Director, Communications & Community Development

  Southeastern Professional Soccer Team
  Southeast Region
  Posted/Updated: 07/01/19

Job Summary

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Engage with prospective expansion communities to conduct research, understand community needs and behaviors.

  • Engage with existing expansion communities to conduct research, understand community needs and behaviors.

  • Develop close contacts in both prospective and existing  communities. 

  • Develop a playbook for market development in both prospective and existing communities.

  • Oversee grassroots marketing/social media/public relations initiatives in prospective and existing markets.

  • Arrange official visits to both prospective and existing markets while serving as the advanced team and local community liaison.

  • Research, coordinate and execute executive appearances at market development conferences across the country.

  • Serve as league contact for media in prospective communities and ensure execution of market development playbook. 

  • Host local watch parties and highlight appetite for professional soccer – both at home and abroad – in prospective communities. 


  • BA/BS or equivalent is required in Communications, Sports Administration of a related field

  • 3 to 5+ years related experience in Public Relations or Communications

  • Master’s degree preferred

  • Experience in local/regional/national politics preferred 

  • Computer proficiency in a variety of applications (Internet, database, Microsoft Office, etc.)

  • Ability to nurture, develop, and maintain strong relationships with Media Networks

  • Strong planning skills with the ability to manage multiple concurrent priorities

  • Willingness and ability to work non-traditional hours (weekends, evenings, holidays)

  • Ability to travel and to adhere to the corporate travel policies

  • Work comfortably in a variety of audiences including professional athletes, press, fans, supervision, and peers

  • Highly developed communication skills, including the ability to write reports, business correspondence and effectively present information to a wide variety of audiences

  • Strategic and critical thinker who is dynamic, forward thinking, extremely analytical and well organized

  • Maintain confidentiality and use upmost discretion when privy to sensitive information

  • Ability to demonstrate uncompromised judgment and discretion with regard to interpersonal relationships

  • Self-confident, resilient and possess a high energy level and enthusiasm

  • Strong communicative modes (verbal, non-verbal, and written) and being attuned to others through active listening and interpersonal skills

  • Strong sense of self-awareness and emotional intelligence

  • Flexible and reliable team player, both within own department and company as a whole

  • Ability to work and travel as business needs require which at times may include long days, evenings, weekends, and occasional holidays

  • Must have U.S. work authorization


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