SIMA Staff Coach/Director of College Placement

  • Montverde Academy
  • Montverde, FL, USA
  • 26 May, 2023
Full time Coaching Leadership & Management Soccer Coach Sports Management

Job Description

Montverde Academy is a coeducational independent school that serves grades Pre-K3–12. Our boarding program serves grades 7-12 and post-graduate studies. At the heart of an MVA experience is an engaging and challenging academic environment that inspires students to achieve at the highest level. Inside and outside of the classroom, students develop their talents and abilities through involvement in fine arts, athletics, school clubs, and service organizations. Our staff members, parents and students are part of a close-knit, deeply caring community. We emphasize positive relationships that help build self-esteem and confidence in our students, where each individual feels like a valued community member. We enjoy cultural diversity unlike any other school as we attract students from around the world. With more than 75 nationalities represented by students, our international character adds an exciting global perspective to our community and the educational experience we provide.

The SIMA Staff Coach will work alongside SIMA staff coaches and the SIMA Methodology Coordinator to ensure that the day-to-day operations of the SIMA program are implemented according to the agreed upon strategy while continuing to support the overall mission of Montverde Academy. The primary role is to plan and lead team sessions for the student-athletes within the SIMA program. The goal is to become a valuable resource for the students, parents and staff of the SIMA program as they will consistently interact with all three groups in this role. The aim is for the Staff Coach to offer the necessary support to each participant to help them succeed and ultimately realize their potential.



  • Adhere to the expectations of the SIMA.
  • Effectively prepare training sessions.
  • Adhere to the established weekly structure.
  • Monitors all communication via the SIMA Calendar, Microsoft Teams, e-mail, Skedda, etc.
  • Take attendance at the beginning of the SIMA training time.
  • Ensure students are following the rules and expectations of MVA and the SIMA program.
  • Effectively address infractions of the school/program code of conduct.
  • Develop a relationship as a mentor with the students.
  • Assist with transportation needs of the Academy (away matches, airport runs, etc.).
  • Ensure uniforms and equipment are well kept and accounted for.
  • Communicate issues/concerns with appropriate staff.
  • Conduct player evaluations.
  • Arrange parent meetings when appropriate.
  • Adhere to training and game day responsibilities.
  • Perform weekly duty rotation.
  • Track absences and trainer/doctor appointments.
  • Communicate time off with appropriate staff in advance (when possible).
  • Return goals and equipment at the end of each training/games.
  • College Placement.
    • Organize CP programming/presentations for the academic year.
    • Maintain, foster & develop relationships with college programs/coaching staffs.
    • Plan, promote & implement “signature” recruiting events (Showcase, Friendlies, etc.).
    • Meet with student-athletes (and their families) to discuss the college recruiting process
    • Monitor student-athletes progress toward initial-eligibility.
    • NCAA/NAIA Eligibility Center registration.
    • Coordinate campus visits (official/unofficial).
    • Coordinate visits to campus by college coaches.
    • Maintain regular correspondence with the MVA College Guidance office

Physical requirements: 

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. 
  • The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. 
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
  • Must be able to access and navigate each department at the Academy’s facilities.