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FC Cincinnati

FC Cincinnati

FCC2 Soccer Operations Gameday Intern

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Role Type

USA

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Posting Date

Jan 10, 2023

Role description

Job Title: FCC2 Soccer Operations Gameday Intern Reports to: FCC2 Team AdministratorDepartment: Soccer Operations About FC Cincinnati:FC Cincinnati is a Major League Soccer team playing at TQL Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio. Originally founded in 2015 by Lindner III and current president Jeff Berding, FCC began 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 Carl H. 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. The club earned its first MLS Cup Playoffs berth in 2022, advancing to the Eastern Conference semifinal as the no. 5 seed. 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 FC Cincinnati 2:FC Cincinnati 2 (FCC2) began play in MLS NEXT Pro in 2022. FCC2 is designed to serve as the bridge between the FCC first team and the Academy and is a professional pathway for players to grow and develop at FC Cincinnati. The club plays its matches at NKU Soccer Stadium, Mercy Health Training Center, and TQL Stadium. About MLS NEXT Pro:Launched in March 2022 by Major League Soccer, MLS NEXT Pro is a professional men’s soccer league in the United States and Canada that completes the player pathway from MLS NEXT through to MLS first teams.  With 21 Clubs competing during the inaugural season – 20 MLS-affiliated and one independent club, Rochester New York FC – MLS NEXT Pro will grow the game through innovation and diversity by bringing professional soccer to new markets, creating career opportunities for professionals on and off the field, and providing communities with a strong sense of pride. Eight additional MLS-affiliated clubs will join MLS NEXT Pro in 2023, with more independent clubs joining in the years ahead. For more information about MLS NEXT Pro, visit mlsnextpro.com. Position Summary:The FCC2 Soccer Operations Gameday Intern will support the FCC2 Team Administrator with soccer operations needs on gamedays, which includes serving as a ball manager and officials liaison. FCC2 home games take place at Northern Kentucky University. This role will also have an opportunity to work FCC First Team home games at TQL Stadium. This is a paid internship and college credit is also available, if needed. This internship is set to begin on the first home match (end of February) and end on the last home match (end of October). Primary Responsibilities:Assist FCC2 Team Administrator with general soccer operations gameday needsSupport FCC2 Equipment Manager as neededProvide gameday logistics support with preparation and executionAssist with visiting team needs on gamedaysServe as a gameday ball manager and officials liaison as assigned Skill Requirements:“Make it happen” attitudeAbility to multi-task, in a fast-paced working environmentAbility to work positively, collaboratively, and professionally within a team and across an organizationAn innovative approach and willingness to contribute creative solutions to problems as they ariseAbility to develop productive and effective relationships across all levels of an organizationAbility to speak Spanish and Portuguese a plus Qualification & Education Requirements:Experience in a professional sports environment preferredEnrolled in a Bachelor’s Degree program, preferably in Business or Sport ManagementMust be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and provide verification of vaccination prior to start dateAbility to work outside of regular business hours including but not limited to weekends and holidays as required by the FCC game schedule, special events, and projects 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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