ABOUT COMMON GOAL

With more than three billion fans, football is the largest social phenomenon on the planet. No other sport boasts such wealth, reach or cultural significance.  Common Goal is rooted in the belief that the world’s most popular sport is one of the few cultural forces strong enough to help shift society towards a more sustainable and equitable future for all. 

We want to maximise the game’s contribution to people and planet by forging a lasting connection between football as a business and football as a catalyst for social transformation.  We believe that achieving long-lasting change requires everyone’s collaboration. That’s why we are building a movement that creates opportunities for every stakeholder in football to participate and collaborate in support of our people and planet. 

Bottom-up and inside-out, we place all our focus on strengthening local capacity to transform realities, embedding purpose at the heart of the football industry and using football as enabler to inspire a shift in humanity’s mindset. 

 

ABOUT THE ROLE

The main focus of the Head of Partnerships at Common Goal lies in accelerating our organisation's and movement's development towards financial sustainability, establishing quality investment and impact partnerships with a focus on driving the collective impact (people & planet) to exponential growth. As a driver of our partnerships strategy, the Head of Partnerships leads on the development of meaningful collaborations with the 1% mechanism serving as a reference and framework across all relationships.

 

We are convinced that it is both, an urgent need and a business imperative to embed purpose in football’s DNA. We believe that football has the potential to be at the core of growing the game, while enabling acceleration towards achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Are you excited to take on a role that is critical for growing the game and making the world a better place?

 

YOUR TASKS

  • Increase investment in top impact verticals (Anti-Racist Project, Play Proud, Climate Action, Goal5, Safe Spaces/Common Ground, Peacebuilding) across all relevant constituencies
  • Co-design and align VIK contributions mainly from Impact Sponsors with objectives across the organisation.
  • Position Common Goal at the forefront of Web3 solutions, establishing the 1% solution in this space and building the ground for an own presence.
  • Continuously develop and oversee product development across constituencies ranging from corporations to national and international Governments to Foundations and Impact Investment.
  • Co-develop and drive an aspirational, results-oriented strategy that further builds and expands the pillars for Common Goal’s financial sustainability.
  • Support all internal teams to sharpen their senses for and take decisions towards growth/scale readiness, as well as team-based measures to contribute to the overall financial sustainability, translating Common Goal’s service and promise into opportunities across constituencies. 
  • Directly manage, develop and inspire a team of 2-4 employees to support our fundraising goals and create meaningful collaborations.

 

YOUR PROFILE

  • You have a degree in international development, business administration, communications, marketing or a related field of studies.
  • You have a minimum of ten (10) years entrepreneurial/professional work experience, including at least three (3) years in a leadership position, with advanced understanding of the areas of Growth/Sales, Business Development, Philanthropy, Technology and Innovation.
  • You have an entrepreneurial mindset.
  • You are native and/or fluent in English. Fluency in other languages is an important asset (German and/or Spanish are highly desirable).
  • You are a person of integrity, authentic, curious, purpose-driven and carry radical collaboration deeply embedded in your believe system.  
  • You are a believer in audacious goals, you are not afraid of failing, learning and bouncing back quickly.
  • You bring high-quality, relevant and trust-based relationships to the Common Goal movement.
  • You communicate clearly, effectively and with empathy at all levels and across all stakeholder groups.
  • You have the proven ability to open, negotiate and close agreements with a focus on corporate partnerships and football institutions, equipped with the necessary empathy, confidence, mental flexibility and deep understanding of the context the potential partners operate in. 
  • You have the ability to integrate creative solutions with market and societal trends and needs on an ongoing basis.
  • You strive for the best possible service offering at all time.  

 

OUR OFFER

  • Become part of a vision for football 2030, that aims to enable all stakeholders in the football industry to play their part in accelerating progress towards the Global Goals.
  • Lead a motivating work culture with highly talented colleagues and peers, continue to shape dynamic decision-making processes, and unique personal development opportunities within an internationally recognised social enterprise.
  • Play your part in the world’s biggest community into a more sustainable path and join an innovative, experienced, solutions-oriented, and impact-driven team that is passionate about football for good.
  • Enjoy flexible and hybrid working arrangements, an inspiring and centrally located office, 30 days annual leave and other great features to enable an optimal balance between work and personal life.
  • Benefit from attractive perks for all employees such as visa & relocation support, monthly public transport passes, a gym allowance, home-office equipment and support, as well as other great initiatives to create a fun and exciting workplace.
  • Make a full-time position in Berlin your own with attractive conditions.
  • Last but not least, join an international squad of 18 nationalities, speaking more than 12 languages, where 100% of your future teammates agreed in the latest staff survey that “fellow team members are committed to doing quality work.”

 

HOW TO APPLY

Kick things off by submitting your application documents with your CV and a letter of motivation that highlights a few of your key achievements via our online application form.  Please submit all documents and information requested, as we cannot consider incomplete applications.

Your application will be screened against the position-specific criteria and suitable, qualified candidates will be invited to participate in an assessment and selection process.

Common Goal is an equal opportunities employer and strongly committed to diversity, equity, inclusion and building a multicultural environment. We encourage applications from all suitably qualified and experienced people! Women, those identified as female and/or non-binary, and people from minority backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

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