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» Broadcast Operations Coordinator - United States Soccer Federation (Chicago, IL)
» Communications Intern (unpaid) - Fall 2016 - National Soccer Coaches Association of America (Kansas City, MO)
» Director of Strategic Planning - United States Soccer Federation (Chicago, IL)
» Events Intern (unpaid) - Fall 2016 (Kansas City, MO) - National Soccer Coaches Association of America (Kansas City, MO)
» Graphic Design Intern (unpaid) - Fall 2016 (Kansas City, MO) - National Soccer Coaches Association of America (Kansas City, MO)
» Manager of E-Commerce and On-Site Retail - United States Soccer Federation (Chicago, IL)
» Manager of Refereeing - United States Soccer Federation (Chicago, IL)
» Member Programs Coordinator - United States Soccer Federation (Chicago, IL)
» Membership Intern (unpaid) - Fall 2016 - National Soccer Coaches Association of America (Kansas City, MO)
» Partnership Intern (unpaid) - Fall 2016 - National Soccer Coaches Association of America (Kansas City, MO)
» Referee Programs Coordinator - United States Soccer Federation (Chicago, IL)
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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: Any Internship
Communications Intern (unpaid) - Fall 2016 - 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:

  • An affordable housing option located in the heart of Kansas City and 10 minutes from the office
  • A welcome package including branded NSCAA apparel and gear
  • Working in a fun, upbeat environment
  • Opportunity to represent the NSCAA at various events
  • Opportunity to attend 2017 Convention to assist the NSCAA staff in any and all aspects of the Convention

View the NSCAA Internship Webpage for more information. The fall internship term is September 12, 2016 - January 15, 2017.

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

  • Research and compose content for NSCAA website (written features, videos, and other types of media to creatively and effectively promote the NSCAA)
  • Oversee the College Player of the Week and the NSCAA/MaxPreps High School State Player of the Week processes (gathering of nominations, selection of winners, release development and distribution of release) 
  • Assist with the development content to promote the NSCAA Convention (develop relationships with a variety of presenters and organizations to gather and distribute content for the January event) 
  • Maintenance of the Association's social media program
  • Development of weekly and monthly member newsletters 
  • Other duties as assigned

Ideal competencies for this position include:

  • Knowledge of AP Style writing
  • Proven written communications background
  • Basic video editing knowledge
  • Proper use of social media (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn) for business purposes
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Must be able to work within a team and be self-motivated to work independently

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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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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Internships: Any Internship
Events Intern (unpaid) - Fall 2016 (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:

  • An affordable housing option located in the heart of Kansas City and 10 minutes from the office
  • A welcome package including branded NSCAA apparel and gear
  • Working in a fun, upbeat environment
  • Opportunity to represent the NSCAA at various events
  • Opportunity to attend 2017 Convention to assist the NSCAA staff in any and all aspects of the Convention

View the NSCAA Internship Webpage for more information. The fall internship term is September 12, 2016 - January 15, 2017.

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

  • Assist with the planning and organization of the 2017 NSCAA Convention
  • Collaborate with internal and external personnel in developing Convention programming (Rookie Sessions, U30 Coaches experience, Marketplace and validation)
  • Manage and traffic projects to and from internal departments
  • Attend weekly events meetings
  • Attend monthly staff meetings
  • Other duties as assigned by Events Director

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
Graphic Design Intern (unpaid) - Fall 2016 (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:

  • An affordable housing option located in the heart of Kansas City and minutes from the office
  • A welcome package including branded NSCAA apparel and gear
  • Working in a fun, upbeat environment
  • Opportunity to represent the NSCAA at various events
  • Ability to build your portfolio
  • Opportunity to attend 2017 Convention to assist the NSCAA staff in any and all aspects of the Convention

View the NSCAA Internship Webpage for more information. The fall internship term is September 12, 2016 - January 15, 2017.
 

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

  • Design marketing materials and other graphics. Such as logos, flyers, postcards, multi-page layouts, website and social media graphics, and more.
  • Assist the design team with daily jobs and brainstorming concepts for upcoming projects.
  • Attend weekly marketing team meetings
  • Attend monthly staff meetings
  • Assist in brainstorming concepts for upcoming projects
  • And more!
     

To be considered for this position, please apply through Teamwork Online and email your portfolio to rkugler@nscaa.com. 

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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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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Membership: Membership
Member Programs Coordinator - United States Soccer Federation (Chicago, IL)

We are U.S. Soccer and we are the future of 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 candidate who can think, create, and work on a team.

U.S. Soccer is a growing organization that looks for team players to growth 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 Member Programs Department is responsible for creating, implementing, and managing programming with the Organization Members of U.S. Soccer. We serve as the point of contact and assist our members via communication and education, with a goal to exceed expectations during every interaction. We are also responsible for the accounting and registration of all soccer players in the United States: professional, amateur, and youth.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Be a point of contact and support programming for Organization Members
  • Assist with professional player registration for the domestic professional leagues, including review of player contracts, communicating approved registrations accordingly, and processing international player transfers
  • Process amateur international clearances for amateur and professional players and provide approvals for registrations, per FIFA regulations
  • Provide exemplary customer service in answering incoming e-mails and calls from constituents
  • Develop informational and educational presentations for membership on a variety of topics.
  • Perform various administrative duties for the department, such as data entry and filing
  • Assist with other Federation tasks and events as needed (AGM, National Team matches, etc.)

Minimum Qualifications/Desired Characteristics

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required; a working knowledge of the FIFA languages (French, Spanish, German) a plus
  • Exceptional attention to detail, ability to multi-task and strong organizational skills
  • Has an analytical mindset when it comes to problem solving and case processing
  • Strong knowledge of the sport and the overall soccer landscape in the United States; those with experience working for and with U.S. Soccer Organizational Members are ideal
  • Candidates with a background in technology are preferred

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
  • Requests 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
Membership Intern (unpaid) - Fall 2016 - 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:

  • An affordable housing option located in the heart of Kansas City and 10 minutes from the office
  • A welcome package including branded NSCAA apparel and gear
  • Working in a fun, upbeat environment
  • Opportunity to represent the NSCAA at various events
  • Opportunity to attend 2017 Convention to assist the NSCAA staff in any and all aspects of the Convention

View the NSCAA Internship Webpage for more information. The fall internship term is September 12, 2016 - January 15, 2017.

This internship is ideal for someone who is looking for experience in Association membership marketing. 

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

  • Much of the activities will be in preparation of NSCAA annual Convention 
  • Helping with 30 Under 30 gatherings and communications 
  • Assisting with Member Club benefit management and helping with organizing socials 
  • Help with Member cards and registration lists 
  • Assist in answering membership related questions 
  • Other duties as assigned 

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
Partnership Intern (unpaid) - Fall 2016 - 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:

  • An affordable housing option located in the heart of Kansas City and 10 minutes from the office
  • A welcome package including branded NSCAA apparel and gear
  • Working in a fun, upbeat environment
  • Opportunity to represent the NSCAA at various events
  • Opportunity to attend 2017 Convention to assist the NSCAA staff in any and all aspects of the Convention

View the NSCAA Internship Webpage for more information. The fall internship term is September 12, 2016 - January 15, 2017.
 

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

  • Assist with partner and advertiser contract activation
  • Responsible for researching innovative ways partners can get more involved in the Learn. Participate. Belong. model
  • Assist with print and email marketing campaigns with advertisers, exhibitors and partners
  • Assist with the Exhibit Hall planning including layout design and all social functions held within the hall
  • Manage the exhibitor badge registration and distribution process for the 2017 Convention
  • Assist with sponsorship activation at the 2017 Convention
  • Attend weekly marketing meetings
  • Attend monthly staff meetings
  • Other tasks as assigned by the Manager of Partnerships and/or 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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Athlete Management/Coaching: Team Administration/Operations
Referee Programs 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 Duties

The Referee Programs Coordinator will be responsible for supporting the technical objectives and administrative aspects of the U.S. Soccer Referee Program.  The position is administrative in nature but does require a strong understanding of soccer and a familiarity with refereeing.  In addition to the administrative duties listed below, the position will also provide support to the technical staff in these areas as needed. 

  • Oversee referee programming specific to US Soccer’s Development Academy
    • Work with local referee assignors to execute league and event assignments on a week-to-week basis
    • Liaison between Development Academy Coordinator and local assignors and referees
      • Effectively communicate all scheduling changes and updates
      • Mediate conversations between DA Coordinator and referees on a weekly basis regarding serious incidents
    • Provide support to referees and assignors on game-day for any issues or questions that may impact normal game play
      • Run point on 15 events specific to the DA on a yearly basis
      • Duties include the coordination of all hotel, lodging, and meeting logistics as well as game and event assignments
      • Supervise 1-3 event staff per event
      • Process participant expenses
      • Events range from hosting 25-200 referees, instructors, assessors and mentors
    • Process game payments for referees and assignors on a weekly basis
      • Payments can range weekly and can include as many as 200 individuals
    • Organize and analyze weekly referee performance data collected from coaches and scouts, and disseminate this information to DA staff and referee assignors
  • Provide customer service and support membership in the use of platforms specific to instruction, assignment and assessment
    • Oversee the online assignment system used for player development programs and professional leagues
    • User base includes referees, assessors, instructors, assignors, US Soccer Technical Staff and state administrators
  • Manage department inventory and ensure the distribution of inventory to DA events as needed
  • Additional duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Minimum 1-3 years’ experience, preferably in sports or athletics
  • Ability to prioritize and manage a number of different projects simultaneously
  • History of meeting and/or exceeding deadlines
  • Detail oriented and experience with editing content
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Capable of working in fast-paced and demanding environments
  • Can analyze data (performance and financial) and present on findings
  • Comfort working with online platforms
  • General knowledge of soccer required
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel) and Adobe programs
  • Weekend and holiday work required
  • Travel 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: 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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