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 Creative Services team, the Graphic Design UWEP supports the Creative Services department by assisting with the design of graphics for web, social and other marketing media outlets. The Participant will assume an integral role in the production of graphic design and related materials.
Duties and Responsibilities
Specific duties include, but are not limited to:
Work alongside the Graphic Design team to create graphic design and related material for use across multiple platforms
Create cutouts of player headshots
Create templates for use over several mediums
Assist in other projects as assigned
Analyze how to enhance the impact of graphic design within a larger communications strategy
Assist other departments and operational areas with graphic design requests
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 knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite including InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator.
Proficient with Apple/Mac Operating Systems and equipment.
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.
For consideration, all interested participants must submit 3-5 pieces of work or an online portfolio that highlights skills and abilities, in addition to a current resume.
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.