Sr. Manager, Communications

Posted on Jan 18, 2019 by United Soccer Leagues

Tampa, FL 33601
Leisure & Sport
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Full-Time
Position Purpose Under the direction of the Vice President of Communications and Public Relations, the Sr. Manager, Communications will serve as the primary link between USL HQ and USL Championship club communications departments. As the primary liaison for all Championship level clubs, the Sr. Manager, Communications will maintain constant contact with his/her club counterparts, staying abreast of all relevant club activities, including but not limited to: upcoming media projects, player and technical staff announcements, corporate sponsorships, crises, upcoming events, philanthropic activities, and community projects. As the bridge between the league office and the clubs, the Sr. Manager, Communications will be tasked with identifying areas where the league office can support and amplify club activities, assisting with logistical needs and providing strategic consultation and issues management support when needed. Duties and Responsibilities Specific duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Act as the primary bridge between club communications contacts and the USL Communications team.
  • Serve as a communications consultant on all relevant issues for each of the league's 36 Championship clubs.
  • Act as liaison with clubs on official team announcements, ensure stories are posted in a timely fashion in support of club's activation.
  • Create and distribute internal communications to clubs to allow for consistent messaging between the league and teams and make teams aware of potential upcoming news from the league.
  • Serve as main point of contact for team enquiries regarding announcement of player signings and transactions, working alongside USL registration to ensure paperwork has been adequately filed for announcements to take place.
  • Prioritize and communicate all relevant upcoming club-related projects/issues to Vice President of Communications and Public Relations
  • Assist the Vice President of Communications and Public Relations on organizational communications strategy and execution.
  • Assist in the creation of both internal and league-wide messaging documents
  • Serve, when necessary, as a secondary spokesperson for the USL Championship.
  • Organize and conduct regular league-wide conference calls.
  • Other duties as assigned, to include involvement with other USL Leagues as needed. Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Sports Management, Journalism or related field required
  • Prior USL club communications experience a strong plus
  • 3-5 years of club communications experience
  • Superior verbal and written communications skills
  • History of strong professional relationship building
  • 2-3 years of media relations experience
  • Strong emotional intelligence and ability to communicate upwards
  • Variety of experience with CRM systems
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects at one time
  • Strong work ethic
  • Ability to work as business needs require which at times may include long days, evenings, weekends, and occasional holidays
  • Must have U.S. work authorization
  • Reference: 614635562

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