Director of Community Engagement

Reports to: Chief of Staff and Chief Marketing Officer

Position Summary
The Director of Community Engagement will play a pivotal role in shaping public image, community engagement, and stakeholder relations for the team as it prepares to commence play in the NWSL in 2026. This position offers a unique opportunity to lead external affairs efforts for the club, with respect to not only the renovation of historic White Stadium in Franklin Park but also the exciting debut of Boston’s newest professional sports team.  

In addition to other duties as assigned, the Director of Community Engagement will be responsible for:  

  • Develop, maintain, and enhance relationships with key elected officials, community boards, civic groups, influential community members, and the public through high-level communication and coalition building.
  • Design and implement community engagement opportunities to involve the public in and provide information about both the White Stadium renovation project and the soccer club.
  • Continually improve and oversee systems to track, analyze, and disseminate information learned from community feedback.  
  • Organize and lead special press and community events, including construction milestone ceremonies and neighbor engagement opportunities to showcase the progress of the White Stadium renovation and build excitement for both the stadium and club.  
  • Manage all aspects of membership in local community and business groups, including performing a comprehensive inventory of relevant membership opportunities.  
  • Develop and execute social responsibility initiatives in partnership with club stakeholders that align with the organization’s values and contribute positively to the surrounding community.
  • Collaborate as necessary with other departments, including marketing and partnerships, in the planning and execution of all activities.  
  • Actively communicate with internal and external stakeholders regarding activities.  

Desired Characteristics

  • Connection to and strong understanding of the City of Boston and surrounding area.  
  • Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Communications, Marketing, or a related field.  Advanced degree preferred.
  • Proven experience in a senior external affairs or communications role, preferably within the sports and entertainment industry or with large-scale development projects.  
  • Strong understanding of public-private partnerships and the ability to navigate complex regulatory and political landscapes.  
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills.  
  • Demonstrated success in stakeholder engagement, community relations, and media management.  
  • Strategic thinker with the ability to align external affairs efforts with broader organizational goals.  
  • Passion for soccer and advancing equity through sport.
  • Startup and/or sports experience is a plus.  
  • Location & Availability

    Currently in or willing to relocate to Boston; able to work in-person on a regular basis and attend community events on nights and weekends from time to time as needed. 

  • Compensation & Benefits

    Compensation will consist of salary and company-sponsored benefits and will be commensurate with the experience of the selected candidate. 

ABOUT Boston Unity Soccer Partners

Boston Unity Soccer Partners (BUSP) looks forward to bringing the newest expansion team entering the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) to the city of Boston, with play beginning in 2026. 

Boston has an unparalleled legacy of championship teams and a passionate fan base that expects and deserves excellence. We share that passion, and our mission is to field a championship-caliber soccer club, provide an elite fan experience in a historic stadium with an inclusive environment that reflects the diversity of our region and the world’s most popular sport, and operate a franchise that is deeply rooted in the fabric of the Greater Boston community.

We have the unique opportunity to launch the newest team in Title Town and seek exceptional candidates to contribute to the organization.

Meet The Founders


Jennifer has had a front row seat to developing a beloved sports franchise- her family became co-owners and managing partners of the Boston Celtics in 2002. She is the co-founder of Wildlife Hospitality— the creator of award-winning Boston restaurant concepts like The Beehive. Jennifer is the founder of Juno Equity, a fund backing women-led companies, and a Trustee for the Institute of Contemporary Art where she created a fund for female artists.


Stephanie is a strategic marketer, innovator and brand builder, having led the creation of over 7 brands including the Gillette Venus. She invented a yoga mat anchored by 4 utility patents and counts herself as one of Boston’s experts on early stage consumer start-ups advising dozens of companies in our city. She is an avid Patriots Fan, Harvard Collegiate Lacrosse Player, and her family is part of the investor/founder group and Board Member of the Boston Celtics.


Ami is a philanthropic innovator and tech investor, co-founding the Women’s Foundation of Boston which funds high impact programs serving the women and girls of Greater Boston. Ami is the lead funder of Raxia, an AI-powered platform for revenue cycle management. A former Putnam portfolio manager and Fidelity equity analyst, Ami graduated from Harvard and holds dual MS degrees from MIT Sloan. She is a Harvard Quantum Founder and a member of the Harvard FAS Dean’s Council.


Anna is an entrepreneur and experienced investor, investing in early stage companies as a General Partner at Flybridge Capital and co-founding XFactor Ventures— one of the most active seed funds backing female entrepreneurs. She is a Harvard Law graduate, passionate soccer fan, and a long-time member of the American Outlaws U.S. Soccer supporters group.

Boston Unity Soccer Partners, LLC is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.


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