Director, Player Affairs


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Posting Date

Jun 6, 2022

Role description

The NWSL office is growing to meet the demands of the changing global landscape of professional women’s soccer. We are looking for individuals who desire to make an impact on the future of sport in the United States.Position DescriptionOversees and assists with all matters related to player contracts, League policies, rosters, player transactions and salary budgets.Primary Responsibilities ·       Assist in the development and refinement of league policies related to rosters, players transactions, salary budgets and competition, including the competition calendar·       Administer, interpret and monitor league policies related to rosters, player transactions, salary budgets and competition·       Supervise the player acquisition and termination processes, ensuring player acquisitions comply with League rules, contracts comply with roster rules and team/league caps, processing/filing documents, and terminating players·       Upgrade documentation process for league policies, player data, contract data, rosters and player transactions·       Ensure league and team compliance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement through education and review of processes·       Maintain league manual and Player Handbook·       Assist with the development and implementation of a comprehensive and strategic player affairs plan and departmental goals that will enhance the processes in connection with player services and player relations·       Effectively communicate and aid in managing the League relationship U.S. Soccer Federation Player Status Department to ensure compliance with National Data Center registration and International Transfer Certificates for players·       Support the teams in the NWSL and support various elements of player personnel management and overall player administration, including player visas and other immigration issues, registrations and human resource issues·       Oversee all player communications·       Provide assistance with preparation for and execution of major events (NWSL Draft, NWSL Championship, etc.)·       Assist in preparation and execution of league committee meetings·       Aid in managing the day-to-day relationship with NWSL Players Association and the related labor issues·       Interact with legal department on topics and questions that arise·       Manage hiring and onboarding process by interviewing, selecting, orientating, and training direct reports·       Accomplish team results by communicating job expectations and managing the Performance Management process: o   Plan, monitor, and review performance; o   Mentor employees; o   Develop and implement department procedures and productivity standards and reinforce Company policies·       Develop personal growth opportunities for direct reports·       Additional responsibilities as assignedMinimum Qualifications ·       Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university required·       8+ years of progressive experience in sports administration·       Knowledge of the sport of soccer, both domestically and internationally·       Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate, both written and verbally·       Demonstrated decision making and problem-solving skills·       High level of commitment to quality work product and organizational ethics, integrity and compliance·       Ability to deliver high quality work and execute under pressure/deadlines·       Ability to multi-task and execute without close supervision·       Excellent attention to detail and organizational and project management skills·       Ability to maintain strong ‘customer service’ and follow-up with all team inquiries ·       Ability to work with all levels of management·       Ability to draft and negotiate contracts·       Proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook·       Able and willing to work non-traditional hours including evenings, weekends and holidays·       Able and willing to travel up to 20% of the timeDesired Qualifications·       Has a strong professional and positive presence/image that represents the league both internally and externally·       Pursues lifelong development and learning·       Communicates in a direct, open and honest manner·       Accountable for actions/decisions and does not make excuses·       Seeks feedback ·       Practices self-assessment and self-reflection Job Location: New York, NYNWSL is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We believe that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is vital to our success. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or citizenship.

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