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Player Logistics Manager

San Diego Wave FC

Posted 4 months ago



San Diego, CA, USA

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Job Description

The Player Logistics Manager will be responsible for the operational management and execution of First-Team logistics and leading and developing a Player Experience Program to provide structured care, support, and off-field educational development pathways for each athlete.  Depending upon experience and other qualifications listed below, this full-time position pays an estimated annual salary of $60,000 - $70,000. Dive in, check out the details below; if it sounds like you and something you’re interested in, we encourage you to apply.
  • Lead the initiation, development, and execution of programs and resources ensuring that off-field support is structured and coordinated for athletes and their families.
  • Design, develop, and implement a player onboarding process for newly acquired players into the club as well as supporting current players and their families to ensure a comfortable acclimation into the environment.
  • Organize and coordinate first team scheduling needs in conjunction with the Sporting Staff that includes daily meal planning, meetings, and team travel accommodations.
  • Manage the operational execution needed by players including relocation planning, temporary and long-term housing, moving, shipping and transportation.
  • Mentor and oversee youth professionals by leading the design of their educational and life skills development pathways
  • Be the principle point of contact for player community, sponsorship, and partnership appearances, fulfilling relevant payment in accordance with the club, NWSL and CBA guidelines.
  • Source accommodations, cars, schools, language lessons, phones, visas, bank accounts, social security numbers, state ID’s – the basic operational functions needed for athletes.
  • Prepare and execute team culture activities, individual achievements, milestone celebrations.
  • Create and develop relationships, resources, and opportunities for players to explore for life after fútbol.
  • At all times, maintain a professional relationship with players, trailists, employees, fans, and external partners or vendors.
  • Other duties assigned as business needs evolve.

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Qualifications Required

  • Bachelor’s Degree, required.
  • 2+ years related work experience on a professional/collegiate sports team and/or hospitality and education background, required.
  • Comprehensive understanding of all current league rules and regulations, including the CBA (Collective Bargaining Agreement).
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including nights, weekends, games, and events outside of traditional business hours.
  • Professional, positive, and proactive problem solver.
  • Energetic, team player with an entrepreneurial mindset with a desire and ability to take on responsibilities in a fast-paced, start-up environment.
  • Experience working with international players and staff
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to analyze and solve complex problems.
  • Approachable, warm, and friendly relationship builder, trusthworthy, and credible.
  • Basic proficiency in all Microsoft Office Programs

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