Common Goal is seeking a Senior Members and Partnerships Manager.


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, including some of the biggest players, brands, clubs and confederations in the world from Megan Rapinoe to Jurgen Klopp and adidas to UEFA.

Bottom-up and inside-out, we place all our focus on strengthening local capacity via a network of over 200 community organisations across 100+ countries to transform realities, embedding purpose at the heart of the football industry and using football as enabler to inspire a shift in mindset.

About the Role

As Senior Members and Partnerships Manager DACH, you will be responsible for acquiring new and managing existing partnerships with corporate sponsors and members (professional players, coaches and clubs) of Common Goal. Working closely with our Fundraising and Impact teams, you will take full ownership of growing and maintaining an engaged community of elite athletes and brand partners resulting in large scale financial and non-financial (reach, influence and network) support of Common Goal’s impact programs in the DACH region (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) and around the globe.

Your Responsibilities

  • To represent Common Goal in interactions with various football industry stakeholders and communicate Common Goal’s mission, vision and values with clarity and sincerity
  • To build new, sustain and grow existing Common Goal member and partner relationships across German-speaking markets
  • To develop and present bespoke propositions that align with the interests, passion points and impact aims of prospective members and partners
  • To organise and manage shared activations with members and partners
  • To establish a strong knowledge of the work of and relationships with NGO partners who run impact programs in DACH markets

Your Profile

  • You possess a minimum of 5 years of professional experience in athlete, sales, partnerships and/or sponsorship management in the sports/football industry
  • You have experience in fundraising and a successful track record of achieving ambitious financial and community growth targets
  • You approach your work with a design thinking mindset
  • You are a natural networker and great communicator, skilled at building relationships and showing empathy
  • You have good presentation and storytelling skills
  • You possess strong organisational skills, have a can-do attitude and the ability to prioritise and multitask
  • You are fluent in German and English; proficiency in any additional language is a plus
  • Having an existing network of connections to professional players, managers, agents and/or executives in football is a plus


  • Be part of a motivating work culture with highly talented colleagues and peers, lean decision-making processes, and unique personal development opportunities within an internationally recognised social enterprise
  • Play your part in uniting the global football community in tackling the greatest social challenges of our time 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 in Berlin, 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
  • Kick-start your career at Common Goal in Berlin with your own initial 12-month contract with the potential of extension into a long-term position
  • 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 via our online application form, including your CV and an optional letter of motivation. Your application will be screened against the position-specific criteria. Selected candidates will be invited to participate in a first interview, followed by a presentation and a final call with our CEO.

Common Goal celebrates diversity and is strongly committed to providing a work environment that is inclusive and free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions are based on individual qualifications and abilities without regard to race, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, family or parental status, or disability status.

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