Soccer Operations Assistant

  • IMG Academy
  • Bradenton, FL, USA
  • 05 May, 2024
Full time Kit Manager Maintenance

Job Description

About IMG Academy
Named by Sports Business Journal as one of the Best Places to Work in Sports in 2024, IMG Academy is the world's leading sports education brand, providing a holistic education model that empowers student-athletes to win their future, preparing them for college and for life. IMG Academy provides growth opportunities for all student-athletes through an innovative suite of on-campus and online experiences:

  • Boarding school and camps, via a state-of-the-art campus in Bradenton, Fla.
  • Online coaching via the IMG Academy+ brand, with a focus on personal development through the lens of sport and performance
  • Online college recruiting, via the NCSA brand, providing content, tools, coaching and access to a network of 40,000 college coaches

The Soccer Operations Assistant is responsible for the day-to-day operational organization of the soccer program. Provide administrative support to the coaches, staff, and student-athletes to ensure operational excellence and delivery of the program. 


Position Responsibilities 

Team Equipment and Uniform Management 

  • Assist in the ordering, distribution and maintenance of all training / game day uniforms, balls, equipment, etc. 

  • Adhere to policies and procedures regarding distribution of equipment for all sports, to include fitting and issuance of equipment 

  • Maintain inventory and  records of incoming/outgoing equipment, apparel and gear  

  • Develop strategy/calendar for equipment repair and maintenance 

  • Assist with unpaid and overdue equipment for all student-athletes who have lost, damaged, or failed to return uniforms or equipment 

Team Roster Administration 

  • Responsible for making player ID cards for all amateur players under appropriate league regulations for foreign and domestic players 

Soccer Facilities Management 

  • Upkeep of all goals/benches/nets on site on a weekly scheduled basis 

  • Oversee all sponsorship signage is accurate, up to date & acceptable (Signs Now/IMG Marketing) 

  • General maintenance of Stadium Scoreboard ( bi-annually / as needed )(Daktronics/Scoreboard Enterprises) 

  • Submit all maintenance tickets for all issues that cannot be resolved by soccer staff (Washing Machines/Cable/DVD, power) 

  • Point of Contact for all Officials / Visiting Teams entering site ( Bus parking, field assignments, ) 

  • Assist in game day operations (Water, Gatorade activation, Athletic Trainer) 

  • Prepare cameras/film/transfer and distribute match day films for game analysis & college coaches 

Team Relations 

  • Liaison to all short time guests/teams (Assist with equipment, hydration and access to IMG facilities) 

USL Event and League Administration 

  • Administrative assistant to General manager (USL) for all match day paperwork (scheduling/registration/match reports/payment of referees/press releases) 

  • Adhere to all USL standards to avoid fines.  

  • Locker Room / Field Set up (PA/scoreboard/announcement/signage/towels/water) 


  • Adheres to all company policies, procedures and business ethic codes 

  • Other duties as assigned  


Knowledge, Skills and Ability   

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Management, Business or related field or experience 

  • Experience in a collegiate sport specific program 

  • Knowledge of High School athletics 

  • Effective communication skills, both oral and written 

  • Ability to work with diverse group of student athletes, parents and staff 

  • Ability to multi-task 

  • Strong organizational skills 

  • Ability to understand budgeting principles 

  • Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations 

  • Proficient in PowerPoint, Excel and Word 

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills 

  • Desire to work collaboratively with colleagues  


Preferred Skills 

  • Bilingual  

  • Experience playing, coaching or managing a soccer team or club 


Physical Demands and Work Environment 

  • Must be able to move around campus which includes gym, turf, fields, etc. 
  • Ability to work flexible hours to include nights, weekends and holidays is required  


Background Requirements:

  • Requires a background check upon offer
  • Requires a drug test upon offer


Don’t meet every single requirement? We are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfect with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.


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