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Manager, Player and Coach Development

Saskatchewan Soccer Association

Posted 5 months ago



Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

Industry Areas

Operations Management

Job Type

Job Description

Saskatchewan Soccer Association (SSA) is seeking a dynamic, self-starter to lead coach and player development initiatives and support the development of a network of coach developers. The successful candidate will be responsible for the progress of the grassroots, community, and competitive streams of participation for players and coaches.

Reporting to the CEO and Sporting Director, the Manager, Coach and Player Development serves as Saskatchewan Soccer’s primary point of contact to Canada Soccer’s Development Department for coach education and as the organizations lead on coach developer education in the province.

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Qualifications Required

Highlight of Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a key stakeholder relations manager to inter-provincial competitions, including the Saskatchewan Summer and Winter Games, the Canada Games, and the North American Indigenous Games, and as well as the lead liaison with the Saskatchewan High School Athletic Association and the Saskatchewan Physical Education Association.
  • Planning, logistics, administration, and delivery of Coach Education.
  • Coordinate Grassroots Coach Education Program with Member Organizations.
  • Ensure quality of Coach Developer delivery and development.
  • Act as primary contact for all Canada Soccer Coach Education matters.
  • Stakeholder relationship with Saskatchewan Schools and leads SSA’s Soccer in Schools program.
  • Collaborate with Coordinator, Club Licensing to support Club Licensing, Skill Centres, and Dedicated Player Programs.
  • Lead the development of futsal through various streams of participation.
  • Other duties as required.

Experience and Education:

We encourage candidates who have a passion for coaching and player development to apply for the position. We are looking for candidates who possess a combination of professional experience and education either in sports management, sport leadership, coach education and training or player and athlete development.

  • In process or currently possess Canada Soccer Advanced Coach Education Diploma(s) or equivalent.
  • Passion for coach education, being an existing coach developer would be preferred.
  • Experience mentoring others, players, coaches and/or coach developers.
  • Experience managing relationships with Stakeholders and Governing Bodies.
  • Working collaboratively in a team environment.

Working for SSA:
The successful applicant will be a full-time employee who will have the choice of working from SSA offices in Regina or Saskatoon. SSA will provide a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits package, and pension plan. We believe in investing in our staff through various professional development opportunities. We value intersectional lens and diverse thought in service of our Mission, Vision and Values which are foundational to the way we operate. Travel will be required as needed to execute the role.

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Inclusive Note

The employer is committed to creating an inclusive and diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, family status or disability.

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