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The Sporting Relationship Executive (SRE) is the primary representative for Sporting in the Columbia/East region, and based in Kansas City, MO. The SRE is to cultivate and engage fans (Soccer Enthusiasts and Sports Fans) with soccer, Sporting Kansas City and Major League Soccer. The SRE is to build new marketing/sales/business opportunities for Sporting by creating and strengthening relationships with the soccer/sports community in their region. The SRE is to contribute to the company purpose of ‘Creating memories through personalized experiences with our Club.’ Sporting Kansas City is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and equity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all associates. All associates are expected to positively collaborate with individuals of diverse backgrounds. All talented individuals looking for a challenge are encouraged to apply.

Essential Functions

  • Serve as the primary ambassador for Sporting Kansas City in the Columbia, MO, Springfield, MO, Des Moines, IA as well as the rest of Iowa.

  • Strong familiarity and passion for the game of soccer.

  • Cultivate and engage soccer, Sporting Kansas City and Major League Soccer fans.

  • Serve as a primary point of contact for local Sporting supporters groups.

  • Develop relationships with associated local outlets:

    • Soccer/sports lifestyle

    • Retail

    • Youth soccer

    • Local sports sponsors

    • Government/civic organizations

    • Local influencers

    • esports organizations

  • Collaborate with associates with the marketing team to ensure we are all working to elevate the Sporting Kansas City brand.

  • Collaborate very closely with Sporting Kansas City youth soccer, ticketing, retail, communications and corporate partnerships teams.

  • Represent Sporting Kansas City and its related affiliates in a professional manner at all times.

  • Perform other related tasks as assigned.

Matchday Responsibilities

  • Organize and execute regional watch parties.

  • Organize supporters group road trips.

Personal Attributes

  • Strong familiarity and passion for the game of soccer.

  • Self-starter, with the intent to grow their career.

  • Positive attitude.

  • Natural leader.

  • Strong organizational, communications and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to multitask and work efficiently, demonstrating exceptional time management.

  • Ability to maintain a professional demeanor while working with professional athletes.

  • Strong work ethic and solution-oriented thinking in a fast-paced environment.

  • High level of energy and commitment.

  • High level of creativity.

  • Ability to work well with a team.

  • Professional appearance and demeanor.

Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Sports Business, Marketing or Communications.

  • Experience in sales or marketing.

  • Experience in leadership training programs.

  • General familiarity with the assigned geographic region.

  • Proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Calendar.

  • Spanish fluency preferred, but not required.

Physical Abilities

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:

  • Required to sit, stand and walk.

  • Use hands to feel and use objects, tools or controls.

  • Reach with hands and arms.

  • Required to talk and hear consistently.

  • Ability to occasionally lift, carry and/or drag up to fifty (50) pounds, if necessary.

  • Specific vision abilities required by the role include the ability to distinguish the nature of objects by using the eye.

  • Capable of working in various outdoor weather conditions, including exposure to the sun and heat.

  • Associate will be required to travel.

  • Ability to work non-traditional hours and game days, including evenings, weekends and holidays as necessary.