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Communications: Head of Web/Media Content
Content Manager (MNT) - United States Soccer Federation (Chicago, IL)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Position Overview

U.S. Soccer maintains a network of original content that includes social media, video, written features, design and photography. The Content Manager is fundamentally involved in each step of the creation and distribution of content across all platforms and will work with other creators (both internal and external) to develop unique and compelling content for fans of U.S. Soccer’s teams, with a heavy concentration on the Men’s National Team. The ideal candidate has exceptional knowledge of all phases of content production and experience in managing the creation and distribution of each content type.

PRIMARY DUTIES:

  • Develop, schedule and manage the content plan for Men’s National Team events, including but not limited to: social, written, video, audio, graphic and photography
  • Collaborate with members of the Content and Communications teams at U.S. Soccer to execute and deliver digital content across platforms
  • Produce content in the field and at live events, individually and as part of a team
  • Manage aspects of content budgets and oversee content creators across the organization while keeping projects on deadline
  • Implement standards and procedures for the creation of content, making sure all producers are educated on process and follow guidelines
  • Assist in all other facets of the Content and Communications departments in and out of the office and in other aspects of the organization, including Coaching, Referees, Development Academy and Hall of Fame.

REQUIREMENTS/CHARACTERISTICS:

·         Bachelor’s degree

·         3-5 years of experience in content production, creation and management

·         In addition to possessing substantial creative capital, the ideal candidate is a disciplined manager of the overall content production process from pre-production to distribution/publishing

·         Understands the various approaches and techniques required for a wide-array of platforms, from social media to long-form, from short social videos to multi-episode series

·         Pushes the creative capacity of the content department while fitting the established voice of U.S. Soccer

·         Possesses meticulous attention to project management detail and strong organizational skills

·         Able to create and oversee schedules, maintaining tight deadlines

·         Oversees individual or team-based projects from development to completion

·         Specific knowledge of soccer is a plus but not a requirement; more important is the knowledge and ability to adapt to the environment surrounding a high-level professional sports team

·         Quick learner who can function well in the fast-paced environment mandated by professional sports

·         Full-time position, minimum 40-hour week with weekend work and extensive travel required

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Membership: Fundraising/Major Gifts
Director of Major Gifts - United States Soccer Federation (New York Metropolitan Area, NY)

 

 

 

 

 

 

BRIEF SUMMARY:

The U.S. Soccer Federation is recruiting a major gift officer, who will be responsible for generating significant philanthropic support for U.S. Soccer. The Director of Major Gifts will oversee the major gift program in a to-be-determined regional territory that will include the New York Metropolitan Area. This individual will be responsible for identifying, cultivating, and soliciting major gift prospects (individuals and foundations) and participate in donors’ stewardship activities. Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), the Director will manage a portfolio of approximately 150 prospects who are capable of making a gift of $10,000+. Some prospects may have a demonstrated interest in U.S. Soccer and an established giving history while others will have to be discovered and/or developed.

PRIMARY DUTIES:

  • In consultation with the CAO, establish an annual operating plan, with measurable performance objectives, that is linked to U.S. Soccer’s fundraising goals.
  • Successfully manage a portfolio of major gift prospects to meet agreed upon philanthropic goals for the region. Engage in activities that focus on donor-centered philanthropy to maximize potential gifts over the long-term.
  • Ensure that all activities are entered in the database to guarantee the quality of communication and donor records.
  • Identify major gift prospects capable of supporting U.S. Soccer with significant charitable gifts. Cultivate identified prospects via in-person visits, telephone and email communication, and engagement opportunities.
  • Work in concert with the Development Department to organize and host special events in the assigned regional territory.
  • Steward donors via a variety of communications and experiences, including attendance at U.S. Soccer events and FIFA World Cups
  • Engage a network of volunteers to achieve programmatic goals.
  • Serve as a key fundraising contact for the region; coordinate and implement special projects at the direction of the CAO and perform other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS/CHARACTERISTICS:

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Advanced degree preferred

Experience:

  • 5+ years of experience cultivating major gifts from individual donors
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in prospect identification, relationship building, and solicitation and ability to manage a large number of activities simultaneously.
  • Proven ability to create compelling gift proposals.
  • Experience in both collaborative and independent work environments.
  • Evidence of being adaptable to working with changing priorities.
  • Professional experience working in a sophisticated development organization.

Skills:

  • Superior written and verbal communication skills with exceptional attention to detail
  • Ability to articulate an organization’s vision, values and programs to donors, volunteers, and development staff in an engaging, motivating, and compelling manner
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and a proven ability to collaborate with colleagues
  • Resourceful and independent, yet able to work creatively, effectively, and collaboratively within an integrated, team-oriented fundraising environment
  • Professionalism, discretion, and confidentiality in all matters of staff and donor privacy
  • Ability to build relationships and successfully foster charitable gifts
  • Achievement-oriented and confident
  • Creative, flexible, and innovative
  • Outstanding organizational skills

Tools, Equipment, & Conditions:

  • Standard office equipment and mobile phone
  • Some domestic and international travel will be required

Work Location:

The Director of Major Gifts will report to U.S. Soccer’s headquarters in Chicago, but will be a full-time telecommuting position for a candidate based in the New York Metropolitan Area. 

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