Club President - Midwest Area Have you built a soccer movement in a community that includes the development of a brand new soccer-specific stadium? Have you created a vision, strategic direction and day-to-day operations for a USL Soccer Club? If so, this might be a great opportunity for you in the Midwest area.
The Club President will lead the strategic and the day-to-day activities for the club while unifying a soccer movement in the area. Aligned with a clear vision, the Club President will provide marketing leadership to capture fans, sponsors and ensure the success of the club in the community. This role is responsible for achieving and maintaining growth targets through the implementation of various initiatives while maintaining the company’s culture.
What You'll Do
Lead and direct all Club operations, including revenue, business operations & soccer operations.
Develop and implement business plans for sustainable growth.
Implement, grow, and foster a sales-driven, entrepreneurial, hard-working culture.
Develop and lead the execution of external marketing, sponsorship, ticket sales, public relations, and fan engagement plans. Hire a sports-experienced, highly driven management team and other personnel with the vision of building a first-class organization.
Oversee and provide strategic direction for day-to-day operations, including monitoring and forecasting revenue and expenses.
Direct the implementation of short-term and long-range plans and budgets based on broad corporate goals and growth objectives.
Ensure sound services and working relationships with important customers and industry leaders, and with outside services as needed in the general operations of the organization.
Represent the Club at a multitude of community events as the “face” of the Club.
What We're Looking For
Entrepreneurial, highly driven leader with deep professional sports/soccer sales experience.
Experience in a startup soccer club and building out a soccer movement in a community, strong relationship skills a must.
Experience leading sponsorship and ticket sales/revenue.
Ability to build strong relationships with key stakeholders.
Strong understanding of professional sports business.
Ability to work as business needs require, which at times may include long days, evenings, weekends, and occasional holidays.
Other Key Requirements
Experienced Executive with 15+ years of professional business development and administration experience.
Major League Soccer experience preferred
Communication: Delivers clear, effective communication and listens to others.
Conceptual/Systems Thinking: Recognizes patterns, trends, themes, and connections in information to develop innovative ideas and solutions.
Constructive Engagement: Expresses ideas and disagreements, constructively resolves conflict, and encourages others to do the same.
Customer Orientation: Meets the expectations and needs of internal and external customers.
Decision Making: Makes good decisions in a timely manner.
Empowerment: Takes initiative and solves problems.
Talent Development: Maximizes potential and improves overall performance.
Influence: Proactively builds relationships and influences others.
Analytical Thinking/Problem Solving: Accurately assesses problems and effectively and efficiently arrives at solutions.
Strategic Thinking: Understands the current state and is able to visualize the ideal state and how to achieve it.
Equal Opportunity Employer
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.