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Job listing closed on 10 Apr 2024
2 Apr 2024

Community Impact - Senior Player Relations Manager

🇺🇸 Tampa, FL, USA
Full Time
3+ years exp.

Community Impact: Senior Player Relations Manager Department: Community Impact

Reports to: Vice President of Community Impact Status: Exempt

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers vision is to be the premier NFL Franchise both on and off the field that sets the standard in global sports entertainment and embodies the spirit of Tampa Bay. The Buccaneers aim to employ individuals whose professionalism and dedication align with our vision.

Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of this position satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the duties, knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. If requested, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable employees with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Core Functions:

  • Work closely with the Vice President to create and execute player’s and women’s initiatives for the Community Impact department.
  • Serve as the main contact and resource for player initiatives, liaising between the football side and business side, building a rapport with the full roster of players, coaches, football staff, and their families.
  • Create opportunities for players, staff, and their families to volunteer alongside the organization.
  • Oversee all player matching donations and execution of the dollars from the Social Justice Fund.
  • Manage the students, staff, players, and community partners involved in the Youth Leadership Program at Young Middle Magnet School.
  • Engage the Social Justice Player Board year-round and facilitate meaningful conversations with team leadership.
  • Fundraise and manage the Community Ticket Program throughout the season.
  • Manage all player requests routed through the Community Impact department including paid and unpaid appearances, autographs, special messages, etc.
  • Create weekly presentations during the season to increase awareness and promote player engagement in community programs.
  • Oversee the gender equality platform including the Girls in Football Scholarship, the Women’s Summit for Careers in Football, the Women of Red Founders, the annual Women of Red Training Camp event, the Spouses & Significant Others, and any other related projects.
  • Coordinate all player-focused holiday initiatives.
  • Lead and provide support for key NFL programs including My Cause My Cleats, Crucial Catch, and other league initiatives.
  • Assist with daily operations of the management team including project and staff management, special requests, donations, and ownership reporting.
  • Prepare detailed reports and budgets; submit and track purchase orders for player foundation initiatives and women’s programming.
  • Assist with the development and execution of Community Impact events including, but not limited to gameday operations and other non-profit-related and community events.
  • Provide overall support for CR projects to remain responsive to community needs.

Skills & Abilities

  • An outgoing and proactive personality with a strong polished and professional demeanor
  • Great attention to detail
  • Proficiency in MS Office products (Word, Excel, and Outlook)
  • The ability to learn quickly and prioritize multiple tasks in a deadline-driven environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Experience & Education

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Sports Management-related field or commensurate work experience
  • 3-5 years experience in Community Relations or philanthropy
  • Prior sports experience preferred
  • Prior experience working directly with professional athletes, celebrities, or VIP’s

Work Environment

The Company is a professional, fast-paced, creative business environment. Other environment conditions:

  • Extended evening, and weekend work hours sometimes required; required to work all home games; may have to work occasional holidays
  • Stressful and demanding work environment in executing work on short deadlines
  • Computer and desk work a significant part of daily activities
  • Sitting, standing, working with hands for extended periods of time
  • Rarely is lifting more than 20 pounds required
  • Job duties require the employee to drive a company vehicle

This job description is intended to set forth the core functions required for this position and describe the general nature of the work performed by employees in this position. It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to do this job. Employees may be assigned additional responsibilities as necessary. The Company reserves the right to revise this job description at any time and to require employees to perform other tasks as circumstances or conditions of the Company’s business, competitive considerations, or the work environment change. This document describes the position currently available and is not an employment contract

The position covered by this Job Description is expressly declared to be “at will,” meaning the Company has the right to terminate the incumbent’s employment at any time, with or without cause. Any written or oral promises or representations to the contrary are expressly disavowed and should not be relied upon by any employee. Any change to this “at will” employment status must be in writing and signed by the Chief Operating Officer of the Company.

It is the policy of the Buccaneers to provide equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, disability, age, veteran status, or any other legally protected status, including sexual orientation and gender identity.