In this newly created role, the Senior Director, Player Well-Being & Clinical Services, is responsible for developing, leading, and managing systems and processes that support and promote the mental health and wellness for all players in MLS, MLS NEXT Pro, and MLS NEXT Academies.
You will have direct oversight of the mental health, clinical strategies and initiatives for the MLS ecosystem player population and create value by your expansive subject matter expertise and deep industry experience to design, lead and deliver integrated mental health solutions and outcomes.
The Senior Director of Player Well-Being and Clinical Services shall serve as the principal liaison between Major League Soccer [“MLS”], Major League Soccer Players Association [“MLSPA”] and MLS Clubs on all mental health and wellness issues. In addition, you will assist the Senior Vice President of Player and League Advancement in the management and performance of a variety of executive, professional and administrative duties, including special projects and programs to support the day-to-day operations of the department.
In this position you will need to exercise discretion and independent judgment in resolving issues with players, Clubs, and administrative staff.
Design and lead Major League Soccer’s well-being and clinical services strategy and operational plan for all players within MLS, MLS NEXT PRO, and MLS NEXT to include but not be limited to:
Overseeing Player mental health communications strategy and building strong relationships and partnerships across Major League Soccer to enhance overall awareness and visibility of mental health needs to support de-stigmatization and utilization of available resources and programs.
Collaborating with MLS Medical team on player health and safety programs as the subject matter expert and interface with MLS Legal team as well as MLS’ Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health consultants as needed.
Advising and supporting the Senior Vice President of Player and League Advancement and department on a range of items including:
Education and Experience