Director of Ops

 

THE COMPANY

Flag Star Football, founded in 2014, is the fastest growing youth league in the DC/MD/VA area. Sticking close to our core mission – Get Better. Have Fun – we’ve grown from 160 kids in our first season (Fall ’14) to 1300+ kids in Spring 2016. We now operate in five cities, with our first official franchise operating in Philadelphia.

The program is incredibly popular because, in short, we’re the best. Led by Flag Star’s founder, Carl Ehrlich -- former Harvard Football captain– we’re a team of hard-working, fun-loving, entrepreneurial-thinking people who care about the kids’ lives we touch. And – as it turns out – doing good in our community also means doing well in our business.

*Currently all positions have been filled. This page will be updated with future details

 

ENTREPRENEUR’S APPRENTICESHIP

 

Some Background: Flag Star Football was built on a bedrock of competency, community and entrepreneurship. We boot-strapped our way into existence and we’re energized by the grit, hustle and creativity it takes to make something out of nothing.

And we believe more people are capable of this. This apprenticeship is meant to hone the skills needed to start and operate a business, culminating (for candidates who excel) in an opportunity to begin a franchise/league/business of your own.

Those interested in this opening (or the apprentice model in general), should listen to “The Tim Ferriss Show” Podcast, Episode #165. Please do not apply to this job without listening to that podcast.

The Perfect Candidate: The ideal apprentice is someone who’ll be a great leader/CEO in the future. It’s someone who communicates well, takes thoughtful action and makes genuine connections with the people in his life. It’s someone who has a vision of the world they’d like to live in and demonstrates the leadership, drive and strategy to make that dream a reality.

This person should know football very well (ideally having college experience, HS at the minimum), be in good physical condition and be ready to coach, play, referee, run-around and inspire the next generation of footballers.

And they should be cool with dogs. We work from a home-office and Carl’s dog is a big (but sweet) Rottweiler.

Compensation: Free housing and $2000 a month. And -- just so we’re on the same page -- the apprentice should see this as icing on the cake. These three-months are about learning a business, building a set of skills and eventually taking that out on your own. It’s a paid training-camp before your real entrepreneurial season begins.