The U.S. Soccer Foundation helps young people embrace an active and healthy lifestyle and cultivate critical life skills through soccer. The Foundation’s programs are the national model for sports-based youth development in underserved communities. Since its founding in 1994, the Foundation has impacted thousands of children through its cost-effective, high-impact initiatives, which offer safe environments where kids and communities thrive. For more information, visit www.ussoccerfoundation.org. The Foundation’s headquarters are located in Washington, D.C. Remote candidates will be considered.
Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The U.S. Soccer Foundation’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) is at the core of our mission and who we are. It fuels our work as we continue to create opportunities for underrepresented populations and fight systemic inequalities through soccer. This is a shared commitment with our partners, within our organizational systems, across all the programs we offer, and within the communities we work with, as we continue to do our part to build a better future for children. We value our diverse team and are committed to creating and sustaining a culture of respect and inclusivity in which they can thrive. To read the Foundation’s detailed goals, please visit our website.
About the Role:
The Marketing & Communications Manager will be responsible for managing the Foundation’s public-facing events, such as mini-pitch openings, activations, and conferences with a keen focus on building the Foundation’s brand presence and positively stewarding the Foundation’s partners and funders. The primary responsibilities of this role will be the development of event and marketing strategies that deliver intended results, managing the planning and tactical execution of all Foundation public-facing events, and memorializing and recording stories and impact resulting from these events. This person will also serve a key member of the Foundation’s Marketing & Communications team working to creatively promote the Foundation and its work to key audiences and contribute to larger Foundation campaigns and initiatives. This role will serve as lead on multi-partner and stakeholder events and manage large events and projects that are co-led by outside organizations.
About the Team:
The Marketing & Communications Department is a five-person team, responsible for shaping the U.S. Soccer Foundation’s brand, overseeing all external communications, and showcasing the organization’s work to engage key audiences. The Marketing and Communications Team is part of the Revenue Group and is critical to the positioning of the Foundation to external stakeholders—including corporate partners and individual donors—and manages small dollar donor acquisition. The Marketing & Communications Department works collaboratively with all other Departments to ensure the organization communicates a consistent narrative. The Marketing & Communications Department is responsible for organizational messaging and branding, reputation management, program and organizational marketing strategies, digital strategy, media relations, speechwriting, thought leadership, storytelling, public event planning and execution, graphic design, and video production.
The U.S. Soccer Foundation isn’t a typical organization, and the right candidate for this role isn’t typical either. The ideal candidate is looking for opportunities to improve themselves and the organization. We want go-getters. We want candidates with high expectations for themselves, hungry for the next opportunity to learn and grow.
The Foundation offers a market competitive compensation package. We are committed to incorporating DEI practices and accounting for inequities as we conduct an annual salary planning process to include merit increases, promotions, bonuses, and equity analysis across the entire organization. Foundation benefits include generous medical and dental insurance plans; 401(k) retirement plans with employer match; professional development; mobile data plan reimbursement; and generous vacation.
Effective January 1, 2022, all current and newly hired Foundation employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they have been granted a medical or religious exemption. Individuals who accept employment with the Foundation will be required to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated or received approval for a medical or religious accommodation prior to starting employment.