Coordinator, Institutional Giving
Atlanta, GA

U.S. Soccer Overview 

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 embrace diversity, technology, and global connections to drive the growth of our sport and serve our athletes and fans. We seek motivated, enthusiastic, skilled people who can think, create, and work on a team. 

U.S. Soccer is a growing company that looks for team members to grow with it. U.S. Soccer offers a comprehensive compensation package, casual work environment, an inclusive culture, and an atmosphere for professional development. 

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The Federation’s core values are the individual attributes and characteristics that staff embody to uphold the organization’s principles and succeed. These values guide our employees: Integrity. Commitment. Teamwork. Respect. 

Position Description 

Reporting to the Senior Director, Institutional Giving, the Coordinator, Institutional Giving will support the Institutional Giving and Advancement Team during a period of department growth. This new role will have the opportunity to collaborate on strategy, communication, administrative functions, database and grants management. The Coordinator will focus on strengthening internal and external relationships at and with U.S. Soccer in furtherance of building a culture of philanthropy across the foundation-driven portfolio. The Coordinator will be a catalyst as we look to build a scalable model for Institutional Giving at U.S. Soccer, while simultaneously embarking upon a comprehensive campaign to support the vision of the organization.  

Primary Responsibilities 

  • Support the overarching goals of the Institutional Giving department by meticulously preparing and composing a variety of documents including, but not limited to funder briefs, PowerPoint presentations, corporate and traditional grant applications, letters of intent, and reports, adhering closely to funder specifications. 
  • Collaborate with internal colleagues to prepare proposals, and reports, by writing, critiquing, editing, proofreading, and formatting grant applications and reports for review by Senior Director, Institutional Giving. Chief Advancement Officer, and Senior Leadership, including the President and Secretary General 
  • Support the Senior Director of Institutional Giving to develop a strong pipeline of potential funders. Collaborate with key personnel to conduct thorough research on potential funders utilizing diverse platforms. Emphasize identifying programs and initiatives that align with the interests of prospective funders. Assist in the formulation and submission of proposals, as well as the reporting of deliverables 
  • Work closely with internal program staff and Advancement colleagues, collecting various assets from multiple departments to be used in various grant applications, proposals, reports, and activations. Create a streamlined repository of information for efficiency.  
  • Assist in creating a devised system with all Advancement Department staff, Commercial and External Relations teams to enable effective cross-functional stakeholder management and funder alignment.   
  • Maintain calendar/deadlines and internal processes for submitting proposals and grant reports for all institutional funders, in consultation with Senior Director, Institutional Giving. 
  • Draft high quality personalized funder communications, including emails, thank you notes, mailings and more. 
  • Manage all grant cycle activities, funder gifts and interactions in records, files, and in Salesforce.  
  • Maintain funder contact lists updated and accurate. 
  • Implement funder recognition and communicate fulfillment with external partners. 
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Minimum Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field 
  • Strong research, writing, editing, and verbal communication skills required 
  • Strong relationship building skills is required 
  • Demonstrated experience using Salesforce preferred. 
  • Ability to handle sensitive information in a confidential manner. 
  • Proficient with Microsoft Suite (Word, advanced Excel, Access, PowerPoint,) and Outlook. 
  • Strong relationship building skills is required 
  • Excellent problem-solving capabilities and strong initiative to identify problems and propose solutions independently. 
  • Highly organized and detail oriented, with the ability to prioritize independently and successfully meet the demands and deadlines of multiple projects. 
  • General knowledge of soccer. 
  • Capable of working in fast-paced and demanding environments. 
  • Must be able to connect “micro” details to the “macro” vision and mission. 
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize a heavy workload. 

U.S Soccer is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, citizenship, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information, military status, political belief, or any other characteristic protected under the law. This policy applies to all our employment practices within our organization. 

We strongly encourage women, people of color, LGBTQIA, veterans, parents, and persons with disabilities to apply.