Major League Soccer

Director, Player Relations (Compliance)

Job Locations US-NY-New York
# of Openings
Player Relations


The Director, Player Relations (Compliance) will oversee Player Relations compliance matters, including maintenance and enforcement of league rules, documentation and communication, and management of investigations. They will be focused on enhancing and managing our risk and compliance programs through staying abreast of current regulations, proactively identifying gaps in existing policy frameworks, and collaborating across relevant stakeholders.



Primary Responsibilities

  • Implement and manage an effective club-wide compliance program including club affidavit signing process and player signing checklist protocol.
  • Develop, oversee, and execute effective compliance training curriculum for Roster & Budget Guidelines Compliance Designees and other identified stakeholders.
  • Regularly audit procedures, practices, and documents to identify possible risks.
  • Oversee and document application of league rules to specific scenarios.
  • Create and manage effective action plans in response to audit discoveries and compliance violations.
  • Manage effective claims resolution process.
  • Provide analysis of compliance reports to senior executives
  • Resolve concerns about player compliance in partnership with Sr. Director, Player Relations.


Additional Responsibilities

  • Additional responsibilities as assigned.



Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 8+ years of related work experience


Required Skills

  • Experience developing and/or implementing internal compliance programs.
  • Strong professional writing skills.
  • Experience presenting to senior management teams.
  • Deep knowledge and interest in Major League Soccer, our clubs, players and rules.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate during presentations, both written and verbally.
  • Commitment to building positive team environments, and to work effectively within such teams.
  • High level of commitment to quality work product and organizational ethics, integrity and compliance.


Desired Skills

  • Knowledge and/or experience with international player movement, FIFA structure and regulations.
  • Fluency in Spanish, Portuguese, French and/or Italian.


Total Rewards


Starting Base Salary $110,000 - $150,000 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 will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.


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