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Internships: Any Internship
Academy Operations Internship - D.C. United (Washington, DC)

Academy Operations Internship

The Academy Operations Internship  is a part time, seasonal position, working all D.C. United Academy matches during the U.S. Soccer Developmental Academy Season. 
            The Event Operations staff will work closely with the Academy Director, Academy Manager and Coordinator in the logistical set-up and tear down of academy matches.  Candidates must be available to work flexible hours including evenings, weeekends, and holidays.  The U.S. Soccer Developmental Academy Spring season runs from  February  – June candidates must able to commit to the Fall Season for at least 90% of games.  All D.C. United internships are unpaid.

Specific tasks will include

  • Set-up break down for all Academy home matches

  • Attend Friday training sessions  to help prepare jerseys, vans, matchday items

  • Coordinate with full time staff members to ensure successful event set-up and execution

  • Adhere to a strict event timeline for matchday

  • Consistent season-long commitment is mandatory

  • Possible travel to away Academy matches

Skills

  • Previous experience in event management is ideal and a strong leadership background is a plus

  • Candidates should be very comfrotable performing physical labor activities

  • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment

  • Strong work-ethic and proactive attitude are essential

  • Ability to life 40+lbs without strain

  • Comfortable being active, and walking for long durations 

Candidates should possess a strong professional attitude, and be extremely detial oriented.  Prior event management is a plus. Applicants should be working towards an undergraduate or graduate degree with an emphasis in sports business, management, etc. Candidates receiving credit for participating in our internship program are strongly preferred. All candidates must have a valid driver’s license and complete a background check.
 

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Finance: Controller/Director of Finance
Controller - D.C. United (Washington, DC)

POSITION SUMMARY:
 

The Controller will lead the financial planning and analysis process and will coordinate the Company's annual audits, budgeting process, operating plan variance analysis and special projects.  They will provide special financial consulting and strategic support to senior management including financial analysis, industry comparison and other projects requested by senior management.  Provide leadership and coordination of company financial planning, debt financing, and budget management functions.  Ensure that the D.C. United accounting procedures conform to generally accepted accounting principles.  The Controller reports directly to the President of Business of D.C. United.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  •  Manage monthly financial statement preparation and reporting including coordination of monthly close process

  • Manage MLS and other required annual and periodic financial audits and reports

  • Read and comprehend, Design/Build contract and subcontractor agreements to extract pertinent accounting information for Stadco and TeamCo bank draws, payapps, worksheets, and file set­up.

  • Establishing and managing appropriate corporate controls

  • Serve as point person for year-end financial audit process

  • Manage the club's relationship with ownership groups on monthly financial, cash flow, tax and audit reporting

  • Manage the accounts payable for the club

  • Support the clubs' relationship with the Major League Soccer Finance department

  • Prepare financial statements and supporting schedules according to monthly close schedule.

  • Analysis of financial data that reflects actual financial performance against approved budgets

  • Effectively communicate financial analyses and results to management

  • Communicate with department heads on financial results and projections

  • Manage the creation of annual budget

  • Manage the review of ticketing transactions and preparation of monthly close

  • Manage the travel and entertainment expense program

  • Financial reporting (cloud based, key indicators)

  • Manage financial modeling and cash flow projections

    SUPPORTIVE FUNCTIONS:

    In addition to performance of the essential functions, this position may be required to perform a combination of the following supportive functions, with the percentage of time performing each function to be solely determined by the supervisor based upon the particular requirements of the company.

  • Assist President in managing cast flow, insurance programs and tax compliance
  • Complete other projects as assigned

 

 

 

SUCCESS FACTORS/JOB COMPETENCIES:

  • Working knowledge of benefits and payroll administration

  • High proficiency in decision making, analysis and entrepreneurial strategic thinking

  • Demonstrate ability to be a value-added business partner with senior executives

  • Strong Excel skills and Windows-based accounting system knowledge

  • Proven track record of leading high performance teams

  • Excellent understanding and demonstrated success in building, motivating and leading teams

  • Strong personnel management, communication, time management and organizational skills

  • Proven ability to multi-task and manage projects on strict deadlines

  • Superior written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong ability to work well in a collaborative, team environment

  • Knowledge of financial planning and analysis, finance, accounting, budgeting and cost control principles including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles

  • Ability to use judgment and professional skills in determining appropriate procedures for preparation of accounting records

  •  Knowledge of financial and accounting software applications

  • Ability to analyze financial data and prepare financial reports, statements and projections

  • Strong skills in building relationships across departments with a customer service oriented approach

  • Ability to concurrently perform multiple assignments

  • Highly detail oriented and organized in work

  • Must be able to maintain confidential information

  • Excellent communication skills and commitment to provide outstanding customer service

  • Exceptional computer skills (advanced Excel skills) and business writing skills

  • Ability to coach and supervise others

  • Flexibility in high paced professional sports environment

     

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance

  • 8 to 10 years accounting experience with 5+ years experience at the manager level of an accounting department

  • Preferred experience with professional sports accounting and operations

  • Must have current experience in managing cash flow and distributions on a construction project in excess of $100MM

  •  Must have experience in managing a disbursement payment schedule with a bank lender

  • Experience with treasury accounting preferred

  • Microsoft Dynamics SL experience a plus

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:

     

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, otherwise note that we have normal working conditions with the absence of disagreeable elements.

 

  • Must be able to use a computer

  • Must be able to write, type and use phone system

PERFORMANCE STANDARDS:

 

  • Annual performance appraisal will be conducted at the conclusion of the calendar year

  • Supervisor and Employee will establish annual goals

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

1. Are you authorized to work lawfully in the United States for D.C. United?

2. Will you now or in the future require [insert company name] to commence (“sponsor”) an immigration case in order to employ you (for example, H-1B or other employment-based immigration case)? This is sometimes called “sponsorship” for an employment-based visa status?

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Internships: Player Operations
Performance Analysis Intern - D.C. United (Washington, DC)

Performance Analysis Intern, 1st Team– D.C. United

Department: Soccer Operations

Reports to: Director of Soccer Strategy and Analysis

Background: Reporting to the Director of Soccer Strategy, this voluntary opportunity will give the right candidate a fantastic opportunity to gain invaluable experience within a professional environment,providing essential transferable skills within a competitive industry.

Position Summary:The Performance Analysis Intern is responsible for the coordination of video capture and delivery services within the Soccer Operations Department. The role includes videotaping of training/games, preparing pre and post-matchhighlights for upcoming opponents,as well as assisting in research into the ongoing advancement of video analysis techniques and processes. The Performance Analysis Intern will report to the Director of Soccer Strategy.

 Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assists in preparation and databasingof all training sessions and games as requested by coaching staff.
  • Coordinates the filming of all training sessions for breakdown and analysis.
  • Edits training and game film for player and coach feedback.
  • Maintains video library, equipment and supplies. Performs routine maintenance as needed.
  • Working in collaboration with other performance staff in centralizing all performance data and creating daily reports.
  • Researches new technology and process enhancements, as appropriate.

Qualifications:

  • Background in video production, broadcast, film or related field preferred.
  • Ability to usesports specific video editing/analysis software such as Sportscode/Match Analysis
  • Understanding of Soccer desirable
  • Strong work ethic and attention to detail in a fast paced environment
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

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Finance: Accounting/Finance other
Staff Accountant - D.C. United (Washington, DC)

POSITION SUMMARY:
 

D.C. United is looking for a staff accountant to assist the Controller in the daily finance activities of the organization. The organization will hire an energetic, self-motivated, detail-oriented individual to assist in a myriad of accounting activities including accounts payable maintenance, invoicing, journal entry postings, as well as assisting in the monthly closings and financial statement preparation. The individual will also work closely with other departments to make sure the finance department is a resource in the successful management of the organization as a whole.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Accounts payable entry and maintenance

  • Invoicing and accounts receivable monitoring

  • Prepare monthly cash account reconciliations

  • Prepare and post monthly journal entries for various revenue streams

  • Annual generation of 1099s

  • Assist in preparation and review of monthly operating results

  • Identify and research budget variances

  • Assist in implementation of budget process

  • Assists with annual financial audits

  • Assists with MLS League Reporting

  • Monitor company credit card expenditures

  • Input wires and ACH’s for processing

    SUPPORTIVE FUNCTIONS:

    In addition to performance of the essential functions, this position may be required to perform a combination of the following supportive functions, with the percentage of time performing each function to be solely determined by the supervisor based upon the particular requirements of the company.

  • Other tasks as required by Controller
  • Complete other projects as assigned

 

 

 

SUCCESS FACTORS/JOB COMPETENCIES:

  • Strong Excel skills and Windows-based accounting system knowledge

  • Proven track record of leading high performance teams

  • Strong, communication, time management and organizational skills

  • Proven ability to multi-task and manage projects on strict deadlines

  • Strong ability to work well in a collaborative, team environment

  • Knowledge of financial planning and analysis, finance, accounting, budgeting and cost control principles including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles

  • Ability to use judgment and professional skills in determining appropriate procedures for preparation of accounting records

  •  Knowledge of financial and accounting software applications

  • Ability to analyze financial data and prepare financial reports, statements and projections

  • Flexibility in high paced professional sports environment

     

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field

  • 0-2  years of  experience in Accounting  management  or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Basic knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
  • Ability to take initiative, work on a team and work independently

  • Discretion in handling confidential materials

  • Highly proficient computer skills including but not limited to Microsoft Office for Windows (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

  • Must be available to work a flexible schedule, including home matches on evenings, weekends and holidays as necessary

     

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:

         

    The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, otherwise note that we have normal working conditions with the absence of disagreeable elements.

     

  • Must be able to use a computer

  • Must be able to write, type and use phone system

PERFORMANCE STANDARDS:

 

  • Annual performance appraisal will be conducted at the conclusion of the calendar year

  • Supervisor and Employee will establish annual goals

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Internships: Any Internship
Summer Intern Corporate Sponsorship - D.C. United (Washington, DC)

Description:

The D.C. United Corporate Partnership Intern will work closely, alongside front-office staff, on the relationships involving D.C. United's official Corporate Partners. Interns will gain hands-on experience in a professional setting while learning about the sport industry work environment and polishing skills learned in class. Sponsorship Interns will learn to communicate with sponsors, apply creative skills, learn the logistics and components of event planning as well as learning styles/formats of professional business meetings.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (including but not limited to the following):

• Assist in planning and implementing special events and hospitality programs both on-site and off-site

• Assist with partner recaps and activation plans

• Assist with game day operations, client management, and general account activation
• Facilitate and execute specific partner game day promotions

• Help assist in designing and creating partnership elements
• Manage inventory of merchandise and premium items
• Research activation concepts for partners as needed
• Other tasks and projects as assigned

• Attend all home matches at RFK Stadium and activation events (off-site and on-site)

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

1. YES/NO Do you have a place to reside in the Washington, DC metro area?

2. YES/NO Do you have a personal laptop

3. YES/NO Will you receive college credit at the completion of this internship?

4. YES/NO Are you available to work from May 2017 – September 2017 including all home matches during this time? If not, please explain why.

5. YES/NO Would you be able to commit 2-3 days during the week to come to the office located at RFK Stadium for 6 – 8 hours?

6. YES/NO Do you have Photoshop and adobe Illustrator experience?

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Internships: Any Internship
Ticket Sales & Service Intern - D.C. United (Washington, DC)

Internship Overview:

The D.C. United Ticket Sales & Service team is looking for talented and aspiring college students to join us as interns for the Summer 2017 season.

As an intern you will learn what goes into driving revenue and attendance at D.C. United home matches while also participating as a member of the game day sales operations team. Support will be provided to premium, season sales, group sales, membership services, and events teams.

Goals:

  • Show initiative to assist Managers and Account Executives of the D.C. United sales department

  • Show initiative to create new revenue generating sales programs

  • Assist in the daily operations of the D.C. United sales department

  • Assist in matchday and non-matchday events of the D.C. United sales department

 

Work Plan:

  • Participate in live sales training sessions
  • Support the department by attending non-matchday events to drive awareness and new leads for the club
  • Support the sales/service staff with prospect list compilation and database entry.
  • Support in the design and execution of Season Ticket Member and prospecting events
  • Support sales campaigns through outbound phone calls and follow up with prospects
  • Develop a presentation on new revenue generation and/or fan experience ideas

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Energetic self-starter with the ability to work independently or in a group setting
  • Able to work some weeknights, weekends and holidays.
  • Junior/Senior (preferably) college students with a Sports Management, Business Administration, or related major
  • Knowledge of basic computer programs is essential including but not limited to MS Office Suite (Excel, Powerpoint, etc.)
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Applicants available to commit full-time are preferred but part-time candidates will also be considered.

Required

  • Must be able to work a minimum of 20-30 hours/week
  • Must be able to bring your own personal computer

Job Questions

  1. YES/NO Do you have a place to live in the DC Metro area?

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Internships: Any Internship
Youth Soccer Coach & Operations Intern - D.C. United (Washington, DC)

JOB TITLE: Youth Soccer Coach & Operations Intern

DEPARTMENT: Youth Development

REPORTS TO: Manager, Camps & Training Programs

SUMMARY:  The 2017  Summer Camp Coaching & Operations Internship Program is an opportunity for an individual excited about youth soccer development, coaching and operations to immerse themselves into D.C. United’s Summer Soccer Camps at RFK Stadium. The individual will work closely with the camp site director and the Manager, Camps & Training Programs. The primary role will be in assisting coaching staff with on field coaching as needed by any lead coach, equipment preparation and additional responsibilities listed below.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Coaching
• Help lead coach and provide coaching and positive feedback to youth players

• Understand the topic for each session and be prepared to provide coaching based on coaching points


Operations
• Assist site director in setting up camp and closing camp each day
• Help with registration on Mondays per site director’s direction
• Organize session (cones, balls, pinnies) for lead coaches
• Help organize the youth players with the coaching staff to and from the stadium for events (lunch, locker room tour, team store trip, stadium tour, first team training, etc).

EDUCATOIN AND EXPERIENCE
• Youth coaching experience

• High School or College playing experience preferred but not required
• Minimum “E” Coaching License or equivalent preferred but not required

• Experience in childcare preferred but not required

• CPR/First Aid certification strongly preferred

PROFESSIONAL QUALITIES
• Punctual, dependable, positive attitude, high energy, respectful, responsible, fun, effective communicator

• Enthusiasm for the game, youth development, coaching, mentorship, learning, guidance for youth

 

D.C. UNITED WILL PROVIDE
• D.C. United training shirt, shorts and rain jacket

• D.C. United coaching manual with session plans

• 2 x tickets to D.C. United home matches throughout the summer

DATES & LOCATION
• D.C. United Turf Field – near RFK Stadium and Satellite camps in Maryland and Virginia

• Ten weeks of camp / June 12 - 16,  19 - 23,  26 – 30, July 10 - 14,  17 - 21,  24 – 28, July 31 -Aug 4, Aug 7 - 11, 14 - 18, 21 - 25

• Time: Mondays: 8:00am – 3:30pm / Tuesday-Friday: 9am-3pm 

• Please provide weeks available when applying. We understand there may be vacations, family trips during the 
   summer so please provide schedule. All applications will be considered.

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