most strategic talent search in Southeast African history, having assessed over 70,000 youth players.
With a start date of early-2023 (as soon as possible), Ascent Soccer is adding an International Academy Coach in Malawi for our elite environment. Ascent is searching for a coach who is interested in playing a key role in creating a positive, risk-taking and demanding environment for football, academic and character success for every Ascent Soccer student-athlete.
The ideal candidate will have coaching experience in an elite academy environment and will be working through their coaching education pathway. We are looking for a UEFA B (or equivalent) coach.
The successful candidate will be a team player who is willing to get involved with a variety of elements of academy life, along with being someone who understands the challenges of working in Southeast Africa while bringing a positive attitude and a solution-focused mindset.
A clean driving license is preferred, as is a working knowledge of Microsoft Word/Excel and Google Docs/Sheets, as well as being fluent in English. Previous experience working or traveling within Africa is an advantage, though not essential.
This is an opportunity in Malawi for the duration of 2023. This role is an excellent opportunity to travel, and work with exceptionally gifted players while gaining international academy experience. In addition, this initial position could lead to a more significant full-time role with Ascent Soccer.
This 12-month offer as an Academy Coach in Malawi would include the following:
To apply for this role please send the following to the attention of George Maguire, Executive Director of Soccer & Programs:
Submit your application package via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or WhatsApp (+265998943680). Only applications with videos shall be considered for the role.
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