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Sporting Kansas City

Sporting Kansas City

Team Administration Fellowship


Role Type



Posting Date

Dec 2, 2022

Role description

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.Position SummaryThis paid position is intended for professional development and is focused on furthering knowledge, practical experience and skills in team operations. The individual will primarily take an active role assisting with all teams under the Sporting KC umbrella including the First Team, Sporting KC II & SKC Academy teams.  The Team Administration Fellowship individual will gain hands-on experience performing a variety of roles within a fast-paced, behind-the-scenes environment, with the chance to have a direct impact on professional soccer in Kansas City. This entry level position is available on or after January 1 through December 31. Essential FunctionsLearn how professional sports teams operate by collaborating with the Sporting Kansas City Team Administration Department with all team events, experiencing as many aspects of operations as possible.Understand the logistics and execution of team operations events including team trainings, matches, and travel planning.Learn and participate in the organizational culture and within the Team Core Values.Assist with special projects including communications to team members & related parties, travel planning, player registration, player relocation, gameday preparation, open tryout planning, coordination of front office requests for team, and more.Attend department meetings to learn about the processes used to organize a team event or operation.Lead special projects designated by the Team Administrators.Assist with a variety of office tasks.·         Support Sporting Kansas City’s mission, vision and purpose.·         Represent Sporting Kansas City and its related affiliates in a professional manner at all times.·         Perform other related task or projects as assigned.Personal AttributesAdaptation to the four Sporting Kansas City Core Values; Team First, Work Ethic, Intelligence & Winning Mentality.Strong organizational, communication, and leadership skills.Ability to organize work effectively, conceptualize and prioritize objectives and exercise independent judgment based on an understanding of organizational policies and activities.Must possess a strong, positive, and self-motivated work ethic.Strong problem-solving skills.Detail-oriented.Have a desire to continually improve from both individual & team perspectives. Exemplify a growth mindset.Passionate about professional sports, including soccer and team operations.Ability to demonstrate poise, tact and diplomacy. Strong teamwork aptitude required.High level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive, confidential situations and information.Professional appearance and attitude, as well as ability to work with others.  Skills and ExperienceBachelor’s degree in related field required. Master’s Degree in related field preferred.Interest and experience in competitive sports preferred.Must be able to fluently speak, read, and write in the English language.Spanish language fluency preferred.Proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Calendar. Physical AttributesThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate or Apprentice to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:Required to sit, stand and walk.Use hands operate and feel objects, tools or controls.Reach with hands and arms.Required to talk and hear consistently.Ability to occasionally lift, carry and/or drag up to twenty-five (25) pounds if necessary.Specific vision abilities required by the role include the ability to distinguish the nature of objects by using the eye.Associate may be required to travel.Ability to work non-traditional hours and game days, including evenings, weekends and holidays as necessary.

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