Major League Soccer

  • Director, MLS Big Events

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

    Director, MLS Properties & Big Events is responsible for managing the process and timelines through which MLS Big Events and new league platforms are developed.


    • Spearhead the integrated planning of MLS Big Events and platforms (e.g., MLS All-Star, MLS Rivalry Week, MLS Decision Day), leading key organization stakeholders through goal-setting, concept development, and timeline management
    • Innovate and develop new long-term Big Event opportunities for MLS
    • Oversee day-to-day internal communications and reporting related to MLS Big Events development
    • Liaise with commercial sales team to develop partnership assets and go-to-market strategies for corporate and media partners
    • Utilize market research resources to inform internal constituents and decision-making for MLS Big Events
    • Maintain understanding of industry-leading Big Event activations across other sports and entertainment properties, identifying key findings relevant for MLS
    • Integrate internal stakeholders across MLS alongside external stakeholders (e.g., media partners, sponsors) to facilitate plans for each Big Event
    • Manage budget development and quarterly reviews for MLS Big Events


    • Bachelor’s Degree
    • MBA Preferred
    • 8+ years of experience in business strategy, sponsorship and/or marketing
    • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate, both written and verbally
    • Superior project management skills
    • Knowledge of the North American and global soccer landscapes
    • Relationships in the sport, entertainment, and media industries
    • Commitment to building positive team environments and proven experience managing staff
    • Marketing, sales, promotional, and media experience
    • Ability to work non-traditional hours, including evenings and weekends
    • High level of commitment to quality work product and organizational ethics, integrity, and compliance
    • Ability to work effectively in a fast paced, team environment
    • Demonstrated decision-making and problem-solving skills
    • Detail-oriented with the ability to multi-task and meet deadlines with minimal supervision
    • Understanding of visual design principles and applying their application to presentation materials
    • Outstanding PowerPoint skills and the ability to craft different types of presentation narratives
    • Superior organization, project management skills and attention to detail
    • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate, both written and verbally
    • Proficiency in Word, Excel, Outlook and Consumer Research Tools

    Additional Responsibilities

    • Manage hiring and onboarding process by interviewing, selecting, orienting, and training employees
    • Accomplish team results by communicating job expectations and managing the Performance Management process:
    • Plan, monitor, and review performance;
    • Coach and counsel employees;
    • Develop and implement department procedures and productivity standards and reinforce Company policies
    • Develop personal growth opportunities for employees


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