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Director, Community Relations

Company: Anschutz Entertainment Group
Location: Carson
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

For more than 20 years, AEG has played a pivotal role in transforming sports and live entertainment. Annually, we host more than 160 million guests, promote more than 10,000 shows and present more than 22,000 events around the world. We are committed to innovation, artistry, and community, and leverage the power of our 300+ venues, leading sports franchises, marquee music brands, integrated entertainment districts, premier ticketing platform and global sponsorship activations, to create memorable moments that give the world reason to cheer. -
Our business is interwoven with the human mind and heart, and we strive to build a diverse and inclusive company that reflects the artists, athletes, and fans that we host; reach beyond traditional boundaries to support the communities in which we operate; and minimize our impact on the environment by adopting sustainable practices throughout our business operations. -
If you want to be challenged to up your game and make a difference, then join us in giving the world reason to cheer!
Position Summary:
The Director of the LA Galaxy Foundation and Community Relations is responsible for the management of the daily activities of the LA Galaxy Foundation (LAGF) and Community Relations Department, including planning community development activities and implementing all philanthropic initiatives. - This individual will develop and implement a fundraising program to support the charitable initiatives of the foundation. In addition, this individual will support the department's efforts to establish a strong community presence. This individual will also work closely with Soccer Operations and the team on all organizational activities and appearances.
Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for the development and implementation of fundraising programs to support the charitable initiatives of the LA Galaxy Foundation. - Meet and work with various non-profit organizations, sponsors, community officials, season ticket holders, executive staff, and sports teams regarding cause-marketing campaigns that are beneficial to all parties.
  • Create Community Relations and LA Galaxy Foundation budget; communicate department's financial needs to President and Finance; operate within approved budget.
  • Develop relationships and partnerships with non-profit organizations (such as Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Boys & Girls Club and HomeBoy Industries), surrounding communities, and other organizations to maximize fundraising opportunities.
  • Organize large and small fundraising events, such as LA Galaxy Golf Tournament, LA Galaxy 5k, Cosmo Club and/or similar events, to benefit the LA Galaxy Foundation. - Delegate duties to Community Relations Manager to ensure the successful completion of these events.
  • Create, develop and implement the Protect the Pitch program for the surrounding community.
  • Direct participation in community events and community giving programs by working with the Community Relations/ LA Galaxy Foundation staff to organize all departmental events. Relations and LA Galaxy Foundation programs, events, and appearances with regular updates provided to AEG Connect.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with Soccer Operations staff and families including players, training staff, and coaching staff. - Serve as main contact for all player spouse/family needs; responsible for developing player concierge program.
  • Collaborate with department heads on all player appearances and community campaigns by reaching solutions to satisfy department requests for appearances.
  • Promote a culture of innovation, creating and launching new LAGF programs and offerings to better the Club as well as growing and building on existing programs to enhance involvement and our community footprint. Bring new ideas to life that have not been done before.

    Required Qualifications:

    • BA/BS Degree (4-year) In marketing, public relations, communications, or related field from an accredited College/ University required
    • 6-8 years Experience in a similar field preferred
    • Experience creating and implementing a fundraising/ non-profit plan -
    • Experience in event coordination and management -
    • Experience managing a team and working with high level executives
    • Commitment to the mission, vision and core values of the LA Galaxy
    • Ability to collaborate effectively with leadership, peers, and colleagues across the organization
    • Is a highly organized and detail-oriented "all-in" team player, with excellent written and verbal communication skills and exceptional customer service.
    • Strong computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel and PowerPoint

      AEG reserves the right to change or modify the employee's job description whether orally or in writing, at any time during the employment relationship. AEG may require an employee to perform duties outside his/her normal description.

Keywords: Anschutz Entertainment Group, Carson , Director, Community Relations, Executive , Carson, California

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