Operations, Operations - Administrative Support, Operations - Business Office
4 Year Degree
Job Summary: The Soccer Manager will oversee the management of Horizons Edge Soccer programs, including leagues, clinics, tournaments, coaching, refereeing, camps, and any other soccer related programs. The Manager will work closely with the other Sporting Directors as well as other internal departments (Operations, Marketing, etc.) to successfully accomplish the responsibilities listed below.
Additionally, the Soccer Manager will be responsible for researching and participating in continuing education programs as well as working in conjunction with the Sports Operations Director to build, recruit, retain, implement, and assess programming and coaching staff. The Soccer Manager will also work in conjunction with other Sports Managers and Sports Operations Director on building a culture, across all programs, in which education is ongoing with players, parents, referees and coaches, and where an environment of inclusiveness, positivity, confidence and fun are cultivated, measured and sustained.
Plan, develop, and execute Horizons Edge soccer programs, camps, leagues and tournaments.
Plan, develop and execute soccer coaching and refereeing licensing and certification clinics and camps.
Lend support to other Sport Managers and Coaches.
Manage all soccer related scheduling including refereeing assignment.
Research, develop, implement and assess annual culture building opportunities within all soccer programming including but not limited to service opportunities
Develop programming to target various market segments ranging from corporate, group, adult/youth/family, and special interest groups.
Develop and manage all budgets related to soccer activities.
Create and develop sales initiatives and goals for leagues, tournaments, special events, etc.
Generate sales through networking, building relationships, and creating strategic alliances.
Track and report weekly sales totals.
Oversee all aspects of soccer programing and special activities.
Work with third-party partners to maximize revenue and attract events.
Hire, train, manage, and motivate staff.
Act a liaison with local, regional, and national soccer organizations in order to remain current on developmental guidelines and trends that support optimal development initiatives.
Actively participates in other operational functions as necessary, including but not limited to event setup and execution, attending all scheduled events and meetings, assisting other departments during outside or special events, etc.
Experience coaching/teaching both youth and adult sports.
Must have proven track record of developing, marketing, and selling recreation and training programs.
Must have excellent interpersonal, problem solving, and negotiating skills.
Must be a team player.
Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Must have excellent computer skills, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
Must be able to work flexible schedules including weekends, nights, and holidays.
Must possess current CPR/First Aid certifications or be willing to obtain them within a specified period of time.
A bachelor's degree in recreation, sports management or related field with 3-5 years appropriate experience preferred.
About Horizons Edge Sports Campus
The Horizons Edge Sports Campus is Virginia’s newest destination for sports tournaments and events. This is a state-of-the-art sports facility and event complex, designed to be Virginia’s premier host for sports, family activities, and convention events. At Horizons Edge, our vision is to harness the power of sports to change lives, empower athletes, and use competition for good.
Horizons Edge Fieldhouse will be accompanied by a 130 yd. by 75 yd., outdoor, lighted, synthetic turf, multipurpose soccer field. The field sits directly behind the fieldhouse with an entrance from the 2,900 sq. ft. basement that includes three (3) team rooms and is overlooked by a 80’ by 20’ balcony on the Mezzanine level.
Horizons Edge offers recreational, intermediate, and competitive youth indoor soccer leagues for boys and girls U8 through U19 age groups. Invite your kid’s friends and form a team. Continue the fun through the winter months.
Recreational soccer is devoted to the enjoyment and development of soccer players without an emphasis on high level competition. The purpose is to provide an opportunity for the participants to have fun, learn the sport, and develop life skills including a... lifelong love of the game.
Intermediate soccer is focused on mastery of basic skills and game concepts for players with a desire for a more advanced recreational setting with higher level skill training. The purpose is to provide game tactics while continuing to develop a player’s love of the game.
Competitive soccer is concentrated on advanced skill development for players seeking a more competitive soccer program. The purpose is to provide players with strong soccer skills the opportunity to further advance those abilities while mastering a higher aptitude for the game.