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Director of Event Operations

Mission

To trailblaze a future of professional sports that is player-led and fan-focused.

Core Values

Stay Grounded

Think Critically

Encourage Creativity

Persevere through the noise

Operate like an owner

Be Helpful

About:
The Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) is a men’s professional lacrosse league in North America, composed of 8 teams with the best players in the world. Co-founded by lacrosse superstar Paul Rabil and his brother, serial entrepreneur and investor, Mike Rabil, the Premier Lacrosse League is backed by an investment group composed of Joe Tsai Sports, Brett Jefferson Holdings, The Raine Group, Creative Artists Agency (CAA), and other top investors in sports and media. For more information, visitwww.premierlacrosseleague.com and follow on social media: Instagram (@PLL), Twitter (@PremierLacrosse), Facebook (@PremierLacrosseLeague) and YouTube (YouTube.com/PLL).
Company Values:
  1. Stay grounded
  2. Think critically
  3. Encourage creativity
  4. Persevere through the noise
  5. Operate like an owner
  6. Be helpful
Position Overview:
The PLL is seeking a Director of Event Operations to lead and execute a portfolio of 7-10 PLL events from start to finish (i.e. from venue identification and contracting through event execution and reconciliation).  In the off-season, daily responsibilities will involve: leading the site selection process for 7-10 venues (identification through contract execution), managing external partners and vendors (e.g. LEP agency, broadcast partners from an operational perspective), securing CVB/Sports Tourism support, budgeting and more.  During the season, the role will be the company leader for their portfolio of events.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: pre-event coordination and planning internally/externally, Premier Zone design, developing event riders and acting as the on site leader for each event and the main point of contact for the venue and PLL staff, full P&L ownership of event costs and more.  In addition, the Event Director will lead specialty off-season events. The role will report to the PLL’s COO and will work collaboratively with the rest of the Event Operations team.
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher required
  • Minimum 5 years experience in event project management experience preferred; specifically, in sports and/or entertainment industries.
  • Must have management experience both in office and on event sites.
  • Strong interpersonal, presentation, negotiation, written and communication skills. Comfortable leading strategic discussions with groups of executives to gain consensus on strategic initiatives and tactics. Able to think “outside the box”.
  • Detail-oriented, self-motivated and results-focused with strong problem solving and decision-making skills. Able to maintain composure under pressure and remain diplomatic. Execution-focused mindset, analytical and balanced approach to problem-solving.
  • Proactive self-starter with a sense of urgency and the ability to adjust to changing priorities.
  • Proven ability to impact and drive success in a fast-paced multi-site environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a team of employees. Managing day to day workloads and effectively prioritizing and delegating projects/tasks both in office and on site.
  • Able and excited to travel nationwide to 7-10 events, with the majority taking place during the summer.
  • Strong budgeting and financial management abilities, Excel and PowerPoint skills are a must.
Roles and Responsibilities
  • Lead venue search and contract process for 7-10 markets. Assist with venue/MSA identification, contract negotiation and management, venue relations, site visits and close-out process with each venue post-event.
  • Oversee all aspects of event delivery for Director’s event portfolio working alongside PLL’s 3rd party event production partner. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: budgeting/management, site planning, permits/approvals, logistical timelines, production ROS and scripting, logistics preparation, staffing, vendor sourcing and negotiation management, contract management, RFP management, cross-company collaboration and operational support (i.e. ticketing, sponsorship, merchandise, etc.), pre-event communications internally and externally, event execution, and post-event recap and reconciliation.
  • Ensure each event is executed with seamless operational delivery, maximum customer satisfaction, within budget and up to PLL standards.
  • Manage schedules, budgets, project scope, assets, and overall project organization to ensure requirements and project delivery dates are clearly communicated, understood and executed.
  • Source vendors, communicate with the venue, and provide on site leadership and management.
  • Assess and implement strategic workflow processes and procedures that maximize efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Contribute to short and long-term organizational planning and strategy. Develop new and/or grow event properties in accordance with the organization’s strategic plan.
  • Manage event P&Ls across the Director’s venue portfolio.
  • This description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions, it does not restrict other tasks that may be assigned.
We require Covid-19 vaccination. We will consider reasonable accommodations only for valid and documented medical reasons or sincerely held religious beliefs. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.

Premier Lacrosse League is an equal opportunity employer. Premier Lacrosse League is committed to the principles of equal employment. We are committed to complying with all federal, state, and local laws providing equal employment opportunities, and all other employment laws and regulations. It is our intent to maintain a work environment that is free of harassment, discrimination, or retaliation because of age, race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and/or related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local laws. The Company is dedicated to the fulfillment of this policy in regard to all aspects of employment, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, placement, transfer, training, promotion, rates of pay, and other compensation, termination, and all other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment.

ABOUT THE PLL

The Premier Lacrosse League (2020 SBJ Sports Breakthrough of the Year) is a North American outdoor professional lacrosse league featuring the world’s 200 best players. Co-founded by lacrosse superstar Paul Rabil and his brother, serial entrepreneur, and investor, Mike Rabil, the Premier Lacrosse League is backed by an investment group composed of Joe Tsai Sports, Brett Jefferson Holdings, The Raine Group, Creative Artists Agency (CAA), and other leading sports and media executives, entrepreneurs, and investors. The PLL season is distributed through an exclusive media-rights agreement with NBC Sports Group. The league has partnered with blue chips brands through its first two years of play, such as Ticketmaster, Gatorade, and Progressive. For more information, visit www.premierlacrosseleague.com and follow on social media:

Instagram: @PLL

Twitter: @PremierLacrosse

Facebook: @PremierLacrosseLeague

Youtube: YouTube.com/PLL