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Spring Sports Management Paid Internship

Soccer Shots COUS
Nashville, TN
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description
SOCCER SHOTS NASHVILLE: Soccer Shots Nashville stretches from Wilson, Sumner, Robertson, and Rutherford Counties to Williamson and Southern Davidson Counties. Offices are located in Nashville, TN. Soccer Shots Nashville is supported by Soccer Shots DC/MD/VA headquartered in Laurel, MD including but not limited to human resources, operations, payroll, and professional development. Soccer Shots Nashville offers programs at nearly 100 locations, serves over 1,800 participants, and employs approximately 15 part-time coaches. REPORTS TO:  Program Director
Academic and Experiential Objectives:The  intern will be required to handle and present him/herself in a professional manner, consistently arriving on time to assigned office hours, coaching sessions, and events. S/he will be expected to assist in the overall execution of a Soccer Shots season and will gain knowledge in the planning, scheduling, sales/marketing, customer service, and management side of the business. Throughout the season, the intern will have the opportunity to organize and coordinate an annual clinic, which is an important aspect of Soccer Shots’ community outreach. The student intern will also participate in instructing Soccer Shots sessions, giving him/her experience in coaching youth and working with parents.
Obtaining Academic/College CreditIf a student, this internship experience may or may not already be an approved academic credit internship with your school. Please make sure to notify us immediately if you are seeking academic credit through your school for this experience. With your help, Soccer Shots will work directly with your school’s registrar, academic advisor, or internship department to help you achieve academic credit for this internship experience.
Responsibilities (can include but are not limited to):Leadership/Management:• Assist in the overall execution of the scheduled Soccer Shots season• Plan and run free clinic• Coach sessions throughout the season• Video/photo projectsSales/Marketing/Customer Service:• Run demos and attend promo events• Participate in business development with Program Director• Correspond with center directors• Participate in social media content creation and communicationAdministrative/Support:• Create, print, and distribute registration forms and promotional materials• Prepare and keep record of equipment sets and gear for instructors• Assist in preparation of instructor training meeting• Prepare direct mail and other marketing documents• Prepare and distribute seasons prizes and certificates• Data entryProfessional Development:• Attend Director Round Table discussions and staff meetings, as available• Submit final report to Soccer Shots on experience
Physical/work environment requirements:Functions in a temperature controlled office environment a portion of the time. Work requires ability to sit, stand and walk throughout an extended work day (8 – 10 hours); position requires use of fingers, hands and arms on a consistent basis for keyboarding and phone work; position may need to lift up to 50 pounds on occasion; excellent vision skills (with or without correction) are required. The standard office environment has moderate noise levels associated with computer equipment, customers and phone conversations. Position may occasionally have the need to be exposed to an inside/outside sports environment. Functions in an inside/outside sports environment a portion of the time. Work requires ability to run, stop, stoop, bend (a physical, exercise type regimen) in a minimum of 40 minute increments per session. Position requires use of hands, arms, legs and feet and may include lifting up to 50 pounds on occasion. Moderate gymnasium like noises are associated with this position as well as excellent vision skills (with or without correction.)
Goals & Evaluation method:A performance evaluation will occur at the conclusion of the first term and at the conclusion of the internship placement. The evaluation will consider the following general areas of professional operations, and specific intern goals within each area:1. Core Skillsa. Attitudeb. Effortc. Initiatived. Productivitye. Communicationf. Professionalism2. Job-Specific Skills:a. Planning (Season and Special Event)b. Business Developmentc. Marketingd. Coachinge. AdministrationContinuing formal and informal supervision will occur between the intern and the onsite supervisors. Clear and open communication will occur on an ongoing and as needed basis, at a minimum of 30 minutes per scheduled work day with site supervisors.
Internship Structure and Compensation:The Soccer Shots internship will encompass a minimum of 180 hours over a 12-week period. The internship will include twelve consecutive 15-hour (minimum) work weeks for the duration of the internship. During the first four weeks of the internship, the intern will be working closely with the Regional Director on preparing for the upcoming season -- scheduling instructors, running demos, and promoting the season. Once the season starts, the student intern’s focus will shift to executing the program by coaching approximately 15-20  Soccer Shots sessions per week (sites and times TBD) and training, evaluating, and supporting other coaches.

Soccer Shots COUS


Nashville, TN
37243 USA