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» Director of Strategic Planning - United States Soccer Federation (Chicago, IL)
» Human Resources Generalist - United States Soccer Federation (Chicago, IL)
» IT Support Technician - United States Soccer Federation (Chicago, IL)
» Legal Intern - United States Soccer Federation (Chicago, IL)
» Manager of E-Commerce and On-Site Retail - United States Soccer Federation (Chicago, IL)
» Media Manager - United States Soccer Federation (Chicago, IL)
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Sales & Marketing: Broadcasting
Broadcast Operations Coordinator - United States Soccer Federation (Chicago, IL)

U.S. Soccer Overview

We are U.S. Soccer and we are the future of sport in the United States.  Our mission is to make soccer the preeminent sport in the United States. We embrace diversity, technology and global connections to drive the growth of our sport and serve our athletes and fans. We are seeking motivated, passionate, skillful people who can think, create and work on a team

U.S. Soccer is a growing company that looks for team members to grow with it. U.S. Soccer offers a comprehensive compensation package, casual work environment, an inclusive culture and an atmosphere for professional development.

Primary Responsibilities

Relationships with our broadcast rights holders are a critical component to our ability to grow our business. National Team broadcasts serve as a key connection point between U.S. Soccer and the fans, providing an ability to communicate with a broad audience, a platform for our corporate partners to connect with the audience and potential for growing our audience. Expanding our broadcast footprint and driving ratings is a critical tool for achieving our mission, as is delivering world-class product to fans in an efficient, easy to use manner. This role requires a hands-on approach to managing the relationship with our broadcast partners to ensure clear communication both internally and externally.

Job Details

Planning

  • Own production planning process via proactive communication between rights holders’ production groups, stadiums, internal events staff and relevant third parties.
  • Create guidelines, standards and a review process for third party non-rights holders requesting access to collect video footage of the National Team matches and other U.S. Soccer activities.

Management

  • Manage the relationships with the broadcast partners and relevant external stakeholders such as stadium operations staff, second party rights holders and others.
  • Manage internal communication process on scheduling.
  • Manage broadcast production process.
  • Manage requests from non-rights holders for content capture and use of U.S. Soccer footage.

Execution

  • Organize and lead meetings and phone calls with broadcasters and other internal and external stakeholders. Communication should be frequent in advance of the event through game day including a post-event recap call.
  • Understand and be capable of communicating rights granted to broadcasters, second and third party rights holders.
  • Communicate with non-rights holders requesting access to and footage of National Team events.

Measurement

  • Create standard “post-mortem” report for all broadcasts and collect information to populate the report with the goal of improving our operational efficiency and creating a knowledge base for future productions.  

Minimum Qualifications  

  • Bachelor degree in television production or a bachelor degree with commensurate experience.
  • 4+ years related work experience in television production and/or servicing broadcasters.  
  • Practical knowledge of the television production process is required
  • Strong written and oral communication skills are required.
  • Experience managing communication with multiple internal and external stakeholders.  
  • Experience working in media, sports or entertainment is preferred.
  • Ability and desire to travel.
  • Ability to balance multiple projects at once.

Desired Characteristics

  • Desire to be part of a team
  • Display a tireless work ethic
  • Possess a growth mindset, is open minded and seeks challenges
  • Pursue lifelong development and learning
  • Communicate in a direct, open and honest manner
  • Accountable for actions/decisions and does not make excuses
  • Request feedback and is open to criticism
  • Practice self-assessment and self-reflection
  • Believe and commit to the company’s culture and organizational goals
  • Passion for soccer

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Internships: Communications/Community Relations
Communications Intern - United States Soccer Federation (Chicago, IL)

U.S. Soccer Overview

We are U.S. Soccer and we are the future of sport in the United States.  Our mission is to make soccer the preeminent sport in the United States. We embrace diversity, technology and global connections to drive the growth of our sport and serve our athletes and fans. We are seeking motivated, passionate, skillful people who can think, create and work on a team. 

U.S. Soccer is a growing company that looks for team members to grow with it. U.S. Soccer offers a comprehensive compensation package, casual work environment, an inclusive culture and an atmosphere for professional development.

Communications Department Overview

The Communications Department’s main responsibilities are to create and manage content for all aspects of our business, be the point of contact for all media relationships and service other departments as well as partners by generating publicity and effectively communicating with their respective audiences.  The Communications Department is a team-oriented environment that consistently works under deadlines.

Primary Duties

The Communications Intern supports the Communications Department in executing the organization’s initiatives and administering day-to-day responsibilities. The Communications Intern will be required to effectively communicate and handle multiple responsibilities simultaneously. The position requires the ability to write, edit, organize content, meet deadlines, proactively contribute across multiple areas of the business and be flexible on a day-to-day basis. A high level of professionalism, commitment to hard work, knowledge of soccer, strong creativity and writing skills are all imperative in this job.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Researching, writing and editing press releases, features, match reports, match notes and publications provided to media, fans and partners
  • Updating our website and social media channels on a daily basis, posting written, audio and video content
  • Contributing to media operations at U.S. Soccer events (Men’s and Women’s National Team matches, Development Academy showcases, etc.), including assisting with credentialing, record-keeping, answering media requests and other necessary support
  • Participating in all Communications Department meetings and events, assisting with implementing the objectives of the department.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Candidates shall be pursuing a degree or have recently completed a degree in a relevant field of expertise.
  • Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish a plus.
  • Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects through multi-tasking and managing priorities efficiently.
  • Ability to work independently and as a part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite  
  • Travel may be required.

Desired Characteristics

  • Desire to be part of a team
  • Display a tireless work ethic
  • Possess a growth mindset, is open minded and seeks challenges
  • Pursue lifelong development and learning
  • Communicate in a direct, open and honest manner
  • Accountable for actions/decisions and does not make excuses
  • Request feedback and is open to criticism
  • Practice self-assessment and self-reflection
  • Believe and commit to the company’s culture and organizational goals
  • Passion for soccer

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Internships: Any Internship
Development Academy Intern - United States Soccer Federation (Chicago, IL)

U.S. Soccer Overview

We are U.S. Soccer and we are the future of sport in the United States.  Our mission is to make soccer the preeminent sport in the United States. We embrace diversity, technology and global connections to drive the growth of our sport and serve our athletes and fans. We are seeking motivated, passionate, skillful people who can think, create and work on a team. 

U.S. Soccer is a growing company that looks for team members to grow with it. U.S. Soccer offers a comprehensive compensation package, casual work environment, an inclusive culture and an atmosphere for professional development.

Primary Responsibilities

The U.S. Soccer Development Academy is a program that provides education, resources, and support to impact everyday club environments that will develop world-class players.

The Development Academy Intern responsibilities will include the following:

  • Assist the Development Academy Program with day-to-day program and league operations
  • Conduct research and contribute to reporting and maintenance of multiple databases
  • Create content and assist with Academy internal and external communication, including social media
  • Assist with Development Academy Scholarship Program and manage regular communication with scholarship players, coaches, and parents
  • Work on event operations staff for regional and national Academy events. Responsibilities include: on-site coordination of meals, set-up and breakdown of facility, preparation of game/referee materials, and on-field operations
  • Fulfill Federation-wide internship roles and assist leadership with special projects as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must possess strong interpersonal skills and take a customer service approach and demeanor to fulfill program expectations
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Understanding of the U.S. Soccer Federation and the soccer landscape
  • Strong oral and written communication skills are essential
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office and database management technology; working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and social media experience preferred
  • Event travel required
  • Perform other assignments as directed by U.S. Soccer personnel
  • Bilingual candidates are preferred (English and Spanish)

Desired Characteristics

  • Desire to be part of a team
  • Display a tireless work ethic
  • Possess a growth mindset, is open minded and seeks challenges
  • Pursue lifelong development and learning
  • Communicate in a direct, open and honest manner
  • Accountable for actions/decisions and does not make excuses
  • Request feedback and is open to criticism
  • Practice self-assessment and self-reflection
  • Believe and commit to the company’s culture and organizational goals
  • Passion for soccer

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Athlete Management/Coaching: Athletic Trainer/Physical Therapy/Doctor
Director of High Performance - United States Soccer Federation (Chicago, IL)

U.S. Soccer Overview

We are U.S. Soccer and we are the future of sport in the United States.  Our mission is to make soccer the preeminent sport in the United States. We embrace diversity, technology and global connections to drive the growth of our sport and serve our athletes and fans. We are seeking motivated, passionate, skillful people who can think, create and work on a team. 

U.S. Soccer is a growing company that looks for team members to grow with it. U.S. Soccer offers a comprehensive compensation package, casual work environment, an inclusive culture and an atmosphere for professional development.

Position Overview

The High Performance Director will be responsible for leading the day-to-day requirements needed to support our teams with the objective of enhancing performance and improving the development of players.  In addition, this role will create and oversee our strategy and programs for the Development Academy, Coaching Education and Refereeing. 

Primary Duties

  • Create the overall high performance plan for U.S. Soccer
  • Lead organization wide programming (nutrition, sleep, recovery, strength and conditioning, mental conditioning, etc.) and oversee implementation
  • Responsible for tracking, analyzing and reporting on all performance data
  • Provide direction and guidance on specific performance issues (altitude training, time zone adjustment, etc.)
  • Serve as content creator and educator for Coach Education, Player Development and Referee programs
  • Manage fulltime/part-time staff and specialists/experts
  • Provide support to meet the diverse needs of both senior national teams

Minimum Qualifications

  • PhD in Exercise/Sport Physiology
  • Significant work in soccer at the professional club or federation level (multiple teams from within one organization)
  • Previous role managing high performance programs
  • Track record of performance enhancement resulting in improved/successful outcomes
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills
  • Balance of theoretical and applied experiences
  • USSF A License or UEFA (A or Pro) License preferred

Desired Characteristics

  • Desire to be part of a team
  • Display a tireless work ethic
  • Possess a growth mindset, is open minded and seeks challenges
  • Pursue lifelong development and learning
  • Communicate in a direct, open and honest manner
  • Accountable for actions/decisions and does not make excuses
  • Request feedback and is open to criticism
  • Practice self-assessment and self-reflection
  • Believe and commit to the company’s culture and organizational goals
  • Passion for soccer

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Sales & Marketing: Consulting/Strategic Planning
Director of Strategic Planning - United States Soccer Federation (Chicago, IL)

U.S. Soccer Overview

We are U.S. Soccer and we are the future of sport in the United States.  Our mission is to make soccer the preeminent sport in the United States. We embrace diversity, technology and global connections to drive the growth of our sport and serve our athletes and fans. We are seeking motivated, passionate, skillful people who can think, create and work on a team. 

U.S. Soccer is a growing company that looks for team members to grow with it. U.S. Soccer offers a comprehensive compensation package, casual work environment, an inclusive culture and an atmosphere for professional development.

Position Overview

The Director of Strategic Planning serves as a critical thought partner to our senior leaders to explore business issues; conduct consumer, competitive and market analyses; create financial models and develop action plans. This role serves to lead department teams to shape & drive the company’s growth agenda by leading the business planning processes, aligning department leadership to make our biggest opportunities a reality, and spearheading transformational projects across U.S. Soccer’s diverse operations. This role requires collaboration of staff and the management of projects and processes to ensure clear communication both internally and externally. 

Primary Duties

The Director of Strategic Planning supports the executive team in managing the strategic business planning process, leads the authoring of 1 to 3+ year strategic business plans, organizes and manages key strategic meetings, and works with the leadership team to drive a strategic agenda throughout the organization. You will develop impactful presentations and tools to effectively communicate strategic plans and vision across the organization and develop holistic long-term business and financial models. Additional responsibilities include the following:

  • Develop, plan, own and execute the strategic process for the organization across multiple disciplines and functional areas.
  • Work with executive team and internal stakeholders to develop strategic plans which incorporate our overall mission and objectives.
  • Create performance reports and tracking measures to inform the internal team on performance and gain insight on future activities.
  • Effective project management skills and ability to lead and direct resources.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects on various levels with different and converging timelines.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in business, marketing, or related field. MBA or advanced degree is strongly preferred
  • 7-10 years of relevant experience in corporate development, business development, corporate strategic planning, investment banking, management consulting, finance or related fields
  • 2 additional years' experience in lieu of an advanced degree
  • Previous management consulting experience at a top tier consulting firm is highly preferred
  • Proven ability to lead cross-functional teams and provide project management support
  • Demonstrated ability to complete quantitative and qualitative analysis and financial models
  • Proven ability to conduct and/or analyze research related to consumers, industries and competitors
  • Problem structuring and strategic problem solving skills
  • Technical corporate finance and valuation skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Superior interpersonal skills and ability to work cross-functionally
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects at once

Desired Characteristics:

  • Desire to be part of a team
  • Display a tireless work ethic
  • Possess a growth mindset, is open minded and seeks challenges
  • Pursue lifelong development and learning
  • Communicate in a direct, open and honest manner
  • Accountable for actions/decisions and does not make excuses
  • Request feedback and is open to criticism
  • Practice self-assessment and self-reflection
  • Believe and commit to the company’s culture and organizational goals
  • Passion for soccer

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Administration/General Management: Human Resources Management
Human Resources Generalist - United States Soccer Federation (Chicago, IL)

U.S. Soccer Overview

We are U.S. Soccer and we are the future of sport in the United States.  Our mission is to make soccer the preeminent sport in the United States. We embrace diversity, technology and global connections to drive the growth of our sport and serve our athletes and fans. We are seeking motivated, passionate, skillful people who can think, create and work on a team. 

U.S. Soccer is a growing company that looks for team members to grow with it. U.S. Soccer offers a comprehensive compensation package, casual work environment, an inclusive culture and an atmosphere for professional development.

Primary Duties

As a member of the Finance/HR Department, this position’s primary responsibilities cover all day-to-day HR activities, as well as acting as the first point of contact for new U.S. Soccer employees. This position reports directly to the Senior HR Generalist. The HR Generalist will lead, initiate, and support HR projects, programs and policies.

  • Manage company-wide office and shipping supplies
  • Create communications relating to staffing, workplace notices and other administrative matters
  • Process billings for all organizational shipping expenses
  • Post and maintain job descriptions for available opportunities
  • Conduct initial screening of applicants and partner with hiring managers on staffing needs
  • Assist in the U.S. Soccer internship program, including the processing of payroll
  • Support employee onboarding and orientation, including Soccer House Tour
  • Train new employees on U.S. Soccer resources, including Paylocity and Chrome River
  • Work with IT to facilitate deployment of new employee equipment
  • Provide overview of U.S. Soccer benefit plans and policies
  • Manage new employee enrollment in benefit plans
  • Process changes in employee/dependent benefit status, including COBRA coverage
  • Provide employees notice on plan changes, open enrollment and legislative alerts

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, Sport Management, or Human Resources
  • 1-2 year of relevant work experience
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to interact with all members of an organization
  • Strong organization skills and attention to detail
  • Minimal travel required

Desired Characteristics:

  • Desire to be part of a team
  • Display a tireless work ethic
  • Possess a growth mindset, is open minded and seeks challenges
  • Pursue lifelong development and learning
  • Communicate in a direct, open and honest manner
  • Accountable for actions/decisions and does not make excuses
  • Request feedback and is open to criticism
  • Practice self-assessment and self-reflection
  • Believe and commit to the company’s culture and organizational goals
  • Passion for soccer

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Information Systems/Technical Services: Technical Support/Help Desk
IT Support Technician - United States Soccer Federation (Chicago, IL)

U.S. Soccer Overview

We are U.S. Soccer and we are the future of sport in the United States.  Our mission is to make soccer the preeminent sport in the United States. We embrace diversity, technology and global connections to drive the growth of our sport and serve our athletes and fans. We are seeking motivated, passionate, skillful people who can think, create and work on a team. 

U.S. Soccer is a growing company that looks for team members to grow with it. U.S. Soccer offers a comprehensive compensation package, casual work environment, an inclusive culture and an atmosphere for professional development.

Position Overview

The IT Support Technician will provide technical assistance, support, and problem resolution to staff, vendors, and partners. The position is heavily focused on customer service, both internally and externally, serving as the point person for IT support issues with all employees.  The ideal candidate is an experienced IT professional capable of providing desktop support for U.S. Soccer offices in Illinois, California, Florida, and other remote locations.

Primary Duties

  • Act as the day-to-day point of contact in developing, maintaining, and monitoring strategic relationships with key technology vendors and service providers
  • Facilitate the acquisition, maintenance, storage, and security of company owned technology assets, including the tracking of inventory and warranty status for laptops, smartphones, peripherals, etc.
  • Support, install and configure technology for headquarters, remote offices, and remote employees
  • Respond to incoming support issues via phone, email and the web while providing a positive customer service experience
  • Facilitate the IT onboarding process by training new employees on how to use computer hardware and software systems
  • Coordinate IT off boarding process with Human Resources
  • Identify and solve problems related to computer operating systems, troubleshooting issues on a daily basis
  • Provide support for technologies including but not limited to: Windows OS, MS Outlook/Exchange, PC Hardware, iOS, iPhone, Printers, SaaS Services and more
  • Act as liaison between IT and other departments to ensure quality support
  • Develop and maintain support documents for use by all levels of support personnel, as well as end-user documentation

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required
  • Minimum of three (3) years of progressive experience as IT support or technical lead, multi-site IT operations environment preferred
  • Knowledge across multiple IT disciplines including, but not limited to: hardware, software, phone systems, video teleconferencing, and connectivity (Mac and PC)
  • Strong customer service, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Advanced support level knowledge of Microsoft Windows Desktop OS and Microsoft Office Suites
  • Intermediate support level experience with ITIL/ITSM and/or Cloud (XaaS) oriented environments
  • Self-starter with focus on clear communication and understanding
  • Ability to prioritize and manage a number of different projects simultaneously
  • Quick learner who can function well in fast-paced, team-oriented environment

Desired Characteristics

  • Desire to be part of a team
  • Display a tireless work ethic
  • Possess a growth mindset, is open minded and seeks challenges
  • Pursue lifelong development and learning
  • Communicate in a direct, open and honest manner
  • Accountable for actions/decisions and does not make excuses
  • Request feedback and is open to criticism
  • Practice self-assessment and self-reflection
  • Believe and commit to the company’s culture and organizational goals
  • Passion for soccer

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Internships: Any Internship
Legal Intern - United States Soccer Federation (Chicago, IL)

U.S. Soccer Overview

We are U.S. Soccer and we are the future of sport in the United States. We embrace diversity, technology, and global connections to drive the growth of our sport and serve our athletes and fans. We are seeking a motivated, passionate, and skillful Legal Intern who can think, create, and work on a team.

U.S. Soccer is a growing organization that looks for team players to growth with it. U.S. Soccer offers a casual work environment, an inclusive culture, and an atmosphere for professional development.

Position Overview

The Legal Intern will assist our two-person legal department with legal research projects and other legal matters.

Primary Duties

  • Legal research:  various research projects (for example, researching licensing issues, antitrust, reviewing Federation contracts and the like).
  • Governance:  assist with issues related to internal bylaws and policies.
  • Office organization:  basic administrative assistance, including legal filling (requires a need to review and understand documents).
  • Assistance with other legal issues and projects as assigned.

Requirements/Characteristics:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills required
  • Must have at least one year completed in law school
  • Excellent legal research skills required
  • Knowledge of Word and Excel helpful

Desired Characteristics:

An ideal candidate will possess the following attributes:

  • Desire to be part of a team
  • Display a tireless work ethic
  • Possess a growth mindset, is open minded, and seeks challenges
  • Pursue lifelong development and learning
  • Communicate in a direct, open and honest manner
  • Accountable for actions/decisions and does not make excuses
  • Requests feedback and is open to criticism
  • Practice self-assessment and self-reflection
  • Believe and commit to the company’s culture and organizational goals
  • Passion for soccer

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Retail: E-Commerce
Manager of E-Commerce and On-Site Retail - United States Soccer Federation (Chicago, IL)

U.S. Soccer Overview

We are U.S. Soccer and we are the future of sport in the United States.  Our mission is to make soccer the preeminent sport in the United States. We embrace diversity, technology and global connections to drive the growth of our sport and serve our athletes and fans. We are seeking motivated, passionate, skillful people who can think, create and work on a team. 

U.S. Soccer is a growing company that looks for team members to grow with it. U.S. Soccer offers a comprehensive compensation package, casual work environment, an inclusive culture and an atmosphere for professional development.

In order to achieve our mission, we must perform on and off the field by developing players, coaches and referees to world-class levels and serving fans like no other sport. Our consumer products business has seen tremendous growth over the past two World Cup cycles and is a key area of focus going forward. This area provides not only revenue upside potential but also represents an important component of our brand development in the soccer and sports landscape. This role will be responsible for forging the overall retail strategy as well as overseeing its execution. The U.S. Soccer Store business is focused in two key areas: online and on-site at National Team events. The Retail Operations Manager will be the responsible for managing operations and growing the business across these two channels. We are looking for an experienced person with good analytical and communication skills who is organized and capable of multi-tasking.

Position Overview

Planning

  • Work with our retail partner (Soccer Event Specialists) and internal resources to create a promotional plan for ussoccerstore.com
  • Collaborate with SES to create and implement a plan for maximizing merchandise sales on site including pre-event communication with fans, on-site branding and signage, customer service, creative transactional processes and other techniques for driving retail revenue
  • Create a product roadmap for U.S. Soccer store and identify gaps in the overall line
  • Explore and communicate best practices for an omni-channel retail strategy and tactics

Management

  • Proactively manage communication flow between Soccer Event Specialists and internal stakeholders
  • Facilitate communication between Soccer Event Specialists and stadiums hosting U.S. Soccer National Team events
  • Oversee on-site retail operations at National Team events

Execution

  • Oversee implementation of retail strategy
  • Maintain weekly call cadence with Soccer Event Specialists on U.S. Soccer Store operations and strategy
  • Implement successful promotional strategy for U.S. Soccer Store (online) including email and social communications, online advertising, SEM and other tactics

Measurement

  • Create goals for ussoccerstore.com and merchandise sales at National Team events and track against performance
  • Develop and maintain a reporting mechanism for U.S. Soccer’s overall retail business
  • Review market trends and identify areas where U.S. Soccer can improve its retail business

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor degree in retail marketing or a bachelor degree with commensurate experience in the consumer products or retail space
  • 5+ years related experience in the online and/or on-site retail operations or related fields.  
  • Analytical skills are strongly preferred
  • Experience working in sports or entertainment is preferred
  • Strong technical skills are a plus
  • Experience managing outside partners and staff.
  • Experience managing multiple projects against goals and targets.
  • Strong written and oral communications skills are required.  

Desired Characteristics:

  • Desire to be part of a team
  • Display a tireless work ethic
  • Possess a growth mindset, is open minded and seeks challenges
  • Pursue lifelong development and learning
  • Communicate in a direct, open and honest manner
  • Accountable for actions/decisions and does not make excuses
  • Request feedback and is open to criticism
  • Practice self-assessment and self-reflection
  • Believe and commit to the company’s culture and organizational goals
  • Passion for soccer

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Sales & Marketing: Media Buyer/Trafficking
Media Manager - United States Soccer Federation (Chicago, IL)

U.S. Soccer Overview

We are U.S. Soccer and we are the future of sport in the United States.  Our mission is to make soccer the preeminent sport in the United States. We embrace diversity, technology and global connections to drive the growth of our sport and serve our athletes and fans. We are seeking a motivated, passionate, and skillful Media Manager who can think, create and work on a team. 

U.S. Soccer is a growing company that looks for team members to grow with it. U.S. Soccer offers a comprehensive compensation package, casual work environment, an inclusive culture and an atmosphere for professional development.

Position Overview

The Media Manager is responsible for generating sales and driving growth for the organization through implementation of local and national media and promotions planning and buying.  As the Media Manager, you will be responsible for integrated media planning across both online (video, banner ads, paid social, search, etc.) and offline (out of home, radio, and TV) channels.  Additionally, you will need an understanding of brand building strategies, consumer data and creative advertising in order to formulate plans that will meet short term promotional and long-term marketing and brand building objectives.  The role requires ongoing analysis of individual campaign performance to ensure optimization of activities and performance over time.  

Primary Duties

  • Develop the strategy and recommended execution plan to 1) drive ticket sales for events 2) drive retail promotions and 3) implement brand building initiatives in either specific geographies or nationally.
  • Effectively negotiate lower rates, added-value and custom programs to achieve U.S. Soccer Federation’s unique objectives and deliver strong return on investment.
  • Utilize media analytics and data to set goals, assess performance and formulate recommendations for necessary optimizations.
  • Identify new opportunities and uncover ways to capitalize on technology, innovation and emerging media to deliver against agreed upon objectives.
  • Proactively seek out local market knowledge and insights in order to work effectively with local reps to ensure most efficient and effective media placements.
  • Clearly articulate tactics, data and performance with internal departments and key stakeholders.
  • Seamlessly operate between big picture thinking and tactical execution.
  • Formulate clear test and learn plans that outline marketing goals, learning objectives, measurement strategy, and action standards to evaluate success.
  • Effective project management skills, proficiency juggling multiple tasks and coordinating multiple plans.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Marketing, or related field, MBA preferred
  • 5+ years media planning and buying experience. 
  • Experience in sports industry or event/promotional agency or marketing environment preferred.
  • Up-to-date knowledge of the digital media marketplace plus a strong understanding of interactive marketing concepts, best practices and digital media planning and buying process
    • Understanding of specific SEM concepts and experience managing Google AdWords campaigns preferred
  • Successful track record of leading digital remarketing and/or prospecting campaigns with conversion-based objectives
  • Working knowledge of media research tools and software.
  • Strong mathematic & analytical experience.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Test and learn mentality.
  • Relationship focused and an ability to work in a cross-discipline environment with multiple departments and subject matter experts.

Desired Characteristics

  • Desire to be part of a team
  • Display a tireless work ethic
  • Possess a growth mindset, is open minded and seeks challenges
  • Pursue lifelong development and learning
  • Communicate in a direct, open and honest manner
  • Accountable for actions/decisions and does not make excuses
  • Request feedback and is open to criticism
  • Practice self-assessment and self-reflection
  • Believe and commit to the company’s culture and organizational goals
  • Passion for soccer

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Administration/General Management: Receptionist/Switchboard
Receptionist/Office Assistant - United States Soccer Federation (Chicago, IL)

U.S. Soccer Overview

We are U.S. Soccer and we are the future of sport in the United States.  Our mission is to make soccer the preeminent sport in the United States. We embrace diversity, technology and global connections to drive the growth of our sport and serve our athletes and fans. We are seeking a motivated, passionate, skillful Receptionist/Office Assistant who can think, create and work on a team. 

U.S. Soccer is a growing company that looks for team members to grow with it. U.S. Soccer offers a comprehensive compensation package, casual work environment, an inclusive culture and an atmosphere for professional development.

Primary Duties

As a member of the Human Resources team, the Receptionist/Office Assistant’s primary responsibility is to be the first point of contact for all visitors and callers. This position is responsible for answering incoming calls, transferring calls to appropriate personnel, addressing inquiries about U.S. Soccer, and providing administrative support as needed.

Front Desk Management

  • Greet visitors and notify appropriate personnel of their arrival
  • Answer main phone line and transfer calls to the appropriate department or personnel
  • Provide callers with pertinent company information such as address, directions, company fax numbers, company website and other related information
  • Sign for delivery packages and maintain package log

Administrative Support

  • Order stationary and office supplies for all office locations
  • Process billings for office supplies and other invoices
  • Light clerical work, such as envelope stuffing and file sorting
  • Create communications relating to staffing, workplace notices and other administrative matters
  • Assist with planning company social events and planning offsite meetings (hotel reservations, meeting reservations, and coordination of food)
  • Manage reception schedule and front desk coverage
  • Provide other administrative support as needed

Human Resources Support

  • SafeSport Training program—administer training and recertification for all employees
  • Assist with new hire onboarding process—create, order, and distribute business cards for all new hires

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED  
  • 3-5 years of customer service, administrative assistant, or reception experience preferred
  • Display a positive attitude and interpersonal skills
  • Strong attention to detail and problem solving skills
  • Experience with Microsoft Office (Excel/Outlook) and Adobe 
  • Spanish speaking a plus

Desired Characteristics:

  • Desire to be part of a team
  • Display a tireless work ethic
  • Possess a growth mindset, is open minded and seeks challenges
  • Pursue lifelong development and learning
  • Communicate in a direct, open and honest manner
  • Accountable for actions/decisions and does not make excuses
  • Request feedback and is open to criticism
  • Practice self-assessment and self-reflection
  • Believe and commit to the company’s culture and organizational goals
  • Passion for soccer

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Internships: Any Internship
Referee Department Intern - United States Soccer Federation (Chicago, IL)

U.S. Soccer Overview

We are U.S. Soccer and we are the future of sport in the United States.  Our mission is to make soccer a preeminent sport in the United States. We embrace diversity, technology, and global connections to drive the growth of our sport and serve our athletes and fans. We are seeking a motivated, passionate, and skillful Referee Department Intern who can think, create, and work on a team.

U.S. Soccer is a growing organization that looks for team players to grow with it. U.S. Soccer offers a comprehensive compensation package, casual work environment, an inclusive culture, and an atmosphere for professional development.

Overview

The Referee Department Intern will report to the Referee Program Coordinator and is based at U.S. Soccer’s headquarters in Chicago, Ill.  The core function of the position is to facilitate the day-to-day duties of working with the Game Officials and Sales Force platforms. The intern will answer requests from the general department email account. This is an unpaid internship. However, college students may use this internship for course credit.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Review current teams in Game Officials from various leagues to determine if they are still affiliated.
  • Review playing locations and teams in Game Officials for duplicate identities.
  • Responsible for answering email sent to the general department email account: referee@ussoccer.org
  • Check registration packets of National level officials, assessors, and instructors and make sure they have met all requirements before sending.
  • Obtain correct addresses for returned registration packets.
  • Merge Salesforce duplicate accounts.
  • Complete and send out Certificate of Insurance requests.
  • Assist with other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications (Education/Experience)

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Must possess excellent communication skills
  • Must have a customer service approach
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail and ability to multi-task
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Understanding of the U.S. Soccer Federation and the soccer landscape
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office and database management technology

Desired Characteristics:

An ideal candidate will possess the following attributes:

  • Desire to be part of a team
  • Display a tireless work ethic
  • Possess a growth mindset, is open minded and seeks challenges
  • Pursue lifelong development and learning
  • Communicate in a direct, open and honest manner
  • Accountable for actions/decisions and does not make excuses
  • Request feedback and is open to criticism
  • Practice self-assessment and self-reflection
  • Believe and commit to the company’s culture and organizational goals
  • Passion for soccer

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Communications: Media/Public Relations Servicing
Social Media Manager - United States Soccer Federation (Chicago, IL)

U.S. Soccer Overview

We are U.S. Soccer and we are the future of sport in the United States.  Our mission is to make soccer the preeminent sport in the United States. We embrace diversity, technology and global connections to drive the growth of our sport and serve our athletes and fans. We are seeking motivated, passionate, skillful people who can think, create and work on a team. 

U.S. Soccer is a growing company that looks for team members to grow with it. U.S. Soccer offers a comprehensive compensation package, casual work environment, an inclusive culture and an atmosphere for professional development.

Position Overview

U.S. Soccer oversees a social media ecosystem of more than 7.5 million followers across multiple digital platforms. All social media strategy is formulated and executed out of U.S. Soccer’s headquarters in Chicago, with a team of people working to create compelling content for fans who follow the U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Teams. U.S. Soccer’s social media team draws from the company’s Marketing, Communications and Content departments and takes a collaborative approach to managing each outlet.

The Social Media Manager will be responsible for furthering the development of U.S. Soccer's social media presence, overseeing various aspects of day-to-day maintenance and crafting long-term strategy as directed.

Primary Duties

  • Development and curation of all U.S. Soccer social media platforms
  • Manages the day-to-day interaction and publishing for U.S. Soccer social communities, responding to customer service inquiries, joining in relevant conversations and identifying trends across networks.
  • Writes copy and distributes media as dictated by different content strategies.
  • Develops high-impact campaigns to drive awareness and engagement around big events and year-round.
  • Works with different departments within the organization to further build the Federation's collective social media presence and strategy.
  • Growth and strategy implementation across all U.S. Soccer social media platforms
  • Applies and oversees the implementation of best practices for each platform while initiating targeting strategies based on demographics and marketing goals.
  • Manages calendars for requested posts and campaigns by various departments and across the organization.
  • Provides and disseminates reports that measure all established performance indicators.
  • Oversees analytics programs and data compilation with regards to all social media initiatives as well as tracking links/codes for social POS. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism or marketing is preferred
  • 1-2 years of experience in the Content Marketing/Social Media industry preferred
  • Thorough understanding of the medium, the unique voice, and methods on each platform
  • Background in global soccer and sports with a familiarity with U.S. Soccer’s “voice”
  • Excellent writing ability
  • Experience working in groups but also an ability to work alone and on a deadline
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Premiere)

Desired Characteristics

  • Desire to be part of a team
  • Display a tireless work ethic
  • Possess a growth mindset, is open minded and seeks challenges
  • Pursue lifelong development and learning
  • Communicate in a direct, open and honest manner
  • Accountable for actions/decisions and does not make excuses
  • Request feedback and is open to criticism
  • Practice self-assessment and self-reflection
  • Believe and commit to the company’s culture and organizational goals
  • Passion for soccer

 

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Legal: General Counsel/Contractual Law
Staff Attorney - United States Soccer Federation (Chicago, IL)

U.S. Soccer Overview

We are U.S. Soccer and we are the future of sport in the United States. We embrace diversity, technology, and global connections to drive the growth of our sport and serve our athletes and fans. We are seeking a motivated, passionate, and skillful Staff Attorney who can think, create, and work on a team.

U.S. Soccer is a growing organization that looks for team players to growth with it. U.S. Soccer offers a comprehensive compensation package, casual work environment, an inclusive culture, and an atmosphere for professional development.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

The Staff Attorney supports the U.S. Soccer staff and its mission by providing counsel and advice in day-to-day legal matters, managing on-going legal projects, and working pro-actively with staff to help achieve goals and minimize risk.  The Staff Attorney must be a highly organized licensed attorney who takes initiative and is capable of providing thoughtful analysis on a variety of issues and of managing complex legal and business projects in a fast-paced setting, while servicing our internal clients.

  • Draft and review license, supplier, vendor, transportation, hotel, and other transactional documents.
  • Manage intellectual property portfolio, including interacting with outside counsel regarding filing of trademark applications, gathering specimens for applications, and drafting and reviewing cease and desist letters.
  • Support General Counsel and Staff Attorney in corporate management, special projects, litigation, human resources and governance matters.
  • Manage U.S. Soccer’s appeals process, including interacting with the Appeals Committee, appellants and State Associations; providing advice to members holding hearings; participating in appeals conference calls; writing appeals decisions.
  • Maintain contract management system, developing and generating a standard report package for U.S. Soccer’s senior leadership.
  • Work under supervision of General Counsel and perform other related duties as requested.

Education, Work Experience, Special Skills/Knowledge required:

  • Four-year undergraduate degree from an accredited university or college.
  • Juris doctor degree from an accredited law school (law review or law journal participation preferred).
  • Licensed to practice law in the United States.
  • At least three (3) years of corporate/transactional law firm experience (exposure to trademark, licensing and litigation preferred).
  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word (including legal formatting), Excel), and Adobe Acrobat.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage and prioritize multiple projects (ranging from the routine to the complex), deadlines and initiatives with minimal supervision.

Desired Characteristics

An ideal candidate will possess the following attributes:

  • Desire to be part of a team
  • Display a tireless work ethic
  • Possess a growth mindset, is open minded, and seeks challenges
  • Pursue lifelong development and learning
  • Communicate in a direct, open and honest manner
  • Accountable for actions/decisions and does not make excuses
  • Requests feedback and is open to criticism
  • Practice self-assessment and self-reflection
  • Believe and commit to the company’s culture and organizational goals
  • Passion for soccer

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