U.S. Soccer Federation

U.S. Soccer Federation

Partnerships Marketing Manager

Country

Role Type

USA

Marketing

Posting Date

Apr 6, 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!


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:
Owning day-to-day relationships: lead U.S. Soccer’s relationships with a select number of strategic partners to maximize value; develop and implement creative and high-impact activations that help all parties achieve their goals, integration with our media partners to build and strengthen long-term strategic relationships.
Establishing new platforms and opportunities: work collaboratively with U.S. Soccer colleagues across all departments to help create and implement sellable programming and identify ways that current partners can be authentically integrated to help accomplish their goals, and support U.S. Soccer’s bullish growth projections.
Implementing Partner Engagement Strategy: develop and lead U.S. Soccer’s year-long hospitality and partner engagement strategy including all aspects of event planning, budgeting and on-site execution.
Renewing existing relationships: lean on industry trends, deep category knowledge, evolving partner objectives and meaningful relationships to drive long-term partner extensions
Securing new partners: assist business development initiatives and the growth of U.S. Soccer by reviewing proposals and developing innovative concepts that support partner objectives.
SheBelieves Core Group Contributor: serve as an internal leader in all SheBelieves initiatives, U.S. Soccer’s platform to inspire and empower girls and young women; role will include concepting, planning and executing SheBelieves initiatives including a major professional development Summit, premier tournament (SheBelieves Cup), and other programs organized around career, confidence, and community.
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.


Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field of expertise
5-7 years of experience in strategic brand and partnership marketing with an emphasis on event execution and hospitality
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

Pro-active, bias for action to provide great partner-specific value
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 events through multi-tasking and managing priorities efficiently
Ability to work independently and as a part of a multidisciplinary team
Excellent computer skills, including Outlook, MS Word, PowerPoint and advanced Microsoft Excel capabilities
Experience with Adobe suite or a similar program is preferred
A background in, and passion for, soccer, sports and entertainment is preferred
Experience in sports marketing
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
Multi-lingual a plus

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

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