Washington Wizards logo
Job listing closed on 15 Jun 2024
6 Jun 2024

Senior Manager, Youth Basketball Growth & Development

🇺🇸 Washington, DC, USA
Full Time
5+ years exp.

Monumental Sports & Entertainment (MSE) is one of the largest integrated sports and entertainment companies in the country with one of the most diverse partnership groups in all of sports. MSE owns and operates seven major and minor sports teams: 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Champion Washington Capitals, NBA’s Washington Wizards, WNBA’s 2019 Championship Washington Mystics, NBA G League’s Capital City Go-Go, 2021 & 2020 NBA 2K League Champion Wizards District Gaming and Caps Gaming, an esports sub-brand of the Capitals. Additionally, it holds a significant investment in a seventh professional team, Team Liquid, an endemic esports team owned and operated by aXiomatic, in which MSE is an investor.

In September 2022, MSE acquired the regional sports network, then-called NBC Sports Washington and newly rebranded as Monumental Sports Network. Monumental Sports Network now holds the exclusive local television media rights to Capitals’, Wizards’, and Mystics’ games. The network is both a linear channel and a digital operation. Prior to acquiring the linear platform, the digital platform was launched by MSE in 2016, as the first-of-its-kind regional sports network for digital, mobile, and streaming platforms. Those linear and digital platforms are now combined and join Caps Radio, Wizards Radio, MSE Outdoor and Monumental Productions for a full suite of six media enterprises.

In addition to Capital One Arena – a venue which hosts 3M+ visitors across over 250 events annually, MSE also manages MedStar Capitals Iceplex (training facility for the Capitals), MedStar Health Performance Center (training facility for the Wizards, Mystics, and Go-Go) and EagleBank Arena (a 12,000+ live event venue on George Mason University’s campus).

In July 2020, MSE partnered with William Hill (subsequently acquired by Caesars Entertainment) to open the first ever in-arena sportsbook in North America, now called Caesars Sportsbook. The space now also boasts a destination culinary experience, Guy Fieri’s DC Kitchen + Bar.

MSE opened “District E powered by Ticketmaster” in the spring of 2023, a flagship esports and entertainment venue. This 14,000-square-foot live-event theater offers a 365-day-a-year series of immersive experiences in esports, music, culinary excellence, event programming, and community events.

MSE proudly promotes its core values for all those that interact with the company. As a member of our team:

  1. You will provide first-class customer service and value for our fans.
  2. You will champion a double-bottom line that engages, unifies, and gives back to the community we serve.
  3. You will work tirelessly to build generationally exceptional teams that compete for championships year after year and create lifelong memories for our fans.
  4. You will measure performance with specific objectives and metrics and our analysis and decisions are compelled by data.
  5. You will prize leadership, but you should value teamwork and collaboration and transparency even more. We treat each other with respect. We act with honesty and integrity. We remain humble.
  6. You will innovate. We are nimble and first to market. We are not averse to risk.
  7. You will have fun. We are in the business of happiness.

Position Overview: The Senior Manager, Youth Basketball Growth & Development is responsible for developing, implementing, and evaluating youth basketball programs in the greater DMV community. Collaborating with youth and organizations that represent youth, this role will determine their needs and develop programs in response to those needs. This position will collaborate across multiple departments to support the activation and administrative duties of youth basketball programs, brand initiatives, events, and grassroots projects aimed at reaching and connecting with new and existing fans throughout the greater DMV community.

Are you passionate about basketball and growing youth sports? We'd love to hear from you!


  • Collaborate in developing and implementing strategies to continue to grow youth basketball participation, build brand visibility, and drive revenue.
  • Oversee operational logistics, planning, marketing, and execution of a variety of youth basketball initiatives – including court refurbishments, equipment donations, and league partnerships.
  • Work closely with local governments, community organizations, parks and rec departments, and local school districts to implement MSE’s youth basketball strategy and fan development strategy throughout the DMV.
  • Collaborate across internal departments on a variety of youth basketball focused activations.
  • Work on the development and implementation of a robust, basketball participation focused girls empowerment program.
  • Collaborate with Monumental Sports Network, group sales, and outside vendors on planning and execution of tentpole youth basketball event – Basketball Day in the DMV.
  • Manage MSE’s relationship with RCX and the Jr. NBA League program.
  • Collaborate with group sales on youth basketball initiatives – including camp ticket redemption program, Jr. NBA League ticket program, Wizards High School Series, etc.
  • Build and maintain relationships with top basketball facilities, basketball leagues, AAU programs, and community organizations/agencies throughout the greater DMV.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 5-7 years of prior event management and marketing experience with a track record of leading large-scale basketball events.
  • Must possess strong leadership skills; excel at building and maintaining professional relationships.
  • Ability to balance multiple projects, prioritize effectively, coordinate multiple daily tasks and meet timelines.
  • Prior experience with a professional sports team or other large sports organization is preferred.
  • Deep knowledge of youth basketball and youth sports.
  • Positive relationships with key basketball partners in the DMV is preferred.
  • Valid Driver’s license.
  • Flexible schedule to include weekends, evenings, and holidays.
  • Ability to lift and move up to 25 pounds and stand for extended periods of time.

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