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Summer or Fall Soccer Shots Pittsburgh Sales and Marketing Intern

Soccer Shots Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description: "Stronger Youth. Beyond the Game."Soccer Shots Pittsburgh seeks employees who espouse our Core Values: We care. We pursue excellence. We are stronger together. We are candid. We own it. We grow.We are seeking a positive and organized person with strong communication skills, a passion for impacting the lives of young children, and an appreciation for the game of soccer to join us in our relentless pursuit to build “stronger youth beyond the game.”As the part-time Sales & Marketing Intern for Soccer Shots Pittsburgh, you will work closely with our Owner and other members of the Leadership Team to research, plan for, and conduct sales efforts, sales meetings, sales calls, marketing outreach, etc. Opportunities and responsibilities include:Plan & coordinate expansion and growth of the Soccer Shots program into new partner schools / locations:Research & identify ideal opportunities for expansionConduct initial phone calls to potential new partner schools / locationsPerform in-person sales visits and/or meetings via Zoom (online)Finalize season details for new partner schools / locationsDrop off promotional and sales materials to advertise our program - personal transportation is absolutely necessaryPut up yard signs to advertise the Soccer Shots programSocial media marketingParticipating in calls with online marketing partner, assessment of online marketing trends and spendingPlan & coordinate relationships with our partner schools & locations:Conduct regular status check meetings and conversations (calls, emails, visits, etc.) to promote client careDevelop personal relationships with key staff members and decision makers at locationsWork to maintain our reputation of excellence with each school / locationTo more effectively perform sales duties, we also request that the Marketing/Sales intern coach a few of our Soccer Shots sessions / classes each week for the duration of at least one Soccer Shots season. This will provide them with a better perspective from which to market our program.​ More details about the coaching portion of the internship can be found below:Passionate, energetic, and fun-loving soccer instructors are needed to work with children ages 2 to 8 in the greater Pittsburgh area! Most important is that our coaches have previous experience with and an appreciation for young children. There is a pre-set Soccer Shots curriculum with weekly lesson plans to follow and equipment and coaching apparel is provided.Soccer Shots operates year-round and offers five seasons: winter, spring, summer, fall, and fall 2.0; each season lasts 8 to 10 weeks. We have private (daycare / elementary school / preschool) sessions in the mornings and in the mid/late afternoons Monday through Friday, and public programs (open to the general public) held Monday through Thursday evenings and on Saturday mornings into the early afternoon. We coach all over the Greater Pittsburgh area, from Butler to Washington, Irwin to Moon, and every place in-between. Given this, there are many different scheduling blocks where we could fit you in!Hours will be dependent upon the timing of your application / hiring, your availability, your location / willingness to drive to our locations, and capability. As a small business, we have many different areas in which you may participate and gain experience, and we are looking for instructors who are looking to join our team for at least two seasons so they can continue in their growth and progression within our organization.An initial (paid) training period is required for all new coaches, and consists of online training and in-person training. We require new coaches to work as an Alternate Coach / Coach-in-training (whenever possible) before being deemed ready to coach alone / as a Head Coach.Coaches are expected to be available and present for their particular time slot(s) all 8 to 10 weeks of the season, as the children and parents are dependent upon consistent leadership and attendance for the entirety of the season. You’ll be at the same location(s) at the same times each week, and we need you to be committed for the entire 8 to 10-week season.The ideal instructor MUST meet the following criteria:Dependable: Must be willing to commit to, at minimum, two full 8-10 week seasons of Soccer Shots; we need an honest and true commitment. There should be no expectation (spoken or unspoken) that you will back out on your commitment to the children and their families. If something unexpected arises, you must finish out the current season before resigning. Responsible: Arrives at least 20 minutes early to each session; comes prepared with lesson plan memorized; can handle a group of 10 or more children; keeps accurate attendance; communicates well with Soccer Shots leadership team as concerns and needs arise, etc.Professional: Neat in appearance; friendly and courteous with daycare / school staff and directors / principal and parents; self-assured and confident.Enthusiastic: Must enjoy interacting with young children (2–8 years old); able to connect with children and to communicate on their level. You must be very outgoing, animated, and able to be silly with the children. There is no room for shyness or reserved behavior; we need ENTHUSIASTIC coaches!Soccer: Soccer experience is preferred, however, if you are great with children and have some basic familiarity with the game, that should suffice.Experience with YOUNG children: Must be able to easily engage and interact with 2-8 year olds, and have experience doing so. This is very important.Self-sufficient, Communicative, and Responsive: The duties of position make it such that good communication and feedback from our coaches is necessary. Coaches must be self-regulating in that they must keep themselves on track and must reach out to us when they need something or if they have questions; we are unable to hold hands or micromanage.Reliable PERSONAL transportation and valid driver's license: reliance on public transportation, ride sharing, or alternative forms of transportation (bicycle) has been shown to be highly unsustainable given the locations at which we work.PA State-Required Clearances: Candidate must be able to provide clear PA state clearances and clear FBI fingerprint clearance upon acceptance of an offer of employment.Instructors should also be willing to perform other duties as requested in order to to help drive to our Vision, fulfill our Mission, and abide by our Organization’s Values. Duties may include assisting with paper flier drop-offs, placing yard signs around the area, attending company events, participating in in-person and online staff training meetings.Compensation starts at $18/session for Head Coaches and $10/session for Alternate Coaches / Coaches-in-training. Each session is 30 to 45 minutes in length, depending on the particular age group.Our Brand: Soccer Shots is the leader in youth soccer development for children ages 2-8. We're an engaging children’s soccer program with a focus on character development. Our caring team positively impacts children’s lives on and off the field through best-in-class coaching, curriculum and communication. Soccer Shots exists to positively impact the lives of children. Our vision is to provide a beloved growth experience for every child, a remarkable experience for every family.Soccer Shots Franchising: Since 2005, SSF has been franchising nationally. There are currently 200 franchise territories across the country, serving over 440,000 children each year. This position is not with Soccer Shots Franchising, but with Soccer Shots Pittsburgh, a locally owned and operated franchise within the Soccer Shots system.Internship Professional Development Value:Soccer Shots is a leader in leaving a lasting, positive impact on the youth it serves. Through the game of soccer, children learn creative play and character skills. With supervision from the Director of Coaching and Coaching Coordinator, the intern will be exposed to a successful and nationally-recognized franchise system and the inner workings of a small business while increasing proficiency in delivering an athletic program to youth. Internship Academic and Experiential Objectives:The student 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. When applicable, 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 CreditThis 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.As stated, the internship has the opportunity to qualify for college credits, but there are also paid portions of internship as well (coaching duties).

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