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Sales & Marketing: Broadcasting
Broadcast Operations 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.

Primary Responsibilities

Relationships with our broadcast rights holders are a critical component to our ability to grow our business. National Team broadcasts serve as a key connection point between U.S. Soccer and the fans, providing an ability to communicate with a broad audience, a platform for our corporate partners to connect with the audience and potential for growing our audience. Expanding our broadcast footprint and driving ratings is a critical tool for achieving our mission, as is delivering world-class product to fans in an efficient, easy to use manner. This role requires a hands-on approach to managing the relationship with our broadcast partners to ensure clear communication both internally and externally.

Job Details

Planning

  • Own production planning process via proactive communication between rights holders’ production groups, stadiums, internal events staff and relevant third parties.
  • Create guidelines, standards and a review process for third party non-rights holders requesting access to collect video footage of the National Team matches and other U.S. Soccer activities.

Management

  • Manage the relationships with the broadcast partners and relevant external stakeholders such as stadium operations staff, second party rights holders and others.
  • Manage internal communication process on scheduling.
  • Manage broadcast production process.
  • Manage requests from non-rights holders for content capture and use of U.S. Soccer footage.

Execution

  • Organize and lead meetings and phone calls with broadcasters and other internal and external stakeholders. Communication should be frequent in advance of the event through game day including a post-event recap call.
  • Understand and be capable of communicating rights granted to broadcasters, second and third party rights holders.
  • Communicate with non-rights holders requesting access to and footage of National Team events.

Measurement

  • Create standard “post-mortem” report for all broadcasts and collect information to populate the report with the goal of improving our operational efficiency and creating a knowledge base for future productions.  

Minimum Qualifications  

  • Bachelor degree in television production or a bachelor degree with commensurate experience.
  • 4+ years related work experience in television production and/or servicing broadcasters.  
  • Practical knowledge of the television production process is required
  • Strong written and oral communication skills are required.
  • Experience managing communication with multiple internal and external stakeholders.  
  • Experience working in media, sports or entertainment is preferred.
  • Ability and desire to travel.
  • Ability to balance multiple projects at once.

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
  • Request 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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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.

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.

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
  • Request 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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Internships: Any Internship
Development Academy 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.

Primary Responsibilities

The U.S. Soccer Development Academy is a program that provides education, resources, and support to impact everyday club environments that will develop world-class players.

The Development Academy Intern responsibilities will include the following:

  • Assist the Development Academy Program with day-to-day program and league operations
  • Conduct research and contribute to reporting and maintenance of multiple databases
  • Create content and assist with Academy internal and external communication, including social media
  • Assist with Development Academy Scholarship Program and manage regular communication with scholarship players, coaches, and parents
  • Work on event operations staff for regional and national Academy events. Responsibilities include: on-site coordination of meals, set-up and breakdown of facility, preparation of game/referee materials, and on-field operations
  • Fulfill Federation-wide internship roles and assist leadership with special projects as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must possess strong interpersonal skills and take a customer service approach and demeanor to fulfill program expectations
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Understanding of the U.S. Soccer Federation and the soccer landscape
  • Strong oral and written communication skills are essential
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office and database management technology; working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and social media experience preferred
  • Event travel required
  • Perform other assignments as directed by U.S. Soccer personnel
  • Bilingual candidates are preferred (English and Spanish)

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
  • Request 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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Internships: Any Internship
Development 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

Primary Responsibilities

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 Senior Manager of Development and his or her primary responsibilities will be to:

  • Research and vet current and new prospects to participate in high-access fan experiences, attend special events, and support new development initiatives
  • 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, membership fulfillment and stewardship of the U.S. Soccer Development Fund
  • Provide logistical support for special events, including preparation and occasional on-sight support
  • Assist with miscellaneous duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

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

  • Strong organizational skills with exceptional attention to detail
  • 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
  • Takes initiative with department and organizational goals in mind
  • Database management and experience with Salesforce a plus
  • Previous fundraising experience a plus

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
  • Request 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

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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Athlete Management/Coaching: Athletic Trainer/Physical Therapy/Doctor
Director of High Performance - 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

The High Performance Director will be responsible for leading the day-to-day requirements needed to support our teams with the objective of enhancing performance and improving the development of players.  In addition, this role will create and oversee our strategy and programs for the Development Academy, Coaching Education and Refereeing. 

Primary Duties

  • Create the overall high performance plan for U.S. Soccer
  • Lead organization wide programming (nutrition, sleep, recovery, strength and conditioning, mental conditioning, etc.) and oversee implementation
  • Responsible for tracking, analyzing and reporting on all performance data
  • Provide direction and guidance on specific performance issues (altitude training, time zone adjustment, etc.)
  • Serve as content creator and educator for Coach Education, Player Development and Referee programs
  • Manage fulltime/part-time staff and specialists/experts
  • Provide support to meet the diverse needs of both senior national teams

Minimum Qualifications

  • PhD in Exercise/Sport Physiology
  • Significant work in soccer at the professional club or federation level (multiple teams from within one organization)
  • Previous role managing high performance programs
  • Track record of performance enhancement resulting in improved/successful outcomes
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills
  • Balance of theoretical and applied experiences
  • USSF A License or UEFA (A or Pro) License preferred

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
  • Request 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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Sales & Marketing: Consulting/Strategic Planning
Director of Strategic Planning - 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

The Director of Strategic Planning serves as a critical thought partner to our senior leaders to explore business issues; conduct consumer, competitive and market analyses; create financial models and develop action plans. This role serves to lead department teams to shape & drive the company’s growth agenda by leading the business planning processes, aligning department leadership to make our biggest opportunities a reality, and spearheading transformational projects across U.S. Soccer’s diverse operations. This role requires collaboration of staff and the management of projects and processes to ensure clear communication both internally and externally. 

Primary Duties

The Director of Strategic Planning supports the executive team in managing the strategic business planning process, leads the authoring of 1 to 3+ year strategic business plans, organizes and manages key strategic meetings, and works with the leadership team to drive a strategic agenda throughout the organization. You will develop impactful presentations and tools to effectively communicate strategic plans and vision across the organization and develop holistic long-term business and financial models. Additional responsibilities include the following:

  • Develop, plan, own and execute the strategic process for the organization across multiple disciplines and functional areas.
  • Work with executive team and internal stakeholders to develop strategic plans which incorporate our overall mission and objectives.
  • Create performance reports and tracking measures to inform the internal team on performance and gain insight on future activities.
  • Effective project management skills and ability to lead and direct resources.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects on various levels with different and converging timelines.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in business, marketing, or related field. MBA or advanced degree is strongly preferred
  • 7-10 years of relevant experience in corporate development, business development, corporate strategic planning, investment banking, management consulting, finance or related fields
  • 2 additional years' experience in lieu of an advanced degree
  • Previous management consulting experience at a top tier consulting firm is highly preferred
  • Proven ability to lead cross-functional teams and provide project management support
  • Demonstrated ability to complete quantitative and qualitative analysis and financial models
  • Proven ability to conduct and/or analyze research related to consumers, industries and competitors
  • Problem structuring and strategic problem solving skills
  • Technical corporate finance and valuation skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Superior interpersonal skills and ability to work cross-functionally
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects at once

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
  • Request 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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Information Systems/Technical Services: Technical Support/Help Desk
IT Support Technician - 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

The IT Support Technician will provide technical assistance, support, and problem resolution to staff, vendors, and partners. The position is heavily focused on customer service, both internally and externally, serving as the point person for IT support issues with all employees.  The ideal candidate is an experienced IT professional capable of providing desktop support for U.S. Soccer offices in Illinois, California, Florida, and other remote locations.

Primary Duties

  • Act as the day-to-day point of contact in developing, maintaining, and monitoring strategic relationships with key technology vendors and service providers
  • Facilitate the acquisition, maintenance, storage, and security of company owned technology assets, including the tracking of inventory and warranty status for laptops, smartphones, peripherals, etc.
  • Support, install and configure technology for headquarters, remote offices, and remote employees
  • Respond to incoming support issues via phone, email and the web while providing a positive customer service experience
  • Facilitate the IT onboarding process by training new employees on how to use computer hardware and software systems
  • Coordinate IT off boarding process with Human Resources
  • Identify and solve problems related to computer operating systems, troubleshooting issues on a daily basis
  • Provide support for technologies including but not limited to: Windows OS, MS Outlook/Exchange, PC Hardware, iOS, iPhone, Printers, SaaS Services and more
  • Act as liaison between IT and other departments to ensure quality support
  • Develop and maintain support documents for use by all levels of support personnel, as well as end-user documentation

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required
  • Minimum of three (3) years of progressive experience as IT support or technical lead, multi-site IT operations environment preferred
  • Knowledge across multiple IT disciplines including, but not limited to: hardware, software, phone systems, video teleconferencing, and connectivity (Mac and PC)
  • Strong customer service, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Advanced support level knowledge of Microsoft Windows Desktop OS and Microsoft Office Suites
  • Intermediate support level experience with ITIL/ITSM and/or Cloud (XaaS) oriented environments
  • Self-starter with focus on clear communication and understanding
  • Ability to prioritize and manage a number of different projects simultaneously
  • Quick learner who can function well in fast-paced, team-oriented environment

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
  • Request 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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Retail: E-Commerce
Manager of E-Commerce and On-Site Retail - 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.

In order to achieve our mission, we must perform on and off the field by developing players, coaches and referees to world-class levels and serving fans like no other sport. Our consumer products business has seen tremendous growth over the past two World Cup cycles and is a key area of focus going forward. This area provides not only revenue upside potential but also represents an important component of our brand development in the soccer and sports landscape. This role will be responsible for forging the overall retail strategy as well as overseeing its execution. The U.S. Soccer Store business is focused in two key areas: online and on-site at National Team events. The Retail Operations Manager will be the responsible for managing operations and growing the business across these two channels. We are looking for an experienced person with good analytical and communication skills who is organized and capable of multi-tasking.

Position Overview

Planning

  • Work with our retail partner (Soccer Event Specialists) and internal resources to create a promotional plan for ussoccerstore.com
  • Collaborate with SES to create and implement a plan for maximizing merchandise sales on site including pre-event communication with fans, on-site branding and signage, customer service, creative transactional processes and other techniques for driving retail revenue
  • Create a product roadmap for U.S. Soccer store and identify gaps in the overall line
  • Explore and communicate best practices for an omni-channel retail strategy and tactics

Management

  • Proactively manage communication flow between Soccer Event Specialists and internal stakeholders
  • Facilitate communication between Soccer Event Specialists and stadiums hosting U.S. Soccer National Team events
  • Oversee on-site retail operations at National Team events

Execution

  • Oversee implementation of retail strategy
  • Maintain weekly call cadence with Soccer Event Specialists on U.S. Soccer Store operations and strategy
  • Implement successful promotional strategy for U.S. Soccer Store (online) including email and social communications, online advertising, SEM and other tactics

Measurement

  • Create goals for ussoccerstore.com and merchandise sales at National Team events and track against performance
  • Develop and maintain a reporting mechanism for U.S. Soccer’s overall retail business
  • Review market trends and identify areas where U.S. Soccer can improve its retail business

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor degree in retail marketing or a bachelor degree with commensurate experience in the consumer products or retail space
  • 5+ years related experience in the online and/or on-site retail operations or related fields.  
  • Analytical skills are strongly preferred
  • Experience working in sports or entertainment is preferred
  • Strong technical skills are a plus
  • Experience managing outside partners and staff.
  • Experience managing multiple projects against goals and targets.
  • Strong written and oral communications skills are required.  

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
  • Request 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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Athlete Management/Coaching: Official
Manager of Refereeing - 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

The Manager of Refereeing will be responsible for overseeing all aspects for training content for the U.S. Soccer Referee Program. In order to perform the primary duties listed below, this position requires someone who is highly organized and detail oriented. It is also expected that the person in this position be able to effectively communicate with membership on a variety of levels. This position is also responsible for exhibiting a high-degree of professionalism, maintaining a customer service mentality and communicating consistency and transparency with membership.

Primary Duties

  • Responsible for all aspects of the annual registration and certification process
  • Create and manage the training content for all levels of officials, instructors, assessors and assignors
  • Oversee the communication strategy to be delivered via email, website and social media platforms
  • Display expert knowledge of applicable U.S. Soccer and FIFA regulations and standards
  • Plan and adhere to the budget and negotiate service contracts
  • Create and maintain positive working relationships with all 55 State Referee Committees and other affiliated members
  • Oversee the hiring process for staff and provide consistent feedback
  • Regularly integrate and collaborate with other sporting, commercial and administrative departments

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree Required
  • Significant experience as a referee with a strong knowledge of the soccer landscape in the US
  • Experience developing educational content and curriculum (lesson planning)
  • Prior experience as an educator, corporate trainer, teacher, or professor (preferred)
  • Proven track record as a leader with experience managing people and projects
  • Ability to think critically and problem solve
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with ability to lead program messaging and communicate effectively to large internal and external audiences
  • Ability to build and maintain positive working relationships with key leaders and stakeholders in the soccer community
  • 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.)
  • Experience in developing/supporting technology platforms or database management is a plus
  • Comfortable with collecting data and disseminating it into meaningful business and/or performance metrics
  • Bilingual (English and Spanish) is preferred

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
  • Request 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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Administration/General Management: Receptionist/Switchboard
Receptionist/Office Assistant - 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 a motivated, passionate, skillful Receptionist/Office Assistant 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

As a member of the Human Resources team, the Receptionist/Office Assistant’s primary responsibility is to be the first point of contact for all visitors and callers. This position is responsible for answering incoming calls, transferring calls to appropriate personnel, addressing inquiries about U.S. Soccer, and providing administrative support as needed.

Front Desk Management

  • Greet visitors and notify appropriate personnel of their arrival
  • Answer main phone line and transfer calls to the appropriate department or personnel
  • Provide callers with pertinent company information such as address, directions, company fax numbers, company website and other related information
  • Sign for delivery packages and maintain package log

Administrative Support

  • Order stationary and office supplies for all office locations
  • Process billings for office supplies and other invoices
  • Light clerical work, such as envelope stuffing and file sorting
  • Create communications relating to staffing, workplace notices and other administrative matters
  • Assist with planning company social events and planning offsite meetings (hotel reservations, meeting reservations, and coordination of food)
  • Manage reception schedule and front desk coverage
  • Provide other administrative support as needed

Human Resources Support

  • SafeSport Training program—administer training and recertification for all employees
  • Assist with new hire onboarding process—create, order, and distribute business cards for all new hires

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED  
  • 3-5 years of customer service, administrative assistant, or reception experience preferred
  • Display a positive attitude and interpersonal skills
  • Strong attention to detail and problem solving skills
  • Experience with Microsoft Office (Excel/Outlook) and Adobe 
  • Spanish speaking a plus

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
  • Request 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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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 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 a motivated, passionate, and skillful Referee Department Intern who can think, create, and work on a team.

U.S. Soccer is a growing organization that looks for team players 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 and Responsibilities

  • 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 (Education/Experience)

  • 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

Desired Characteristics:

An ideal candidate will possess the following attributes:

  • 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
  • Request 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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Athlete Management/Coaching: Technical Director- Any Sport
Technical Lead, 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

  • Serve as the technical policy leader for the Girls' Development Academy
  • Create standards and policies to improve the development of coaches and players in the program
  • Continually evaluate the effectiveness of the program and monitor trends through internal/external and qualitative/quantitative means to make improvements as needed
  • Manage the process for providing evaluation, feedback and support to clubs both directly and through Technical Advisors
  • Accountable for all decisions made concerning expansion and non-renewals
  • Create strong working relationships and integrate with other sporting departments (Coaching Education, Refereeing, Youth National Teams, High Performance, etc.)
  • Lead the department’s technical staff and assist with the management of the program’s administrative staff
  • Communicate externally with the program’s clubs, leaders from U.S. Soccer’s general membership and the media
  • Serve as an instructor for the Academy Director course and contribute to content development for elite youth coaching licenses

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree Required
  • Expert knowledge of the sport and the overall soccer landscape in the U.S.
  • Strong knowledge of elite youth player development including international standards and strategies
  • Prior leadership and experience successfully managing people
  • Ability to think critically and problem solve
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with ability to communicate effectively to large internal and external audiences
  • Ability to build and maintain positive working relationships with key leaders and stakeholders in the soccer community
  • 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.)
  • Bilingual (English and Spanish) is preferred
  • Minimum of U.S. Soccer A License or UEFA Pro License

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
  • Request 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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Information Systems/Technical Services: Programmer
Technology Coordinator-Coaching Development - United States Soccer Federation (Chicago, IL)

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.

Position Overview

The Technology Coordinator will be responsible for supporting the technical objectives and administrative aspects of U.S. Soccer’s Coaching Development programs, primarily through ongoing support and development of the Digital Coaching Center (DCC) and other technologies used by the department. The position focuses on technology, but also requires a strong understanding of soccer and a familiarity with coaching. In addition to the operational duties listed below, the position will also provide support to the educational staff in achieving the vision of the department.

Primary Duties

  • Work collaboratively with Coaching Development team to execute all department operations and administration
  • Create and maintain positive working relationships with membership
  • Train internal and external users on the DCC, create professional quality training content
  • Coordinate with the DCC software development team to prioritize, test and deploy bug fixes, improvements and new features, focusing on industry-leading UX/UI
  • Continuously investigate emerging technologies and their application to the department’s operations and goals
  • Also collaborate with the Sporting Technology team to facilitate systems integration across the entire organization
  • Coordinate and support national, regional and state level coaching courses

Minimum Qualifications (Education/Experience)

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 2+ years tier 1 customer service/tech support experience, and experience with issue tracking or support ticketing systems
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • Confident in learning new technologies quickly, not only as an end-user, but also from support and development perspectives
  • Experience with database management is a plus
  • Proven track record of creative, sustainable problem solving
  • Strong knowledge of the sport and the overall soccer landscape in the US
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Exceptional time management skills and ability to prioritize workflow
  • Weekend and holiday work required
  • Travel required

An ideal candidate will possess the following attributes:

  • Desire to be part of a team
  • Display a tireless work ethic
  • Exceptional diagnostic/troubleshooting skills
  • 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
  • Request 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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