Associate, Development
Chicago, IL Development
Job Type
Full-time
Description

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 by supporting members, impacting athletes, and serving fans.  We seek motivated, passionate, 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.


Position Description

U.S. Soccer is now hiring a full-time Associate in the Development Department. U.S. Soccer internships, referred to as Associates, are full-time, 6 month paid opportunities making an impact in the world of soccer in the United States.

U.S. Soccer has established an ambitious program dedicated to providing more opportunities for fans to connect with and invest in our teams and sport. The goal of the program is to maximize and leverage fan support to fund important development initiatives that will forward the sport of soccer in the United States. 

This position will assist in the day-to-day operations of U.S. Soccer’s fundraising program, including prospect research, database management and logistical support for special events and programs. The Development Associate will report directly to the Manager of Development. Working remotely for the duration of the assignment will be an option, or the Development Associate may work from U.S. Soccer headquarters in Chicago after staff have returned to the office (currently anticipated this summer).  His or her primary responsibilities will be to:  

Requirements

Primary Responsibilities 

  • Research and vet current and new prospects to participate in high-access fan experiences, attend special events, and support new development initiatives
  • Support in maintaining a robust database, cataloguing relationships, participation and interests in U.S. Soccer development initiatives
  • Support in the extension, promotion and membership fulfillment of the U.S. Soccer Development Fund Circle Insider program
  • Serve as an integral contributor to the donor stewardship process, including executing all gift acknowledgements 
  • Provide best-in-class customer service support, as necessary, for U.S. Soccer donors and fans
  • Provide logistical and administrative support for special events and programs including preparation and occasional on-site support
  • Provide ad hoc front desk reception coverage support (when staff have returned to office)
  • Assist with miscellaneous duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

·  Bachelor’s degree required

·  Strong organizational skills 

·  Exceptional attention to detail 

·  Excellent internet research skills

·  Working knowledge of Word, Excel and PowerPoint programs 

·  Excellent written and verbal communication combined with a professional demeanor

·  Takes initiative with department and organizational goals in mind

·  Interest in working on a team with a collaborative team environment

·  Interest in fundraising and development


Desired Qualifications

·  Previous event support experience

·  Database management and experience with Salesforce 

·  Previous fundraising experience and understanding of fundraising activities 

·  Passion for soccer 


Working at U.S. Soccer is a unique opportunity. 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
  • 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