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.
 Corporate Sponsorship Sales Manager

The Corporate Sales Manager will develop and maintain strategic corporate relationships with new and existing clients to sell all Minnesota United FC-related assets. These assets include, but are not limited to, game day signage, broadcast integrations, web integrations, community outreach projects and Twin Cities events. Applications for this position should be submitted through TeamWork Online.

Responsibilities:

  • Research and assess local and national market for potential partnership opportunities
  • Formulate business relationships and new clients through cold calling, referrals, networking and site visits
  • Foster client relationships to create a mutually beneficial partnership and generate additional revenue
  • Work closely with other departments and the partnership marketing team to look for additional revenue opportunities for potential and current clients
  • Represent Minnesota United FC in the community and business environment when involved in civic and professional organizations

Requirements:

  • A minimum of 3 years (5 preferred) of experience in a business sales or development role
  • Experience selling advertising, sponsorship, digital and promotional programs
  • Experience generating clients through cold calling
  • Experience developing a marketing/events strategy for clients and executing against that plan
  • Experience in personally developing business in media or sports preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
 Director of Digital Media

The Director of Digital Media is responsible for all digital initiatives such as internet, email, database, APPs, social media and other interactive Digital initiatives. This person will work closely with the appropriate operations, marketing, communications, and sales departments, as he/she drives the development of marketing and team content for distribution via various MNUFC platforms including, but not limited to: mnufc.com, blogs, third-party websites, social media, APPs, etc. This person will supervise the Digital Content Manager, the Social Media Coordinator, and the Marketing Coordinator. This position is located in Golden Valley, MN. Applications for this position should be submitted through TeamWork Online.

Responsibilities:

  • Direct and manage all digital for MNUFC (websites, email communications, social media platforms, and mobile applications)
  • Serve in a leadership role within the department
  • Deliver an integrated digital strategy across a variety of departments: Marketing & Communications, Ticket Sales & Service, Sponsorship, etc.
  • Develop unique digital content and direct strategic digital plans for a variety of organization-wide initiatives (breaking news, ticket sales, MNUFC programs, promotions, events and more)
  • Create fan-engagement initiatives to increase followers and encourage interaction with MNUFC digital assets (mnufc.com, social media platforms and mobile), including customized content, trivia, polls, contests, sweepstakes and more
  • Monitor and track trends in digital content consumption to help make decisions on what content is resonating with users
  • Develop and measure key metrics for large initiatives and develop plans for course correction when needed
  • Create and provide dashboards including benchmark information and recommendations for future initiatives. Utilize metrics to optimize the user experience and increase engagement and reduce drop-off rates
  • Act as key MNUFC liaison to Major League Soccer Digital department
  • Supervise MNUFC Digital Department personnel
  • Develop and manage a yearly editorial calendar of key events, announcements, unique content and various storylines for digital offerings
  • Generate content ideas and organize production of behind-the-scenes videos for mnufc.com, APPs, social media assets and Video on Demand
  • Develop creative campaigns and manage execution for special initiatives
  • Develop creative strategy and manage execution for social media promotions and campaigns (scavenger hunts, in-park social media promotions, etc.)
  • Establish and maintain budgets for digital initiatives, video production, special events relating to social media engagement
  • Monitor effectiveness of all MNUFC digital efforts and track progress by creating and delivering monthly progress reports
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, and a concentration in journalism or English is preferred
  • At least three years of experience working at a digital agency required
  • A minimum of five years of experience directly relevant to above tasks and responsibilities with demonstrated record of accomplishment
  • Solid experience in sports/entertainment or a related industry, such as an ad agency or PR firm is strongly preferred
  • A broad and practical knowledge of writing, editing, proofreading, advertising and digital in addition to professional and sound judgment
  • A proven track record growing an online audience via various forms of content, fan interactivity and engaging promotions
  • Demonstrated success in implementing copywriting skills in a similarly-sized and high profile organization is strongly preferred.
  • Ability to collaborate and work together as a part of a team with all departments within the organization
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Vivid imagination, fluency with language and a talent for persuasion
  • Working knowledge of photography and video camera, including intermediate video editing skills.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including some evenings, weekends, and holidays
 Events and Hospitality Manager

The Events and Hospitality Manager is responsible for ensuring a first class experience for guests in premium seating areas as well as providing an exemplary level of service to Minnesota United FC business partners for all corporate events, travel and other experiential opportunities. This position will have strong focus on club home games at TCF Bank Stadium and other team special events and will expand to other events in the new soccer-specific stadium set to open in the midway area of St Paul. Applications for this position should be submitted through TeamWork Online.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage the service and staffing for suites, loges and clubs for all gamedays and non-gameday events
  • Coordinate all team corporate sponsor hospitality at the stadium, team training facility and other special events
  • Facilitate the upkeep of all premium spaces
  • Coordinate all corporate partner road trips and other hospitality events
  • Manage are corporate sponsor and premium customer gifts and premium giveaways
  • Create new events geared towards the business community that can generate revenue
  • Serve as the liaison for team ownership on gamedays and at all club events
  • Maintain client databases and manage the invitation and RSVP process for events

Requirements:

  • A minimum of 3 years (5 preferred) of experience in an events and/or hospitality role
  • Outstanding work ethic and attention to detail
  • Strong creative skills and vision to add unique personal touches to enhance guest experiences
  • Proven track record of being able to meet and exceed customer’s expectations
  • Ability to work nights and weekends and occasional travel
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Must be able to frequently lift up to 25 lbs and work in work occasionally in an outdoor environment
 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

Part Time Postions

 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 fulfil 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 fulfil 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
 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
 Corporate Partnerships Intern

The Corporate Partnerships Intern will be responsible for assisting the Sponsorship Department in acquisition, activation and recapping partnerships. The position will have a heavy focus on creation of presentations, assisting with special events and gameday partnership execution. This is a part-time, term position from February - November. Applications for this position should be submitted through TeamWork Online.

Responsibilities:

  • Create personalized and creative partnership proposals
  • Execute partner activations on game days and at community and partner events
  • Capture and organize mentions of partners in social media and news clippings
  • Capture and organize gameday photographs of sponsor activation
  • Produce detailed season recaps for all partners using analytic and presentation tools
  • Assist with various aspects of corporate partner hospitality events
  • Perform other duties and projects as assigned

Requirements:

  • Ability to excel in a fast-paced environment while managing multiple priorities
  • Excellent computer and presentation skills
  • Must be self-motivated and willing to take initiative
  • Availability to work on game days, which includes nights and weekends and may include some holidays/holiday weekends
  • Available 3 days a week a total of 20 hours per week in office (not including additional events and game days)
  • Must be able to frequently lift up to 25 lbs and work occasionally in an outdoor environment
  • Ideally a recent college graduate or working toward a Bachelor’s degree
 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
 Hospitality and Partnership Services Representative

The Hospitality and Partnership Services Representative position is part-time, and will handle a variety of gameday roles related to the fulfillment of corporate sponsorships and the enhancement of guest experience for Premium Seating customers. Positions include suites hosts, concierge desk, club and pitchside attendants and promotions assistants. Applications for this position should be submitted through TeamWork Online.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide a high level of service to team partners and guests in premium seating areas at Minnesota United FC home games
  • Answer and assist with guest questions as various locations throughout the stadium
  • Work with team officials and stadium personnel to quickly address and resolve issues that arise
  • Assist with set-up and tear down in assigned areas before and after the game
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • Availability to work on game days, which includes nights and weekends and may include some holidays/holiday weekends
  • Outstanding communication and customer service skills
  • Positive attitude and friendly demeanor
  • Must be professional and reliable
  • Must be able to frequently lift up to 25 lbs and work occasionally in an outdoor environment
 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

The Ticket Operations Intern position is a part-time position, where you must be able to earn college credit. 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