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GM & Director of Soccer Operations with Orlando Pride in Orlando · FL

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Job Title: GM & Director of Soccer Operations
Department: Orlando Pride Soccer Operations
Reports to: EVP, Orlando Pride
FLSA: Full Time; Exempt
 
The Orlando Pride staff is growing to meet the demands of the evolving domestic and global landscape of professional women’s soccer. We are looking for individuals who desire to make an impact on the future of sport in Orlando and the United States.
 
Position Summary: Reporting directly to the EVP, Orlando Pride, the GM & Director of Soccer Operations will serve as head of competition and operations, overseeing analytics, scouting and player recruitment, team administration, and equipment operations for the Orlando Pride’s soccer properties. The GM & Director of Soccer Operations will operate within the Orlando Pride’s soccer operations department, that also includes sports performance and first team technical staff, and will lead the department’s implementation of new and ongoing initiatives, with oversight of full-time and part-time employees.
 
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 Pride 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’ OCYS 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.
 
Desired Qualifications
  • Has a strong professional and positive presence/image to represent the Club both internally and externally.
  • Understanding of NWSL acquisition rules strongly preferred.
  • Track record of signing international soccer players.
  • Must have the ability to relate professionally to all levels of staff, management, players, etc.
  • Guided by strong moral and ethical principles.
  • Knowledge of the sport of soccer.
  • Pursues lifelong development and learning.
  • Communicates in a direct, open and honest manner.
  • Accountable for actions/decisions and does not make excuses.
  • Seeks feedback.
  • Practices self-assessment and self-reflection.
 
Orlando Pride Overview
The Orlando Pride entered the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) as the league’s tenth team in October 2015, and began league play in 2016, bringing professional women’s soccer to Orlando for the first time. As part of the preeminent Orlando City Soccer Club, the Pride join Orlando City SC of Major League Soccer and Orlando City B of USL League One. In 2017, the Pride, along with Orlando City SC, moved its home matches into Exploria Stadium, a 25,500-seat soccer-specific stadium located in the heart of downtown Orlando.
 
With a footprint across the central Florida region and a roster comprised of international talent, highlighted by Women’s World Cup champions and Olympic gold medalists, as well as six-time FIFA World Player of the Year Marta, the Orlando Pride boasts global relevance through its assemblage of world-class athletes.
 
Entering its fifth season of play, Orlando Pride is committed to building the global standard for professional women’s sports teams and is guided by the following principles:
 
OUR PURPOSE
To bring our community together, create lasting memories, and fuel passion for soccer.
 
OUR VISION
Be the envy of our league through performance, relevancy, and enterprise value.
 
OUR MISSION
Entertain, unify, and inspire our community through passionate soccer & service.
 
For more information on the Orlando Pride, visit Orlando-Pride.com or follow us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.

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. How many years of progressive experience do you have in sports administration?

  3. Are you able and willing to travel up to 35% of the time.

  4. Do you have a strong understanding of the women’s professional soccer industry, including U.S. Soccer?

  5. What are your minimum salary requirements?

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