MLDA Seeks Coastal Area Soccer Association Recreational Director

Jacksonville, NC (February 9, 2024) The Major League Development Association (MLDA) is on the lookout for a dedicated individual to fill the role of Coastal Area Soccer Association Recreational Director. Tasked with overseeing the planning, development, and implementation of entry-level and intermediate soccer programs, this position is pivotal in shaping the future of youth sports within our MLDA brands, which serve over 1,000 young athletes.

About MLDA: The MLDA is committed to revolutionizing sports development in the United States by fostering a community of soccer clubs united under one association. MLDA aims to provide clubs of all sizes and from diverse markets with access to professional resources and expertise, nurturing growth and professionalism at every level.

The mission lies the goal to increase participation and enjoyment of sports while maintaining strong community roots. From leagues and clubs to academies and events, the MLDA strives to establish accessible platforms for competition, training, and personal growth.

Position Summary: The Coastal Area Soccer Association Sports Director will lead the development of our recreational soccer program. The role demands a passion for soccer, excellent leadership skills, and a commitment to providing a safe and positive environment for young athletes to thrive.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Managing day-to-day execution of soccer programs, catering to various skill levels and age groups.
  • Leading and mentoring a team of staff, interns, and volunteers to ensure program objectives are met.
  • Developing and implementing marketing strategies to promote programs and drive participation.
  • Generating and executing sales pipelines for additional programs and opportunities.
  • Innovating curriculum development to enhance program quality and effectiveness.
  • Collaborating with other MLDA member clubs to expand recreational and supplemental programs.

Experience and Attributes: The ideal candidate will possess:

  • A USSF C License or equivalent certification.
  • Minimum of 5 years of professional experience in education, coaching, and soccer.
  • Bachelor’s degree in sports management or related field.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Adobe programs.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills.
  • Flexibility and willingness to work evenings and weekends as necessary.

Apply now and be part of the change with MLDA.

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