The Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) is an MLS soccer club serving the greater Los Angeles area. LAFC is dedicated to building a world-class soccer club that represents the diversity of Los Angeles and is committed to delivering an unrivaled experience for fans. LAFC’s ownership group is comprised of local leaders and innovators of industry with intellectual capital, financial prowess, operations expertise, and success in the fields of entertainment, sports, technology, and media. LAFC is invested in the world’s game and Los Angeles, constructing, and developing the 22,000 seat Banc of California Stadium and a top-flight training center on the campus of Cal-State Los Angeles.


LAFC is hiring a Human Resources Business Partner to support the People Operations department. This role will support the human resource function with a focus on talent management and practices across all aspects of the employee lifecycle. You will be a trusted resource and go to partner for team members and managers.


  • Partner with managers to help them achieve their business goals through talent management by developing a plan to hire the right candidates with the skills needed specifically for a job opening.

  • Serve as trusted partner for recruitment including organizational design, role definition, career development, and change management.

  • Provide performance management guidance to managers on how to set clear performance expectations and provide ongoing and direct feedback (e.g. counseling and disciplinary actions).

  • Guide teams through department processes and policies related to headcount planning, organizational management, talent and succession planning, and career pathing.

  • Collaborate with head of people operations in developing strategies surrounding engagement and retention of our talent.

  • Identify trends and themes and recommend modifications to existing talent programs and processes or development of new ones.

  • Identify training needs and monitor programs to ensure success and objectives are met.

  • Develop and enhance current onboarding and off boarding programs and process.

  • Other tasks and duties as assigned by manager.


The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities and be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited College/University in a related field.

  • 4+ years’ of professional experience in Human Resources required. 2-3 years evaluating employee relations issues and working across other functions such as talent acquisition, internal communications, learning and development, etc. at a sports and entertainment venue or professional sports team preferred.

  • Solid understanding of CA employment law and ability to navigate complex employment issues.

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

  • Detail oriented with excellent performance and time management skills.

  • Ability to multitask, operate effectively, and make sound decisions in a dynamic working environment with frequent changes and tight deadlines.

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build positive relationships and interact with internal and external clients across all levels.

  • Exceptional communication skills with the ability to correspond effectively and efficiently both written and verbal.

  • Must be reliable, trustworthy, and able to maintain high confidentiality.

  • Previous experience with the following operating systems is a plus: ABI mastermind, Paycom, Greenhouse.

  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite programs (Excel, Word, Power Point, One Note, and Outlook).

  • Flexible schedule with the ability to work nights, weekends, and holidays as required.

  • Bilingual in Spanish is a plus.


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.


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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