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Youth Football Development Coach

Part-time position with Minnesota Vikings in Eagan
Job posted January 8, 2024

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About The Role

Our mission at the Minnesota Vikings is to Advance the Vikings legacy through the passionate pursuit of excellence.

We strive to achieve, we put the team first, we seek to learn, we exhibit high character, and we are committed to a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment.

SUMMARY: The Minnesota Vikings are seeking Part-Time Youth Football Development Coaches who will assist in the execution of youth and high school football initiatives. The ideal candidate will be prepared to deal with the fast-paced nature of the National Football League while becoming an effective team player within the Vikings Youth and High School Football Department. This position will provide the candidate with opportunities for professional development as well as the tools needed to be successful in coaching, including USA Football coaching certification. Candidates with little to no experience in coaching but with a desire to learn are encouraged to apply.

This is a temporary part-time position that is expected to start in late February/early March and conclude at the end of August 2024, unless otherwise determined.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Assist with coaching all Vikings Youth Football Initiatives, including Vikings Summer Camps, Training Camp Clinics, Girls Football Academy, Vikings of Tomorrow, Vikings Kids Club clinics, and miscellaneous youth football events.
Provide coaching assistance for Vikings High School Football Initiatives, including Gatorade Prep Elite, Nike 11-ON, and more.
Assist in the growth and participation of youth and high school football throughout the region.
Represent the Minnesota Vikings in a professional manner during all youth and high school football events.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Must be a positive team player with strong communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills
Previous experience and demonstrated passion for working with youth ages 6-18 is preferred
Frequent availability during summer weekdays required
Must be available for at least half of the overnight trips in June. There will be 4 total trips typically from Tuesday-Thursday (one trip each week).
Must be available for at least half of the camps and events in July, also frequently during the weekdays.
Local and regional travel will be required for the implementation of youth and high school football events and programming
Previous coaching or playing experience is a plus
Current or incoming collegiate football athletes are not eligible to apply due to NCAA regulations
Employment will be dependent on a successful background check
Employment will be dependent on the successful completion of USA Football’s certification course (provided by the Vikings)
May be asked to operate and drive a vehicle for long distances
Clean driving record required for anyone driving company or rented vehicles

CONFIDENTIALITY REQUIREMENTS:

This position may require the individual to have access to confidential records and information. To successfully perform this position, confidentiality of the information with which the individual has contact must be maintained.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The ability to stand or walk for long periods of time
The ability to perform rigorous physical activity pertaining to football drills, games, and instruction
This position requires standing, frequent lifting (up to 50 pounds), walking, bending, and squatting on a daily basis.

This position will accept applications until January 5th end of business day.

The Minnesota Vikings are committed to creating and sustaining a culture for you. Whoever you are, we are an organization that embraces and empowers people of all backgrounds and experiences and incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusion into the foundation of everything we do. We are proud to have a culture that empowers our people to harness their uniqueness to develop their full potential as a contributor to the success of the organization and the communities we serve. The Minnesota Vikings are an equal opportunity employer, and we continue to commit to creating equitable opportunities by ensuring that our place can be anyone’s place.


 

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