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Director, Player Development - Cincinnati Reds (Cincinnati · OH)

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Player Operations: Team Administration/Operations
Department: Baseball Operations – Player Development
Job Title: Director, Player Development
Reports To: VP, Player Development
Job Purpose: Support the VP, Player Development in all aspects of Player Development.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Oversee day-to-day operations and administration of Minor League staff, players and rosters, affiliates, the Goodyear complex and Dominican Republic academy, including Minor League Spring Training, Instructional League, Early Reports Camp, Extended Spring Training and First Year Player Camp.
  • Management of Player Development on- and off-field personnel including annual expectations and reviews.
  • Implement technology and baseball analytics concepts into team preparation, player goals, individual player development and assessment of overall development success and initiatives.
  • Provide insight into large-scale Player Development concepts such as alignment of content and player evaluation to assist in Baseball Operations Front Office decision making processes.
  • Coordination with Domestic Amateur and International Amateur Scouting departments to integrate newly signed players into the development system.
  • Knowledge and compliance of the Basic Agreement and Major League Rules as it pertains to Player Development and the Minor Leagues.
  • Maintain a positive relationship with all affiliate ownership groups and business operations.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Independent judgment and ability to multitask is required to plan, prioritize, and organize diversified workload.
  • Strong work ethic and willingness to work long, flexible hours including weekends and holidays.
  • High level of attention to detail.
  • Job involves a high amount of travel. Willingness to work from the road is essential.
  • Must be trustworthy and discreet.
  • High level of interpersonal skills and be able to effectively communicate with wide range of departments, seniority levels and personalities.
  • Understanding of typical baseball data structures, plus knowledge of current baseball research and traditional baseball statistics and strategy.

Experience, Education and Licensure:
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Player Development and/or Scouting experience with a professional baseball club preferred.
  • Experience playing college and/or professional baseball preferred.

  • Spoken and written fluency in English.
  • Ability to travel within the United States and internationally.
  • Willing to relocate.

  • Adhere to Cincinnati Reds Organization Policies and Procedures. 
  • Act as a role model within and outside the Cincinnati Reds Organization.
  • Performs duties as workload necessitates.
  • Demonstrate flexible and efficient time management and ability to prioritize workload.
  • Meet Department productivity standards.

Equal Opportunity Statement:
The Cincinnati Reds are an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the Cincinnati Reds to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion or creed, sex, age, military or veteran status, disability, citizenship status, marital status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.
The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee in this position. The above description is only a summary of the typical functions of the job, not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks, and duties. Additional duties, as assigned, may become part of the job function. The duties listed above is, therefore, a partial representation not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of a person in this position.

Job Questions:

  1. Are you legally authorized to work in the United States?

  2. Will you now or in the future require sponsorship for employment visa status?