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Job listing closed on 25 Mar 2024
2 Mar 2024

Sr. Coordinator, MLS NEXT

🇺🇸 New York, USA
Full Time
3+ years exp.
US$62,400 – US$68,000 per year


MLS NEXT provides the best player development experience in North America. Founded on a collaborative approach to governance and a dedication to innovation, MLS NEXT provides players access to the highest levels of competition and training to prepare them for their futures, both in soccer and in life. The Senior Coordinator will be accountable to the performance and development of MLS NEXT. This role will own the performance evaluation process, development of competition structure, and assist with various aspects of MLS NEXT programs, including governance, technology, comprehensive player development programming, athlete management system development, and operations.


  • Assist with MLS NEXT club and member registration
  • Partner with the MLS NEXT team in administrative execution of national events and MLS NEXT competitions including scheduling, discipline, game data, and referees
  • Contribute to the implementation of new MLS NEXT procedures and initiatives
  • Oversee and administer the approval process for MLS NEXT Club Forms
  • Manage weekend operations hotline
  • Assist in the collection of match reports
  • Monitor daily schedule requests from clubs
  • Act as a staff liaison to MLS NEXT Working Groups and Committees
  • Collaborate in the development and implementation of MLS NEXT Technical Standards, Competition Guidelines and Disciplinary Code
  • Assist with management of budget, critical initiatives, and project management of MLS NEXT
  • Support internal and external MLS NEXT membership expansion including but not limited to creation and collation of applications, applicant review process, new club onboarding, and supporting expansion strategies for each division
  • Coordination with other MLS/SUM departments supporting MLS NEXT
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 3+ years of experience with 1+ years in a high performance environment with elite athletes and 1+ years of project management experience

Required Skills

  • Deep knowledge and interest in Major League Soccer and player development
  • High-level of commitment to a quality work product and organizational ethics, integrity and compliance
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast paced, collaborative team environment with a commitment to building positive team environments
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing
  • Demonstrated decision making and problem-solving skills
  • Meticulous with the ability to multi-task and meet deadlines with minimal supervision
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Strong leadership ability and presence
  • Ability to travel (20-30%) and work non-traditional hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays
  • Experience working within talent development environments
  • Understand global trends in high performance sport
  • Proven track record of developing and measuring the success of athletic performance programs

Desired Skills

  • Knowledge of the Spanish Language (business proficiency)
  • Knowledge of the sport of soccer

Total Rewards

Starting Base Salary: $62,400 - $68,000. MLS/SUM base salaries are contingent upon several factors including individual qualifications, market financials, and operational business needs.

We are committed to providing a Total Rewards package that attracts, supports, engages, and retains talent through the following:

  • Benefits – comprehensive and competitive medical, dental, and vision benefits, as well as a suite of programs to promote well-being including a $500 Wellness Reimbursement. A generous PTO offering, and hybrid Office/Remote Work Schedule are also offered to promote Work-Life balance!
  • Career & Professional Development – on the job training, feedback, and on-going educational opportunities to continue your personal and professional development.
  • Employee Engagement – office perks, discounts and employee events that go “beyond the traditional paycheck” to make you feel a part of our team and inspire you to elevate the Game!

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.