D.C. United Soccer Summer Camps Site Leader (D.C. & Maryland): 2023-3112

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D.C. United Soccer Summer Camps Site Leader (D.C. & Maryland): 2023-3112

The Position

D.C. United Soccer Summer Camp is five days of soccer instruction and competition within our custom-built curriculum for all children ages 5-13. We are looking for a Site Leader, as head of our on-site leadership team, to be directly responsible for top-notch implementation of the day-to-day operations of camp, manage a team of 10+ coordinators and coaches, and inspire hundreds of D.C. United' campers to unlock their personal best each and every day. We provide the training, soccer curriculum & daily camp schedules along with all equipment for a successful camp but need you to bring camp to life with your enthusiasm, leadership and dedication.

What You'll Do

  • Manage camp for campers & staff, working to ensure smooth day to day operations, spearhead problem solving and act as liaison between Headquarters and site, when needed.
  • Create a culture of excitement, teamwork, inclusion, positivity, respect, and professionalism for everyone who encounters your site, including facility partners, families, and teammates by communicating with a variety of ages, interests, and skill levels as well as have an enthusiasm for soccer and positively representing the D.C. United brand.
  • Study, prepare for, help implement and be the onsite expert for our soccer curriculum and all safety and operational processes and procedures, driving high program quality and presentation.
  • Prioritize physical, social & emotional safety for everyone on site by being a role model and working directly with camp staff to support campers in their emotional, physical, and social development through forming close connections to campers and providing support when needed.
  • Work alongside the rest of the leadership team to ensure clean and organized camp set up, representing the D.C. United brand in a positive and professional light.
  • Support the Communications & Customer Experience Coordinator in proactive and reactive family communications, ensuring all customers are informed on their camper’s day and camp experience.
  • Oversee the seamless transition to after camp extended day programming and Goal-Scoring and Passing/Dribbling Lessons implementation.
  • Be a loyal and dedicated member of the team member who consistently shows up on time and in all ways for the campers and your team.
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned by Headquarters.

About You

  • Possess Bachelor’s degree, youth education or sports management preferred, or equivalent experience in the field.
  • Soccer expert who deeply understands and loves the game, is knowledgeable of the rules and fundamentals, and is passionate about coaching youth. 3+ years playing at a competitive level viewed favorably.
  • Experience in coaching and working with children or other camp experience (3 years preferred)
  • Experience managing a team of direct reports and comfort with public speaking (to parents, staff, and groups of campers).
  • Passionate about soccer and making a positive impact in the lives of children, families, and coaches
  • Committed to the camp mission, top-notch program quality, the rest of your team, and our campers and their families for the full duration of the summer camp season.
  • CPR/First Aid Certified, or able to obtain CPR/First Aid Certification before the first day work.
  • Able to receive orders for stock replenishment at a personal address and willingness to transport these packages to the camp site.
  • Able to remain upright and standing for multiple hours at a time, to walk and/or run quickly around large outdoor grass and dirt-covered fields, and ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. of sports equipment.
  • Committed to adhering to the D.C. United Summer Camp Cell-Phone Free policy, powering down, and putting away cell phones in a Yondr pouch for the duration of your shift.

Perks and Highlights as a Camps Team Member

  • Work in soccer, being active and outdoors all summer in the D.C. and Maryland area.
  • A mid-season complementary catered lunch for all staff on-site.
  • Ability to earn mid and end of season awards.
  • Exclusive access to optional professional development opportunities hosted by our full-time Headquarters team.
  • Build valuable leadership experience representing a global brand.
  • Join an incredible team of like-minded, passionate people.

Additional Camp Information

  • Time Commitment: Available for pre-camp trainings and all weeks of programming.
  • Camp Dates & Locations: June 10th – August 16th.
    • Please note: Camp locations change weekly. All staff should have reliable transportation to get to site each day. Please, visit the following link to see our 2024 camp schedule: http://bit.ly/3hk7mAc
  • Schedule: Monday-Friday 7:15 am-4:00 pm.
  • Compensation: $22 / hour with up to 3.75 hours of overtime expected per week paid at $33/hour.
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Headfirst Professional Sports Camps is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity and inclusivity across our Headfirst community, and we strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented groups and those who might need reasonable accommodation to apply.




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