Spokane, Washington, USA
Professional soccer is coming to Spokane! This is your opportunity to join the USL Spokane team as the Head Coach of Spokane Velocity FC, a USL League One team. Spokane is a community committed to and passionate about local and national sports and the Head Coach will join a community rallying around the excitement of professional soccer. USL Spokane is a culture of creativity, entrepreneurial spirit, commitment to staff and community engagement and success and is looking for a Head Coach to join our team and be part of building Spokane Velocity from the ground up.
The Head Coach must be able to operate in a fast-paced and frequently changing environment. All positions at USL Spokane require an entrepreneurial spirit to identify new solutions, a can-do attitude with a goal of always finding a way to success, and the ability to thrive in an environment of ambiguity and change. As individual employees, members of a team, and part of the entire USL Spokane ecosystem, a passion for solving complex problems and contributing to the overall success of all operations is key. Every single employee contributes to a culture of working collaboratively and contributing to all aspects of the club. The Head Coach must contribute fully to their own position and more broadly to all areas of business as needed to support the mission and drive forward success on and off the field.
The Head Coach for Spokane Velocity FC has responsibility for recruiting players and coaching staff to create a high-performance environment. The position is responsible for fostering a team environment of inclusion, commitment to safety, team comradery, and an overall passion for each player to excel individually and as a team. In collaboration with USL Spokane ownership and the Sporting Director, the Head Coach makes staffing and operational decisions to create a high-performance environment and a team who excels in the USL League One and Cup competitions. The Head Coach works closely with the technical department leadership and ensures ongoing support for each player and the team is of the utmost quality and efficiency. Building relationships in the Spokane soccer community including youth soccer and conducting ongoing community outreach is an important aspect of the position.
Management, Leadership, and Recruitment:
Team Development and Game Management:
A successful Head Coach performs all work with a leadership mindset whether leading a team, a project, or one’s own daily work and steps in to help other members of the team even when outside the scope of their position. A commitment to the growth and success of Spokane Velocity FC and overall USL Spokane is expected. The Head Coach must commit to empowering others to make decisions and share ideas, show empathy and compassion for others and their experiences, and value and embrace diverse perspectives. USL Spokane strives to serve as community and environmental stewards and expects the same from all staff. Seeking solutions to minimize environmental impact and adjusting work methods to reduce waste helps drive decision-making.
Serving as a leader of Spokane Velocity FC requires a high degree of interpersonal skills, the ability to work with all personality types, a good overall understanding of appropriate human relationships, and the ability to constructively receive and provide feedback to improve performance is key.
Spokane is the second most populous city in Washington and is in the heart of the Inland Northwest. Strolling through Riverfront Park in downtown Spokane you’ll experience the beautiful Spokane River, boutique shops and restaurants, and endless outdoor adventure opportunities from skiing, rafting, camping, hiking, lakes, biking, and the list goes on. Come join our amazing Spokane community and be part of growing professional soccer in this special community.
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