Major League Soccer

  • Senior Coordinator, Commissioner's Office

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
    ID
    2019-1464
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Commissioner's Office
  • Overview

    The Commissioner’s Office interacts with all the departments of Major League Soccer and MLS Business Ventures. As such, the candidate must have a diverse set of skills and interests to assist with various tasks, including but not limited to: presentation building, research, letter writing, memo writing and event management.

    Responsibilities

    Support the Commissioner’s Office with special projects, including but not limited to:

    • League expansion (application and selection process):
      • Managing communication to and from expansion candidates and clubs
      • Conducting due diligence on and preparing for meetings with expansion candidates
      • Preparing updates for League Office executives and Board members on the League’s expansion strategy
      • Onboarding new expansion clubs
    • Board meeting preparation and correspondence
      • Drive development and aggregation of Board meeting materials 
    • Stadium development
      • Work with cross functional groups from the League Office to track key milestones and action items related to new stadium development
    • Prepare executive team for visits to current and potential MLS markets, conducting research on the market, political dynamics and Club performance when relevant
    • Create presentations for meetings with potential owners and investors
    • Assist in hosting League Office guests from other leagues, federations, and organizations
    • Support executives in preparation for and during events including but not limited to All-Star Game, World Leagues Forum, etc.

    Qualifications

    Education and Experience

    • Bachelor’s Degree required, MBA a plus
    • 3+ years of experience
    • Investment banking or consulting experience a preferred

    Required Skills

    • 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 and professionally communicate, both written and verbally, at all levels of seniority
    • Proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
    • Demonstrated decision making and creative problem-solving skills
    • Ability to manage multiple workstreams, work well under pressure and meet tight deadlines with minimal supervision
    • Ability to travel and to work non-traditional hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays

    Desired Skills

    • Excellent written and presentation skills
    • Excellent organizational skills; acute attention to detail; a strategic eye for business opportunities
    • Knowledge of the sports industry and the soccer industry, or a willingness to learn quickly
    • Knowledge of the Spanish Language (business proficiency) a plus

     

     

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