Legal Intern - United States Soccer Federation (Chicago, IL)
Job Title: Legal Intern Department: Legal Reporting Relationship: General Counsel/Staff Attorney Location of Job: Chicago, IL Term: 40 hours/week, May – August, 2014
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.
The Legal Intern will assist our two-person legal department with legal research projects and other legal matters.
• 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.
• 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
MEMBERSHIP DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR-West LA/Ventura County Territory - California State Soccer Association (Fullerton, CA)
a. Act as liaison internally with Cal South Coaching Education, Registration, Marketing, Referee Education and State Tournaments & Competitions Departments. External liaison with Affiliate Members, prospective members, local soccer organizations, soccer related programs and special events in the Southern Territory/Northern Territory. This encompasses:
A. Cal South Districts 1, 2 and 5. (San Diego, Imperial, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties). / Cal South Districts 4, 6 and 7. (Los Angeles, Kern, Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo Counties)
b. Assist Director with recruitment, retention and support services for growing youth and adult affiliation membership and development of programs to meet the needs of the membership.
c. Develop, Promote and coordinate Outreach Programs, Sanctioned Camp, Clinic and Academy Programs and Special Events in the territory.
d. Development, communication and distribution of Cal South printed and online marketing, promotional, educational materials and administrative resources.
e. Preparation of local member affiliate reports, charts, and presentations including spreadsheets, research and data analytics.
f. Handle routine meetings, correspondence, telephone calls and administrative functions including coordination of appointments, website updates, and meetings with affiliate members, prospective members and partners.
g. Daily entry, management and upkeep of the Cal South online CRM system.
h. Upkeep and professional appearance of the work area, equipment, and supplies including tracking all inventory and promotional materials.
A. Education and Training
a. High school diploma is required; a college degree is desirable
B. Technical Requirements
a. Operate general office machines
b. Must be familiar with all Microsoft Suite applications
c. Experience with SalesForce.com CRM is desirable
d. Superior computer skills with online research and social networking applications
C. Required Qualifications and Desired Skills:
a. Excellent verbal / written communication, public speaking, analytical and problem solving skills. Spanish language skills are desirable.
b. High standards and experience as it relates to customer service standards of professionalism and integrity.
c. High attention to detail, organization, planning and time management skills.
d. Ability to multitask and change priorities at a moment’s notice.
e. Demonstrated skill in establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with diverse individuals and organizations.
f. Must have valid California Driver License and excellent driving skills/record.
a. At least two years of office sales or customer service experience.
b. Proven sales experience and working in a fast-paced dynamic environment.
c. Soccer experience/knowledge preferred but not necessary.
E. Additional Information
d. Applicants must be willing to work weekends, evenings and willing to travel as needed. Must have own personal transportation.
e. Applicant must be a team player and believe in Association and Organizational goals.
f. Hired applicant must successfully pass a background check through the Department of Justice.
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