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

Target Start Date: January 7, 2015

Term: 40 hours/week for six months

Resource Development Overview

U.S. Soccer has begun 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 Manager of Development.

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 for 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. How do you keep organized?

3. Please tell us about a time that you went above-and-beyond to exceed goals and expectations on a project or professional task.

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

Target Start Date: January 12, 2015 

Term Length: Spring Semester

This internship is only available to candidates that are currently enrolled in law school. 

U.S. Soccer Overview
U.S. Soccer, a non-profit organization, is the National Governing Body (NGB) for the sport of soccer in the United States. Its mission is to make soccer, in all its forms, a preeminent sport in the United States and to continue the development of soccer at all levels.

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

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

Term: February to May 2015

Brief Narrative Overview

This position will assist with the day-to-day operational aspects of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, interfacing with internal management, Communications and Referee departments, teams, venues, leagues and Match Commissioners as well with other Events duties as assigned.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities                                                    

·   Assist in the Team application, Home Game application and Venue Declaration processes.     

·   Interface with team administrators for all participating teams to coordinate the reimbursement of travel expenses in accordance with the rules and policies set by the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Committee.

·   Oversee the collection of reports for each game including Match Commissioners reports, Referee reports, statistics sheets, etc. Provide suggestions on streamlining operations and procedures to enhance the overall quality of the tournament.

·   Assist in the official parings process and distribution of information. Interface with the Communications Department to ensure all relevant information on scheduling is disseminated.

·   Assist in the distribution of all pertinent documentation and communications to Match Commissioners including assignments, information packets, expense reporting, etc. Oversee the reimbursement process.

·   Compile information for player database, track player participation and assist in the dissemination of official rosters, working with all participating league offices to ensure the eligibility of all participating players.

·   Assist in the documentation of all Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Committee conference call notes, minutes and appeals process. Oversee distribution of all pertinent materials to Committee members.

·   Assist with event operations and planning for the U.S. Soccer-hosted Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Final

·   Assist with miscellaneous Events duties as assigned.

Education, Work Experience, Special Skills/Knowledge Required

Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.  Exceptional attention to detail and ability to multi-task and task follow through are critical.  General knowledge of the sport of soccer is helpful.

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