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Job listing closed on 26 Jun 2024
15 Jun 2024

Director of Player Personnel

🇺🇸 Columbus, OH, USA
Full Time
5+ years exp.


The Director of Player Personnel is responsible for the management, planning and analysis of the roster for Columbus Crew first and second teams. This role oversees roster & budget.

Essential functions

• Support the General Manager and the Technical Director on the club’s roster strategy
• Fully understand and optimize the MLS Roster and Budget Guidelines, and communicate strategies accordingly
• Maintain oversight on the salary cap and player contracts, including projections, bonuses, and trades
• Participate in club’s strategic financial planning
• Aid in player transfers, recruitment, negotiations, and signing processes for the first team and the second team
• Lead the analytics and soccer systems departments of club’s needs across scouting, technical, and performance departments
• Further and protect the club’s interests through communication with the League Office and federations
• Participate in committees and working groups created by the League Office
• Establish and maintain international relations and other strategic planning with the General Manager
• Participate in the creation of presentations and decks for ownership and key stakeholders
• Other functions


• Minimum of 5+ years experience in a similar role at a professional soccer club or institution
• Ability to handle confidential information
• Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.
• Ability to work in a high performing environment.
• Available to work evenings, weekends, and holidays as necessary.
• High proficiency in Microsoft Office products, including PowerPoint, Word, and Excel.
• Multilingual is a plus.

Demands & Unique Criteria

• Enthusiasm for continued learning is extremely important.
• Ability to think quickly and act with diligence and speed while utilizing an attention to detail.
• Ability to collaborate in a team environment.
• Strong communication skills and the ability to actively listen.
• Detail-oriented and critical thinking.