CSA Director of Technical Programs

The Canadian Soccer Association, which was founded in 1912 and has over 850,000 registered players and over 70,000 registered coaches, is seeking a Director of Technical Programs who will provide the leadership and dynamism necessary to take the Association’s Technical Program to a new level of success.
Principal Responsibilities:

  • Overall development and direction of the Association’s Technical Program, including the preparation and maintenance of a 5-year plan to achieve the Program’s objectives
  • Player and Coaching development at all levels
  • Direction and supervision of all National Training Centres
  • Direction and supervision of all National Youth Development Team coaches
  • Ongoing review and refinement of the Association’s Coaching Certification Program
  • Close liaison with the National Male and Female Senior Team coaches
  • Close working relationship with Provincial Technical Directors and their staff

The Canadian Soccer Association, which was founded in 1912 and has over 850,000 registered players and over 70,000 registered coaches, is seeking a Director of Technical Programs who will provide the leadership and dynamism necessary to take the Association’s Technical Program to a new level of success.
Principal Responsibilities:

  • Overall development and direction of the Association’s Technical Program, including the preparation and maintenance of a 5-year plan to achieve the Program’s objectives
  • Player and Coaching development at all levels
  • Direction and supervision of all National Training Centres
  • Direction and supervision of all National Youth Development Team coaches
  • Ongoing review and refinement of the Association’s Coaching Certification Program
  • Close liaison with the National Male and Female Senior Team coaches
  • Close working relationship with Provincial Technical Directors and their staff

Qualifications:

  • Extensive coaching experience at the International level
  • Proven track-record in developing and implementing high-performance technical/coaching programs and long-term planning
  • Previous experience in an instructional/pedagogical technical environment
  • Self-starter with vision and a detailed technical knowledge of the game
  • Team-leader with strong presentational and interpersonal skills
  • CSA ‘A’ Licence or equivalent
  • Capacity to publicly represent the CSA as required
  • Superior communication skills, both written and oral
  • Superior Human Resource management skills in supervising staff
  • Passionate about soccer, its development and its future

The ability to work very flexible hours and to travel extensively is a requirement of this full-time position.
All applications should be addressed to: employment@soccercan.ca
or by mail to:
The Search Committee – Technical Director
The Canadian Soccer Association
237 Metcalfe Street
Ottawa, Ontario
K2P 1R2
or by fax to: (613) 237-1516
THE DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS IS: October 22, 2006
The Association thanks all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position. However, only those applicants selected for interview will be contacted.

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