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Brand Manager - United States Soccer Federation (Chicago, IL)

Job Title                                 Brand Manager

Reporting Relationship        Chief Commercial Officer

Department                            Marketing                    Normal Work Hours     Varies

Location of Job                     Chicago, IL                  Exemption Status         Exempt


The Opportunity:

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 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 and Responsibilities:

Capture the hearts and minds of our fans through effective communication and presentation of the U.S. Soccer brand. It is the fuel that has enabled the sport and organization to grow over the past two decades. Combining brand strategy, advertising, materials creation, event presentation, product presentation and analytics the U.S. Soccer Brand Manager interacts across a number of departments to present the strongest possible execution of the U.S. Soccer identity. We strive to push boundries and inspire our fans.

• Develop, plan, own and execute the brand approach for the organization across multiple disciplines and functional areas.

• Maintain master design and production calendar.

• Work with external providers as well as internal stakeholders to develop materials and content (copy and visuals) to ensure consistent brand tone across the U.S. Soccer ecosystem.

• Create performance analytic reports and campaign recaps to inform the internal team on performance and inform future activities.

• Effective project management skills and ability to lead and direct outside resources.

• Experience in production, managing the process from brief to concepts to final edits and approval.

• Ability to manage multiple projects on various levels with different and converging timelines.


Education, Work Experience, Special Skills/Knowledge required:

• Bachelor's degree in Business, Marketing, Communications, or a related discipline.

• 4+ years' related experience in Brand Management, and/or Brand Marketing, in a corporate setting or creative agency; design experience a plus.

• Must have a passion for the sport and the culture of the sport and its intersection with culture. The ideal candidate has endemic involvement in a related industry.

• Experience working in and around soccer preferred.

• Strong interpersonal, consensus-building skills, with the ability to communicate and achieve results across multiple audiences in complex organizational structure.

• Can be decisive, motivate and engage others to produce the best possible results.

• Comfortable with collecting data, and disseminating it into meaningful business metrics.

• Adept at building presentations to communicate ideas, e.g. Keynote, PowerPoint, InDesign.

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Development Intern - U.S. Soccer Federation (Chicago, IL)

Job Title                            Development Intern

Reporting Relationship        Development Coordinator

Location of Job                  Chicago, IL   

Term                                 40 hours/week for six months, starting December 14

Resource Development Overview

U.S. Soccer has established an ambitious program dedicated to providing more opportunities for fans to connect with and invest in our teams and sport. The goal of the program is to maximize and leverage fan support to fund important development initiatives that will forward the sport of soccer in the United States. 

This position will assist in the day-to-day operations of U.S. Soccer’s fundraising program, including prospect research, database management and logistical support for special events. The Development Intern will report directly to the Development Coordinator. 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Research and vet current and new prospects to participate in high-access fan experiences, attend special events, and support new development initiatives
  • Provide logistical support for special events, including preparation and occasional on-sight support
  • Support in the building and maintaining of a new a database, cataloguing relationships, participation and interests in our development initiatives
  • Support in the extension, promotion and membership fulfillment of the U.S. Soccer Supporters Club
  • Assist with miscellaneous duties as assigned

Education, Work Experience, Special Skills/Knowledge Required

A qualified candidate should have earned a bachelor’s degree, with other skills and experiences including:

  • ·       Excellent internet research skills
  •         Excellent analytical skills, with the ability to draw useful conclusions from data sets
  •         Working knowledge of Word, Excel and PowerPoint programs
  •         Excellent written and verbal communication, combined with a professional demeanor
  •         Strong organizational skills with exceptional attention to detail
  •         Takes initiative with department and organizational goals in mind
  •         Database management and experience with Salesforce a plus
  •         Previous fundraising experience a plus

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

1. What draws you to an internship focused on fundraising and development?

2. Please provide an example of a time you worked on multiple assignments at one time. How did you keep organized?

3. Please provide an example of a time you went above-and-beyond to exceed expectations on a project or professional task

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