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Team Administration Fellowship with Sporting Kansas City in Kansas City · MO

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Position Summary
Sporting Kansas City is seeking to hire for a Team Administration Fellowship for the upcoming 2020 MLS & USL season. This paid position is intended for professional development and is focused on furthering knowledge, practical experience and skills in team operations. The individual will primarily take an active role assisting with all teams under the Sporting KC umbrella including the First Team, Sporting KC II & SKC Academy teams. 
The Team Administration Fellowship individual will gain hands-on experience performing a variety of roles within a fast-paced, behind-the-scenes environment, with the chance to have a direct impact on professional soccer in Kansas City. 
This entry level position is available on or after January 1, 2020. Position is intended to last the length of the 2020 MLS season. Interested candidates must submit a cover letter, resume and reference list to Team Administrator Jon Farrell at

Essential Functions
  • Learn how professional sports teams operate by collaborating with the Sporting Kansas City Team Administration Department with all team events, experiencing as many aspects of operations as possible.
  • Understand the logistics and execution of team operations events including team trainings, games and travel planning.
  • Learn and participate in the organizational culture and within the Team Core Values.
  • Assist with special projects including communications to team members, travel planning, player registration, player relocation, gameday preparation, open tryout planning, coordination of front office requests for team, and more.
  • Attend department meetings to learn about the processes used to organize a team event or operation.
  • Lead special projects designated by the Team Administrators.
  • Assist with a variety of office tasks.
  • Represent Sporting Kansas City in a professional manner at all times.
  • Perform other related tasks as assigned.

Personal Attributes
  • Strong organizational, communications and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to organize work effectively, conceptualize and prioritize objectives and exercise independent judgment based on an understanding of organizational policies and activities.
  • Detail-oriented.
  • Passionate about professional sports, including soccer, and team operations.
  • Positive attitude.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong work ethic.
  • Excellent leadership skills.

Skills and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field required. Master’s Degree in related field preferred
  • Interest and experience in competitive sports preferred.
  • Proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Calendar.

Physical Abilities
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate or Apprentice to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:
  • Required to sit, stand and walk.
  • Use hands to finger, hand or feel objects, tools or controls.
  • Frequent stooping, bending, pulling and pushing.
  • Reach with hands and arms.
  • Required to talk and hear consistently.
  • Ability to occasionally lift, carry and/or drag up to [50] pounds if necessary.
  • Will be working near moving mechanical parts.
  • Specific vision abilities required by the role include the ability to distinguish the nature of objects by using the eye.
  • Ability to work non-traditional hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays as necessary.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job Questions:

  1. How did you hear about this job?

  2. Are you able to work non-traditional hours, including nights, weekends, and holidays as necessary?

  3. Why are you the best candidate for this position?

  4. Why do you want to join Sporting Kansas City?