Director, Soccer

@IMG Academy in Management
  • Bradenton, Florida, United States
  • Post Date : April 23, 2024
  • Apply Before : May 22, 2024
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Job Description

About IMG Academy
IMG Academy is the world’s leading sports education brand, providing a holistic education model that empowers student-athletes to win their future, preparing them for college and for life. IMG Academy provides growth opportunities for all student-athletes through an innovative suite of on-campus and online experiences:

  • Boarding school and camps, via a state-of-the-art campus in Bradenton, Fla.
  • Online coaching via the IMG Academy+ brand, with a focus on personal development through the lens of sport and performance
  • Online college recruiting, via the NCSA brand, providing content, tools, coaching and access to a network of 40,000 college coaches

The Soccer Director will lead the athletic delivery, operational excellence and profitability of the Academy’s Sport program.


Position Responsibilities

  • Develop and execute the long-term strategic vision and plan for comprehensive excellence in the Sport program, including the full-time Academy, short-time camps, and training for teams and professional players.

  • Provide each student-athlete with the resources and leadership to develop to their full potential in the sport while excelling in the classroom and preparing for successful lives after graduation.

  • Proactively establish, maintain and grow relationships at every level of the program.

  • Recruit, motivate and retain expert coaches and support staff.

  • Effectively communicate with parents, student-athletes, faculty, college and professional coaches, professional athletes and guests.

  • Manage, oversee and follow up on the activities of the sport program including: season planning, program development, facility planning and utilization, team registration, scheduling of games/tournaments/clinics, coaches’ training needs and handling day-to-day client communications and requests.

  • Participate in IMG Academy public relations activities including media interviews and speaking engagements.

  • Work within Academy structure to address issues pertaining to coach/player/parent behavior and escalate to Athletics Director as appropriate.

  • Demonstrate integrity and character in understanding and abiding by the rules and policies of IMG and all governing bodies.

  • Other duties as assigned.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Sports Management, Education or related field

  • Minimum 5 years’ professional, collegiate, prep, club or high school coaching experience

  • Ability to bring business orientation and operational excellence while focusing on student-athlete welfare and maintaining a dynamic work environment

  • Excellent written and verbal presentation skills with the ability to interface with a variety of audiences

  • Highly organized with the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced organization

  • Ability and desire to work collaboratively with colleagues

  • Savvy in sales and marketing

  • A superior work ethic


Preferred Skills

  • Master’s degree in Business, Sports Management or related field


Physical Demands and Work Environment

  • Must be able to move around campus which includes gym, turf, fields, etc.

  • Ability to work flexible hours to include nights, weekends and holidays is required

  • This role is considered essential and may be required to work during weather emergencies or business closures to meet operational requirements.

Background Requirements:

  • Requires a background check upon offer
  • Requires a drug test upon offer


Don’t meet every single requirement? We are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfect with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.


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