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Manager, Special Projects & People Initiatives

About LeagueApps

LeagueApps employees love being part of a team, are eager to learn and master new skills, and are inspired by the opportunity to combine passion and purpose to impact communities through sports and innovation. We empower smart, ambitious, talented, and determined individuals to be difference makers at our company, for our partners, and for the communities that they serve.  LeagueApps is a fast-growing, venture-backed sports technology company that makes sports happen so anyone, anywhere has amazing sports experiences. We count professional leagues, teams and athletes as investors and partners, and reach millions of people every day through our best-in-class SaaS platform.  We’re looking for team members who want to be part of building the greatest local sports company in the world.

Job Summary

As Manager, Special Projects & People Initiatives, you’ll be asked to be the ultimate corporate athlete, working directly with the Management team to own and execute a wide array of projects.  Your presence will help drive initiatives that are outside the scope of many roles but are critical to growth, as well as set the stage for future innovation.

We believe that culture separates great companies from good ones, and you will be central to our people initiatives.  Among them, you’ll help manage execution of our performance management process, develop training and leadership development programs, establish learning and knowledge management systems, improve upon our HR processes, and oversee our culture activities and events, including our bi-annual team meetings and FundPlay, our charitable initiative.

Your responsibilities will also include support for management communications, ranging from writing regular updates to the team, effective meeting protocols and preparation, investor updates, and research and support for presentations.  You’ll also serve as the project manager on key executive projects, among them marketing, business development, research and strategy development.

The ideal candidate is a future entrepreneur or executive who wants to work hard, learn from everything, be a difference maker, and set themselves up for a number of possible career paths (at LeagueApps, or elsewhere).  You will have exceptional written and verbal communication skills, matched by project management capabilities that leaves no task undefined.  You work well with others, but are confident and disciplined enough to be a self-starter and self-reliant.  You anticipate what needs to be done, and are resourceful enough to get it done.  You can can communicate effectively up and down the organization.  You are a culture carrier and shaper who brings positive energy to everything you encounter.  

Bonus points if you have had exposure to HR/People operations, or you’ve served in a support capacity to leadership before.  

The position will report to the President, and will be based in our New York City location.  

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Work with management team to own and execute key executive initiatives, including research, creating and updating documents, facilitating meetings, creating presentations and project management
  • Manage execution of people initiatives including culture activities and events, performance management, training and leadership development, knowledge management, and HR processes;
  • Communicate updates on people initiatives across the company, and act as primary liaison to internal committees and working groups
  • Evaluate and implement technology platforms and processes to support the execution of initiatives
  • Serve as project manager for LeagueApps bi-annual team meetings (OTAs), including content development, logistics, team engagement, content capture, and management of administrative resource(s)
  • Run point on management communications, ranging from internal updates to investor updates, and managing recurring leadership meetings

Qualifications and Skills

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.  Your friends all came to you to proofread their papers in college.  
  • Strong project and event management skills.  You think in terms of specific tasks, and have a GTD attitude.
  • Ninja research skills.  You don’t stop on the first page of google results, and can resourcefully engage a network to get answers.
  • Superior organizational ability.  You can figuratively juggle diverse tasks and projects.
  • Exceptional people skills.  You can work with people at any level of the organization.
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel, Keynote, Powerpoint, Google Docs, strongly preferred

We encourage candidates of all experience to apply.  If the above doesn’t perfectly describe you, please get in touch anyway and tell us why you want to work with us.

Bonus Points:

  • Experience and/or exposure to people operations/HR
  • Previous experience in leadership level support
  • Event planning experience
  • Proficient in Photoshop
  • Passion and experience with playing sports

Working at LeagueApps

  • Competitive salary
  • Equity grants
  • Comprehensive Health benefits, including Medical, Dental and Vision coverage
  • Subsidies for sports leagues, gym, computers and cell phones
  • Culture and work environment that emphasizes teamwork, passion, learning, and fun.  Check out our instagram feed to see for yourself
  • Career development opportunities through team meetings, outside speakers, engagement with investors, advisors, sports influencers and athletes
  • Social impact opportunities through our FundPlay initiative that includes events, volunteering, and grantmaking
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