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Philadelphia Union

Philadelphia Union

Coordinator, Equipment Operations (First Team)

Country

Role Type

USA

First Team

Posting Date

Jan 2, 2023

Role description

ABOUT OUR COMPANYPhiladelphia was awarded the 16th Major League Soccer franchise in February, 2008 and the team was officially announced as the Philadelphia Union in May, 2009.  Owned and operated by Keystone Sports and Entertainment LLC (“KSE”), the group launched the Philadelphia Union's inaugural season in 2010 and opened what is now Subaru Park in June, 2010.  Subaru Park is an 18,500 seat, world-class soccer specific stadium that sits beautifully along the Delaware River at the base of the Commodore Barry Bridge and is only 15 miles from downtown Philadelphia. The club has reached the finals of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup in 2014, 2015 and 2018, and has appeared in the MLS Cup Playoffs in 2011, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020, securing their first showing in the CONCACAF Champions League in 2021.  In 2020, the Union were awarded the club’s first Supporters’ Shield after finishing with the best regular season record in MLS.  The club hosted the Eastern Conference Final in 2021 and were named the Eastern Conference Champions in 2022.  The Philadelphia Union have once again clinched a berth in the 2023 Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League.  The 2022 season finished at the MLS Cup against LAFC, in one of the most intense matches in League history!  Philadelphia Union’s culture and brand positioning of Young, Fearless, Challengers differentiates us from others and focuses our vision to be unafraid and defy the ordinary.  KSE is relentlessly pursuing excellence both on and off the field and will lead the way, set the standards and share the glory.  Our connection to Philadelphia is symbolized in the Club’s crest as the snake, colors, shield, slogan and thirteen stars all represent Philadelphia as the original capital city and its call to action during the American Revolution.ABOUT THE ROLEThe Philadelphia Union is looking to add a hardworking, resourceful, and motivated individual to support our First Team as Coordinator, Equipment Operations. This role will assist in the day-to-day operations of the equipment room and provide game and event support as required. RESPONSIBILITIESAssist with ordering, inventory, preparation, and distribution of all equipment for staff and players.Assist with preparation and distribution of all gear (training, travel, appearance, and match) necessary for all teams.Work with team operations staff to prepare and carry out logistical plans for all trips, domestic or international, keeping in account unknown weather conditions and/or guest players. Willingness to travel on trips is required.Adhere to standards set forth by MLS regarding kits and equipment, and game-day operations.Oversee locker room operations for home and away games; including but not limited to dressing locker rooms in player kits prior to games and training, and ensuring cleanliness post training or matches.Assist with accommodating Visiting Team equipment requests.Prepare and transport all team warm up equipment to the field prior to warm-up.Assist with travel logistics as it pertains to moving equipment to and from the airport, hotels and stadiums.Help coaching staff/medical staff deliver equipment to field prior to the start of training.Collects and inventories all training equipment daily.Washes all training kits immediately following training.Assist Director, Equipment Operations in necessary and timely preparation for all games and practices.QUALIFICATIONSExperience in Professional Sports environment. A team-player.Highly organized and process-driven individual, with ability to multi-task in fast-paced environment.On-the-fly problem solver with “can-do” attitude.If offered this role with the Philadelphia Union the candidate will be required to provide the following clearances:PA Child Abuse History clearancePA State Police Criminal Records CheckFBI Criminal Background Check Annual SafeSport CertificationOUR PERKSComprehensive benefits package including three medical options, vision and dental coverage, including flexible spending & health savings accounts.Pre-tax and Roth 401k (up to 4% is matched, after 90 days of service).Company-paid life insurance and disability.Paid holidays and PTO days annually.Wellness reimbursements including Headspace meditation app.50% merchandise discount.Other league and partner discounts. Complimentary or discounted tickets.24/7 state-of-the-art Fitness Center and locker rooms.On-site Café with grab-and-go options, salad bar, and grill!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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