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30 Mar 2024

Sports Alliance Program Coordinator

🇺🇸 Cincinnati, OH, USA
Full Time
3+ years exp.

Job Title: Sports Alliance Program Coordinator

Department: Community Relations

Reports to: Senior Director, Community Relations and FCC Foundation

Job Summary:

The Program Coordinator is primarily responsible for oversight, direction, and support of the Sports Alliance Program, which is designed to help curb gun violence affecting youth and young adults in Cincinnati’s under-resourced neighborhoods. The Sports Alliance Program is in partnership with the City of Cincinnati, the Cincinnati Reds, Xavier University, Saturday Hoops, and several other partners with the goal of reducing gun violence in the West End neighborhood of Cincinnati. This is a coordinator role and includes recruiting, training, program coordination, collaboration, and community engagement with all applicable partners, schools, and other organizations. This role will manage additional community programs for FC Cincinnati and FC Cincinnati Foundation as they are launched.

What You’ll Do:

Project Planning & Management:

  • Meet the goals of the Program by working closely with partners, schools, and other organizations to provide a high-quality, successful program that recruits, counsels, and mentors youth and young adults in Cincinnati.
  • Develop a strong, productive relationship with the designated school district(s) where Program and services will be primarily delivered.
  • Manage the establishment of the Program within the local community including the school districts, higher education and other community partners.
  • Lead the Program team: provide supervision, leadership, and training to Program advisors.
  • Lay the groundwork for scaling the Program to other communities outside of the West End.

Participant Relationship Management:

  • Effectively support and communicate with Program participants including onboarding into the program, maintain regular communication with the participants and their guardians, and provide support as necessary to help participants overcome barriers related to the Program.
  • Effectively support and communicate with Program mentors including onboarding into the program, maintain regular communication with Program mentors, and provide support as necessary to help mentors overcome barriers related to the Program.

Partnership Management:

  • Develop strong relationships and act as the main liaison between community partners, schools, and other organizations to facilitate and support the successful implementation of the Program.

Outreach and Advocacy:

  • Seek, recognize, and utilize opportunities to promote the Program through community outreach.
  • Serve as an advocate through communication with sports organizations, governmental partners, and universities, communication with parents, collaboration with schools, and communication and cooperation with outside community outreach programs.
  • Formulate and manage a community outreach plan to educate the local community on the Program and resources available.

What You’ll Need:

  • Experience working with students or young people.
  • Experience with project or program management.
  • Experience with youth development, education, community outreach, or similar experience.
  • Proven success in working with diverse populations (students, parents, volunteers, school staff, and corporate representatives) in a variety of settings, including those from low-income and/or urban backgrounds. Ability to navigate and adapt to different populations based on their needs with professionalism and diplomacy.

What You’ll Bring:

  • Ability to partner with local agencies, schools, and other partner organizations.
  • Experience working in a team environment with a collaborative focus.
  • Strategic thinking and proactive decision making are highly valued.
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience in marketing community outreach programs to targeted populations.
  • Evidence of skills and ability to utilize technology.

Why You’ll Love FCC:

  • Generous paid time off and holiday time
  • Option for one work from home day per week (by department and schedule)
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, 401k plan with company match
  • Short-Term & Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Maternity & Paternity Leave and Family Building Benefit
  • Employee Assistance Program and free subscription to the Calm App
  • Discount off merchandise in the FCC team store
  • Community volunteer opportunities
  • Professional development and Frequent team building opportunities
  • Employee recognition programs and referral programs
  • Opportunity for complimentary staff tickets to home FC Cincinnati matches

About FC Cincinnati

FC Cincinnati is a Major League Soccer team playing at TQL Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio. The club’s diverse ownership group is led by controlling owner Carl H. Lindner III; as well as managing owners Meg Whitman and Dr. Griff Harsh; Scott Farmer; and George Joseph. Founded in 2015 by Lindner and President/Co-CEO Jeff Berding, FCC began play in the United Soccer League (USL) in 2016. The club won the 2018 USL Regular-Season Championship and earned postseason berths in all three of its USL seasons. In 2017, FC Cincinnati also advanced to the semifinals of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, a run that included victories over two MLS squads. FC Cincinnati entered MLS as the 24th team in 2019 and opened the club’s 26,000-seat soccer-specific TQL Stadium in the West End neighborhood in 2021. FCC won the 2023 Supporters’ Shield – the annual award given to the team with the most points in the regular season – and clinched a spot in the 2023 MLS Playoffs for the second straight year. FC Cincinnati is one of Sports Business Journal’s “Best Places to Work in Sports 2023,” named to the Honor List as one of “75 Great Sports Companies to Call Home.”

FC Cincinnati is 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.

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