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VP of Community

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 The Chernin Group (TCG), Joe Tsai Sports, Brett Jefferson Holdings, The Raine Group, WWE, 35 Ventures, Creative Artists Agency (CAA), and other top investors in sports and media. For more information, visit www.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:
PLL’s VP of Community will oversee the PLL’s youth lacrosse and community/non-profit development platforms through the league’s PLL Academy and PLL Assists groups, respectively.

PLL Academy is the youth lacrosse arm of the Premier Lacrosse League. It is one of five revenue-generating units for the business, which currently produces seven figures in top-line revenue annually. Focused on player-driven instructional events, PLL Academy currently runs more than 90 events per year spanning camps, clinics, and specialty training events for boys and girls. The business unit currently employs 8 FTEs.

The goal of the PLL Assists group is to grow the sport of lacrosse with an emphasis on honoring the game’s heritage, inspiring inclusivity, engaging with our communities, and promoting healthy & sustainable living. PLL Assists works to proactively navigate social change, bring awareness to marginalized members of society, garner support for those in need, and foster continual growth of our great sport. PLL Assists drives these efforts through fundraising, awareness, and education building initiatives both internally and externally, non-profit partnerships, and D&I initiatives. It is currently in the process of converting to a 501c(3).

The VP of Community will be the highest-ranking member of the PLL Academy and PLL Assists teams. The role will be charged with full P&L ownership, strategic oversight, sales excellence, execution, and direct employee management. As a member of the PLL’s leadership team, the VP of Community will have input on strategic decision-making for the Premier Lacrosse League and will work cross-functionally across all departments within the PLL.

Location:
Candidates must be willing to relocate to Los Angeles, CA (PLL HQ) or New York, NY (PLL satellite office).

Key Objectives/Responsibilities:
  1. Ownership of the development and execution of long-term multi-year growth strategies for PLL Academy and PLL Assists
  2. Manage the core PLL Academy event portfolio while developing, sourcing, and growing new revenue opportunities in the youth space
  3. Potentially acquire and then manage certain aspects of youth lacrosse
  4. Aggressively expand the number of youth lacrosse players that the PLL interacts with on an annual basis
  5. Manage team members to quarterly goals to ensure annual OKRs and projections are met
  6. Identify and execute upon opportunities for synergy between PLL Academy and PLL Assists to further develop and grow the sport of lacrosse
  7. Work cross-functionally to integrate and intertwine both groups more deeply across the business internally
  8. Oversee conversion of PLL Assists to 501c(3) and develop a fundraising strategy to significantly grow financial impact driven to partner entities
  9. Maintain a consistently high-quality event product which meets the rigorous standards of the Premier Lacrosse League
  10. Work directly with PLL Athletes to provide a significant lever for additional income
Requirements and Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher required
  • Minimum 8 years+ experience required; excellent leadership and experience managing teams
  • High intelligence with a true entrepreneurial risk mentality; strong analytical & strategic thinking
  • Ability to formulate and execute a high-level strategic vision
  • Strong knowledge of and ability to manage a team against a P&L; basic financial acumen required
  • Experience in operations or events a plus; must demonstrate superior levels of personal organization and linear thinking
  • Experience in sales or leading sales teams is a plus
  • Ability to learn and adapt very quickly; must learn the PLL front-to-back in a short period of time
  • Expectation for weekend travel (12-18 weekends / year)
  • Background in sports – particularly lacrosse – is a plus
  • Self-motivated and self-directed
Compensation and Benefits: Competitive base salary, equity ownership in the league, flexible PTO, and health benefits.

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