Director of People Operations


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2. Think critically
3. Encourage creativity
4. Persevere through the noise
5. Operate like an owner
6. Be Helpful

Job Title: Director of People Operations
Location: Los Angeles Based
Job Type: Full-time
Start Date: As soon as possible
Position Overview:
The PLL is seeking a Director of People Operations to oversee Human Resources and People Operations with the goal of developing best practices and procedures to suit a fast-growing high-energy environment. The vision for this person is to have them focus on hiring and retaining the best talent, while ensuring organization transparency and fairness. This role will report to the CEO. This is a full-time position with a strong preference to be located in Los Angeles. The position offers a competitive compensation package.

  • Collaborates with senior leadership and monitors staff feedback to understand the organization’s goals and strategy related to staffing, recruiting, and retention for PLL’s Front Office.
  • Develops and implements policies and practices to support the organization’s human resource initiatives and compliance requirements, ensure proper documentation and reduce risks.
  • Oversees the administration of programs including, compensation, performance reviews, health and safety standards, culture committee and benefits for players and front office personnel.
  • Manages Front Office employee matters; disputes and investigations; disciplinary matters, performance and talent management; productivity, anti-harassment, recognition, and morale; occupational health and safety; and training and development.
  • Collaborates with Finance and Lacrosse Operations to implement effective compensation, commissions, bonus and workers compensation policies.
  • Identifies staffing and recruiting needs; develops and executes best practices for hiring and talent management and takes a hands-on approach in execution.
  • Monitors and ensures the organization’s compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and recommended best practices; reviews and modifies policies and practices to maintain compliance.
  • Maintains knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in human resources, talent management, and employment law; applies this knowledge to communicate changes in policy, practice, and resources to upper management.
  • Develops and manages a departmental budget.
  • Facilitates professional development, training, and certification activities for HR staff.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field required.
  • 7-10  years of human resource management (3-5 years supervisory) experience is required.
  • Strong preference for SHRM-SCP or PHR Certified.
  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to adapt to the needs of the organization and employees.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and execute under deadlines.
  • Thorough knowledge of employment laws and regulations. Notably in California and New York
  • Proficient with Microsoft and Google Office Suite, HRIS software including ADP Workforce Now and Lattice.

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.


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 and follow on social media:

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