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Merchandise Coordinator Internship

Term: March-August, 2021


Description: The New Jersey Copa FC Merchandise Coordinator Internship provides college credit or community service hours opportunities to Men and Women seeking to gain valuable experience and mentorship through meaningful responsibilities in the day to day operation of the Club.  The position will give participants an in-depth experience in; managing point of sale outlets on match day, inventory management, pricing strategies, identifying marketing opportunities and e-commerce platforms. FC Copa seeks applicants who bring exceptional communication skills, a positive approach to all tasks, creativity and a strong work ethic. Participants will be provided with actual sales and inventory numbers to use as benchmarks for future opportunities.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Commit to virtual meetings throughout the work week.

  • Attend all New Jersey Copa FC Home Matches at Saint Joseph High School in Metuchen, NJ scheduled in May, June, July.

  • Execute setup and break down logistics of game day point of sales shop

  • Execute POS payment logistics

  • Participate in weekly post event & pre event virtual planning meetings with game day staff 

  • Develop marketing campaigns, strategies and use of social media to drive merchandise sales

  • Conduct weekly inventory reconciliation

  • Identify marketing opportunities to leverage merchandise

  • Develop pricing strategies

  • Agree to FC Copa COVID precautions policies (including but not limited to wearing with a mask at events and regular testing conducted by FC Copa)


Commitment and Requirements:

  • Proficiency is google G-suite (gmail, docs, sheets, slides)

  • Understanding of the sport of soccer is preferred but not required

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Effective communicator  

  • Commitment to develop unique strategies

  • College credit available if applicable

  • Community Service Hours tracked and recognized if applicable 

  • New Jersey Copa FC match day apparel provided

  • Candidates receive on-boarding instruction, goal setting and personalized evaluation at the end of the commitment period

  • Candidates are expected to use a personal vehicle to events (other than away games).

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