Position DescriptionThe Coordinator, Youth Soccer Communications will be responsible for strategizing, creating, and executing communications across SKC Youth Soccer’s channels. This includes but is not limited to graphic design, email marketing, social content, and website updates. The position will support all areas of SKC Youth Soccer including camps and programs, tournaments and leagues, affiliate clubs, facilities, and more. This position will directly report to the Manager, Youth Soccer Communications. The position is to be a key contributor to the Youth Business Development team while ensuring all work is consistent with the Sporting KC brand purpose: “We create memories through personalized experiences with our Club.” Our Passion for Diveristy, Equity Inclusion
Sporting Kansas City is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and equity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all associates. We encourage all talented individuals looking for a challenge to apply. Essential Functions
Implement communication strategies and best practices across SKC Youth Soccer’s communication channels, including email, web, social media and digital design
Create content for various digital social media channels utilized to communicate SKC Youth Soccer initiatives opportunities to key youth soccer partners, as well as the general community.
Build email lists for email marketing sends
Plan marketing calendars, messaging, and content
Achieve branding objectives, ensuring creative and copy reflect Sporting Kansas City brand standards
Design marketing collateral to effectively market SKC Youth Soccer programs
Serve as a point of contact for SKC Youth Soccer communication efforts
Create content for SKC Youth Soccer internal and external partners
Attend all Sporting Kansas City home games, as well as non-soccer related events.
Represent Sporting Kansas City and its related affiliates in a professional manner at all times.
Perform other related tasks as assigned.
Match Day ResponsibilitiesFull-time associates act as representatives of Sporting Kansas City at all home matches, engaging with guests and working to create Magic Moments for all fans. Personal Attributes
Strong organizational, communications, and interpersonal skills.
Ability to organize work effectively, conceptualize and prioritize objectives and exercise independent judgment based on an understanding of organizational policies and activities.
Outstanding critical thinking skills and ability to effectively address and solve industry challenges.
Strong teamwork skills.
Ability to establish and maintain strong working relationships internally and externally.
Highly driven self-starter, with the ability to work independently and prioritize daily tasks
Ability to handle sensitive, confidential situations and information.
Exceptional attention to detail, and talent for accuracy and precision.
Professional appearance and attitude, as well as the ability to work with others.
Skills and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in business, sports management, communications, marketing or another related field required.
Minimum of 1-2 years of communications marketing experience, preferably in the sports industry.
Proficient in Adobe Creative Cloud including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat Dreamweaver.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Clear understanding of how to maximize the impact of digital and social media.
Proficient and hands-on experience working with Salesforce Marketing Cloud and WordPress or comparable content management systems.
Fluency to speak, read, and write in the English language.
Spanish language fluency preferred, but not required.
Proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Calendar.
Soccer knowledge and skills, including: coaching licenses and/or playing experience preferred.
Physical Abilities The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:
Required to sit, stand and walk.
Use hands to use and feel objects, tools or controls.
Reach with hands and arms.
Required to talk and hear consistently.
Ability to occasionally lift, carry and/or drag up to twenty-five (25) pounds if necessary.
Specific vision abilities required by the role include the ability to distinguish the nature of objects by using the eye.
Ability to work non-traditional hours and game days, including evenings, weekends and holidays as necessary.