Baseball Operations-National Team Championship Intern #2

USA Baseball - Durham, NC4.7

Part-time | InternshipEstimated: $27,000 - $35,000 a year
1)March 16 – July 17, 2020 - Part-time hours March 16 - May 15; 40+ hours May 18 – July 17, 2020
2) March 16 – August 14, 2020 - Part-time hours March 16 - May 15; 40+ hours May 18 – August 14, 2020
3) April 1 – August 31, 2020 - 40+ hours
4) May 4 – July 31, 2020 - Part-time hours May 4 - May 15; 40+ hours May 18 – July 31, 2020
5) May 4 – July 31, 2020 - Part-time hours May 4 - May 15; 40+hours May 18 – July 31, 2020

  • End date can vary depending on intern’s availability and program assignment following the National Team Championships
  • This is a paid position
Position Reports To:
Arizona Championships - Director, Baseball Operations (Ben Kelley and Brett Curll)
Florida Championships - Director, Baseball Operations (Charles Lane)
North Carolina Championships/NTIS - Director, Baseball Operations (Charles Lane) and Assistant Director, Baseball Operations (Ann Claire Roberson)

Position Background: Anyone applying for the position of Intern, Baseball Operations will work directly with USA Baseball’s National Team Championships. The National Team Championships are the primary identification events for players to be considered for the 15U National Team or the 14U, 16U and 17U National Team Development Programs. Through these events, USA Baseball provides an opportunity for 400+ teams to showcase their ability against teams from all across the country. The USA Baseball National Team Championships - Arizona will be held in Glendale, Goodyear and Peoria, Ariz. Palm Beach County, Fla., will host the USA Baseball National Team Championships – Florida, and the USA Baseball National Training Complex will host the National Team Championships – North Carolina.
In addition to working with the National Team Championships, interns will assist with the implementation of the 13U/14U Athlete Development Program, 16U and 17U National Team Development Program, 15U National Team, and/or National Team Identification Series after returning from Florida or Arizona.

Position Responsibilities:
Serve as the main point of contact for teams, parents, and players attending the National Team Championships.
Provide administrative support for National Team Championships including but not limited to gathering rosters, insurance information, communicating with teams via phone and email, and fielding questions about the event from teams, parents, participants, and scouts.
Supplement in-event communication through various social media outlets.
Travel to one of the National Team Championships sites (Jupiter, Fla. or Phoenix, Ariz.) to execute tournament operations during the months of June and July.
Conduct on-site registration, oversee tournament operations at an assigned MLB Spring Training complex, and serve as the complex’s main USA Baseball representative – managing all USA Baseball and tournament staff (scouts, scorekeepers, gate staff, etc.).
Provide administrative and operational assistance for a USA Baseball National Team, National Team Development Program, and/or National Team Identification Series.
Assist other departments within the organization as necessary, both administratively and operationally.

Preferred Qualifications:
Management or leadership experience preferred
Able to relocate to Raleigh/ Durham, North Carolina by start date
Available to travel to Florida or Arizona during the months of June and July
Proficient in Microsoft Office and the ability to learn new software and registration platforms such as League Apps and TeamWorks
Able to complete individual tasks in a timely fashion in order to advance the team’s overall progress
Professional communication skills, both in person and via phone, email, etc.
Ability to establish and maintain relationships with various staff members, scouts and coaches
Flexible and willing to perform other tasks as assigned
Ability to problem solve in stressful situations and prioritize necessary tasks
Highly organized with great attention to detail
Ability to communicate information over a broad network with efficiency, clarity and effectiveness
Knowledge of Spanish language is beneficial
Lift/Carry up to 50 lbs.
Have an efficient understanding about the sport of baseball
Weekend availability and able to provide personal transportation to and from all USA Baseball events taking place at the National Training Complex in Cary, NC from March – August.

Required Education:
Candidates should be in possession of, or working toward, a Associates, Bachelor or Master’s degree.

About USA Baseball
USA Baseball is the National Governing Body for the sport of baseball in the United States and is a member of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and the World Baseball Softball Confederation. The organization selects and trains the Olympic, Pan Am, Premier 12 and World Baseball Classic teams (and all other USA Baseball Professional Teams); the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team; the USA Baseball 18U, 15U and 12U National Teams; and the USA Baseball Women’s National Team, all of which participate in various international competitions each year.

The organization is responsible for the proliferation and health of the sport, and leads a number of amateur initiatives including PLAYBALL and Pitch Smart. USA Baseball also presents the Golden Spikes Award annually to the top amateur baseball player in the country.