Position: MLS Academy Equipment Coordinator

Location: National Soccer Development Centre (UBC), Vancouver, BC

Terms: Full-time, Permanent

Reports to: MLS Academy Equipment Manager

We are looking for a new team member to join Vancouver Whitecaps FC in the position of MLS Academy Equipment Coordinator.

The MLS Academy Equipment Coordinator will be responsible for assisting with all equipment and apparel requirements for the Whitecaps FC MLS Academy teams. This position will also support the overall equipment needs of all club programs and events.

Role Responsibilities:

General Duties

  • Perform all job-related administrative tasks as assigned by the MLS Academy Equipment Manager
  • Ensure that the standards of organization and cleanliness are upheld in all equipment and kit storage areas, as well as the team locker rooms
  • Work with the equipment manager to ensure that all facilities, equipment and training sessions meet the club standard
  • Work with the equipment team to ensure that the equipment facilities are always kept in a clean and orderly manner
  • Enforce training facility rules, policies and procedures for players and staff
  • Run MLS Academy training days/match days when the MLS Academy Equipment Manager is traveling with a team

Apparel and Equipment Management

  • Assist with the distribution and inventory control of all equipment and apparel for the MLS Academy players and staff
  • Ensure that all uniforms and related apparel/equipment are maintained in a clean and serviceable condition
  • Assist with uniform and equipment distribution and retrieval at training and on game day

Team Travel

  • Assist with packing and preparation for each team trip and travel, as required, for away matches (local league play, tournaments, MLS NEXT regular season and Playoffs/Showcases)
  • Assist with equipment transport to and from the airport before/after team travel dates

Training Day and Game Day Responsibilities

  • Assist with all MLS Academy home game days
  • Be familiar with all league match day requirements and ensure that all league rules, policies, and standards are strictly adhered to
  • Work with the MLS Academy Equipment Manager to execute the game day set up for all home games
  • Transport all team warm-up equipment to the field (balls, cones, pinnies, etc.)
  • Inflate and transport match balls as per specific league requirements


In addition to bringing a commitment to Vancouver Whitecaps FC vision and values, the ideal candidate will require degrees of demonstrated experience as follows:

  • Must be legally authorized to work in Canada
  • Experience in a High-Performance Sports Environment
  • Additional languages (Spanish, French, etc.) is an asset
  • A clean and valid BC driver’s license
  • Must have knowledge and passion for soccer
  • Must be able to lift upwards of 50 lbs
  • Must complete a Vulnerable Sector Check and additional background screening
  • Must successfully complete MLS Safe Sport training
  • Must possess a passport and be able to freely travel internationally
  • Ability to work non-standard work week, including early mornings, evenings, weekends, holidays


  • The chance to work in a fun, non-traditional workplace that truly cares about people and communities
  • First-class facilities at the National Soccer Development Centre and downtown Vancouver
  • Training and support available to help develop your career
  • A generous extended health and dental plan
  • Heavily discounted game day tickets
  • Become involved with Vancouver’s most exciting sporting environment

Whitecaps FC believes that diversity and inclusion are critical to our success, and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. This includes but is not limited to people of colour, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Should you require any accommodation throughout the recruitment process, please do not hesitate to contact our People & Culture department.

If you are interested in applying, please apply for the role using the link: MLS Academy Equipment Coordinator

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

No recruiters or agencies, please.