Manager of Community Development

Columbus Crew   •  

New York, NY

Industry: Business Services


Less than 5 years

Posted 268 days ago

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The mission of City in the Community Foundation (CITC) is to increase access to safe, healthy playing spaces for New York City youth by developing fields in low-income communities and providing coaching and mentorship programs that develop life-skills, physical exercise and healthy eating habits. Programs work in partnership with New York City public schools and other community based non-profit organizations.

POSITION OVERVIEW:The Manager of Community Development will beresponsible for the management of NYCFC’s community initiatives.Responsibilities include developing, managing and executing the CITC fundraising plan which includes planning and executing specialevents, securing grants, establishingpartnerships and developingother innovative ideas that support and expand the social impact of NYCFC community programs.  Additional responsibilites outlined below:

  • Develops, implements, and manages the City in the Community Foundation’s CORE programs, partnerships, staffing, contracts, budgets/accounting, compliance;
  • Coordinates creative, impactful community events, including player appearances, soccer festivals, and young leader trainings;
  • Works collaboratively with key internal and external stakeholders, including the marketing and communications departments, New York City Agencies and community based organizations; 
  • Manages evaluation systems of programs for stakeholders to include: data collection, analysis, tracking of participants, monthly, quarterly and annual reports;
  • Leads the development and implementation of the CITC Fundraising plan including: annual benefit, auctions, grants, partnerships to support and expand City in the Community Foundation’s programs;
  • Supports Club partnerships through the delivery of tailored community programs;
  • Creates NYCFC fan and employee volunteer opportunities that help scale social impact of CITC programs and support various charitable initiatives in New York City;
  • Supports the marketing and communications departments with creating and generating content for in-house and external media;
  • Manages the database and ensures the fulfillment of all internal and external donation requests;
  • In conjunction with the MLS League office, is an active participant in MLS Works and league mandates and initiatives;
  • Attends NYCFC Home games and supports game day activation;
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s/Masters degreepreferred;
  • 3-5 years experience in program development/event management with experience working in the non-profit sector/private sector;
  • Ability to meet deadlines, accomplish work in order of priority, professionally maintain composure and effectiveness under pressure and changing conditions;
  • Manage relationships with club’s community partners and networks;
  • Effective in multi-cultural and cross-cultural settings and understanding of individuals of all backgrounds;
  • Flexible and adaptable to work in a variety of settings;
  • Knowledge of New York City schools and community based organizations is a plus;
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and written/verbal communication skills;
  • A skilled multitasker with strong problem-solving skills;
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays as necessary;
  • Dependable team player who works collaboratively and cooperatively with staff in a team-oriented environment;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint);
  • A strong background in youth soccer and an interest in the non-profit sector preferable.