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Job listing closed on 20 Mar 2024
7 Mar 2024

Director, Partnership Marketing

🇺🇸 Chicago, IL, USA
Full Time
8+ years exp.

Chicago Fire Football Club is a Major League Soccer team that was founded in 1997. The Club returned to Soldier Field as well as opened a new 50,000 square foot business office in the heart of the city. With tremendous growth and expansion, the Club is laying the foundation for an ambitious vision that will transform the Club in the coming years.

Position Overview:

The Club’s Partnership Team is responsible for creating and driving comprehensive soccer marketing platforms to reach the objectives and drive ROI for corporate partners. The Partnership Marketing team is responsible for deepening relationships with current partners, activating all contractual elements, and renewing and upselling partners. The Director will manage relationships with local and national brands who are corporate partners of the Chicago Fire FC.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Oversee comprehensive book of business including top partners of the Club
  • Collaborate with executive team to understand goals and objectives of partner business
  • Establish key performance indicators (KPIs) for partner initiatives and regularly evaluate the success of campaigns to make data-driven recommendations for improvement
  • Develop and manage budgets for partners activations, ensuring cost-effectiveness and maximum ROI
  • Negotiate renewal/upsell contracts and agreements with partners, ensuring mutual beneficial outcomes
  • Meet partner objectives and deliver superior results through the execution of partner contractual elements
  • Lead day-to-day client communication, outline and secure deliverables, execute agreement details
  • Build and deepen relationships with partner accounts and regularly identify and pursue opportunities that deliver mutual growth for the partner and the Fire organization
  • Strategize, develop and manage details on departmental projects to execute partner elements
  • Work closely with internal departments to develop and implement successful activations to ensure corporate partner goals and objectives are achieved
  • Manage any sponsor-related projects as assigned by Vice President, Partnership Marketing & Strategy


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum 8 years relevant work, industry and partnership experience
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Willingness to learn in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including but not limited to evenings, weekends and holidays
  • Strong computer proficiency – MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint)

Please note:

  • Chicago Fire FC is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion. Our diversity initiatives start with the recruitment and selection process; therefore, we’d like to welcome all diverse candidates to apply to opportunities within our Club.
  • CFFC is committed to providing equal employment opportunity and maintaining a workplace for employees and applicants for employment that is free from discrimination. The Company does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, citizenship, age, veteran or military status, disability, sexual orientation, sexual orientation or expression, marital status or any other characteristic protected by law. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including hiring, promotion, compensation, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training.
    • If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, please contact the Human Resources Department at [email protected] to let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

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