The Community Relations Coordinator supports the day-to-day operations of D.C. United’s social responsibility work. This role helps plan, implement, and execute community initiatives for D.C. United including, but not limited to, game days, signature programs, recognition events, the in-kind donation program, and league-wide social responsibility efforts.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS, DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Community Relations Coordinator will assist and execute community programs, initiatives, and special events through the local community for social impact efforts which also include game day efforts, player engagements and marketing/brand initiatives
Assist with planning and execution of D.C. United community programs and special events including United We Serve, Soccer & Soar, Community Champion, Raise a Toast and other initiatives related to the community pillars
Organize, record and track all community, player, and alumni appearances with the PR/Communications team
Coordinate and execute player appearances and autograph sessions
Coordinate employee volunteer opportunities
Provide support for D.C. United’s in-kind donation program (i.e., review of application submissions, distribution of tickets and merchandise, maintenance of database, supervision of inventory and autographed items, and communication with nonprofit organizations).
Develop and maintain relationships with surrounding communities and groups, non-profit organizations, partners, and key stakeholders.
Serve as a game day contact and resource for community partners, VIP guests, ticket and experience programs, and participants for at-game recognition moments.
Regularly update and review the community website, write recaps and overviews of community programs, events and appearances with regular updates provided to appropriate story-telling partners.
Work closely with the marketing and communications team to support key organizational objectives and community outreach efforts
1-2 years of work experience in event management, partnership management, social impact, non-profit, cause-related marketing, or community outreach-related field
Bachelor’s degree in marketing, public relations, communications or related field from an accredited college/university
Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate efficiently and effectively with various audiences internally and externally
Positive professional demeanor with high ethical standards and strong sense of confidentiality
Ability to manage a variety of programs and activities simultaneously
Demonstrated ability to work cross-departmentally
A team player who thrives in a collaborative, and fast-paced environment
Adaptable and resilient, with the ability to think critically under pressure
An innovative and creative thinker
Detail orientated and resourceful
Proficiency in PowerPoint, Excel and Word
Must be able to lift items up to 40 pounds and remain on your feet for extended durations of time
Must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to start date.
Ability to plan, organize and execute multiple projects and events simultaneously
Results/action oriented and possess strong project and partnership management skills
Team player with ability to multitask and mange time effectively, follow through, meet deadlines, and make sound decisions in a fast-paced environment