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Sales & Marketing: Corporate Sponsor
Corporate Partnerships 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.

Corporate Partnerships Department Overview

U.S. Soccer’s Corporate Partnerships Department is responsible for managing relationships with the organization’s commercial partners.  The Corporate Partnerships Operations Coordinator will work closely with the Corporate Partnerships, Events and Fan Services Departments to plan, execute and manage partner-related operational responsibilities around National Team games and events.

Primary Duties

The Corporate Partnerships Coordinator assists in managing all stages of the relationship between U.S. Soccer and current and potential commercial partners, including sponsors, technical partners and suppliers. This individual will assist in securing and renewing partners, develop and present onboarding materials and manage the day-to-day relationship. The coordinator, who must have an understanding of the industry and key categories, works closely with all other departments to plan, execute and measure programs to help partners maximize their relationship with U.S. Soccer.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field of expertise
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience working in a similar position
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Ability to manage multiple concurrent events through multi-tasking and managing priorities efficiently
  • Ability to work independently and as a part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Excellent computer skills, including Outlook, MS Word, PowerPoint and advanced Microsoft Excel capabilities
  • Experience with Adobe suite or a similar program is preferred
  • A background in soccer and sports marketing is preferred
  • Ability and willingness to travel

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
  • 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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Event/Venue Operations: Event Operations/Management
Director of Events - US Club Soccer (Charleston, SC)

  • Title:  Director of Events
  • Reports to:  Senior Director of Operations / NPL General Manager
  • Location:  Charleston, S.C.
  • Status:  Full time / Salaried

ABOUT US CLUB SOCCER:

A National Association member of the U.S. Soccer Federation, US Club Soccer fosters the growth and development of soccer clubs in order to create the best possible development environment for players of all ages.

Anchored by Players First and its five pillars of Club Development, Coaching Development, Player Development, Parent Engagement & Education and Player Health & Safety, US Club Soccer offers registration, league- and cup-based competition platforms, player identification and a variety of other programming, resources and services.

OVERVIEW:

The Director of Events is responsible for planning and executing US Club Soccer’s events and programming throughout the United States, ensuring that each participant and attendee experiences a competitive, first-class and visionary environment focused on health and safety.

Programming is national, regional and local in scope, and currently includes NPL and other league-based events, National Cup Regionals and Finals, id2 Training Camps, Player Development Programs, and assistance with Players First programming.

Significant travel and evening/weekend work is required.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Coordinate all logistics for US Club Soccer events, such as:
    • Site and date selection
    • Negotiate agreements
    • Venue and hosting logistics, equipment rentals and vendors, and other on-site needs
    • Application and registration process
    • Staffing
    • Seeding and scheduling
    • Coordinate referees, and liaison with referee assignors
    • Transportation, lodging and meals
    • Emergency contingency plans and risk management
    • Entertainment and other activations (socials, concerts, etc.)
    • Music and award ceremonies
    • Disciplinary issues
    • On-site signage, branding, marketing displays
  • Develop and manage event budgets.
  • Develop detailed and written event operations plans – including Emergency Action Plans and risk management components – for use in planning and on-site execution by all relevant individuals.
  • Manage relationship with US Club Soccer’s housing partner, including involvement in event location and date selection process.
  • Solicit, evaluate and negotiate venue usage and other related agreements.
  • Manage and empower at least one full-time staff member, as well as interns, volunteers and other event staff.
  • Manage and coordinate sponsor/partner activations, and generally ensure fulfillment of all parties’ event-related obligations.
  • Develop and grow a retail merchandise program, including online, onsite, and pre- and post-event components.
  • Oversee the execution and performance of selected events hosted by third parties, such as state championship competitions.
  • Work cooperatively with the Warehouse Manager to coordinate equipment, apparel and gear orders, shipping and other related needs.
  • Work cooperatively with membership services staff to coordinate dates and locations of events, help ensure team participation, coordinate college coach/scout attendance, and other related needs.
  • Coordinate event-related communication with communications staff.
  • Ensure knowledge management and appropriate documentation, and proactively identify areas of refinement or change.
  • Generally contribute to US Club Soccer’s mission, vision and core values.

QUALIFICATIONS:

This position requires an individual who is proactive, motivated and organized, of high integrity, and able to work cooperatively in a team environment while representing US Club Soccer in a professional manner. Additional qualifications are as follows:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year institution, or equivalent previous work experience.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and a strong attention to detail.
  • Highly refined abilities in time management, prioritization and administration.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and independently, and produce high-quality output within specific time constraints.
  • Ability to manage and lead staff and volunteers in a positive and supportive manner.
  • Fiscally responsible.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Proficiency with applicable software programs.
  • Ability to lift 50+ pounds, work outdoors for extended periods of time, and accomplish responsibilities involving physical labor.
  • Knowledge of soccer is preferred, but not required.

COMPENSATION:

Compensation consists of a competitive salary, medical and dental insurance programs, vacation and personal day package, and a 401(k) plan option.

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Internships: Any Internship
Human Resources 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.

Department Overview

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. The HR Intern will support HR projects, programs and policies.

Primary Duties

Recruiting

  • Post and maintain job descriptions for available opportunities
  • Reply to telephone and email inquiries about open jobs
  • Conduct initial screening of applicants and partner with hiring managers on staffing needs

Onboarding

  • Support employee onboarding and orientation, including Soccer House Tour
  • Train new employees on U.S. Soccer resources, including Paylocity and Chrome River
  • Draft introductory announcements for new staff
  • Work with IT to facilitate deployment of new employee equipment

Office Management

  • 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
  • Other administrative duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management or Human Resources, or pursuing a Bachelor’s degree preferred  
  • 1-2 years 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

Working at U.S. Soccer is a unique opportunity. Employees who work at U.S. Soccer have the following attributes:

  • Adopt a company centric approach—Serve the Athlete and the Fan
  • Embrace and see learning as a lifelong pursuit
  • Possess a growth mindset—keeps an open mind and seeks new challenges
  • Practice self-assessment and self-reflection
  • Open to criticism and does not make excuses
  • Possess a tireless work ethic
  • Wants to be part of a team that wins
  • Has the ability to be firm but fair
  • Communicate in a direct, open and honest manner
  • Build relationships through genuine interpersonal skills

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. If offered this position, when would you be available to start?

2. Are you available to work 40 hours per week?

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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 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.

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

  • 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

  • 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

Working at U.S. Soccer is a unique opportunity. Employees who work at U.S. Soccer have the following attributes:

  • Adopt a company centric approach—Serve the Athlete and the Fan
  • Embrace and see learning as a lifelong pursuit
  • Possess a growth mindset—keeps an open mind and seeks new challenges
  • Practice self-assessment and self-reflection
  • Open to criticism and does not make excuses
  • Possess a tireless work ethic
  • Wants to be part of a team that wins
  • Has the ability to be firm but fair
  • Communicate in a direct, open and honest manner
  • Build relationships through genuine interpersonal skills 

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Athlete Management/Coaching: Team Administration/Operations
Referee Programs 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.

Overview

The Referee Program Coordinator will be responsible for supporting the technical objectives and administrative aspects of the U.S. Soccer Referee Program. The position is administrative in nature but does require an understanding of soccer and a familiarity with refereeing. In addition to the administrative duties listed below, the position will also provide support to the technical staff in those areas as needed.

Primary Duties

  • Oversee referee programming specific to US Soccer’s Development Academy
    • Work with local referee assignors to execute league and event assignments on a week-to-week basis
    • Liaison between Development Academy Coordinator and local assignors and referees
      • Effectively communicate all scheduling changes and updates
      • Mediate conversations between DA Coordinator and referees on a weekly basis regarding serious incidents
    • Provide support to referees and assignors on game-day for any issues or questions that may impact normal game play
      • Run point on 15 events specific to the DA on a yearly basis
      • Duties include the coordination of all hotel, lodging, and meeting logistics as well as game and event assignments
      • Supervise 1-3 event staff per event
      • Process participant expenses
      • Events range from hosting 25-200 referees, instructors, assessors and mentors
    • Process game payments for referees and assignors on a weekly basis
      • Payments can range weekly and can include as many as 200 individuals
    • Organize and analyze weekly referee performance data collected from coaches and scouts, and disseminate this information to DA staff and referee assignors
  • Provide customer service and support membership in the use of platforms specific to instruction, assignment and assessment
    • Oversee the online assignment system used for player development programs and professional leagues
    • User base includes referees, assessors, instructors, assignors, US Soccer Technical Staff and state administrators
  • Manage department inventory and ensure the distribution of inventory to DA events as needed
  • Additional duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Minimum 1-3 years’ experience, preferably in sports or athletics
  • Ability to prioritize and manage a number of different projects simultaneously
  • History of meeting and/or exceeding deadlines
  • Detail oriented and experience with editing content
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Capable of working in fast-paced and demanding environments
  • Can analyze data (performance and financial) and present on findings
  • Comfort working with online platforms
  • General knowledge of soccer required
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel) and Adobe programs
  • Weekend and holiday work required
  • Travel required

Working at U.S. Soccer is a unique opportunity. Employees who work at U.S. Soccer have the following attributes:

  • Adopt a company centric approach—Serve the Athlete and the Fan
  • Embrace and see learning as a lifelong pursuit
  • Possess a growth mindset—keeps an open mind and seeks new challenges
  • Practice self-assessment and self-reflection
  • Open to criticism and does not make excuses
  • Possess a tireless work ethic
  • Wants to be part of a team that wins
  • Has the ability to be firm but fair
  • Communicate in a direct, open and honest manner
  • Build relationships through genuine interpersonal skills

Base Salary

$35,000

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Athlete Management/Coaching: Technical Director- Any Sport
Technical Advisor-Girls' Development Academy - 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

  • Provide support to Development Academy clubs
  • Core functions of the role include:
    • Leadership
    • Technical Standards and Administration (of Club Environment)
    • Talent Identification
    • Coaching Education
  • Work collaboratively with U.S. Soccer technical leaders and Academy Directors and coaches to help guide U.S. Soccer’s player development philosophy
  • Monitor standards and policies to improve the development of coaches and players in the program
  • Continually evaluate the effectiveness of the program to make improvements as needed

Minimum Qualifications

  • Expert knowledge of the sport and the elite club landscape in the US
  • Strong knowledge of elite youth player development including international standards and strategies
  • Prior experience as an educator, mentor, scout and coach
  • Previous experience as a leader at the club or federation level
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to think critically and problem solve
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to deliver high quality work and execute under pressure/deadlines
  • Exceptional time management skills and ability to prioritize workflow
  • Proficient with technology programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe, Keynote, video editing, etc.)
  • Familiar with the use and implementation of technology/video/data analysis/sports science
  • Bilingual (English and Spanish) is preferred
  • Minimum of U.S. Soccer A License or UEFA equivalent

Working at U.S. Soccer is a unique opportunity. Employees who work at U.S. Soccer have the following attributes:

  • Adopt a company centric approach—Serve the Athlete and the Fan
  • Embrace and see learning as a lifelong pursuit
  • Possess a growth mindset—keeps an open mind and seeks new challenges
  • Practice self-assessment and self-reflection
  • Open to criticism and does not make excuses
  • Possess a tireless work ethic
  • Wants to be part of a team that wins
  • Has the ability to be firm but fair
  • Communicate in a direct, open and honest manner
  • Build relationships through genuine interpersonal skills

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Are you willing to relocate to Chicago, Illinois?

2. Please select your location preference based on the following options: Northeast, Mid-America, Northwest, Southeast, Atlantic, Southwest, Chicago

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Administration/General Management: General Management/Profit & Loss
Video 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.

Department Overview

The Video Manager manages all of U.S. Soccer’s development of production methods within the video department, including pre-production, production and post-production. This position oversees the day-to-day workflow and management of video production, manages video staff, sets the overall video approach and style, and serves as the point of contact for all video content for each department within the organization. The position will drive the creation of quality video content that will be distributed on ussoccer.com, mobile apps, social media networks and other platforms to drive and increase usage, engagement and retention.

Primary Duties

  • Contributes heavily to the development of production methods within the department:
    • Pre-Production: Planning, Organizing Shoots, Researching Equipment, Laying out Detailed Methods and Approaches
    • Production: On-site Management of Personnel and of Process
    • Post-Production: Executing, Distributing Work Amongst the Department, Moving Pieces from post to export and distribution, technical/creative review and approval
  • Point of contact for video content within the organizations and other departments
  • Point of contact for content videographers and freelancers (editors, shooters, etc.)
  • Manages Video Department hiring process
  • Liaises with other departments to plan out production needs and goals
  • Oversee day to day workflow and management of video production team
  • Stays up to date with current industry standards of video production equipment and evaluates and determines if something would be a valuable asset to the department.
  • Point of contact for Keycode Media, U.S. Soccer’s digital infrastructure vendor
  • Pushes the stylistic sensibility of U.S. Soccer video forward in a meaningful way
  • Develops and implements new techniques to keep U.S. Soccer video content contemporary
  • Evaluates existing methods and style choices and determines whether or not they are viable and worth continuing
  • Leads creative approach, brining new content ideas and methods forward to improve production

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a content production field
  • 4-5 years of experience in content production and creation
  • 3-5 years of management experience
  • Ability to manage staff and lead overall content team to achieve goals
  • Project management skills to oversee video schedules and deadlines of varying lengths
  • Passion for new technology and ability to determine ways to incorporate into projects
  • Strong verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Expertise in best practices for video shooting and editing
  • 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 fast-paced, team-oriented environment
  • Full-time position, minimum 40 hour work week with travel required

Working at U.S. Soccer is a unique opportunity. Employees who work at U.S. Soccer have the following attributes:

  • Adopt a company centric approach—Serve the Athlete and the Fan
  • Embrace and see learning as a lifelong pursuit
  • Possess a growth mindset—keeps an open mind and seeks new challenges
  • Practice self-assessment and self-reflection
  • Open to criticism and does not make excuses
  • Possess a tireless work ethic
  • Wants to be part of a team that wins
  • Has the ability to be firm but fair
  • Communicate in a direct, open and honest manner
  • Build relationships through genuine interpersonal skills

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Athlete Management/Coaching: Coach
Youth National Team Head Coach (U14-U20 Women) - 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

  • Ensure that U.S. Soccer’s player development philosophy is being implemented within all aspects of the program
  • Contribute to elite player development by preparing for training and matches with individual player development as the priority
  • Actively identity talent (Development Academy, Training Centers, etc.) and develop an expert understanding of the applicable scouting profiles based on age and position
  • Make player selections that account for a player’s current and potential ability and create positional depth charts
  • Establish strong working relationships and communicate regularly with clubs and coaches with an emphasis on professional clubs and the Development Academy
  • Design, implement and submit comprehensive age appropriate annual training plans and training sessions
  • Adhere to all established camp processes and protocols
  • Provide detailed reports on individual players and team performance for internal and external audiences
  • Identify, manage and develop a pool of per diem coaches in accordance with these duties and expectations
  • Contribute to the other sporting programs (projects, initiatives, calls, meetings, camps, courses, events, etc.) as assigned
  • Communicate and interact with stakeholders from membership, media, donors, sponsors, etc., as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Adopts a player centric mentality to coaching and teaching
  • Expert knowledge of the sport and the overall soccer landscape in the US
  • Strong knowledge of elite youth player development including international standards and strategies
  • Track record of developing individual players to an elite level
  • Prior experience coaching at the relevant age level within an club/federation
  • Ability to think critically and problem solve
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Ability to deliver high quality work and execute under pressure/deadlines
  • Exceptional time management skills and ability to prioritize workflow
  • Proficient with technology programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe, Keynote, video editing, etc.)
  • Ability to comprehend and integrate sports science into training and match preparation
  • Familiar with the use and implementation of technology/video/data analysis
  • Bilingual (English and Spanish) is preferred
  • Minimum of U.S. Soccer A License or UEFA equivalent

Working at U.S. Soccer is a unique opportunity. Employees who work at U.S. Soccer have the following attributes:

  • Adopt a company centric approach—Serve the Athlete and the Fan
  • Embrace and see learning as a lifelong pursuit
  • Possess a growth mindset—keeps an open mind and seeks new challenges
  • Practice self-assessment and self-reflection
  • Open to criticism and does not make excuses
  • Possess a tireless work ethic
  • Wants to be part of a team that wins
  • Has the ability to be firm but fair
  • Communicate in a direct, open and honest manner
  • Build relationships through genuine interpersonal skills

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. From the following age groups, what age group are you most interested in coaching? (U14, U15, U16, U17, U18, U19, or U20)

2. Please explain why you are interested in coaching that specific age level?

3. Do you have previous experience coaching women/girls at the international level?

4. Do you have a U.S. Soccer

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Apply for Future Notification - U.S. National Governing Bodies (Various Locations, US)

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