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Technical Services: IT Database Management/Services
Director/Vice President of Information Technology - Los Angeles Football Club (Los Angeles, CA)

Los Angeles Football Club is Major League Soccer’s newest team in Los Angeles, set to debut in 2018.  We are developing a world-class, forward-thinking sports organization to bring the fastest growing professional sport in America to one of the largest and most diverse markets in the world.  Our primary initiatives include: designing and building our stadium, developing all facets of our brand, engaging with our community and developing our sporting team and youth programs. We are looking to grow our high-caliber, diverse team with creative and hard-working individuals who have a passion for sports, entertainment, and many of the lifestyle elements that the beautiful game touches.  

POSITION SUMMARY:

We are looking for a talented individual for the Director/Vice President of Information Technology position to build and lead the Club’s Information Technology team. The team is responsible for all facets of LAFC’s technology, both in the cloud and on-prem in all club facilities including the new Banc of California Stadium, ancillary facilities, and First Team training.  LAFC expects to provide a world class digitally-enabled supporter, fan and customer experience. The Director of IT will be primarily focused on ensuring the correct technology foundation for all aspects of the club’s future growth. This position requires a talented individual equally comfortable with rolling up their sleeves and getting things done while maintaining the big picture strategic plan.  Success depends on positioning IT as an enabler and not a barrier to implementing new programs and initiatives.  Candidate must be organized, self-motivated and have a strong knowledge of leading edge sports and entertainment digital trends.  The successful candidate thinks strategically while getting things done and demonstrates the ability to multi-task.  

KEY RESPONSIBILITES:

  • Prepare annual budget for Information Technology included recurring operations and new technology initiatives in concert with key stakeholders and other department heads.
  • Maintain and revise the technology roadmap and strategy for the entire LAFC technology stack from fan-experience to stadium operations.
  • Work with key stakeholders in sales, marketing and operations to produce a seamless fan experience.
  • Select and manage technology vendors to execute technology projects.
  • Provide the technology perspective on new and ongoing initiatives.
  • Build a maintain scalable enterprise reporting systems.
  • Ensure technology systems are highly available.
  • Ensure the security of technology infrastructure.
  • Coordinate with MLS and other teams on league wide digital initiatives.
  • Develop and implement multichannel fan engagement technology across the web and social media outlets via emerging delivery technologies.
  • Coordinate stadium technologies including Wifi, DAS, IPTV, beacons and other emerging technologies.
  • Build and maintain a modern back-office stack for HR, financials and other functions.
  • Understand the system-wide implications of technology choices.
  • Communicate and explain complex technology solutions without the use of the technical jargon.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS :

  • 8+ years of hands on technology experience.
  • College degree in related field or equivalent experience required; advanced degree preferred.
  • Experience with multi-million-dollar technology procurement.
  • Experience managing multiple, concurrent large-scale, milestone-based, technology project deliveries.
  • Demonstrated experience with cloud-based IT infrastructures, both SaaS and PaaS.
  • Possess exceptional leadership skills with the ability to successfully lead project teams, provide support to staff, and delegate appropriately.
  • Possess exceptional written and oral communication skills.
  • Possess public speaking experience.
  • Experience mentoring and evaluating employees, interns and consulting personnel.
  • Present an overall professional appearance.
  • Possess strong networking skills with peers across LAFC and the sports technology community.
  • Be able to work independently, exercising judgment and initiative. 
  • Be able to work in a fast paced environment.
  • Work extended and/or irregular hours including nights, weekends and holidays, as needed.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Knowledge and experience with the technology stack used by professional sports teams.
  • Knowledge of digital marketing platforms.
  • Knowledge of the Salesforce Platform, integration of enhancements and managing custom development on the platform.
  • Knowledge of eMarketing, including CRM, programmatic display, social media, app dowloads and keyword advertising and automation tools supporting these initiatives.
  • Knowledge of multiple software development methodologies.
  • Experience with ecommerce platforms
  • Experience with ecommerce payment platforms
  • Experience with cloud-based point of sale systems
  • Experience with venue management and reservations systems

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:

LAFC strongly supports equal employment opportunity for all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.

HIRING PRACTICES:

The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

LAFC recruitment policies are designed to place the most highly qualified persons available in a timely and efficient manner. LAFC may pursue all avenues available, including promotion from within, employee referrals, outside advertising, employment agencies, Internet recruiting, job fairs, college recruiting and search firms.

Applicants for employment in the U.S. must possess work authorization, which does not require sponsorship by the employer for a visa.

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Sales & Marketing: Corporate Sponsorship Sales
Manager, Business Development - Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC), Los Angeles, CA (Los Angeles, Ca)

Sales, Service, & Marketing: Corporate Partnerships

Manager, Business Development- Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC), Los Angeles, CA

WHO ARE WE:

Los Angeles Football Club is Major League Soccer’s newest team in Los Angeles, set to debut in 2018.  We are developing a world-class, forward-thinking sports organization to bring the fastest growing professional sport in America to one of the largest and most diverse markets in the world.  We are looking to grow our high-caliber, eclectic team with creative and hard-working individuals who have a passion for sports, entertainment, and many of the lifestyle elements that the beautiful game touches.  

 

MANAGER OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT POSITION SUMMARY:
As a member of our Corporate Partnership sales team, the Manager, Business Development will focus on selling all LAFC integrated commercial assets including broadcast media (TV), on-site signage, promotional opportunities, logos and marks, and on-line assets as well as brick and mortar real estate assets such as stadium, training facility, and any other owned or managed mixed use/retail assets.  The executive will engage new strategic partners to drive business value across all LAFC platforms. The ideal candidate will be responsible for partnership strategy, business development and cultivating c-level relationships to ensure and bring value and profitability to LAFC. This person will target a diverse group of new business prospective partners, as well as internal contacts at all levels.  This position must support the organization’s mission, vision, and values by exhibiting the following behaviors: excellence and competence, collaboration, and innovation.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Learn and implement the sales process from introduction to closure including the following: prospect research, securing the meeting, conducting the pitch, follow-up strategies, finalizing terms and signed contract.
  • Plan and execute partnership pitch presentations and proposals to new prospects.
  • Participate in events, promotions, client entertainment and other activities as required.
  • Work closely with multiple departments to ensure inventory high levels of fulfillment.
  • Take ownership of all processes leading up to and finalizing partnership deals.
  • Monitor relevant market developments in the entertainment/sporting industry.
  • Maintain a high level of knowledge of LAFC programs, initiatives and be able to successfully compare and contrast with competitors.
  • Utilize client objectives and goals to develop and research promotional platforms and partnership strategies.
  • Create, track, develop and maintain all proposals, research, contracts and follow all corporate partnership processes and guidelines.
  • Compile, report, enter, collect, forecast, and track accurate account elements, billing, fulfillment and contact information, as well as reports pertaining to proposals, contracts, budgets, and other account details.
  • Assist, support and coordinate with internal departments in regards to all aspects of promoting and managing all LAFC properties and other department responsibilities; including but not limited to, special projects and planning.
  • Must have the ability to network and create relationships while working efficiently in a fast-paced sales environment.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A four-year (4) college degree.
  • 3+ years of sales and, or sales support experience, sports industry preferred, but not required; proven track record of driving significant six, seven and eight figure partnership deals.
  • Flexible schedule with the ability to work weekends and evenings; Must be able to work at all home games during each season.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment.
  • Excellent communication, presentation, writing, and customer service skills.
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills (Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, Word).
  • Professional appearance, attitude and communication skills as well as the ability to work with others are required.
  • Must have the ability to manage multiple tasks efficiently and work well independently.
  • Must have a high degree of poise and professionalism when interacting with internal and external clients.
  • Strong natural selling skills with proven experience in pitch and strategic positioning.
  • Familiarity with the development and execution of dynamic and effective platforms.
  • Strong understanding of or experience with programs integrating social or digital media preferred.
  • Familiarity with the standard demographic research & analytics tools (i.e.- Scarborough, Repucom, etc.) and ability to derive insights from the data.
  • Meticulous with a keen eye for detail.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and support multiple high level positions. 
  • Must have high level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations and information. 

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:

LAFC strongly supports equal employment opportunity for all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.

HIRING PRACTICES:

The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Nothing contained in this job description is intended to be a contract of employment, nor does any information contained herein represent a guarantee of employment for a specific duration.  Your employment with LAFC is “at will”, which means that either you or On Goal, LLC may terminate the relationship at any time.

LAFC recruitment policies are designed to place the most highly qualified persons available in a timely and efficient manner. LAFC may pursue all avenues available, including promotion from within, employee referrals, outside advertising, employment agencies, Internet recruiting, job fairs, college recruiting and search firms.

Applicants for employment in the U.S. must possess work authorization, which does not require partnership by the employer for a visa.

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Administration/General Management: Human Resources Generalist
Vice President, Human Resources - Los Angeles Football Club (Los Angeles, CA)

Los Angeles Football Club is Major League Soccer’s newest team in Los Angeles, set to debut in 2018.  We are developing a world-class, forward-thinking sports organization to bring the fastest growing professional sport in America to one of the largest and most diverse markets in the world.  Our primary initiatives include: designing and building our stadium, developing all facets of our brand, engaging with our community and developing our sporting team and youth programs. We are looking to grow our high-caliber, diverse team with creative and hard-working individuals who have a passion for sports, entertainment, and many of the lifestyle elements that the beautiful game touches.  

Position Summary:

Ideal candidate will have extensive HR experience in working with teams in multiple locations at all levels of the organization.  This role will help develop HR strategies that align with LAFC objectives.  Requires ability to communicate and integrate effectively across the LAFC organization as well as the ability to inspire and lead the HR team.

 

Scope of Responsibilities:

  • Benefits
  • Compensation
  • Diversity
  • Employee Communications
  • Employee Initiatives
  • HR Generalist
  • Human Resources Information Systems
  • Labor Relations
  • Organizational Development
  • Talent Acquisition
  • Talent Planning
  • Training and Development

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Develop HR strategies for each site/function to align with LAFC business objectives
  • Advise leadership on organizational design, change management and overall organizational effectiveness
  • Coach and advise leaders, help guide people strategies and develop robust talent and succession management strategies
  • Support business leaders to ensure employee processes, policies and practices enable employee engagement and leadership effectiveness
  • Provide insightful data to guide decision making and provide proactive solutions
  • Identify and lead talent. Honestly assess and effectively manage talent by nourishing, stretching and creating positive working relationships.  Sets clear expectations, demands excellence and creative thinking
  • Optimize HR investments and manage resources with fiscal responsibility
  • Demonstrate the ability to focus on continuous improvement, productivity and organizational effectiveness 

Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum of 10 years of HR experience, with at least 5 years at an executive level
  • Experience leading in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to demonstrate complete confidentiality and discretion
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent organizational, multi-tasking and prioritization skills
  • Strong business acumen, people focused and excellent ability to influence
  • Ability to establish strong partnerships at all levels of the organization and across all geographies

Required Education

  • BA/BS degree in Business or Human Resources related field required

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:

LAFC strongly supports equal employment opportunity for all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.

HIRING PRACTICES:

The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

LAFC recruitment policies are designed to place the most highly qualified persons available in a timely and efficient manner. LAFC may pursue all avenues available, including promotion from within, employee referrals, outside advertising, employment agencies, Internet recruiting, job fairs, college recruiting and search firms.

Applicants for employment in the U.S. must possess work authorization, which does not require sponsorship by the employer for a visa.

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Future Consideration Notification/Update - MLS Teams (Various Locations, Various Locations)

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