Major League Soccer

Human Resources Business Partner

Job Locations US-NY-New York
# of Openings
Human Resources


Major League Soccer is the top-flight men’s professional soccer league in the United States and Canada. We aspire to be one of the top leagues in the world, as defined by our quality of play, the passion of our fans, the relevance of our clubs and the value of our enterprise.  In 2023, the League will be comprised of 29 clubs, with ongoing plans to expand to 30 clubs, will play the new and annual Leagues Cup tournament, and launched its worldwide streaming and marketing partnership with Apple.


Major League Soccer’s historic partnership with Apple allows fans to stream every single MLS and Leagues Cup match through the Apple TV app, worldwide. The new streaming service also feature MLS NEXT, MLS NEXT Pro and Leagues Cup matches, alongside a rich offering of League, Tournament and Club content. MLS is also working with Apple across its products and services to reach passionate and new fans with an enhanced, simplified, and connected fan experience.


In this position, the HR Business Partner will be responsible for providing strategic consultation and coaching to business leaders to create and implement HR strategies that will foster organizational and people effectiveness as well as an inclusive culture, with a focus on supporting our Centralized Production Studio, On-Air Talent, and internal Apple Partnership teams. The HRBP will partner with leaders, League office staff and on-air talent in areas such as employee experience, HR operations, employee relations, culture, employee engagement, diversity and inclusion, compensation and talent development. 


  • Partner with Senior Director, HR to align HR strategy with business objectives and serve as a consultant to leaders and employees on the full employee life cycle, with a focus on our broadcast studio employees and On-Air Talent, as well as remote studio location.
  • Provide coaching, counseling and advice to guide leaders and employees with regards to HR programs, practices, policies, legislation and regulatory requirements including interpretation of policy, identification of risk, impact to the business and recommended solutions.
  • Consult with leaders and staff on employee relations issues, conduct investigations and make recommendations in response to management and staff concerns.
  • Recommend, develop, and implement HR policy enhancements and new programs that further organizational initiatives while supporting employee engagement and retention.
  • Monitor the "pulse" of employees to ensure employee engagement, as well as review and analyze data to identify trends.
  • Review league office initiatives, policies and programs, customizing as necessary to meet the needs of our broadcast studio employees and On-Air Talent.
  • Manage people operations and logistics and act as the first point of contact for all HR related broadcast studio employee and On-Air talent questions.
  • Inform and advise employees on human resources matters, such as policy and procedures, benefits, time off, and performance.
  • Ensure compliance through entire employee lifecycle, including but not limited to onboarding, immigration, compensation changes, offboarding.
  • Work collaboratively with HR team to review, recommend and implement changes to HR processes to ensure optimization, streamlining, and compliance.
  • Lead various special projects and HR initiatives as required
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned. 


  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • 5+ years of progressive experience in human resources including experience in performance management and employee relations
  • 1+ years of experience as human resources business partner.

Required Skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate in English and Spanish with business proficiency, both written and verbally.
  • Excellent relationship management skills and proven track record to leverage relationships throughout the organization to influence individuals and outcomes.
  • Demonstrated capability to work effectively at all levels of the organization, encouraging respect and credibility.
  • Demonstrable ability to proactively identify potential issues and resolve with appropriate employee programs that improve organizational effectiveness.
  • Strong project management skills, excellent written communication skills and effective execution skills to ensure successful implementation of initiatives, processes and policies.
  • Ability to remove and overcome barriers to promote collaboration between and within HR and the business.
  • Ability to exercise excellent judgement, confidentiality and sense of urgency with a commitment to organizational ethics, integrity, compliance and producing high-quality work.
  • Ability to cultivate a positive employee relations environment throughout complex and changing situations.
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate organizational change and foster connections between strategic objectives and human resources activities.
  • Proven decision making, problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast paced, team environment.
  • Demonstrates an inclusive leadership style with an emphasis on delivering results and developing impactful teams.
  • Organized and meticulous with the ability to multi-task and meet timelines with minimal supervision.
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

Total Rewards

Starting Base Salary: $75,000 – $90,000. MLS/SUM base salaries are contingent upon several factors including individual qualifications, market financials, and operational business needs.

We are committed to providing a Total Rewards package that attracts, supports, engages, and retains talent through the following:

  • Benefits – comprehensive and competitive medical, dental, and vision benefits, as well as a suite of programs to promote well-being including a $500 Wellness Reimbursement. A generous PTO offering, and hybrid Office/Remote Work Schedule are also offered to promote Work-Life balance.
  • Career & Professional Development – on the job training, feedback, and on-going educational opportunities to continue your personal and professional development.
  • Employee Engagement – office perks, discounts and employee events that go “beyond the traditional paycheck” to make you feel a part of our team and inspire you to elevate the Game!

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

We are committed to providing equal opportunity and reasonable accommodations to employees with disabilities. MLS/SUM complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act and all other applicable federal, state, and local laws regarding disability discrimination and accommodation


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