Football Director

Last update 2024-05-23
Expires 2024-06-23
ID #2156952230
Football Director
India, Jharkhand, Ranchi,
Modified May 16, 2024


Yuwa India is seeking a full-time Football Director for 35+ youth coaches who are supporting more than 650 adolescent girls in the Ranchi district of Jharkhand. The role will be to rapidly up-skill the existing football coaches and coordinators to improve the overall quality of football--while also cultivating a positive, inclusive, and empowering team culture across the programme. Initial hiring for a trial period of 6 months, with assessment at 6 months for permanent position.

About Yuwa
Yuwa is an internationally acclaimed non-governmental organization that uses soccer and education to put girls in charge of their own futures. Yuwa is registered as a Trust in India and as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in the USA. Yuwa is based in villages in the Ranchi district of Jharkhand, where girls are especially at risk of dropping out of school, child marriage, gender-related violence, and human trafficking. Through the creation of soccer teams, girls gain leadership skills and confidence, continue their education, and are less likely to be forced into child marriage. Here, teamwork is a powerful force to promote health, education and improved livelihoods among the most important agents of change—young women.

Almost all of Yuwa’s external representation is done by the girls themselves.

Yuwa has been featured in Al-Jazeera, Washington Post, Huffington Post, Bloomberg Businessweek, BBC, Sports Illustrated, Hindustan Times, Times of India, ABC News , and other media in India and internationally. Recent awards include:

2023 FICCI Arise "Excellence in Sports" Award
2021 Chegg Global Student Prize Top 10 Finalist (Seema Kumari)
2019 Laureus Sport for Good Award
2017 Microsoft “People of Action”
2016 India Today Digital Trailblazers Award
2015 Cequin WOWmen Award Celebrating Men for Women
2014-2019 FIFA Football for Hope Awardee
2013 Barclay’s Beyond Sport “Sport for Social Inclusion” Winner
2013  Times Now  Amazing Indians Award (category: Indian at Heart)
Yahoo India “12 Unsung Heroes of 2012”
2012 NDTV Spirit of Sport Award, (“Best Promotion of Education through Sport”)
2012 Ashoka Changemakers award (all-Asia winner) for Innovative Secondary Education for Skills Enhancement
2011 Nike Gamechangers Award

Technical Coordinator responsibilities include:
Live in the village of Ormanjhi (approximately 15 kilometers from the city of Ranchi) and will be okay with working odd hours.
Lead all the on-field operations during daily training sessions. Overseeing football teams in the morning and evening 6 times a week.
Directly managing the head coach and coordinators with daily check in meetings to understand the happenings on all 15+ grounds.
Collecting daily assessments and reviews of the existing coaches.
Tracking attendance for all teams, keeping coaches accountable for entering accurate records for their teams every practice.
Maintain positive, meaningful relationships with players, coaches, parents, and community leaders.
Teach Football technical skills, tactics, and techniques for game development at individual and team levels; identify an action plan on the strengths and development areas for athletes.
Assist in planning, organizing, and execution of match/competition events and travel to tournaments with the athlete squads as and when required; prepare players mentally and physically before a competition.
Help in conducting the coaching licensing for those existing coaches that are keen.
Conducting periodic training both for existing coaches and to onboard new coaches.
Gathering the hours worked by each coach and calculating the monthly salary for all direct reports.
Working with the school and founders to seek out appropriate opportunities for the players.
Leading weekly Sunday meetings to plan the sessions for the next week along with all the coaches.
Select and then develop practice schedules for the Yuwa competitive teams.
Assist in periodic football progress updates for Yuwa sponsors.
Manage the bus routes for practices.
Be nice! We are a team of people who work collaboratively to accomplish Yuwa's mission of empowering vulnerable girls. We expect anyone who joins our team to be positive, respectful, and inclusive of other team members.

University degree from reputed institution
Experience working with adolescents, specifically girls
Advanced specialization in Football sports coaching; demonstrated experience of professional Football coaching experience in an international context
High degree of emotional intelligence to drive a collaborative culture that inspires passion for achieving results; able to proactively sense and resolve conflicts in a diverse multicultural setup
Communication skills to influence a diverse set of internal and external stakeholders
Comfortable with online tools to create schedules and collect data
Ability to collaborate successfully as part of a multi-disciplinary team to achieve performance and wellbeing objectives of athletes / team
Leadership orientation and style that attracts, develops and retains athletic and professional tale
Process orientation to manage and organize activities / schedules / tasks in a systematic manner
An authentic passion to engage in long term value creation through a socio- commercial business venture in the emerging space of holistic wellbeing
Able to speak and write English fluently (and ideally Hindi)

Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Football director

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