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27 Jun 2024

Manager, Charitable Programs and Operations

🇺🇸 Chester, PA, USA
Full Time
3+ years exp.


Philadelphia was awarded the 16th Major League Soccer franchise in February, 2008 and the team was officially announced as the Philadelphia Union in May, 2009. Owned and operated by Keystone Sports and Entertainment LLC (“KSE”), the group launched the Philadelphia Union's inaugural season in 2010 and opened what is now Subaru Park in June, 2010. Subaru Park is an 18,500 seat, world-class soccer specific stadium that sits beautifully along the Delaware River at the base of the Commodore Barry Bridge and is only 15 miles from downtown Philadelphia.

The club has reached the finals of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup in 2014, 2015 and 2018, and has appeared in the MLS Cup Playoffs in 2011, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020, securing their first showing in the CONCACAF Champions League in 2021. In 2020, the Union were awarded the club’s first Supporters’ Shield after finishing with the best regular season record in MLS. The club hosted the Eastern Conference Final in 2021 and were named the Eastern Conference Champions in 2022. The Philadelphia Union have once again clinched a berth in the 2023 Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League. The 2022 season finished at the MLS Cup against LAFC, in one of the most intense matches in League history!

Philadelphia Union’s culture and brand positioning of Young, Fearless, Challengers differentiates us from others and focuses our vision to be unafraid and defy the ordinary. KSE is relentlessly pursuing excellence both on and off the field and will lead the way, set the standards and share the glory. Our connection to Philadelphia is symbolized in the Club’s crest as the snake, colors, shield, slogan and thirteen stars all represent Philadelphia as the original capital city and its call to action during the American Revolution.


This position is primarily responsible for providing logistical support and comprehensive communications for the Foundation and its charitable efforts in Philadelphia, Chester, and the Delaware Valley.


  • Develop foundation-related correspondence and content for internal staff, board members, corporate and community partners, media, and donors through a variety of mediums including social media, print and digital.
  • Contribute to the foundation’s team efforts and department duties, such as preparation of materials for meetings and presentations.
  • Facilitate the scheduling, monitoring, logging, and analyzing of all internal and external communications.
  • Responsible for generating and maintaining up-to-date content on Philadelphia Union Foundation website and social media channels.


  • Meet fundraising targets in relation to three specific areas: matchday 50/50 raffle; fan membership club; semi-regular season-long silent auctions.
  • Lead the matchday 50/50 raffle including recruitment and management of 50/50 sellers and be the main point of contact for the Foundation’s 50/50 partner.
  • Lead a strategic marketing plan to drive new memberships and manage the operation and logistics of the Foundation Membership Club.
  • Devise and lead a semi-regular season-long program of silent auctions which appeals to Union fans and raises funds for the Foundation.


  • Assist with all aspects of the major fundraising events for the Philadelphia Union Foundation including but not limited to the Legends of Soccer Gala and the Doop Cup Golf Outing.
  • Assist with all aspects of the Foundation’s community events including but not limited to Chester Soccer, the iAM Project Safe Spaces to Play and HeadFirst.

Other duties:

  • Inventory management (i.e., stationary, autographed memorabilia, auction items, t-shirts, and give-away items).
  • Perform research on topics such as foundation best practices, social media trends, and various other focuses.
  • Handle all day-to-day activities of the Philadelphia Union Foundation as assigned.
  • Daily administrative duties; mail, phones, filing, etc.


  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university.
  • Basic level of understanding and experience with regard to non-profit foundation principles, regulations and operations.
  • Prior work experience in at least one foundation setting preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience in handling multi-platformed media campaigns.
  • Excellent communication skills - both written and verbal - with the ability to write clear, concise, and inspiring stories.
  • Strong time management, multi-tasking, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to take initiative.
  • Efficient with computer office programs (Word, Excel, etc.).
  • Must possess U.S. work authorization not requiring sponsorship by the employer.

Work Environment

  • Work is normally performed in a typical office environment; however, staff members will have responsibilities where the employee may be exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time.
  • Hours may include nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • Physical tasks such as lifting up to 50 lbs. may be required.


  • Adhere to the Philadelphia Union Foundation and Philadelphia Union policies and procedures.
  • Positively represent the organization in a professional and appropriate manner.
  • Demonstrate flexible and efficient time management and ability to prioritize workload.
  • Comfortable working in a flexible and dynamic environment requiring problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work as business needs require which may include long days, evenings, weekends, occasional holidays, and travel if/when necessary.


  • Comprehensive benefits package including three medical options, vision and dental coverage, including flexible spending & health savings accounts.
  • Pre-tax and Roth 401k (up to 4% is matched, after 90 days of service).
  • Company-paid life insurance and disability.
  • 9 paid holidays and 20 PTO days annually.
  • Wellness reimbursements including Headspace meditation app.
  • Summer Friday hours.
  • Hybrid office schedule to allow remote work on Mondays and Fridays.
  • 50% merchandise discount.
  • Other league and partner discounts.
  • Complimentary or discounted tickets.
  • 24/7 state-of-the-art Fitness Center and locker rooms.
  • On-site Café with grab-and-go options, salad bar, and grill!

This position requires valid criminal background clearances in the state of PA:

  • PA Child Abuse History Clearance
  • PA State Police Criminal Record Check
  • FBI Criminal Background Check (via fingerprinting)
  • Annual Safe Sport Certification

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.

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