Director, Draft Operations

| Greater NYC Area

Primary Responsibilities:

Rule 4 Draft Operations: manage the planning, preparation and execution of the Rule 4 Draft

  • Draft Planning and Execution: collaborate with other MLB departments (g., Special Events, PR, Design Services) and Clubs on the planning and execution of the Draft
  • Draft Eligibility and Administration: manage process for determining Draft eligibility of amateur players and other administrative tasks necessary for the execution of the Draft
  • Draft IT Systems: work with IT to develop and test the Draft eligibility and Draft operations functionality in the MLB Draft Prospect Link and EBIS

Scouting Information and Data: oversee Commissioner’s Office programs to provide data, video and other information to Clubs for players eligible for the Rule 4 Draft

  • MLB Draft Prospect Link: oversee the development and administration of the MLB Draft Prospect Link to streamline biographical and medical information collection process
  • Data and Video: work with internal MLB video staff and third-party vendors on video and data coverage for domestic scouting events
  • Top Prospects Pre-Draft Programs: oversee the execution of the Top 50 Pitchers Pre-Draft MRI Program and the Top 300 Prospects Medical Information Program
  • Other Data and Information Services: manage other domestic scouting data services and identify new opportunities to provide support for Club scouting operations

Amateur Scouting Strategy & Relationships: help to set Commissioner’s Office strategy for domestic amateur and work with other MLB departments, USA Baseball and third parties to execute strategy

  • Joint USAB-MLB Initiatives: work closely with USA Baseball, Baseball Development, and other MLB departments on the PDP and PDP League, including the selection of players, schedule and programming, and promotion/marketing of the League
  • Third-Party Events and Vendors: work with third-party domestic scouting events and vendors to further Commissioner’s Office goals for domestic scouting and the Rule 4 Draft
  • Analysis: Complete analysis of domestic amateur and Rule 4 Draft topics for Commissioner’s Office and Clubs
  • Internal Collaboration: work closely with International Operations to share best practices from each area of amateur talent acquisition and collaborate where possible

Club Support: assist Clubs and serve as key point of contact on any topics related to the Rule 4 Draft or domestic scouting, including i) interpretation of and compliance with Draft rules and policies; and ii) collecting feedback on the Commissioner’s Office priorities and strategy in this area

Special Projects and Other League Economics & Operations Responsibilities: Other projects as assigned by Vice President, League Economics

Desired Skills:

  • Very strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong quantitative background including experience working with large data sets and leading complex analysis
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Powerpoint)
  • Experience with SQL—or other relational database platforms—and statistical modeling software (R, STATA, etc.)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to manage relationships in a fast-paced business environment
  • Familiarity with, and interest in, Major League Baseball, particularly in Rule 4 draft, scouting and amateur baseball.

Experience:

  • Undergraduate degree with strong academic performance, preferably including a focus in scientific or other quantitative coursework
  • 3-5 years professional experience preferred
  • Previous experience with an MLB Club or the Commissioner’s Office preferred
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Technology we use

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Location

Located in midtown west Manhattan across from Radio City Music Hall, offer an easy commute. Great restaurants, heart of New York City, let's go!

What are Major League Baseball Perks + Benefits

Major League Baseball Benefits Overview

We know that our employees' performance is directly related the environment that they're in. That's why at MLB, we provide exceptional Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage - premiums 100 percent employer covered - so you can focus on being your best.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company's diversity and inclusion initiatives
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Vision plan has only a $10 co-pay for annual eye exams and maximum out of pocket cost of $25 for glasses and/or contact lens.
Health Insurance Benefits
Health insurance policy covers 100% of premiums, with no deductible and minimum co-pays when in-network.
Life Insurance
Life insurance is equal to 3 times an employee's annual salary. Premiums 100% employer covered.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Automatic annual employer contribution to 401(k)!
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 4 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker.
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
We often sponsor family oriented events!
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
We typically host company outings Quarterly.
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Our mentorship program includes Career mentoring.
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
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