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Community Relations: Community Relations
Director of Community Relations - Chicago Bears (Lake Forest, IL)

The Chicago Bears are looking for a full-time Director of Community Relations who will be responsible for the strategic direction, management, and growth of the Chicago Bears’ community outreach and philanthropic efforts, and for creating awareness and building a positive image of the Chicago Bears organization.  This position is a critical role that is charged with connecting the Chicago Bears organization to the Chicagoland community in impactful, meaningful and sustainable ways.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Strategy
o Develops and manages the departmental plan and direction.  This includes establishing and updating mission, vision, and focus as well as departmental goals and guidelines.
o Communication and awareness for community outreach.

Growth
o Explore and develop new programming opportunities.
o Devise ways to expand reach of current programs and achieve sustainable growth.
o Evaluate and analyze new proposals and requests for partnership/support.
o Create new partnerships with community and charitable organizations that support the Bears community mission.

Management
o Establishment and oversight of departmental budget.
o Scheduling of events and deadlines.
o Management of three full-time staff and one part-time staff.

Partnerships
o Create, build, and manage partnerships with internal and external partners including but not limited to  Business partners, Bears staff, External partners; charitable partners, youth agencies, not-for-profit organizations, city, government, NFL Offices, etc.
o Represent Bears organization at charitable events ,speaking engagements, and to the greater community.

Ownership
o Plan and execute weekly outreach visits/events with the Chairman.
o Support owner and executive charitable initiatives and requests.
• Programming
o Oversee programming development and implementation.
o Manage large departmental initiatives (Hometown Huddle; Washington, IL volunteer trip; Make-A-Wish visits; Mom’s Clinic, etc.). 

Bears Care
o Serve on the Board of Directors of Bears Care.
o Work closely with Director of Bears Care to create synergy between Community Relations and Bears Care.

Requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Business, Communications, Sports Management or other related degree.
• Minimum 5 – 7 years of relevant experience. 
• Demonstrated ability to think strategically, use good judgment and be mindful of all relevant stakeholders.
• Must be able to take initiative and leadership, and work with Directors and other staff members across all departments.
• Excellent organization, self-management and project management skills, especially when under time pressure.
• Excellent interpersonal, communication skills (verbal and written), organizational and analytical skills will enable the incumbent to foster meaningful relationships, and collaborate effectively.  This includes the ability to establish a rapport with others and build strong interpersonal relationships with a variety of personalities.
• Ability to handle multiple assignments, establish priorities and satisfy competing demands.
• Ability to work non-traditional hours in non-traditional settings including weekends and evenings.


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Community Relations: Fundraising/Major Gifts
Dolphins Cycling Challenge Fundraising and Corporate Team Coordinator - Miami Dolphins (Miami Gardens, FL)

JOB SUMMARY:

The Fundraising and Corporate Team Coordinator will work with the Dolphins Cycling Challenge network of participants and support their fundraising commitment.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Create and maintain accurate database of rider contact information (main user of Forte/Trusted Partner, our registration backend)

  • Prepare reports when needed with accurate stats on riders

  • Manage input of rider donations, sending donor thank-you letters, and accounting of donation funds

  • Daily communication with riders to support their needs

  • Increase rider fundraising through promotional events for riders

  • Provide encouragement to riders to pass fundraising minimums – help with strategy and implement rider fundraising tools

  • Generate creative fundraising ideas for participants

  • Manage DCC main phone line with excellent customer service skills

  • Cultivate relationships with corporate teams, to grow and motivate participants

  • Support event registration, including credential management and packet pick-up

  • Work Miami Dolphins training camp, home games and other events as needed

  • Other related duties and responsibilities as assigned to promote the DCC

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Fundraising experience (1-2 years) preferred

  • Event management experience (1-2 years) preferred

  • Strong organizational, time management and accounting skills

  • Excellent oral communication, customer service and problem solving skills

  • Ability to function in fast-paced environment, handles multiple projects and meet deadlines

  • Proficient computer skills including experience with MS Office products such as Word, Excel and Outlook and CRM systems, as well as ability to learn and master new software programs

  • Consistent, punctual and regular attendance

  • Professional image and demeanor

  • Available to work flexible hours including holidays, evenings and weekends


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Community Relations: Fundraising/Major Gifts
Dolphins Cycling Challenge Communications Position - Miami Dolphins (Miami Gardens, FL)

JOB SUMMARY:

Responsible for developing and implementing, communications and marketing strategy and supporting the overall fundraising efforts for the Dolphins Cycling Challenge.   

RESPONSIBILITIES:

COMMUNICATIONS:

  • Create detailed,  consistent and engaging communications to maintain relationships with DCC participants

  • Develop and draft content for monthly e-newsletter

  • Assist with development and implementation of DCC Public Relations plan

  • Oversee DCC social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) including working with Dolphins & Sylvester teams on creation of copy and scheduling

  • Coordinate and update DCC website content – grow DCC’s online presence

  • Upgrade DCC mobile app – maximizing use and make easy to use for DCC participants

  • Create and maintain database of rider profiles (to be used in DCC outreach)

  • Work with UM & Sylvester to create materials to showcase the DCC story

  • Engage bike shop partners to become DCC advocates

  • Occupy the South Florida cancer community in the mission of DCC

  • Develop and manage post-ride survey

  • Point of contact for main DCC email account

  • Responsible for creation of rider handbook

CORPORATE TEAM DEVELOPMENT & FUNDRAISING:

  • Responsible for maintaining & fostering relationships with Corporate Teams  in order to motivate their riders to raise funds for Sylvester

  • Assist with maintaining accurate database of rider contact information (of Forte/Trusted Partner, our registration backend)

EVENTS & PROMOTIONS:

  • Responsible for managing DCC merchandise strategy, inventory and disbursement

  • Manage DCC promotions at Dolphins home games and training camp (and other Dolphins events)

  • Help oversee event registration, including credential management and packet pick-up

  • Assist with planning & implementation of all DCC Registration Events & Parties

  • Event photography:  responsible for creating shot list and working with Dolphins event photography on all DCC photos.

  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Experience in the communications/PR industry (3-4 years)

  • Social media experience required

  • Fundraising or marketing experience a plus

  • Spanish language proficiency a plus

  • Strong organizational and time management skills

  • Excellent oral communication, customer service and problem solving skills

  • Ability to function in fast-paced environment, handles multiple projects and meet deadlines

  • Proficient computer skills including experience with Mac & MS Office products such as Word, Excel, Outlook and Keynote, as well as ability to learn and master new software programs – Word Press, CRM systems, Photoshop, etc.

  • Consistent, punctual and regular attendance

  • Professional image and demeanor

  • Available to work flexible hours including holidays, evenings and weekends


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Community Relations: Community Relations
Community Relations Intern - San Diego Chargers (San Diego, CA)

Season Internships:

Facilitation and processing of all charitable donations;

Assisting with all administrative duties including correspondence, filing, etc.;

Assisting with coordination and execution of all CR and player involved community activities during training camp and season;

Coordinating and executing all Chargers Junior Training Camps throughout the season at various locations

Assisting with all CR game day operations including; field presentations, gate collections, staffing Community Corner table and escorting special guests during home games.

Training Camp Internship:

Assisting with running 10 youth football camps

Assisting with registration of practice guests

Setting up and facilitating hospitality for guests to camp

Acting as fan liaison during practices

Assisting with all CR pre-season game day operations including; field presentations, gate collections and escorting special guests during home games.

 

Due to the considerable amount of applicants we will not be able to respond to applications or requests outside of this process. Please do not telephone or email regarding the status of your application

Applicants must be legally permitted to work in the United States. International students must have all visas and employment authorizations prior to the start of the internship. Students must be within the United States at the time of the application and interview processes.

Applicants must be available from mid-July 2015 through the end of the football season.

First consideration will be given to:

Seniors in an undergraduate program; current seniors intending to enter a graduate or professional school in the fall of 2015; or graduate or law students returning to school in the fall of 2015

    Undergraduate students with an overall GPA of at least a 3.0 and 3.2 in their major;

    Graduate students with a GPA of at least a 3.1;

Internships dates vary depending on department needs. Applicants will be asked to provide their availability in the application. Work hours and days will vary by position and responsibilities.

After completing the online portion of your application by clicking ‘Apply for this position,’ you will be asked to email your completed unofficial transcript to intern.opp@chargers.nfl.com

Applications will be accepted beginning December 29, 2014 and must be received by March 6, 2015

Please note: The internship program is designed as an educational experience for qualified students and does not constitute a contract of employment. Company employee benefits, including but not limited to vacation, sick days, bonus or health and welfare plans are not available to participants in the internship program. While the program will encompass a learning environment for students, interns may be required to perform such tasks as: answering phones, running errands, typing, photocopying, and filing.

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

1. Have you previously worked as an intern with the NFL or one of its member clubs? When? With Whom?
2. What is your computer proficiency?
3. Do you belong to a Student or Civic Organization? If so please list them
4. Are you fluent in any languages? Native speaker?
5. Why are you applying for an internship with the San Diego Chargers
6. Give an example of difficult situation that required you to use excellent communication skills?
7. Describe two personality strengths and how anticipate them helping you in this internship?
8. Please indicate the dates you will be available to work.
9. Please list two people who can provide a personal reference for you-please provide full name, company, job title, phone number and relationship to you.


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