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Major League Soccer

Major League Soccer

Sr. Coordinator, MLS NEXT


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Mar 21, 2024


MLS NEXT provides the best player development experience in North America. Founded on a collaborative approach to governance and a dedication to innovation, MLS NEXT provides players access to the highest levels of competition and training to prepare them for their futures, both in soccer and in life. The Senior Coordinator will be accountable to the performance and development of MLS NEXT. This role will own the performance evaluation process, development of competition structure, and assist with various aspects of MLS NEXT programs, including governance, technology, comprehensive player development programming, athlete management system development, and operations.

Assist with MLS NEXT club and member registration
Partner with the MLS NEXT team in administrative execution of national events and MLS NEXT competitions including scheduling, discipline, game data, and referees
Contribute to the implementation of new MLS NEXT procedures and initiatives
Oversee and administer the approval process for MLS NEXT Club Forms
Manage weekend operations hotline
Assist in the collection of match reports
Monitor daily schedule requests from clubs
Act as a staff liaison to MLS NEXT Working Groups and Committees
Collaborate in the development and implementation of MLS NEXT Technical Standards, Competition Guidelines and Disciplinary Code
Assist with management of budget, critical initiatives, and project management of MLS NEXT
Support internal and external MLS NEXT membership expansion including but not limited to creation and collation of applications, applicant review process, new club onboarding, and supporting expansion strategies for each division
Coordination with other MLS/SUM departments supporting MLS NEXT
Additional responsibilities as assigned.


Bachelor Degree
3+ years of experience with 1+ years in a high performance environment with elite athletes and 1+ years of project management experience

Required Skills

Deep knowledge and interest in Major League Soccer and player development
High-level of commitment to a quality work product and organizational ethics, integrity and compliance
Ability to work effectively in a fast paced, collaborative team environment with a commitment to building positive team environments
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing
Demonstrated decision making and problem-solving skills
Meticulous with the ability to multi-task and meet deadlines with minimal supervision
Proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
Strong leadership ability and presence
Ability to travel (20-30%) and work non-traditional hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays
Experience working within talent development environments
Understand global trends in high performance sport
Proven track record of developing and measuring the success of athletic performance programs

Desired Skills

Knowledge of the Spanish Language (business proficiency)
Knowledge of the sport of soccer

Total Rewards
Starting Base Salary: $62,400 - $68,000. MLS/SUM base salaries are contingent upon several factors including individual qualifications, market financials, and operational business needs.
We are committed to providing a Total Rewards package that attracts, supports, engages, and retains talent through the following:

Benefits – comprehensive and competitive medical, dental, and vision benefits, as well as a suite of programs to promote well-being including a $500 Wellness Reimbursement. A generous PTO offering, and hybrid Office/Remote Work Schedule are also offered to promote Work-Life balance!
Career & Professional Development – on the job training, feedback, and on-going educational opportunities to continue your personal and professional development.
Employee Engagement – office perks, discounts and employee events that go “beyond the traditional paycheck” to make you feel a part of our team and inspire you to elevate the Game!

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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