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Job listing closed on 20 Mar 2024
7 Mar 2024

Specialist, Partnership Marketing

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

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

Position Overview:

The Club’s Partnership Team is responsible for creating 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 Specialist will provide administrative support to account managers, work cross functionally with marketing, communications, digital, and graphic design to bring partnerships to life.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Execute cross-functional processes between club partnerships team and other departments (to include but not limited to communications, digital, marketing, ticket sales) in order to fulfill partner commitments and elevate club deliverables
  • Provide administrative support to partnership marketing team to include but not limited to:
    • Responsible and oversight of partnership elements including digital, experiential, hospitality, partner events, signage, matchday elements, etc.
    • Design and create mid-season and/or year-end partnership recaps
    • Capture proof of performance
    • Oversight of partner lists and communication
    • Inventory management and oversight of partner merchandise and hospitality
    • Matchday activations and promotions
  • Management of a book of business to include but not limited to:
    • 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 for all contractual assets
    • Build and deepen relationships with all partner accounts to understand their objectives and business needs
    • Accountable for renewal and upsell of assigned accounts
  • Coordinate any sponsor-related projects as assigned by Vice President, Partnership Marketing & Strategy


  • Minimum 2 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)
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferred

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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