About the job


We are on a mission to build a world class home for players and fans that will be loved locally and respected globally. And we are seeking a Director of Communications to join our mission so we can share our story, increase, and delight our fans. We’re making memories and engaging our community through this beautiful game!

This is a full-time role where our Director of Communications is responsible for all Club communications including media relations, public relations, crisis management, civic affairs, media/press conference/civic events, supports corporate partnerships, ticketing, and team announcement and events. At Wave FC, we collaborate to tell our story, so this position works closely with internal teams and external partners and vendors. Dive in, check out the details below; if it sounds like you and something you’re interested in, we encourage you to apply.


· Share in our mission.

· Grown and develop long-term, mutually beneficial relationships with media, publications, and press.

· Write and distribute Club press releases and media alerts.

· Develop and distribute weekly press team reports, industry trends summary, and monitor industry news.

· Create and implement the team’s annual communication, public relations, media, and civic affairs strategy and tactical plan.

· Manage and execute all aspects of the Club’s public/media events; including but not limited to brand and player announcements, product unveilings, annual player draft day, corporate partnership announcements/events, clinic and seminar communications, and annual business report for ownership.

· Support executive team with talking points for speaking engagements, and statements prepared for press and public events.

· Report on and recommend improvements to continually improve performance metrics.

· Execute crisis management protocol, if needed.

· Become a key contributor working closely with technical and performance, brand, fan engagement, partnerships, ticketing, and merchandise teams to collaborate on marketing and sales campaigns.

· Manage time and resources to achieve department business goals, project deadlines, and budgets.

· Attend club events, player training, press conferences, and home games to capture and/or obtain social media content i.e. photography, video footage, etc.

· Collaborate with bi-lingual content creators to develop original Spanish language content and translate press releases or other relevant media alerts into Spanish.


· 8+ years of experience in sports communications, public relations, and event execution.

· Established connections with media outlets, influential editors/reporters, and publicists.

· Experience with crisis management.

· Proven experience managing a team aligned on strategy and growth.

· Advanced writing skills.

· Exceptional at public speaking, building relationships internally and externally.

· Professional, positive, and proactive.

· Effective communication skills, solid attention to detail, and solutions orientated.

· Desire and ability to take on responsibilities in a fast-paced, start-up environment.

· Possess the desire and capability to create compelling, unique stories and ideas.

· Passion for the success of Women’s Professional Sports in an exciting new sports landscape.

· Advanced applied knowledge of Adobe Creative, MS Office suite, and project management software.

· Available for game day and other events (often outside of traditional business hours):

  • Check out our schedule here: https://sandiegowavefc.com/2022-nwsl-schedule/

· Bilingual – English & Spanish, preferred.


Our people are our club. We champion an inclusive culture, prioritize diversity and equity. We believe different backgrounds and experiences bring new ideas and perspectives. Our goal is to have diverse, talented candidates from underrepresented and underserved backgrounds apply. Compensation is competitive and onboarding is fun. We’re excited to welcome new members of our team who share our passion.

Have what it takes and ready to join us? Apply today. Send in your resume along with writing samples (specifically press releases).

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