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Seattle Sounders

Seattle Sounders

Academy Operations Assistant


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Feb 19, 2024


Job Title: Academy Operations Assistant
Department: Academy
Reports To: Head of Academy Operations
Type: Part-Time Regular
Role Type: Individual Contributor
Hours: Estimated at 25 hours per week
Rate: $19.97/hr

The goal of Seattle Sounders FC Academy is to play an integral role in promoting the long-term vision of the club by producing Homegrown Players comparable with the worlds elite. We strive to develop and attract intelligent and autonomous players who can adjust and adapt to the ever-changing demands of the game.

Assisting the Head of Academy Operations, the Academy Operations Assistant will support administrative responsibilities and projects in support of the Academy players and staff. The ideal candidate is a team player who is willing to jump in to assist colleagues to execute work in a fast-paced environment. Leveraging strong communication skills and previous administrative experience, they are adept at juggling multiple priorities with high attention to detail.
This is a part-time opportunity slated to start in March 2024, working approximately 25 hours per week at Sounders FC Training Facility in Renton and at home matches for Sounders FC and Defiance teams.


Assist the Head of Academy Operations in all administrative responsibilities and projects, including league and tournament registration.
Coordinate all Academy field requests and updates.
Maintain communication calendars, surveys and messaging within the Kairos platform.
Administer Game Day Ball Manager Program for Sounders and Defiance home matches.
Coordinate Sounders ticket requests for Academy players and families.
Assist with the administration of trialists, including their accommodations and scheduling.
Suggest workflow improvements to make processes more efficient and effective.
Assist in Academy classroom as needed.
Other duties as assigned.


Previous experience in an administrative role / office environment.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain positive, cross-functional relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
Team player who is willing to jump in to support.
Ability to multi-task to deliver thorough work outcomes.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as the ability to effectively present information.
Committed to principles of diversity, equity and inclusion, and to living club values and the Sounders FC Mission to Create Moments, Enrich Lives, and Unify Through Soccer, in all interactions with colleagues, players, vendors, and fans.
High degree of discretion and confidentiality.
A curiosity for learning to take on new challenges and further personal knowledge.
Bilingual (Spanish/English) or Multi-Lingual a plus.


This is a hybrid position working remote and in-person from the Sounders FC training facility in Renton, WA and supporting home matches for both Sounders FC and Defiance.
Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed.
Must reside within Washington state upon date of hire.
Must be able to facilitate own local travel.
Must be eligible to work in the US without sponsorship.
Responsibilities include regular work outdoors and may require standing on feet for long periods of time, as well as some lifting of up to 20 pounds.

We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace where every employee is respected, valued and supported. We celebrate our diverse work environment and welcome team members of all backgrounds and perspectives. To that end, if you do not meet every job requirement listed, we still encourage you to apply. We believe your relevant experience and expertise will help us become a high-performing best-in-class workplace for all. Women, gender-nonbinary, people of color, LGBTQIA+ people and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Our core values define culture and separate those that are selected to join our club and distinguish those that thrive and excel. They are: One Club, Trusted Teammates, Growth is Good, Gritty, Zig, Inclusive, Extraordinary Communicators, and Soccer is Fun.
The physical demands reflected in the duties and work environment herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. If youd like to request an accommodation in the application or interview process, please do so by emailing the Sounders HR Team.
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the USA and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

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