Position Title: Player Care, Research & Education Assistant (1 Year Contract)

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

Terms: Full-time, Permanent

We are looking for a new team member to join Vancouver Whitecaps FC in the position of Player Care, Research & Education Assistant.

The Player Care, Research & Education Assistant is responsible for assisting with scheduling, coordination, communication, and follow-up of athlete assessments and specialist appointments. This role will also contribute to ongoing performance staff education and research dissemination across the club.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Ensure clear communication of the intake process and player status to performance and operations staff
  • Assist with coordinating player assessments, data tracking, and reporting as needed
  • Coordinate preseason testing schedules for all levels of the program
  • Ensure confidentiality of all data and personal information
  • Collaborate and support staff in data collection for athlete health and safety measures
  • Support collection of body composition data for the first team and Next Pro programs
  • Oversee and coordinate performance staff internal continuing education sessions and presenters
  • Assist with the collection and distribution of current research in the various performance areas
  • Assist in maintaining inventory supplies and clinical equipment
  • Attend all activities/meetings/programs as required


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

  • 2 years experience as an MOA, medical or research coordinator, or similar role
  • Undergraduate degree in kinesiology, athletic therapy, health sciences or related field is beneficial
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment with medical and performance staff is ideal
  • Proficient communication skills and ability to work across multiple teams within the organization
  • Passionate about sport and human performance
  • Must possess a passport and be able to freely travel internationally with the team as required
  • Ability to work non-standard work week, including early mornings, evenings, weekends, holidays as required

The Club

Vancouver Whitecaps FC is the longest running professional soccer club in Canada and the United States. Since its inaugural season in 1974, the club has united generations of loyal fans in British Columbia and beyond. With academies in eight out of ten provinces, a network of partner clubs, and hundreds of camps and clinics every year, Whitecaps FC provide a foundation for Canada’s soccer future.

In addition to its two professional men’s teams, the Club is proud to be one of the first two founding teams for a new professional women’s league in Canada, which will be launched in the year 2025. We are also strongly committed to providing opportunities to Canadian athletes, both male and female, with the largest soccer development structure in Canada. This includes academy programs in eight of ten provinces across the country.

In addition to building a winning team on and off the pitch, the Club places great importance in giving back to our community, harnessing the power of sport to create a stronger, more equitable & inclusive society through three key community goals: helping meet critical needs, using soccer to build life skills and creating soccer participation opportunities in Indigenous communities.

Vancouver Whitecaps FC believes that diversity and inclusion is 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.

Vancouver Whitecaps FC provides a competitive compensation and benefits package. If you are interested in applying, please apply for the role using the link: Assistant, Player Care, Research & Education

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. No recruiters or agencies, please.