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24 Feb 2024

Manager, Recruitment, FIFA World Cup 2026

🇺🇸 Miami, FL, USA
5+ years exp.

serve the department’s efforts for the FIFA World Cup 2026™ that for the first time ever, is hosting 48 teams and 1,200+ players across 3 countries and 16 venues.

The Recruitment Manager will lead end-to-end employee lifecycle interactions for FIFA2026 Inc, the company organizing the FIFA World Cup 2026. The role includes all elements of recruitment (talent acquisition and selection) through onboarding with a light touch on Human Resource or Employee Relations requirements (the predominant team responsible for this will be Human Resources).

As this is a fixed term project, the role will also contribute to both the on- and off-boarding of the FIFA26 workforce. Delivering significant contact with hiring managers, in a fast-paced learning environment, the Recruitment Manager will be required to understand the uniqueness of the industry the company operates in, to have a perpetual passion for high quality recruiting and to be ambitious and significantly contribute to the success of this world class mega event.

Administrative tasks, reliable services and a good deal of human touch are part of the role to create a great candidate experience as well as a smooth journey for the senior managers within the organisation.


The main responsibilities of the Recruitment Manager include:

  • Partner with Function Area Leaders to understand the service levels, deliverables and people-related needs within their workstream/department/division.
  • Capture recruitment requirements and work with Recruitment Specialists or Coordinators to create appealing job ads.
  • Decide upon recruiting strategy and post ad on relevant platforms and social media.
  • Lead the recruitment and selection process for all event staff, including developing job descriptions, conducting interviews, and coordinating background checks. Screen applications through our Applicant Tracking System, creating customized video interviews to engage with candidates where appropriate.
  • Supporting managers through every stage of hiring, including live interviews with most suitable candidates.
  • Oversee (or conduct when necessary) pre-employment applicant screening processes (ie background checks, reference calls).
  • Lead and conclude contract negotiations.
  • Stay updated on Recruitment trends and best practices, and adapt them to the specific needs and requirements of the FIFA World Cup 2026.
  • Use stats and reports to analyse your contribution and learn for the future.
  • Own your processes and create a great candidate experience.


  • Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent) in Recruitment, Human Resources, or related field
  • Familiar with United States employment laws and regulations (Canadian and/or Mexican familiarity is a plus)
  • Minimum of 5 years of work experience in comparable role in an international, fast-paced environment, preferability in the events and/or sports industry.
  • Strong knowledge of modern CRM, Applicant Tracking Systems, and technologies used to attract, nurture and manage a pipeline of talent.
  • Expertise in using various social media platforms to advance traction on sourcing of key roles.
  • Demonstrated ability to project manage, prioritize effectively, and work independently.
  • Ability to provide examples where excellent client service skills and the capacity to facilitate the needs of multiple business units has served you well in your career to date.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Demonstrable adaptability and examples of where you’ve acted as a facilitator and/or negotiator.
  • Experience working within a multicultural and or multinational organisation.
  • Fluent in English. Spanish and/or French proficiency is a plus
  • Proficient in MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio and Project), planning software and online collaboration tools.
  • Demonstrable experience utilising online recruitment tools (e.g. Applicant Tracking Systems)

About FWC2026

The FIFA World Cup 26™ will mark the first time that the tournament features 48 teams and will be hosted by three countries: Canada, Mexico, and the United States.

This new format redefines excellence, generating unique opportunities for greater participation and engagement from fans and players in North America and all over the world. Now is your time to be a game changer and join the workforce that is planning and delivering this unique and unforgettable experience.

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