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NJ/NY Gotham FC

NJ/NY Gotham FC

Pro Player Pathway General Manager


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Jun 24, 2024


About the job
NJ/NY Gotham FC (“Gotham FC” or “the Club”) is a National Women’s Soccer League (“NWSL”) team representing New Jersey and New York. The team plays at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, NJ.

The Role

Gotham FC is seeking a Pro Player Pathway General Manager that will report to the General Manager (GM). The Pro Player Pathway General Manager will help build a professional women’s soccer development pathway in the United States, while generating homegrown talent that supplies the Gotham FC first team.

Key Responsibilities

Build and maintain Gotham FC's pro player pathway strategy and plan, inclusive financial plan, working closely across all club soccer leadership.
Create and maintain strong relationships with NY/NJ/PA/CT academies as part of the alliance strategy. Look to create select strong relationships with non-NY area academies as well.
Build and maintain a strong reputation and relationships with all elite youth clubs and scouts to help drive player identification. Work across soccer leadership on how we evaluate performance for Gotham's reserve and youth teams, as well as a system to track youth players across the US.
Create and maintain a tight connection with Gotham FC coaching staff to ensure any reserve or youth team is managed and run consistent with the first team with similar methodologies.
Build and maintain strong relationships with all other NWSL clubs with reserve and academy teams to ensure we understand and implement all appropriate best practices, play within any NWSL youth structure that is built, and are working within all league and FIFA rules.
Build out a strong staff to successfully execute the approved plan.

Required Qualifications

Minimum of five (5) years' experience as a senior member of a professional football club
Significant knowledge of NWSL and women's soccer landscape domestically & internationally
Have a proven track record in youth and professional player development
Must be flexible to work evenings and/or weekends, including event held on weekends, nights, and holidays, when necessary
Must be flexible and willing to travel both domestically & internationally
Demonstrated administrative and organizational abilities to manage multiple individuals, programs, and priorities, including short-term (event) and long-term planning
Ability to manage and communicate with a network of agents and contacts within various levels of soccer, both domestic and abroad
Bilingual (English/Spanish) helpful (not required)

Capability & Other Characteristics

Must be highly detail-oriented
Strong relationship-building skills
Must possess the ability to communicate, both written and orally, effectively and consistently
Knowledge and experience with scouting software / techniques that is utilized within the industry
Demonstrated analytical skills and a strategic mindset
The ability to foster and build genuine relationships with personnel and players
Must be willing and able to work long hours, including weekends and evenings


This position is fully in-person, based at Gotham FC’s soccer operations office and practice facility, currently located in Whippany, New Jersey. The person must be able and willing to attend all Gotham FC home games, away games and other business-related travel. Gotham FC requires its employees to live in its market, that is, within reasonable commuting distance of Gotham FC’s office, practice facility and Red Bull Arena.

Gotham FC is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes everyone to our team. We are committed to broadening the pool of qualified talent for consideration, including those who have been historically underrepresented. We strongly encourage people of color, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and non-binary people, veterans, parents, and individuals with disabilities to apply.

Job type: Full-time Exempt position

Salary range: $100,000-$145,000 plus benefits

This job description is a broad summary of the essential job functions and general duties for this position, the additional job duties that may be required from time-to-time, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. The Pro Player Pathway General Manager may be required to and must be willing to perform other duties as assigned, to meet organizational needs. This job description may be modified from time to time, at the sole discretion of Gotham FC.

This employee must follow and enforce all policies and procedures formulated by Gotham FC and be a role model for the organization.

The existence of this job description does not modify the employee’s “at-will” status. That is, unless a signed employment contract specifying a term of employment exists between Gotham FC and the employee or his/her/their representative, both Gotham FC and the employee will have the right to terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without reason or notice, unless otherwise prohibited by law.

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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