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FC Cincinnati

FC Cincinnati

Academy Administration Intern


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Nov 7, 2023


Job Title: Academy Administration Intern Reports to: Academy Team Administrator Department: Academy Position Summary: The Academy Administration Intern will support the Academy Team Administrator in day-to-day needs with the FCC Academy and Player Care Department. This individual will have access to see how a sports organization works as a business entity, as well as build relationships with individuals at all levels across FC Cincinnati. This role will be primarily in Milford, Ohio at Mercy Health Training Center. The workdays will vary dependent upon the team schedule and student availability. Averaging 15 hours per week, the core schedule will be 4-5 days per week, Monday – Friday, however there will be weekend, evenings, and holiday hours. This internship begins on or about January 15, 2024, and concludes in June. This is an unpaid internship and college credit is required.What You’ll Do: Assist with general daily administration of FC Cincinnati’s AcademyAssist Academy Coordinator with planning logistics for away tripsAssist with player/trialist transportation and accommodations  Support home match operations, on evenings and weekends Support in the logistics of game day preparation and execution Complete special projects as needed and other duties assigned Other duties as assigned What You’ll Bring: “Make it happen” attitude Strong ability to multi-task, in a fast-paced working environment Ability to develop productive and effective relationships across all levels of an organization An innovative approach and willingness to contribute creative solutions to problems Proven ability to work positively, collaboratively, and professionally within a team Strong Word, Excel, and PowerPoint skills Must possess a valid driver’s license Ability to speak Spanish a bonus What You’ll Need:Experience in a professional or collegiate sports environment preferred Enrolled in a Bachelor’s Degree program, preferably in Business or Sport Management Ability to work outside of regular business hours including but not limited to weekends and holidays as required by the FCC Academy game schedule, special events, and projects  Why You’ll Love FCC: FCC welcome gifts Resume and profile reviews Tour of TQL Stadium and MHTC Community volunteer opportunities Discount off team store merchandise Paid hourly and/or college credit opportunities About FC CincinnatiFC Cincinnati is a Major League Soccer team playing at TQL Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio. Originally founded in 2015 by Carl H. Lindner III and co-CEO Jeff Berding, FCC started play in the United Soccer League (USL) in 2016. FCC entered MLS as the 24th team in 2019. The club’s wide and diverse ownership group is led by controlling owner Lindner III; as well as managing owners Meg Whitman and Dr. Griff Harsh; Scott Farmer; and George Joseph.FC Cincinnati opened the club’s privately funded, 26,000-seat soccer-specific TQL Stadium in the West End neighborhood of Cincinnati in 2021, a venue which has won numerous global awards including the World Football Summit Best Venue 2022 in Madrid and the 2022 Prix Versailles World Title in the Sports Category in Paris, France.FC Cincinnati won the 2023 Supporters’ Shield – the annual award given to the team with the most points in the regular season – and clinched a spot in the 2023 MLS Playoffs for the second straight year. The club won the 2018 USL Regular-Season Championship in record-setting fashion and earned postseason berths in all three of its USL seasons. In 2017, FC Cincinnati also advanced to the semifinals of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, a run that included victories over two MLS squads.About Mercy Health Training Center In 2019, the club opened the state-of-the-art Mercy Health Training Center (MHTC) in Milford, Ohio. Designed by MSA Sport, the $30 million, 24-acre facility includes three full-size, lighted soccer fields – including two stabilized natural grass surfaces and one synthetic turf surface – as well as a goalkeeper-specific training area. The MLS team is housed in a 30,000 sq. ft., multilevel building abutting the fields, including a separate, 4,000 sq. ft. wing of the building for the FC Cincinnati Academy. Additionally, there is a 3,000 sq. ft. maintenance facility on the property. In the design process, the MSA Sport design team benchmarked training grounds across the world, including the best in Europe, South America, and Asia. The goal of the design meets the original goal to develop one of the premier and most progressive team facilities in Major League Soccer and North America.About FCC Academy:FCC Academy is a full-time, fully funded, player development program - one of only a small number in North America.  The program is designed to maximize a player’s potential on and off the field through a “soccer lifestyle” philosophy linking soccer and personal development. FC Cincinnati Academy is comprised of teams at U13, U14, U15, U17, and U19. Top players from our academy have a direct pathway to both our FCC2 and first team. In just under 4 years, we have had 20+ players invited into first team training with six signing first-team contracts. Many of our academy players train and play with the FCC2 team with multiple players earning a professional contract. Our teams compete in the MLS Next league, United Premier Soccer League, and participate in various showcases and events against top professional and amateur clubs throughout the world.FC Cincinnati is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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