U.S. Soccer Federation

U.S. Soccer Federation

Coordinator, Partnership Development

Country

Role Type

USA

International

Posting Date

Jun 15, 2022

Role description

Description
The next 10 years serves as a moment in time unlike any other for the sport of soccer in the United States. With the sport thriving and U.S. Soccer’s Senior, Youth and Extended National Teams achieving success on and off the field, and the FIFA World Cup on U.S. soil in 2026, there has never been a better time to join the soccer movement!



Position Description

U.S. Soccer is seeking a Coordinator, Partnership Development to join our industry-leading team and help drive the growth of soccer in the United States. This individual will be a key contributor within U.S. Soccer’s growing commercial team and an important driver in Partnership Development’s success in sourcing and brokering first-of-its-kind partnerships. The Coordinator will be keenly focused on supporting the department’s sales strategy and partnership program ideation. The Coordinator will work directly with the U.S. Soccer commercial team to build the U.S. Soccer brand, engage fans, and deliver results.



Primary Responsibilities

This individual will be a key contributor on a team 100% focused on growth and retention of current U.S. Soccer partnerships including, but not limited to:

Aggregate research, benchmarking, and business intelligence across the market to assist Partnership Development team’s efforts to identify, source, and develop new partnerships on a national and global scale
Actively prospect brands and share best practices across the Sports, Entertainment and Media landscape to inform sales strategy
Develop, review, and edit visually impactful partnership presentations
Work in conjunction with other internal department stakeholders on ideation and approvals related to partnership presentations
Conduct research and curate the narrative of supporting data to help differentiate our offerings in new partnership pitches
Utilize KORE to manage inventory and identify assets to amplify and monetize ownable platforms
Create deal sheets and draft contracts to be reviewed by Executive Leadership and Legal
Assist department in building platforms that help the U.S. Soccer Federation and partners reach their goals
Play an instrumental role in ensuring the Partnership Development team achieves its revenue goals as identified by Commercial leadership
Serve as a key member of the Strategic Partnerships department, building and amplifying a culture to achieve both organizational and individual goals
Benefits

Comprehensive compensation plan with generous benefits and time off offerings
Vacation Time: Increases at your 5th and 10th year of employment. Starts at 2 weeks (10 days)
Holidays: 16 paid holidays—including end of the year federation wide holiday break
Sick Leave: Unlimited
401K: U.S. Soccer immediately contributes 3% of your salary whether or not you make your own contributions. If you choose to contribute, U.S. Soccer will match up to 6% of your salary at 100%. Immediately vested.
Medical: PPO and HSA plans
U.S. soccer covers 100% of employee and dependent premiums for Dental and Vision


Culture & Perks

Relaxed business casual dress code
Nike discounts
U.S. Soccer Store website discounts
Ticket access to Chicago Fire and Red Stars regular season games
Social Activities year-round (ex. Footgolf, Volunteer opportunities, Holiday parties and more)
Free annual subscription to Headspace app
Flexible work schedule including working from home options
Requirements


Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in a relevant field of expertise
Minimum of 1-2 years of experience working on the property or brand side of corporate partnerships
Proficient in PowerPoint, Adobe Photoshop and / or Illustrator
Able and willing to travel up to 35% of the time to all domestic U.S. Soccer controlled matches
Able and willing to work non-traditional hours including evenings, weekends & holidays
Able and willing to lift and move items weighing up to 50 pounds


Desired Qualifications

Experience in sports and entertainment corporate partnership sales or strategy
Demonstrated strategic hustle and work ethic with diversity of thought
Strong analytical skills with experience understanding and interpreting quantitative and qualitative research to best position prospective partners and U.S. Soccer in pitch decks
Market expertise in a space that is evolving and changing
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Exceptional attention to detail
Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects through multi-tasking and managing priorities efficiently, no matter how big or how small the task
Ability to work independently and as a part of a multidisciplinary team
Excellent computer skills, including Outlook, MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, ZoomInfo, YouGov, SponsorUnited, LinkedIn Sales Navigator and other sales technology
Proficiency in KORE (or experience with similar systems/desire to learn quickly)
A background in, and passion for, soccer, sports and entertainment is preferred
Desire to be part of a team
”Student of the Game” mentality and desire for continual growth
Accountable for actions/decisions and does not make excuses
Fluent in Spanish a plus


Who We Are

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 are soccer stewards, uniting people through the global game and our collective goal to inspire, elevate communities and change lives in pursuit of a better future for soccer and our nation. Our core principles are: We Aim High, We Win Together and We Champion DEIB; our staff embody the values of Integrity, Commitment, Teamwork and Respect; and we’re seeking candidates that share our beliefs. We embrace a healthy work life balance, diversity, technology and global connections to drive the growth of our sport and by supporting members, impacting athletes, and serving fans.



Who You Are

Working at U.S. Soccer is a unique opportunity as employees have the privilege of working with the top soccer players and commercial minds in the country. We’re looking for someone who is a difference maker, creative, accountable, loves working with and engaging with people and excited by the prospect of leveraging some of our country’s biggest soccer events to build and execute initiatives and tactics that grow the sport and showcase the United States’ best soccer players. Your work will directly support the ability to achieve our mission by providing resources and awareness to programs that develop world-class players, coaches, referees and National Teams.



Employees who work at U.S. Soccer have the following attributes:

Adopt a company centric approach—Serve the Athlete and the Fan
Embrace and see learning as a lifelong pursuit
Possess a growth mindset—keeps an open mind and seeks new challenges
Practice self-assessment and self-reflection
Presents new ideas for partnerships and internal processes
Open to criticism and does not make excuses
Possess a tireless work ethic
Wants to be part of a team that wins
Has the ability to be firm but fair
Communicate in a direct, open and honest manner
Build relationships through genuine interpersonal skills


COVID-19 Vaccination

U.S. Soccer has mandated the Covid-19 vaccine and is requiring all staff to be fully vaccinated at the start of employment

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