Careers

Professional soccer has been a part of Minnesota for over four decades and Minnesota United is at the forefront of growing the game at all levels. From the first team to the front office to the Development Academy to our work throughout the Twin Cities, the club’s goal remains the same: to inspire and unite our community through the world’s game. We’ll accomplish this through a culture built on accountability, respect, excellence and honesty and by creating a fan experience and connection to the community second to none. In addition to a fast-paced environment with hard-working, collegial, engaged coworkers, we offer generous benefits, a forward-thinking culture, and the opportunity for career growth. When it comes to our employees, we value passion, dedication, diversity, resilience and teamwork.
 
Below are our open positions. Please apply via TeamWork Online unless otherwise specified below - include your resume, cover letter and references.

Full Time Positions

 Director of Culture & Talent Management

The Director of Culture and Talent Management is responsible for executing Minnesota United’s recruiting, training, and retention processes while helping to shape and refine club culture and employee experience strategies and promote diversity and inclusiveness. The person in this role will act as a liaison between employees and individual departments, devise processes and implement systems including tracking and recordkeeping, on-boarding, training, and off-boarding, and ensure positive experiences at every step of the employee journey so that we engage and retain incredible employees. This person will manage the recruitment, training, and retention of our staff at Allianz Field. Applications for this position should be submitted through TeamWork Online.

Responsibilities:

  • Source, recruit and hire employees who share MNUFC’s core values of resiliency, inclusiveness, and dedication, including the 300+ individuals required to staff Allianz Field
  • Enhance MNUFC’s recruitment and selection processes, organize and manage job fairs in conjunction with other Allianz Field vendors, conduct interviews, manage candidate screening and job offer process
  • Champion diversity and inclusion in the recruiting and hiring process
  • Create environment that attracts new employees and demonstrates our dynamic culture
  • Build community relationships to assist in our recruiting efforts
  • Build out applicant tracking and reporting system
  • Align human resources strategy to greater organizational strategy by ensuring the right people are in the right roles
  • Redefine the onboarding experience
  • Lead clear, effective performance management and goal-setting processes
  • Build feedback capacity
  • Collaborate with other departments to create best-in-class training, development, and mentoring process, for both Allianz Field employees and the organization as a whole
  • Identify and implement ongoing training, coaching, and development opportunities for all employees, including an employee mentoring program
  • Create opportunities for our leaders to become better managers and prepare high-potential employees for management roles
  • Assist in the creation and development of a dynamic training and customer service program for Allianz Field employees
  • Facilitate employee assessment and succession planning process
  • Facilitate employee recognition, reward and retention programs to drive performance, recognize success, and improve employee retention rates
  • Lead employee recognition/appreciation efforts
  • Work with community relations department to develop employee activities and partnerships
  • Develop employee off-boarding/exit interview process
  • Solicit feedback from employees
  • Champion team-building initiatives
  • Assist Chief Operating Officer and Legal with compensation and benefits administration, policy and procedure creation and implementation, and ensuring that employment practices are compliant with all applicable laws and regulations

Requirements:

  • 5+ years of HR/talent management experience
  • Proven experience with high-volume recruitment, screening, and hiring processes combined with excellent project management skills
  • Experience in the areas of talent acquisition, diversity and inclusion, employee engagement, employee recognition, and retention
  • Experience cultivating and maintaining a respectful, inclusive work environment where diversity is embraced and developed and where all of our employees have equal opportunity to reach their potential
  • Team player with a positive attitude, self-confidence, professionalism, resourcefulness, integrity, motivation, and a very strong work ethic
  • Skilled at relationship-building with employees across an entire organization
  • Experience designing processes and deploying them across an organization
  • Ability to identify opportunities for human resources-related technical solutions and advise on and implement as needed
  • Ability to both lead and collaborate with others to set direction, drive innovation, and manage change
  • Strong, dynamic public speaking skills; ability to articulate MNUFC’s values, brand, and culture at public-facing events
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, rapid growth environment with agility and flexibility
  • Firm understanding of human resources best practices
  • Outstanding initiative and sufficient organizational acumen to maintain a high-volume workload
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends

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, for credit 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. Applications for this position should be submitted through TeamWork Online.

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain hands-on experience in the marketing, administration, and facilitation of camps
  • Learn about various administrative roles in the MNUFC Academy, including the Development Academy, club partnerships, camps, clinics, events, and tryouts
  • 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)
 Accounting Intern

The Accounting Intern role is a part-time, for credit learning experience. This role is provided to give a college student an in-depth look at how the Accounting department operates within a professional sports organization. You will be given a unique opportunity to see the wide-ranging impact the Accounting department has in supporting the organization. The primary focus of this role is assisting the Senior Accountant and Accounting Coordinator with the day-to-day operations in the department. Applications for this position should be submitted through TeamWork Online.

Responsibilities:

  • Gain understanding of how to update monthly budget templates
  • Produce match summary reports after each match day
  • Assist the department with month-end related activities
  • Gain insight in the transition to a new payroll and banking system
  • Support the department in preparation for the yearly audit
  • Assist with clerical/data entry projects
  • Other duties as assigned by the COO, Senior Accountant, or Accounting Coordinator

Requirements:

  • Pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, or a related field
  • Must be able to receive credit for internship
  • Basic Accounting knowledge
  • Team player with a positive attitude, self-confidence, professionalism, resourcefulness, integrity, motivation, and a very strong work ethic
  • Strong organizational and attention to detail skills
  • Ability to work flexible hours
  • Access to reliable transportation
 Brand Ambassador

The Brand Ambassador role is a part-time position that 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. This role 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
  • Setting 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
  • Available to work up to 20-25 hours per week
  • Ability to work most if not all home matches
  • Ability to work the duration of the season (February - end of season)
  • Ability to work independently and with a team
  • Ability to lift up to 20 pounds
  • 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
 College Ambassador

The College Ambassador Program is your potential first step in building a career in the sports industry. This is a part-time, paid role where your primary responsibility will be developing and implementing a strategy to get your college or university to use Minnesota United FC tickets, while building relationships with local students and businesses. You will receive dedicated training and you will learn techniques to maximize your verbal and written business communication skills. Prospects are targeted through self-driven initiatives via phone calls, emails, and in-person meetings. Our front office is located in Golden Valley, MN, but the majority of your time will be spent out in the Twin Cities community. 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 New Business Development Representative Manager

Requirements:

  • Working towards Bachelor’s degree at local college/university (business, advertising, or marketing major preferred)
  • Interest in building a career in sales or the sports industry
  • 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
 Match Day Staff, Operations

Members of our Match Day Operations Staff will work at all Minnesota United FC home matches during the 2018 season. This part-time position focuses on the preparation and execution of home matches, and creating a positive fan experience. Match 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 General Manager of Allianz Field and Operations Coordinator. Applications for this position should be submitted through TeamWork Online.

Responsibilities:

  • Aid in the execution and organization of match-day set up, experience, and tear down
  • Monitor and manage various stadium amenities and areas during each match
  • 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
  • Create and ensure a positive and engaging experience for all fans
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • Able to work at all of Minnesota United FC home matches.
  • Ability to stand and be active long periods of time
  • Ability to lift at least 20lbs
  • 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
 Ticket Sales Intern

The Ticket Sales Intern position is a part-time, for credit position. The primary focus is assisting and learning from Ticket Sales Managers and Staff relating to the responsibilities listed below. An internship with Minnesota United will allow you to merge a passion for sales and soccer, professional growth, and a unique behind the scenes look into a 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 New Business Development Representative Manager

Requirements:

  • Currently working towards degree, must be able to earn credit through this internship
  • 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
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) a plus
  • Paciolan/Spectra systems experience