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25 May 2022

Full-Time Director of Sport, Volleyball

Athletes Unlimited – Posted by Athletes Unlimited Anywhere

Job Description

Athletes Unlimited is a new model of pro sports where individuals are champions of team sports, and fans engage with and support their favorite players directly. We change the game with faster play and new team rosters every week, delivering thrilling entertainment in which every moment counts. We provide our team of enthusiastic, collaborative a next-generation workplace with unlimited PTO, competitive health insurance, professional development opportunities, and more so that we can build the future of professional sports. Are you Unlimited?

Athletes Unlimited is looking for a Director of Sport, Volleyball to provide overall guidance and direction on the main aspects of Athletes Unlimited Volleyball sporting activities and be the driving force behind the successful organization and strategic direction of the league. The Director will be responsible for successful execution of the season, as well as off-season activities, while also working on plans for the future. The Director will work closely with the Player Executive Committee (PEC) and numerous full-time staff. This role is full-time and will report to the VP of Finance & Operations.

 

Responsibilities

  1. Work with the PEC on all relevant matters relating to players:
    1. Active support with Player Identification and Recruitment
    2. Travel and Living Arrangements
    3. Manage Regular All Player Calls and League/Player Communications generally
  2. Hiring and management of coaches and/or facilitators:
    1. Conduct weekly meetings with facilitators in advance of the season and during the season
  3. Hiring and management of game-day staff, including but not limited to trainers, medical staff, officials and sports operations talent
  4. Active involvement in reviewing and implementation of:
    1. Scoring System (including scoring technology ie, Volleystation and/or Volleymetrics)
    2. Rules of Play
    3. League Policies & Procedures
  5. Strategic planning for future seasons as well as a general growth and development of the league
    1. Consider plans on how to expand AU Volleyball to optimize for athletes and fans
    2. Consider collaboration with organizations/teams/bodies in U.S. and abroad
  6. Coordinate alongside AU operations team (i.e. player care coordinator, equipment manager, athlete concierge and operations)
    1. Conduct regular meetings, develop and manage timelines and deadlines with the Sr. Director of Sports Operations.
  7. Assist in development and implementation of Health/Safety protocols (including COVID, Sexual Harassment and Other)
    1. Work closely with Sr. Director of Sports Operations and Medical Providers to Implement Health and Safety Policies as well as COVID Policies
    2. Serve as Internal Point Person for Complaints/Concerns from Players, Coaches, Facilitators
  8. Support Sr. Director of Sports Operations with operations such as catering and transportation
  9. Work closely with Head of Partnerships and League Operations to identify ideal partners and lead development, execution and management of relationships
  10. Collaborating with PR on press releases on league, athletes and other relevant releases
  11. Collaborate on grassroots volleyball relationships and help with identifying opportunities for group sales.
  12. Assist identifying commentators for the games and broadcast best practices
  13. Establish, together with the league and the PEC, schedules for practice and competitions.
  14. Establish a Supervisor of Officials and work with that person to ensure the best possible officials are scheduled for competition duration
  15. Collaborate with the league in determining the venue and due diligence process, which may include site visits.
  16. Sport Liaison
    1. Point person for relevant sports organizations, such as other professional leagues, governing bodies, coaching and player organizations at pro and youth levels
    2. Develop partnerships and execute with sports bodies
  17. Develop non-profit/charitable programs for AU Volleyball (Clinics, AU All Access or other programs)
  18. Oversee the league’s college draft, tryouts and other year-round events

All of the above would need to be achieved within budget and in compliance with all relevant rules and regulations.

 

Requirements

  • 10+ years of experience working in operations, strategy, and/or business planning teams, with strong preference for those with leadership and operational experience in the sport of volleyball
  • Must be available to travel to and live/work in market for the full duration of all Athletes Unlimited Volleyball leagues and events
  • Must be comfortable with and equipped to work remotely
  • Demonstrated and extensive leadership experience and capabilities to coach, inspire, and develop a team
  • Ability to question the status quo and believe there is always a way to continuously improve
  • Demonstrated experience working cross-functionally to lead and influence business decisions
  • Exceptional program management skills with the ability to track and manage complex processes
  • A systematic problem solver with strategic problem-solving skills
  • A bias for action and the delivery of results
  • Superior interpersonal skills with the ability to generate trust through partnership and collaboration

Benefits

This role is full-time, remote when not in-season, and will be compensated between $85,000-$95,000 annually commensurate with experience. Travel, accommodations, meals, and other specified travel expenses will be covered as part of the responsibilities of this role. In addition, Athletes Unlimited is proud to offer comprehensive benefits and perks to all of our full-time employees, including:

  • Competitive health, dental, and vision insurance plans
  • Generous 401(k) company match
  • Stock options commensurate with compensation
  • Unlimited paid time off alongside company holidays and dark days
  • Professional development stipend

Athletes Unlimited is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in its hiring process based on race, religion, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender expression, pregnancy status, parental status, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

How to Apply

Please submit your application at https://apply.workable.com/auprosports/j/0442FECFAD/.

Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 80,000 - 100,000.

Job expires in 58 days.

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