• Executive Director

    Posted: 05/21/2023

    Fairbanks Youth Soccer Association (FYSA) is a community-led youth sports organization located in beautiful Fairbanks, AK. FYSA strives to positively impact the development of youth in our community by providing soccer and personal growth opportunities to players of all ages and abilities. FYSA builds strong players, lasting friendships and connects our community through a love of play.

    To learn more, visit: fairbanksyouthsports.org


    FYSA is seeking an Executive Director to serve as the strategic, operational, and visionary leader of our organization. The Executive Director is responsible for all aspects of the Organization's daily operations, both internal and external. She/he will be responsible for ensuring on-field programs (Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter) are effectively delivered to FYSA members, while also managing finance, administrative operations, volunteer resources, marketing, vendor relations, sponsorship and community outreach programs.

    The Executive Director works in partnership with the Board of Directors to develop strategies and plans to achieve the organization’s vision, mission, and values.


    • Create and ensure that FYSA delivers the quality and quantity of programs that meet and exceed FYSA’s needs

    • Lead all FYSA staff, coaches, and volunteers, either directly or indirectly

    • Organize and assist direct reports to plan, adopt, and implement organization goals, policies, operating procedures, and standards

    • Develop and maintain a positive line of communication among members and staff

    • Establish and maintain positive and effective relationships with partner organizations, local political and community leaders, and allied educational and youth sports organizations in order to more effectively serve program participants and promote the sport of soccer.

    • Establish employment and administrative policies and procedures for all functions and day-to-day operations of the Organization 

    • Serve as spokesperson for FYSA

    • Maintain relationships with Fairbanks North Star Borough, Parks and Rec and other officials and the requirements of the ongoing field usage agreements, and develop future agreements

    • Act as the Organizations’ liaison for all technical matters involving other organizations (SAY Soccer, Alaska Youth Soccer Association) and other governing bodies and leagues (e.g., Referees Association, 

    • Serve as trusted advisor of the highest integrity to the Board of Directors

    • Attend and assist with monthly meetings of the board, as well as periodic committee meetings

    • Regularly update board members on priorities, initiatives, and matters, as well as the landscape of the sport and associated opportunities and challenges

    • Ensure compliance with SafeSport requirements (e.g., coaches and staff)

    • Facilitate the practicing of the organization’s mission and core values


    The preferred candidate will be self-motivated with ability to work with others and independently; have strong leadership, organizational and communication skills; and have an entrepreneurial spirit.

    • Bachelor’s degree in sports administration, recreation, education, not-for-profit related disciplines or other related business disciplines or combination of work experience

    • At least 5 years of mid to senior level not-for-profit association/organization leadership or other related transferable business experience

    • Soccer background/knowledge is strongly preferred

    • Youth and competitive sport specific program management experience. Relevant working knowledge of youth organizations, including but not limited to, working experience with sports coaching, recreation, and wellness programs, and/or a similar role with responsibilities for the development and support of athletes, coaches, and staff

    • Strong leadership, organizational, communication and motivational skills

    • Excellent interpersonal and member-relations skills. With demonstrated ability to build strong and supportive relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders

    • Experience with volunteer Boards and committees

    • Experience leading staff and volunteers

    • Awareness of and passion for the need to actively develop diversity, equity, and inclusivity throughout the sport of soccer

    • Willingness to travel state-wide and work non-traditional hours, within a sports league atmosphere

    • Ability to work nights and weekends to support games and events

    Any qualified individuals interested in this position should provide a Cover Letter and Resume to President@fairbanksyouthsoccer.com