The National Women’s Soccer League

The National Women’s Soccer League

Player Affairs Manager

Country

Role Type

USA

Management

Posting Date

Apr 26, 2022

Role description

TheNational Women's Soccer League(NWSL) is a Division-I professional women's soccer league featuring the most prolific domestic and international players from around the globe. The twelve-team league consists of the Angel City Football Club (L.A.), Chicago Red Stars, Houston Dash, Kansas City Current, North Carolina Courage, Orlando Pride, Portland Thorns FC, OL Reign, Racing Louisville, San Diego Wave, NJ/NY Gotham FC, and the Washington Spirit.
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 Description
Reporting directly to the Director, Player Affairs, the Manager, Player Services will lead and assist with all matters related to the League's player affairs including player services and club relations.
Primary Responsibilities

Support NWSL teams in various elements of player personnel management and overall player administration, particularly writing and executing player contracts
Lead the processes in connection with player acquisition, termination, trades, discovery, loans, transfers, international clearance and other mechanisms through which player rights enter the league, exit the league and/or move within the league, which includes drafting documents and processing forms
Compose and distribute league-wide communication to players and clubs
Assist with the administrative aspects of the NWSL Draft and Expansion Draft
Assist with the team salary cap and allocation money calculations
Track, record and distribute roster management documents to league, clubs and external stakeholders
Assist with the creation and maintenance of a player database that contains player contract and personal information
Assist with the implementation of a short and long-term player services and player relations plan
Respond and resolve all questions and concerns from clubs and players
Assist with player communications, maintaining regular, timely and accurate communication
Meet and exceed service levels and standards

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university required
2+ years of progressive experience in sports administration
Ability to multitask and execute without close supervision
Excellent organizational and project management skills
Ability to maintain strong customer service and follow-up with all team/player inquiries
Ability to deliver high quality work and execute under pressure/deadlines
Able and willing to travel up to 20% of the time
Able and willing to work non-traditional hours including evenings, weekends and holidays

Desired Qualifications

Has a strong professional and positive presence/image that represents the league both internally and externally
Guided by strong moral and ethical principles
Knowledge of the sport of soccer
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

Pay Range:$45,000 - $50,000 annually
Work Location: This position is based in Chicago; however, we are currently operating on a hybrid work model (mix of in-office and remote work).
NWSL 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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