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Assistant to the Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Position: Assistant to the Chief Operating Officer (COO) - Full Time/Exempt

Reports to: Chief Operating Officer

Location: Arizona Cardinals (Tempe, AZ)

Cardinals Organizational Summary: The Arizona Cardinals Football Club is a professional football team within the National Football League (NFL). The Cardinals compete in the National Football Conference (NFC) West division and call State Farm Stadium in Glendale their home stadium. As one of the oldest pro football franchises in the U.S., the Cardinals Club has established itself as a sport and cultural hallmark within Arizona, developing a family-oriented culture that strives to be a championship team on the field, in the community, and as an organization. Over the years, the organization not only continues to grow its fanbase and reach within the local community but also prides itself in maintaining a diverse and dedicated workforce. If you want to join an organization that values safety, courtesy, efficiency, experience, diversity, and longevity, we would love for you to join our team. Learn more about the Arizona Cardinals and see what’s happening here.

Job Summary: The Assistant to the Chief Operating Officer provides administrative and personal support to the COO. Primary responsibilities include managing COO’s calendar and schedule, screening mail, email, and calls from both external and internal sources. The fundamental reason this position exists is to provide highly skilled support for the COO of Arizona Cardinals. A proactive problem solver, possessing a strong work ethic and an ability to work long hours as needed, including irregular schedules, occasional weekends, early mornings, and/or late nights. A good attitude and a commitment to teamwork is a must, attention to detail is imperative. Confidentiality is required.

Primary Job Duties:

  • Professionally represent the COO by welcoming visitors, reviewing correspondence, arranging offsite meetings, answering questions and meeting requests directed to the COO.
  • Coordinate and participate in COO meetings upon request and assist in taking notes and facilitate follow up and action items post meeting.
  • Performs a wide variety of complex and confidential secretarial tasks for the COO.
  • Schedules and coordinates appointment calendar.
  • Electronically allocates expenses for self and COO.
  • Research, resolve and correspond with fans and other leadership inquiries or requests.
  • Arranges corporate travel by developing itineraries and agendas, booking transportation, arranging lodging and other accommodations.
  • Complete special projects as assigned by COO. May include creative problem solving, progress oversight, working with multiple departments and research.


  • Education: Three years of experience as an executive assistant to C-suite leadership, including a bachelor’s degree in business administration or a related field.
  • Experience: Other combinations of experience and education that meet the minimum requirements may be substituted.
  • Must be able to handle extremely high stress situations and timelines that sometimes require rigorous work schedules.
  • A strong understanding of various office automation programs.
  • High proficiency with PC operating systems and Microsoft Office Software
  • Ability to multi-task and troubleshoot in a high stress, fast-paced, work environment.
  • Excellent communication, organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Must be detail-oriented and highly self-motivated with a shared commitment to excellence.

Cardinals Benefits/Perks Summary: The Arizona Cardinals Football Club has developed a comprehensive benefits package that provides economic and inclusive benefits to full-time employees. The Cardinals benefits offer care, protection, and support for employees and their loved ones. The Cardinals organization encourages an environment that is conducive to living a healthy, productive, and flexible lifestyle. Benefits and Perks include, but are not limited to:

  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance options; effective the first day of hire
  • 401 (k) retirement option with employer match contribution
  • Paid Time Off Accruals (including sick time accruals)
  • Paid Time Off for most Federal holidays
  • Time off for Maternity, Paternity, Military, and Bereavement
  • MDLIVE: 24/7 medical support
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) & Health Care Saving Account options
  • Discounts on Cardinals gear & paraphernalia
  • Tuition reimbursement & Professional Growth opportunities
  • Daily free lunch
  • Complimentary season tickets
  • Subsidized gym memberships

The Arizona Cardinals Football Club is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.

Job Details
Date Posted
15 Sept 2023
🇺🇸 Tempe, AZ, USA
Full Time
Required Experience
3+ years