Senior Manager, Player Relations Attorney at Major League Soccer

Major League Soccer


Mid Level

New York, NY, USA

$75.000 - $96.000

20 Dec → 19 Jan

Job Description

The Senior Manager, Player Relations primarily ensures compliance with rules related to player transactions, oversees contract drafting and supports MLS Clubs in building and managing their respective rosters.

Job Responsibilities

  • Interpret and administer MLS Roster & Budget Guidelines
  • Draft, negotiate and review contracts for League and Clubs, including, player contracts and loan and transfer agreements for the import/export of players
  • Oversee MLS Club rosters and salary budgets, and advise Clubs on roster/player needs
  • Assist in management of day-to-day relationship with MLS Players Association and the related labor issues
  • Collaborate with MLS legal department on disciplinary, commercial and other matters
  • Assist in preparation and execution of technical committee and league meetings
  • Assist in preparation for major League Events (e.g., MLS Player Combine, MLS SuperDraft, MLS All-Star Week and MLS Cup)
  • Advise organization on legal issues and recommend course of action
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned

Requirements / Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree & JD from a top tier law school

  • 3+ years of legal experience at a top tier law firm and/or corporate legal department

  • Strong, detail-oriented contract drafting and negotiating skills

  • Deep knowledge and interest in Major League Soccer, our clubs, players and rules

  • Strong PowerPoint and presentation-building skills and familiarity with visual-design concepts

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate during presentations, both written and verbally

  • Ability to make timely, nuanced recommendations for business decisions based on reasoned legal analysis and the strategic objectives of the organization

  • Understanding of player valuation principles, from sports industry or otherwise

  • Commitment to building positive team environments, and to work effectively within such teams

  • Organizational and project management skills necessary to support and advise Clubs and League business units, and ensure projects are completed in a timely and effective manner

  • High level of commitment to quality work product and organizational ethics, integrity and compliance

  • Outstanding skills in Word and proficiency within Excel

  • Tireless work ethic and commitment to excellence

  • Knowledge and/or experience with international player movement, FIFA structure and regulations

  • Fluency in Spanish, Portuguese, French and/or Italian a plus

  • Litigation and/or labor law experience

  • Ability to travel and to work non-traditional hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays

How To Apply

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