Careers

Soccer is the global game and the fastest growing sport in the country. Minnesota United is at the center of growth of the game in the Twin Cities and Minnesota. Under new ownership and rebranded at the beginning of the 2013 Season, Minnesota United is dedicated to growing professional soccer in the state of Minnesota. Minnesota United plays in Major League Soccer (MLS). Our position as a growing sports franchise creates a unique atmosphere where "start-up" meets pro sports team. In addition to our fast-paced environment with hard-working, collegial, energetic coworkers, we offer generous benefits, a forward-thinking culture, and the opportunity for career growth. We value creativity, dedication, curiosity, diversity, knowledge, and confidence.
 
Below are our open positions. Please apply via TeamWork Online unless otherwise specified below - include your resume, cover letter, and references.

Full Time Positions

 Account Executive

This is a full-time, entry-level position. Your primary focus will be on selling Minnesota United FC season ticket sales packages. You will receive dedicated training and you will learn techniques to maximize your verbal and written business communication skills. Prospects are targeted through new business initiatives and mining our current database via phone calls, emails, and in-person meetings. This position is located in Golden Valley, MN. Applications for this position should be submitted through TeamWork Online.

Responsibilities:

  • Maximize ticket sales and ticket sales revenue through execution of meetings, sales calls, and networking events
  • Exemplify the core characteristics of a strong sales culture, including strong interpersonal skills, prompt and professional follow-through, openness to new ideas and suggestions, and constant enthusiasm toward internal and external contacts
  • Communicate effectively and professionally with all internal and external contacts
  • Support a positive sales culture within the sales team, as well as the entire front office.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Ticket Sales

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in sports administration, business, advertising, or marketing preferred
  • 1-3 years of ticket sales experience in a professional sport or university setting
  • Interest in building a career in sales
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Team player with a positive attitude, self-confidence, professionalism, resourcefulness, integrity, motivation, and a very strong work ethic
  • Sales experience, although not required, is preferred
  • Ability to work flexible hours including evenings, weekends, and holidays
  • Bilingual skills (English and Spanish) a plus
 Bilingual Account Executive

The Bilingual Account Executive position is full time, where the primary focus is on selling Minnesota United FC season ticket and group sales packages. You will receive dedicated training and you will learn techniques to maximize your verbal and written business communication skills. Prospects are targeted through new business initiatives and mining our current database via phone calls, emails, and in-person meetings. This position is located in Golden Valley, MN. Applications for this position should be submitted through TeamWork Online.

Responsibilities:

  • Maximize ticket sales and ticket sales revenue through execution of meetings, sales calls, and networking events.
  • Target businesses to share information about our brand.
  • Exemplify the core characteristics of a strong sales culture, e.g. strong interpersonal skills, prompt and professional follow-through, openness to new ideas and suggestions, as well as exhibiting constant enthusiasm toward internal and external contacts.
  • Communicate effectively and professionally with all internal and external contacts.
  • Support a positive sales culture within the sales team, as well as the entire front office.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Ticket Sales.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in sports administration, business, advertising, or marketing preferred.
  • 1-3 years of ticket sales experience in a professional sport or university setting.
  • Interest in building a career in sales.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills.
  • Team player with a positive attitude, self-confidence, professionalism, resourcefulness, integrity, motivation, and a very strong work ethic.
  • Sales experience, although not required, is preferred.
  • Ability to work flexible hours including, but not limited to, evenings, weekends, and holidays.
  • Fluently bilingual in English and Spanish, or another language.
 Executive Assistant

The Executive Assistant is a full-time position, where the primary focus is assisting and supporting executive-level leadership. This person will be responsible for handling a wide variety of administrative tasks in order to ensure that senior management is operating efficiently and effectively. Applications for this position should be submitted through TeamWork Online.

Responsibilities:

  • Schedule appointments and effectively manage executive calendars
  • Manage marketing and communications calendar
  • Serve as liaison to VIPs at Minnesota United events and home games
  • Coordinate travel and related accommodations for executives and business guests
  • Draft written email responses and handle phone calls with a high level of attention to detail
  • Draft routine correspondence
  • Organize, update, and maintain files and assist in general office organization
  • Maintain a high level of confidentiality relating to the company and employees
  • Facilitate department activities and communications
  • Assist with special projects or other duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Prior administrative experience in a professional environment
  • Excellent organizational skills with a high level of attention to detail
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to work efficiently in a high energy, fast paced environment
  • Team player with a positive attitude, self-confidence, professionalism, resourcefulness, integrity, motivation, and a very strong work ethic
  • Ability to handle confidential information and projects with professionalism and discretion
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Must be able to work flexible hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays (including game days)
 Group Sales Manager

The Group Sales Manager position oversees all facets of the development and execution of group sales. This position requires a highly organized, passionate, hard-working, dedicated leader to maximize revenue through the sale of group tickets. This is a management position that hires, trains, and supervises sales representatives. Applications for this position should be submitted through TeamWork Online.

Responsibilities:

  • Meet and exceed weekly and monthly department sales goals
  • Daily management of group sales representatives
  • Recruit, interview, and hire sales members
  • Development of group sales team by facilitating on the job training and coaching
  • Conduct performance reviews for group sales team
  • Research and implement plans to generate group sales opportunities
  • Meet face to face with prospects and existing clients
  • Maintain and organize weekly sales updates for Director of Ticket Sales
  • Develop personal initiatives to contribute to overall group sales production

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university in related field
  • Minimum of 3 years ticket sales experience in sports
  • Previous experience and success in selling group tickets
  • Ability to train, coach, and motivate ticket sales representatives
 New Business Development Representative

This is a full-time, entry-level position. Your primary focus will be on selling Minnesota United FC season ticket, group packages and hospitality offerings. You will receive dedicated training and you will learn techniques to maximize your verbal and written business communication skills. Prospects are targeted through new business initiatives, networking events and mining our current database via phone calls, emails, and in-person meetings. This position is located in Golden Valley, MN. Applications for this position should be submitted through TeamWork Online.

Responsibilities:

  • Maximize ticket sales and ticket sales revenue through execution of meetings, sales calls, and networking events
  • Prospecting through web research and personal networks
  • Target businesses to share information about our brand
  • Exemplify the core characteristics of a strong sales culture, including strong interpersonal skills, prompt and professional follow-through, openness to new ideas and suggestions, and constant enthusiasm toward internal and external contacts
  • Communicate effectively and professionally with all internal and external contacts
  • Support a positive sales culture within the sales team, as well as the entire front office.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Senior Director of Ticket Sales

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in sports administration, business, advertising, or marketing preferred
  • Interest in building a career in sales
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Team player with a positive attitude, self-confidence, professionalism, resourcefulness, integrity, motivation, and a very strong work ethic
  • Sales experience, although not required, is preferred
  • Ability to work flexible hours including evenings, weekends, and holidays
  • Bilingual skills a plus
 Marketing Director

We are looking for a person who lives and breathes creativity, and who loves generating ideas and concepts for everything from big, original platforms to smaller social media tactics. Our ideal candidate thinks globally and focuses locally, and is passionate about growing and protecting the MNUFC brand. We’d like someone with a strong integrated agency type background that includes events, media planning, creative, digital, social, experiential, B2B and B2C. The position reports to the Senior Vice President, Marketing & Communications. This position is located in Golden Valley, MN. Applications for this position should be submitted through TeamWork Online.

Responsibilities:

  • Directs the planning and execution of MNUFC advertising campaigns, including media planning and creative to drive ticket sales and brand growth
  • Develop creative narratives (design, messaging, voice, content, advertising & promotions execution) that bring these experiences to life across linear and digital channels – in collaboration with ticket sales, production, sponsorship/premium seating, digital, community relations, production and PR teams, as well as agencies
  • Ensure the brand messaging and creative direction is embraced in all communications (internal/external) and customer experiences
  • Develops and maintains relationships with media partners to place media, track advertising, and execute promotions
  • Manages fulfillment of trade and promotional agreements as needed
  • Manages the internal creative requests to projects in a timely manner
  • Mangers all internal media assets, including in-stadium, MNUFC.COM, emails, social media, TV/radio broadcasts, etc. to drive revenue and growth of programs
  • Works closely with digital, production and communications to ensure a holistic approach to all marketing messaging and ad campaigns
  • Manages and fulfill “added-value” contests and promotions
  • Maintains the updated promotional calendar; assist with the planning and execution of all theme nights, fan giveaway ideation & ordering
  • Other tasks as assigned by manager

Required / Mandatory

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in marketing and communications
  • 5+ years of hands-on experience in a multichannel consumer marketing role and creative management, with proven success in promotions, brand communication, media planning and analytics and content marketing (organic and paid)
  • Strong communication and influencing skills
  • Project Management
  • Creative Team Management
  • Team player

Preferred

  • Brand management experience
  • Design experience

Part Time Positions

 Academy Intern

Minnesota United FC has created a hands-on learning experience for students and recent graduates looking to gain an understanding of a MLS Academy. The MNUFC Academy Internship offers unpaid, part-time positions (15-20 hours per week) in various facets of the Academy. This role provides a unique educational experience and a behind-the-scenes look into various elements associated with the Academy program. The participants will be supervised by the Academy General Manager and Director of Camps & Youth Programs. Applications for this position should be submitted through TeamWork Online.

Responsibilities:

  • Learn about various administrative roles in the MNUFC Academy, including the Development Academy, club partnerships, camps, clinics, events, and tryouts
  • Gain hands-on experience in the marketing, administration, and facilitation of camps
  • Learn about and participate in MNUFC Academy communications, including its website content creation and social media presence
  • Under supervision from the Academy General Manager, ensure successful set-up and execution of Academy home matches
  • Possible travel to away Academy matches

Requirements:

  • Recent graduate or current student working towards an undergraduate or graduate degree with an emphasis in a related field
  • Interest and experience in competitive sports environment, soccer preferred
  • Previous experience in event management is preferred
  • Strong work-ethic and proactive attitude are essential
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
 Box Office Associate

The Box Office Associate is a part-time position, where the primary focus is assisting and servicing guests with the purchasing of match tickets. This position will be responsible for handling all ticketing related transactions in the box office at Minnesota United FC home games located at TCF Bank Stadium. We are looking for outgoing, reliable, and professional individuals to fulfill our box office needs. Applications for this position should be submitted through TeamWork Online.

Responsibilities:

  • Process ticket sales at box office at home matches
  • Interact with guests with outstanding customer service and enthusiasm, able to handle and resolve any ticketing related issues
  • Distribute will call tickets
  • Demonstrate and communicate knowledge of pricing, promotions, and stadium policies
  • Handle cash and credit card transactions, able to process basic math

Requirements:

  • High school diploma required
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Team player with a positive attitude, self-confidence, professionalism, resourcefulness, integrity, motivation, and a very strong work ethic
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends
  • Customer service experience preferred
  • Prior box office experience preferred
 Box Office Supervisor

The Box Office Supervisor is a part-time position, where the primary focus is assisting and servicing guests with the purchasing of match tickets, while serving as a lead for Box Office Associates. This position will be responsible for handling all ticketing related transactions and issues in the box office at Minnesota United FC home games located at TCF Bank Stadium. We are looking for outgoing, reliable, and professional individuals to fulfill our box office needs. Applications for this position should be submitted through TeamWork Online.

Responsibilities:

  • Process ticket sales at box office at home matches
  • Interact with guests with outstanding customer service and enthusiasm, able to handle and resolve any ticketing related issues
  • Serve as a lead for box office associates
  • Demonstrate and communicate knowledge of pricing, promotions, and stadium policies
  • Handle cash and credit card transactions, able to process basic math

Requirements:

  • Must have three years of box office experience
  • High school diploma required
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Team player with a positive attitude, self-confidence, professionalism, resourcefulness, integrity, motivation, and a very strong work ethic
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends
 Brand Ambassador

Brand Ambassadors will act as the highly energetic and engaging faces of MNUFC. Brand Ambassadors will learn the MNUFC personality, the stories our brand is telling, and the way we as a club are currently telling the story. Brand Ambassadors will then bring that vision to life through consistent messaging and interactions with people through conversation and experiences. As a Brand Ambassador, you will receive a behind-the-scenes look at how to execute large and small events as well as how to engage with fans and people in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area to continue to grow a fan base. Applications for this position should be submitted through TeamWork Online.

Responsibilities:

  • Execute a consistent brand experience by knowing and embodying the MNUFC brand - Tell our story in a consistent and energetic fashion
  • Generate excitement through in-person conversations with fans at events and activations
  • Set up activation footprints the MNUFC way
  • Tear down with effectiveness and organization in mind
  • Write post-event recaps within 24 hours following an activation
  • Act as an energetic, highly engaging extension of the MNUFC brand at events and activations
  • Participate in fan engagement at home games
  • Assist with general needs including inventory, organization, and data entry

Requirements:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Access to reliable transportation (not all locations are accessible via public transit)
  • Flexible schedule – most events will be in the evenings during the week and on the weekends
  • Outstanding communication skills including in-person and email
  • An outgoing and energetic personality with ability to maintain a conversation with strangers
  • Focused on attention to detail, taking initiative, and creating a positive working environment
  • Preferred: Bilingual in English and Spanish, Somali, Oromo, Arabic, Korean, Vietnamese, Karen, or Hmong
 College Ambassador

The College Ambassador is a part-time position. Your primary responsibility will be developing a strategy to get your college or university to use Minnesota United FC tickets, while building relationships with local universities and students. You will receive dedicated training and you will learn techniques to maximize your verbal and written business communication skills. Prospects are targeted through new business initiatives and mining our current database via phone calls, emails, and in-person meetings. This position is located in Golden Valley, MN, where you will spend 50% in the office, and 50% in the field. Applications for this position should be submitted through TeamWork Online.

Responsibilities:

  • Maximize ticket sales and ticket sales revenue through execution of meetings, sales calls, and networking events.
  • Exemplify the core characteristics of a strong sales culture, e.g. strong interpersonal skills, prompt and professional follow-through, openness to new ideas and suggestions, as well as exhibiting constant enthusiasm toward internal and external contacts.
  • Communicate effectively and professionally with all internal and external contacts.
  • Support a positive sales culture within the sales team, as well as the entire front office.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Ticket Sales.

Requirements:

  • Working towards Bachelor’s degree at local college/university (business, advertising, or marketing major preferred)
  • Interest in building a career in sales
  • Sales experience, although not required, is preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Must have reliable transportation
  • Team player with a positive attitude, self-confidence, professionalism, resourcefulness, integrity, motivation, and a very strong work ethic
  • Ability to work flexible hours including evenings, weekends, and holidays
  • Bilingual skills (English and Spanish) a plus
 Cultural Liaison

The Cultural Liaison is a part-time position, where the primary focus is prospecting new clients for the purpose of creating ticket sales and marketing opportunities, as well as promoting brand awareness and building positive relationships between Minnesota United and diverse communities. This position will be responsible for assisting the Ticket Sales and Communications/Marketing department. You will receive dedicated training and you will learn techniques to maximize your verbal and written business communication skills. This position is located in Golden Valley, MN.Applications for this position should be submitted through TeamWork Online.

Responsibilities:

  • Prospecting new clients to drive ticket sales, marketing opportunities, and brand awareness
  • Assist with community engagement efforts and building/maintaining community relationships
  • Participate in fan interaction at games, including tailgate parties, as well as pre-game, halftime, and post-game promotions
  • Assist with sales tasks, events, and marketing activities as assigned
  • Other duties assigned by Senior Director of Ticket Sales and Senior Vice President of Communications and Marketing

Requirements:

  • Knowledge of and experience working with diverse communities
  • Fluently bilingual in English and Hmong, or Oromo, Somali
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work with a variety of cultures, perspectives, and backgrounds
  • Reliable transportation
  • Ability to work well in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment
  • Focused on attention to detail, taking initiative, and creating a positive working environment
  • Ability to work flexible hours including, but not limited to, evenings, weekends, and holidays
 Event Lead

Event leads will be responsible for providing consistency and continuity throughout all events so that no matter who, what, why, or where the event or activation is, the MNUFC brand and story we are telling remains clear. Event leads will then bring that vision to life through making sure that both yourself and brand ambassadors are consistent on messaging and interactions with people through conversation and experiences. As an event lead, you will receive a behind-the-scenes look at how to execute large and small events as well as how to engage with fans and people in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area to continue to grow a fan base.Applications for this position should be submitted through TeamWork Online.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide reports on equipment updates and brand ambassador interaction
  • Assist with pre and post event preparation and logistics
  • Execute a consistent brand experience by knowing and embodying the MNUFC brand
  • Ensure the MNUFC story is being told energetically and consistently
  • Conduct on-site meetings at activations to information share and ensure preparedness
  • Take photos at activations and events to send to the social media manager
  • Serve as on-site point of contact for questions and guidance
  • Generate excitement through in-person conversations with fans at events and activations
  • Lead the set up and tear down at activations in an effective and organized fashion
  • Write post event recaps within 24 hours following an activation
  • Act as an energetic, highly engaging extension of the MNUFC brand at events and activations
  • Participate in fan engagement at home games
  • Assist with general needs including inventory, organization, and data entry

Requirements:

  • 21 years of age or older
  • 2+ years street team, brand ambassador, activation, or comparable experience
  • Ability to manage an activation and the staff working the activation
  • Access to reliable transportation (not all locations are accessible via public transit)
  • Flexible schedule – most events will be in the evenings during the week and on the weekends
  • Outstanding communication skills including in-person and email
  • An outgoing and energetic personality with ability to maintain a conversation with strangers
  • Focused on attention to detail, taking initiative, and creating a positive working environment
 Game Day Staff

Members of our Game Day Staff will work at all Minnesota United FC home matches during the 2017 season. This part-time position focuses on the preparation and execution of home matches, and creating a positive fan experience. Game Day Staff will benefit from an in-depth look behind the scenes of a professional sporting event, and will have the opportunity to work with professionals from a wide range of departments and levels. There are exciting opportunities for those who work hard and prove themselves to take on additional responsibilities and duties. You will report to and serve as a liaison for the Game Day Manager and Operations Coordinator. Applications for this position should be submitted through TeamWork Online.

Responsibilities:

  • Aid in the execution and organization of game set up, experience, and tear down
  • Monitor and manage various stadium amenities and areas during each game
  • Oversee and assist gate entry and ticket taking process
  • Operate guest services booth to handle guest inquiries, requests, and complaints
  • Serve as liaison for various departments
  • Be assertive and friendly to any and all fans in attendance
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • Able to work at all of Minnesota United FC’s home games.
  • Ability to stand and be active long periods of time
  • Ability to lift at least 20 lbs
  • Ability to interact with customers in a personable and outgoing manner
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work well in a fast paced, team oriented environment
  • Able to take initiative and create a positive environment
  • All applicants must be 18 years of age or older
 Junior Coach

The Junior Coach will help run the Minnesota United FC Camps and training sessions around the Twin Cities metro.  This flexible, part time, seasonal position reports to the Lead Coach at each camp and training session, as well as the Director of Camps & Youth Development.  Applications for this position should be submitted through TeamWork Online.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Lead Coach in coaching camp and training session attendees as age-appropriate.
  • Run drills and scrimmages.
  • Ensure skills are learned while having fun.
  • Give individual player feedback and advice.

Requirements:

  • 18 years of age or older with access to reliable transportation (not all locations are accessible via public transit).
  • Ability to work with ages 3-14.
  • Playing experience (high school and above).
  • Able to work evenings and weekends.
  • Valid driver's license.
  • Able to pass a background check.
  • Ability to speak clear English.
  • Playing experience (college or professional) preferred.
 Lead Coach

The Lead Coach will help run the Minnesota United FC Camps and training sessions around the Twin Cities metro.  This flexible, part time, seasonal position reports to the Director of Camps & Youth Development.  Applications for this position should be submitted through TeamWork Online.

Responsibilities:

  • Coach camp and training session attendees as age-appropriate.
  • Run drills and scrimmages.
  • Ensure skills are learned while having fun.
  • Give individual player feedback and advice.
  • Assist Director of Camps & Youth Development with curriculum development.

Requirements:

  • 21 years of age or older with access to reliable transportation (not all locations are accessible via public transit).
  • USSF D license or NSCAA equivalent.
  • Ability to work with all ages and skill levels.
  • Playing experience (college or professional).
  • Able to work evenings and weekends.
  • Valid driver's license.
  • Able to pass a background check.
  • Ability to speak clear English.
  • USSF C license or NSCAA equivalent preferred.
  • Professional playing experience preferred.
 Ticket Operations Intern

Minnesota Untied FC is looking for a summer Ticket Operations Intern. This position is an unpaid, part-time, for credit role. The primary focus is assisting the Ticket Operations Manager with growing and cleaning the sales database, creating/editing reports, and assisting in the box office on game days. This position is highly analytical and technology-based, but requires business development sense and an entrepreneurial spirit as well. Applications for this position should be submitted through TeamWork Online.

Responsibilities:

  • Create and maintain patron records in CRM system
  • Assist with managing the sales database
  • Enter data captured from events, contests, and games into the system
  • Develop new leads and enter them into the system
  • Organize, set up, troubleshoot and tear down the box office area and equipment to be ready for game day needs
  • On game days, assist in the box office, answer questions for patrons, and run the ticketing system
  • Create and analyze complex sales reports for use by upper management

Requirements:

  • Technological aptitude; the ability to troubleshoot complex systems and solve reporting problems
  • Team player with a positive attitude, self-confidence, professionalism, resourcefulness, integrity, motivation, and a very strong work ethic
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Very strong Microsoft Excel skills
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends
  • Must be able to earn credit through your institution
 Ticket Sales Intern

The Ticket Sales Intern position is a part-time, unpaid, for credit position. The primary focus is assisting the ticket sales and service managers and staff. A career with Minnesota United will allow you to merge a passion for sales and soccer, professional growth, and a unique career in professional sports. Applications for this position should be submitted through TeamWork Online.

Responsibilities:

  • Create and maintain patron records in CRM system
  • Assist with managing the sales database
  • Support a positive sales culture within the sales team, as well as the entire front office
  • Communicate effectively and professionally with all internal and external contacts
  • Enter data captured from events, contests, and games into the system
  • Develop new leads and enter them into the system
  • Other duties as assigned by Senior Director of Ticket Sales

Requirements:

  • Technological aptitude; the ability to troubleshoot complex systems and solve reporting problems
  • Team player with a positive attitude, self-confidence, professionalism, resourcefulness, integrity, motivation, and a very strong work ethic
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Very strong Microsoft Excel skills
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends