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Community Relations Specialist with XFL in Tampa Bay · FL

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Communications/Community Relations: Community Relations
About the XFL
The new XFL will reimagine football for the 21st century when it kicks off in early 2020. Delivering authentic, high-energy football for the whole family at an affordable price, the XFL will offer fast-paced games with fewer play stoppages and simpler rules. The league will launch with eight teams in markets across the country, 45-man active rosters and a 10-week regular season schedule with a postseason consisting of two semifinal playoff games and a championship game. The XFL is a single entity that owns the league and all teams, employing professionals at the Stamford, CT headquarters as well as in each of the markets that the teams call home.

About the Position
The Community Relations Specialist will support the Tampa Bay Vipers’ communications, marketing and business operations efforts, with a focus on community engagement. This individual will help build and activate community and grassroots initiatives that support the team’s strategic direction throughout West Central Florida while cultivating the organization’s relationships with fans, community partners and media members. This position reports to the Director of Communications & Media Relations.

What you will do
  • Work with the Director of Communications & Media Relations and other key executives internally to build and execute the team’s community initiatives platform to make a meaningful impact in the community and create mutually-beneficial value for the team’s brand. 
  • Plan and lead team participation at community and youth engagement events, including player/coach appearances. 
  • Build authentic relationships with local youth sports, scholastic and civic organizations to engage families and youth with the team in a meaningful way.
  • Work with XFL league office to ensure team platforms are in alignment with overall league platform, and successfully activate league-wide community partnerships.
  • Work with the Director of ticket sales and heads of local youth football organizations to integrate ticketing into youth partnerships to drive attendance for the team.
  • Collaborate with internal staff to develop community programming opportunities that appeal to sponsors while achieving the team’s engagement and business goals.
  • Oversee the process and execution of the team’s charitable donations. 
  • Support and assist with other fan-focused events with the organization.
  • Other duties as assigned.

What you will bring
  • 2+ years of experience working for a sports organization/athletic department/non-profit in a community relations role.
  • The capacity to manage a community outreach event from start to finish, serving as the main point of contact for players/coaches/key stakeholders–coordinating logistics, event promotion, etc. 
  • A passion for volunteerism and community service, with a desire to develop ways to make an impact with local organizations.
  • Knowledge and ability to think strategically about brand building and revenue generation through partnerships with other organizations.
  • Demonstrated ability or experience with engaging a team’s brand with its fan base. 
  • A self-starter, energetic, resilient, enthusiastic and a determination to ensure that deliverables, timelines and objectives are achieved.
  • Strong communications, promotions and customer service skills.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit, attention to detail and capacity to thrive in pressure situations.
  • Superior verbal/written communications skills.
  • Proficiency with mainstream social media applications (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook).
  • Ability to work flexible hours (early mornings, late evenings, weekends).
  • A team-first mentality.
  • BS required.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
The XFL maintains a strong policy of equal opportunity in employment. It is our objective to recruit, hire and retain the most qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic or status protected by applicable federal, state or local law. Our equal employment philosophy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, compensation, benefits, training, promotions, transfers, job benefits and terminations.

** Only applicants who are legally authorized to work for The XFL will be considered. The XFL does not provide any work authorization sponsorship, or any assistance in securing, maintaining or extending work authorization. **

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