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Internet/New Media: Web Design/Development
Digital Web Assistant (Independent Contractor) - United States Soccer Federation (Chicago, IL)

Position Overview

U.S. Soccer is searching for a Digital Web Assistant to perform independent contractor work for the organization’s digital initiatives. The Digital Web Assistant works across the Communications, Content and Technology departments to execute the data entry process on ussoccer.com. U.S. Soccer has numerous content updates, press releases, event updates which need systematic entering, tagging and maintenance and the Digital Web Assistant will have a hands on role in ensuring the website delivers impactful content for its audience.

PRIMARY DUTIES:

  • Publish content to ussoccer.com using the organization’s CMS
  • Build and maintain ussoccer.com’s digital content library
  • Update historical data from U.S. Soccer’s various teams
  • Work with the Communications, Content and Technology departments to ensure content on ussoccer.com is posted, collated and displayed as necessary
  • Tag and organize content on ussoccer.com such that it meets the standards set by the organization
  • Assist in other facets of the departments’ needs as necessary

REQUIREMENTS/CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Experience in the digital media industry
  • Prior experience with Sitecore encouraged
  • Basic understanding of HTML code
  • Possesses meticulous attention to project management detail and strong organizational skills
  • Must have proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) and cloud computing (box.com)
  • Ability to meet deadlines under pressure
  • Quick learner who can function well in the fast-paced environment mandated by professional sports
  • Freelance position, booked on an independent contractor basis alongside National team programming

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Event/Venue Operations: Event Operations/Management
Events Production Coordinator - United States Soccer Federation (Chicago, IL)

Events Department Overview

U.S. Soccer’s Events Department is responsible for organizing, developing and executing the organization’s National Team Events.  This individual will work closely with the Events, Sponsorship, Fan Services and Marketing Departments in coordinating and executing the production elements necessary to stage approximately 20 U.S. Soccer events each year. 

Primary Duties

The Event Production Coordinator is responsible for the production of U.S. Soccer events held in venues across the country.  The Coordinator will support the production of events in collaboration with other departments from inception to execution.  The role will include, but is not limited to, coordination, integration and execution of stadium décor, on-field LED, in–stadium digital (scoreboard, fascia and other signage), video and audio assets, game music and lighting.  The Coordinator will oversee budgets, manage vendors, research and contract for entertainment, develop event scripts and runs of show, manage content, liaise with local contacts and operations staff and provide other assistance as needed to execute events.

Education, Work Experience, Special Skills/Knowledge Required

Candidates shall have a degree in a relevant field of expertise and a minimum of three years’ experience working in a similar position. 

Required skills include:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication.
  • 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 advanced Microsoft Excel capabilities.
  • Experience with creative and script management software including Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign Final Cut Pro, Avid and TSE GameTime is preferred. 
  • A background in soccer and sports marketing is preferred. 

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

BRIEF SUMMARY:

As a member of the 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 & COPA America 2016 employees.

This is a temporary position for the duration of COPA America 2016 with a projected end date of July 31, 2016 and the potential for a permanent position with U.S. Soccer.

Training and/or education in Human Resources is essential, with general business experience a plus.

PRIMARY DUTIES:

New Employees

  • Oversee employee onboarding and completion of all payroll and government required paperwork
  • Provide overview of U.S. Soccer & COPA America 2016 benefit plans and policies
  • Draft introductory announcements for new staff
  • Work with IT to facilitate deployment of new employee equipment
  • Conduct orientation sessions as required

Benefits

  • Oversee Life, Health, Dental and Long-Term Disability Insurance benefit plans
  • 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

Recruiting

  • Post and maintain job descriptions for available opportunities
  • Reply to telephone and email inquiries about open jobs and assist with candidate communications
  • Assist in the U.S. Soccer internship program & COPA’s volunteer program
  • Conduct screening and assist with interview process as required

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

Finance

  • Provide assistance in accounts payable and expense processing

REQUIREMENTS/CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to interact with all members of an organization
  • Sufficient computer literacy, including MS Office Suite
  • Full-time position, 40 hour average work week
  • Minimal travel required

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