D.C. United

D.C. United

Manager, Special Events


Role Type



Posting Date

Nov 15, 2022

Role description

JOB SUMMARYThe Loudoun United FC Segra Field team is looking for an enthusiastic and detailed individual to oversee Events Entertainment for the stadium.The Manager of Special Events will lead the selling, planning, coordinating, and executing of non-gameday public and private events at Segra Field (ex: business rentals, festivals, live shows, field stadium rentals). They will also work with the Event Operations and Stadium Operations team members. This position is based in Leesburg, VA.ESSENTIAL DUTIES RESPONSIBILITIES:Responsible for non-game day strategic plan sales process to drive new and repeat business to Segra Field in accordance with yearly goalsProactively solicit new business through sales calls, networking events, presentationsPrepare written proposals and estimates, initiate contractual arrangements, finalize all booking arrangements, negotiate rental and other ratesCollaborate to prepare event PL projectionsMaintain relationships with County officials and handle County events Maintain relationships with the D.C. United AcademyLiaise with the Corporate Partnerships / Ticket Sales teams on opportunities and contractually obligated eventsManage the stadium events calendar while taking into consideration team schedulesInitiate, develop, and maintain new relationships with community members, promoters, agents, and other event organizers while exploring new and creative event opportunities for the venueLead the communication of special event information to the appropriate departments and staffDevelop and manage budgets, finalize settlements, and work with accounting department on billing processServe as the lead for stakeholders (clients, internal departments, and vendors) prior to and on event day, which includes managing the activation of all event-related details and ensuring the execution of the event (walk-throughs, summary, set-up, load-out, etc.)Develop event outlines summarizing each event to ensure each department is aware of all aspects associated with the eventLead estimate of staffing levels for all events for operations team member to hire and schedule appropriatelyImplement facility rules, regulations, policies, and proceduresWork with Event Operations staff to be a liaison with Old Glory DC rugby Washington SpirtQualifications:Must be vaccinated against COVID-19Bachelor’s degree or relevant experience is required1-2 years event sales experience in a stadium, venue, or hospitality settingPrevious sports experience is desiredAbility to maintain great client/customer relations and work in a team settingAbility to effectively and professionally communicate both orally and written with staff, guests, and clientsAbility to work in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment and make sound decisions quicklyExcellent time management, organization and customer service skillsAbility to work flexible hours, including evenings, weekends and holidaysCompetitive nature and a contagious, positive attitudeD.C. United is committed to uplifting our community, staff, and club. We are seeking candidates to be a part of our journey in our quest for continued organizational growth and another MLS Cup.D.C. United will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform critical job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.D.C. United is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). D.C. United reaffirms its commitment to the principles of equal opportunity and diversity. D.C. United is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. D.C. United is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, pregnancy, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or any other protected status in accordance with the requirements of all federal, state, and local laws. Employment decisions can include hiring, termination, compensation, benefits, promotion, training selection, or other statuses or conditions of employment. All employment decisions are made on the basis of individual skills, knowledge, abilities, job performance, and other appropriate qualifications.

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