Major League Soccer

  • Coordinator, Properties and Events

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
    ID
    2018-1374
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Properties & Events
  • Overview

    With the continued growth of soccer in North America, we are passionate about representing a diverse culture on and off the field. Do you consider yourself someone who is capable of encouraging innovation through critical and creative thinking? Do you challenge the status quo and enjoy bringing visions and ideas to life? Our ideal candidate shares our long-range vision for the sport, is a self-motivated team member excited about learning and developing new skills, and possesses the ability to build positive working relationships and deliver results.

     

    MLS and SUM are continually looking for ways to improve existing marketing platforms and develop new opportunities.  With our growing Properties & Events team, we are looking for a professional to assist in the development of current and new marketing platforms that serve our growing fan base and integrate our corporate and media partners.  Candidates applying for this position should have a strong foundation of skills in presentation development and project management along with a desire to build marketing programs for MLS.

     

    The Properties & Events department manages partnerships with Soccer United Marketing (“SUM”) Properties (U.S. Soccer, Federation Mexicana de Futbol, CONCACAF, Liga MX, Esports and others) and oversees the development, planning and execution of Major League Soccer (“MLS”) and SUM events and platforms in North America each year, including marquee events like MLS All-Star, CONCACAF Gold Cup, MLS Cup, the Mexican National Team U.S. Tour, MLS Rivalry Week, MLS Decision Day, and U.S. Soccer Federation programming. The group also spearheads organization-wide initiatives, including hospitality/B2B programming, press/media events, department/executive meetings, competition events and the development of new platforms / partnerships for the enterprise.

    Responsibilities

    • Research and highlight opportunities for new marketing platforms for MLS and SUM Properties
    • Work with internal and external stakeholders to develop and articulate new MLS and SUM marketing platforms
    • Build and maintain packages and proposals for current and prospective commercial partners
    • Accompany executives to internal and external platform presentations
    • Assist with tracking internal project timelines
    • Other administrative functions as necessary
    • Additional responsibilities as assigned

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree
    • 1+ years of experience (sports industry with a property, agency or brand preferred)
    • Outstanding PowerPoint skills, with the ability to build compelling presentation narratives and visuals
    • Desire to learn platform packaging and development skills
    • Exceptional presentation and communication capabilities
    • High-energy, self-starter with a solution-oriented mindset
    • Strong organizational skills and an ability to multitask in fast-paced environment
    • Computer skills: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
    • Ability to work non-traditional hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays
    • High level of commitment to quality work product and organizational ethics, integrity and compliance
    • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate, both written and verbally
    • Demonstrated decision making and problem-solving skills
    • Detail-oriented with the ability to multi-task and meet deadlines with minimal supervision

    Desired Skills

    • Knowledge of the Spanish Language (business proficiency)
    • Knowledge of the sport of soccer

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