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Administration/General Management: Administrative/Executive Assistant
Club Host - Sporting Kansas City (Kansas City, MO)

POSITION SUMMARY

The Club Host’s primary responsibility is to provide assistance to support Sporting Kansas City’s vision, mission and goals through planned work activity, while additionally providing support to all associates, guests and vendors.  The Club Host creates and disseminates professional and timely communications to all individuals, as well as graciously greets and directs guests, both in person and on the telephone.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Manage all general functions of the office building.
  • Engage service providers, as needed, for various Sporting Kansas City events.
  • Provide general administrative support to all building tenants and associates.
  • Kindly and professionally answer all phone calls, directing calls as appropriate.
  • Act as the contact person for all external entities.
  • Process donation requests for the Victory Project.
  • Sort and distribute mail.
  • Order and maintain office supplies.
  • Order kitchen supplies, drinks, and snacks for the downtown office.
  • Assist the People Leader with office culture initiatives and social event planning.
  • Act as, or schedule someone to act as, a courier service between the office building and Children’s Mercy Park.
  • Direct all visitors to their appropriate destination, recording names and affiliations as necessary.
  • Perform regular building walkthroughs for upkeep needs, managing any issues that need to be addressed.
  • Collaborate with Facilities Teams to ensure the building is operating properly.
  • Report or relay any housekeeping issues to the Facilities Team.
  • Schedule meetings and events for Sporting Kansas City and the office building.
  • Compile weekly meeting and event schedules to distribute to associates and tenants.
  • Give office tours to interested visitors.
  • Represent Sporting Kansas City and its related affiliates in a professional manner at all times.
  • Perform other related tasks as assigned.

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • Strong organizational, communications and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to organize work effectively, conceptualize and prioritize objectives and exercise independent judgment based on an understanding of organizational policies and activities.
  • Excellent customer service and hospitality skills, including proper phone etiquette and communication styles.
  • Friendly, outgoing and welcoming personality.
  • Excel working in a team environment.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment, as well as prioritize essential functions to meet role needs.
  • Strong use of critical and analytical thinking processes with strong attention to detail.
  • Possess decision making skills, as well as the ability to deal with ambiguity.
  • Creative mindset.
  • Passionate about sports, particularly the game of soccer.
  • Professional appearance and demeanor.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Marketing, Hospitality, Event Management, Sports Management or other related field preferred.
  • Experience working in an administrative or customer service role.
  • Strong knowledge or experience in event planning and hosting, as well as office management.
  • Demonstrated strong typing skills and extensive vocabulary.
  • Writing, proofing and editing abilities.
  • Proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Calendar.

PHYSICAL ABILITIES

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:

  • Required to sit for long periods of time, with occasional standing and walking.
  • Use hands to finger, hand or feel objects, tools or controls.
  • Frequent stooping, bending, pulling and pushing.
  • Reach with hands and arms.
  • Required to talk and hear consistently.
  • Ability to occasionally lift, carry and/or drag up to twenty-five (25) pounds if necessary.
  • Specific vision abilities required by the role include the ability to distinguish the nature of objects by using the eye.
  • Ability to work non-traditional hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays as necessary and as needed for occurring events.

GAME DAY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Host the Victory Suite at Children’s Mercy Park.
  • Prepare all Victory Suite credentials and wristband checklist for media, associates and Sporting Kansas City guests.
  • Transport all credential-making equipment to and from the Sporting KC Downtown offices.
  • Distribute credentials and create new ones as needed.
  • Perform any on-call duties necessary to ensure game operation needs are met.
  • Tend to the Victory Suite, Field Club, Shield Club and any other areas of the stadium that require Hosts.

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Do you have access to reliable transportation?

2. Are you able to work non-traditional hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays as necessary?

3. What are you most passionate about?

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Facility Operations/Security: Facility/Venue Management
Facility Specialist - Part Time - Sporting Kansas City (Kansas City, KS)

POSITION SUMMARY

The Part Time Facility Specialist will primarily assist the Engineering staff in the mechanical and general maintenance of all Sporting Kansas City facilities. This individual will help respond to breakdowns, diagnosing faults, repairing equipment, fixtures or fittings to reduce downtime.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Execute basic troubleshooting for power and lighting
  • Address basic plumbing issues with faucets, sinks, urinals, water closets, garbage disposals, dishwashers, showers, water fountains and hot/cold tubs
  • Assist in the preventative maintenance of HVAC systems including split systems, perimeter heat, residential and commercial rooftop units
  • Assist with seasonal cleaning, filter changes, grease & belts
  • Assist with commercial kitchen appliance repair
  • Perform routine maintenance, troubleshooting, problem detection and work on minor building projects
  • Paint, apply drywall and install wall paper, carpeting and tile floor repairs
  • Repair door closures and other hardware in the facility
  • Assist in maintaining a log of repairs and maintenance
  • Help with emergency repairs, including diagnosis and repair execution in a rapid fashion
  • Represent Sporting KC in a professional manner at all times
  • Perform other related tasks as assigned

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • Strong organizational, communications and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to  organize work effectively, conceptualize and prioritize objectives and exercise independent judgment based on an understanding of organizational policies and activities.
  • Exceptional time management
  • Ability to effectively work with others in a team-oriented environment
  • Strong attention to detail and efficiency
  • Effective analytical and problem-solving skills

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Working knowledge of mechanical systems and their functions
  • Good drywall repair and painting skills
  • Experience working in a similar maintenance environment
  • Ability and experience using a variety of tools and procedures to complete maintenance projects
  • Proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Calendar.

PHYSICAL ABILITIES

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:

  • Required to sit, stand and walk.
  • Use hands to finger, hand or feel objects, tools or controls.
  • Frequent stooping, bending, pulling and pushing.
  • Reach with hands and arms.
  • Required to talk and hear consistently.
  • Ability to occasionally lift, carry and/or drag up to [100] pounds if necessary.
  • Specific vision abilities required by the role include the ability to distinguish the nature of objects by using the eye.
  • Capable of working in outdoor weather conditions including exposure to the sun and heat
  • Will be working near moving mechanical parts
  • Will be working in a loud environment

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Do you have access to reliable transportation?

2. Are you able to work non-traditional hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays as necessary?

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Facility Operations/Security: Event Guest Relations
Fan Services Associate - Sporting Kansas City (Kansas City, KS)

POSITION SUMMARY

The Fan Services Associate for Sporting Kansas City assists fans in locating seats during events at Children’s Mercy Park and works to ensure crowd behavior is positive and supports an enjoyable experience for all guests.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Ensure that guests are in the correct part of the stadium.
  • Check tickets to gain access to specific sections.
  • Answer questions and give correct information about the game to guests.
  • Check all credentials and escort privileges to make sure associates and VIPs do not try to access a part of the building they are not supposed to.
  • Act as the first responder to incidents in sections.
  • Ensure that all guests are safe and following Children’s Mercy Park guidelines.
  • Effectively deal with upset fans, away supports, standing room only guests and intoxicated guests.
  • Escalate situations to Team Leads and/or Security as necessary.
  • Represent Sporting Kansas City and its related affiliates in a professional manner at all times.
  • Perform other related tasks as assigned.

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • Strong organizational, communications and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to organize work effectively, conceptualize and prioritize objectives and exercise independent judgment based on an understanding of organizational policies and activities.
  • Friendly, welcoming and professional appearance and demeanor.
  • Excellent customer service skills and public speaking ability.
  • Passion to ensure positive experiences and ability to turn tragic moments into magic moments.
  • Strong attention to detail and precision.
  • Reliable and dependable.
  • Crowd control abilities.
  • Passionate about sports, particularly the game of soccer.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • High School Diploma or G.E.D. Certificate preferred.
  • Must be a minimum of 18 years old.
  • Previous experience working in a public event venue or in a customer service role preferred.
  • Basic technology skills.
  • Reliable transportation.

PHYSICAL ABILITIES

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:

  • Required to stand and walk for extended periods of time.
  • Use hands to finger, hand or feel objects, tools or controls.
  • Frequent stooping, bending, pulling and pushing.
  • Reach with hands and arms.
  • Required to talk and hear consistently.
  • Ability to occasionally lift, carry and/or drag up to twenty-five (25) pounds if necessary.
  • Specific vision abilities required by the role include the ability to distinguish the nature of objects by using the eye, including close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus as necessary.
  • Ability to work in various extreme outdoor weather conditions, including exposure to the sun and heat.
  • Ability to work non-traditional hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays as necessary.

GAME DAY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Sign-up to work games.
  • Clock-in and sign-in.
  • Pick up a game day event sheet.
  • Examine the section for broken seats and items that seem out of place (“white level searches”).
  • Meet with Team Lead to brief about the vent to ensure knowledge of all important things/events that might be happening during the event.
  • Check tickets and oversee the crowd in the section.
  • Perform another white level search post-game for broken seats and items left behind by guests.
  • Return all equipment to the Team Lead at the end of the shift.
  • Sign-out and clock-out

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Do you have access to reliable transportation?

2. Are you able to work non-traditional hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays as necessary?

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Internships: Any Internship
Internship - Event Sales (Fall 2017) - Sporting Kansas City (Kansas City, KS)

POSITION SUMMARY

Sporting Kansas City’s Event Sales Intern will hold a temporary position with the company, with an emphasis on training and gathering practical experience in Event Sales for a professional sports organization.  The Events Intern will gain hands-on experience working with the Events Team, collaborating in an environment full of learning opportunities designed to help all interns evolve their capabilities, challenge their strengths and reach their fullest potential.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Establish new event relationships with local and national clients through cold calling and grassroots marketing.
  • Meet established revenue goals by developing and implementing an event sales strategy that retains existing clients, grows partner related business and closes new business.
  • Project sales and establish sales goals.
  • Maintain and continually improve upon client satisfaction to create client loyalty, as well as deliver a positive and memorable event experience by regularly meeting with clients and potential clients, conducting stadium tours and providing accurate and timely information to clients.
  • Prepare event proposals and direct negotiations.
  • Work in conjunction with Legends Hospitality on all catering needs.
  • Responsible for executing events on site.
  • Oversee marketing and event social media programs that target new and existing business.
  • Represent Sporting Kansas City and its related affiliates in a professional manner at all times.
  • Perform other related tasks as assigned.

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • Strong organizational, communications and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to  organize work effectively, conceptualize and prioritize objectives and exercise independent judgment based on an understanding of organizational policies and activities.
  • Self-motivating personality, eager to succeed and increase revenue.
  • Demonstrate high levels of leadership, confidence and innovation.
  • High stamina and ability to handle pressure.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast paced environment with exceptional time management.
  • Strong networking skills.
  • Enthusiastic, energetic and imaginative.
  • Flexible and able to work in a time environment.
  • Professional appearance, demeanor and approach.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Pursuing an undergraduate degree in Hospitality, Sales, Business, Marketing, Communication or other related field required, with the ability to receive college credit.
  • Previous coursework or desire to learn and understand the application of effective selling strategies and techniques.
  • Prior experience with event production and sales preferred.
  • Experience in a customer service role preferred.
  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer service, including customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for service and evaluating customer satisfaction.
  • Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills.
  • Proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Calendar.

PHYSICAL ABILITIES

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:

  • Required to sit, stand and walk.
  • Use hands to finger, hand or feel objects, tools or controls.
  • Frequent stooping, bending, pulling and pushing.
  • Reach with hands and arms.
  • Required to talk and hear consistently.
  • Ability to occasionally lift, carry and/or drag up to fifty (50) pounds if necessary.
  • Specific vision abilities required by the role include the ability to distinguish the nature of objects by using the eye.
  • May be working near moving mechanical parts.
  • Associate may be required to travel to meet with clients or potential clients.
  • Ability to work non-traditional hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays as necessary.

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Do you have access to reliable transportation?

2. Are you able to work non-traditional hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays as necessary?

3. Are you able to receive college credit for this internship?

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Internships: Any Internship
Internship, Community Relations - Sporting Kansas City (Kansas City, MO)

POSITION SUMMARY

The Sporting Kansas City Community Relations Intern will hold a temporary position within the company, with an emphasis on training and gathering practical experience in sports, philanthropy, marketing and sales.  The Community Relations Intern will gain hands-on experience working with the Community Relations Team, collaborating in an environment full of learning opportunities designed to help all interns evolve their capabilities, challenge their strengths and reach their fullest potential.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Represent Sporting Kansas City, The Victory Project, Sporting Wishes, Children’s Mercy Park and other affiliates and partners in the community.
  • Strengthen the brand with a natural connection to the community.
  • Assist in the fulfillment and distribution of autographed memorabilia and tickets to community groups.
  • Market Sporting Kansas City during events throughout Kansas City and its surrounding communities.
  • Assist with management of The Victory Project social media accounts, ensuring to keep accounts updated with new materials.
  • Assist in the planning and execution of Community Relations and Foundation events and programming.
  • Assist with game day programming, including meet and greets, VIP game day experiences, pregame ceremonies, and in-game activations.
  • Assist with the planning and execution of activities related to the SKC Open.
  • Attend and participate in monthly meetings.
  • Perform essential functions with confidence.
  • Perform other related tasks as assigned.

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • Strong organizational, communications and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to  organize work effectively, conceptualize and prioritize objectives and exercise independent judgment based on an understanding of organizational policies and activities.
  • Charismatic, outgoing and vibrant personality.
  • Knowledgeable and innovative with strong problem solving skills.
  • Team oriented.
  • Ability to perform multifaceted projects in conjunction with daily activities.
  • Professional appearance, demeanor and approach.
  • Strong passion for Sporting Kansas City, the MLS, International Soccer and the Kansas City market.
  • Motivated self-starter.
  • Ability to work well under pressure.
  • Passionate about nonprofit organizations.
  • Strong networking skills.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Pursuing an undergraduate degree in Marketing, Communications, Public Relations or other related field required, with the ability to receive college credit.
  • Prior experience working with nonprofit organizations.
  • Highly involved with college campus organizations and events.
  • Proven leadership abilities and skills.
  • Strong knowledge of the Kansas City market.
  • Social media management experience preferred.
  • Driver’s License and reliable car transportation.
  • Proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Calendar.
  • Must have personal computer and access to the Internet.

PHYSICAL ABILITIES

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:

  • Required to stand and walk for long periods of time.
  • Use hands to finger, hand or feel objects, tools or controls.
  • Frequent stooping, bending, pulling and pushing.
  • Reach with hands and arms.
  • Required to talk and hear consistently.
  • Ability to occasionally lift, carry and/or drag up to fifty (50) pounds if necessary.
  • Specific vision abilities required by the role include the ability to distinguish the nature of objects by using the eye.
  • Will be working in various outdoor weather conditions, including frequent exposure to the sun and heat.
  • Will be required to do light traveling around the Kansas City area.
  • Ability to work non-traditional hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays as necessary.

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. This is an unpaid internship. Are you able to receive college credit for this internship?

2. Do you have access to reliable transportation?

3. Do you have previous experience working independently?

4. Do you have the ability to work evenings, nights, and weekends as necessary?

5. Do you have experience/expertise with social media?

6. Do you have previous experience with non-profits?

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Internships: Any Internship
Internship, Stadium & Event Operations, Fall 2017 - Sporting Kansas City (Kansas City, KS)

POSITION SUMMARY
Sporting Kansas City internships allow college or graduate-level students to hold a temporary position within the organization, with emphasis on training and gathering practical experience in sports operations by doing a wide variety of different tasks assigned by their Team Lead.
The Stadium and Event Operations Intern will gain hands-on experience performing a variety of roles within a fast paced, behind-the-scenes environment, with the chance to have a direct impact on professional soccer in Kansas City. Sporting Kansas City’s collaborative environment full of learning opportunities is designed to help all interns evolve their capabilities, challenge their strengths and reach their fullest potential.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Learn how professional sports venues operate by collaborating with the Operations Team at Children’s Mercy Park with every hosted event, experiencing as many aspects of operations as possible.
  • Assist in the setup and execution of corporate meetings, weddings, holiday parties, special sporting events (i.e.; college football, U.S. Soccer, rugby, soccer clinics, etc.), large and small scale concerts, or any other applicable event.
  • Learn and participate in the organizational philosophy of a Pristine Stadium for all events.
  • Assist in the setup and execution of special, non-stadium events (not at Children’s Mercy Park), such as video shoots, Swope Park Rangers games, corporate meetings at the Lowe & Campbell building, events at the training facility, etc.
  • Perform routine Stadium and Event Operations functions for Sporting Kansas City game days, including, but not limited to, setting up and taking down tables, chairs, pipe and drape, inflatables, bike racks, stanchions, signs and field board signage.
  • Assist with game day presentations and operations such as the National Anthem, Color Guard, Military Family, halftime promotional events, coordinating giveaways, Ball Kid Coordinator, Media Will Call, Walk of Champions, Flag Kids, etc.
  • Assist with the accreditation process.
  • Represent Sporting Kansas City and its related affiliates in a professional manner at all times.
  • Perform other related tasks as assigned.

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • Strong organizational, communications and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to organize work effectively, conceptualize and prioritize objectives and exercise independent judgment based on an understanding of organizational policies and activities.
  • Passionate about professional sports, preferably soccer, and stadium and event operations.
  • Positive attitude.
  • Ability to work both independently and as a part of a team.
  • Strong work ethic.
  • Excellent leadership skills.
  • Dependable.
  • Attentive.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree required.
  • Completion of at least sophomore year at a four-year, accredited college institution or enrolled in an accredited graduate program, as well as provide proof of receiving credit for the internship toward the completion of a degree.
  • Minimum of a 3.0 cumulative G.P.A. based on a 4.0 scale.
  • Interest and experience in competitive sports preferred.
  • Proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Calendar.

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Please describe how you stand apart from your peers in the areas of leadership, confidence and innovation.

2. Yes/No: I have at least 3.0 cumulative GPA (4.0 scale).

3. Yes/No: I will be of junior or senior status or enrolled in a graduate-level program at the time of my internship, and will receive course credits through the internship toward completion of my degree.

4. Yes/No: I am available for home matches and events throughout the internship period.

5. Yes/No: I have access to reliable transportation.

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Retail/Licensing: Retail Merchandising
Retail Experience Specialist - Sporting Kansas City (Kansas City, KS)

POSITION SUMMARY

The Retail Experience Specialist for Sporting Kansas City is responsible for helping create a guest-focused shopping experience.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Create an engaging experience for all customers by immediately greeting guests and confidently relaying product knowledge by demonstrating product features and benefits.
  • Continue to deliver remarkable customer service and invite guests to come back again.
  • Ask open ended questions to connect with guests.
  • Enhance the guest experience through offering additional items that meet the guest’s needs, ultimately driving sales and increasing revenue.
  • Accurately transact with guests.
  • Embody a guest first mindset.
  • Uphold all store policies and procedures.
  • Execute all operational processes effectively.
  • Ensure the store environment is convenient for guests.
  • Maintain the store to meet Sporting Kansas City and Sporting Club brand standards.
  • Demonstrate values and behaviors consistent with the Sporting Kansas City culture.
  • Represent Sporting Kansas City and its related affiliates in a professional manner at all times.
  • Perform other related tasks as assigned.

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • Strong organizational, communications and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to  organize work effectively, conceptualize and prioritize objectives and exercise independent judgment based on an understanding of organizational policies and activities.
  • Friendly and welcoming demeanor.
  • Mannerly.
  • Outgoing personality.
  • Excellent public speaking skills.
  • Fashionable.
  • Demonstrates excellent customer service skills.
  • Passionate about fashion and Sporting Kansas City.
  • Team oriented.
  • Dependable.
  • Professional and stylish appearance.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Prior experience in a retail specialist role, preferably in the sports industry.
  • Demonstrated fashion and style frame of mind.
  • Proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Calendar.

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Future Consideration Notification/Update - MLS Teams (Various Locations, Various Locations)

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