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Washington Spirit

Washington Spirit

Business Operations Project Manager


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Mar 10, 2024


The Washington Spirit is looking for a Project Manager to join their business operations. As Project Manager, you will prepare project plans, prioritize tasks and resources in order to achieve project objectives and ensure adequate communication is maintained regarding project status and priorities. You will lead projects across the functions of the business operations team, including: partnerships, ticketing, marketing, communications, and community.Reporting directly to the CEO, you will need to exhibit leadership skills at the highest levels and in a wide variety of contexts. This position requires the ability to understand, explain and present complex technical ideas to both technical and non-technical audiences at all levels up to the highest in a persuasive and convincing manner.
The Business Operations Project Manager will:

Manages a variety of projects simultaneously. Responsible for preparing project plans, prioritizing tasks and resources in order to achieve project objectives and ensure adequate communication is maintained regarding project status and priorities. In addition, facilitating team meetings.
Support the management team in maintaining a high level of awareness of project issues, risks, project status and critical path deliverables within the overall project schedule and to define requirements, establish project objectives, and define process achievements. Anticipate issues and act proactively to address potential issues.
Gather and update project materials, project documentation, business flows, and lessons learned documents.
Remains knowledgeable of innovative business technology and company business operations
As required, develops and oversees the documentation of systems and project deliverables.
Using good judgment and skill to develop a project management approach that is suitable for planning and managing the effort to achieve the project goals within designated project constraints in situations that require a hybrid Agile approach.
Assisting and advising leaders, managers, and teams to the best use of project management disciplines and approaches.
Maintaining processes to ensure project management documentation, reports and plans are relevant, accurate and complete
Assisting in team development while holding teams accountable for their commitments, removing roadblocks to their work; leveraging organizational resources to improve capacity for project work; and mentoring and developing team members

Our ideal candidate has:

5+ years experience in project management or operations, preferably on a revenue team
Preferred experience working for a sports and/or entertainment organization
Proven experience working with project management methodologies (including agile project management)
Able to lead organizational effectiveness and lead multiple cross-functional teams through project management principles
Understanding of revenue and front office operations (marketing, communications, community impact, community/grass roots marketing)
Astute business planner with process-driven mindset and attention to detail

While the listed qualifications are important, we recognize that unique skills and experiences can bring fresh perspectives to our team. If you’re excited about the opportunity to contribute your diverse talents, we encourage you to apply, even if you don’t match every requirement listed above. Location:This role is primarily based at our Falls Church, VA office, with occasional work in Washington, D.C. Our front office team follows a hybrid arrangement, requiring presence in the office 3 days a week.ABOUT THE WASHINGTON SPIRITThe Washington Spirit is a founding club in its 11th season of the National Women Soccer League (NWSL) proudly representing the Washington, DC metropolitan area. It is the first franchise to have a minority woman hold a majority stake. A visionary entrepreneur, Michele Kang, is leading a new era for women sports with a vision to:1. Become the most preeminent sports organization in the world;2. Build a high-performance culture of winning on and off the pitch;3. Train women as women; and4. Motivate and inspire the next generation of girls and women.We offer a competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits package, including health and wellness benefits, retirement plans, unlimited vacation time off, as well as flexible work schedules, hybrid work, and opportunities for career development.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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