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

 Academy Goalkeeper Coach / Youth Program Assistant

The Goalkeeper Coach is a valuable member of our Academy Coaching staff and works closely with each Head Coach and the Academy Director to oversee and develop goalkeepers for each Development Academy team and Pre-Academy age group. In addition, this individual will also serve as an Academy Coach and Youth Program Assistant as we work to develop and serve all members clubs affiliated with Minnesota United FC Academy. This is a full-time position. Applications for this position should be submitted through TeamWork Online.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develops, plans and implements a comprehensive program of instruction for goalkeepers based on the various stages of development for athletes age 12-19.
  • Works closely with each Head Coach and the Academy Director to deliver a program of on-field coaching and instruction to goalkeepers during training and competition.
  • Work in cooperation with performance coaches to improve physical qualities and deficiencies of goalkeepers. Monitor programs designed to address physical deficiencies identified.
  • Schedule player conferences two times each year to review performance and areas needing improvement. Conferences are player-parent conferences for all players under the age of 18.
  • Serves as an Assistant Coach for a Development Academy team. The determination of the age group team is based on staffing needs and training schedule.
  • Assist the Academy Director to promote and deliver the program of services offered by the MNUFC Club Membership Program.
  • Complete all necessary player reports, training plans, attendance logs, match reports, staff reviews and requests for player information in a timely manner.
  • Conduct yourself as a professional at all times, both on and off the field. Set examples of behavior for coaches and players that are professional and beyond reproach.

Qualifications:

  • Must hold a minimum of a USSF “B” License or on a pathway to obtain a “B” License.
  • Past playing experience at professional or collegiate levels required.
  • Minimum of 5 years of age-related coaching experience is preferred.
  • Good verbal communication skills along with a problem-solving mentality.
  • Understanding of the various stages of development and their impact on young players.
  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university preferred but not required.
  • Previous US Soccer Development Academy experience preferred but not required.
  • Proficient using PC and Microsoft office products and systems.
  • Ability and willingness to work an event driven schedule that includes weekends, evenings and some holidays. Extensive travel is required.
  • The ability to work both independently and in a collaborative teamwork environment where strong organizational, interpersonal, analytical and planning skills are required.
  • Must have own transportation and a valid driver’s license with no record of significant traffic violations.
  • Must successfully pass an individual background check.

Part Time Positions

 Academy Intern

Minnesota United FC has created a hands-on learning experience for students looking to gain an understanding of a MLS Academy. The MNUFC Academy Internship offers unpaid/for credit, part-time positions (20-25 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 Youth Programs Coordinator. 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
  • Experience a variety of camp and clinic opportunities for our Academy program
  • Under supervision from the Academy General Manager, ensure successful set-up and execution of Academy home matches
  • Possible travel to away Academy matches

Requirements:

  • 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)
 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
 Event Lead

The Event Lead is a part-time position. This role 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. The Event Lead will then bring that vision to life by making sure that both you 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:

  • Execute a consistent brand experience by knowing and embodying the MNUFC brand
  • Provide reports on equipment updates and brand ambassador interaction
  • Assist with event preparation and logistics
  • Ensure the MNUFC story is being told energetically and consistently
  • Conduct on-site meetings at activations to information share and ensure preparedness
  • 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
  • Take photos at activations and events, and write post event recaps within 24 hours
  • 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:

  • 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
  • 21 years of age or older
  • Available to work up to 30 hours a week
  • Ability to work most if not all home matches
  • Ability to work the duration of the season (February-end of season)
  • 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
 Inside Sales Representative

The Inside Sales Program is your potential first step of having a career in the sports industry, and the ability to join a culture built around ELITE. This is a part-time, paid position. You’ll receive dedicated sales training throughout the program, and 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. 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 Manager

Requirements:

  • Either working towards Bachelor’s degree at local college/university (business, advertising, or marketing major preferred), or a current graduate looking to get into sports ticket sales
  • 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
 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, while recieving an inside look at the operation of a professional Major League Soccer sales office. 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
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills
  • Must be able to earn credit through your institution
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends