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Director of Field Operations - Positive Coaching Alliance (Multiple Cities possible, XX)

Want to make a difference in the lives of youth athletes?  Help create Better Athletes, Better People by bringing the Positive Coaching Alliance message to coaches, parents and athletes in various PCA Chapter markets. 

Position: Director of Field Operations

About Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA)

Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) is a national nonprofit organization founded at the Stanford University
Department of Athletics in 1998. PCA’s Mission is to transform high school and youth sports into a
Development Zone? to develop BETTER ATHLETES, BETTER PEOPLE. PCA provides training to
coaches, parents, youth athletes, and youth sports organization leaders on how to use the youth sports
experience to teach young athletes positive character traits and "life lessons.”  Through partnerships with
more than 4,000 schools and youth sports organizations (YSOs), PCA has conducted 13,000+ workshops for
leaders, coaches, parents and athletes on using sports to teach life lessons. PCA is headquartered in
Mountain View (CA), with 17 Chapters across the country. For more information, please visit


Director of Field Operations is responsible for managing a number of Chapter Executive Directors and
Boards to achieve their annual mission and financial goals. The person in this role will spend a significant
amount of time travelling to existing and new PCA Chapters.

The Director of Field Operations will report to the National Director of Field Operations.

Key responsibilities including but not limited to:

  • Manage Chapter Executive Director (CED) activity to achieve growth in kids reached and balanced budgets in each of the assigned Chapters
  • Evaluate and approve Chapters’ annual budget proposals and work plans
  • Aid in the development of systems and tools, and refine processes to improve Chapter operational quality and increase efficiency
  • Contribute to documenting operational standards and best practices for Chapters while encouraging and supporting local autonomy and decision-making when appropriate and needed
  • Work closely with the Chief Financial Officer, and National Director of Field Operations to oversee Chapter P&L analysis, and to provide coaching, mentoring support and aid in P&L analysis and forecasting throughout the year
  • Work closely with the CED, and Chapter Board Chair to direct Chapter activities toward near-term execution of best practices, and long-term successful and sustainable operations
  • Act as liaison between Chapter Board members and the National organization and staff through various means, including preparation and delivery of compelling presentations at Chapter Board meetings
  • Act as interim Executive Director for Chapters with open positions; work closely with staff and Chapter Board members and manage the Executive Director hiring process
  • Work collaboratively across functions to execute plans and build internal relationships at the National and Chapter levels; particularly as it pertains to making positive contributions to the Field Operations management team
  • Help foster the organizational culture reflecting the “PCA Way” so Chapter staff flourish, grow and are successful
  • Demonstrate knowledge, support and passion for the mission, vision and values of PCA
  • Contribute to PCA as a learning organization

A minimum of five years experience managing and leading organizations which encompasses the

  • Strategic thinker who can execute tactically
  • Team builder and team player who works cooperatively and collaboratively with individuals at all levels
  • Highly organized and pays attention to details
  • Experience growing and scaling an organization through expansion into new cities or areas
  • Deep experience in several of the following areas: fundraising, board management & engagement, business strategy, finance, marketing, business development, human resources and application of technology
  • Skilled at mentoring and transferring his/her experience and expertise to others
  • Demonstrated financial management and analysis skills for P&L management
  • Strong presenter and comfortable facilitating group work and discussions
  • Demonstrated successful experience in working with boards comprised of prominent corporate leaders and community volunteers
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully and positively in a culturally and ethnically diverse community
  • Able to travel extensively
  • Bachelor degree, Masters degree preferred

Personal Characteristics
The Director of Field Operations should embody the following personal characteristics:

  • Self-starter with entrepreneurial mind-set, teachable spirit and creative thinking
  • Excellent communicator with people at every level; a leader and bridge builder
  • Ability to work well under pressure and adapt easily to changing situations and priorities; good judgment and consensus building skills
  • Self-confidence
  • Inspiring, creative, visionary, and compassionate
  • Diplomacy and tact
  • Counseling demeanor marked by inspiration and encouragement
  • High ethical standards
  • Values diversity
  • Passion and love for sports
  • Passion for the PCA cause is essential!

Target Hire Date: November 1, 2017

Compensation & Benefits

Total compensation is commensurate with skills and experience. PCA provides competitive benefits, which include:

  • Medical, dental and vision
  • Long term disability
  • Life Insurance
  • 403(b) retirement plan
  • 11 holidays a year
  • 12 vacation days and 12 sick days starting first year
  • Flexible working environment

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. What large city are you nearest? How far away?
2. Why are you passionate about the PCA mission?
3. Why are you right for this position?

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