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The Coordinator, Properties & Events will support the Properties & Events Team in the integrated platform planning process across key stakeholders in the business. The Coordinator will also support the integrated platform planning process across key stakeholders in the business.
The Manager, Partnership Marketing will manage the day-to-day execution of all activities within assigned Partner Accounts. As the key account person, the manager will be responsible for delivering the highest level of client service while at the same time acting as a MLS team’s consultant to ensure that effective programs are created and executed. The Manager will have a thorough understanding of their clients’ business goals and SUM’s larger business strategy and will leverage information to grow the business.
The Talent Acquisition team at Major League Soccer is looking for an experienced Recruiter to help identify top talent for the company. The focus of this role will be to partner with hiring managers to drive the recruiting process for League office positions.
Soccer United Marketing (“SUM”) works in partnership with various soccer properties to build and grow the sport through commercial opportunities. This role will support our partnerships with Concacaf and U.S. Soccer. The Senior Coordinator, Properties will support SUM’s work managing the overall business relationship and leading commercial packaging and property growth initiatives. The role will focus on the management of project timelines, as well as development of marketing and commercial frameworks, presentations, and other supporting assets.
The Motion Artist & Graphic Designer will sit within MLS Creative Services. The Creative department is an in-house team – part of the Brand & Integrated Marketing Department – that services all internal constituents of the League, including Clubs and Soccer United Marketing, the commercial and operational branch of MLS representing soccer-related properties.
The Motion Artist & Graphic Designer is responsible for conceptualization and design of solutions from ideation to completion, with a focus on production of animations and motion graphics in After Effects and HTML5. Candidate should have a strong understanding of layout, typography and color theory. Some projects are print-based and require knowledge of print design and production. Other projects are for static digital assets such as web banners, social graphics and video slates. Position requires working with both internal and external clients, and there is frequent interaction with other functional departments (e.g., Marketing, Communications, Events, Media, Community Relations).
Major League Soccer’s Strategy and Business Intelligence group is tasked with supporting strategic decision making and resource allocation across the League – with a focus on driving fan growth, revenue capture, and operating efficiencies – by providing impactful data driven insights, analysis, and recommendations. The group is seeking a new Senior Manager who will support the league by aligning long and short-term strategy with data and providing leadership with business intelligence and data driven insights. In this role, the hire will develop and oversee reporting and analytics on all areas of Fan Engagement, including TV, Marketing, Digital, Social, Ticketing, and Consumer Products. This hire will lead and mentor a team of analysts while also working hands-on with regular and ad-hoc reporting and analytics. This hire will report into the Director of Strategy & BI and is highly curious and analytical, able to distill clarity from complexity, and has an entrepreneurial desire to innovate.
The Manager, International Communications is a fully bilingual media relations professional (English & Spanish), who is responsible for publicizing Soccer United Marketing (SUM) properties and Major League Soccer (MLS) across domestic and international media, as well as executing publicity and media operations for major international soccer events.
MLS is looking for a passionate soccer fan with a video production and asset management background to join the ranks of the Content and Operations Team. The ideal candidate will be able to seamlessly transition from working within our archive to acting in numerous crew positions on various studio productions. This is a temporary position.
The Director, Platform Development and Packaging will be responsible for the development, vetting and commercial packaging of new and priority fan engagement and sponsor platforms for Major League Soccer (“MLS”) and Soccer United Marketing (“SUM”) properties. The role will work collaboratively with internal and agency constituents to identify and ideate impactful and disruptive ideas that deliver for millions of soccer fans in North America, drive the growth of our properties, build value and provide meaningful sponsorship opportunities.
Major League Soccer is searching for a Senior Director, Recruitment to help us find the best talent to support our growth. The Senior Director, Recruitment will focus on candidate talent search and placement, with a focus on creating partnerships and initiatives to help drive a diverse talent pipeline.
The candidate must be able to roll up their sleeves and thrive in an innovative, fast-paced environment, while successfully managing, prioritizing and closing searches against a timeline. The ideal candidate will draw on extensive knowledge of Talent Acquisition, and have experience with diversity recruiting as well as setting, and performing against, benchmarks and metrics.
In 2020, MLS Next was successfully established as an academy for the development of elite youth athletes and coaches through enhanced and accelerated programs in the areas of competition, team environments, coaching, individual growth, and talent recruitment.
In 2022, Major League Soccer will launch a new Lower Division League (LDL) that will continue a player development and competitive pathway from MLS NEXT to MLS. The LDL is designed as a competition league to continue to grow the game of soccer in North America. The LDL will provide an additional stage of opportunities for elite athletes, coaches, referees and be a platform for innovation both on and off the field.
In this position, the Vice President, Human Resources will be responsible for establishing and leading the Human Resources function for the newly formed Lower Division League (LDL). In this role, you must be able to roll up your sleeves and thrive in an innovative, fast paced environment while providing strategic human resources leadership, consultation and coaching to business leaders to develop and execute HR strategies that will foster organizational and people effectiveness as well as an inclusive and equitable culture.
MLS is looking for a passionate, organized, and detail-oriented information security engineer to join the Information Security Office. The security engineer will drive the security awareness program, correlate threat intelligence to actionable security events, and participate in incident response efforts. This Information security role is responsible for protecting MLS staff, digital assets, and the brand by collaborating with teams across the enterprise and maintaining the technology assets that safeguard the organization.
The Individual in this role will proactively identify and manage risk by educating staff on current cyber-attack tactics, techniques, and procedures while performing a basic level of cyber analysis on security alerts and integrating indicators of compromise (IOCs) into sensors and SIEM. Problem-solving and the ability to adapt current processes to meet project goals and requirements are essential elements of this position.
The Senior Coordinator, Partnership Marketing is responsible for proactively managing, supporting, and streamlining assigned corporate partner accounts from the point of a deal closing through campaign execution, and ultimately, renewal.
The Events department oversees the strategic development, planning and execution of numerous MLS and SUM events in North America each year, including marquee events like MLS All-Star Week, CONCACAF Gold Cup, MLS Cup, the Mexican National Team U.S. Tour, MLS NEXT CUP, MLS Rivalry Week, MLS Decision Day, Campeones Cup, and U.S. Soccer Federation programming. Annually, the Events Team also manages cross-departmental initiatives including hospitality/B2B programming, press announcements, department/executive meetings, competition events and other strategic projects for the Enterprise.
The Director, Hotel & Meetings will lead the planning and successful execution of all MLS/SUM meetings and hotel contracts. They will lead the process for all hotel RFP’s for all MLS & SUM events (average of 75+ contracts per year). This includes procurement of hotels/venues, oversight of the overall timeline and planning, programming and coordinating with staff, meeting program stakeholders, logistics, budget and negotiations.
The position will also be responsible for using post-meeting analysis to recommend ways to improve the meeting experience (added value) and for recommending ways to effectively manage expenses and/or find new budgetary efficiencies and improve attendee experience at the meetings.
This position will also be responsible for developing a strategy for a short-term and long-term booking process that leverages Hotel Brand Representatives and CVB relationships, total spend and market analysis to secure concessions that are consistent across the department (elevating MLS processes to be consistent with the industry standard).
The Senior Director, Partnership Marketing will be responsible for managing and leading key Enterprise marketing partner relationships to enhance promotion and visibility, meet partner objectives, and increase revenue for the League. The Senior Director will drive the ideation process (cross departmental) and oversee the creation, implementation, strategic management and profitability of partner promotional programs and initiatives. This role will focus on improving the league's marketing partnership infrastructure, identifying efficiencies and best practices, with a focus on driving business opportunities for new and existing partnerships.
The Lead DevOps Engineer operates with a high degree of autonomy and is expected to work collaboratively with technology and project leads to help develop solutions commensurate with both the needs and budgets of those projects. They should have a vibrant interest in the evolution of these technologies and the various providers and services available. They are tasked with the management and development of continuous integration and deployment solutions for production applications across various sites/software. They will be spearheading the creation of new technology infrastructures and maintaining configuration management and automation tools.
In this position, the Senior Coordinator, Human Resources will partner with the HR team to deliver solutions that will foster organizational and people effectiveness by providing support and guidance for health & safety compliance protocols and policies, employee engagement, and HR initiatives.
The Senior Coordinator will support the implementation of MLS WORKS initiatives that target key social issues, raise visibility of the League, its clubs and players, and help drive value to the enterprise. The ideal candidate should have strong executional and organizational skills, possess creative thinking to add value in program concepting, have experience with digital, experiential and cause related programs. They should be able to think strategically and work collaboratively across various departments within an organization.
The Senior Coordinator, Social Media is responsible for helping position the League as the most engaging and innovative sports brand in social media. The Senior Coordinator, Social Media will be primarily responsible for the day-to-day tasks associated with all MLS social media platforms, with the goal to create the best possible content experience for our audience and grow the League's foothold in culture.
MLS is looking for a passionate, organized Project Manager to join the newly formed Project Management Office. The Project Manager will drive project teams, deliverables, and schedules for the creation and execution of site updates, applications, and new technology initiatives. The Project Manager is responsible for creating and maintaining a collaborative work environment, interacting with the team throughout all project phases, creating/monitoring detailed project plans, and associated project deliverables.
The Project Manager will have experience in defining, planning, scheduling, and communicating project activities. They must be able to apply creative and strategic thinking and project management skills to satisfy project requirements. They should also be able to proactively identify and manage risk. Problem solving and the ability to adapt current processes to meet project goals and requirements are essential elements of this position.