GM & Director of Soccer Operations

  Professional Women's Soccer Team
  Southeast Region
  Posted/Updated: 09/16/20

Job Summary



Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Lead the day-to-day operations & long-term management of the first team, as well as execute any new soccer initiatives pursued by the Club.

  • Collaborate with the technical staff on roster management decisions.

  • Develop and implement a worldwide talent identification and scouting network.

  • Liaise with the Club’s sports performance and medical partner on all sports performance aspects including player wellness and rehabilitation.

  • Assist with the launch and execution of a girl’s academy program.

  • Liaise with the facility management team to ensure superior maintenance of the fields and training facility.

  • Liaise with League officials on player regulations and other League rules.

  • Create and implement a short and long-term player relations plan.

  • Collaborate with the EVP, first team head coach, head of sports performance, and other relevant staff to determine the team players’ load management for training, matches, and appearances.

  • Oversee and enforce compliance with the Club’s and League’s policies, and process team, player, and coach discipline and fines.

  • Oversee all player communications, maintaining regular and timely communication.

  • Oversee the administration of player surveys and distribution of reports of findings.

  • Liaise with the girls’ programs.

  • Serve as an ambassador on behalf of the Club in the U.S. soccer community.

  • Other projects as assigned by the EVP.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university required, Master’s degree in sport management preferred.

  • 5+ years of progressive experience in sports administration, with at least two (2) years of management experience.

  • A strong understanding of the women’s professional soccer industry, including U.S. Soccer.

  • Proven player acquisition skills.

  • Experience negotiating player contracts.

  • Established network of international connections in the soccer industry.

  • Prior supervisory experience with proven ability to lead, manage, mentor and motivate a team.

  • Excellent organizational, communication, interpersonal, project management, and conflict resolution skills.

  • Superior presentation skills.

  • Ability to multi-task and execute without close supervision.

  • Ability to generate ideas, deliver high quality work, and execute under pressure/deadlines.

  • Able and willing to travel up to 35% of the time.

  • Able and willing to work non-traditional hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays, and in non-traditional settings, within a team atmosphere.

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