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San Diego Wave FC

San Diego Wave FC

Associate General Manager


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Mar 7, 2024


WE’D LOVE FOR YOU TO JOIN US!San Diego Wave Fútbol Club is on a mission to build a world class home for players and fans. We are seeking a dynamic, forward-thinking individual to join our mission to share our story, win championships, increase, and delight our fans. We’re making memories and engaging our community through this beautiful game.  The ideal candidate will play a pivotal role in the strategic management and operational success of the team. Reporting directly to the Vice President of Soccer Operations/General Manager, the individual in this role will assist in overseeing various aspects of the club's operations, including player personnel management, scouting, contract negotiations, and administrative functions. This is a full-time role in San Diego, California. Depending upon education, skill set, and experience, the annual base salary range is $120,000 - $135,000.  ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES:Support VP of Soccer Ops/GM on Club matters, including Team Makeup, Trades and Draft, Salary Cap, Player Contracts, and Youth and Minor first team integration.Assist in managing team salary cap, agent communication, and ensure effective management and delivery of player contractual obligations.Oversee and support soccer operations team – player care, equipment, and administration.Ensure effective recruiting, onboarding, professional development, performance management, and retention of soccer staff.Ensure the Club maintains good standing with League and CBA requirements, including adhering to the NWSL Operations Competition manuals.Manage and monitor compliance with NWSL, CBA, and US Soccer regulations and procedures.Oversee player immigration needs and facilitate smooth onboarding procedures in collaboration with the NWSL.Communicate and enforce the guidelines outlined in the NWSL Operations Competition Manuals to ensure adherence by all relevant internal stakeholders.Manage and file player payroll, tracking overall expenditures with Wave Finance department.Track the NWSL Competition Calendar and deadlines, including international and trade windows.Ensure Club is well-positioned strategically to best support player movement, attendance at National Team camps/international competitions, and maximize efficiency of return-to-play planning post-international breaks.Support development and approval of the annual soccer operations budget alongside VP of Soccer Ops/GM.Maintain thorough knowledge of and adhere to all FIFA player regulations, competitions, and transfer calendars.Perform other duties as assigned by VP of Soccer Ops/GMAdapt quickly as business needs evolve. QUALIFIED?Bachelor's degree in Sports Management, Business Administration, or related field.Minimum of 5 years experience in sports management, with a focus on soccer operations.Strong understanding of player recruitment, scouting, and contract negotiation process.Excellent communication and negotiation skills.Proven leadership abilities and track record of successful team management.Exceptional at building relationships both internally and externally.Professional, positive, and proactive.Passion for the success of Women’s Professional Sports.Available to work game day and other events often outside of traditional business hours; check out our latest schedule here: you meet the above qualifications and are ready to take on the challenge of leading our professional soccer club to success, we want to hear from you. Please submit your resume and cover letter detailing your relevant experience and why you are the ideal candidate for the position. APPLY TODAYOur people are our club. We believe different backgrounds and experiences bring new ideas and perspectives. We encourage talented candidates from underrepresented and underserved backgrounds to apply. We’re excited to welcome new members of our team who share our passion. We are 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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