This position is responsible for supporting the Labor Operations and Player Personnel areas of the Management Council and ensuring club compliance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement, Salary Cap accounting rules, and player personnel rules and policies. The candidate will focus on player transactions and player contracts, as well as non-player transactions and non-player contracts. The candidate will research, analyze, maintain and update several player and non-player information repositories, and will assist in compiling and analyzing historical data and monitoring club compliance with player personnel and CBA rules. The candidate must maintain contact with various club executives, answer questions, and offer advice regarding player contract, Salary Cap and roster scenarios. Additionally, the candidate will be responsible for managing numerous administrative processes, including audit of all signed and executed player contracts, daily reconciliation of the Salary Cap, and approval of the daily Personnel Notice. The candidate must be an effective team player, self-reliant, highly-motivated and attentive to details.
- Ensure club compliance with League rules and Policies by maintaining contact with club executives, answering questions, and offering advice regarding upcoming events.
- Assist in reviewing player contracts for compliance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement, relying on comprehensive knowledge of the CBA and Salary Cap accounting rules in order to maintain competitive equity among the 32 NFL clubs.
- Analyze and evaluate player contract clauses within framework of the Salary Cap and CBA
- Utilize in-depth knowledge of the CBA and Salary Cap rules to assist senior executives with CBA negotiating preparations
- Develop and maintain strong contacts with club personnel in order to effectively communicate, articulate, and problem solve
- Assist in the preparation of presentation materials for annual Labor Seminar
- Manage the compilation of the annual Labor Seminar book that will be provided to club executives as a reference guide of CBA rules and Salary Cap treatment
- Manage the creation of an internal database designed to document historical CBA interpretations
- Update and maintain player contract databases, utilizing them to develop trend analysis reports and contract signing overviews
- Administer daily reconciliation of the Salary Cap to ensure clubs’ compliance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
- Monitor player transactions; manage the preparation and dissemination of the daily personnel notice and daily Salary Cap reconciliation results.
- Assist in the drafting and editing of advice memoranda to executive club personnel regarding interpretations of various CBA, Salary Cap accounting, and player personnel rules.
- Manage the club document submission process, including approval of all NFL Player Contracts.
- Coordinate the process by which the department determines Draft eligibility for college players.
- Assist in administering the Player Assessment Test to college players.
- Support with the draft selection process during the NFL College Draft.
- Assist with the Non-Player Contract system, including entering transactions and contract details, ensuring accuracy of data, and providing salary analysis and hiring trends.
- Maintain the Football Administration Website to ensure accuracy of data and to provide profile reports on coach and front office personnel.
- Manage the annual revision of the Player Personnel Handbook
- Minimum three years of experience.
- Experience with a professional or collegiate sports organization.
- Extensive knowledge of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and Player Personnel rules
- Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
Other Key Attributes/Characteristics
- Strong communication skills including ability to communicate directly with club executives
- Detail-oriented and time management skills are a must
- Prior experience with, and working knowledge of, the NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement and Salary Cap system, the NFL Constitution and Bylaws and the Player Personnel Handbook
- Working knowledge of Management Council Intranet site and Electronic Contract Reporting System
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office software applications (i.e., Access, PowerPoint, Outlook and Word)
- Ability to analyze numbers and apply math relationships with speed and accuracy
- Exceptional work ethic and willingness to work beyond standard business hours when required
- Excellent organizational, communications and interpersonal skills; sound business judgment and ability to prioritize daily tasks and special projects while meeting deadlines
- Occasional travel for club visits, committee meetings, Scouting Combine, NFL Draft, etc.
Terms/Expected Hours of Work
- NFL employees are required to work 40 hours per week
- FLSA exempt.
- Extended hours and weekend work will be required at various times of the year, including during the season, free agency, and the NFL Draft.
- The NFL places a priority on having an in-person workplace, which enables us to more effectively collaborate, connect and build a workplace culture that will drive our continued success. We remain steadfast in our belief that working together as a team, in our physical office spaces, is critical to the successful execution of our season. For those reasons, we expect employees to work from an NFL office five days a week, except in limited circumstances permitted by NFL policy.
- The NFL is committed to building a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment that reflects our incredibly diverse fan base. We provide an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all employees and applicants without regard to status as protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
- We also continue to prioritize the health and safety of our NFL workforce. Consistent with that commitment, in light of the substantial and growing body of evidence that vaccinations remain the most effective protection against the spread the COVID-19, we require that members of our NFL workforce be fully vaccinated. Exceptions are available only for those who need an accommodation for a qualifying disability or sincerely held religious belief or practice.