MiLB Associates Program - Associate, Community Engagement

Minor League Baseball - Saint Petersburg, FL4.4

Job Description:
The MiLB Associates Program offers an immersive baseball leadership experience to post-graduate students, enhancing their understanding of Minor League Baseball operations through a valuable, hands-on opportunity with the league office and our clubs. This paid internship program begins with orientation in January and concludes with a team project presentation and attendance at the Baseball Winter Meetings in December. The goal of this program is to prepare entry-level professionals for a career in sports, especially Minor League Baseball. During this year-long program, Associates will gain an in-depth understanding of the department in which they are assigned and exposure to all other aspects of Minor League Baseball.

The Associate, Community & Government Relations will work closely with both the Community Engagement and Legal teams on a variety of initiatives at Minor League Baseball. This position will assist in the coordination of all aspects of MiLB Charities and organizational charity initiatives to grow the program and reach department goals. The ideal candidate will also support and engage in direct legislative and policy education and advocacy activities with federal and state Congressional representatives and other federal and state departments, offices, and agencies.

Reports to: Assistant Director, Community Engagement & Deputy General Counsel
Status: Intern (Temporary, Full-time)
Classification: Non-Exempt
Location: St. Petersburg, FL
Work Hours: TBD, up to 40 hours/week
Desired Start Date: January 14, 2019
End Date: December 20, 2019

Essential Functions:
Community Engagement (25 hours/week)

Assist in execution of MiLB Charities league-wide initiatives
Collect information (surveys, social engagements, etc.) and assist in creating post-event reports
Support charity partner relationship building by participating in calls, planning of programs and research
Contribute to the development, item collection and execution of MiLB Charities auctions
Assist in the development and proposal creation for new programs
Perform other departmental and company-wide tasks and projects as assigned
Support in fundraising efforts for MiLB Charities.
Government Relations (15 hours/week)

Coordinate advocacy meetings and engage government officials regarding Minor League Baseball’s legislative and policy priorities
Monitor federal and state legislation, rules, and regulations on topics affecting Minor League Baseball
Assist with the creation of materials supporting and developing the Minor League Baseball PAC
Actively participate in soliciting participation in the Minor League Baseball Caucus and the planning and organizing of Minor League Baseball Caucus events
Additional Duties

Actively participate in all MiLB Associates Program activities and projects
Perform other departmental and company-wide tasks and project as assigned

Required Experience:Education & Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in a related area of study
Experience with event planning, proofreading, Adobe suite, Social Media, and MS Office preferred
Experience having worked or interned for a member of Congress or Congressional committee, helpful but not required

Skills & Attributes:
Customer service, organizational and oral and written communication skills required
Experience in producing proposals and/or reports in PowerPoint
Fundraising Experience
Detail-oriented with high degree of accuracy
Ability to multi-task between projects and meet deadlines
General understanding of the legislative process

Additional Notes:
Must be able to be present in St. Petersburg, Florida for duration of 2019 MiLB Associates Program (January 14, 2019 to December 20, 2019)
Must be available to travel to the MiLB Promotional Seminar and Baseball Winter Meetings
Must be physically present at work location during required business hours
Professional office environment; this position uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopies, filing cabinets and fax machines
Primarily sedentary role; however, some filing required including the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand on a stool or lift up to 40 pounds as necessary
Must be able to successfully pass a background screening and social security verification
The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by employees within this classification. It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees to do this job.

Minor League Baseball is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Keyword: Associate, Community & Government Relations
From: Minor League Baseball