Orlando City Soccer Club

Orlando City Soccer Club

Gameday Operations Coordinator


Role Type



Posting Date

May 25, 2022

Role description

TITLE: Gameday Operations Coordinator DEPARTMENT: Facility Operations REPORTS TO: Sr. Competition Manager FLSA: Salaried; Non-Exempt  WHAT SETS YOU APART You are a sports event professional with knowledge of sports competition and the ability to build relationships and resolve complex problems. You will provide overall administrative planning, direction, and policies to gameday staff, assuring the highest quality service for soccer games and events.  ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: ·       Act as the Event Lead for all aspects of gameday operations for NWSL ·       Create and coordinate all gameday productions packets and meetings with internal departments for NWSL ·       Act as Field Manager for all match presentation activity related to MLS games, including but not limited to coordinating rehearsals, pregame ceremonies, pregame experiences, and post-game experiences in the field area. ·       Assist with MLS NEXT Pro gameday operations as needed ·       Address all team, referee, and player requests professionally and in a timely manner. ·       Always maintain the integrity of the field and ensures that teams, officials, staff, and presentation elements are all in place at the required times ·       Report substitutions, goals, and other relevant information to the production booth to inform the PA announcer ·       Lead the field set-up/tear-down of all MLS and NWSL games at Exploria Stadium, including but not limited to goals, corner flags, field boards and team bench areas ·       Manage and maintain the inventory of all locker room assets and supplies as required by league operations manuals. ·       Source, monitor and direct the interns, gameday team members and other ancillary gameday staff in conjunction with Sr. Competition Manager and Gameday Operations Manager. ·       Responsible for scheduling of all gameday team members including interns and gameday specialists. ·       Stay current on league guidelines and ensure all games are operating in compliance with MLS or NWSL policies. ·       Confer with other officials, coaches, players, and facility managers to provide information, coordinate activities, and discuss problems. ·       Inspect game sites for compliance with regulations or safety requirements. ·       Address all noncompliance issues in a timely manner and create a plan of action for correcting items as needed. ·       Other duties as assigned.   SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS It’s never just a job at Orlando City SC.  It’s a way of life. We live and breathe soccer and entertainment. We believe each role is as unique as the person who does it. To join our team, you will also possess these qualifications:  SKILLS ·       Decision Making: Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one. ·       Critical Thinking: Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems. ·       Problem Solving: Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions. ·       Customer and Personal Service: Familiarity with communicate with staff to coordinate details. Ability to plan, coordinate and supervise activities interns, volunteers, contractors, concessionaires, and vendors. ·       Safety: Familiarity with the safety rules and policies with on a solid understanding of the prevention measures and risks to yours and others personal health and safety. ·       Build relationships: Familiarity with establish and cultivate relationships with competitors and their representatives while abiding by competition rules. ·       Monitoring: Develop and sustain the ability to apply rules, within the spirit of the sport activity and competition, and in a professional and respectful manner. QUALIFICATIONS: ·       Bachelor’s Degree preferred and/or 1-2 years of professional soccer/match operations experience preferred. ·       Demonstrated knowledge of match operations, presentation, customer service practices and event services. ·       Must have excellent organizational, time management, interpersonal, problem solving, written and oral communication skills. ·       Able to meet deadlines and handle multiple tasks at one time. ·       Able to work independently and with limited supervision. ·       Possess strong computer skills in Microsoft Office applications. ·       Able to work flexible and sometimes demanding schedules including nights, weekends, and holidays.  About Orlando City and Orlando Pride:  With two major professional teams, Orlando City and Orlando Pride, the Orlando City Soccer Club (OCSC) has established itself as one of the preeminent Clubs in professional soccer. Orlando City joined Major League Soccer (MLS) as the league's 21st franchise in November 2013, becoming the first MLS team in the Southeast. The Lions began league play in March 2015. In 2019, Orlando City re-launched Orlando City B (OCB) to bridge the gap between its successful youth development academy and the First Team.The Orlando Pride, OCSC’s National Women’s Soccer League franchise, began play in 2016 – bringing professional women’s soccer to Orlando for the first time. Orlando City and Orlando Pride play at Exploria Stadium, a 25,500-seat soccer-specific stadium built in 2017 and located in the heart of Downtown Orlando. With a footprint across the central Florida region and a roster comprised of international and home-grown talent, Orlando City and Orlando Pride boasts global relevance through its assemblage of world-class athletes.  For more information, visit orlandocitysc.com or orlando-pride.com. 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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