The United Soccer League (USL) is the largest and fastest-growing professional soccer organization in North America, possessing more than a decade of experience in bringing the world’s game to communities across the United States and Canada. Overseeing the USL Championship (USSF Division II), USL League One (USSF Division III), and USL League Two (Pre-Professional), the organization is built on a proven and recognized model in international football and counts more than 125 clubs in its membership.
Based in Tampa, Fla., the USL has grown during the past decade into a model organization with strong corporate partnerships and stable organizational leadership. It features a dedicated staff of more than 60 professionals across 15 departments ranging from operations, digital, communications and club services, each of which provides unparalleled support to member clubs and outside partners. Sanctioned by the U.S. Soccer Federation, the USL is #UnitedForSoccer, moving the game forward in North America.
Under the direction and guidance of USL Executives and Leaders (mentors), the USL Work Experience Program (UWEP) provides students with the unique opportunity to gain practical sport management experience in a professional sports league setting. By working on various strategic projects and initiatives, UWEP participants will gain hands on experience with league staff as well as its member teams.
Participants are tasked with and responsible for working within a specialized department but will interact with all league departments across the organization including: business development, club services, digital, strategy and more, with the ultimate goal of providing well-rounded practical work experience in sports to students.
Under the direction of the Super Y League (SYL) team, the SYL Operations UWEP supports the SYL department by assisting with multiple functional areas of SYL operations. The Participant will assume an integral role in the administration and analysis of league minimum standards, rules, and regulations.
Duties and Responsibilities
Specific duties include, but are not limited to:
Assist with the planning of the upcoming SYL season
Track club commitments
Conduct onboarding calls with clubs and SYL staff
Assist with Growth/Retention for SYL
Conduct calls with prospective clubs
Gather feedback from current SYL members - Coordinate player/coach registration
Develop registration guides
Approve player documents
Assist clubs with registration process
Develop marketing/content plans for the SYL staff to follow throughout the year
Assist with social media content
Develop ways to interact with teams, coaches, and players throughout the season
Deliver a specialized focus on customer service
Perform other tasks as directed by the SYL staff
Participants must be working towards a bachelor’s or master’s degree in related field and/or training and must certify that they are able to receive college credit from an accredited college or university for their participation.
With the UWEP program being remote this semester, participants must have access to a computer or laptop with reliable internet connection.
Solid computer skills and proficiency with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint are a must.
Excellent verbal communication skills are required.
Positive attitude and strong work ethic a must. Must have a “team-first” mentality with an eagerness to learn.
Should be extremely organized and detail oriented, with a focus on quality and consistency.
Ability to work under fluid deadlines and complete tasks in a timely and efficient manner.
Knowledge of sports/soccer is preferred, but not required.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.