Major League Soccer

  • Senior Coordinator, International Operations

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    The Senior Coordinator, International Operations is responsible for duties relating to MNT Tour Operations, Gold Cup Venue Management and Staffing, Campeones Cup Logistics and other tasks as assigned.




    • Assume a key role in the planning and execution of the Mexico National Team Tour (including, but not limited to, match operations, stadium operations, and coordination of training sites).
    • Assume a key role in the planning and execution of the CONCACAF Gold Cup, Campeones Cup, and other tournaments (including, but not limited to, match operations, stadium operations, and coordination of training sites).
    • Specifically manage the administrative duties as it relates to Venue Managers, Assistant Venue Managers, Part-Time Day of Game Staff, and additional hired staff as necessary.
    • Maintain key relationships with outside soccer organizations, local universities and training facilities, and host venues.
    • Project Lead with the development of event manuals and forms specific to the MNT Tour, each SUM operated tournament, and the International Operations Department.
    • Provide direction to match day volunteers and part time staff while on-site.
    • Develop training programs to ensure consistent delivery of SUM operated events.
    • Identify uniform mechanisms for event execution and quantify results in the aftermath, including an after-action report and discussion(s).
    • Assume a supportive role in the planning and execution of the annual MLS Operations & Security Seminar, including content creation and presentation, sponsorship generation, and/or overall event planning.
    • Perform administrative duties such as processing payment for vendors and third parties.

    Additional Responsibilities

    • Assume a key role in the preparation and delivery of Major League Soccer Marquee Events (All-Star and MLS Cup) including the support of stadium and match operations, as needed.
    • Travel up to 25%.
    • Additional responsibilities as assigned by the Senior Manager, International Operations or Senior Director, Operations & Security


    Education and Experience

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Sport Management, Sports Administration, or a related field.
    • 3-5+ years of experience in events and/or operations (preferably within the sports industry).

    Required Skills

    • Communication skills and a confidence to present verbal and written presentations and briefings to both internal and external key stakeholders.
    • Superior organization, project management skills and attention to detail.
    • High level of commitment to quality work product and organizational ethics, integrity and compliance.
    • Ability to work effectively in a fast paced, team environment.
    • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate, both written and verbally.
    • Proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Access.
    • Demonstrated decision making and problem-solving skills.
    • Detail-oriented with the ability to multi-task across multiple projects and meet deadlines with minimal supervision.
    • Ability to travel and to work non-traditional hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays.
    • Ability to work remotely on occasion, when on assignment and meet deadlines with minimal supervision.

     Desired Skills

    • Experience in event planning and execution.
    • Knowledge of the sport of soccer
    • Knowledge of the Spanish language (business proficiency)



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