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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.

This internship is 40 hours per week. Duration: 6 months.

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.

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. What is your first day available to work?

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Internships: Any Internship
Marketing Intern (unpaid) - Summer 2017 (Kansas City, MO) - National Soccer Coaches Association of America (Kansas City, MO)

Founded in 1941 and based in Kansas City, MO., the National Soccer Coaches Association of America has grown into the world’s largest soccer coaches’ organization that serves members at every level of the game.

With the NSCAA, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Participate in projects involving membership, education and events
  • Collaborate with fellow interns from around the country
  • Have a one-on-one lunch with the NSCAA CEO, Lynn Berling-Manuel
  • Attend learning seminars with each department
  • Attend social and networking outings with your peers and the office staff
  • Receive an NSCAA Coaching Diploma at no cost to you

Benefits of the NSCAA Internship Program Include:

  • Housing assistance for those interns coming from outside the Kansas City metro area is available should it be needed during the internship.  
  • A welcome package including branded NSCAA apparel and gear
  • Working in a fun, upbeat environment
  • Opportunity to represent the NSCAA at various events

View the NSCAA Internship Webpage for more information. The summer unpaid internship term is May 23 - August 19, 2017.  
 

Duties of the marketing intern include (but not limited to):

  • Assist with product marketing plan development and implementation 
  • Assist with promotional timelines and implementation 
  • Track performance of digital communications
  • Assist with email marketing communications and campaign
  • Perform market research projects
  • Assist with webpage development and maintenance
  • Attend weekly marketing meetings 
  • Attend monthly staff meetings
  • Assist with external advertising opportunities
  • Assist with the coordination of the NSCAA 30 Under 30 Program
  • Other tasks as assigned by individuals in the Marketing Department
     

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

1. Are you able to work without pay?

2. Do you have access to a reliable mode of transportation?

3. What is your earliest available start date?

4. Would you need to use the housing option?

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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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Sales & Marketing: Social Media
Social Media 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.

Position Overview

U.S. Soccer oversees a social media community of more than eight million followers across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and more. All social media strategy is ideated 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 National Team, Women’s National Team and Youth National Teams. Driving engagement and building awareness for the Development Academy, Coaching Education and Referee Program is a critical point of emphasis in growing the game at a grassroots level. U.S. Soccer’s social media team draws from a deep-seeded knowledge of not only the Federation’s goals, but the goals of each of its components as well.

The Social Media Coordinator will be responsible for furthering the development of U.S. Soccer's social media platforms through rich media content, sustaining a constant and interactive presence on all accounts, organizing content calendars and collaborating with the Social Media Manager on long-term strategy.

Primary Duties

  • Develop, manage and post day-to-day content throughout U.S. Soccer’s ecosystem of social media channels, with an emphasis on building the following of Youth National Teams, Development Academy, Coaching Education and Referee Program.
  • Manage U.S. Soccer’s relationship with third-party graphic design company to ensure brand guidelines are met and the Federation remains on the cutting edge of visual media in the entertainment industry.
  • Create attention-grabbing graphics as needed for special projects and viral content.
  • Proactively interact with fans across U.S. Soccer social communities by responding to customer service inquiries, joining in relevant conversations and identifying trends.
  • Write succinct, attention-grabbing social copy that promotes engagement and resonates with U.S. Soccer’s diverse audiences unique to each platform.
  • Promote inclusivity, conversation and engagement on platforms, while also driving traffic to ussoccer.com.
  • Recruit new fans and guide them to become avid supporters of U.S. Soccer.
  • Conceptualize and execute high-impact campaigns around Federation tentpole events.
  • Work with different departments within the organization to further build the organization’s collective social media presence and strategy.
  • Have and maintain an in-depth knowledge of best practices for each platform’s specific products.
  • Build, organize and manage calendars for requested posts and campaigns by various departments throughout the organization.
  • Generate fresh ideas by staying up to date on trends across the industry.

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
  • Background in global soccer and sports with a familiarity with U.S. Soccer’s “voice”
  • Ability to design striking on-brand graphics in timely manner
  • Excellent writing ability
  • Mastery of AP style and soccer terminology.
  • Familiarity with publishing and updating high-traffic websites in Content Management Systems
  • Spanish speaker preferred to better serve Hispanic audiences through Español channels
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Premiere)

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: Player Personnel/Scout
Talent Identification 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.

Department Overview

The Talent Identification Department is dedicated to identifying elite players that are of the requisite quality and eligible to compete at the international level for the United States. This candidate will be highly organized and able to support the Director of Talent Identification and a large network of National Team staff, technical leaders and Development Academy Technical Advisors and scouts in an administrative capacity.  A Coordinator in this role should also be comfortable with extracting, manipulating and interpreting data across multiple scouting/player data platforms and communicating that information effectively. 

Primary Duties

  • Provide administrative support to the Director of Talent Identification and U.S. Soccer scouting network
  • Research new avenues (e.g. processes, software and technology) to support and positively impact player identification
  • Efficiently communicate with and distribute player data to key stakeholders and other sporting departments
  • Monitor elite player production to help signal trends (i.e. club, market, pathways, chronological age, etc.)
  • Manage scouting calendar
  • Provide administrative support for Training Centers and the Talent ID License
  • Oversee onboarding process for all newly added scouts to the network

Minimum Qualifications

  • Strong knowledge of the sport and the overall soccer landscape in the U.S.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Customer service focus to solve complex and urgent situations
  • 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, etc.)
  • Ability to travel, flexible work schedule including evenings and weekends
  • Experience in developing/supporting technology platforms or database management is a plus
  • Knowledge with soccer scouting and data platforms (Scout7, Wyscout, Opta, etc.) preferred
  • Bilingual (English and Spanish) is a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree 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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Apply for Future Notification - U.S. National Governing Bodies (Various Locations, US)

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