Director, Community Relations

  • D.C. United
  • Washington D.C., DC, USA
  • 05 Oct, 2021
Full time Community Leadership & Management

Job Description

D.C. United is committed to uplifting our community, staff, and club. We are seeking candidates to be a part of our journey in our quest for continued organizational growth and another MLS Cup.
We are looking for a Director, Community Relations who will play an integral role in launching our community initiatives, which will bring our mission and values to life.

Mission: To grow the game of soccer, both on and off the field, by delivering entertaining and accessible experiences and opportunities for members of our community. While serving the community in which we live in an impactful and meaningful way.
Vision: To unite the District around a shared passion for sport and the togetherness of community.
  • Lead the planning, launch, and ongoing execution of community initiative programs
  • Responsible for creating and implementing a community engagement plan that directly addresses concerns and interests of adjacent neighborhoods as well as cities in the District of Columbia
  • Strong understanding of the process of programming sports and educational activities
  • Coordinate and oversee community events from concept through execution
  • Represent the club at notable community meetings, local events, and speaking engagements
  • Nurture relationships with area organizations and community stakeholders to support the integration of D.C. United in the community
  • Lead the coordination of game presentation elements tied to community programs
  • Develop and manage military, educational, and community activities, including on-site events and appearances
  • Work with area non-profit groups to promote tickets as fundraisers for their organizations
  • Facilitate outside requests for charitable, promotional and community appearances and donations
  • Oversee scheduling and implementation of community player appearances
  • Work closely with other departments to share the story of our community efforts and expand program reach
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent of both education and experience
  • 4-6 years’ experience in a role interacting with the public, neighborhoods, and other community interaction
  • Knowledge of D.C.-based non-profit organizations and their roles in the community
  • Proven ability to think strategically with a willingness to roll up sleeves and execute on projects
  • Strong listening skills with ability to remain calm in the face of criticism or complaints from constituents
  • Ability to create lasting relationships in the community and behave in a personable manner
  • Experience with creating successful community outreach programs
  • Ability to speak extemporaneously with credibility and to listen attentively and provide feedback indicating an understanding of others’ positions
  • Must be adaptable with the ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, with an expert ability to present and communicate new ideas and concepts
  • A high degree of personal integrity and consistently put the interests of the organization first
  • Strong ability to support creative ideation to enhance brand equity while supporting company culture, values, and objectives
  • Must be a fierce communicator and cross-organizational collaborator

D.C. United is committed to uplifting our community, staff, and club. We are seeking candidates to be a part of our journey in our quest for continued organizational growth and another MLS Cup.

D.C. United is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).  D.C. United reaffirms its commitment to the principles of equal opportunity and diversity. D.C. United is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. D.C. United is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, pregnancy, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or any other protected status in accordance with the requirements of all federal, state, and local laws. Employment decisions can include hiring, termination, compensation, benefits, promotion, training selection, or other statuses or conditions of employment. All employment decisions are made on the basis of individual skills, knowledge, abilities, job performance, and other appropriate qualifications.