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Director of Soccer Operations

University of Denver
USA, Colorado, Denver

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Administrative Jobs
Institutional & Business Affairs, Athletics
Position Type
Alt-Ac & Post-Ac
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Job Details

The University of Denver has a proud athletic tradition that compliments the schools academic endeavors. In its history, DU has won 33 national championships and enables student-athletes to compete on 18 Division 1 teams. The Pioneers pursue championships, excel academically, and represent both the University and their respective conferences to the best of their abilities.

Position Summary

The Director of Soccer Operations supports the Men's and Women's NCAA Soccer programs and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: coordination of weekly schedules, team travel plans, video and film coordination, referee liaison, and camp/clinic correspondence.

Position will be required to work a varied schedule that will include evenings, nights, and weekends.

Essential Functions

Weekly Schedule Email

  • Outline template for weekly schedule to head coach by Friday for the upcoming week

Operations & Coordination of Team Travel

  • Confirm Bookings with Shorts Travel
  • Flights
  • Buses Home / Away (need respective staffs to follow up week of trip)
  • Hotel Contracts - Meeting Space, Coach upgrade, Workout Facility
  • Generate Outline for Travel Itineraries
  • Submit Itinerary to Head Coach for review
  • Propose appropriate Training Times, Walk Through (staff will have to follow up)

Video and Film

  • Spiideo Film Support for In-Season Analysis and Daily Recording
  • Professional Film in December February
  • Goals for & Goals Against Videos in November
  • Teach student-athletes how to utilize the software in August

Referee Liaison

  • Arbiter website login to provide Referee assignments, game times
  • Head Coach must do postgame evaluations
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Problem Solving - Solution Driven: Quantitative and qualitative reasoning is necessary. Creative problem solving and the ability to exercise good decision making under pressure.

Technical Knowledge: Ability to comprehend complex video, audio, scoring and display systems. Includes operating, maintaining, troubleshooting and repairing individual components of the same systems.

Prioritize Needs: Ability to prioritize a high volume of work and perform efficiently. Makes independent decisions and works on multiple tasks without direct supervision.

Work Environment: The work environment is professional/technical. Must be able to tolerate frequent, unexpected interruptions. Stress level is moderate to high. Hours are non-traditional, including evenings and weekends, often with quick turnarounds between late nights and early mornings.

Communication - Verbal & Written: Ability to interpret documents such as business journals and technical documentation and apply that knowledge. Ability to effectively present complex ideas to clients, colleagues and general public through personal interaction and/or business correspondence.

Organizational Skills: Attention to detail, customer service skills, strong organizational skills and technical aptitude. Also, requires the ability to comprehend complex organizational structure and the units place within.

Physical Demands: Ability to walk and stand for long hours. Work for extended periods of time in large crowds, often in loud environments. Ability to move about, climb stairs and ladders, access heights (such as catwalks), and lift objects over 25 pounds.

Compliance Knowledge: Knowledge of sport rules, regulations and processes of University, Division, conference affiliation, and NCAA. Venue process and procedures. Recreation association guidelines associated with club sports or memberships.

Required Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Minimum of 1 year work experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree.
  • Minimum of 3 years work experience.

Work Schedule
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) Monday, February 7th, 2022.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Salary Grade Number:
The salary grade for the position is 8.

Salary Range:
The salary range for this position is $50,000-$55,000.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidates sex or any other protected status.

The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:
1. Resume
2. Cover Letter

The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age (40 years and over in the employment context), religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, veterans status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the university's educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended in 2008; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For the university's complete Non-Discrimination Statement, please see non‑discrimination‑statement.

All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.


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