The NFL Players Association is looking to add to its Player Affairs team with a new Player Manager position. The Player Affairs Department ensures that all active NFL players are educated and informed about their collectively bargained rights while also providing off-the-field direction through a number of programs and services.
The ideal candidate for the Player Manager position should have a college degree plus a minimum of three years’ experience in academic advising, counseling or athlete development. Experience working with student or professional athletes is preferred. Candidates for this role should be energetic, service-minded and a team player. You must also have a strong customer service background in addition to the ability to connect with a diverse population and build relationships. 35% travel is required for this role.
Primary responsibilities include:
Creating and developing action plans specific to aiding active players in their early career NFL lifecycle to help them experience a successful transition into The Trust, powered by the NFLPA.
Creating and maintaining player case records, plans and reports.
Conducting follow-up meetings with players to solicit feedback on program effectiveness and progress in personalized action plans.
Attending relevant events where rookie players are in attendance (i.e. NFL Combine, Debut, Rookie Premiere, and Player Director’s Rookie Meetings) with the purpose of engaging with and educating players about programs, services and support offered by the NFLPA.
Communicating and maintaining a positive working relationship with Directors of Player Engagement at each NFL club.
Managing day-to-day responsibilities of the career and education-related programs and resources; and assisting with wellness and financial programs and services.
Working closely with the Communications and other relevant departments to develop awareness campaigns and engagement strategies to effectively communicate and maximize outreach with active players.
Stays abreast of all matters concerning union business as it relates to issues including but not limited to workers’ rights, benefits, support programs and health and safety initiatives so as to provide world-class customer service to players.
The NFL Players Association is the Union representing all active NFL players. Over 60 years ago, NFL players approached owners with a list of demands, including clean socks and jocks. The fight that ensued over issues ranging from fair wages, safe working conditions and basic employee benefits formed the foundation for what is now the NFL Players Association. We serve as the voice of the players, ensuring that they are more than just employees and have a seat at the collective bargaining table as partners in the most popular and highest revenue-generating sport in America. Please visit our website to learn more about the organization: www.nflpa.com.
In addition to competitive salaries and comprehensive benefit package, the NFLPA also offers a fun, learning culture and flexible work environment.