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Manager, Special Events

U.S. Soccer Federation

Apply by 4/30/2024

Posted 1 month ago



Atlanta, GA, USA

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Job Description

Reporting to the Director of Special Events & Premium Hospitality, this position will be responsible for planning and executing best-in-class standalone U.S. Soccer events, both internal and external, as well as supporting with premium hospitality offerings and experiences at national team events.
Primary Responsibilities 
  • Strategize and implement over 20 internal and external U.S. Soccer special events including Annual General Meeting, SheBelieves Summit, Commercial Summit and National Soccer Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
  • Continually scout, survey and source new event venues and vendors
  • Manage RFP process, negotiation, contracting, relationships and execution of select special events with facilities and vendors
  • Prepare and maintain budgets and timelines for each project
  • Collaborate occasionally with agencies and/or independent contractors in the planning and execution of select projects
  • Coordinate internal and external staff to support event management and execution
  • Foster relationships and collaborate with internal departments such as partnerships, development, marketing and fan experience to deliver on stakeholder expectations and needs through successful event execution
  • Manage and oversee events on the day of including problem-solving, directing event set-up/tear-down, communicating with staff and organizing partners
  • Manage FanHQ at the stadium and Block Parties from the ideation and planning to execution including overseeing partner activations, organizing site visits, reviewing partner set-up requests, developing layouts and overseeing the events
  • Conceptualize and manage the development of non-stadium events such as viewing parties, community engagements city takeover activations and fan travel packages
  • Conceptualize new event experiences that prove impactful for fans, partners and key stakeholders and that align with U.S. Soccer’s mission and objectives
  • Support the organization of hospitality events and programs around key matches including securing location and vendor, managing invitations, décor and etc.
  • Support in building out the department and manage the day to day responsibilities of a direct report in the future

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Qualifications Required

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 5+ years of experience working in project management or event management
  • Excellent organizational, planning and project management skill
  • Ability to work professionally and collaboratively with management, staff, contractors, partners and the public
  • Proven negotiating skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Ability to develop professional relationships that result in consistent, reliable and courteous communication with stakeholders and vendors

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