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Job listing closed on 30 May 2024

Player Health Program Specialist

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ New York City, NY, USA
Full Time
2+ years exp.
US$77,500 – US$90,000 per year


The NBA is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace. To safeguard our employees and their families, our visitors, and the broader community from COVID-19, and in consideration of recommendations from health authorities and the NBAโ€™s own advisors, any individual working onsite in our New York and New Jersey offices must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The NBA will discuss accommodations for individuals who cannot be vaccinated due to a medical reason or sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance.

Position Summary
This new position will join a team whose impact spans multiple departments, working on all matters related to player health. We are seeking an individual whose contributions will improve productivity, quality, and operational efficiencies on administrative tasks related to player health initiatives, which will include database management and team communication.

Major Responsibilities

  • Supporting ongoing implementation of the Player Participation Policy by coordinating with Player Health group leadership and consulting team physicians on review of records and participation chronologies for the league and consulting physicians
  • Supporting ongoing implementation of day-to-day operations related to the Player Participation Policy by managing documentation of injuries and participation statuses for star players and creating internal briefing materials
  • Assisting in NBA Draft Combine medical operations by coordinating physician/player intake calls, working with universities on records management, providing on the ground operational support at the event, and coordinating post-Combine follow ups with players and agents;
  • Supporting review of cardiac screenings for NBA and affiliate leagues by tracking and insuring completeness of reviews, coordinating with relevant cardiologists and other providers, and liaising with team health and performance staff
  • Assisting the player health group in the overall management and administration of NBA player health systems, particularly the NBA electronic medical records system, and other systems that contribute to NBA player participation and injury reporting and analyses.
  • Supporting communications and presentations to team personnel and NBA leadership related to player health initiatives and systems

Required Education/Skills

  • Education: Bachelorโ€™s degree required (BA/BS)
  • Experience: 2+ years working with health and performance data in a sports setting. 2+ years handling confidential health records in a non-sports healthcare setting.
  • General Skills:
    • Project Management โ€“ Strong project management / organizational skills and high-level attention to detail; the ability to translate project briefs into operational reality
    • Communication โ€“ Excellent ability to clearly and succinctly synthesize and communicate ideas orally, in writing, and through visual presentations
    • Commitment โ€“ Driving high standards for individual, team, and organizational accomplishment; tenaciously working to meet or exceed challenging goals; deriving satisfaction from goal achievement and continuous improvement
    • Teamwork โ€“ Committing to working flexibly within a team and supporting the groupโ€™s goals across a multifaceted player health program;
    • Analytical Mindset โ€“ Strong quantitative skills; the ability to be creative and possess effective problem-solving abilities
    • Sports Industry Knowledge / Experience โ€“ Demonstrating strong interest in and knowledge of sports industry, athlete health, and the game of basketball;
    • Confidentiality โ€“ Recognizing the necessity of appropriate confidentiality regarding sensitive information;
    • Adaptability โ€“ Maintaining effectiveness when experiencing changes in work responsibilities or environment; adjusting effectively to work within new work structures, processes, requirements, or cultures;
    • Character โ€“ Maintaining a strong commitment to organizational ethics, integrity, and compliance.
  • Technical Skills: Strong proficiency in drafting documents/spreadsheets and creating dynamic presentations using Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Word, Excel) required; familiarity with other technical software platforms and systems would be an advantage

Salary Range: $77,500 - $90,000

We Consider Applicants For All Positions On The Basis Of Merit, Qualifications And Business Needs, And Without Regard To Race, Color, National Origin, Religion, Sex, Gender Identity, Age, Disability, Alienage Or Citizenship Status, Ancestry, Marital Status, Creed, Genetic Predisposition Or Carrier Status, Sexual Orientation, Veteran Status, Familial Status, Status As A Victim Of Domestic Violence Or Any Other Status Or Characteristic Protected By Applicable Federal, State, Or Local Law.