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PMSC Job Posting - Head of Football Operations

The PMSC is hiring for the following position:

PMSC Head of Football Operations

Overview of Qualifications

The successful candidate will, at minimum, possess the following skills, qualifications, and prerequisites:

  • National B License or International equivalent, with National A license preferred
  • Preference given to individuals with post-secondary education; degree or diploma
  • Experience in directly hiring, managing, mentoring and motivating highly-qualified, elite coaching personnel
  • Experience managing technical budgets and associated cost management and reporting
  • Experience and understanding of BC Soccer and District functions
  • An ability to think and plan strategically, and effectively link technical planning with broader Club goals and strategic intent
  • Strong communications skills and an ability to convey technical planning to non-technical Club stakeholders, including the parents of players
  • A team player, with an ability to operate as part of an integrated multi-functional managementteam
  • Hold a valid driver’s license
  • Up to date criminal record and background check required

Position Summary

The Director of Soccer Operation reports to the Executive Director and works collaboratively with the PMSC Board of Directors

The Football Operations Manager is responsible for:

  • Liaising with:
    • PMSC administrative staff
    • PMSC player & parent community
    • Tri-Cities soccer clubs
    • BC Soccer & Canada Soccer
  • Technical Administrative Leadership
  • Formal Player & Coach Program Plans/Curriculum
  • Coach Development - staff and volunteer development pathways
  • Player Development - documentation, education and execution
  • Creating a player development pathway
  • Budget Management
  • Manage full and part-time training staff
  • Maintain a High Performance, elite, year-round technical program
  • Member Relations & Communication
  • Meeting or exceeding Board mandated performance metrics
  • Club Growth and Inspiration

Knowledge and Experience 

  • A belief that youth coaches and youth soccer clubs play a fundamental role in the development of soccer in the country
  • Knowledge of and support for the BC Soccer & Canada Soccer Pathway (LTPD) model
  • A proven track record of success in the development of large youth soccer programs at every level
  • Knowledge of the Canadian soccer landscape, and the challenges and opportunities it presents to player development
  • Knowledge of elite player development systems and how they differ and integrate with community sport programs.

Strategic Priorities 

  • Improve education & understanding of grassroots players/parents to increase the number of players registering for additional PMSC programs (academy, camps, etc.)
  • Growth and strengthening of membership by ensuring the organization is responsive to community requirements and professional in its delivery of programs
  • Develop a player development report card with ongoing evaluation and regular communication with players to review their strengths and areas of improvement
  • Consistently exemplify the governing principles of professional leadership, passionate service, and progressive collaboration on behalf of PMSC, demonstrating integrity and 
  • ethical standards
  • Actively identify, recruit, and develop female coaches
  • Develop a clear, written Coach Development Plan which includes the establishment of a formal Coach Mentorship program

Technical Leadership

  • Evaluate current Academy programs, Coach and Player Development initiatives and make recommendations for improvements based on the Club’s short and long-range strategic goals and objectives
  • Act as the chief spokesperson for the PMSC on Club-level technical development matters, including external liaisons with governing bodies and leagues.
  • Work within the community to help build the PMSC brand and awareness of our various programs
  • Recruit, develop and directly manage the performance of the Club’s complement of age group Academy Coaches and other Coaching Staff including external liaisons with governing bodies and leagues
  • Monitor compliance of Club curriculum with Canada Soccer Pathway guidelines addressing the frequent changes in the soccer landscape by adjusting plans and programs accordingly
  • Provide direction and leadership for all staff coaches and team coaches
  • Establish an ongoing education program for parents rooted in the Club philosophy, Canada Sport for Life, LTPD and other related best-practices to support their children’s athletic development
  • Establish partnerships with university and professional soccer organizations to ensure 
  • progression and availability of highest possible opportunities for Club’s top soccer talent

People Management

  • Recruit, develop and directly manage Academy Coaches and team coaching staff
  • Collaborate with Boys Elite Head Coach, Girls Head Coach and Boys Grassroots Head Coach to ensure program consistency
  • Clearly define coaching staff job descriptions, expectations and timelines
  • Conduct semi-annual performance reviews of staff coaches
  • Create a team atmosphere for coaching staff and motivate coaches to grow and inspire players

Technical program development  

  • Build on the Club’s existing player development program base and improve program quality, delivery and communication
  • Maintain procedures for monitoring and evaluating the progress of Technical Development Plan including player retention, transition and promotion 
  • development of specialized programs such as keeper training, fitness, camps, etc.
  • Ensure that the established PMSC style of play is implemented into Technical programming
  • Coaches are mentored on supporting and promoting a highly-skilled/technical possession style of play
  • Develop and establish an elite player plan and pathway that will incorporate the High-Performance Training Center
  • Establish structured program quality management initiatives including in-season player evaluations and try-outs.
  • Create a culture of ongoing coach education through annual planning and hosting of age specific LTPD Coaching Community & Licensing Streams in accordance with the CSA Coach Education Pathway
  • Support and guide the development of Club-wide curriculums for all age groups, including the development of an online technical library
  • Build partnerships with external technical service providers to create a fully integrated on and off field coach and player development program

Budget Management

  • Be responsible for the Club’s overall technical budget including Academy, High-Performance, Grassroots and Kick Start programs
  • Work with the Executive Director, administration staff and PMSC Board to manage related costs
  • Directly manage the technical staff budget dedicated to coaching in the Club’s technical department and associated programs and teams


  • Attend monthly Board of Director’s meetings and provide the Board with monthly technical reports for inclusion in monthly management reports
  • Work collaboratively with Club Treasurer to provide an annual budget review and budget recommendations for the following year
  • Contribute as part of the Club’s staff management team reporting requirements of the Club’s Board of Directors and its Development Committee to paid technical staff coaches

Compensation will be commensurate with experience. Interested candidates should forward their resume, salary expectations, and references to: 

Matthew Campbell -

Candidate screening will be ongoing until the position is filled.

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