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Football GameDay Operations Manager with XFL in Houston · TX

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About the XFL
The new XFL will reimagine football for the 21st century when it kicks off in early 2020. Delivering authentic, high-energy football for the whole family at an affordable price, the XFL will offer fast-paced games with fewer play stoppages and simpler rules. The league will launch with eight teams in markets across the country, 45-man active rosters, and a 10-week regular season schedule with a postseason consisting of two semifinal playoff games and a championship game. The XFL is a single entity that owns the league and all teams, employing professionals at the Stamford, CT headquarters as well as in each of the markets that the teams call home.

About the Role
The Football Gameday Operations Manager will ensure that all daily and weekly responsibilities are effectively and efficiently completed in a timely manner. The ideal candidate has experience meeting deadlines, working under pressure and coordinating multiple groups and tasks simultaneously.

This is an in-season temporary role (approximately December 2019 through May 2020).

What you will do
  • Supervise and manage all facets of gameday operations for all team home games, on-site in conjunction with, but not limited to, XFL Football Operations, Football Technology, Fan Engagement, Team Stadium Operations, League and Team Security, Venue Operations Management, Local Law Enforcement, Emergency Services, Concessions and Catering Services.
  • Serve as liaison for: 
    • Game Officials liaison - transport (parking location), tickets, credentials, locker rooms 
    • Chain Crew - procure parking, credentials, tickets, equipment/vests, etc. 
    • Ball Boys - procure parking, credentials, tickets, equipment/vests, etc. 
    • Home/visitors waterboys - procure parking, credentials, tickets, equipment/vests, etc. 
    • Stadium or third party catering for locker room 
  • Order ice for sidelines and locker rooms, towels, locker room supplies - bananas, fruit and gum per League Game Operations Manual.
  • Coordinate field setup/breakdown with the stadium staff which includes, but is not limited to: markings, goalposts, field equipment, benches, tables, garbage, endzone padding, carpet/rubber matting and goal post nets, including goal post staffing. 
  • Coordinate flatbed cart for each team to use for sideline set up.
  • Coordinate procurement and staffing of Gator or other field cart big enough to transport an injured player.
  • Order oxygen for the sidelines.
  • Coordinate ambulance service for players.
  • Coordinate X-Ray machine and X-Ray technicians.
  • Visiting team bus parking - coordinate with security/parking department.
  • Procure heaters/cooling fans for bench areas and exercise bikes for sidelines in partnership with the stadium.
  • Create visiting team guide in partnership with the stadium.
  • Serve as visiting team liaison - meet visitors at the stadium on the day before and on gameday, ensure locker room access, parking, credentials, tickets and facilitate post-game meal. 
  • Work with broadcast partners and stadium to ensure access to parking, power, facilitate equipment rentals, catering, credentials, etc.
  • Organize helpers to unload and load equipment trucks.
  • Create and distribute team schedules to both teams and referee by mid week.
  • Hang/remove signs as needed in locker rooms, coaches booths, field, etc.
  • Coordinate security escorts/carts for coaches to and from coaching booths, before game, both sides of halftime and after the game, including holding of elevators.
  • Work with the medical and athletic training team on processes and checklists for each gameday.
  • Prepare various booths for coach, game officials, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned.

What you will bring
  • 5+ years of relevant business operations and gameday operations with arena or stadium experience.
  • Experience within the sports industry required. 
  • Well-organized, attentive to detail and capable of meeting tight deadlines.
  • Able to multitask and manage a dynamic, fluid environment. 
  • Able to travel to and from assigned game sites and company facilities.
  • Able to work well in one-on-one settings or with a group of people from different entities and backgrounds.
  • Able to work unconventional hours as required.
  • Able to work outside for extended periods of time in any season and/or during inclement weather.
  • Able to perform basic manual labor including lifting of materials or equipment weighing less than 50 lbs.
  • Connect, develop and maintain strong working interpersonal relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Superior verbal and written communication, time management, planning and analytical skills. 
  • Manage vendor relationships and procure equipment.
  • Project management and direction of large volumes of gameday staff.
  • Coordinate and develop relationships with stadiums, home and away teams, coaching staffs and front office teams.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
The XFL maintains a strong policy of equal opportunity in employment. It is our objective to recruit, hire and retain the most qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic or status protected by applicable federal, state or local law. Our equal employment philosophy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, compensation, benefits, training, promotions, transfers, job benefits and terminations.

**Only applicants who are legally authorized to work for The XFL will be considered. The XFL does not provide any work authorization sponsorship, or any assistance in securing, maintaining, or extending work authorization.**

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