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United Soccer League

United Soccer League

USL Academy Operations Internship - Summer 2023


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Posting Date

Apr 12, 2023

Role description

USL Work Experience Program Job Title: Academy Operations UWEPPosition Type: Internship - For College Credit Hours Only  Semester: Summer 2023Location: Remote or Hybrid Overview of the United Soccer League (USL)The United Soccer League (USL) is shaping the future of soccer in America. We are the nation’s largest and fastest-growing professional soccer organization, bringing the world’s game to more and more communities across the United States and Canada. Based in Tampa, Fla., the USL oversees multiple professional and elite pre-professional leagues, including the USL Championship, USL Super League, USL League One, USL League Two, USL W League, USL Academy, and Super Y League.  We are authentic to the spirit of the game, honoring the dedication of the players, the passion of the supporters, and the culture of the clubs. We believe in the power of soccer to unite people, provide unique life experiences, and have a meaningful impact in local communities. We work as a team, challenge the status quo, and strive to make everyone feel welcome.  United Soccer League is the proud recipient of Front Office Sports' Best Employers in Sports 2021 and Tampa Bay Business Journal's Coolest Office Spaces. Program PurposeUnder the direction and guidance of USL Executives and Leaders (mentors), the USL Work Experience Program (UWEP) provides students with the unique opportunity to gain practical sport management experience in a professional sports league setting. By working on various strategic projects and initiatives, UWEP participants will gain hands on experience with league staff as well as member teams. Participants are tasked with and responsible for partnering within a specialized department but will interact with all league departments across the organization including business development, digital, club services, analytics, and more; with the ultimate goal of providing students with well-rounded practical work experience in sports.  Position PurposeUnder the direction of the USL Academy team, the Academy Operations UWEP supports the department by assisting with multiple functional areas of Academy operations. The Participant will assume an integral role in the administration and analysis of league minimum standards, rules, and regulations. Duties and ResponsibilitiesSpecific duties include, but are not limited to:Assist with planning and execution of USL Academy Cup events Process player/coach registrations for each eventPerform market research and compile reports when necessary Communicate with current and potential event participants and collect data on experience Club Auditing with Match Reviewal process (highlights tapes)Game Reports (rosters & suspensions)Determine operational needs and procedures and communicate them to the relevant parties Develop & explore new ideas to enhance and add value to USL Academy programming, initiatives, and overall club participation in the platformPerform other tasks as directed by the senior staff QualificationsParticipants must be working towards a bachelor’s or master’s degree in related field and/or training and must certify that they are able to receive college credit from an accredited college or university for their participationSolid computer skills and proficiency with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook are a must.Excellent verbal communication skills are requiredPositive attitude and strong work ethic a must. Must have a “team-first” mentality with an eagerness to learnShould be extremely organized and detail oriented, with a focus on quality and consistencyAbility to work under fluid deadlines and complete tasks in a timely and efficient mannerKnowledge of sports/soccer is preferred, but not requiredIf completing the Work Experience Program remotely, participants must have access to a computer or laptop with reliable internet connectionWe are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.

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