Major League Soccer

Manager, Player Relations

Job Locations US-NY-New York
ID
2022-1700
# of Openings
1
Category
Player Relations

Overview

The Manager, Player Relations will support MLS Clubs in building and managing their respective rosters and to ensure compliance with League Rules and support the department in disciplinary matters (player and technical staff).

Responsibilities

  • Oversee MLS Club rosters,salary budgets and advise Clubs on roster/player needs
  • Administer player contracts
  • Interpret and administer MLS Roster & Budget Guidelines
  • Draft and prepare contracts for League and Clubs, including, player contracts, loan and transfer agreements for the import/export of players
  • Assist in preparation and execution of technical committee and league meetings
  • Assist in preparation for major League Events (e.g. MLS SuperDraft, MLS All-Star Week and MLS Cup)
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 5+ years of experience
  • Knowledge of the Spanish Language (business proficiency)
  • Ability to make timely, nuanced recommendations for business decisions based on and the strategic objectives of the organization
  • Understanding of player valuation principles, from sports industry or otherwise
  • Deep knowledge and interest in Major League Soccer, our clubs, players, and rules
  • Superior organization, project management skills and attention to detail necessary to support and advise Clubs and League business units, and ensure projects are completed in a timely and effective manner
  • High level of commitment to quality work product and organizational ethics, integrity and compliance
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast paced, team environment
  • Ability to travel and to work non-traditional hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate, both written and verbally
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Demonstrated decision making and solutions oriented
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to multi-task and meet deadlines with minimal supervision

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