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Coordinator, Youth Football - The Detroit Lions (Detroit, MI)



Ford Field Management, LLC is Detroit’s premier sports and entertainment destination and is the game day home of the Detroit Lions. Throughout the year, Ford Field hosts events such as concerts, motorsports, college sports, high school and college graduations, and more. Ford Field also has space available for conferences, meetings, and banquets. Ford Field has hosted major events such as Super Bowl XL and the 2009 NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four.

Ford Field Management and the Detroit Lions currently have a need for a Coordinator in the Youth Football Department. This position is based out of the Ford Field stadium located in Downtown Detroit. This position will report to the Director of Youth Football.  We will accept applications for this position until 5:00PM on Friday, September 5th.



This role is responsible for assisting with the daily operation of the Youth Football department by coordinating youth football programming and activities to enhance development of the department.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (including, but not limited to):

The Youth Football Coordinator position will work with the Director of Youth Football and internal departments to effectively support the department goals, which includes:

  •  Assist with creating, implementing and conducting both new and turnkey youth football programming
  • Work closely with external partners to schedule football programming, including but not limited to,  parks and recreation departments, community education departments, school districts, higher learning institutions and youth football organizations
  • Will oversee and maintain football equipment inventory and equipment distribution
  • Responsible for department travel coordination which includes without limitation, lodging of staff and transportation of equipment
  • Will assist the Director of Youth Football with developing a social media plan that will include but not limited to, implementation, content and execution
  • Will assist with capturing and managing the Youth Football video and digital photo database for promotional videos and/or ad placement



Perform other duties as assigned



1.      Will maintain an appropriate level of knowledge of Microsoft Office and of web tools and software being used

2.      Will maintain an appropriate level of knowledge on the game of football

3.      Will actively participate in team and organization meetings

4.      Will assist Director of Youth Football with tracking all invoices and expenses against budget

5.      Must be motivated, reliable, and able to work independently or as part of a team

6.      Maintains professionalism when communicating with internal and external contacts

7.      Must be accurate and efficient with ability to meet deadlines

8.      Must be detail oriented with strong organizational skills

9.      The ability to gather and analyze information skillfully and develop solutions quickly and effectively

10.   Will adjust work schedule to meet departmental demands

11.   Will keep appropriate information confidential

12.   Will accept other responsibilities and duties required by the supervisor consistent with the
objectives and essential functions of this position.



  • A valid Driver’s License and a good driving record



1.      Bachelor degree in Marketing, Business, Recreation, or related field

2.      1-3 years of previous youth, adult or intramural sports programming or similar experience required

3.      Must have desire and ability working with children

4.      Strong working knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) and Adobe Photoshop

5.      Excellent follow through, strong organizational, prioritization and time management skills

6.      Must possess excellent customer service, communication and proven interpersonal skills

7.      Will adjust schedule as needed to meet work goals and time constraints, including working nights, weekends, and holidays as football schedule directs

8.      Must travel for camps, clinics, conferences and conventions

9.      May require work out of both the Ford Field Management Office and the Allen Park Training Facility

10.   This position requires the employee to occasionally lift objects of 10-30 pounds


To apply

To apply, please provide a copy of your resume along with a cover letter detailing your interest and related experience to the position.

Due to the high volume or resumes received, we regret that we are unable to update candidates on the status of their application. Those selected for further consideration will be contacted. NO CALLS PLEASE.


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

1. Do you have a Bachelor degree in Marketing, Business, Recreation, or related field?

2. Describe your previous experience of working with youth, adult or intramural sports programming. This should include the position you held and how many years of experience you have in this area.

3. Please describe your experience of how you’ve worked with external business partners in the sports programming. This should include the position you held and how you worked with external business partners.

4. What excites you most about the Detroit Lions in regard to the Youth Football Coordinator opportunity?

5. What are your salary expectations for this position? Candidates who fail to provide an appropriate response will not be eligible for consideration.

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